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Khris Middleton scored 38 points, Giannis Antetokounmpo added 30 and the Milwaukee Bucks never trailed in a 104-89 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday to force a decisive seventh game in their second-round playoff series. Game 7 will take place Saturday night in Brooklyn.

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On Tuesday, it was the Milwaukee Bucks blowing a 17-point lead to fall behind three-games-to-two against Brooklyn in the NBA's Eastern Conference semifinals. One day later, it was the Philadelphia 76ers coughing up a 26-point advantage in a 109-106 loss to the Hawks.

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James Harden was back in the Brooklyn Nets' lineup, but it was Kevin Durant's triple-double that led them to a 114-108 win over the Milwaukee Bucks. Durant carried the Nets on his back, delivering 49 points, 17 rebounds and 10 assists.

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The Atlanta Hawks and Los Angeles Clippers have turned their respective NBA playoff series into a best-of-3. The Hawks evened their Eastern Conference semifinal series at two games apiece with a comeback win over the 76ers, 103-100.

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The New York Islanders have opened their semifinal series by knocking off the defending Stanley Cup champs. Semyon Varlamov made 30 saves and the Isles got goals from Mathew Barzal and Ryan Pulock to beat the Lightning, 2-1 in Tampa.

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The Milwaukee Bucks were held to 86 points for the second straight game. This time, that was just enough to win. Khris Middleton and Giannis Antetokounmpo each had impressive double-doubles as the Bucks beat the Nets, 86-83 to pull within two games to one in the NBA's Eastern Conference semifinals.

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The New York Islanders are the last team standing in the NHL's East Division. The Isles are heading to the Stanley Cup semifinals for the second straight year following a 6-2 win over the Boston Bruins. The Islanders took control with a three-goal second period and earned a semifinal rematch against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

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The Philadelphia 76ers barely managed to avoid falling into an 0-2 hole in the NBA's Eastern Conference semifinals. Joel Embiid had 40 points and 13 rebounds as the Sixers knocked off the Hawks, 118-102, evening the series at a game apiece.

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Kevin Durant scored 32 points in three quarters of a top-to-bottom blowout that sent the Brooklyn Nets halfway to the Eastern Conference finals with a 125-86 rout of the Milwaukee Bucks.

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Xander Bogaerts hit a two-run single with two out in the 10th inning before the Red Sox completed their first three-game sweep in the Bronx since June 2011, 6-5 over the Yankees. Marwin González launched a tying homer in the seventh for Boston and made a slick defensive play at second base with a runner in scoring position for the final out.

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The Boston Bruins have taken a two-games-to-one lead in the Stanley Cup second-round series, while the Carolina Hurricanes have climbed within 2-1 in their series. Brad Marchand scored 3:36 into overtime to give the Bruins a 2-1 win over the New York Islanders.

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No Joel Embiid? No problem, as the Philadelphia 76ers advanced to the second round of the NBA playoffs. Seth Curry scored a playoff career-high 30 points and the Sixers beat Washington 129-112 to end the series in five games, overcoming Embiid's absence because of a knee injury.

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The Brooklyn Nets have advanced to the second round of the NBA's Eastern Conference semifinals by closing out the Boston Celtics in five games. James Harden had 34 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists for his first postseason triple-double, leading the Nets to a 123-109 win over the Celtics.

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Naomi Osaka has withdrawn from the French Open, saying on Twitter that it's "the best thing for the tournament" and for her own well-being. The four-time Grand Slam champion and former No. 1-ranked player said in her tweet Monday that by pulling out, "everyone can get back to focusing on the tennis going on in Paris."

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The Nets have forged a three-games-to-one lead with a 141-126 win at Boston. Kyrie Irving had 39 points and 11 rebounds to quiet the first post-pandemic full house at the TD Garden, where he was booed throughout Game 3 and most of Sunday.

