In a nutshell: as of 12:05 a.m. (All times PT) Saturday by Hartley Miller


–In a see-saw back and forth contest, the Miami Heat edged the Los Angeles Lakers 111-108 in Game 5 of the NBA Finals. The Lakers still lead the series 3-2 with Game 6 Sunday night in Orlando. Jimmy Butler had a triple double for the Heat (35 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists) while LeBron James put up 40 points (13 rebounds and 7 assists) for the Lakers. With his team down a point in the final seconds, LA’s Danny Green missed a wide-open 3-pointer as his shot bounced off the rim.


–The Calgary Flames have signed a couple of former Vancouver Canucks. The Flames came to terms with defenceman Chris Tanev on a four-year, $18 million contract. Calgary also signed free-agent goaltender Jacob Markstrom to a six-year, $36-million deal. To replace Markstrom, the Canucks and former Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby agreed to a two-year, $8.6-million contract. Friday was the first day of NHL free agency.


–A home run in the bottom of the 8th inning by Mike Brosseau snapped a 1-1 tie and gave the Tampa Bay Rays a 2-1 victory over the New York Yankees. The Rays won the series 3-2. Tampa Bay will stay in San Diego to face the Houston Astros in the AL Championship Series starting Sunday night.

–The best-of-7 National League Championship Series will begin Monday between the Atlanta Braves and the LA Dodgers.

NFL: (Week 5)

–There are 11 NFL games scheduled for Sunday including the night game of (1-3) Minnesota at (4-0) Seattle.

–The NFL has moved a couple of games that were scheduled for Sunday. The Denver at New England game is now slated for Monday at 2 PM (PT) while the Buffalo at Tennessee game has switched to Tuesday (4 PM PT).