Nets Hold Off Raptors, 104-103 in Game 7, Prepare for Heat

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-05_00e410681a.jpgElsa/Getty Images (TORONTO) -- Paul Pierce was brought to Brooklyn for veteran leadership and clutch plays this offseason and delivered in Brooklyn's 104-103 win in Game 7 against Toronto. Pierce only had 10 points, but blocked Raptors guard Kyle Lowry on the final play of the game to punch their ticket to the second round of the playoffs with a matchup against the Heat on Tuesday.

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Blackhawks Roll Past Wild, 4-1, Take 2-0 Series Lead

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-05_96bd79ef4a.jpgJonathan Daniel/Getty Images (CHICAGO) -- Bryan Bickell led the Chicago Blackhawks past the Minnesota Wild in their 4-1 victory on Sunday. Chicago now has a 2-0 series lead and Bickell scored a goal and had two assists in the victory.

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Denny Hamlin Wins at Talladega Superspeedway

9-12-12 Hamlin A.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1399250295866Chris Graythen/Getty Images for NASCAR(TALLADEGA, Ala.) -- Denny Hamlin won his first race of the Sprint Cup season after taking the checkered flag at Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday. Hamlin held off Greg Biffle on a green-white checkered finish for the victory on his 300th career start in the series.

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Mayweather Defeats Maidana by Majority Decision

5-4-14 Mayweather.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1399212069931Harry How/Getty Images (LAS VEGAS) -- Floyd Mayweather Jr. (46-0; 26 KOs) defeated Marcos Maidana of Argentina (35-4; 31KOs) by majority decision in their WBA/WBC welterweight unification match on Saturday night in front of a sold-out crowd of 16,268 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

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Dodgers Hoping to Start Kershaw Monday

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-05_0dfc217a5b.jpgCameron Spencer/Getty Images (MINNEAPOLIS) -- Los Angeles Dodgers ace pitcher Clayton Kershaw seems to be getting close to a return to the major leagues. Dodgers skipper Don Mattingly indicated Thursday that if all goes well during a bullpen session Friday in Miami, Kershaw could make a start for the Dodgers as soon as Monday.

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