76ers beat Cavs 132-130 for 13th straight win

Philadelphia 76ers' Ben Simmons, right, of Australia, reacts to his assist on a three-point basket by Marco Belinelli, left, of Italy, during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Friday, April 6, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — LeBron James pulled Ben Simmons in for a hug, and smiled and laughed in a brief chat with Joel Embiid.

Penguins top Senators 4-0 to earn home-ice in 1st round

Pittsburgh Penguins' Phil Kessel, front center, is greeted by teammates after he scored against the Ottawa Senators during the third period of an NHL hockey game Friday, April 6, 2018, in Pittsburgh. The Penguins won 4-0. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins can admit it now. The regular season is kind of a drag.

Blackman’s learning curve continues at Florida State

FILE - In this Dec. 27, 2017, file photo, Florida State quarterback James Blackman (1) passes in the first half of the Independence Bowl NCAA college football game against Southern Mississippi, in Shreveport, La. Blackman, who started 12 games last year, has competition from redshirt freshman Bailey Hockman while Deondre Francois continues to recover from a knee injury. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State quarterback James Blackman has done plenty of on-the-job learning during his first year on campus.

Jazz beat Clippers 117-95 for 4th straight victory

Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) goes to the basket as Los Angeles Clippers forward Wesley Johnson (33) defends in the first half during an NBA basketball game Thursday, April 5, 2018, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Donovan Mitchell looked at coach Quin Snyder when he arrived for shootaround Thursday, and the intensity on his face and in his body language was unmistakable.

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.

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