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Hawks rally to beat Heat

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks withstood a huge run by the Miami Heat to get within two games to one in the first round of the NBA playoffs.

Trae Young hit a floater in the lane with 4.4 seconds left and the Hawks rallied from a 16-point deficit in the second half to beat the Heat, 111-110. The Hawks led 68-63 in the third quarter until P.J. Tucker provided eight points in a 21-0 run. Atlanta regrouped to outscore the Heat, 34-25 in the final period.

Young led the Hawks with 24 points and had eight assists, while Bogdan Bogdanovic added 18 points, eight rebounds and six assists.

Tyler Herro (HEE’-roh) delivered 24 points and seven rebounds off the bench, while Jimmy Butler and Max Strus (stroos) each added 20.

Game 4 is Sunday in Atlanta.


Hornets fire Borrego

UNDATED (AP) — The Charlotte Hornets have fired coach James Borrego after blowout losses in back-to-back years in the play-in tournament.

Borrego was 138-163 in four seasons as the Hornets coach. Charlotte finished 43-39 this season and improved its win total by 10 in each of the past two seasons. However, the Hornets haven’t made the playoffs since the 2015-16 season.

In other NBA news:

— Ben Simmons hopes to play for the Nets during their first-round series against Boston, though he said he probably won’t be ready for Game 3 on Saturday. He says Game 4 on Monday is more likely, calling that “reasonable.” Simmons hasn’t played at all this season.


Judge carries Yanks past Guardians

UNDATED (AP) — Aaron Judge entered with just one home run this season after cutting off talks on opening day for a long-term contract. He came up big on Friday.

The New York Yankees outfielder hit a pair of opposite-field home runs and threw out a runner from center field in a 4-1 win over the Guardians. He put the Yankees ahead in the third inning against Eli Morgan by following a two-out walk to DJ LeMahieu with a drive into the right field seats.

Jameson Taillon (TY-ahn) allowed one run and seven hits in five innings, giving up a fourth-inning homer to Franmil (FRAHN’-meel) Reyes.

In other major league action on Friday:

— Xander Bogaerts (ZAN’-dur BOH’-gahrts) had three hits and scored twice in the first five innings of the Red Sox’s 4-3 decision over the Rays. Trevor Story, Bogaerts, Alex Verdugo (vur-DOO’-goh) and Kike’ (KEe’-kay) Hernandez hit four of Corey Kluber’s first 14 pitches for singles, spotting Boston a 2-0 lead.

— The Braves posted a 3-0 shutout of the Marlins as Kyle Wright had a career-high 11 strikeouts in six dominant innings. Matt Olson doubled in two runs to back Wright, who lowered his ERA to 1.06 through three starts.

— Alec Bohm (bohm) hit a go-ahead, two-run single in the eighth inning to give the Phillies a 4-2 win over the Brewers. Bryce Harper, Jean Segura, Nick Castellanos (kas-tee-AH’-nohs) and J.T. Realmuto (ree-al-MOO’-toh) each had two hits for Philadelphia, which won for just the third time in the last 10 contests.

— The Reds suffered their 10th consecutive loss as Steve Matz held them to a run on seven hits over five innings of the Cardinals’ 4-2 win at Cincinnati. Paul Goldschmidt poked a two-run single and had three hits in the victory.

— Austin Slater smacked a three-run homer as part of a seven-run second that carried the Giants past the Nationals, 7-1. Brandon Crawford doubled twice during the big rally, including a three-run hit as San Francisco chased Patrick Corbin.

— Miguel Cabrera’s bid for 3,000 hits was put on hold while the game between the Tigers and Rockies was postponed by rain in Detroit. The teams will make up the washout with a split doubleheader Saturday.


DeSclafani sidelined

UNDATED (AP) — The San Francisco Giants have placed right-hander Anthony DeSclafani on the 10-day injured list with right ankle inflammation.

The move comes a day after DeSclafani surrendered five runs and nine hits over five innings of the Giants’ 6-2 loss to the Mets. He is 0-1 with a 6.08 ERA this season.

In addition, outfielder Steven Duggar (DUH’-gur) was placed on the 60-day injured list with a moderate left oblique strain.

Also around the majors:

— White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson has received a one-game suspension and an undisclosed fine for his inappropriate actions towards fans during Wednesday’s game in Cleveland. Anderson has appealed to penalty and will be allowed to play when the process is completed.

— Cubs outfielder Clint Frazier has been placed on the injured list with an appendicitis. Frazier is batting .143 in 10 games this season.


