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NBA playoffs: Raptors beat Wizards in Game 5; LeBron James' last-second shot gives Cavaliers win; Rockets eliminate Timberwolves

DeMar DeRozan scored 32 points, Kyle Lowry had 17 points and 10 assists and the Toronto Raptors beat the Washington Wizards 108-98 on Wednesday night in Game 5 of the first-round series. Toronto rebounded after losing Games 3 and 4 in Washington to take a 3-2 series lead back to Washington for...
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Red Sanders' impact on UCLA football has lasted well past his death, 60 years ago Tuesday
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