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NBA playoff watch: Celtics on the brink of the play-in tournament while Lakers get a needed win

The Miami Heat outlasted the Boston Celtics on Sunday ahead of their massive rematch later in the week. The Lakers got a needed win that could help them avoid the play-in tournament.

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MUST-SEE MOMENTS

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Former Kentucky stars Randle and Cousins get into it in Knicks-Clippers

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NBA SCOREBOARD

SUNDAY'S GAMES

WELLS FARGO CHAMPIONSHIP

MCILROY CLAIMS THIRD CAREER WIN AT QUAIL HOLLOW

With a gallery around, Rory McIlroy found Rory McIlroy

Rory McIlroy has been searching for his game. With a full gallery at the Wells Fargo Championship, he found it.

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SUNDAY'S BEST

Freeman delivers on promise for Mother's Day HR with impeccable timing

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Giancarlo Stanton walks it off for Yankees with RBI single

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MLB SCOREBOARD

SUNDAY'S GAMES

PROBLEMS IN L.A.?

After five-straight series losses, the Dodgers are looking for answers

The Los Angeles Dodgers are struggling in their title defense season, but the reasons behind their woes are difficult to pinpoint.

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MOTHER'S DAY HEROES

Siakam gifts mom new house for Mother's Day and the reaction is amazing

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Jalen Rose moved to tears remembering his late mother on Mother's Day

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