MIAMI (AP) — The San Antonio Spurs set an NBA Finals record by hitting 76 percent of their shots in the first half of a 111-92 rout of the Heat in Miami. Kawhi (kah-WY’) Leonard hit his first six shots and scored 18 of his career-high 29 points in the first half. LeBron James and Dwayne (dwayn) Wade each had 22 points for the Heat, who will try to even the series at two games apiece when they host the Spurs tomorrow night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Shelly Sterling’s attorney will be in probate court Wednesday to seek an emergency order for a hearing so a judge can confirm her authority to sell the Los Angeles Clippers, according to an individual familiar with the matter. She brokered the $2 billion sale of the team to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, but her husband and co-owner Donald Sterling is fighting to keep control of the franchise. Donald Sterling was suspended for life by NBA commissioner Adam Silver for making racist comments to a girlfriend that were recorded and publicized.
SEAL BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Former big-league pitcher Bob Welch has died at the age of 57. Welch broke into the majors in 1978 and finished 211-146 with a 3.47 ERA in 17 seasons with the Dodgers and Athletics. Authorities have not released the cause of death.
HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans say offensive tackle David Quessenberry has lymphoma and has been placed on the NFL’s non-football illness list. The team says the 23-year-old Quessenberry had a persistent cough over the past week and was tired, prompting him to seek an evaluation. He is being treated at a Houston-area hospital.
MIAMI (AP) — A second suspect in the slaying of Washington Redskins defensive back Sean Taylor has been sentenced to life in prison without parole after being convicted today of murder and burglary. A 12-person jury deliberated nearly four hours before finding Jason Mitchell guilty of first-degree felony murder and armed burglary. Taylor was shot to death in a bungled 2007 burglary in his Miami-area home.