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Watch live: Heat take lead into 4th quarter

Miami has battled back to lead in Toronto, where it looks to take a 2-0 series lead.

Defense, ball movement driving Raptors (0:14)
Lowry ignores security guard's fist bump attempt (0:15)
Elias Stein

Quiz: Which NBA team are you?

Four strong cultures in the NBA have endured for at least a decade, writes Kevin Arnovitz: The San Antonio Spurs, Miami Heat, Los Angeles Lakers and Houston Rockets. Find out which one fits you best.

7hZach Lowe

Lowe: Did Vogel get a fair shake?

Pacers president Larry Bird wants his team to play a certain way, and his coach couldn't deliver. Don't worry, Frank Vogel will be back and better than ever.

Stephen A.: I think Vogel got screwed over (1:35)
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6hTodd McShay

McShay: Way-too-early 2017 NFL mock draft

Todd McShay takes a preliminary stab at predicting the picks for the 2017 NFL draft, which could feature DE Myles Garrett, RB Leonard Fournette and QB Deshaun Watson coming off the board early.


Watch: Boxing Q&A with former champions

Dan Rafael moderates a discussion panel with past boxing champions Oscar De La Hoya, Evander Holyfield, Lennox Lewis and Bernard Hopkins. Watch live on ESPN3/WatchESPN.

TBT: The epic pizza throw in Boston (0:54)
Highlights: Liverpool 3-0 Villarreal (2:33)
#TBT: 17 things you patently missed that time Steph Curry dribbled Chris Paul into the floor (1:30)
De La Hoya: Canelo draws in the female fans (2:01)
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10hChris Wright

Shaq celebrates Northampton promotion

NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal bellows his way through "We Are The Champions" to celebrate his favourite football team's promotion.

Rays mascot KO'd by Adrian Gonzalez (0:31)
Arrieta's stats are ludicrous, and Dallas Braden can't even handle it (2:51)


Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

After throwing 6 shutout innings on Thursday night against the Nationals starter Kyle Hendricks lowered the ERA of the Cubs starting staff to 2.12. That's tops in the majors breaking a tie with Washington. Both came in at 2.19 but Joe Ross gave up 2 runs while Hendricks kept them off the board.

Andres Ferrari ESPN Editor 

Oscar De La Hoya on the possibility of Canelo Alvarez fighting Gennady Golovkin next: "First things first, but if all goes well, on May 8 I'll start making phone calls to the other guy. We put a rematch clause for a reason, because Canelo is fighting (a difficult opponent like) Amir Khan."


Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan are a combined 11-for-31 from the field with 26 points. Dwyane Wade is 3-for-9 with seven points. Raptors lead Heat 61-57 late third quarter. Toronto has led by as many as 14.

Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Titans ILB Avery Williamson made the video board at Sharks-Predators NHL playoff game late in the first period.

Michael Wallace ESPN Staff Writer 

The Heat cut down their turnovers to just 1 in the second quarter and got a boost from Joe Johnson to close to within 48-41 at the half. Miami has been battered and bruised, with Dwayne Wade taking a hard foul, Hassan Whiteside sustaining a cut on his elbow and Goran Dragic suffering a busted mouth from an inadvertent DeMar DeRozan elbow as Dragic tried to draw a charge.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Inside the new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.


Michael Wallace ESPN Staff Writer 

The Miami Heat got away with 20 turnovers on the road in their Game 1 win. They've already committed 11 in the first quarter of Game 2. As a result, they trail the Raptors 29-19 entering the second quarter.

Defense leads to good offense

DeMar DeRozan gets the steal on the defensive end, and the Raptors push the tempo with great ball movement, leading to a DeMarre Carroll 3-pointer. (Live on ESPN)


Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Raptors on a 19-5 run after trailing 12-6. Kyle Lowry has already matched his Game 1 total with seven first-quarter points. Heat have nine turnovers for 12 Toronto points.

Kevin Pelton ESPN Staff Writer 

If the Raptors play as well with Hassan Whiteside on the bench as they did in Game 1, they could open up a nice lead by the time he returns.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Raptors playing with good rhythm early, and Kyle Lowry already has two buckets for four points and three assists. Heat with five turnovers. Toronto leads 17-15.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Yankees manager Joe Girardi was ejected from Thursday night's game for arguing during the fourth inning. Girardi got into it with third base ump Chris Guccione, ranting and waving his arms. It wasn't entirely clear why Girardi argued, though, there was press box speculation that he felt a balk call was missed. There is no score between the Orioles and Yankees in the fourth.

Watch: Heat vs. Raptors, Game 2 on ESPN

Kyle Lowry tries to put an end to his shooting slump as the Raptors hope to level the Eastern Conference semis at one game apiece. Lowry has shot under 40% in all 8 games this postseason. Live on ESPN & WatchESPN

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Kyle Lowry leaves security guard hanging

Lowry is shooting 30% in the postseason and was 0-for-1 on pregame fist bumps.


Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Canadian anthem before Game 2

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Raptors again starting rookie Norman Powell at small forward in Game 2.

Lowe: Debating the Hack-a-Shaq Issue

Some say intentionally fouling a bad player ruins the game, others say it's a valuable strategy. Is anyone right here? No clear answer

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Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Las Vegas is ready for Canelo-Khan.


Lewis: Tyson bit me at pre-fight presser

Lennox Lewis details his brawl with Mike Tyson at a press conference prior to their 2002 bout.


Katie Strang ESPN.com 

A good statistical glimpse into the torrid start to the season Tigers third baseman Nick Castellanos has had. His fourth-inning home run -- a three-run bomb that pulled the Tigers within one run of the Indians -- was his fifth of the season. He didn't get his fifth of the season until July 6 (his 78th game) of last season, according to ESPN Stats and Info. Castellanos, who is now hitting .380, has 12 RBI in last eight games and has 47 extra-base hits since July 1 of last season, which ties him with J.D. Martinez for the team lead during that span.

Ref reports put NBA in no-win situation

The NBA posted its officiating reports for the sake of transparency and accountability. But without opportunity to amend mistakes, the reports are doing more harm than good, J.A. Adande writes. Controversial calls live on

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