Starting 5: Chris Paul, No-Win Samardzija, The Real Bradley Beal and a Liverpool of Tears

Jeff Samardzija
Cubs ace Jeff Samardzija goes nine innings, allows one unearned run and three hits, scores the Cubs' lone run, yet gets no decision as the Wrigley gang loses to the White Sox in 12. Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports

1. Beal That You Can Be

Washington Wizard guard Bradley Beal became the first 20-year-old since Magic Johnson (1980) to score 25 points while collecting at least five rebounds and five assists in a road playoff game as the Wizards took Game 1 in Indiana.

2. Samardzija Melancholia

Cubs ace Jeff Samardzija goes nine innings, allows one unearned run and three hits, scores the Cubs' lone run, yet gets no decision as the Wrigley gang loses to the White Sox in 12. Samardzija has baseball's second-best ERA (1.62) and no wins.

3. Sails Force

The Clippers defeat The Thunder in Oklahoma City in Game 1 thanks to a career-high eight three-pointers from Chris Paul.

4. A Hard Day's Night

Liverpool, in a first-place tie for the English Premier League championship heading into the season's final week, squanders a 3-0 lead in the second half at Crystal Palace. The 3-3 draw costs Liverpool two points. Yesterday, all their troubles seemed so far away. RTR3NW7F Liverpool's Joe Allen reacts following their English Premier League soccer match against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park in London May 5, 2014. Dylan Martinez/Reuters

5. The World's Most Famous Arenado

Rockies' third baseman Nolan Arenado—whom we've never heard of—homered in Colorado's 8-1 win over Texas to extend his hitting streak to 25 games.

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