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Raptors, 76ers, Blazers get clinching wins…B’s, Sharks advance…Rams pick up Goff’s option

UNDATED (AP) – The Toronto Raptors, Philadelphia 76ers and Portland Trail Blazers have advanced to the second round of the NBA playoffs by winning Game 5 of their respective series. Kawhi Leonard scored 27 points in the Raptors’ 115-96 romp over Orlando, and Joel EmbiidĀ  delivered 23 points and 15 rebounds in the Sixers’ 122-100 pounding of Brooklyn. Damian Lillard capped his playoff career-high 50-point performance by draining a 37-footer at the buzzer to give the Blazers a 118-115 triumph against Oklahoma City.

UNDATED (AP) – The Boston Bruins and San Jose Sharks have reached the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs with Game 7 victories. Tuukka Rask stopped 32 shots and Joakim Nordstrom had a goal and an assist as the Bruins ousted the Toronto Maple Leafs, 5-1. The Sharks erased a three-goal deficit in the third period before Barclay Goodrow scored at 18:19 of overtime to send San Jose past Vegas, 5-4.

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The Los Angeles Rams have locked down quarterback Jared Goff through the 2020 season by exercising his fifth-year option worth $22.783 million. General manager Les Snead and coach Sean McVay also affirmed the NFC champions’ intention to sign their young offensive leader to a long-term deal eventually. Goff was fourth in the NFL last season with 4,688 yards passing along with 32 touchdowns and 12 interceptions.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – The Kansas City Chiefs are acquiring defensive end Frank Clark from the Seahawks for a first-round draft pick this year and a second-round pick in 2020. The teams are also swapping third-round picks. The Chiefs worked quickly to reach agreement on a five-year contract worth up to $105 million, according to a person with knowledge of the deal.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) – Michigan says guard Jordan Poole is staying in the NBA draft after helping the Wolverines advance to the NCAA regional semifinals last month. Poole is the second Wolverine to announce he would definitely leave school, joining Charles Matthews. Poole was second on the team in scoring this past season at 12.8 points per game as a sophomore.

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