LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Anthony Davis poured in 34 points and the Los Angeles Lakers took Game 1 of the NBA Finals by pounding the Miami Heat, 116-98. LeBron James contributed 25 points, 13 rebounds and nine assists for the Lakers, who led by as many as 32 in the fourth quarter. Jimmy Butler’s 23 points led the Heat, who finished the game without Bam Adebayo (ad-eh-BY-oh) and Goran Dragic because of injuries.
UNDATED (AP) — The NFL says the Pittsburgh-Tennessee game originally scheduled for Sunday will be played either Monday or Tuesday, giving the Titans at least one more day to see if the team’s coronavirus outbreak is under control. One new positive test result came back Wednesday, a day after the Titans had three players and five team personnel test positive for COVID-19. Coach Mike Vrabel says the Titans are preparing to play as early as Monday.
NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL is threatening teams with possible suspensions for sideline personnel, including coaches, who don’t properly wear face coverings during the pandemic. Forfeiting draft picks also could be among disciplinary measures for failing to comply with league/players’ union protocols. Several head coaches have been fined for failure to wear masks or face shields.
UNDATED (AP) — The New York Yankees, Tampa Bay Rays and Houston Astros have advanced to the American League Division Series by completing two-game sweeps. The Yankees knocked off Cleveland, 10-0, the Rays ripped Toronto, 8-2 and the Astros handed Minnesota its major league-record 18th consecutive playoff loss, 3-1. Oakland stayed alive in the AL Wild Card Series by downing the Chicago White Sox, 5-3.
UNDATED (AP) — Atlanta, Miami, St. Louis and the Los Angeles Dodgers took the opener of their playoff series. The Braves knocked off Cincinnati, 1-0 in 13 innings before the Marlins posted a 5-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs. The Cardinals were 7-4 winners at San Diego and the Dodgers doubled up the Brewers, 4-2.