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.

The Masters through the eyes of teen from India

Vandini Sharma caddies for her brother Shubhankar Sharma, of India, during the par three competition at the Masters golf tournament Wednesday, April 4, 2018, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Vandini Sharma of Chandigarh, India, is the 16-year-old sister of Shubhankar Sharma, who makes his debut at the Masters this week. Her short stories have won literary awards. She has agreed to write a first-person account of her experience at the Masters for The Associated Press.

Marathoner with dwarfism conquers Boston, life

In this Thursday, March 15, 2018, photo, marathon runner John Young, of Salem, Mass., puts on his running shoes before a training run, in Salem. Young was born with dwarfism, but that hasn't stopped him from conquering multiple marathons and triathlons. While most marathoners take about 35,000 steps to reach the finish line, Young uses about 80,000. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

SALEM, Mass. (AP) — Most marathoners take 35,000 steps to reach the finish line. John Young needs 80,000.

Rubio scores 31, leads Jazz past Lakers 117-110

Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) goes to the basket as Los Angeles Lakers guard Josh Hart, right, defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, April 3, 2018, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Ricky Rubio scored 31 points on 10-of-15 shooting, added eight assists and six rebounds, and the Utah Jazz beat the Los Angeles Lakers 117-110 on Tuesday night.

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