- Associated Press - Monday, June 16, 2014


SAN ANTONIO (AP) - The San Antonio Spurs won their fifth NBA championship, beating the Miami Heat 104-87 Sunday night to win the series in five games.

Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard had 22 points and 10 rebounds for the Spurs, who added this title to the ones they won in 1999, 2003, ‘05 and ‘07. They nearly had another last year, but lost to the Heat in seven games.

LeBron James had 31 points and 10 rebounds as Miami’s two-year title reign ended.

CLEVELAND (AP) - A person familiar with the Cavaliers’ coaching search says the team will interview former Maccabi Tel Aviv coach David Blatt on Wednesday.

Blatt stepped down from his job with the European champions last week, saying he will accept an unspecified job in the NBA. The 55-year-old will meet with the Cavs about their vacancy, according to the person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team is not discussing its plans.



PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) - Martin Kaymer of Germany won the U.S. Open on Sunday after four days of dominance at Pinehurst No. 2.

Kaymer made a 15-foot par putt on the last hole for a 1-under 69 that gave him an eight-shot victory over Rickie Fowler and Erik Compton and his second major championship.

He became only the seventh player in 114 years of the U.S. Open to go wire-to-wire, and no one ever had a chance. Kaymer led by at least four shots for the final 48 holes of this U.S. Open.

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) - The man who drove NBC Sports analyst Roger Maltbie’s golf cart during the third round of the U.S. Open is facing four charges after an incident with a state trooper on the course, a North Carolina State Police spokeswoman said Sunday.

According to a police report, Tommy Lineberry was charged with felony assault on a law enforcement officer, felony hit and run, driving while impaired, and resisting, obstructing and delaying a law enforcement officer.

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) - Zach Johnson made a hole-in-one at the U.S. Open, acing the 172-yard ninth hole at Pinehurst No. 2 by taking advantage of a favorable pin placement on the right side of the green.

His shot landed about 20 feet left of the flag, bounced twice, then curled down a ridge into the cup.

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