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Anquan Boldin Foundation Gives Back

WEST PALM BEACH (WPEC) -  Today we had another great example of our local professional athletes continuing to give back to the community.

75 kids from Butler family large day care in Pahokee were invited to Wal-Mart in West Palm Beach for the Anquan Boldin Foundation's holiday shopping event.

The kids, aged 3-12 were given a 100 dollar gift card from Boldin, the former Pahokee star wide receiver who now plays for the Baltimore Ravens. Anquan's mother says her son just loves giving back.Anquan Boldin Foundation Gives Back

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NBA-PLAYOFF SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) -- In a match-up worthy of a conference final, the Clippers host the defending NBA champ Spurs in the opener of their first-round playoff series tonight.

Los Angeles and San Antonio finished with two of the NBA's top six regular-season records, and they both steamrolled into the playoffs. The Clippers won 14 of their final 15 games, while the Spurs had won 11 straight before losing their season finale, which dropped them to the sixth seed in the Western Conference.

The two teams split four regular-season games with each winning once on the road.

Portland opens at home against Memphis, after being dominated by the Grizzles in the regular season. Memphis won all four meetings, holding the Trail Blazers to 91.3 points per game.

LeBron James continues his quest to lead his hometown Cavaliers to its first championship, when Cleveland hosts the opener against Boston. The two teams split four games during the regular season, but both of Boston's wins came late in the regular season, when Cleveland's playoff position was already locked up.

Atlanta hosts a Brooklyn team they mastered in the regular season. The Hawks won all four meetings convincingly. Atlanta led by at least 14 in every game, once by as much as 39. Brooklyn never led any of the four games by more than eight points.

MLB-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) -- Matt Harvey tries to start 3-0 in his return from Tommy John surgery when he starts for the streaking Mets against Miami today. New York is looking for its eighth straight victory and a four-game sweep of the Marlins. New York has opened its home schedule with six wins in a row, matching the club record set in 1985 and making the Mets the only team in the majors undefeated at home.

Cardinals star Adam Wainwright starts against the Reds, who haven't scored an earned run in their last 17 innings against him.

Jon Lester tries again for his first win with the Cubs when he starts at Wrigley Field against San Diego. A prized free agent in the offseason, the left-hander is 0-1 with a 7.84 ERA in two starts.

Nationals ace Stephen Strasburg is 0-1 with a 6.75 ERA in two games going into this start against the Phillies. Washington also needs shortstop Ian Desmond to get better in the field -- he's made a whopping eight errors in 12 games.

Pirates right-hander Gerrit Cole will try to run his winning streak to six when he faces Milwaukee at PNC Park. He's 1-0 in two starts this year after winning his final four decisions last season.

Brock Holt is making a case to play every day for the Red Sox. He's hitting .579 heading into today's game against Baltimore. Holt has already seen action at third base, shortstop, second base and center field.

NHL PLAYOFFS-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) -- Rookie Scott Darling gets the start in the nets for Chicago when the Blackhawks host Nashville this afternoon in Game 3 of their playoff series. He gets the call over veteran Corey Crawford, who was relieved by Darling in the opener after he gave up three goals on 12 shots. Darling then stopped all 42 shots he faces in Chicago's double-overtime win. Crawford was also between the pipes in Nashville's 6-2 Game 2 win.

Capitals goalie Braden Holtby is back in the nets for Washington for Game 3 against the Islanders today. He missed Washington's Game 2 win with an illness. The series is even at a game each.

Ottawa looks to get back into its series against Montreal when it hosts the Canadiens tonight. The Senators find themselves in a 2-0 hole after a pair of losses in Montreal.

When Calgary hosts Vancouver tonight, It will be interesting to see if there is any carry over from the end of Game 2 when a major melee the final minutes that resulted in 132 penalty minutes. The series is tied at 1-all.

NASCAR-BRISTOL

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) -- Matt Kenseth is well positioned to end a 51-race winless streak in today's Sprint Cup race at Bristol. The 43-year-old starts from the pole in the close quarters of the half-mile concrete bullring. Kenseth has three career wins at Bristol. Brad Keselowski starts from the outside of the front row.

INDYCAR-LONG BEACH

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- Helio Castroneves (EHL'-ee-oh kas-troh-NAY'-vehs) starts from the pole today in IndyCar's Grand Prix of Long Beach. Juan Pablo Montoya gives Team Penske the first two spots for in the 80-mile race through the streets of downtown Long Beach.

GOLF-RBC HERITAGE

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) -- Troy Merritt is focused on winning his first PGA Tour title heading into the final round of the RBC Heritage today.

He takes a three-stroke lead over defending champion Matt Kuchar, Brendon Todd and Kevin Kisner into today's play. Jim Furyk (FYOOR'-ihk) is four shots behind and Masters champ Jordan Spieth (SPEETH) is another stroke back.

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