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CHICAGO (AP) — Quarterbacks and Heisman Trophy winners Jameis (JAY'-mihs) Winston of Florida State and Oregon's Marcus Mariota (mar-ee-OH'-tah) were the first two players selected in Thursday's NFL draft. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers took Winston with the No. 1 choice, and Mariota went to Tennessee with the second pick. Jacksonville landed Florida linebacker Dante Fowler Jr. with the third choice, Alabama receiver Amari Cooper was taken fourth by the Oakland Raiders and Washington used the fifth selection to fill a need on the offensive line, taking Outland Trophy Winner Brandon Scherff of Iowa.

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers have forced a Game 7 in their NBA first-round series with the Spurs by pulling out a 102-96 triumph at San Antonio. Blake Griffin finished with 26 points, 12 rebounds and six assists while helping the Clippers hold Tim Duncan to 12 points. DeAndre Jordan chipped in 15 points and 14 boards, one game after his offensive goaltend in the closing seconds helped the Spurs take a 3-2 series lead.

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Chicago Bulls have advanced to the NBA's Eastern Conference semifinals by ripping the Bucks in Game 6, a 120-66 laugher at Milwaukee. Mike Dunleavy scored 20 points and Pau Gasol (power gah-SAHL') added 19 to help the Bulls get within four points of the most lopsided victory in NBA playoff history. The Bulls dropped the previous two games before earning the right to play the Cleveland Cavaliers.

NEW YORK (AP) — Joel Ward scored with 1.3 seconds remaining to give the Washington Capitals a 2-1 victory over the New York Rangers in Game 1 of the NHL's second-round series. Alex Ovechkin (oh-VEHCH'-kihn) opened the scoring with a power-play goal late in the first period and fed Ward from behind the net for the game-winner. Braden Holtby turned back 31 shots and blanked the Rangers until Jesper Fast (YEHS'-per fahst) scored with 4:39 remaining.

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Corey Perry had two goals and two assists, while linemate Ryan Getzlaf (GETS'-laf) scored once and collected four points in Anaheim's 6-1 rout of Calgary in Game 1 of the NHL's second-round series. The game became a rout once Perry and Getzlaf scored power-play goals 1:48 apart during the first 2 ½ minutes of the third period. Frederik Andersen made 23 saves and blanked the Flames until Sam Bennett scored with 10:44 remaining.

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