MIAMI (AP) – LeBron James had his 10th career postseason triple-double, but the San Antonio still took Game 1 of the NBA Finals 92-88 over the Heat in Miami. James finished with 18 points, 18 rebounds and 10 assists but shot just 7-for-16. Tony Parker scored a team-high 21 points for the Spurs, including a game-clinching basket with 5.2 seconds to play.
DENVER (AP) – The Denver Nuggets have parted company with head coach George Karl after 8 1/2 seasons and nine straight playoff appearances. Karl was just named the NBA’s Coach of the Year award after guiding the Nuggets to a team-record 57 wins, but the club was bounced in the Western Conference quarterfinals for the fourth consecutive year.
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Marian Hossa (HOH’-sah) scored 70 seconds into the third period to give the Chicago Blackhawks a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings and a three-games-to-one lead in the NHL’s Western Conference finals. The Kings led 2-1 late in the second period until Patrick Kane notched his first goal in eight games. Bryan Bickell had a goal and an assist for the Hawks, who can wrap up the series at home on Saturday.
PARIS (AP) – Top seed Serena Williams will take on No. 2 Maria Sharapova in Saturday’s French Open women’s final. Williams needed just 46 minutes to beat fifth seed Sara Errani 6-love, 6-1 in yesterday’s semifinals. Sharapova split her first two sets before posting a 6-1, 2-6, 6-4 win over No. 3 Victoria Azarenka.
MEMPHIS (AP) – Davis Love III owns a share of the lead heading into the second round of the St. Jude Classic in Memphis, the final tuneup before the U.S. Open. The 49-year-old Love opened with a 4-under-par 66 that leaves him tied with five others. Stuart Appleby, Harris English, Nathan Green, Martin Flores and Glen Day are the other co-leaders.