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  • NBA playoffs: LeBron James scores 46, Cavaliers hold off Pacers to even series; Jazz past Thunder to even series

    NBA playoffs: LeBron James scores 46, Cavaliers hold off Pacers to even series; Jazz past Thunder to even series

    LeBron James scored 46 points and added 12 rebounds as the Cleveland Cavaliers bounced back from a poor performance in the opener by holding off the Indiana Pacers 100-97 on Wednesday night to even their Eastern Conference series at one game apiece. Dazzling from the start, James scored the game's...

  • Penguins put Flyers on brink of elimination with 5-0 win

    Penguins put Flyers on brink of elimination with 5-0 win

    Forget not having Sean Couturier . The Flyers probably could have dressed Bob Clarke, Eric Lindros, Mark Howe and Bernie Parent and still not beaten Pittsburgh on Wednesday night. So dominant were the Penguins that the Flyers practically stood there and marveled at their talent and execution. The...

  • Djokovic advances after 10 match points

    Djokovic advances after 10 match points

    Novak Djokovic and defending champion Rafael Nadal needed a combined 14 match points to reach the third round of the Monte Carlo Masters on Wednesday in Monaco. After Djokovic finally converted his 10th match point to beat Borna Coric 7-6 (2) 7-5, Nadal required four in a 6-1, 6-3 win against Aljaz...

  • Erin Popovich, wife of Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, dies

    Erin Popovich, wife of Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, dies

    The wife of San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has died. The Spurs confirmed Erin Popovich's death Wednesday. The team didn't provide further details. "We mourn the loss of Erin," Spurs general manager RC Buford said in a team statement. "She was a strong, wonderful, kind, intelligent woman...

  • Mets rally for 9 runs in 8th inning to stun Nationals, 11-5

    Six outs from getting swept at home by Washington, the New York Mets stunned their NL East rivals with a nine-run rally instead. Yoenis Cespedes launched a grand slam for his second key hit of the eighth inning, capping a colossal outburst that propelled the Mets past the Nationals 11-5 on Wednesday...

  • For Ducks, getting swept should be a wake-up call

    For Ducks, getting swept should be a wake-up call

    The Ducks saved their best for last, for whatever small consolation that might bring them while they analyze how they fell from being a Western Conference finalist last season to being swept out of the first round of the playoffs this spring by the smart, energized San Jose Sharks. Their best effort...

  • Sixers center Joel Embiid is doubtful for Game 3 against Heat

    Sixers center Joel Embiid is doubtful for Game 3 against Heat

    The Philadelphia 76ers are still uncertain when they will have center Joel Embiid back in the lineup. On Wednesday, the Sixers officially listed Embiid as doubtful for Thursday’s Game 3 against the Miami Heat at AmericanAirlines Arena. Embiid has missed the past 10 games because of broken orbital...

  • NHL playoffs: Penguins, Preds, Lightning stretch series leads to 3-1

    NHL playoffs: Penguins, Preds, Lightning stretch series leads to 3-1

    Sidney Crosby scored his fifth goal of the series and became the Pittsburgh Penguins' career postseason points leader in a 5-0 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday night. The Penguins lead the first-round playoff series 3-1 as its shifts to Pittsburgh for Game 5. Matt Murray stopped 26...

  • Top-ranked UF baseball team poised to defend national title

    Top-ranked UF baseball team poised to defend national title

    Coach Kevin O’Sullivan is here once again, sitting on a winning hand, his Gators standing in a familiar position with a month remaining in the regular season. O’Sullivan’s baseball juggernaut is steamrolling toward yet another deep postseason run a season after finally capturing the ultimate prize....

  • With USOC in turmoil, athletes testify about sex-abuse cases

    The question sex-abuse victim Craig Maurizi would like to ask U.S. Olympic leaders is simple and searing: "How can you sleep at night?" Every bit as perplexing: How to make sure this doesn't happen again? The figure skater was one of four Olympic-sports athletes who testified to a Senate subcommittee...

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