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MIAMI - So much for Miami needing time to find its way with a rebuilt roster. Bud Black Jersey .The Heat are the last unbeaten team in the Eastern Conference.Chris Bosh scored 21 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, Dwyane Wade added 19 points and Miami beat Toronto 107-102 on Sunday night, the 16th straight win for the Heat over the Raptors.The guys, they see how our team will have to play to be successful, Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said.Wade also finished with 11 rebounds and seven assists for the Heat (3-0). Luol Deng scored 18 points, Shawne Williams added 16 and Mario Chalmers finished with 12 for Miami.DeMar DeRozan scored 30 points for Toronto (2-1), which hasnt beaten Miami since Jan. 27, 2010.They executed well, especially down the stretch, DeRozan said. Weve got to understand when we play against a good team theyre going to play well down the stretch.Its hard to see why DeRozan lauded Miamis late execution. The Heat shot 4-for-17 in the fourth quarter and missed eight free throws in the final 12 minutes.And they won.This is all going to help us later, Wade said.Kyle Lowry added 22, including a layup that got the Raptors within four with 21 seconds left. Jonas Valanciunas scored 14 and Greivis Vasquez finished with 12 for Toronto, which was outrebounded 43-28.I guess its just effort, Bosh said. We know a lot of people arent expecting us to do much on the boards.Miami led by as many as 16 late in the third quarter before the Raptors came roaring back, starting with a 6-0 run to close the third and get within 10. Toronto got within six twice midway through the fourth, before Shawne Williams made a pair of big plays for Miami.He tipped in a missed 3-point try by Mario Chalmers for an eight-point lead and after DeRozans 3-pointer with 5:23 left got Toronto within five, he answered with a 3 of his own from the left corner to restore Miamis cushion.Lowry had a chance to get Toronto within five again when he was fouled on a 3-pointer with about 2 minutes left, but missed two of the three tries. The Raptors missed 15 free throws on the night, after missing a total of 16 in their first two games.At the defensive end, its from start to finish, Raptors coach Dwane Casey said. You dont just guard for 23 seconds. You guard for 24 and then come up with the rebound. Were not doing that right now.TIP-INSRaptors: Drake, the teams most recognizable fan, was courtside. ... The Raptors shot 39 free throws and now have a 120-79 edge over opponents in that department so far in this young season. ... Patrick Patterson got the start at forward in place of Amir Johnson, who was out with a sore left ankle.Heat: F Josh McRoberts had to leave the game in the fourth quarter — not because of injury, but because he tore off his jersey. He was quickly issued a replacement. ... .Miami was without F Chris Andersen (sore ribs) and F Udonis Haslem (sore quadriceps). ... Miami used 11 players in the first half and each scored. ... Wade played in both ends of the back-to-back, something he did only three times last season.RARE WADEWade was 4 for 4 in the first quarter, with four rebounds and three assists. It was just the second time in his career that he made at least four shots without a miss in a quarter, along with having at least that many rebounds and assists. He had a 6-for-6, four-rebound, three-assist third quarter on Jan. 8, 2006 against Portland.PERFECT WEEKENDMiami fans enjoyed a perfect weekend. The Heat went 2-0, while the Miami Dolphins, Florida Panthers and Miami Hurricanes football team all went 1-0. According to STATS, its the fourth time those teams posted a win on the same weekend and the first time they went a combined 5-0 over a Saturday and Sunday.UP NEXTRaptors: Toronto hosts Oklahoma City on Tuesday.Heat: Miami hosts Houston on Tuesday. Frank White Jersey . 