THIS WEEKEND IN SPORTS

BY: WILLIAM NICHOLSON

RAPTORS CRUISE BY HEAT TO ADVANCE TO THE EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS 

For the first time in their franchise history, the Toronto Raptors are heading to the Eastern Conference Finals. The Raptors beat the Miami Heat 116-89, behind a dominating performance from Kyle Lowry. Lowry had 35 points, nine assists, seven rebounds and four steals to lead all Raptors, who also got a huge boost from Bismack Biyombo's 17 points and 16 rebounds. Dwayne Wade and Goran Dragic only accounted for 16 a piece in the loss. After struggling most of the playoff series, Lowry and Derozan were in top form for Game 7 on Sunday. 

There won't be much to celebrate in Toronto: the Raptors will take on the Cleveland Cavaliers, who are undefeated the postseason, in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Tuesday 

MELEE BETWEEN RANGERS AND BLUE JAYS

Toronto's Jose Bautista, who had been hit by a pitch to start the eight inning of today's Rangers and Blue Jays game, had a hard, dirty slide into Texas second baseman Rougned Odor on a potential double play. Odor took exception, punches were thrown, and the result was one of the most epic baseball fights is recent history.