Predators beat Blues 4-3 in Game 1 of second-round series

Nashville Predators’ Colin Wilson, left, reaches for the puck as St. Louis Blues goalie Jake Allen defends during the first period in Game 1 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series, Wednesday, April 26, 2017, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) ST. LOUIS (AP)...

Celtics beat Bulls 108-97, take 3-2 lead in series

Chicago Bulls center Robin Lopez (8) fouls Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas, center, who was covering forward Jimmy Butler (21) during the first quarter in Game 5 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series in Boston, Wednesday, April 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)...

Home, sweet home: Beal, Wall lead Wizards past Hawks, 103-99

Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal, right, battles for the ball against Atlanta Hawks forward Kent Bazemore (24) during the first half in Game 5 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Wednesday, April 26, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) WASHINGTON (AP)...

NBA fines Rockets owner $100,000 for confronting referee

FILE – This April 21, 2017 file photo shows Leslie Alexander, owner of the Houston Rockets, looking over a stat sheet during the third quarter of the team’s first-round NBA basketball playoff game against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Oklahoma City. Alexander has been...

Warriors GM Myers confident Kerr will return to full health

FILE – In this April 7, 2017, file photo, Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr, center, speaks during NBA basketball practice in Oakland, Calif. The Warriors return to the practice court following a day off after their first-round sweep of Portland, with coach...

Pre-draft football: Prospects vs. kids at Shriners hospital

FILE – In this March 15, 2017, file photo, former Wisconsin tackle Ryan Ramczyk, left, talks to New York Jets personnel during Wisconsin’s Pro Day, in Madison, Wis. The Minnesota Vikings were ultimately done in last season by a decimated offensive line. The draft this...

Work load: LeBron not slowing as playoff minutes increase

FILE – In this April 20, 2017, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James dunks during the second half in Game 3 of the team’s first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Indiana Pacers, in Indianapolis. At 32, James shows no signs of age or slowing...

Thompson emotional, ready to return after major LPGA penalty

Lexi Thompson listens to a reporter’s question about her recent tournament loss during a news conference Wednesday, April 26, 2017, in Irving, Texas. Thompson suffered a four-stroke penalty that cost her a major earlier this month after a spectator called in to point out...

Raiders bring RB Marshawn Lynch out of retirement

FILE – In this Dec. 4, 2016, file photo, retired Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch, left, chats on the sidelines players on the bench in the second half of an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers in Seattle. A person familiar with the deal tells The...

Sharapova wins 1st match on return from 15-month doping ban

Russia’s Maria Sharapova blows a kiss after winning 7-5, 6-3 against Italy’s Roberta Vinci at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart, Germany, Wednesday, April 26, 2017. It was Sharapova’s first match after a 15 months lasting doping ban. (AP Photo/Michael...