1 Caroline Wozniacki and three-time champion Serena Williams cruised into the semifinals, while last years runner-up Vera Zvonareva succumbed to Aussie Samantha Stosur in Thursdays womens quarterfinal action at the U. Willie Wilson Jersey . The stress, the waiting, the whispers about whether he doped during his stellar cycling career, all of it ended when - after nearly two years - federal prosecutors closed an investigation of him last week without bringing any charges. https://www.cheaproyals.com/ .Murray has played 20 matches in five weeks, winning three titles to climb to fifth in the ATP Race.The two-time Grand Slam champion also seeks to qualify for next months ATP World Tour Finals.Murray said: I always wanted to qualify for it, but also I want to get back into the top 8 players in the world and it makes a huge difference for seedings in the major events.MINNEAPOLIS -- Justin Verlander showed some rust in his return. The results werent great, albeit against a hot-hitting opponent. That award-winning right shoulder looked relaxed, though, and the sight of Verlander on the mound gave the sputtering Detroit Tigers a spark. Verlander lasted into the sixth inning, Nick Castellanos had two hits and two RBIs, and the Tigers salvaged a doubleheader split by beating the Minnesota Twins 8-6 Saturday night. "He knows how to pitch. He knows what hes doing. He can kind of contain the situation, and I think he did that well," said Torii Hunter, who had three of Detroits 17 hits. Victor Martinez and J.D. Martinez each had three hits, too, and Joe Nathan notched his 27th save in 32 attempts despite an RBI double by Brian Dozier in the ninth. Verlander (11-11) improved to 5-0 in seven career starts at Target Field. With two outs and two on in the sixth inning, manager Brad Ausmus came for the ball and was greeted with an icy stare as Blaine Hardy arrived from the bullpen. "I wanted to finish the game, but I knew what he was seeing. Obviously Ive been off for a while and fatigue was a factor there and we really couldnt let this game slip away from us," said Verlander, whose last turn was skipped because of shoulder soreness. He was removed after one inning the start before that Aug. 11 at Pittsburgh, when Ausmus said he looked like he was throwing darts to protect the joint. Here, his motion was free and easy, and his changeup was diving. "He wouldnt be Justin Verlander if he didnt push back when hes being taken out. He does not like to come out of games, and I think thats great," Ausmus said. Coupled with their 12-4 loss to the Twins in the afternoon, the Tigers dropped to a season-most three games behind first-place Kansas City in the AL Central. They also fell to a game behind Seattle for the second wild-card spot. In the opener, Twins rookie Kennys Vargas drove in five runs and starter Yohan Pino (2-5) strucck out six in five innings. Dick Howser Jersey. So after the Tigers gave up a total of 32 runs and 34 hits while throwing a whopping 398 pitches in losing the first two games of the series, they badly needed the old Verlander to come through in this one. "Im extremely happy he got a win in his first start back," Ausmus said. Minnesota rookie Trevor May (0-3) completed five innings for the first time in four career starts, but he didnt hold his 4-2 lead after a two-run double by Trevor Plouffe in the third inning. Eugenio Suarezs broken-bat, two-run single pushed the Tigers in front 5-4, and Jared Burton was summoned from the bullpen. Castellanos hit a two-out, two-strike, two-run single in the seventh off Burton to add to the lead. Vargas finished the day with six RBIs and has driven in 23 runs in his first 22 major league games, all this month. The Twins scored seven runs in the opener off Tigers starter Buck Farmer (0-1), who managed only four outs. He gave up six runs in the second, while the Twins batted around for the third time in a span of nine innings. TRAINERS ROOM Tigers: Miguel Cabreras bothersome right ankle flared up a bit near the end of the long day, and Ausmus said hed consider keeping the slugger out of the series finale to give him two straight days off with no game Monday. "Obviously wed prefer to have Miggy in the lineup, but his health is more important," Ausmus said. Twins: Joe Mauer is still receiving daily treatment for the strained muscle on his right side that kept him out for 34 games. He stretched his streak of reaching base, the longest active in the majors, to 25 games and drove in four runs for the day. "I feel good. Im seeing the ball well," said Mauer, whos hitting .327 with 11 RBIs in 13 games since coming off the DL. UP NEXT The Tigers will try to split the series by sending reigning Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (14-4, 3.07 ERA) to the mound Sunday afternoon. Kyle Gibson (11-9, 4.13 ERA) pitches for the Twins. ' ' '



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