MIAMI (AP) – The Miami Heat have a three-games-to-two lead in the NBA’s Eastern Conference finals after outscoring Indiana 30-13 in the third quarter of a 90-79 win over the Pacers. LeBron James had 30 points, eight rebounds and six assists for the Heat, who were tied at 53 before outscoring the Pacers 17-4 over the final 4 1/2 minutes of the third quarter. Miami will try to wrap up their third straight berth in the NBA Finals on Saturday at Indianapolis.
NEW YORK (AP) – Miami’s LeBron James and Indiana’s David West and Lance Stephenson have been fined $5,000 apiece by the NBA for violating the league’s anti-flopping policy. James and West were penalized for the same play during Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – The Green Bay Packers have signed running back Eddie Lacy, their second-round pick in this year’s NFL draft. The 5-foot-11, 230-pound Lacy earned first-team all-SEC honors last year after rushing for 1,322 yards and 17 touchdowns at Alabama. He finished with a career average of 6.77 yards per rush.
PARIS (AP) – Women’s No. 1 Serena Williams and second seed Maria Sharapova are among those scheduled to hit the courts at the French Open today. Action on the men’s side includes matches by second seed Roger Federer, third seed Rafael Nadal and No. 4 David Ferrer (feh-FEHR’). Men’s top seed Novak Djokovic (NOH’-vak JOH’-kuh-vich) was among yesterday’s winners, as were Victoria Azarenka and Jelena Jankovic (yeh-LAY’-nuh YANK’-oh-vihch).
DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) – Charl Schwartzel has a one-shot lead over Scott Piercy heading into the second round of the Memorial in Dublin, Ohio. Schwartzel carded 10 birdies in firing a 7-under-par 65. Tiger Woods finds himself six strokes back following a 1-under 71.