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Heat-Bulls Game Two

MIAMI (AP) — The playoffs continue in the NBA, where Game 2 finds the NBA's defending champion Miami Heat in a less-than-ideal spot, as they look to even their NBA playoff series with the Chicago Bulls. But Miami has been down before, avoiding elimination in two series last year and dropping Game 1 of the final against Oklahoma City.

Tonight LeBron James and company are out to even the series against the Chicago Bulls at home after losing the opener on Monday night.

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The San Antonio Spurs and Golden State Warriors tangle again tonight in San Antonio. It's hard to imagine that this evening's Game 2 could compare with Monday night's 129-127 double-overtime Spurs victory. It was the club's 30th straight victory over the Warriors dating back to 1997.

Golden State has been down in this year's playoffs, dropping the first game against Denver before rolling to four straight wins.

NHL-PLAYOFFS

UNDATED (AP) — There are four games on the schedule in the NHL playoffs. Washington holds a 2-1 lead over the New York Rangers as they head into Game 4 in New York. The Boston Bruins are also up 2-1 in their series with Toronto. The Maple Leafs host the Bruins this evening. In the Western Conference playoffs, Anaheim and Detroit are tied at two wins each ahead of tonight's contest between the Ducks and the Red Wings in Anaheim. And the Blues and Kings tangle tonight in St. Louis. Their series also tied at two wins apiece.

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Afternoon Baseball

UNDATED (AP) — There's plenty of afternoon action on the baseball field. Pittsburgh hosts Seattle. The Bucs begin play two games behind St. Louis in the National League Central. The Cardinals also play during the day at the Chicago Cubs. The Cards sport the best mark in the NL at 20-12.

Another early game has Atlanta at Cincinnati. The Braves top the NL East by two games over Washington. The Reds are two games out in the Central.

San Diego looks to add to its three-game winning streak when it hosts Miami during the day. The other afternoon game has Philadelphia at San Francisco. The Giants start the day just a-half game behind Colorado in the NL West. The Rockies host the New York Yankees under the lights.

Washington sends 5-1 Jordan Zimmermann to the hill against a hot Detroit club. The visiting Tigers have won nine of their last 10 and are riding a four-game winning streak. Detroit also tops the American League Central by a game and a-half over Kansas City. The Royals visit Baltimore tonight. The Birds are just a game behind Boston in the AL East. The 21-12 Red Sox host Minnesota.

Matt Moore looks to improve on his 5-0 start when Tampa Bay hosts Toronto tonight.

The other evening contests have Oakland at Cleveland, the Chicago White Sox at the New York Mets, Houston hosting the L.A. Angels, Texas at Milwaukee and Arizona at the struggling Los Angeles Dodgers, who have dropped six straight.

MLB-NEWS

Happ hospitalized

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — It was a sickening sound.

The line drive that hit J.A. Happ in the head so hard the "thwack!" was heard up in the press box at Tropicana Field.

Desmond Jennings' second-inning liner caromed squarely off the left side of Happ's head. Jennings ended up with a two-run triple, and Happ was taken off the field on a stretcher. The Jays went on to beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-4.

Fellow Toronto pitcher R.A. Dickey says he heard that Happ was feeling better at a hospital. A nursing supervisor at Bayfront Medical Center says he is in stable condition.

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