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Raptors hold off Pacers to win Game 7

Toronto won its first playoff series since 2001 after outlasting the Pacers behind 30 points from DeMar DeRozan.

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Watch live: Sox, Yanks going back and forth

Alex Rodriguez hit a two-run home run in the third inning and then drove in a pair in the fifth as the Yankees try to avoid a sweep (live on ESPN & WatchESPN).

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A-Rod's double helps Yanks regain lead (0:24)
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Larry Bird is the loneliest man in Toronto (0:21)
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Evans: Ranieri flying high with Leicester

Claudio Ranieri's side could clinch the Barclays Premier League title on Monday depending on the result between Tottenham and Chelsea, but the skipper said he won't be watching and he knows Leicester City is a step away from glory after its draw at Old Trafford.

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Kershaw fans 14, goes the distance to lift Dodgers (1:26)
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Valeri's perfect free kick (0:57)
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Capitals' second line looking for goals -- and answers

The line of Evgeny Kuznetsov, Justin Williams and Marcus Johansson is struggling and the Capitals' fortunes are struggling along with them, which has to change if they want to win the series.

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DeRozan draws contact, still makes shot
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DeMar DeRozan had a busy night in Toronto's series-clinching win, chucking up 32 shots including this and-1 in the third quarter.

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Sharks' Joe Pavelski scores late winner
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Pavelski lit the lamp off a rebound with under 3 minutes to play to send San Jose home with a 3-2 Game 2 win.

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Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Raptors GM Masai Ujiri just kissed coach Dwane Casey on the head on the podium

Raptors hit a 3, Drake gets pumped up
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Patrick Patterson drained a 3-pointer at the top of key and got a rousing reaction from Drake.

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Paul George cruises to 360 slam
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Paul George came up with the steal, dribbled downcourt and threw down a nice slam in the Pacers' loss to the Raptors.

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Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Final: Raptors 89 Pacers 84. For the first time since May 4, 2001 Toronto is headed to the second round of the playoffs. They almost blew it but were able to hang on. DeMar DeRozan 30 points.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

DeMar DeRozan hits a pair at the free throw line. Two possession game. Raptors about to escape, it appears.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

After Indiana closed within three, Kyle Lowry responded with a driving left-handed layup. Raptors up 87-82 with 1:49 left. Tense times in Toronto.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Paul George just picked up an offensive foul -- his fourth personal -- after getting a steal and going to the rim with a chance to get Indiana within six. Raptors have led by as many as 16. Feels like this thing is coming down to the wire. Never easy.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

No matter how the end of this game plays out, ESPN Stats and Info notes that Paul George has set a new Pacers record for most points in a single playoff series. George has 189 points with 4:22 left in Game 7. The old record was Reggie Miller's 181 points during the 1995 Eastern Conference finals.

A-Rod does more damage to Red Sox
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He followed up a 2-run home run (career No. 692) in the 3rd inning with a wall-smashing 2-run double in the 5th. The game's tied at 6 on ESPN.

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Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Toronto's bench continues to bring it. Bismack Biyombo 10 rebounds, Cory Joseph eight points, four assists, Norman Powell 13 points. Raptors up 83-67 with 7:31 left.

Harper gets the golden sombrero
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Bryce Harper has a rough day at the plate, going 0-for-4 with four strikeouts in a win vs. the Cardinals.

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Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Raptors 78 Pacers 64 end 3. DeMar DeRozan has 28 points on 28 shots. Toronto looking for its first playoff series win since May 4, 2001.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Pacers have lost a little composure. A couple bad possessions allowed the Raptors to build a 13 point lead. DeMar DeRozan has taken the game over in the 3rd. He has scored 13 of his 28 points in the last 11 minutes.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

DeMar DeRozan has begun to make shots again. He just had an unreal spin and reverse layup. He has 13 of his 28 points in the third quarter. Raptors' lead is back to 15.

Curry: 'Pretty good' chance of playing Game 3
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Although, Steph Curry did add that his knee is "still painful".

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Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

DeMar DeRozan has missed nine of his last 10 shots after a hot start. Raptors have led by as many as 15 in the third but the Pacers have rallied to within single digits midway through the period.

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Sacramento will interview former Cavaliers coach David Blatt for their their coaching vacancy Monday, according to league sources.

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Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

DeMarre Carroll's corner 3 sends Air Canada Centre into a frenzy as the Raptors open up a 12-point third quarter lead.

Young fan crashes Hornets-Heat game
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A young fan came running on the court in the fourth quarter to hug Justise Winslow, much to the chagrin of Jeff Van Gundy.

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Steph Curry optimistic for Game 3
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Curry said he was "pretty optimistic" he could play Game 3 vs. the Trail Blazers, but Marc Stein thinks the Warriors could hold him out an extra game so he could get his rhythm back.

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