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Celtics run past Heat 93-80, move 1 win from NBA Finals

MIAMI (AP) — Jaylen Brown scored 25 points, Jayson Tatum added 22 and the Boston Celtics moved to the brink of a berth in the NBA Finals, running away after halftime to beat the Miami Heat 93-80 on Wednesday night and take a 3-2 lead in the Eastern Conference title series. Al Horford had 16 ...

Burger’s homer off Hill lifts White Sox over Red Sox

CHICAGO (AP) — Jake Burger hit a three-run homer off Rich Hill, Lucas Giolito overcame a shaky first inning and the Chicago White Sox beat the Red Sox 3-1 Wednesday night to end Boston's six-game winning streak. The White Sox won for the fourth time in six games and moved over .500 to ...

Back to Texas for PGA Tour, seniors head to another major

The PGA Tour heads to Colonial for the Charles Schwab Challenge and it looks as though little has changed from last week. Justin Thomas is in the field fresh off his PGA Championship victory. So is Will Zalatoris, who lost to him in the playoff. Also playing is Mito Pereira of Chile, who looked ...

McLaurin, Young absent for Commanders’ 1st offseason workout

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Terry McLaurin was a no-show for the Washington Commanders' first on-field workout of the offseason while negotiations on a contract extension are ongoing for the team's top receiver. McLaurin and pass rushers Chase Young and Montez Sweat weren't on the field when ...

Mitch, Kenny or Mason? Steelers’ QB derby now in full swing

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Tomlin isn't into drawing conclusions on anything in the middle of the spring. Not when the Pittsburgh Steelers coach is watching his players run around without a shoulder pad in sight, two months away from the grind of training camp and nearly two more before the ...

Jags’ Etienne returns after foot injury derails rookie year

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Travis Etienne had several regrets about having to sit out his rookie season. He longed for the camaraderie, the competition and the chance to play in the NFL, his main goal since he was a kid growing up in Jennings, Louisiana. There was one bright spot, ...

Rodgers absent as Packers conduct voluntary OTAs this week

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Reigning MVP Aaron Rodgers was one of several notable veterans missing as the Green Bay Packers began voluntary organized team activities this week. Packers coach Matt LaFleur confirmed Tuesday that Rodgers isn't expected at all this week. The Packers conduct more OTAs ...

Steve Stricker out of Senior PGA with positive COVID-19 test

BENTON HARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Former Ryder Cup captain Steve Stricker has pulled out of the Senior PGA Championship after testing positive for the coronavirus. Stricker revealed his positive test Tuesday on Twitter, saying he was "super bummed" and that it was "just a small setback." Stricker ...

Jets ‘thick’ QB Wilson focused on eating, performing better

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Zach Wilson is unquestionably the main focus this offseason for the new-look New York Jets. And it's not about just the progress of his on-field skills. That's key, of course, but the second-year quarterback's physical appearance is already the talk around the ...

Eflin, Phillies agree to $5.7M deal, avoid arbitration

ATLANTA (AP) — Right-hander Zach Eflin and the Philadelphia Phillies agreed Tuesday to a $5.7 million, one-year contract. Eflin gets a $5.55 million salary this year, and the deal includes a $15 million mutual option for 2023 with a $150,000 buyout. He can earn an additional $300,000 in ...