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Heat Sweep, Sanctions For Sterling In Update

The NBA playoffs have one team moving on, the NBA announces what penalties if any Clippers owner Donald Sterling will receive and more in our Tuesday Sports Update.

** The Miami Heat become the first team to advance in the NBA playoffs as they beat Charlotte 109-98 Monday to sweep their first round series.  Miami now will face the winner of the Brooklyn-Toronto series.

** In other NBA playoff games Monday, Atlanta goes up 3-2 on East top seed Indiana with a 107-97 win and San Antonio squares its series with Dallas at 2-2 with a 93-89 win at Dallas.  Three games are to be played tonight.

** NBA Commissioner Adam Silver will announce what penalties, if any, LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling will receive in light of a tape that became public that has Sterling allegedly making racist comments.

** The NHL playoffs continued Monday.  Pittsburgh advances with a 4-3 win over Columbus while Minnesota beat Colorado 5-2 to square that series at 3-3.  Los Angeles tops San Jose 4-1 to even that series at 3-3.  Today, the New York Rangers can eliminate Philadelphia with a win.

** In college hoops, Kim Anderson has been hired as the new men’s basketball coach at Missouri.  The 58 year old is a former player at Mizzou.

** In baseball, the Chicago White Sox beat Tampa Bay 7-3.  The Rays begin a series with Boston tonight while Atlanta travels to face Miami.

** The Washington Nationals will be without outfielder Bryce Harper until at least July after it was announced he’ll have to have surgery on an injured thumb.

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