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Sports Report: Spurs Take Game 1 Over The Heat

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NBA:

In the NBA finals, San Antonio beat Miami 110-95 in the first-of-seven series.

NHL:

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.

MLB:

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.

WNBA:

In the WNBA, San Antonio beat New York 87-75, and Washington topped Connecticut 74-66.

French Open:

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.