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In Brief: Raptors beat Heat in OT to tie series

Raptors' DeMarre Carroll celebrates with teammate Kyle Lowry after Lowry made a key basket late in the game against Miami. (Frank Gunn / Associated Press)
Raptors' DeMarre Carroll celebrates with teammate Kyle Lowry after Lowry made a key basket late in the game against Miami. (Frank Gunn / Associated Press)
From staff and wire reports

nba: DeMarre Carroll scored 21 points, Jonas Valanciunas had 15 points and 12 rebounds, and the Toronto Raptors beat the Miami Heat 96-92 in overtime on Thursday night in Toronto to even the Eastern Conference semifinals at one game apiece.

Valanciunas had 11 points and seven rebounds in the fourth quarter and overtime as the Raptors avoided losing consecutive games for the first time this postseason.

DeMar DeRozan scored 20 points, Kyle Lowry had 18 and Terrence Ross 10 for Toronto, which battled back late in the fourth quarter and then shut the Heat down to start overtime.

Goran Dragic scored 20, and Dwyane Wade and Joe Johnson each had 17 for the Heat. Hassan Whiteside had 13 points and 13 rebounds, while Luol Deng had 12 points.

Game 3 is Saturday afternoon in Miami.

Wall to undergo surgery: Washington Wizards All-Star guard John Wall underwent left knee surgery and is expected to be ready for the start of next season.

The team said Wall had a procedure done to remove calcium deposits in his left knee to eliminate pain and help him heal more effectively. He also had surgery on his right knee, undergoing an arthroscopic lavage procedure to clean out the knee.

In a statement, Wall promised fans, teammates and the organization that he will be focused on getting healthy this summer.

Curry unlikely to return Saturday: Stephen Curry is unlikely to play Saturday for Golden State in Game 3 of the Western Conference semifinals at Portland since he still hasn’t practiced on his sprained right knee.

Curry did work on the side while the Warriors practiced but couldn’t yet do any of the scrimmaging that the medical staff and coaches want to see before he is cleared to return.

“It’s tough to see him playing Saturday,” coach Steve Kerr said. “He’s gotten better and better each day.”

Wheatcroft, Loupe lead Wells Fargo

golf: Steve Wheatcroft and Andrew Loupe each shot 7-under 65 in rain and steady wind in Charlotte, North Carolina, to share the first-round lead in the Wells Fargo Championship, while Rory McIlroy and Rickie Fowler dodged a golf ball with an earplug attached to it.

As if battling a lengthy and saturated course wasn’t enough, playing partners McIlroy and Fowler endured a bizarre event on the sixth tee box when a spectator hurled the dressed-up golf ball their way as Fowler was preparing to hit.

Beck takes LPGA Tour lead in Alabama: Israel’s Laetitia Beck took the first-round lead in the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic, dodging some of the wind in Prattville, Alabama, in a bogey-free 7-under 65.

The 24-year-old Beck, the first Israeli player to qualify for the LPGA Tour, was in the first group of the day off 10th tee. She birdied four of the final five holes on her opening nine in calmer conditions, and had three more – two on par 5s – on the windier second nine.

Ole Miss coach shocked by comments at draft

ncaa: Mississippi coach Hugh Freeze was surprised by former Rebels offensive lineman Laremy Tunsil’s statement at the NFL draft that he accepted money from a coach while at the school.

Now the fifth-year coach is asking for patience while the school continues its investigation.

“I was shocked like everyone else living it out in real time,” Freeze said of Tunsil’s draft night comments. “But I’m confident our administration is going to find the facts and then give us a good report on it.”

BYU reaches NCAA volleyball final: Brenden Sander had 14 kills and no errors on 24 swings and top-ranked BYU beat Long Beach State 25-21, 23-25, 25-19, 25-18 in University Park, Pennsylvania, in the NCAA volleyball semifinals.

Ben Patch added 13 kills for the Cougars (27-3). They will face the Ohio State-UCLA winner in the final Saturday night.

“I just want to say hats off to Long Beach State,” BYU coach Shawn Olmstead said. “I anticipated a great match and it was. They’re a well-coached team. They pushed our players. It was a fun match to be a part of. I was happy with our boys’ composure after losing that second set and going into the third.”

Eakin’s goal lifts Stars for win in overtime

nhl: Cody Eakin scored at 2:58 of overtime and the Dallas Stars beat the St. Louis Blues 3-2 in St. Louis, bouncing back from a blowout loss two days earlier to tie the second-round series at two games apiece.

Patrick Sharp set up the winner and also scored for the Stars, coming off a 6-1 loss in Game 3. Rookie Radek Faksa had the other goal.

Vladimir Tarasenko scored his sixth goal of the playoffs on a first-period breakaway and added an assist for St. Louis, giving him five points in the last two games. Paul Stastny also scored off a deflection from Tarasenko.

Game 5 is Saturday in Dallas.

Chayka becomes youngest GM in history: The Arizona Coyotes have made John Chayka the youngest general manager in NHL history and restructured their front office.

The 26-year-old Chayka was introduced as Arizona’s next general manager after serving one season as assistant GM to Don Maloney, who was fired in April after nine seasons.

Coach Dave Tippett also signed a five-year contract extension and will have added responsibilities in personnel decisions as executive vice president of hockey operations.

Oilers, Flames donating to Fort McMurray: The National Hockey League and the Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames are each donating $100,000 to the Canadian Red Cross relief efforts in fire-ravaged Fort McMurray, Alberta.

Wildfires have forced the evacuation of more than 80,000 residents. The Canadian Red Cross will facilitate care by providing shelter, food, accommodation and comfort.

3 designated for Jack Adams Award: Washington’s Barry Trotz, Dallas’ Lindy Ruff and Florida’s Gerard Gallant are the finalists for the Jack Adams Award as the NHL coach who has “contributed the most to his team’s success.”

Members of the NHL Broadcasters’ Association voted at the end regular season, with the top three designated as finalists. The winner will be announced June 22 during the NHL Awards in Las Vegas.

3 advance to Madrid Open quarterfinals

miscellany: Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal made their way into the Madrid Open quarterfinals, each with straight-set wins.

The top-ranked Djokovic beat Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain 6-2, 6-1 for his 30th win of the season, the most on tour. Defending champion Murray defeated Gilles Simon of France 6-4, 6-2, and Nadal topped Sam Querrey of the U.S. 6-4, 6-2.

“I wanted to be aggressive and it’s what I’ve done,” said Djokovic, who had 25 winners and only 11 unforced errors. “The conditions were quite different than yesterday, it was a bit slower but more windier, so I had to be concentrating.”

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