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Heat, Lakers win…Knights blank stars…Broncos lose Miller

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Heat have closed out their Eastern Conference semifinal series, while the Los Angeles Lakers have taken a 2-1 lead in the West. Jimmy Butler and Goran Dragic each scored 17 points as the Heat knocked out the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 5, 113-107. LeBron James scored 36 points in his league-record 162nd playoff win, leading the Lakers to a 112-102 win over Houston.

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Robin Lehner picked up his fourth shutout of the Stanley Cup playoffs and the Vegas Golden Knights did their scoring in the second period of a 3-0 win over Dallas. Lehner needed to make just 24 saves, nine coming over the second half of the third period. Paul Stastny (STAS’-nee) opened the scoring and set up William Karlsson’s power-play goal about 3 ½ minutes later.

DENVER (AP) — A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press the Denver Broncos fear star linebacker Von Miller suffered a season-ending ankle injury toward the end of Tuesday’s practice. The practice took place indoors because of a snowstorm that struck the Rocky Mountains after a series of upper-90s and 100-degree days. Miller appeared primed for a big season following an offseason in which he added several pounds of muscle and said he had rededicated himself to the sport.

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals have agreed to a two-year contract extension with star receiver DeAndre Hopkins that will keep the three-time All-Pro in Arizona through the 2024 season. The NFL Network reported that the extension is worth $54.5 million over two years, with $42.75 million guaranteed. The deal also has a no-trade clause and no-franchise tag clause.

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres have put first baseman Eric Hosmer on the 10-day injured list with a broken left index finger. Manager Jayce Tingler said the recovery time could be two to three weeks, leaving the charging Padres without one of their better hitters. Hosmer is batting .288 with eight home runs and 32 RBIs.

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