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Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images(ATLANTA) -- Atlanta Hawks guard Kyle Korver will miss the remainder of the postseason with a severe right ankle sprain, the team announced Saturday, putting the team -- already down two games to none to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference Finals -- and its season in deeper jeopardy.

Korver left Friday night's Game 2 in the third quarter after attempting to gather up a loose ball. Cleveland Cavaliers guard Matthew Dellavedova appeared to roll onto Korver's ankle on the play.

Korver had struggled to find open shots since the Hawks' previous series against the Washington Wizards, shooting just 15 of 48 from the floor in that seven game series. He was just 7 for 16 in the first two games of the Eastern Conference Finals.


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Photo by Elsa/Getty Images(FOXBOROUGH, Mass.) -- Nearly 300 New England Patriots fans are planning a peaceful rally on Sunday "to protest the unjust football arrest" of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.

Brady was suspended for the first four games of the upcoming 2015 season for his role in the deflategate scandal. An NFL-commissioned report by investigator Ted Wells found that it was more likely than not that Brady was "at least generally aware" of game balls being under-inflated during last year's AFC Championship game against the Indianapolis Colts.

According to a Facebook event, the rally is expected to take place outside Gillette Stadium, where the Patriots play. As of Saturday afternoon, 290 people had said they plan to attend.


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Scoreboard Roundup — 5/22/15

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — AMERICAN LEAGUE
Baltimore 5, Seattle 4
Detroit 6, Houston 5, 11 Innings
Toronto 8, L.A. Angels 4
Tampa Bay 3, Oakland 0
Texas 3, Boston 1
Cleveland 5,  Chi White Sox 2

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Arizona 7, Miami 6
N-Y Mets 5, St. Louis 0
Colorado 7, Philadelphia 3
San Francisco 4, L.A. Dodgers 0
Atlanta 10, Milwaukee 1
Chi Cubs 3, San Diego 0

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS

Golden State 99, Houston 98

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFS

Anaheim 2, Chicago 1

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Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images(ATLANTA) -- The Cleveland Cavaliers, behind a near-triple-double from LeBron James, took a two games to none lead in the Eastern Conference Finals on Friday night.

With Cleveland point guard Kyrie Irving missing the game with a knee issue, the Cavaliers had a tight game on their hands in the first half. After halftime, though, the Cavs came out hot.

Outscoring Atlanta 30 to 17 in the third quarter, Cleveland took an 18 point lead into the final quarter, never looking back.

James finished one rebound shy of a triple-double, posting 30 points and 11 assists.

Head Coach David Blatt praised the team's cohesiveness, noting a lack of turnovers as the game wore on. "We did want to attack downhill," Blatt said, adding "we made good decisions with the basketball. I think we had five turnovers in the first quarter, but after that we took good care of the ball."


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Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images(TAMPA, Fla.) -- After back-to-back disappointing performances, the New York Rangers came out firing on Friday night, beating the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-1 and evening the Eastern Conference Finals at two games apiece.

Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist, who had allowed six goals each in Games 3 and 4, stopped 38 shots on Friday night.

The Rangers took a lead on a goal, late in the first period, from star Rick Nash, who had just one goal in his previous 13 games. Though the Lightning tied the game at 1 midway through the second period, the Blueshirts answered back quickly and loudly.

Two goals within three minutes from Chris Kreider and Keith Yandle gave New York a 3-1 lead.

"I felt like halfway through it could have gone either way," Lundqvist said Friday, "they had a lot of open chances, especially in the second. But then when we got that second and third goal it felt like we started controlling the game a little bit better."

A third period goal from Martin St. Louis and a second from Nash gave the Rangers a 5-1 victory.


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