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Griffin, Clippers ground Rockets in Game 1

Blake Griffin grabbed his second straight triple-double and the Clippers overcame the absence of Chris Paul to deal the turnover-prone Rockets a Game 1 loss in Houston.

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Pacquiao out 9-12 months for shoulder surgery

Manny Pacquiao will have surgery on the torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder this week, and he will be out nine months to a year, according to Pacquiao's surgeon, Dr. Neal ElAttrache.

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Source: Bills' Ryan, Collins meet in Baton Rouge

Buffalo Bills coach Rex Ryan passed through Baton Rouge, Louisiana and had an unsanctioned meeting with former LSU offensive lineman La'el Collins, a source told ESPN.

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Red Sox's Ramirez (shoulder sprain) day to day

Red Sox left fielder Hanley Ramirez was removed from the first inning of Monday night's game against the Tampa Bay Rays after spraining his left shoulder when he ran into the wall.

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1mDarren Rovell

Periscope target in lost Mayweather-Pacquiao buys

Piracy of the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao title fight on unsanctioned streams from Periscope has come into focus as a substantial concern and possible cause of lost pay-per-view orders.

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Cardinals win seventh straight (1:00)
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Steph Curry tears up talking family

The MVP on his father, Dell Curry: "Obviously, the most important thing is your family. Pops, you're the example of what a true professional is on and off the court. I remember a lot of your career, and to be able to follow in your footsteps, it means a lot to me. This is special."

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LeBron makes top 5 yet again
NBA 

By finishing 3rd in this year's MVP voting, LeBron James joins Bill Russell and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the only players with 10 consecutive top-5 finishes in MVP voting.

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Red Sox suffer two losses in one game
MLB 

Hanley Ramirez exited in the 1st inning with a sprained left shoulder after he crashed into a wall, and the Red Sox fell 5-1 to the visiting Rays.

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Brewers rally to win Counsell's debut
MLB 

The Brewers scored three runs in the 8th inning to deny Clayton Kershaw his 100th career win and earn Craig Counsell his first managerial win.

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Rangers end Astros' 10-game win streak
MLB 

Robinson Chirinos drove in the go-ahead run with a sacrifice fly in the ninth inning to snap Houston's winning streak with a 2-1 win.

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Cardinals win seventh straight
MLB 

The Cardinals spotted the Cubs 5 runs in the 1st inning but came from behind to earn a 10-9 win behind Mark Reynolds' grand slam and a 4-run 7th inning.

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Hey Patriots' picks, no time for partying

Bill Belichick's message? "Welcome to the NFL. ... They'll get a big dose of New England Patriots football over the next whatever we've got, six weeks -- however long it is. We'll give them everything we can in heavy doses ... The strong will survive. The other ones will fall off. And we'll keep going." More, um, words of inspiration?

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Mariota better value than Winston
NFL 

Bill Barnwell analyzes the draft's best value picks, with a nod to Titans QB Marcus Mariota: "The best 'value' at quarterback from this year’s draft is probably Mariota, who might very well be as good of a prospect as Jameis Winston, if not better." NFL Draft All-Value Team

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Player makes one-handed, backflip grab
College Football 

If you can make a one-handed catch, why not amplify it with a backflip? Apparently, North Illinois' Marlon Moore was thinking the same thing.

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College Football 

Willie Cauley-Stein: So, 'Trill'
NBA 

Former Kentucky star Willie Cauley-Stein legally changed his name to Willie Trill Cauley-Stein. His mother, Marlene Stein, said he decided to change his middle name since he was making his last name official. She said that Trill is the "nickname his 'boys' call him."

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Jason Sobel: Temper Tiger expectations
Golf 

"Now that he's gotten his game together, now that he's found his swing, found his short game, I expect improvements. But let's remember, the Players Championship has never been Tiger Woods' favorite tournament."

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Final: Giants 2, Padres 0
MLB 

Madison Bumgarner's no-hit bid was broken up in the 7th, but most importantly the Giants' ace notched the win with 6 strikeouts over 7 1/3 innings against the visiting Padres. Box score

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King Felix stays unbeaten with 3-2 win
MLB 

Nelson Cruz and the Mariners slugged 3 solo homers and Felix Hernandez allowed 1 run over 7 innings to hand the Angels their 4th straight loss. Hernandez improved to 5-0 on the year.

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Griffin's triple-double powers Clippers
NBA 

Los Angeles forward Blake Griffin collected 26 points, 14 rebounds and 13 assists for his second straight triple-double. lifting the Chris Paul-less Clippers to a 117-101 victory over Houston in Game 1.

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David Schoenfield @dschoenfield

King Felix is 5-0 (Mariners have won all six of his starts). Paxton, Walker, Iwakuma, Elias have one win in 15 starts. Yes. Still.

Final: Mariners 3, Angels 2

Nelson Cruz hit his MLB-leading 14th home run of the season to back Felix Hernandez (7 IP, ER, 8 K), who tied Randy Johnson for the 2nd-most wins in Mariners history. Box score

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Howard flies by Griffin for the slam

Although his Rockets fell to the Clippers, Houston C Dwight Howard got the best of Blake Griffin on this late rotation as he soared to the rim for an emphatic dunk.

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Rivers pokes fun at Rockets fans' silence
NBA 

Houston took an early lead on Los Angeles, and Rockets fans let the Clippers bench know about it. But when things got quiet as the Clips pulled in front, coach Doc Rivers wondered where the noise went ... and encouraged more booing.

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Michael Wilbon @RealMikeWilbon

No way I'd play CP3 in Game 2 after taking opener in Houston. What a poor performance by the Rockets, all the way around...

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Griffin is the 3rd non-guard in NBA history with back-to-back playoff triple-doubles. (Havlicek in 1968, Chamberlain twice in 1967)via ELIAS

Clippers steal a Game 1 win
NBA 

No Chris Paul? No problem for Los Angeles, as Blake Griffin tallied his second straight triple-double to lead the Clippers to a 117-101 win over the Rockets. It's Griffin's third triple-double of the postseason. Box score

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