Created: Tue, 29 Apr 2014 10:15:22 EST
Updated: Tue, 29 Apr 2014 10:15:22 EST
NEW YORK (AP) — NBA commissioner Adam Silver is holding a news conference this afternoon to address the Donald Sterling controversy. It is believed he will discuss the league's investigation in to the authenticity of the recording which features a man, alleged to be Sterling, making racially charged comments. The league's bylaws allow for Silver to levy a penalty of up to $1 million without needing the approval of other owners if he deems Sterling's actions have damaged the league as a whole.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bulls are in deep trouble. They trail the Washington Wizards 3-1 in their best-of-seven series and need a win tonight or their season is over. The surprising Wizards won the first two games in Chicago before dropping a game at home and then winning Game 4 in Washington. If the Bulls win tonight's contest the sixth game is back in D.C. Thursday night.
CHARLOTTE (AP) — Miami's Heat advanced to the second round of the playoffs last night with a 109-98 win over the Bobcats in Charlotte. The win gave the Heat the series in four straight. Miami has now beaten Charlotte in 20 straight games.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In the lone NHL playoff game tonight, the Flyers are hosting the Rangers. Visiting New York leads the best-of-seven series 3-2, which means with a win they would advance to the second round. Should the Flyers skate off the ice with a win, the seventh and deciding game will be played Wednesday in New York.
LONDON (AP) — Total prize money for this year's Wimbledon tournament will reach 25 million pounds, or $42 million. That's an increase of 10.8 percent, and it will mostly favor the early-round losers. The All England Club said today that the men's and women's singles champions will each receive $2.9 million, a 10 percent increase on last year's top prize won by Andy Murray and Marion Bartoli.