INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NBA's Eastern Conference finals are tied at a game apiece after Dwyane (dwayn) Wade scored 23 points and LeBron James added 22 in Miami's 87-83 comeback win over the Pacers at Indiana. James scored six straight during a 12-2, fourth-quarter run that put the Heat ahead to stay. James and Wade combined for 22 of Miami's 25 fourth-quarter points.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Cleveland Cavaliers have won the NBA draft lottery and will have the No. 1 pick next month for the sixth time in franchise history, and the third time in four seasons. Milwaukee has the second selection after entering the lottery with the best chance of landing the top spot. Philadelphia will choose third, followed by Orlando, Utah, Boston and the Los Angeles Lakers.
ATLANTA (AP) — NFL owners have awarded the 2018 Super Bowl to Minneapolis over New Orleans and Indianapolis. New Orleans bid committee members were certain the new Minneapolis stadium swung the vote. The stadium is scheduled to open in 2016 and will hold up to 72,000 for the Super Bowl.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of retired NFL players has filed a lawsuit that charges the league with supplying them with illegal and risky narcotics and other painkillers to mask injuries. The suit charges the drugs numbed the injuries and led to medical complications down the road. Lawyers seek class-action status, and they say in the filing that more than 500 other former players have signed on to the lawsuit.
ATLANTA (AP) — NFL owners have tabled any vote expanding the playoffs to 14 teams. There is strong sentiment among the owners to add a wild-card team in each conference to the postseason, most likely beginning in 2015. Under such a setup only the team with the best record in each conference will get a week off at the beginning of the playoffs.