INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – The Indiana Pacers beat the Miami Heat 99-92 last night to even the NBA’s Eastern Conference finals at two games apiece. Roy Hibbert had 23 points and 12 rebounds and helped the Pacers outscore the Heat 52-30 in the paint. Lance Stephenson added 20 points for the Pacers, who closed the game on a 16-6 run after falling behind 86-83
UNDATED (AP) – The Atlanta Hawks and Phoenix Suns have found new head coaches. The Hawks have hired longtime assistant Mike Budenholzer to replace Larry Drew, whose contract was not renewed after four seasons. And former Suns player Jeff Hornacek (HOHR’-nah-sehk) is back with the team as head coach.
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Justin Williams scored twice and Jonathan Quick stopped 25 shots as the Kings downed the San Jose Sharks 2-1 to advance to the NHL’s Western Conference finals. Williams opened the scoring with a power-play goal in the second period before making it 2-0 just 2:57 later. Quick closed out the victory while the Sharks outshot the Kings 14-4 in the final period.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) – A Rutgers University dean who took part in the search for a new athletic director said Tuesday that she is “mystified” and “dumbfounded” that a search firm didn’t find red flags about the woman who was chosen for the job. Julie Hermann was involved in a discrimination lawsuit while an administrator at Louisville, where an assistant track coach said she was fired for complaining about discriminatory treatment. Discussions also continue about Hermann’s alleged treatment of players while she was a volleyball coach at Tennessee in the 1990s.
PARIS (AP) – Men’s second seed Roger Federer, fourth seed David Ferrer (fuh-REHR’), women’s third seed Victoria Azarenka and No. 4 Agnieszka Radwanska (ag-NAYS’-ah rad-WAHN’-skah) are part of today’s schedule at the French Open. Azarenka’s match against Elena Vesnina (vehz-NEE’-nuh) was among 10 first-round matches postponed yesterday due to rain delays. Top-seed Novak Djokovic (NOH’-vak JOH’-kuh-vich) made his way into the second round yesterday, as did Sam Stosur (STOH’-sur).