The Sixers need a win tonight to stave off elimination and force a Game Seven in their NBA Eastern Conference semifinal with the Hawks. Tip is 7:30 in Atlanta.

Minor League baseball action saw Mahoning Valley knock off State College, 10-8. Altoona outscored Erie, 8-7, and Reading nipped Harrisburg, 2-1.

The Phillies and Pirates both had scheduled days off yesterday. Today, the Fightin’s start up a weekend series in San Francisco while the Bucs welcome in the Cleveland Indians.

And a two-way tie atop the leaderboard after Day One of the U.S. Open Golf tournament.  Russell Henley and Louis Oosthuizen are both at -4, although Oosthuizen only completed 16 holes before they shut down play due to darkness.