Pacers Bull-ied out of playoffs

NBA: The top-seeded Chicago Bulls shellacked the Indiana Pacers 116-89 Tuesday to advance to the next round of the playoffs, closing out their series in five games. Derrick Rose, who sprained his left ankle in Game 4, still managed to lead the Bulls in scoring with 25 points.

Kobe Bryant was also unfazed by his sprained left ankle, leading the Los Angeles Lakers to a commanding 106-90 win over the New Orleans Hornets -- and a 3-2 series lead.

Orlando found a little magic of its own, avoiding elimination by beating the Atlanta Hawks 101-76. Atlanta still leads that series 3-2.

NHL: Minutes away from watching their season come to an end, the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks tied the Vancouver Canucks, the West's top seed, 1-1 -- then lost 2-1 in overtime, guaranteeing the Blackhawks won't repeat as champions.

After taking a dominant 4-0 lead in the third period, the Philadelphia Flyers advanced to the Eastern Conference semifinals by beating the Buffalo Sabres 5-2 in Game 7 of their opening-round series.

Also headed for a Game 7 are the Montreal Canadiens, who topped the Boston Bruins 2-1, knotting that series up at 3 games apiece for a do-or-die game Wednesday night.

NFL: Albert Haynesworth's troubles continued Tuesday, when he was indicted by a grand jury on a charge of misdemeanor sexual abuse. The Washington Redskins' defensive tackle allegedly fondled a waitress in February at the W Hotel in Washington when he reportedly slipped a credit card down the front of the server's dress and fondled her breast. If convicted, he could face up to six months in jail and a maximum fine of $1,000.

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