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Nashville Predators center Mike Ribeiro (63) celebrates his goal in the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Washington Capitals, Saturday, March 28, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Predators clinch playoff berth with victory over Capitals

- Associated Press

Filip Forsberg scored during a three-goal first period and had two assists as the Predators became the first Western Conference team to clinch a playoff berth with a 4-3 win over the Capitals on Saturday.

Washington Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez, left, stretches with teammates during a spring training baseball workout, Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, in Viera, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Nationals unveil order of starting rotation

- The Washington Times

Max Scherzer, who had previously been announced as the Opening Day starter, will be followed in the rotation by Jordan Zimmermann, Stephen Strasburg, Gio Gonzalez and Doug Fister.

Washington Nationals shortstop Emmanuel Burriss (16) avoids Detroit Tigers' Jefry Marte (76) as he turns a double play on a  Steven Moya ground ball in the 10th inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game  Thursday, March 19, 2015, in Viera, Fla.  The game ended in a scoreless tie. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Nationals make another round of cuts

- The Washington Times

Emmanuel Burriss, Manny Delcarmen, Cutter Dykstra, Kila Ka’aihue, Steven Lerud and Derrick Robinson were reassigned to minor-league camp Friday, leaving 36 players in big-league camp.

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Gonzaga's Przemek Karnowski reacts during the second half of a college basketball regional semifinal game in the NCAA Tournament against UCLA, Friday, March 27, 2015, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Gonzaga headed to Elite Eight for 1st time since 1999

- Associated Press

Przemek Karnowski had 18 points and nine rebounds and second-seeded Gonzaga used a big run early in the second half to pull away for a 74-62 victory over No. 11 UCLA on Friday night in the South Regional semifinals of the NCAA Tournament.

South Carolina last-second shot helps avoid UNC upset

- Associated Press

Tiffany Mitchell drove to the basket and scored with 4.2 seconds left and South Carolina beat North Carolina 67-65 on Friday night in the NCAA Tournament's round of 16.

Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber, left, and Dr. Bill McGuire, current owner of the Minnesota United club in the second-tier North American Soccer League, chat during a news conference, Wednesday, March 25, 2015, in Minneapolis, where they announced that Minnesota will be awarded an MLS franchise. (AP Photo/Star Tribune,Glen Stubbe)  MANDATORY CREDIT; ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT; MAGS OUT; TWIN CITIES LOCAL TELEVISION OUT

Questions for Minnesota United's Bill McGuire

- Associated Press

Minnesota United FC owner Bill McGuire had a good week with Wednesday's announcement that his ownership group had been granted an expansion franchise in Major League Soccer with play to begin in 2018. McGuire faces a July 1 deadline to have a workable stadium plan and state lawmakers have said he'll get little help, but the former UnitedHealth Group chief was in a jovial mood when he agreed to take a few questions from The Associated Press. Answers have been edited for length.

North Carolina State's Lennard Freeman (10) protects the ball from Louisville's Quentin Snider (2) and Mangok Mathiang (12) during the first half of a regional semifinal in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament Friday, March 27, 2015, in Syracuse, N.Y.  (AP Photo/Nick Lisi)

Louisville beats NC State 75-65; on to Elite 8

- Associated Press

Montrezl Harrell is not ready for the end of his college career at Louisville just yet. Anton Gill helped make sure it continues at least one more game.

NBA Capsules

- Associated Press

Stephen Curry had 38 points and 10 assists and the Golden State Warriors won their 60th game, matching a franchise record, 107-84 over the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday night.

NHL Capsules

- Associated Press

Cam Atkinson scored twice in Columbus' four-goal first period and added an empty-net goal in the final minute for his second career hat trick to help the Blue Jackets win their fifth straight game, 5-2 over the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday night.

North Carolina State's Lennard Freeman (10) protects the ball from Louisville's Quentin Snider (2) and Mangok Mathiang (12) during the first half of a regional semifinal in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament Friday, March 27, 2015, in Syracuse, N.Y.  (AP Photo/Nick Lisi)

NC State loses 75-65 to Louisville in Sweet 16

- Associated Press

"Survive and Advance" had become the mantra again for North Carolina State, a tribute to the late Jim Valvano and his improbable championship with the Wolfpack in 1983.