Love out next series, Smith suspended 2

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CLEVELAND (AP) The Cavaliers will move forward in the NBA playoffs without Kevin Love and with their title hopes shaken.

Cleveland's starting forward has been ruled out for the team's next playoff series - and perhaps longer - after dislocating his left shoulder in Sunday's win to sweep the Boston Celtics.

Love, playing in his first postseason as a pro, got hurt when he got tangled with Celtics forward Kelly Olynyk while chasing a loose ball in the first quarter. Olynyk clamped down on Love's arm and pulled so hard it popped out of the shoulder joint. Love had an MRI and other tests performed Monday and the team said he sustained a dislocation with torn ligaments and labrum.

O's home game ppd. amid safety concerns

BALTIMORE (AP) The Baltimore Orioles' home game against the Chicago White Sox was postponed Monday night because of safety concerns after riots broke out near Camden Yards following the funeral of Freddie Gray.

Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred, at the stadium for a previously planned visit, said Tuesday night's game between the Orioles and White Sox could be moved - possibly to Nationals Park in Washington - if safety continued to be an issue. (MORE)

Caps beat Isles in 7, face Rangers next

WASHINGTON (AP) Unburdened by the catastrophes of past Game 7s littering the Washington Capitals' playoff history, rookie Evgeny Kuznetsov delivered a breathtaking, series-clinching goal that got Alex Ovechkin's seal of approval.

"Pretty sick," Ovechkin declared. (MORE)

Lightning force Game 7 against Red Wings

DETROIT (AP) With two splendid passes and a shot, the Tampa Bay Lightning covered the length of the ice in about six seconds - and offered their response to the laborious nature of the playoff grind.

Tyler Johnson scored that beautifully orchestrated goal in the first period, then added another in the second to lead Tampa Bay to a 5-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Monday night, forcing a seventh game in their first-round series. The league's highest-scoring team during the regular season, the Lightning had looked ordinary amid the tight, disciplined structure of postseason hockey. But they had enough room to skate in Game 6 against the Red Wings, and Johnson was their biggest star again. (MORE)

Williams' 35 help Nets knot series at 2

NEW YORK (AP) Deron Williams finally delivered the game that's expected of him, and he wasn't going to let the Nets lose it.

And after he finished carrying them into a 2-2 tie with the Eastern Conference's No. 1 seed, the guy who had been being beaten up physically on the court and by fans and media off it knew how important his performance was. (MORE)

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