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Andrew Nembhard’s late 3 gives Pacers 111-106 victory over Knicks. Indiana moves within 2-1

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Andrew Nembhard made a 31-foot, tiebreaking 3-pointer with 16 seconds left, Tyrese Haliburton scored 35 points and the Indiana Pacers rallied in the fourth quarter to beat the banged-up and short-handed New York Knicks 111-106 in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. The Knicks still lead the best-of-seven series 2-1 with Game 4 set for Sunday in Indianapolis. New York led by nine with 9:45 remaining and was in position to take a commanding 3-0 lead, but with Jalen Brunson slowed by a right foot injury, the Knicks couldn’t hold on. Donte DiVincenzo led the Knicks with 35 points.

Panthers take a 2-1 series lead over the Bruins, scoring 4 power-play goals in a 6-2 victory

BOSTON (AP) — Vladimir Tarasenko and Carter Verhaeghe scored on the same Bruins double-minor, Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 14 shots and the Florida Panthers beat Boston 6-2 on Friday night and take a 2-1 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinal series. Evan Rodrigues scored twice, and Brandon Montour also connected for the Panthers, who have won back-to-back games after dropping the opener at home. A 6-1 winner Wednesday night, Florida scored 10 straight goals before Jakub Lauko made it 4-1 early in the third and Jake DeBrusk followed with 11:31 left to make it a two-goal game. But Boston, which played the final 20 minutes without captain and No. 2 scorer Brad Marchand, could get no closer. Game 4 is Sunday night in Boston.

Bears coach Matt Eberflus says No. 1 pick Caleb Williams will open season as No. 1 QB

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Caleb Williams is the Chicago Bears’ starting quarterback. Just in case there was a shred of doubt the No. 1 overall draft pick is the team’s No. 1 QB, coach Matt Eberflus erased it on Friday. He says there was “no conversation” and Williams is “the starter.” Eberflus’ comment was hardly a surprise considering the Bears have been all in on Williams since the early stages of the draft process. They made their intentions clear when they traded Justin Fields to Pittsburgh in March. Williams, the 2022 Heisman Trophy winner, is widely viewed as a generational talent.

Pacers’ Carlisle fined $35,000 by NBA for criticizing referees, implying bias against small markets

NEW YORK (AP) — Indiana Pacers coach Rick Carlisle has been fined $35,000 by the NBA for criticizing the officials and “questioning the integrity of the league” with his pleas for fairness for small-market teams. Carlisle made his comments after the Pacers’ 130-121 loss to the New York Knicks on Wednesday. He was called for two technical fouls and ejected late in the game as Indiana fell into a 2-0 hole in the Eastern Conference semifinals. Carlisle complained about a number of missed calls, which the Pacers subsequently sent to the league for review, and implied a bias in favor of New York.

Korda shoots 66 to keep bid alive for 6th straight LPGA Tour win. She trails Zhang, Sagstom by 4

CLIFTON, N.J. (AP) — Nelly Korda has no intention of letting anyone run away with the Cognizant Founders Cup and end her bid become the first player to win six straight LPGA tournaments. Hear that Rose Zhang, and you too, Madelene Sagstrom. Faced with a 10-stroke deficit starting her second round in the event that honors the tour’s founding members, Korda shot a 6-under 66 in cold, damp conditions to move into third place, four shots behind co-leaders Zhang and Sagstrom with 36 holes to play this weekend. Yan Liu of China was fourth at 138, a shot ahead of Mel Reid.

Xander Schauffele shoots 67, leads by 4 over Rory McIlroy, Jason Day at Wells Fargo Championship

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Xander Schauffele has consistently been near the top of the leaderboard most of the year. Now he’s hoping to close the door. Schauffele shot a 4-under 67 on Friday after opening with a 64, leaving him at 11-under 131 and four shots ahead of Rory McIlroy and Jason Day heading into the weekend at the Wells Fargo Championship. Taylor Moore and Sungjae Im were five back at 6 under. The 30-year-old Schauffele has seven top-10 finishes this season, but no wins. He’s looking to snap a winless streak that dates to July 2022 at the Genesis Scottish Open.

Commanders’ Daniels and Giants’ Nabers call off their $10K bet between ex-LSU teammates

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The bet is off between Washington Commanders quarterback Jayden Daniels and New York Giants receiver Malik Nabers. The former LSU teammates and friends agreed to a $10,000 wager on who would win NFL offensive rookie of the year. Each player said Friday he was educated about the league’s gambling policy upon appearing at his respective team’s rookie minicamp. Daniels said he and Nabers had a conversation afterward and decided it was not worth getting in trouble over the bet. Daniels is Washington’s new franchise quarterback after being drafted second, and Nabers is in the same division after the Giants picked the receiver sixth.

Sean Burroughs, former MLB player, Little League World Series and Olympic champion, dies at 43

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sean Burroughs, a two-time Little League World Series champion who won an Olympic gold medal and played in the major leagues, has died at 43. Burroughs became a child prodigy as a pitcher for the Long Beach Little League team. He helped them win titles in 1992 and ‘93. He was part of the U.S. gold-medal team at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Burroughs’ father, Jeff, was a three-time All-Star in the major leagues. The younger Burroughs played for San Diego, Arizona, Tampa Bay and Minnesota in the majors.

Emotional Mbappé confirms he will leave PSG ahead of an expected move to Real Madrid

PARIS (AP) — Kylian Mbappé has confirmed what the soccer world was long expecting to hear by announcing he is leaving Paris Saint-Germain. He is widely expected to join Real Madrid next season. Mbappé says on X he will play his final home game on Sunday against Toulouse. In the video post the emotional-sounding France captain says “I never thought it would be this difficult to leave my country.” He wants a new challenge after seven years at PSG, where he has a club record 255 goals but has not won the Champions League. He may have a better chance at Madrid.

Paul Skenes is ready to deliver on the hype as prized Pirates rookie prepares for major league debut

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates rookie Paul Skenes is ready for his major league debut. The hard-throwing 6-foot-6 right-hander will make his first start with the Pirates when the club faces the Chicago Cubs. Skenes dazzled during a brief stint at Triple-A Indianapolis, posting a 0.99 ERA and recording 47 strikeouts in just over 27 innings of work. Skenes says he’s going to try to take a minute to soak in the moment but after that it’s time to go to work. Skenes is joining a team that has been in a funk over the last three weeks following a solid start.

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