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By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

NBA PLAYOFFS

Heat look to go up 2-0

MIAMI (AP) -- Miami took the first game of its best-of-seven NBA Eastern Conference final with Indiana, in overtime, 103-102. LeBron James won the game with a last-second basket. The contest was marked by 35 ties or lead changes and neither team led by more than seven points.

Tonight, once again in Miami, the Heat and Pacers will square off with Indiana looking to get a win before the series heads to Indianapolis.

Game 3 will take place Sunday night on the Pacers home court.

By the way, if you have wondered just how dominating the Heat have been this season, they have won 46 of their last 49 games.

NHL PLAYOFFS

Pens look to close out the Senators

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The fifth game of the Pittsburgh-Ottawa NHL Eastern Conference semifinal is being played tonight in the Steel City. The Penguins can eliminate the Senators and move on to the conference final with a win as they top the series 3-1.

After winning the first two games in Pittsburgh the Pens dropped the third in Ottawa before winning on the Senators' home ice two nights ago, 7-3.

If a sixth game is called for, the Sens will play host on Sunday.

MLB-SCHEDULE

A pair of pitchers look for win No. 8

UNDATED (AP) -- Cleveland's Justin Masterson and Washington's Jordan Zimmermann are going to the mound tonight in search of their eighth win of the season. Tampa's Matt Moore is the lone eight-game winning pitcher in big-league baseball.

Masterson and the Indians are back in Fenway Park for the second game of their weekend series against the Red Sox, while Zimmermann and the Nationals are home to the Phillies. Moore is back on the mound tomorrow when the Rays entertain the Yankees.

The Braves are currently the hottest team in baseball with a six-game winning streak. Tonight they are in New York facing the Mets. The longest losing streak is held by Minnesota with nine straight defeats. The Twins will attempt to get back in the win column tonight with a game in Detroit.

MLB-WHITE SOX

Sox activate Danks

CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago White Sox have reinstated pitcher John Danks from the disabled list. The 28-year-old left-hander had been sidelined for more than a year by a shoulder injury. The last time he pitched was May 19 last season before undergoing surgery in August to repair a capsule tear and remove debris in his rotator cuff and biceps.

MLB-BLUE JAYS

Haap goes to the 60-day DL

TORONTO (AP) -- Pitcher J.A. Happ has been placed on the 60-day disabled list by the Blue Jays. The left-hander is still recovering from injuries after being hit in the head with a line drive earlier this month. Happ was placed on the 15-day disabled list after sustaining a skull fracture behind his left ear when a liner off the bat of Tampa Bay's Desmond Jennings caught the pitcher on the left side of his head in the game on May 7.

FRENCH OPEN-DRAW

Djokovic and Williams lead the way

PARIS (AP) -- The seedings for next week's French Open have been announced with Novak Djokovic (NOH'-vak JOH'-kuh-vich) leading the way for the men and Serena Williams the women. Rounding out the top-three seeds for the men are Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal (rah-fay-ehl nah-DAHL'). Following Williams are Maria Sharapova (shah-rah-POH'-vah) and Victoria Azarenka (ah-zah-REN'-kuh).

The way things are set up, Nadal and Djokovic, the finalists last year, could meet in the semifinals.

PGA-COLONIAL

A Canadian tops the board

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) --Graham DeLaet has the clubhouse lead early in the second round of the PGA's Colonial. After shooting a 6-under-64 in round one he followed up with a 3-under-67 and is 9-under-par. The Canadian tops Josh Teater and Jordan Spieth by one shot as the rest of the field completes play.

LPGA-BAHAMAS

First round update

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) -- Heather Bowie Young is 5-under-par during the opening round of the LPGA event in the Bahamas. The first round was washed out Thursday and is being held today. Young has completed eight holes and leads Lisa McCloskey, who has completed 12 holes, by one shot.

SENIOR PGA CHAMPIONSHIP

Waldorf has early lead

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Duffy Waldorf has the early second round clubhouse lead at the Senior PGA Championship in St. Louis. He followed up his opening round 66 with a 4-under-73. He stands 4-under for the tournament.

NFL-BEARS

Bears to retire Ditka's number

CHICAGO (AP) -- Hall of Famer Mike Ditka will have his No. 89 retired by the Chicago Bears this season. The Bears say the number will be retired at halftime of their Monday night game against the Dallas Cowboys at Soldier Field on Dec. 9. In a statement, Ditka calls it "a tremendous honor" and says he's "very humbled by it."

OBIT-ROBINSON

Former member of Lakers dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Flynn Robinson, who was on the 1971-1972 Lakers team that won Los Angeles its first NBA title, has died at age 72. The Los Angeles Times reports Robinson died Thursday at an LA hospital from cancer. Robinson averaged 14 points per game during his professional career. He was an All-Star with the Milwaukee Bucks during the 1969-1970 season and during his eight years in the NBA also played for the Cincinnati Royals, Chicago Bulls and Baltimore Bullets.

His final season was 1973-1974, playing for the San Diego Conquistadors of the defunct American Basketball Association.

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