KWBG Sports for June 9th

Posted on 09 June 2014 by KWBG

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — LeBron James scored 35 points on 14 of 22 shooting and had 10 rebounds as the Miami Heat beat San Antonio 98-96 to even the NBA Finals at a game apiece. Chris Bosh chipped in 18 points for the Heat, including a go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:18 remaining. Tony Parker finished with 21 points and Tim Duncan added 18 for the Spurs, but they each missed two free throws during a nine second span and San Antonio ahead by just two midway through the fourth quarter.

PARIS (AP) — Rafael Nadal is the French Open champion for the ninth time after successfully defending his title for the fourth straight year. Nadal was a 3-6, 7-5, 6-2, 6-4 winner against second-seed Novak Djokovic (NOH’-vak JOH’-kuh-vich), who will also lose his No. 1 ranking to Nadal today. It was their 12th Grand Slam meeting, with Nadal owning a 9-3 record that includes six wins in Paris.

LONG LOND, Pa. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. passed Brad Keselowski with five laps to go and won the Pocono 400. He paired his first career win at Pocono with his Daytona 500 championship for his first multi-win season since 2004. Keselowski finished second, followed by Kurt Busch, Denny Hamlin and Kyle Larson.

MEMPHIS (AP) — Ben Crane closed with a 3-over 73 to win the weather-plagued St. Jude Classic by one shot over Troy Merritt. Crane finished 10-under and earned first victory since 2011 despite playing his last two rounds at 2-over. Phil Mickelson was four shots back in his final tuneup before the U.S. Open.

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Mitch Moreland will be lost to the Texas Rangers for about three months after undergoing ankle surgery. He was trying to play through the pain in his left ankle while Prince Fielder recovers from neck surgery last month. The Rangers are a banged up club with about a dozen players sidelined by an array of injuries.

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