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Atlantic Division (NBA)

The Atlantic Division is one of the three divisions in the Eastern Conference of the National Basketball Association. The division consists of five teams, the Boston Celtics, the Brooklyn Nets, the New York Knicks, the Philadelphia 76ers and the Toronto Raptors. All teams, except the Raptors, are located on the East Coast of the United States. However, Toronto sports teams have over the years enjoyed rivalries with teams in the Northeastern United States (particularly, Toronto teams share divisions with Boston and New York teams in Major League Baseball and the National Hockey League; the division was created at the start of the 1970–71 season, when the league expanded from 14 to 17 teams with the addition of the Buffalo Braves, the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Portland Trail Blazers. The league realigned itself into two conferences, the Western Conference and the Eastern Conference, with two divisions in each conference; the Atlantic Division began with four inaugural members, the Celtics, the Braves, the Knicks and the 76ers.

The Celtics, the Knicks and the 76ers all joined from the Eastern Division. The Celtics have won the most Atlantic Division titles with 22. Nine NBA champions have come from the Atlantic Division; the Celtics have won six championships, while the Knicks, the 76ers and the Raptors have won one championship each. All of them, except the 1972–73 Knicks, were division champions. In the 1983–84 season, all five teams from the division qualified for the playoffs. In the 1982–83 season, all teams in the division had winning percentages above 0.500. The current division champion is their sixth division title. Y – Clinched division title x – Clinched playoff spot Notes denotes a team that merged from the American Basketball Association. Notes denotes an expansion team. A 1 2 Because of a lockout, the season did not start until February 5, 1999, all 29 teams played a shortened 50-game regular season schedule. B 1 2 Because of a lockout, the season did not start until December 25, 2011, all 30 teams played a shortened 66-game regular season schedule.

In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings, the NBA canceled the April 16 game scheduled in Boston between the Celtics and the Pacers. General Specific NBA.com Team Index

George Ashmore

George Samuel Austin Ashmore was an English football player who played for West Bromwich Albion and Chesterfield, as well as the England national team. Ashmore was represented South Devon & District Schools. After playing for Nineveh Wesley in Handsworth, he joined West Bromwich Albion in November 1919, soon replaced Hubert Pearson as the first choice goalkeeper, he made his league debut in October 1920 against Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park, a match that Albion lost 5–1. On 24 March 1928, Albion played Southampton at The Dell. Ashmore was replaced in goal by a defender and was switched to the wing. In the second half, with the scores level at 2–2, Ashmore was back helping out in defence. Forgetting that he was now an outfield player, Ashmore caught the ball in the penalty area, his solitary appearance for England came on 24 May 1926 in a friendly against Belgium. The match finished 5–3 to England with Frank Osborne scoring a hat-trick as England came from 3–2 down to take the match. After 268 appearances for West Bromwich Albion, he lost his place to Harry Pearson, Hubert's son, in October 1931, Ashmore joined Chesterfield.

At Chesterfield, he was a regular for two seasons and played in 71 league games before announcing his retirement in 1933. After he retired from football he worked for the MEB, he died on 12 May 1973 at the age of 75. Player profile at EnglandStats.com

York, Nebraska

York is a city in, the county seat of, York County, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 7,766, it is the Nebraska Correctional Center for Women. York was platted in 1869; the city took its name from York County. In 1920, the Nebraska legislature established the State Reformatory for Women in York; the facility was expanded over the years. York is located in 40°52′2″N 97°35′20″W; the city sits at the crossroads of Interstate 80, a major east-west highway, U. S. Route 81, a major north-south highway. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.77 square miles, of which 5.75 square miles is land and 0.02 square miles is water. As of the census of 2010, there were 7,766 people, 3,253 households, 1,992 families living in the city; the population density was 1,350.6 inhabitants per square mile. There were 3,633 housing units at an average density of 631.8 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 94.9% White, 1.0% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.7% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 1.8% from other races, 1.2% from two or more races.

Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.4% of the population. There were 3,253 households of which 27.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.4% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.4% had a male householder with no wife present, 38.8% were non-families. 33.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.4% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.87. The median age in the city was 39.4 years. 22.9% of residents were under the age of 18. The gender makeup of the city was 49.0% male and 51.0% female. As of the census of 2000, there were 8,081 people, 3,304 households, 2,101 families living in the city; the population density was 1,433.6 people per square mile. There were 3,532 housing units at an average density of 626.6 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 96.76% White, 0.74% African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.74% Asian, 0.11% Pacific Islander, 0.58% from other races, 0.92% from two or more races.

Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.56% of the population. There were 3,304 households out of which 29.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.3% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 36.4% were non-families. 31.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.4% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.90. In the city, the population was spread out with 23.7% under the age of 18, 11.7% from 18 to 24, 24.0% from 25 to 44, 22.4% from 45 to 64, 18.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 90.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.6 males. As of 2000 the median income for a household in the city was $36,069, the median income for a family was $45,544. Males had a median income of $31,014 versus $20,086 for females; the per capita income for the city was $17,813.

About 6.3% of families and 9.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.1% of those under age 18 and 8.1% of those age 65 or over. The Art Deco York Auditorium was designed by Schaumberg. York Public Schools are part of the York Public Schools School District. Schools in the district include York Middle School and York High School. York has two parochial schools. Emmanuel-Faith Lutheran School opened in 1957; the pre-school is located at Faith Lutheran Church in York, while grades K-8 are located in a school attached to Emmanuel Lutheran Church. St. Joseph Catholic School, opened in 1890, educates children grades PK-8. York fielded a number of newspapers in the 1800s. On January 1, 1883, the York Democrat was created from the York Tribune; the York Republican was another newspaper that flourished during this time and was notable for its large circulation. York's current newspaper is the York News-Times. York has two radio stations that have been locally owned since they went on the air in 1954: KAWL and KTMX, providing news, sports and entertainment to York and adjacent counties.

Doug Bereuter - U. S. Representative from Nebraska, 1979–2004 David Erb - jockey, won 1956 Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes Catherine Fenselau - educator Loyd Jones - inventor, Head of Physics for Eastman Kodak Company, Rochester, NY 1912-1954 Sam Koch - NFL punter for the Baltimore Ravens Logan Lynn - musician, television personality and LGBT activist Fred Niblo - silent era film director Shirley Ross - singer, actor Tom Sieckmann - professional golfer York News-Times, local news