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Knicks end season with numerous questions for Phil Jackson

NEW YORK — Mike Woodson dutifully stepped onto the podium before the Knicks finished off a disappointing season with Wednesday night’s 95-92 win over the Raptors and — as he has endured for much of the season — the questions were more about his fate than the game that followed. But on this night, even Woodson seemed resigned to the knowledge that this might be the last time he had to address it.

Solemn tributes mark Boston Marathon bombing

BOSTON — Survivors, first responders and relatives of those killed in the Boston Marathon bombing marked the anniversary Tuesday with tributes that combined sorrow over the loss of innocent victims with pride over the city’s resilience in the face of a terror attack.

Players union is not the answer

A union is a large-tool solution for workers who share common interests and injustices. It only seems like the right tool and remedy for NCAA athletes, until you start weighing whether it would actually create more economic opportunities and more benefits for more players, than it would destroy. It’s the wrong tool for this job.

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NBA: Heat lose, Pacers get top seed in East

WASHINGTON — The Miami Heat opted for rest for LeBron James and Chris Bosh over the pursuit of the Eastern Conference’s top seed, and the Washington Wizards capitalized in a 114-93 breeze of a game Monday night that clinched the No. 1 seed for the Indiana Pacers.

NBA: Pacers need one win to top the East

INDIANAPOLIS — David West scored 21 points and Lance Stephenson had his league-best fifth triple-double of the season, leading Indiana past Oklahoma City 102-97 Sunday — putting the Pacers one win away from clinching the Eastern Conference’s top seed.