Celts hosting Cavs tonight...Warriors await word on Durant...Caps pass 90-point mark...Full-time NFL refs?

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BOSTON (AP) — The top two teams in the Eastern Conference of the NBA are meeting tonight. As a new day of play begins, Cleveland tops the East by four games over the Celtics. The Cavs have won eight of their last 10 games while the Celtics have gone 6-4.

WASHINGTON (AP) — This could be a big day for the Golden State Warriors. They are holding their collective breath as Kevin Durant undergoes an MRI on his left knee. Durant suffered a hyperextended knee after playing just 93 seconds in last night's loss to Washington.

UNDATED (AP) — The Washington Capitals have improved on their lead in the NHL. The Caps beat the Rangers last night 4-1 to improve to 43-13-7, good for 91 points. That leaves the DC team seven points in front of Columbus and Pittsburgh in the Eastern Conference.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — In an attempt to improve the officiating of its games, the NFL is considering making referees full-time employees. Falcons' president Rich McKay, the chairman of the competition committee, says the collective bargaining agreement allows the league to hire as many as 17 full-time officials. He confirmed the notion to The Associated Press.

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The odds have improved for Los Angeles to land the 2024 Summer Olympics. Earlier today the Budapest assembly approved a motion to withdraw the city's bid for the Games. The decision leaves Los Angeles and Paris as the only remaining candidates.

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