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NBA — In a close and well-played Game 1, the Celtics pulled away in the second half to win 98-88.  Paul Pierce played the role of hero in the pivotal third quarter, shooting 5-5 from the field and scoring 15 points, including back-to-back 3-pointers that put the C's up 75-71 and gave them a lead they wouldn't relinquish.  He also had a knee injury that required his teammates to carry him off the court before he took a wheelchair to the trainer's room, worrying everyone in the Boston region until he dramatically returned and was… totally fine.  Ya know, you could've at least limped a little for us, Paul.  Makes it more believable.

MLB — Jason Giambi's walk-off homer rallies the Yankees to a 9-8 win over the BJs.  Congratulations, New York, you are now .500… A grown man named Chipper hit his 400th career home run and collected four hits to raise his season batting average to .418 as the Braves beat the Marlins 7-5… Coco Crisp charges the mound to start a brawl, and Manny Ramirez collected 5 RBIs and got into a dugout altercation with teammate Kevin Youkilis, but all the fighting was just so the Red Sox could stay interested in their 7-1 victory to complete a sweep of the Rays.

Tennis — Ana Ivanovic defeated the less-attractive Jelena Jankovic 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 to move to the French Open final and attain the world's #1 ranking to go with the #1 ranking she holds in my heart.  By which I mean, that's a sweet ass baby.  Hate to see you leave, love to watch you walk away.

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