LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Heat and Los Angeles Lakers will open the NBA Finals on Wednesday. The Heat advanced by reeling off a 26-6 run in the fourth quarter to turn a 96-90 deficit into a 125-113 win over the Boston Celtics. Bam Adebayo (ad-eh-BY’-oh) scored a season-high 32 points and grabbed 14 rebounds for the Heat.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Philip Rivers moved up the NFL’s all-time lists in three categories while guiding the Indianapolis Colts to a 36-7 rout of the New York Jets. Rivers became the sixth player in NFL history to throw for more than 60,000 yards. He also became the sixth player to throw 400 career touchdown passes, and moved ahead of Dan Marino for fifth place all-time in career completions.
UNDATED (AP) — Ron Roenicke has been told he will not return as manager of the Boston Red Sox, ending a one-year, shotgun stopgap on the final day of a pandemic-shortened season that resulted in a last-place finish in the AL East. Roenicke was hired on the eve of spring training after Alex Cora was implicated in Houston’s sign stealing scandal.
UNDATED (AP) — The Minnesota Twins won the AL Central yesterday and the Milwaukee Brewers claimed the final NL wild-card berth despite losses by both teams. The Twins wrapped up a division title when the Chicago White Sox dropped a 10-8 decision to the Cubs. The Brewers advanced with losses by the Philadelphia Phillies and San Francisco Giants.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Kurt Busch ended an 0-for-21 losing streak at Las Vegas Motor Speedway with good timing and then three tremendous restarts. Busch entered the race 12th in the standings and in danger of elimination from title contention, but the victory earned him an automatic berth into the next round. Kyle Busch, Clint Bowyer , Aric Almirola and Austin Dillon are all below the cutline with two races remaining in the second round.