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Monday Sports Update

By on April 28th, 2014

The SEC keeps its football format, the NBA and NHL playoffs get exciting, an NBA owner is in trouble and a big finish in NASCAR highlights our Monday Sports Update…

** In a vote of SEC schools, the league announced it will keep its eight game football format with one permanent non-division opponent.   However, now added is a strength of schedule component that mandates all league teams play a game against an ACC, Big 10, Big 12 or Pac 12 school.   Florida already does that by playing FSU each year.

** The Miami Heat go for the sweep tonight as they play the Charlotte Bobcats; a win puts the Heat in the second round in the Eastern Conference.   In games Sunday, Golden State belts the LA Clippers 118-97 to tie the series 2-2; Toronto tops Brooklyn 87-79 to tie that series 2-2 and Washington downs Chicago 98-89 to go up 3-1.  Tonight, Atlanta is at Indiana and San Antonio is at Dallas.

** Speaking of the Clippers, team owner Donald Sterling is in hot water for some alleged racist remarks he made in taped recorded conversations.  Even his own players had a form of protest before their game with Golden State on Sunday.

** In the NHL playoffs, the NY Rangers beat Philadelphia 4-2 to go up 3-2 in the series; Chicago beat St.Louis 5-1 to win that series and Anaheim beats Dallas 5-4 to win that series.   Tonight, three more games on tap.

** Joey Logano wins the NASCAR race in Richmond on Saturday.  He beat Jeff Gordon and Kyle Busch.

** The Gator men’s golf team finishes 12th at the SEC Championships in Georgia.   Alabama won the title for the third straight time.

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