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Last Update on April 26, 2015 01:02 GMT

NBA PLAYOFFS-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) -- The Milwaukee Bucks will not get swept in the first round of the NBA playoffs. Jerryd Bayless made sure of that.

Bayless made a layup at the buzzer off an inbounds pass to give Milwaukee to a 92-90 victory over the Chicago Bulls. That draws the Bucks within 3-1 in their Eastern Conference playoff series.

With 1.3 seconds left, Jared Dudley threw a high-arcing pass toward the basket from side court. Bayless caught the ball and quickly threw up the layup for the game-winning basket.

Bayless finished with 10 points, one of five Bucks in double figures. Bulls guard Jimmy Butler led all scorers with 33.

Game 5 is Monday in Chicago.

In other first-round playoff series:

---- Playing in front of their own fans seemed to help the Brooklyn Nets. They cut the Atlanta Hawks series lead to 2-1 with a 91-83 victory.. Brook Lopez had 22 points and 13 rebounds. Thaddeus Young added 18 points and 11 rebounds in the win. Game 4 will be played on the Nets home court Monday night.

---- Tonight, Golden State can eliminate New Orleans with another victory in the Big Easy. On Thursday, the Warriors roared from 20 points down in the fourth quarter to stun the Pelicans 123-199 in OT. Steph Curry had 40 in logging 44 points in that one.

---- The NBA schedule concludes with Portland hosting Memphis as the Grizzlies take a 2-0 lead into the Rose City. The Blazers are looking for a better performance from All-Star guard Damian Lillard, who has shot just 10 of 37 in the first two games. He has missed 10 of his 11 3-point tries.

NBA-MAVERICKS

DALLAS (AP) -- Coach Rick Carlisle of the Dallas Mavericks has been fined $25,000 by the NBA for criticizing officials after a loss to Houston that left the Mavs trailing 3-0 in their first-round playoff series. He was fined for comments about a play early in the fourth quarter when Dwight Howard appeared to push Devin Harris out of bounds as they chased a loose ball. Howard grabbed the ball and passed to a teammate for a 3-pointer.

NHL PLAYOFFS-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) -- The New York Islanders have forced a deciding seventh game of their NHL playoff series with Washington. Playing on their home ice the Isles beat the Capitals 3-1 to even things up at 3-3. Game seven will take place Monday in Washington.

Nikolay Kulemin (KOOL'-ay-mihn) scored the go-ahead goal with 9:27 left and Islanders captain John Tavares had a goal and assist. Nick Leddy had two assists in what could still be the franchise's final game at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. The winner advances to play the Rangers, defending Eastern Conference champions.

In other first-round hockey playoffs:

-- Detroit routed the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-0. That gives the Red Wings a 3-2 series lead heading to Game 6 at Joe Louis Arena on Monday. Petr Mrazek (MRAH'-sehk) posted his second shutout of the series with 28 saves.

The Chicago Blackhawks can finish off Nashville with a victory over the Predators tonight at United Center. The Blackhawks lead that series 3-2. Last time out rookie Filip Forsberg had the hat trick as Nashville scored a Game 5 victory on its home ice.

Finally tonight, Daniel Sedin (suh-DEEN') and Vancouver are hoping to draw even in their first-round series against Calgary when they take on the Flames in Game 6 in Calgary.

MLB-ROYALS/WHITE SOX

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Major League Baseball has come down on seven members of the Kansas City Royals and Chicago White Sox for their roles in a brawl earlier this week. Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura was suspended seven games, fellow starter Edinson Volquez suspended five games, and outfielder Lorenzo Cain and reliever Kelvin Herrera suspended two games apiece for taking part in the benches-clearing fight Thursday night.

White Sox pitchers Chris Sale and Jeff Samardzija (suh-MAHR'-juh) were suspended five games.

All six players were fined an undisclosed amount, along with White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers. The Royals-White Sox game on Saturday was rained out, meaning all suspensions will begin Sunday unless a player chooses to appeal.

