Sports Report: Spurs Take Game 1 Over The Heat
In the NBA finals, San Antonio beat Miami 110-95 in the first-of-seven series.
The Los Angeles Kings' 3-2 overtime victory over the New York Rangers in the Stanley Cup finals averaged 4.77 million viewers, making it NBC's second-most watched Game 1, and the second-most watched opener overall since 1999.
The only Game 1 on NBC to surpass Wednesday night's viewership was last year's triple-overtime game between Boston and Chicago that averaged 6.36 million viewers. NBC won the night by 27 percent among viewers 18-to-49 over its nearest competitor, Fox. Game 2 of the New York-Los Angeles final will be Saturday night.
In baseball, in interleague play, Miami defeated Tampa Bay 11-6, Milwaukee bested Minnesota 8-5, and Kansas City edged St. Louis 3-2.
In the American League, the Yankees slid past Oakland 2-1, Toronto topped Detroit 7-3, Houston trumped the Angels 8-5, and it was Texas over Baltimore 8-6.
In the National League, the Cubs beat the Mets 7-4, San Francisco defeated Cincinnati 6-1, Washington doubled up Philadelphia 4-2, and it was Arizona over Colorado 12-7.
Shaker High school graduate, Jeff Hoffman, was the 9th overall selection by the Toronto Blue Jays. Hoffman pitched for East Carolina University after starting in 2011.
In the WNBA, San Antonio beat New York 87-75, and Washington topped Connecticut 74-66.
For the third straight match at the French Open, Maria Sharapova lost the first set and for the third straight time it didn't matter.
The seventh-seed recovered from the early funk and rallied for a 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 semifinal win over Canada's Eugenie Bouchard. Sharapova has now won her last 19 three-set matches on clay. The victory earned Sharapova a third straight trip to the title match at Roland Garros.
There she'll meet Romania's Simona Halep, who earned her first Grand Slam final with a 6-2, 7-6 win over Germany's Andrea Andrea Petkovic. The fourth-seeded Halep has won seven titles over the past 13 months.