Rays pitcher Joel Peralta was ejected from Tuesday night's 5-4 victory over the Nationals after umpires found "a significant amount of pine tar" on his glove when he entered the game in the eighth inning. Peralta, who pitched for the Nationals in 2010, appears to have been exposed by a former teammate, as Washington manager Davey Johnson requested the inspection after "a rumor that he liked a little pine tar."

Peralta tipped his cap to the Nationals dugout as he left the field.

League MVP LeBron James received the most votes from the league's coaches for the NBA All-Defensive team, but Thunder forward Serge Ibaka isn't impressed with his performance in the finals.

"LeBron is not a good defender," Ibaka said. "He can play defense for 2-3 minutes but not 48 minutes."

The Heat have won the last two games in the NBA finals to take a 2-1 series lead, and both games featured controversial calls that benefited LeBron James and left the Thunder frustrated.

In the closing seconds of Thursday's Game 2, James escaped a foul call despite clearly making contact with Kevin Durant as the Thunder star attempted a game-tying shot. In Sunday's Game 3, James was the beneficiary of a generous foul call with 16 seconds left that allowed him to essentially put the game away with a free throw.

Webb Simpson shot a final-round 68 on Sunday to catch third-round leaders Jim Furyk and Graeme McDowell and win the U.S. Open at The Olympic Club in San Francisco. Both Furyk and McDowell had an opportunity to catch Simpson with a birdie on 18, but neither could turn the trick, as Furyk ended up with a bogey and McDowell couldn't connect on a 24-foot birdie putt. It was the first major win for Simpson, who was the runner-up at the U.S. Amateur at Olympic Club in 2007.

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Boston University announced Friday that it will leave the America East Conference for the Patriot League after the 2012-13 season.

"This is a really unique opportunity for us to challenge ourselves," BU athletic director Mike Lynch said in a statement. "We will be entering a league that embodies the ideal of valuing academics as the highest priority while sponsoring very competitive athletic programs. That is our commitment too."

Yahoo! Sports writer Dan Wetzel joined Dennis & Callahan on Friday to discuss the ongoing trial of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.

After the first four days of witnesses from the prosecution, Wetzel said the alleged victims that were called to the stand were very powerful.

Reviews on Randy Moss' comeback with the 49ers continue to be positive. A report from ProFootballWeekly.com quotes a team insider as saying the 35-year-old former Patriot seems to have a singular focus.

According to a report in the Boston Globe, RBS Citizens has sued Curt Schilling in an attempt to recover the $2.4 million it made in loans to 38 Studios, Schilling's video game company which filed for bankruptcy last week.

The Providence-based RBS Citizens -- better known as Citizens Bank -- claims Schilling personally guaranteed to pay the $2.4 million debt last October but has since refused to do so. 

NBA commissioner David Stern had a testy exchange with Jim Rome during an appearance on Rome's CBS radio show Wednesday. When Rome asked Stern if the NBA draft lottery was fixed, Stern replied, "Shame on you for asking," and then attempted to use an extreme example of a loaded question, asking Rome: "Have you stopped beating your wife yet?" Rome, who has no history of domestic violence, responded: "I don't know if that's fair."

Host Poland scored in the second half for a 1-1 tie with Russia on Tuesday at the European Championship soccer tournament, but the big story was the fan violence that preceded the game. About 5,000 Russian fans marched to the stadium in Warsaw to celebrate the Russia Day national holiday, and that did not sit well with the Poles. The countries have had tense relations for many years. At least 15 people were injured in the fighting.