- Deron Williams and Joe Johnson both scored 24 points as the Brooklyn Nets beat the Toronto Raptors 94-87 in the opening game of their NBA playoff series Saturday. Toronto, which won a club-record 48 games this season, erased a five-point deficit in the fourth to lead 76-75 with about five minutes remaining.
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- Charlie Coyle and Nathan Mackinnon have traded goals as the Minnesota Wild and the Colorado Avalanche are tied 1-1 after the first period of Game 2 of their Western Conference first round series. Avalanche lead the best-of-seven series 1-0. Semyon Varlamov is in net for the Avalanche while the Wild counter with Ilya Bryzgalov between the pipes. The action can be seen live on TSN.
- Mark Buehrle pitched shutout ball into the eighth inning and remained unbeaten this season, leading the Toronto Blue Jays over the Cleveland Indians 5-0 on Saturday. Jose Reyes hit an RBI single in his first game since opening day, when he strained his left hamstring in his first at-bat of the season and went on the disabled list.
- Defenceman Barret Jackman scored on a drive through traffic, giving the St. Louis Blues their second straight 4-3 overtime victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday for a 2-0 series lead against the defending Stanley Cup champions.
- Brian Gionta knows what happened the last time the Montreal Canadiens opened a playoff series with a pair of wins on the road. It was in 2011, and the Boston Bruins stormed back to win on a Nathan Horton shot off a defenceman's leg in Game 7 overtime.
- Jeff Teague scored a playoff career-high 28 points and Paul Millsap added 25 as eighth-seeded Atlanta rolled past top-seeded Indiana 101-93 on Saturday night, taking a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven series.
- Eugenie Bouchard gave Canada a 2-0 lead over Slovakia on Saturday in the Fed Cup World Group playoff tie at Laval University. It took world No. 18 Bouchard two hours seven minutes to beat No. 137 Kristina Kucova in three sets 7-6 (0), 2-6, 6-1. Earlier, Aleksandra Wozniak earned a 4-6, 7-5, 7-5 win over Jana Cepelova in the first match of the tie.
- Klay Thompson scored 22 points, David Lee added 20 and the Golden State Warriors got Blake Griffin and Chris Paul in foul trouble to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 109-105 on Saturday in their playoff opener.
- Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri apologized Saturday for insulting Brooklyn before an outdoor gathering of fans in advance of Toronto's NBA playoff game against the Nets. Emotions ran high as the Raptors returned to the playoffs for the first time since 2008 and Ujiri helped stoke the pre-game fire.
- Second-half substitute Kekuta Manneh's goal in the 86th minute gave the Vancouver Whitecaps a 2-2 draw with the Los Angeles Galaxy on Saturday in Major League Soccer action. Manneh fired in a shot from just outside the top of the Galaxy 18-yard box after taking a pass from Darren Mattocks.
- Milan Lucic is paying the price for his actions in Game 1 of the Boston Bruins' first-round series against the Detroit Red Wings. The Bruins forward has been fined $5,000 by the National Hockey League for spearing Red Wings defenceman Danny DeKeyser in the groin.
- Six-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic will take a break from tennis to treat his sore right wrist. Djokovic says "I cannot play tennis for some time. How long, I don't know."
- Ryan Gropp, Travis Konecny and Jared McCann scored third-period goals to lead Canada to a 5-2 win over Germany at the world under-18 hockey championship Saturday. Gropp broke a 2-2 tie at 14:24 of the third before Konecky put the defending champions ahead 4-2 at 16;18. McCann rounded out the scoring with 35 seconds remaining to play.
- The playoffs are a brand new season, and each night offers different players chances to be difference-makers. After the fourth line took the headlines following the Canadiens victory in Game 1, it would be the third line, along with goaltending, that would help propel the Habs in Game 2 to take a 2-0 series lead. John Bartlett of TSN Radio 690 has more from Montreal.
- In the battle of youth against experience, it was experience that took round one between the Nets and Raptors on Saturday at the Air Canada Centre. In the end, future Hall of Famer Paul Pierce proved to be the difference. As TSN Raptors reporter Josh Lewenberg explains, Toronto has to study some film and find an answer for Game 2.
- What a difference a year makes. Twelve months ago Jose Reyes spent part of April on the disabled list with a severely sprained left ankle but there was no clear return date in sight. On Saturday, Reyes was back from a strained left hamstring. TSN Blue Jays reporter Scott MacArthur has more from Cleveland.
- Orphan Black's Tatiana Maslany isn't the only celebrity with a few clones out there. (Catch her brood's return in the Season 2 premiere of Orphan Black on Saturday, April 19, at 9 p.m. ET on Space.) Some of our favourite stars are but a costume change away from pulling a Sarah Manning and assuming the lives of their equally famous doppelgangers. Or maybe they've been the same people all along? Hmm... By Denette Wilford
- We're only halfway through the Cambridges' tour of Australia and New Zealand, but it's already been sooo good. The best way to get an inside look at what's been happening Down Under is through Prince George's Instagram, which is royally awesome (and royally fake, but why nitpick?). But if you were hoping to find pictures of anyone other than Prince George, think again. As with any human under the age of two, there is only one star in the room: him. By Denette Wilford