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Thursday Sports Update

The Miami Heat win in the NBA playoffs, the NHL playoffs roll on and there’s some baseball and football news too in our Thursday Sports Update…

** The Miami Heat go up 2-0 in their Eastern Conference playoff series with the Charlotte Bobcats with a 101-97 win.   Game 3 will be played in Charlotte.  Dallas evened its series with San Antonio and Portland goes up 2-0 against Houston.   Three games will be played tonight.

** In the NHL playoffs, Columbus beat Pittsburgh 4-3 to square that series 2-2; Dallas beats Anaheim 4-2 to square that series 2-2 and Chicago tops St.Louis 4-3 to even that series 2-2.  Three more games will be played tonight.

** In baseball, Atlanta downs Miami 3-1 while Tampa Bay loses 6-4 to Minnesota.  Today, the Braves and Marlins are off while the Rays host the Twins this afternoon.

** New York Yankee pitcher Michael Pineda was ejected from the game with the Boston Red Sox last night after umpires found he was using a foreign substance on his neck in the second inning.

** Multiple media outlets are reporting today that Florida defensive back Marqui Hawkins will transfer; he says he would like to try to go back to his original position of wide receiver.

** The NFL released its 2014 schedules and some Sunday games will be “flex” games that can be moved to a night time to have the better match ups be placed in prime time.


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