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06/18/2012 - 6:31am
Mashup: LeBron, Heat benefit of calls again

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.

Durant, meanwhile, was whistled for a fourth foul that forced him to the bench in the third quarter, despite the fact that he never made contact with Dwyane Wade on the play. It was during the time when Durant was on the bench when Miami made the game-changing run and rallied from 10 points down to take the lead.

"I try not to concern myself with the officiating," Durant said afterward. "They're going to make their calls...

06/17/2012 - 10:25pm
Morales helps pace Red Sox past Cubs

Making his first start of the season, Franklin Morales excelled in his five-inning outing, helping lead the Red Sox to a 7-4 win over the Cubs in the teams' series finale in Chicago. Morales only allowed two runs on four hits, striking out nine while not walking a batter.

Morales failed to earn a win after the Cubs tied the game in sixth inning, scoring an unearned run against Sox reliever Matt Albers. But the performance by the lefty helped the Red Sox stay around until they ultimately erupted for a three-run seventh inning, which was highlighted by Ryan Kalish's RBI single and a suicide squeeze from Daniel Nava, scoring Kalish.

Nava, who also came away with a single, entered the game in the fifth inning when Scott Podsednik was sidelined with a groin injury.

Also helping pace the Red Sox offense were David Ortiz -- who slammed his 16th homer of the season with a solo shot in the fourth inning -- and Dustin Pedroia. Pedroia managed two hits...

06/17/2012 - 9:45pm
Simpson edges field for U.S. Open title

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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06/17/2012 - 9:34pm
Red Sox agree to terms with first-round pick

A major league source confirmed to WEEI.com's Alex Speier that the Red Sox and their top pick in the 2012 draft, shortstop Deven Marrero out of Arizona State University, have agreed to a deal that will confer a $2.05 million bonus upon the No. 24 overall pick. The deal is not yet final, as Marrero must first pass a physical before it becomes official.

Marrero is a two-time first-team All-Pac-12 selection (2011, 2012). After a dominant freshman year when he hit .397/.442/.628 with four homers, he dipped to .284/.340/.436 with four homers as a junior. Marrero hit .322/.385/.441 with six extra-base hits in 14 games for Team USA last summer.

“He’s a talented shortstop who’s been a good player at a major program and a good player at Team USA and a guy we liked a lot coming into the spring and like a lot moving forward,” Sox general manager Ben Cherington said shortly after the Red Sox made the pick. “There were a couple of...

06/17/2012 - 9:02pm
Podsednik lifted after 'mild' groin strain

Red Sox outfielder Scott Podsednik suffered what the team termed a "mild" groin strain in Sunday night's game against the Cubs in Chicago. Podsednik left the game after grounding into a double play in the top of the fifth inning. He was replaced in left field by Daniel Nava. Podsednik was 1-for-3 with a run scored when he was lifted from the game.

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