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Washington Wizards' Bradley Beal, center, lays off a pass as Toronto Raptors' Amir Johnson (15) and DeMar DeRozan defend during the second half in Game 1 in the first round of the NBA basketball playoffs, Saturday, April 18, 2015,  in Toronto. The Wizards won 93-86 in overtime.  (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP)   MANDATORY CREDIT

Three points: Things to ponder after Game 1

- The Washington Times

The Wizards’ Game 1 win in Toronto is a step, but no series-winning guarantee. Teams that win Game 1 on the road are 68-56 (.548) all time. They also lose Game 2 almost all the time: 9-95 (.234).

Washington Wizards' Paul Pierce, center, is congratulated after their 93-86 overtime win against the Toronto Raptors in Game 1 in the first round of the NBA basketball playoffs, Saturday, April 18, 2015, in Toronto. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP)   MANDATORY CREDIT

Paul Pierce brews disdain, then thrives on it

- The Washington Times

Veteran Paul Pierce had residents of Toronto wound up even before tip-off Saturday. By the end of Game 1, he had silenced them with a game-high 20 points and a Wizards road win to open the series.

Washington Wizards' Nene Hilario gathers up a loose ball against the Tornto Raptos during the first half in Game 1 of the NBA basketball playoffs in Toronto, Saturday, April 18, 2015. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP)   MANDATORY CREDIT

Wizards take Game 1 on the road in Toronto

- Associated Press

Nene had 12 points and 13 rebounds, and the Wizards beat the Raptors, 93-86, on Saturday in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series.

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Anaheim Ducks right wing Corey Perry, right, checks Winnipeg Jets defenseman Mark Stuart during the second period of Game 2 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, April 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Silfverberg's last-minute goal puts Ducks past Jets 2-1

- Associated Press

Although Jakob Silfverberg and the Anaheim Ducks realize they probably should stop waiting to win games in the third period, they've thrived on dramatic escapes and last-minute heroics all season.

Los Angeles Dodgers' Howie Kendrick points toward the dugout after hitting an RBI double as Colorado Rockies second baseman DJ LeMahieu walks away during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Saturday, April 18, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Walks hurt Lyles in Rockies' loss to Dodgers

- Associated Press

Second baseman DJ LeMahieu's failure to turn a possible inning-ending double play ultimately did more damage to the Colorado Rockies than his two-run homer off Zack Greinke did against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Whitecaps beat Real Salt Lake to stay atop MLS

- Associated Press

Darren Mattocks scored in the 80th minute as the Vancouver Whitecaps beat Real Salt Lake 1-0 on Saturday to stay atop the Western Conference table in Major League Soccer.

Washington Capitals left wing Jason Chimera (25) celebrates with left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), from Russia, and center Brooks Laich (21) after Chimera's goal during the third period against the New York Islanders in Game 2 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series, Friday, April 17, 2015, in Washington. The Capitals won 4-3. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Capitals goalie Holtby healthy, ready for Game 3 at Isles

- Associated Press

Capitals goalie Braden Holtby wasn't sure what felt worse: Sitting out a playoff game because of an illness, or watching the Capitals fall behind the New York Islanders by two goals before rallying for a victory.

Serena Williams of the United States reacts during a Fed Cup World Group playoff tennis match against Italy's Sara Errani, in Brindisi, Italy, Sunday, April 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Felice Calabro')

Italy beats US and Serena Williams 3-2 in Fed Cup playoff

- Associated Press

Top-ranked Serena Williams fought back from a set down to win her windy singles match over Sara Errani but couldn't produce another victory in the decisive doubles encounter as Italy beat the United States 3-2 Sunday in a Fed Cup World Group playoff.

NHL Playoff Capsules

- Associated Press

Jakob Silfverberg scored the tiebreaking goal with 21 seconds to play, and the Anaheim Ducks rallied from another third-period deficit for a 2-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday night, taking a 2-0 lead in their first-round series.

West Bromwich Albion's Claudio Yacob, right, challenges Crystal Palace's Wilfried Zaha during their English Premier League soccer match at Selhurst Park, London, Saturday, April 18, 2015. (Jon Buckle/PA via AP)      UNITED KINGDOM OUT      -     NO SALES     -     NO ARCHIVES

West Brom beats Palace to ease relegation fears

Associated Press

West Bromwich Albion eased any lingering relegation doubts as manager Tony Pulis enjoyed a 2-0 victory Saturday over his former club Crystal Palace in the Premier League.