Here is the latest sports news: Celtics eliminate 76ers. Yankees rally past Red Sox with four-run eighth. Preds host Jets in Game Seven tonight. OKC’s George has arthroscopic knee surgery. Lions standing by Patricia after allegation surfaces.

>>Celtics Eliminate 76ers

(Boston, MA) — The Celtics are moving on to the Eastern Conference Finals. Boston closed out the 76ers in Game Five of their second-round series 114-112 at TD Garden. Rookie Jayson Tatum paced the Celtics with 25 points and Jaylen Brown added 24. The Celtics will host LeBron James and the Cavaliers in Game One on Sunday.

>>Yankees Rally Past Red Sox With Four-Run Eighth

(Bronx, NY) — Brett Gardner’s two-run triple in the eighth inning erased a 6-5 deficit and Aaron Judge tacked on a two-run homer as the Yankees rallied past the Red Sox 9-6 in the Bronx. New York has won eight in-a-row and 17 of its last 18 games. The Yankees now lead the Red Sox by one game for first place in the AL East at 26-and-10.

>>Preds Host Jets In Game Seven Tonight

(Nashville, TN) — The Jets clash with the Predators in Game Seven of their second-round playoff series tonight in Nashville. It’s a win or go home matchup, with the seven-game series tied at three games apiece. The winner will play Vegas in the West finals. The Lightning and Capitals open the Eastern Conference finals tomorrow in Tampa.

>>OKC’s George Undergoes Knee Surgery

(Los Angeles, CA) — Thunder forward Paul George will miss six-to-eight weeks as he recovers from knee surgery. He had an arthroscopic procedure yesterday in Los Angeles. George reportedly dealt with knee soreness most of the season despite missing only three games. George is set to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1st.

>>Lions Standing By Patricia Amid 1996 Sexual Assault Allegation

(Allen Park, MI) — The Lions have no regrets hiring Matt Patricia as head coach despite a sexual assault allegation from 1996. Owner Martha Ford and president Rod Wood say they fully support the former Patriots defensive coordinator. The allegation was cited by the “Detroit News.” Patricia says he was falsely accused 22 years ago.

>>WEDNESDAY’S SCOREBOARD

MLB National League
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Cincinnati Reds 2, New York Mets 1 (10 INN)
Chicago Cubs 13, Miami Marlins 4
Philadelphia Phillies 11, San Francisco Giants 3
San Diego Padres 2, Washington Nationals 1
Los Angeles Dodgers 6, Arizona Diamondbacks 3

MLB American League
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Texas Rangers 5, Detroit Tigers 4 (10 INN)
Houston Astros 4, Oakland Athletics 1
New York Yankees 9, Boston Red Sox 6
Baltimore Orioles 5, Kansas City Royals 3
Toronto Blue Jays 5, Seattle Mariners 2

MLB Interleague
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Cleveland Indians 6, Milwaukee Brewers 2
Pittsburgh Pirates 6, Chicago White Sox 5
Los Angeles Angels 8, Colorado Rockies 0
Atlanta Braves 5, Tampa Bay Rays 2

NBA Playoffs
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Boston Celtics 114, Philadelphia 76ers 112
(Celtics win best-of-seven East semifinal, 4-1)

NHL Playoffs
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No Games Scheduled

WNBA Preseason
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No Games Scheduled

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

MLB National League
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1:05 p.m. – San Francisco Giants at Philadelphia Phillies
7:10 p.m. – Atlanta Braves at Miami Marlins
8:40 p.m. – Milwaukee Brewers at Colorado Rockies
9:40 p.m. – Washington Nationals at Arizona Diamondbacks
10:10 p.m. – St. Louis Cardinals at San Diego Padres
10:10 p.m. – Cincinnati Reds at Los Angeles Dodgers

MLB American League
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7:05 p.m. – Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees
7:05 p.m. – Kansas City Royals at Baltimore Orioles
7:07 p.m. – Seattle Mariners at Toronto Blue Jays
10:07 p.m. – Minnesota Twins at Los Angeles Angels

MLB Interleague
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No Games Scheduled

NBA Playoffs
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No Games Scheduled

NHL Playoffs
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8:00 p.m. – Winnipeg Jets at Nashville Predators
(Best-of-seven West semifinal tied, 3-3)

WNBA Preseason
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No Games Scheduled

PGA
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The Players Championship (at Ponte Vedra Beach, FL)

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