Description: Clippers power forward Blake Griffin did not play in the regular season finale Wednesday after picking up his 16th technical foul Tuesday, but will be ready for Game 1 of the series with Golden State.
Insight: Griffin has had his best season in 2013-14, posting 24.1 points, 9.5 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 1.2 steals per game. He averaged 26 ppg in his final 55 contests.
Description: Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina is 6-for-14 (.429) against Washington right-hander Jordan Zimmermann.
Insight: Molina may be the best catcher in the game both in fantasy and real life. He\'s great behind the plate and is batting over .300 for the fourth consecutive season. He\'s batting .344 this season with three homers and a .920 OPS. Update - Molina is not in the starting lineup.
Description: Updating a previous item, the 49ers are no longer planning to cut troubled linebacker Aldon Smith. SOURCE: NFL.com
Insight: Smith has had a laundry list of off-field distractions to deal with over the last two years but he\'s still one of the most talented pass rushers in football. Let\'s see if he can take advantage of the second chance the 49ers are giving him.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The number of people applying for U.S. unemployment benefits last week rose 2,000 to a seasonally adjusted 304,000. Jobless claims continue to be near pre-recession levels despite the slight increase.
WEST PALM BEACH, FL -- (Marketwired) -- 03/21/14 -- Companies that pride themselves on being eco-friendly may have conflicted ideas between marketing with ad specialties and maintaining their green reputation. ...