Paul George scores 36, leads Thunder past Jazz

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George, right, shoots as Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors (15) defends in the first half of Game 1 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — On Saturday, Thunder forward Paul George told reporters about an alter-ego he calls “Playoff P.” On Sunday, he gave the media, his teammates and the Utah Jazz a formal introduction.

Kodaira rallies to win 3-hole playoff at RBC Heritage

Satoshi Kodaira, right, of Japan, shakes hands with Si Woo Kim, left, of South Korea, fter sinking a birdie putt on the 17th green during a three-hole playoff in the final round of the RBC Heritage golf tournament in Hilton Head Island, S.C., Sunday, April 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Early on, Satoshi Kodaira was thinking only of playing well enough Sunday to make it to next week’s PGA Tour stop.

Oladipo scores 32 points, Pacers stun LeBron, Cavs

Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) drives to the basket against Indiana Pacers' Victor Oladipo (4) in the first half of a first-round playoff series in an NBA basketball game, Sunday, April 15, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

CLEVELAND (AP) — Victor Oladipo scored 32 points and the Indiana Pacers held off Cleveland’s second-half rally for a stunning 98-80 victory Sunday in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference series, handing LeBron James and the Cavaliers’ their first loss in the opening round in eight years.

Vegas tips Kings 3-2, closes in on series sweep

Vegas Golden Knights center Cody Eakin (21) celebrates after scoring against the Los Angeles Kings during the third period of Game 3 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Los Angeles, Sunday, April 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — James Neal has been scoring big goals in pressure-packed playoff hockey games since way before the Vegas Golden Knights were even a gleam in owner Bill Foley’s eye.

Desmond’s homer leads Rockies past Nationals 6-5

Colorado Rockies' Ian Desmond hits a home run to put the Rockies ahead in the ninth inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park Sunday, April 15, 2018, in Washington. The Rockies won 6-5. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stuck in a 2-for-39 slump that sent his average below .200, Ian Desmond stood in left field on a soggy, windy day at Nationals Park feeling good about himself. Even though he was 0 for 3 to that point, he was feeling comfortable at the plate again.

Matt Calvert lifts Blue Jackets past Capitals in OT

Columbus Blue Jackets left wing Matt Calvert, obscured, celebrates his game-winning goal with Artemi Panarin (9), Mark Letestu (55), Josh Anderson (77), Brandon Dubinsky (17) during overtime in Game 2 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series against the Washington Capitals, Sunday, April 15, 2018, in Washington. The Blue Jackets won 5-4 in overtime. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Matt Calvert scored 12:22 into overtime, Sergei Bobrovsky made 54 saves and the Columbus Blue Jackets overcame two goals from Alex Ovechkin beat the Washington Capitals 5-4 on Sunday night to take a 2-0 lead in the first-round playoff series.

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