LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jeff Samardzija learned the hard way last season that the grass wasn't necessarily greener on the south side of Chicago than it was during his six-plus seasons on the north side - not by a long shot.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - On a night when two of the Giants' runs came in on wild pitches by Clayton Kershaw and three errors were committed by their middle infielders, San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy could only look at his team's latest loss as something he'd like his players to put behind them as quickly as possible.
ANAHEIM (AP) - Filip Forsberg got credit for the tiebreaking goal with 9:35 to play, and the Nashville Predators opened their first-round playoff series with a 3-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Friday night.
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) - Mitch Kupchak writes the Los Angeles Lakers' roster with a marker on a white board in his office. On Friday morning, the general manager decided it was time to formally erase Kobe Bryant.
WASHINGTON (AP) - John Carlson scored a power-play goal and Braden Holby made 19 saves to help the Washington Capitals beat the Philadelphia Flyers 2-0 in Thursday night in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference first-round series.