Playoffs now a goal for Jazz

FILE - In this March 12, 2015, file photo, Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert blocks the shot of Houston Rockets forward Josh Smith (5) during an NBA basketball game in Salt Lake City. The Jazz wrapped up a better-than-expected season Wednesday, April 15, and now look to a future in which expectations have risen. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Jazz are ahead of schedule and now general manager Dennis Lindsey has a decision to make.

No clear favorite for NBA title

Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry (30) shoots over Memphis Grizzlies' Beno Udrih during the second half of an NBA basketball game Monday, April 13, 2015, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Sweet-shooting Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors have the best record, an unmatched home-court advantage, and the understanding that means nothing now.

Grizz win barnburner

Bonneville’s Courtney Hathaway scores a run as Skyline’s catcher Kelsie Cota fields the late throw during Thursday afternoon’s game at Bonneville High School. Monte LaOrange / mlaorange@postregister.com

Two weeks into 5A District 5-6 play and the Bonneville and Skyline high school softball teams have already seen their share of extra innings and one-run games.

Young forwards lift Islanders past Caps 4-1

New York Islanders left wing Josh Bailey (12) scores a goal past Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby during the second period of Game 1 in a first-round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs series, Wednesday, April 15, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ryan Strome is 21 years old, Brock Nelson is 23, and Josh Bailey is 25. Entering Wednesday night, the trio of New York Islanders forwards owned these combined career NHL playoff numbers: seven games, zero goals.

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