Penguins top Senators 4-0 to earn home-ice in 1st round

Pittsburgh Penguins' Phil Kessel, front center, is greeted by teammates after he scored against the Ottawa Senators during the third period of an NHL hockey game Friday, April 6, 2018, in Pittsburgh. The Penguins won 4-0. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins can admit it now. The regular season is kind of a drag.

Jazz beat Clippers 117-95 for 4th straight victory

Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) goes to the basket as Los Angeles Clippers forward Wesley Johnson (33) defends in the first half during an NBA basketball game Thursday, April 5, 2018, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Donovan Mitchell looked at coach Quin Snyder when he arrived for shootaround Thursday, and the intensity on his face and in his body language was unmistakable.

Predators beat Capitals 4-3 to clinch top seed in West

Washington Capitals right wing Tom Wilson, top right, vies for the puck against Nashville Predators goaltender Juuse Saros (74) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, April 5, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Craig Smith scored twice and Ryan Johansen had the go-ahead goal late in the third period to help the Nashville Predators beat the Washington Capitals 4-3 Thursday night to clinch first place in the Central Division, the top seed in the Western Conference and the best record in the NHL.

Ray, D-backs spoil Cardinals’ home opener with 2-hitter

Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Robbie Ray throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals, Thursday, April 5, 2018, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Robbie Ray worked around five walks over six innings and the bullpen closed out a two-hitter, helping the Arizona Diamondbacks spoil the St. Louis Cardinals’ home opener 3-1 on Thursday night.

Aussies set 2 world records at Commonwealth Games

Henri Schoeman of South Africa, right, high-fives his teammate Richard Murray of South Africa as Schoeman runs to the finish line to win the mens triathlon at Southport Broadwater Parklands in the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia, Thursday, April 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — World records on the cycling track and in the pool gave host Australia a late boost on the opening day of competition at the Commonwealth Games after the setback of losing hometown hero Sally Pearson.

DeRozan scores 16 points as Raptors beat Celtics 96-78

Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan (10) is defended by Boston Celtics centre Greg Monroe, left, as Celtics forward Marcus Morris (13), Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) and Celtics guard Kadeem Allen watch during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, April 4, 2018, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Raptors turned up the defensive pressure and tightened their grip on first place in the Eastern Conference.

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