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Sports log: Heat’s title parade draws 400,000

BASKETBALL

With an estimated 400,000 people lining the downtown Miami streets, the Heat held their parade and an in-arena rally Monday. LeBron James stood atop a double-decker bus with a cigar in his mouth for the parade. Shane Battier blew kisses to the crowd, Dwyane Wade raised three fingers aloft, and Chris Andersen flapped his arms in a nod to his ‘‘Birdman’’ moniker. Miami became the sixth franchise in NBA history to win consecutive championships, after topping the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday. Police reported no major problems, and bomb- and drug-sniffing dogs were spotted working their way through the crowd . . . Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant has become the first NBA star to sign with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation agency . . . Former Bulls star Scottie Pippen was questioned about his weekend fight with an autograph-seeker in Malibu, Calif., that left the man hospitalized with a head injury. Pippen came in voluntarily to a Los Angeles County sheriff’s substation after he was named as a suspect in the altercation . . . Sixers center Andrew Bynum has completed his rehabilitation from season-ending knee surgery and is set to resume basketball workouts next week. Bynum’s agent, David Lee, told the Associated Press there’s ‘‘not a concern in the world’’ that Bynum will not be ready for training camp . . . Nets center Brook Lopez had a bent screw in his surgically repaired right foot replaced and is expected to resume basketball activities in August . . . University of Kentucky forward Kyle Wiltjer announced he is transferring to find a ‘‘significant’’ role elsewhere. Wiltjer had announced in April he would return to Kentucky for his junior season . . . Northeastern coach Bill Coen announced the promotion of Steve Scalzi to assistant coach. Scalzi is in his eighth season with the Huskies, serving previously as the director of basketball operations.

FOOTBALL

Kelly cancer free after jaw surgery

Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly said he won’t need radiation or chemotherapy after having surgery to remove part of his jaw following a cancer diagnosis. Kelly, 53, who disclosed this month that he had squamous cell carcinoma in his upper jaw bone, said at the opening of his football camp that he is free of the disease following June 7 surgery, according to the Bills’ website . . . Colts receiver LaVon Brazill and Giants wide receiver Brandon Collins were suspended by the NFL for four games for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy. Neither the Colts nor the league said what Brazill tested positive for . . . Fullback Vonta Leach said the Giants have expressed an interest in him . . . The Lions signed veteran safety Chris Hope .

SOCCER

US ties France in Under-20 World Cup

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The United States improved its chances of reaching the knockout stages of the Under-20 World Cup in Istanbul, earning a hard-fought 1-1 draw with France after a late strike by Daniel Cuevas. With France and Spain having won their openers, the United States needs a victory in its final match against Ghana Thursday to advance outright. In other Under-20 World Cup action, Spain became the first team to advance by earning a lackluster 1-0 victory over Ghana . . . Mario Balotelli was sent home from the Confederations Cup in Brazil due to a strained thigh, leaving Italy without its top striker for the semifinal.

MISCELLANY

Rose withdraws from AT&T National

Already missing Tiger Woods, the AT&T National at Congressional in Bethesda, Md., will now have to do without US Open champion Justin Rose, who withdrew because of fatigue. He said in a statement he is disappointed to pull out but the last three weeks have been mentally and physically demanding . . . Tampa Bay Rays righthander Alex Cobb favors pitchers having the option of wearing protective headgear on the mound. Cobb returned to Tropicana Field nine days after being struck in the right ear by a ball hit by Kansas City’s Eric Hosmer . . . Giants outfielder Angel Pagan is scheduled for left hamstring surgery Tuesday and could miss the rest of the season . . . Adam Plutko limited Mississippi State to a run on four hits in six innings, and UCLA beat the Bulldogs, 3-1, in Game 1 of the College World Series finals in Omaha. Game 2 of the best-of-three series is Tuesday night . . . The New York Racing Association said Orb, Oxbow, and Palace Malice, the winners of this year’s Triple Crown races, will be in town for this summer’s season at Saratoga Race Course, which is marking the 150th anniversary of the first thoroughbred racing in Saratoga Springs.

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