There was no stuffed animal to hug. Constant hunger pains. Hope a mom would show up and rescue her.
Jeremy Lin scored 18 points and Kemba Walker had 17 as Charlotte beat Miami 96-80 on Saturday to snap a 12-game playoff losing streak and earn its first postseason victory in 14 years.
Japanese pitching star Kenta Maeda tamed a notorious hitter's park about as well as any pitcher can as the Los Angeles Dodgers beat Colorado 4-1 on Saturday night.
Emmanuel Boateng had a goal and two assists as the Los Angeles Galaxy beat Real Salt Lake 5-2 on Saturday night to snap the Utah team's three-game winning streak.
Qualifying for the Champions League looks increasingly out of reach for Manchester United. The season could still end with silverware after Louis van Gaal's side reached the FA Cup final by beating Everton on Saturday.
Stevan Jovetic scored twice and Inter Milan beat Udinese 3-1 in Serie A on Saturday to keep alive its hopes of catching Roma for the final Champions League spot.
Angel Di Maria scored with his side down to 10 men as Paris Saint-Germain beat Lille 2-1 to win the French League Cup for the third straight time on Saturday and remain on course to defend its domestic treble.
Luis Suarez continued his goal splurge by scoring four times to help Barcelona stay atop the Spanish league on Saturday, while Real Madrid needed a stellar performance from Gareth Bale to remain in the title hunt.
Bayern Munich ground past Hertha Berlin 2-0 and Borussia Dortmund kept the Bundesliga title race alive for at least one more week with a 3-0 victory at Stuttgart on Saturday.
The end of two springs' worth of playoff angst for the Pittsburgh Penguins came suddenly, crammed into 14 minutes of pure exhilaration, one highlight-reel sequence piled atop another.