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Albany, NY – Well the Heat have taken Game 1 of the NBA Finals...

On the hardcourt last night in Miami, Lebron James scored 24 points, Dwayne Wade chipped in 22, as the Heat downed the Mavericks 92-84. Dirk Nowitzki led all scorers with 27, but it came on just 7-for-18 shooting. Game 2 is tomorrow night in Miami.

Tonight on the ice, the Canucks and Bruins skate in the opener of the Stanley Cup final in Vancouver.

To baseball... In Oakland, Curtis Granderson hit his 17th homer, and Robinson Cano added a two-run shot, as the Yankees roughed up the A's 10-3. New York's won three straight.

In Boston, Alexei Ramirez went 4 for 5 and knocked in three, as the White Sox knocked around Alfredo Aceves and the Red Sox 10-7.

In other AL action, Cleveland doubled up Toronto 6-3, Tampa Bay dumped Texas 5-4, Detroit dropped Minnesota 8-7, Kansas City felled the Angels 7-3, and Seattle stunned Baltimore 3-2.

Over to the NL... In New York, Neil Walker roped a two-run single in the eighth, as Pittsburgh rallied past the Mets 5-1. New York's dropped 4 of 6.

Elsewhere, Florida topped Arizona 5-2, Washington bombed Philadelphia 10-2, St. Louis edged San Francisco 4-3, Milwaukee cruised past Cincinnati 7-2, Houston downed the Cubs 7-3, San Diego surprised Atlanta 5-4, and the Dodgers whipped Colorado 8-2.

In other baseball news, Hall of Fame and former Mets catcher Gary Carter has been diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor, and will undergo chemotherapy and radiation treatment.

At the French Open, Roger Federer is back in the semifinals after beating Gael Monfils in straight sets. Federer will take on Djokovic.

On the Women's side, Marion Bartoli has advanced to the semis, and Francesca Schiavone is through to the quarters.

And Football Hall of Famer Andy Robustelli has died at age 85. The former Giants defensive end played a key role in the club's 1956 title, and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1971.

I'm Tristan O'Neill, WAMC News.