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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.

Watson, Spieth tied for Masters lead after three rounds

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Both golfers who will be in the final pairing of a suddenly scintillating Masters have been through all of this Augusta on Sunday excitement before. Bubba Watson did it in 2012, when he won the green jacket in a playoff. And Jordan Spieth did it often in his imagination while practicing putts as a little kid — which was not all that long ago.

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Texas speedway hopes to lure Final Four fans

FORT WORTH, Texas — Common sense apparently isn’t something NASCAR is interested in using when it comes to scheduling races. There’s no explanation why one of Texas Motor Speedway’s two biggest weekends is taking place with the Final Four coming to town.