Sports News-June 17, 2013
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The San Antonio Spurs have a 3-2 lead in the NBA Finals after Tony Parker scored a game-high 26 points and Manu Ginobili added 24 in a 114-104 triumph against the Miami Heat. Danny Green also scored 24 points and broke Ray Allen's record for most three-pointers made in a final series. Dwyane Wade and LeBron James each had a team-high 25 points for the Heat but shot a combined 18-44.
Justin Rose has become the first Englishman to win the U.S. Open since Tony Jacklin in 1970. Rose closed with an even-par 70 for a one-over total, two strokes ahead of third-round leader Phil Mickelson and Jason Day. Mickelson carried a one-stroke lead into the final round before posting his sixth U.S. Open runner-up finish, extending his record.
Greg Biffle won at Michigan International Speedway for the second straight year, finishing nearly three seconds ahead of Kevin Harvick. It was Biffle's first win since he overtook Jimmie Johnson to win at Michigan International Speedway in August. Martin Truex Jr. was third, followed by Kyle Busch and Tony Stewart.
Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Alex Cobb has left the hospital, one day after he was hit in the right ear by a line drive. The Rays said he will be placed on the seven-day concussion list. There was no timetable for when Cobb will rejoin the rotation.
North Carolina State's Carlos Rodon pitched eight shutout innings to lead the Wolfpack to an 8-1 win over ACC rival North Carolina at the College World Series in Omaha. Rodon held the top national seed Tar Heels hitless into the fifth inning. Next up for NC State is UCLA, which held off LSU 2-1. Adam Plutko and two relievers limited LSU to five hits, and UCLA turned both of the Tigers' errors into runs in the sixth and eighth innings. Today's games at TD Ameritrade Park have Oregon State meeting Louisville in a 2:00 elimination game and Mississippi State playing Indiana at 7:00 in the winner's bracket.
Wayne State College Director of Athletics Mike Powicki announced Saturday that head men's basketball coach Paul Combs has resigned his position at the school and accepted the head men's basketball position at Carroll University in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Combs spent four seasons as head coach at Wayne State, compiling a 54-58 overall record and a 39-47 mark in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference. He led the Wildcats this past season to a 17-12 record, going 11-11 in the NSIC. It was the first winning season for the Wildcats since the 2007-08 campaign and the 17 wins were the most by a Wayne State men's basketball team since the 1999-2000 season when WSC went 26-6 in Greg McDermott's final season with the Wildcats. Wayne State has now moved their focus to a national search for their next head men's basketball coach.
Local Schedule: Omaha Storm Chasers at Iowa (Bsbl-12:05).
Local Scores: Kansas City Paiola 11 Nfk Seniors 1; Nfk Seniors 18 Sioux Falls (307) 11 (Sioux Falls Bsbl Tourn.); Nfk Golden Girls 18's 4 Nebraska Storm 3; Wayne Dirt Devils 5 Nfk Golden Girls 18's 4 (8 Inn.) (Columbus SB Tourn.); Omaha Storm Chasers 3 Iowa 1 (Bsbl).
Final Cleveland 2 Washington 0
Final Baltimore 6 Boston 3
Final Kansas City 5 Tampa Bay 3
Final Houston 5 Chi White Sox 4
Final Detroit 5 Minnesota 2
Final Toronto 7 Texas 2
Final N-Y Yankees 6 L.A. Angels 5
Final Oakland 10 Seattle 2
Final N-Y Mets 4 Chi Cubs 3
Final Cincinnati 5 Milwaukee 1
Final Miami 7 St. Louis 2
Final Pittsburgh 6 L.A. Dodgers 3
Final San Diego 4 Arizona 1
Final Colorado 5 Philadelphia 2
Final Atlanta 3 San Francisco 0
NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS
Final San Antonio 114 Miami 104
Final Washington 64 Indiana 60
Final Atlanta 88 Chicago 74
Final OT Phoenix 108 Tulsa 103
Final Seattle 78 Connecticut 66