BOSTON (AP) – The Boston Bruins own a 3-0 lead in the NHL’s Eastern Conference finals following last night’s 2-1, double-overtime win over the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Bruins scored 1:02 into the game but didn’t get another goal until Patrice Bergeron (pah-TREES’ BEHR’-zhur-ahn) scored from the slot at 15:19 of the second OT. Tuukka (TOO’-kah) Rask turned back 53 shots for the Bruins, who can close out the series at home tomorrow night.
MIAMI (AP) – LeBron James leads his Miami Heat into Game 1 of the NBA Finals against the visiting San Antonio Spurs later today. The series comes six years after the Spurs swept James and the Cleveland Cavaliers to win their fourth NBA championship, the last time San Antonio was in the finals. James has guided the Heat into the last three finals, winning last year.
ATLANTA (AP) – Atlanta pitcher Julio Teheran (TEH’-rahn) flirted with baseball’s first no-hitter of 2013. Teheran pitched seven and two-third hitless innings before pinch-hitter Brandon Inge (IHNJ) broke up the no-hit bid with a line single in the Braves’ 5-0 win over the Pirates. Teheran fanned 11 in his eight innings in the Braves’ fifth straight win.
PARIS (AP) -Today’s French Open schedule is highlighted by women’s semifinal action. Top seed Serena Williams will face fifth seed Sara Errani after No. 2 Maria Sharapova goes against No. 3 Victoria Azarenka. Sharapova was almost dispatched yesterday, losing the first set before beating Jelena Jankovic love-6, 6-4, 6-3.
NEW YORK (AP) -Kentucky Derby winner Orb has been made the morning-line 3-to-1 favorite in a field of 14 horses competing in Saturday’s Belmont Stakes. Orb will break from the No. 5 post while Preakness winner Oxbow is third choice in the morning line and will break from the No. 7 spot.