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NBA: The Big Three came up huge as LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh combined for 65 points to lead the Miami Heat to a 92-84 victory in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday. The Heat trailed early in the third quarter before eventually pulling away. Miami was helped by a Dallas offense that never got its groove on, shooting a measly 25 of 67 from the floor. Dirk Nowitzki scored 27 and grabbed eight rebounds in the losing effort. The Heat remained unbeaten at home during the playoffs, while the loss snapped the Mavericks' five-game playoff winning streak on the road. It was also the Mavericks' fifth straight finals loss to the Heat, dating back to the 2006 series. ... In other NBA news, Kevin McHale was named the new coach of the Houston Rockets.
MLB: When you find Chris Berman in the booth, you know you have a good matchup, and San Francisco at St. Louis was just that. The first-place Cardinals, on a three-run, eighth-inning rally culminating with a Skip Schumaker RBI single, took down the Giants 4-3. ... Down with two outs in the bottom of the eighth, Evan Longoria hit a dramatic two-run homer to lead the Rays to 5-4 victory over the Rangers. The AL East is in close quarters with the first-place Yankees holding a mere six-game lead over the last place Orioles. ... The team with baseball's best record, the Phillies, couldn't contain the NL East cellar-dwellers, the Nationals. Cliff Lee got swatted around, giving up six runs en route to Philadelphia's 10-2 loss.