Manu Ginobili sparks Spurs to Game 5 win
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Manu Ginobili had 24 points and 10 assists in a surprise start to spark the San Antonio Spurs to a 114-104 victory over the Miami Heat in Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Sunday night, pushing the Spurs one victory away from their fifth championship.
Danny Green scored 24 points and broke Ray Allen's finals record for 3s in a series with 25. Tony Parker had 26 points for San Antonio.
LeBron James scored 25 points on 8 for 22 shooting for the Heat and Dwyane Wade had 25 points and 10 assists. But the Heat missed 21 of their first 29 shots to fall behind by 17 points in the second quarter of another uninspired performance.
Game 6 of the best-of-7 series is Tuesday night in Miami.
Wang, Blue Jays finish sweep of slumping Rangers
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Chien-Ming Wang won for the first time in more than a year, Colby Rasmus homered for a third straight game, and the Toronto Blue Jays completed a 4-game of sweep by beating the Texas Rangers 7-2 on Sunday for their fifth straight victory.
The Rangers lost their sixth in a row and fell to 1-6 on a season-high, 11-game homestand. Texas has dropped six straight for the first time since April 15-21, 2010.
Wang (1-0) allowed seven hits in seven shutout innings to win for the first time since last June 12 with Washington.
Adam Lind hit a three-run homer, and J.P. Arencibia added a two-run shot for Toronto. The Blue Jays outscored the Rangers 24-4 to sweep a 4-game series at Texas for the first time.
Derek Holland (5-4) allowed four runs and 10 hits in six innings for the Rangers, who have only scored eight runs in their slide.
Ricky Nolasco, Marlins beat Cardinals 7-2
MIAMI (AP) - Ricky Nolasco allowed one run and three hits in seven innings on Sunday to help the Miami Marlins take the rubber game of their 3-game series against the St. Louis Cardinals, 7-2.
NL Central leader St. Louis lost a series for the first time since April 26-28 against Pittsburgh.
The Marlins climbed above .300 at 21-47, still baseball's worst record. They scored 19 runs in the series against a team with the lowest ERA in the majors.
The abundance of offense was a refreshing change for Nolasco (4-7), who has endured the worst run support of any pitcher with at least 14 starts. Luxuriating in a lead, he retired 11 in a row during one stretch.
Rose breaks 43-year England drought, wins US Open
ARDMORE, Pa. (AP) - Justin Rose is the first Englishman to win the U.S. Open in 43 years.
Rose shot a closing 70 Sunday at Merion Golf Club for a 1-over 281 total and his first major championship. He finished two shots ahead of Phil Mickelson and Jason Day.
The 32-year-old Rose overcame his share of misadventures on a challenging course. He took the solo lead for good when Mickelson and Mahan both dropped shots at No. 15.
He finished with a tap-in for par at the 18th, a hole that didn't yield a birdie over the final two rounds.
It's been a long wait for England since Tony Jacklin won the trophy in 1970. Rose has been in contention before. He tied for fifth in 2003 and tied for 10th in 2007.
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