Wade's knee swollen, stiff after Game 6
MIAMI (AP) - Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat says he woke up with swelling and stiffness in his left knee on Wednesday, one day after getting hit in Game 6 of the NBA Finals against San Antonio.
Wade missed the start of the second half of Game 6 while getting treatment, then returned. He has no doubt that he will play in Game 7 on Thursday, when the Heat and Spurs will decide this season's NBA champion.
Wade has been bothered by right knee soreness for about three months. In Game 6, a collision hurt his surgically repaired left knee, the one that kept him out of last summer's London Olympics.
Wade says that with just one game left, he'll be fine.
LeBron excited for title-deciding Game 7
MIAMI (AP) - LeBron James says he expects to be satisfied with whatever outcome awaits the Miami Heat on Thursday night in Game 7 of the NBA Finals.
The league's reigning MVP and 4-time winner of the award had a 32-point, 10-rebound, 11-assist effort in Game 6, when the Heat found a way to overcome a 5-point deficit in the final half-minute of regulation and eventually beat the San Antonio Spurs in overtime.
So it comes down to this: One game, winner takes the NBA title, and it's on Miami's home floor.
James says winning his first championship was the hardest thing he's ever done. And now, he's insisting that trying to defend that title was much more difficult.
James says he's "going to leave everything on the floor" and "whatever happens, happens."
Bucs sign CB Michael Adams, waive G Jeremy Lewis
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed veteran free agent cornerback Michael Adams.
The team announced the move Wednesday, adding the seventh-year pro to the roster and waiving guard Jeremy Lewis.
Adams started 7 of 74 games he's appeared in with the Arizona Cardinals over the past six seasons.
He has three career interceptions, one forced fumble and four fumble recoveries.
Arizona's Cahill leaves after struck by line drive
PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona Diamondbacks starter Trevor Cahill left Wednesday's game against Miami after being struck in the hip area by a line drive in the first inning.
The ball off the bat of Marcell Ozuma careened off Cahill to third baseman Martin Prado, who threw to first for the final out of the inning. Cahill came out for the second inning and had a 2-1 count on Derek Dietrich when the trainer came out and, after some discussion, the pitcher left the game.
Cahill was replaced by Diamondbacks long-inning reliever Josh Collmenter.
Yankees' Jeter takes batting practice in Tampa
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter has taken on-field batting practice for the first time since being cleared to increase his rehabilitation program for a broken left ankle.
Jeter took 21 swings on Wednesday at the Yankees' minor league complex in Tampa. He looked comfortable at the plate, hitting balls to all fields.
The Yankees captain has also increased his movement by taking grounders and fielding balls backhanded on the grass behind short and throwing to first.
Jeter was examined last Thursday by a doctor in Charlotte, N.C., and received clearance to move ahead with baseball activities.
The 13-time All-Star hasn't played this season after breaking his ankle in the playoffs last fall and needing surgery. Jeter sustained another fracture during his rehab in April.
Alex Rodriguez had a light day of outdoor work, throwing and fielding grounders. The third baseman, coming back from hip surgery in January, took live batting practice for the first time Monday and had an extensive base-running session on Tuesday.
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