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Philadelphia 76ers wrestle home playoff victory from Miami Heat

April 21 (UPI) — Ben Simmons and James Johnson were at the center of a huge second quarter scuffle during the Philadelphia 76ers’ 106-102 win against Miami Heat Saturday at AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami, Fla. The Sixers now own a 3-1 lead in the first round Eastern Conference playoffs series and can eliminate the Heat with a win on Tuesday ...

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Winnipeg Jets look to end series against Minnesota Wild

WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Nobody needs to tell Winnipeg Jets fans what happened the last time their team had a 3-1 lead in a playoff series. After Dave Ellett scored in double overtime in Game 4 of their first-round matchup against the Edmonton Oilers in 1990, the Jets went on to lose three consecutive games, continuing their decade-long heartbreak against their ...

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Erin Popovich: Wife of San Antonio Spurs coach dead at 67

April 18 (UPI) — Erin Popovich, the wife of San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, died on Wednesday. The Popovichs were married for more than 40 years. Erin was previously ill for an extended period, according to ESPN. “We mourn the loss of Erin,” Spurs general manager R.C. Buford said in a statement. “She was a strong, wonderful, kind, intelligent ...

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Timberwolves aim to slow down Rockets' James Harden

At first blush the Minnesota Timberwolves got what they wanted in Game 1 on Sunday, limiting the Houston Rockets to a substandard shooting performance from the perimeter after being overrun by a hail of 3-pointers while being dismantled in all four regular-season meetings. But what went wrong proved costly for Minnesota. Despite the sound strategy of running multiple bodies in ...

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Diamondbacks prepare to attack Giants

The Arizona Diamondbacks are celebrating their 20th anniversary this season with a jump-start to remember. San Francisco, meanwhile, is simply hoping to stay close to the pack until its top pitchers return after an offseason reboot that included adding veteran hitters Andrew McCutchen and Evan Longoria. The Diamondbacks (11-4) have a three-game lead in the National League West and are ...

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