NBA Playoff Capsules

CHICAGO (AP) — Avery Bradley scored 23 points, and the hot-shooting Boston Celtics pounded the Chicago Bulls 105-83 to win their first-round series 4-2 on Friday night.

 

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

NHL Playoff Capsules

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Cam Talbot made 39 saves, Patrick Maroon scored a power-play goal and the Edmonton Oilers moved halfway to the Western Conference finals with a 2-1 victory over the Anaheim Ducks in Game 2 of their second-round series Friday night.

 

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AP Source: Larry Bird steps down as Pacers president

Larry Bird is stepping down as president of basketball operations for the Indiana Pacers, a stunningly abrupt move by an NBA legend known for making swift decisions.

  • Written by JON KRAWCZYNSKI , AP Basketball Writer

Browns release veteran tight end Gary Barnidge

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — The Cleveland Browns have released veteran tight end Gary Barnidge, one of their most productive players the past four years.

  • Written by TOM WITHERS , AP Sports Writer