Sens top Jackets

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Friday’s NHL schedule began with a meaningless game as the Ottawa Senators beat the Blue Jackets, 2-1 in a shootout at Columbus.

Tim Stutzle (STUT’-sul) scored in the shootout, Brady Tkachuk (kah-CHUHK’) also scored and Filip Gustavsson stopped 33 shots for Ottawa in a matchup of eliminated teams.


NHL great Guy Lafleur dies

MONTREAL (AP) — Hockey Hall of Famer Guy Lafleur (gee la-FLUR’), who helped the Montreal Canadiens win five Stanley Cup titles in the 1970s, has died at age 70.

The No. 1 pick in the 1971 NHL draft, Lafleur registered 518 goals and 728 assists in 14 seasons with Montreal. He holds the Canadiens’ all-time record for assists and points. He scored at least 50 times in six straight campaigns from 1974-75 to 1979-80.

Lafleur was named one of the NHL’s 100 greatest players of all-time in 2017. He finished with 560 goals and 793 assists in 1,126 games in his 17 seasons.

Lafleur was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2019 when tumors were discovered by doctors performing emergency quadruple bypass heart surgery.


Former teammates, coaches honor Haskins at Pittsburgh memorial service

UNDATED (AP) — Former teammates and coaches paid tribute to former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins Friday during an emotional memorial service, a little less than two weeks after the 24-year-old was killed on a South Florida highway.

Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin, former Ohio State coach Urban Meyer and current Ohio State coach Ryan Day were among several hundred mourners who attended the 90-minute service at Allegheny Alliance Church in Pittsburgh’s North Side neighborhood.

Additional memorials are scheduled to be held in New Jersey, where Haskins grew up, and in Maryland, where Haskins attended high school.

In other NFL news:

— The Chiefs expect to resume discussions on a long-term contract with left tackle Orlando Brown Jr. following next week’s NFL draft. Brown received the franchise tag earlier this offseason and is currently due to play next season on a one-year contract worth more than $16.6 million.

— The Titans have taken a step closer to financing a new, enclosed stadium estimated to cost between $1.9 billion and $2.2 billion. The Tennessee legislature approved $500 million in bonds late Thursday night.


Edey stays in West Lafayette

UNDATED (AP) — Zach Edey plans to return to Purdue for his junior season.

The 7-foot-4 center from Toronto averaged 14.4 points, 7.7 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.2 blocks this past season while playing just 19 minutes per game.

Edey shot 64.8% to rank third among all Division I players in field-goal percentage.

In other college basketball news:

— Kevin Obanor is returning to Texas Tech as a super senior after starting all 37 games in his first season with the Red Raiders. Obanor averaged 10 points and 5.5 rebounds this past season after coming over from Oral Roberts.

— Nahiem Alleyne is transferring to UConn after helping Virginia Tech to the ACC tournament title in March. Alleyne started all 36 games last season for Virginia Tech, averaging 9.6 points a game, shooting 37% from 3-point range.

— North Carolina State is adding Mississippi transfer Jarkel Joiner and La Salle transfer Jack Clark. He led the Rebels in scoring last year at 13.2 points.

— University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee forward Patrick Baldwin Jr. has announced he is entering the NBA draft. The 6-foot-9 Baldwin is a former top-10 recruit who chose Milwaukee for the opportunity to play for his father, Pat Baldwin, who was fired as coach after the season.


Cantlay/Schauffele team still leads Zurich Classic

AVONDALE, La. (AP) — Patrick Cantlay and Xander Schauffele (SHOW’-flee) shot a 4-under 68 in alternate-shot play to maintain a one-stroke lead in the Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

Cantlay and Schauffele opened with a tournament-record 59 on Thursday in best-ball play. They were at 17 under.

The teams of David Lipsky-Aaron Rai and Doc Redman-Sam Ryder were second after 67s.


Kelly leads

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Jerry Kelly had a hole-in-one on the par-3 sixth hole and shot a 5-under 66 to take the first-round lead in the PGA Tour Champions’ ClubCorp Classic.

The 55-year-old Kelly has eight victories on the 50-and-over tour after winning three times on the PGA Tour.

Woody Austin, Scott Parel and Gene Sauers were a stroke back.


Russian swimmer Rylov banned for appearing at Putin rally

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Russian Olympic swimming gold medalist Evgeny Rylov has been banned from the sport for nine months for appearing at a rally in support of President Vladimir Putin and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Rylov was the star of Russia’s swim team at the Olympics in Tokyo last year with two gold medals.

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