76ers Even Series, Bruins Win Game 1, Pujols 2,000 RBI, Pats Sign TE

May 10th, 2019

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What’s New:

On This Day In Sports:

  • 1967 Hank Aaron only inside the park HR (vs Jim Bunning)
  • 1973 27th NBA Championship: NY Knicks beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 1
  • 1993 Bill Walton is inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
  • 2015 PGA Players Championship, TPC at Sawgrass: Rickie Fowler wins beating Kevin Kisner and Sergio García by 1 stroke in a playoff
  • 2018 Rafael Nadal breaks John McEnroe‘s record for successive set wins on a single surface (49 on carpet) with 6-3, 6-4 win over Diego Schwartzman at the Madrid Open (clay)

1. National Basketball League results.

Philadelphia 76ers’ Ben Simmons, right, reacts after a dunk as Toronto Raptors’ Serge Ibaka watches during the first half of Game 6 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series Thursday, May 9, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
  • Philadelphia 76ers cruised by the Toronto Raptors to a 112-101 win and even the series at 3-3 heading to a game 7.
  • Jimmy Butler led the Sixers with 25 points on 9-of-18 shooting, eight assists and six rebounds.
  • Joel Embiid had 17 points and 12 rebounds and finished a plus-40 in 36 minutes.
  •  Ben Simmons said that most of the time, he is too focused on slowing down Kawhi Leonard, who has been the biggest problem for the Sixers in the series.
  • Kawhi Leonard continued to carry the Raptors offensive with 26 points and 12 rebounds. Pascal Siakam added 21 points of his own, but no other Raptor scored more than 13 points.

2. National Hockey League results.

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  • Carolina Hurricanes lost to the Boston Bruins in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final 5-2.
  • The Bruins got off to a quick start thanks to Steven Kampfer goal, who was only in the game because Charlie McAvoy was serving a suspension.
  • Marcus Johansson and Patrice Bergeron scored power-play goals 28 seconds apart, and Boston scored four times in the third period.
  • Tuukka Rask stopped 29 shots for Boston.
  • Mrazek made 23 saves for the Hurricanes. Curtis McElhinney finished off New York, but coach Rod Brind’Amour went back to Mrazek when he was clear by doctors after the five-day break between series.
  • Sebastian Aho and Greg McKegg scored for Carolina.
  • The franchises met in the playoffs for the fifth time, with two of those coming before the Hartford Whalers moved to Raleigh in 1997. Boston leads playoff series 3-1 all time.

  • Toronto Maple Leafs center John Tavares will miss the world hockey championships for Team Canada after suffering an oblique injury during practice in Slovaki.
  • The Pittsburgh Penguins have officially signed Niclas Almari to a three-year entry-level contract. The 20-year old defenseman has played in Finland’s top league for the last several years, but is now expected to come to North America and compete for a spot on the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.
  • The NHL Seattle expansion franchise is interviewing Columbus Blue Jackets assistant general manager Bill Zito.
  • The Carolina Hurricanes have far exceeded expectations as the lovable underdogs in their 2019 Stanley Cup playoffs run. Ten players on the Carolina playoff roster were drafted by the team, but only two were first-round picks.

3. Major League Baseball results.

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4. Here are some NFL news and notes.

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