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Smart, Horford's return help Celtics rout Heat to even series

Jayson Tatum scored 27 points, Marcus Smart and Jaylen Brown each had 24 and the Boston Celtics dominated the first half to roll past the Miami Heat 127-102 on Thursday night and tie the Eastern Conference finals at a game apiece.

Whistler track to host season-opening bobsleigh, skeleton World Cup races

Bobsleigh and skeleton World Cup races will return to North America this fall for the first time since before the pandemic, finally giving U.S. and Canadian athletes a chance to compete on home ice again.

U.S. State Department pushing to see WNBA star Griner; NBA commissioner weighs in

The State Department said Tuesday that it still pushing to have regular contact with WNBA star Brittney Griner of the Phoenix Mercury, who has been detained in Russia for nearly three months.
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Butler's scintillating 41-point performance leads Heat past Celtics for Game 1 victory

Jimmy Butler scored 41 points, and the Miami Heat turned things around with a huge third quarter on the way to beating the short-handed Boston Celtics 118-107 in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals on Tuesday night.

Heat's Herro named NBA's 6th man of year, becomes 1st Miami player to claim award

Tyler Herro was told before the season began that he wouldn't be in the Miami Heat starting lineup. To his credit, he saw that as an opportunity. Herro was announced Tuesday as the NBA's top sixth man this season, the first player to win the award as a member of the Heat.

76ers star Embiid out for forseeable future with orbital fracture, concussion

Joel Embiid has a right orbital fracture and a mild concussion and the Philadelphia 76ers said Friday night that the MVP finalist is out for the foreseeable future.

Grizzlies star Ja Morant grabs NBA's most improved player award

Ja Morant was rookie of the year in 2020, vowing he would get better from there. And he's done exactly that. The Memphis Grizzlies guard picked up his second major award in three seasons Monday, getting announced as the NBA's Most Improved Player. He is the first Grizzlies player to receive the award.
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Osaka reaches 1st final since 2021 Aussie Open with win over Bencic at Miami Open

Naomi Osaka's eyes welled with tears when her match ended, an all-too-familiar scene for her in recent years. These were of the happy variety.
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Osaka defeats American Danielle Collins in straight sets to reach Miami Open semis

Daniil Medvedev is one win away from returning to No. 1, and Naomi Osaka is two victories from being a tournament champion again, this time at the Miami Open.
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Osaka advances to Miami Open quarters with straight-set victory over Riske

Former world No. 1 Naomi Osaka has made it through to the quarter-finals at the Miami Open — just the second time she has managed to advance that deep in any tournament over the last year. Osaka beat Alison Riske of the U.S. 6-3, 6-4 on Monday in Miami Gardens, Fla., moving into a round-of-eight matchup with Danielle Collins.

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