Heat Burns Bulls, Other A-P National Sports Briefs

CHICAGO (AP) — The defending NBA champion Miami Heat have regained control of their Eastern Conference semifinal with a 104-94 road victory over Chicago to take a 2-1 series lead. LeBron James led the Heat with 25 and Chris Bosh had a monster game with 20 points and 19 boards.


ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) __ Alex Cobb struck out 13 in four and two-thirds innings and Ryan Roberts and Ben Zobrist drove in two runs apiece to help the Tampa Bay Rays rally for a 6-3 victory over the San Diego Padres. Cobb became the first pitcher in major league history to fan that many batters and fail to make it through the fifth.

BOSTON (AP)— Jon Lester hurled a one-hitter as the Boston Red Sox halted their three-game losing streak with a 5-0 win over Toronto. Only a two-out double by Maicer Izturis (MY’-sur ihz-TUR’-ihs) in the sixth inning prevented Lester from hurling the second no-hitter of his career.

ST. LOUIS (AP)— There was another one-hitter in baseball last night as well. Shelby Miller gave up a leadoff single then retired 27 in a row for his first career complete game in the St. Louis Cardinals’ 3-0 victory over the Colorado Rockies.

DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — NASCAR goes back to its roots tonight when it returns to Darlington Raceway for the Southern 500. Kurt Busch earned the pole by setting a track record lap of 181.918 miles per hour and defending champion Jimmie Johnson is on the outside of the front row.