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Bring on the Heat: Raptors beat Pacers in Game 7 to clinch playoff series TORONTO RAPTORS

TORONTO — The Toronto Raptors have finally erased all the heartbreak of playoffs past. DeMar DeRozan poured in 30 points as the Raptors beat the Pacers 89−84 in Sunday’s Game 7, winning their best−of−seven opening−round...

Warriors whip Portland at home in opener of West semifinals NBA

OAKLAND, Calif. — From the opening tip, Klay Thompson shot lights-out and even heaved one in from way out in Stephen Curry territory. Draymond Green began yapping from the start while doing his thing to make plays every which way, calling on...

Pavelski's late goal gives Sharks 3-2 win over Predators NHL PLAYOFFS

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Joe Pavelski scored the tiebreaking goal with 2:40 left in regulation and Martin Jones stopped 36 shots to lead the San Jose Sharks to a 3-2 victory over the Nashville Predators on Sunday night and a 2-0 lead in their second-round...

Blues even series on Backes' OT game-winner NHL

DALLAS — Blues captain David Backes scored off a rebound during a power play 10:58 into overtime and St. Louis beat the Dallas Stars 4-3 in Game 2 on Sunday to get even in the second-round series. St. Louis was on its second power play of...

Stroman allows 1 run, Blue Jays beat Rays MLB

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Marcus Stroman gave himself and the Toronto Blue Jays a birthday gift. Stroman allowed one run in eight innings on his 25th birthday, Troy Tulowitzki...

Down a man after Orpik hit, Pens top Caps 2-1; series 1-all NHL PLAYOFFS

WASHINGTON — Already down a game in their second-round playoff series, Kris Letang and the Pittsburgh Penguins suddenly were down a man, too, on Saturday night, when Olli...

Rays beat Blue Jays 4-3 on Casali's walkoff hit TORONTO BLUE JAYS

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — After the first walkoff hit of his career, Curt Casali had to give credit to the man in the on-deck circle. "I definitely realized that Logan Forsythe was on deck," Casali said Saturday night after his single...

Maple Leafs win NHL draft lottery, will pick No. 1 for first time in 31 years TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS

TORONTO — Six. Eight. Five. Thirteen. It was that sequence of four numbers, the 162nd of 200 randomly assigned combinations, that won the Toronto Maple Leafs the draft lottery on Saturday night. Toronto, which finished 30th overall this season,...

Barkov, Eriksson, Kopitar are Lady Byng finalists NHL

NEW YORK — Florida's Aleksander Barkov, Boston's Loui Eriksson and Los Angeles' Anze Kopitar are the finalists for Lady Byng Memorial Trophy as the NHL player who exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined...

Johnson has 2 goals and assist, Lightning beat Islanders 4-1 NHL PLAYOFFS

TAMPA, Fla. — Tyler Johnson had two goals and an assist and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the New York Islanders 4-1 on Saturday to even the second-round series at a game...

Saunders homers twice in Blue Jays' 6-1 win over Rays BASEBALL

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Michael Saunders hit two home runs and Aaron Sanchez pitched seven shutout innings for the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday night in a 6-1 victory over...

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