Heat take control, Blazers stay alive...Clippers CEO says Sterling will sell...Habs, Ducks win

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Associated Press

Posted on May 13, 2014 at 5:08 AM

Updated Tuesday, May 13 at 6:04 PM

UNDATED (AP) — Miami and San Antonio have three-games-to-one leads in the NBA's conference semifinals following the Heat's win and the Spurs loss. LeBron James tied a playoff career high with 49 points and Chris Bosh hit a tiebreaking 3-pointer in the final minute of the Heat's 102-96 victory at Brooklyn. Damian Lillard finished with 25 points and the Portland Trail Blazers outscored the Spurs 35-20 in the third quarter of a 103-92 triumph against San Antonio.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The interim CEO chosen by the NBA to run the Los Angeles Clippers says he's confident the league will succeed in forcing a sale of the team owned by Donald Sterling since 1981. Dick Parsons says a prolonged legal battle is in no one's interest, and he would hope one could be avoided. Sterling has been banned for life by the NBA and fined $2.5 million after recordings of him making racist comments surfaced.

UNDATED (AP) — The Montreal Canadiens forced a Game 7 in the NHL's conference semifinals, while the Anaheim Ducks took a three-games-to-two lead. Thomas Vanek scored twice and Carey Price stopped 26 shots in the Canadiens' 4-0 shutout of Boston. Devante Smith-Pelly scored twice during an 83-second span early in the second period to lift the Ducks past Los Angeles 4-3.

TORONTO (AP) — Mark Buehrle (BUR'-lee) is the majors' first seven-game winner of the season. The Toronto Blue Jays pitcher is 7-1 with a 2.04 ERA after allowing two runs in six innings of a 7-3 win over the Los Angeles Angels. The 35-year-old lefty gave up six hits and five walks but kept the Angels scoreless after Mike Trout's two-run double in the third.

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — The Cleveland Browns have released veteran quarterback Vince Young a few days after drafting Johnny Manziel. Young was thrilled to be getting a chance to revive his career, but will now have to try to do it elsewhere. Young hasn't played in an NFL regular-season game since 2011.

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