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Wednesday's rain set up a number of doubleheaders on Thursday. Marcus Stroman allowed three hits over six innings of the Mets' 1-0 win over the Rockies in Game 1 of a twinbill. José Peraza homered leading off the third inning. Pereza later drove in two runs as the Mets completed a sweep of their twinbill, 4-2. He laced an RBI single in the fourth to put New York ahead to stay.

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The Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Islanders have advanced to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, but the Vegas Golden Knights failed to close out their series. The Islanders earned a 5-3 win over the Penguins in Game 6, their first series-clinching victory at Nassau Coliseum since 1993.

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The Brooklyn Nets have grabbed a two-games-to-none lead in their NBA first-round series with Boston. Joe Harris tied a franchise playoff record with seven 3-pointers while scoring a postseason career-high 25 points as the Nets routed the Celtics, 130-108.

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Josh Bailey scored 51 seconds into the second overtime to lift the New York Islanders to a 3-2 victory over Pittsburgh in Game 5 of their first-round series.

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Phil Mickelson has become the oldest major champion by surviving a somewhat chaotic final round at the PGA Championship. The 50-year-old Mickelson squandered most of a five-stroke lead on the back nine before finishing two strokes ahead of Brooks Koepka and Louis Oosthuizen at Kiawah Island.

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Russell Westbrook nearly had a triple-double and Bradley Beal scored 25 points in just 29 minutes to help the Washington Wizards reach the NBA playoffs as the Eastern Conference's No. 8 seed by overwhelming the Indiana Pacers 142-115 in the play-in round.

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Corey Kluber threw the major leagues' sixth no-hitter this season and second in two nights, leading the New York Yankees over the Texas Rangers 2-0. The 35-year-old right-hander, a two-time American League Cy Young Award winner, came within a third-inning walk to Charlie Culberson of throwing a perfect game.

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Inspired by Kevin Pillar's return to the dugout, the New York Mets got homers from Jonathan Villar and Tomás Nido and strong performances by a string of relievers to beat the Atlanta Braves 4-3. Villar hit a two-run shot in the third inning. Nido won it for the Mets in the ninth with a tiebreaking drive into the left-field seats off struggling Braves closer Will Smith.

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Taijuan Walker and Kevin Pillar have joined a long list of injured Mets players as both were forced to leave New York's 3-1 win over the Braves. Walker pitched only three innings before exiting with tightness in his left side. Pillar was hit square in the face by a pitch from Jacob Webb and knocked to the ground with blood pouring from his nose.

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Kevin Durant and the Nets have claimed the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference with a 123-109 win over the Cavaliers. Durant fell two rebounds shy of a triple-double, providing 23 points and 13 assists in the Nets' fifth straight win. Kyrie Irving had 17 points for the Nets, who rested James Harden after he played the last two games following an 18-game injury absence.

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Alec Burks scored a season-high 30 points in his return from a three-game absence and the New York Knicks kept up their chase of home-court advantage in the playoffs by rallying to beat the San Antonio Spurs 102-98.

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The New York Mets made it seven straight wins by roughing up an ex-Met in a 7-1 thumping of the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday. Matt Harvey gave up the seven runs on eight hits in 4 1/3 innings, giving up hits to the first four batters in the second inning to fall behind 3-0. Fans were more polite to Harvey than the Mets as he received three standing ovations.

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Kevin Durant's 21 points and eight assists carried the Nets to a 115-107 win over the Bulls. Joe Harris added 17 points and Bruce Brown had 15 as Brooklyn won its second straight after a four-game slide. Chicago wasted Zach LaVine's 41 points, ended a three-game winning streak and fell three games behind idle Washington for the final spot in the Eastern Conference play-in tournament.

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Taylor Hall scored his second goal of the game 2:53 into overtime and the Boston Bruins beat the New York Islanders 3-2 in their home finale to clinch third place in the East Division.

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The New York Mets completed a three-game sweep of the Arizona Diamondbacks with a 4-2 victory, but they finished the game without their ace. Two-time Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom took himself out before the sixth inning due to tightness in his right side.

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