Greg Cote

LeBron, Ichiro, U.S. men, UM top South Florida sports

1. NBA

LeBron, Cavs try to make history in Game 7: Cleveland would be first team ever to win after trailing 3-1 in NBA Finals if it wins at Golden State on Sunday night, whereas Warriors seek to cap their record-setting regular season with second consecutive title. Bonus: LeBron James vs. Stephen Curry.


Ichiro surpasses Rose’s career hits, sort of: Ichiro was within 21 hits of 3,000 in MLB as Fish on Friday began 10-game homestand that will include visit by mighty Cubs, and he surpassed Pete Rose’s career total if you include his Japan hits. Giancarlo Stanton keeps struggling, but at least Ichiro is going right.


U.S. reaches semifinals in Copa America: While Euro ’16 reaches its knockout stage in France, Copa America being played in the U.S. is down to its semifinals. Host Americans made it and face a Tuesday semifinal vs. Argentina assuming it won Saturday. That would mean defending Lionel Messi. Oy!


UM under way in College World Series: Coach Jim Morris’ Canes are either feeling good right now or already feeling their backs against a wall after facing Arizona Saturday night in their opener of double-elimination CWS. Only Florida Gators arrived in Omaha with better odds to win the title than UM’s 5-1.


Rain wreaks early havoc at U.S. Open: Event is supposed to end Sunday at Oakmont, but who knows after rain wrecked the first round and the schedule so that Phil Mickelson and others had to play 36 holes on Friday. U.S Open is only major Phil hasn’t won. An opening 74 suggested that wouldn’t change.