MLB-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) -- Matt Harvey finished one out shy of a complete game and improved to 4-0 by pitching the New York Mets to an 8-2 victory over the crosstown rival Yankees.

Kevin Plawecki hit his first major league home run and drove in three runs. Lucas Duda and Eric Campbell also connected off an ineffective CC Sabathia, who fell to 0-4.

The Mets rebounded from having their 11-game winning streak snapped in the Subway Series opener and kept pace with the 1986 team for best start in franchise history at 14-4.

Jaun Lagares went 4 for 4 with an RBI triple for the Mets, who got six of their seven RBIs from the Nos. 6-9 batters.

In other baseball:

-- Tom Koehler outpitched Stephen Strasburg, Giancarlo Stanton homered and the surping Miami Marlins earned their fourth win in a row by blanking the slumping Washington Nationals 8-0. Defending NL East champion Washington endured its fourth consecutive defeat and fell to 7-11 on the young season.

-- Houston star Jose Altuve (al-TOO'-vay) hit a three-run homer to extend his hitting streak against Oakland to 28 games, and the surging Astros beat the Athletics 9-3. Houston has won six of seven

-- After losing to the Indians 13-1 Friday night the Tigers clawed back for a 4-1 win. Alfredo Simon (al-FRAY'doh SY'-muhn) improved to 4-0 while the loser was last-minute replacement T.J. House. He was called on to work when Trevor Bauer called in sick.

-- A suspended game and a scheduled game between the Chicago White Sox and the Kansas City Royals have been postponed because of rain. The teams will resume Friday's rain-suspended game with the score tied 2-2 on Sunday, followed by the regularly scheduled game. No makeup date was announced for Saturday's game.

-- Also postponed because of bad weather was the Cubs at Reds game.

MLB-INJURIES

BALTIMORE (AP) -- The Boston Red Sox have placed outfielder Shane Victorino on the 15-day disabled list with a right hamstring strain. Victorino sustained the injury while running the bases against Tampa Bay on Wednesday. He has not played since then, so the move is retroactive to Thursday. Victorino is batting just .143 in 12 games this season.

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- The Oakland Athletics have placed infielder/outfielder Ben Zobrist on the 15-day disabled list with torn cartilage in his left knee. Zobrist was batting .240 with one homer and eight RBIs in 14 games. He has started games at second base, left field and right field so far this season.

OBIT-FANNING

TORONTO (AP) -- Jim Fanning, the longtime Montreal Expos executive who managed the franchise to its only playoff appearance in Canada, has died. He was 87. His death was confirmed by the Blue Jays.

Fanning was the Expos' general manager when the team entered the major leagues in 1968 and spent 25 years with the franchise that moved to Washington in 2005 and became the Nationals. As field manager in the strike-shortened 1981 season, he directed Montreal to playoffs where the Expos lost to the Dodgers in the National League Championship Series.

PGA-ZURICH

AVONDALE, La. (AP) -- Third round play in the PGA's Zurich Classic has been suspended because of bad weather. The second round was completed earlier in the day with Jason Day on top at 12-under. He'll start the third round one shot in front of Hudson Swafford, Daniel Berger and Chris Stroud.

LPGA-SWINGING SKIRTS

DALY CITY, Calif. (AP) -- Canadian teenager Brooke Henderson continues to lead the LPGA's Swinging Skirts Classic in Dale City, California. She has completed seven holes of the third round and stands 10-under-par. Shanshan Fang is alone in second four shots back after nine holes.

CHAMPIONS TOUR

RIDGEDALE, Mo. (AP) -- Boyhood rivals Ian Woosnam and Sandy Lyle took a two-stroke lead Saturday in the Champions Tour's Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf. Former Ohio State teammates John Cook and Joey Sindelar were tied for second with Corey Pavin and Duffy Waldforf.

In the Legends Division for players 65 and older, Larry Nelson and Larry Fleisher had a four-stroke lead at 11 under.

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