Ririe’s Johnson signs with William Penn

Surrounded by his parents and siblings, Jace Johnson signs his national letter of intent to play basketball for William Penn University on Wednesday in Ririe High School’s gym. William Penn is an NAIA school in Oskaloosa, Iowa.

Jace Johnson became Ririe’s first men’s college basketball signee since 2003 upon signing his national letter of intent Wednesday to Iowa NAIA school William Penn University.

Mitchell lifts Jazz past Thunder 102-95 to even series

Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) shoots during the first half of Game 2 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, April 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — It wasn’t even clear until an hour before the game if Utah rookie Donovan Mitchell was going to play in Game 2 against Oklahoma City.

James leads Cavaliers past Pacers

Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) drives to the basket against Indiana Pacers' Myles Turner (33) during the first half of Game 2 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Wednesday, April 18, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James scored 46 points and added 12 rebounds as the Cleveland Cavaliers bounced back from a poor performance in the opener by holding off the Indiana Pacers 100-97 on Wednesday night to even their Eastern Conference series at one game apiece.

Predators take 2-0 lead after holding off Avalanche 5-4

Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35), of Finland, and defenseman Roman Josi (59), of Switzerland, celebrate after beating the Colorado Avalanche in Game 2 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Saturday, April 14, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. The Predators won 5-4 to take a 2-0 lead in the series. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ryan Hartman got a bit nervous with the puck so close to the empty net after a shot by P.K. Subban.



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