Here is the latest sports news: NBA Playoff roundup. NHL Playoff roundup. 2018 NFL schedule released. Reds fire manager Price. Giants release WR Marshall.

>>NBA Playoff Roundup

(Undated) — Joel Embiid [[ jo-ELL em-BEED ]] scored 23 points as the 76ers beat the Heat 128-108 in Miami. Philadelphia leads the first-round playoff series, 2-1. The Pelicans and Warriors are both one win away from a sweep. New Orleans beat Portland 119-102 and Golden State won 110-97 at San Antonio. Three games are on tap for tonight.

>>NHL Playoff Roundup

(Undated) — The Bruins are one win away from advancing to the second round do the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Boston won 3-1 at Toronto 3-1 to take a three-games-to-one lead in their first-round series. The Capitals also dropped the Blue Jackets 4-1 in Columbus to even that series at two games apiece. Three Game Fives are on the schedule tonight.

>>2018 NFL Schedule Released

(New York, NY) — The Super Bowl champion Eagles will kick off the 2018 NFL regular season at home against the Falcons on Thursday, September 6th. The league released its complete regular-season slate yesterday. Week One wraps up with a Monday Night doubleheader, with the Lions hosting the Jets and the Rams visiting the Raiders.

>>Reds Fire Manager Price

(Cincinnati, OH) — Bryan Price is out as manager of the Reds. Cincinnati fired him on Thursday following a 3-and-15 start to the season. Bench coach Jim Riggleman has been named interim manager, and the team will open a search for a permanent skipper later this year. Price was 279-and-387 in four-plus years as manager without a winning season.

>>Giants Release WR Marshall

(New York, NY) — The Giants are cutting ties with wide receiver Brandon Marshall. He was released Thursday after just one season. GM Dave Gettleman says he failed a physical. Marshall was entering the second year of a two-year, 11-million-dollar deal. He had 18 catches for 154 yards before a Week Five ankle injury ended his 2017 season.

>>THURSDAY’S SCOREBOARD

MLB National League
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Chicago Cubs 8, St. Louis Cardinals 5
Philadelphia Phillies 7, Pittsburgh Pirates 0
Atlanta Braves 12, New York Mets 4
Milwaukee Brewers 12, Miami Marlins 3
Arizona Diamondbacks 3, San Francisco Giants 1

MLB American League
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Detroit Tigers 13, Baltimore Orioles 8
Houston Astros 9, Seattle Mariners 2
New York Yankees 4, Toronto Blue Jays 3
Boston Red Sox 8, Los Angeles Angels 2

MLB Interleague
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No Games Scheduled

NBA Playoffs
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Philadelphia 76ers 128, Miami Heat 108
(Sixers lead best-of-seven East quarterfinal, 2-1)

New Orleans Pelicans 119, Portland Trail Blazers 102
(Pelicans lead best-of-seven West quarterfinal, 3-0)

Golden State Warriors 110, San Antonio Spurs 97
(Warriors lead best-of-seven West quarterfinal, 3-0)

NHL Playoffs
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Boston Bruins 3, Toronto Maple Leafs 1
(Bruins lead best-of-seven East quarterfinal, 3-1)

Washington Capitals 4, Columbus Blue Jackets 1
(Best-of-seven East quarterfinal tied, 2-2)

PGA
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Valero Texas Open (at San Antonio, TX)

1. Grayson Murray -5
2. Five-way tie

>>FRIDAY’S SCHEDULE (All times are Eastern)

MLB National League
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7:05 p.m. – Pittsburgh Pirates at Philadelphia Phillies
7:35 p.m. – New York Mets at Atlanta Braves
8:10 p.m. – Miami Marlins at Milwaukee Brewers
8:15 p.m. – Cincinnati Reds at St. Louis Cardinals
8:40 p.m. – Chicago Cubs at Colorado Rockies
9:40 p.m. – San Diego Padres at Arizona Diamondbacks
10:10 p.m. – Washington Nationals at Los Angeles Dodgers

MLB American League
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1:10 p.m. – Kansas City Royals at Detroit Tigers (G1)
7:05 p.m. – Toronto Blue Jays at New York Yankees
7:05 p.m. – Cleveland Indians at Baltimore Orioles
7:10 p.m. – Kansas City Royals at Detroit Tigers (G2)
7:10 p.m. – Minnesota Twins at Tampa Bay Rays
8:05 p.m. – Seattle Mariners at Texas Rangers
8:10 p.m. – Houston Astros at Chicago White Sox
10:05 p.m. – Boston Red Sox at Oakland Athletics

MLB Interleague
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10:07 p.m. – San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Angels

NBA Playoffs
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7:00 p.m. – Cleveland Cavaliers at Indiana Pacers
(Best-of-seven East quarterfinal tied, 1-1)

8:00 p.m. – Toronto Raptors at Washington Wizards
(Raptors lead best-of-seven East quarterfinal, 2-0)

9:30 p.m. – Boston Celtics at Milwaukee Bucks
(Celtics lead best-of-seven East quarterfinal, 2-0)

NHL Playoffs
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7:00 p.m. – Philadelphia Flyers at Pittsburgh Penguins
(Penguins lead best-of-seven East quarterfinal, 3-1)

7:30 p.m. – Minnesota Wild at Winnipeg Jets
(Jets lead best-of-seven West quarterfinal, 3-1)

9:30 p.m. – Colorado Avalanche at Nashville Predators
(Predators lead best-of-seven West quarterfinal, 3-1)

PGA
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Valero Texas Open (at San Antonio, TX)