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By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

NBA PLAYOFFS

Game 5 for Heat and Spurs

MIAMI (AP) -- Defending NBA champion Miami has its hands full with Indiana. Their best-of-seven Eastern Conference final is all tied at 2-2 with Game 5 tonight in Miami. The Heat took the opening game before dropping the second game on the home floor. The series then shifted to Indianapolis and the Heat got a win in the third game before losing the fourth. Following tonight's contest the series moves back to Indy for Game 6 Saturday while a seventh game would be played in Miami on Monday.

A year ago the Heat and Pacers split the first four games of their playoff series before the Heat blew by Indiana in the fifth game, 115-83. Miami then clinched the series with a win in the next game.

Sitting back, waiting for a shot at the winner, is San Antonio. The Spurs walked all over Memphis to win the Western Conference final in four straight.

NBA-FLOPS

More fines for faking it

NEW YORK (AP) -- Miami's LeBron James and Indiana's David West and Lance Stephenson have all been fined $5,000 by the NBA for violating the league's anti-flopping policy. The NBA began fining players this year for the act of trying to fool referees into calling fouls when there had been limited contact.

James and West were penalized for the same play during a Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals. James spun and fell and West tumbled toward the baseline during what looked like a poorly choreographed dance routine as the NBA's MVP defended the Indiana forward.

Stephenson was fined Thursday for exaggerating the contact after a slight elbow from Miami's Ray Allen following a Pacers basket.

FRENCH OPEN

Day 5 results

PARIS (AP) -- Former world No. 1 Jelena Jankovic (yeh-LAY'-nuh YANK'-oh-vihch) advanced to the third round of the French Open with a straight sets win over 19-year-old Garbine Muguruza (GAHR'-been-yuh MOO'-guh-roo-sah) 6-3, 6-0. Jankovic, seeded 18th, is a three-time semifinalist in the French Open.

She will next face Sam Stosur, who eliminated Frenchwoman Kristina Mladenovic (mih-LAD'-ehn-oh-vich) 6-4, 6-3. Stosur reached the French Open final three years ago.

Coming up, Novak Djokovic (NOH'-vak JOH'-kuh-vich), Maria Sharapova (shah-rah-POH'-vah) and Rafael Nadal (rah-fay-ehl nah-DAHL') have matches today.

MLB-SCHEDULE

More interleague play

UNDATED (AP) -- It's a day of nothing but interleague play in Major League Baseball. There are 15 games on the schedule with four of them taking place this afternoon. In a meeting of two first-place clubs, the Rangers are playing host to the Diamondbacks. Texas tops the American League West while the Diamondbacks are No. 1 in the National League West. The two Chicago teams are playing in Wrigley this afternoon while 31-game winner Oakland is at San Francisco and Seattle is playing at San Diego.

Everything else is under the lights.

The longest winning streak in baseball is six, as held by the Athletics, while two teams, the Royals and Marlins, have dropped eight in a row.

PGA-MEMORIAL

Day 1 play

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) -- The opening round of the Memorial is underway in Dublin, Ohio. World No. 1 Tiger Woods is in the field looking for his fifth win of the season. He won the event last year for the fifth time. Woods now has 78 career tournament wins, four shy of the record held by Sam Snead.

The tournament also features Rory McIlroy, Ernie Els and Bubba Watson.

CHAMPIONS-PRINCIPAL CHARITY CLASSIC

Haas looks to repeat

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Jay Haas is a three-time winner of the Champions Tour Principal Charity Classic. He won the tournament last year finishing a record 16-under-par. He also won in 2007 and 2008.

Bernhard Langer (LAHN'-gur) leads the tour with two victories this season. He also tops the Charles Schwab Cup points race and the money list.

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