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Gary Washburn | On Basketball

The Lakers sent a clear message to the Heat in Game 1: We’re not the Celtics

In the first NBA Finals game, the Lakers showed why they are the prohibitive favorites to win their first title in 10 years.

Lakers leave Heat beaten and battered after dominating Game 1 of the NBA Finals

Miami had injuries to key players Jimmy Butler, Goran Dragic and Bam Adebayo in the rout by the Lakers.

sports log

Rangers buy out Henrik Lundqvist after 15 record-setting seasons

Lundqvist looking for a new team as the Rangers turn to younger puckstoppers.

tennis

Serena Williams withdraws from French Open because of Achilles' heel injury

Williams said it is “more than likely” she will not play another tournament in 2020.

Baseball notebook

Lucas Giolito flirts with perfection as White Sox win playoff opener in Oakland

Roy Halladay (Phillies, 2010) and Don Larsen (Yankees, 1956) have the only two postseason no-hitters — both perfect games.

Appalachian League switching from minor league baseball to college summer circuit

The move is the first step in Major League Baseball's plan to contract minor league affiliates to 120, four per MLB franchise, beginning in 2021.

Little drama this time for Novak Djokovic in first-round victory at Roland Garros

In his first match since being disqualified from the US Open, the No. 1 seed kept his composure and swept to a 6-0, 6-3, 6-2 win over 80th-ranked Mikael Ymer.

Sports Log

Virginia Tech’s football team still beset by COVID-19 issues

Head coach Justin Fuente uncertain if defensive coordinator Justin Hamilton will be available for Saturday's game vs. Duke.