LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Anthony Davis scored 22 points, including a game-clinching 3-pointer in the final minute as the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Miami Heat, 102-96. LeBron James finished with 28 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists in helping L.A. take a three-games-to-one lead in the NBA Finals. Kentavious (kehn-TAY’-vee-uhs) Caldwell-Pope scored 15 to help the Lakers get within one victory of their 18th championship and first in 10 years.
UNDATED (AP) — The Houston Astros took a 2-0 lead in the AL Division Series, while the Tampa Rays tied their ALDS at a game apiece. George Springer homered twice and Framber Valdez worked seven strong innings as the Astros beat Oakland, 5-2. The Rays overcame Giancarlo Stanton’s two home runs by getting round-trippers from Randy Arozarena, Mike Zunino, Manuel Margot and Austin Meadows in a 7-5 downing of the New York Yankees.
UNDATED (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers and Atlanta Braves have opened their respective NL Division Series with victories. Five Dodgers pitchers combined in a three-hitter and Los Angeles took advantage of 10 walks to beat San Diego, 5-1. Travis d’Arnaud crushed a three-run homer while the Braves erupted for six runs in the seventh inning of a 9-5 win against Miami.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Ryan Fitzpatrick will remain the Miami Dolphins’ starting quarterback for at least another week, further delaying the NFL debut of Tua Tagovailoa . The Dolphins announced yesterday on Twitter that Fitzpatrick will get the nod Sunday at San Francisco. Fitzpatrick has thrown for four touchdowns and five interceptions for the 1-3 Dolphins.
UNDATED (AP) — The New York Rangers have used the top pick in the NHL Draft to select the No. 1 prospect in North America. Alexis Lafreniere was selected by the Rangers, making him the first Canadian to go No. 1 since Connor McDavid was chosen by Edmonton in 2015. Lafrienere is the first to earn both Canadian Hockey League and Quebec Major Junior Hockey League MVP honors in consecutive seasons since Sidney Crosby in 2004 and ’05.