WAMC's Daily Sports Wrap
Albany, NY – Well the Mavericks rallied from 15 points down to stun the Heat...
Last night in Miami, Dirk Nowitzki proved that the torn tendon on his left hand wasn't really bothering him, scoring the Mavericks' final nine points, including the game-winning, left-handed layup with 3.6 remaining, as Dallas edged Miami 95-93. The Mavericks outscored the Heat 22-5 over the final 6 and a half minutes, evening the NBA Finals at one game apiece. The series shifts to Dallas for Game 3 Sunday night.
Tomorrow night in Vancouver, the puck drops in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup finals between the Canucks and Bruins... Vancouver won the opener on its home ice Wednesday 1-0.
To baseball... In Queens, Carlos Beltran ripped a three-run homer, as the Mets overcame a seven-run deficit to shock Pittsburgh 9-8. New York's won three of five.
Over to the NL... Aubrey Huff homered three times as San Francisco routed St. Louis 12-7, Washington whipped Arizona 6-1, and Houston trimmed San Diego 7-4.
Over to the AL... Minnesota topped Kansas City 4-2, Seattle dropped Tampa Bay 8-2, and Texas rallied past Cleveland 7-4.
In other baseball news... The World Baseball Classic is expanding by 12 countries, with Israel, Thailand and France among the newcomers set to take part in 20-13. Also joining the now 28-team field is Brazil, Colombia, the Czech Republic, Germany, Great Britain, New Zealand, Nicaragua, the Philippines and Spain. Japan won the first two WBC events in 2006 and 2009.
At the French Open, the Men's quarterfinals gets underway at 8 this morning... Rafael Nadal takes on Andy Murray in the opening match. Roger Federer will face Novak Djokovic later today.
On the Women's side... Li Na defeated Maria Sharapova, and Francesca Schiavone downed Marion Bartoli, both in straight sets, to reach the Women's final at Roland Garros. The championship match is tomorrow.
And in golf, Chris Riley and Rory McIlroy share the lead at 6-under-66 in the opening round of The Memorial from Dublin, Ohio.
I'm Tristan O'Neill, WAMC News.