LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — LeBron James recorded a triple-double and the Los Angeles Lakers nailed down their 17th NBA championship with a 106-103 victory over the Miami Heat. James finished with 28 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists in securing his fourth career NBA title. Anthony Davis and Rajon Rondo each added 19 points, two more than Kentavious Caldwell-Pope.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Mike Zunino’s RBI single in the fifth inning broke a 1-1 deadlock and sent the Tampa Bay Rays to a 2-1 win against Houston in Game 1 of the American League Championship Series. Jose Altuve launched a solo shot two batters into the game, but the Rays knotted the score on Randy Arozarena’s solo blast in the fourth. Diego Castillo closed it out after working out of a one-out, bases-loaded jam in the eighth.
ARLINGTON, Texas. (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys will spend the rest of the season without quarterback Dak Prescott after he sustained a fractured and dislocated right ankle in the third quarter of yesterday’s 37-34 win over the New York Giants. Prescott’s injury occurred while being hauled down by Giants defensive back Logan Ryan, one series after he made his first career touchdown reception. Andy Dalton took over and led a drive that ended with Greg Zuerlein’s field goal as time expired.
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR will crown a new champion this year following Kyle Busch’s elimination in the second round of the playoffs. Chase Elliott won Sunday’s race on the hybrid road course-oval at Charlotte Motor Speedway. He won for the second consecutive year at “The Roval” and extended his winning streak on road courses to four straight dating to last season.
UNDATED (AP) — A person with knowledge of the deal says 2018 Hart Trophy winner Taylor Hall has accepted a one-year, $8 million package with the Buffalo Sabres. Hall was regarded to be the top forward available on the free agent market once it opened Friday. He has topped 20 goals five times, including posting career bests with 39 goals and 93 points with New Jersey in 2017-18.