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CLIPPERS, HAWKS AND GRIZZLIES ALL TAKE 2-1 SERIES LEADS IN NBA PLAYOFFS
The L.A. Clippers edge Golden State to take a 2-1 series lead in the NBA playoffs, while Atlanta and Memphis also win to lead their series by the same tally.
BENFICA AND SEVILLA WIN AT HOME IN FIRST LEGS OF EUROPA LEAGUE SEMIS
Benfica wins 2-1 at home against Juventus while Sevilla beats Valencia 2-0 in the first legs of their Europa League semifinals.
PHELPS BEATEN BY LOCHTE IN COMEBACK
Michael Phelps’ comeback meet falls short of perfect ending as he loses to Ryan Lochte in the 100-meter butterfly final.
KING AVOID ELIMINATION IN NHL PLAYOFFS
Los Angeles staves off elimination from the NHL playoffs with a 6-3 win over San Jose.
DJOKOVIC EXPECTING FIRST BABY
Novak Djokovic says he and long-time partner Jelena Ristic are expecting their first baby.
UNSTOPPABLE ALDRIDGE DOES IT AGAIN FOR BLAZERS
Portland’s LaMarcus Aldridge tops 40 points for the second-straight game as Trail Blazers take 2-0 series lead over Houston
MADRID-BAYERN EVENLY POISED AFTER LOS BLANCOS WIN HOME LEG 1-0
Real Madrid wins 1-0 at home against Bayern Munich in the first leg of their Champions League semifinal.
YANKEES PITCHER EXPELLED FROM GAME FOR FOREIGN SUBSTANCE
New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda is thrown out of the game against Boston for using a foreign substance to aid his grip on the baseball.
BLUE JACKETS WIN FIRST-EVER HOME PLAYOFF GAME
Columbus wins a home playoff game for the first time in its history as Blue Jackets square NHL playoff series against Pittsburgh at 2-2.
PHELPS SAYS LOVE OF SPORT, AND WEIGHT GAIN, PROMPTED RETURN TO SWIMMING
Michael Phelps says he returned to top-level swimming because he missed the sport, and he needed to lose weight.