LEADING OFF: Texas visits Toronto, site of wild playoff game

A look at what’s happening all around the majors today:

A look at what’s happening all around the majors today:

Heat off to the second round, and Deng a big reason why

MIAMI (AP) Luol Deng’s role with the Miami Heat changed out of necessity in February, when the team lost Chris Bosh for the second consecutive season to a blood clot at the All-Star break.

MIAMI (AP) Luol Deng’s role with the Miami Heat changed out of necessity in February, when the team lost Chris Bosh for the second consecutive season to a blood clot at the All-Star break.

An inside look at the other draft, as free agents find spots

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) Gary Shipman was at his desk at noon Saturday, thumbing through depth charts and occasionally looking across the room at the wall-mounted TV trumpeting the start of the NFL draft’s final day.

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) Gary Shipman was at his desk at noon Saturday, thumbing through depth charts and occasionally looking across the room at the wall-mounted TV trumpeting the start of the NFL draft’s final day.

Blues even series on Backes’ OT game-winner, beat Stars 4-3

  

  

Trail Blazers down Clippers to clinch series

(The Sports Xchange) – Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum combined for 46 points to lead the Portland Trail Blazers past the Los Angeles Clippers 106-103 Friday night at the Moda Center.

(The Sports Xchange) – Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum combined for 46 points to lead the Portland Trail Blazers past the Los Angeles Clippers 106-103 Friday night at the Moda Center.

Sharks strike late to open series with win over Predators

SAN JOSE (The Sports Xchange) – Joel Ward’s tiebreaking goal at 11:49 of the third enabled the San Jose Sharks to rally for a 5-2 win over the Nashville Predators on Friday night.

SAN JOSE (The Sports Xchange) – Joel Ward’s tiebreaking goal at 11:49 of the third enabled the San Jose Sharks to rally for a 5-2 win over the Nashville Predators on Friday night.

Brilliant Wade lifts Heat to win over Hornets in Game Six

(The Sports Xchange) – When the Miami Heat needed someone to step up at crunch time Friday, Dwyane Wade delivered.

(The Sports Xchange) – When the Miami Heat needed someone to step up at crunch time Friday, Dwyane Wade delivered.

Lakers put faith in Walton to lead return to glory

(Reuters) – Luke Walton, the new head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, will leave the league’s hottest team to take charge of an acclaimed NBA franchise that has fallen on hard times and currently occupies the other end of the spectrum.

(Reuters) – Luke Walton, the new head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, will leave the league’s hottest team to take charge of an acclaimed NBA franchise that has fallen on hard times and currently occupies the other end of the spectrum.