The Phillies were looking to take the first two games of their three game series against Washington last night as Cliff Lee took the mound trying to get his ninth win of the season. After a one hour and 14 minute rain delay to start the game, Lee was masterful. He went eight innings allowing two runs on five hits while striking out nine Nationals. Three hits from Michael Young and two RBI from Kevin Frandsen would be all the Phillies would need as they cruised to a 4-2 victory looking for the sweep in tomorrow's series finale. More here.
Game 6 shifted the NBA Finals back to Miami with the Spurs looking to close out the Heat and win their first NBA title since 2007. It was a tight game through the second quarter until the Spurs took a six point lead into halftime. They came out and dominated the third quarter opening up a 12 point lead and taking a 10 point lead into the fourth quarter just 12 minutes removed from their first championship since 2007. LeBron James came alive in the fourth quarter. He scored 16 points but the Spurs hung tough. Chris Bosh grabbed an offensive rebound with just over six seconds left and found Ray Allen in the corner for the game-tying three with 5.2 seconds left tied the game at 95 to force overtime. The overtime would go back and forth until the Heat took a 103-100 lead with 1.9 seconds remaining. The Spurs' Danny Green would get a three point attempt off but it was blocked (with contact) by Chris Bosh. It was one in a series of controversial calls (lack of) down the stretch. Miami forces a Game 7 set for Thursday night. More here.
The Flyers and newly acquire pending-RFA Mark Streit have agreed on a four-year, $21 million deal with an annual cap hit of $5.25 million. The reported deal would also have a limited no-trade clause in which Streit would submit a list of teams in which he'd be willing to play for in the event of a trade. The deal cannot be made official until the Flyers get more cap space which is coming with the likely amnesty-buyouts of goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov and/or center Danny Briere. More here.