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With Paul out, Griffin shows L.A. the way

Notching a second straight triple-double wasn't the only way Blake Griffin delivered in the Clippers' Game 1 win in Houston.

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6hDan Rafael

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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7hAdam Schefter and Mike Rodak

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 confirmed to ESPN.

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5hKyle Brasseur

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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2hDarren Rovell

Fight promoters target Periscope for PPV piracy

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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Monday's MLB Highlights

Cardinals win seventh straight (2:14)

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Olbermann: 'I told you so' (6:24)
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Brewers rally to win in Counsell's debut (0:59)
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Curry's plays of the year (2:34)

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Bulls' fast start hurts Cavs (0:40)

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Doc Rivers trolls Rockets fans (0:22)

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Kershaw struggling this season
MLB 

The 2015 season hasn't been as kind to Clayton Kershaw as last year's. The Dodgers won 20 of his final 21 regular-season starts a year ago, and he posted just a 1.38 ERA in that stretch. But from the start of the postseason, Los Angeles is just 2-6 in his starts and his ERA is nearly 5.

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MLB 

SportsCenter @sportscenter

No Chris Paul? Blake Griffin's got it. The Clippers F puts up a triple double as L.A. beats the Rockets, 117-101.

Cauley-Stein's name officially changed
Men's College Basketball 

The former Kentucky star changed his name from Willie Durmond Cauley Jr. to Willie Trill Cauley-Stein. He wanted to include his mother's last name, and he changed his middle name to "Trill" -- his nickname -- since he was already at the district court.

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Men's College Basketball 

Randy Gregory: 'I'm immature'
NFL 

Said the Cowboys' 2nd-round pick, who failed a drug test at the NFL combine: "I think a lot of people are getting tied up in the weed and think it's just a weed problem. I don't think it's a weed problem. I think it's decision making. I think I'm immature. I'm definitely working on that." (via ESPN Radio)

NFL 

Ramirez day-to-day with hurt shoulder
MLB 

It would be a big loss for the Red Sox if Hanley Ramirez misses significant time, as his 10 home runs are twice as many as any other Red Sox player and are 2nd in baseball to only Nelson Cruz.

MLB 

Pau holds on to the ball
NBA 

With 21 points, 10 rebounds and zero turnovers Monday, Pau Gasol became just the third Bulls player in the last 30 years to have at least 20 points and 10 rebounds without turning the ball over in a playoff game.

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NBA 

Saints, Texans to practice together
NFL 

The teams will have a joint practice at the Saints' facility Aug. 27-28 and play a preseason game Aug. 30. The two teams haven't practiced together in the preseason since 2010. There were fights during the practices in 2009 and '10.

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NFL 

Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

ELIAS: Kris Bryant (23 years, 120 days) is the youngest player to walk four times in a game since Andrew McCutchen did so on Sept. 1, 2009.

Rockies closer likely to have TJ surgery
MLB 

Adam Ottavino revealed Monday he'll probably have the season-ending surgery to repair the partial UCL tear in his right elbow. Said Ottavino: "Baseball is my love, so I will do everything I can to come back. I've accepted that. I'll take it head on."

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MLB 

NBA draft to be held in Brooklyn

June's draft will be at the Barclays Center for the third straight season, according to the New York Post. The Nets have pick Nos. 29 and 41, while the Knicks will pick in the top 5 and have a chance to claim the top spot.

Bulls take Game 1 in Cleveland
NBA 

Despite a game-high 30 points from Kyrie Irving, the short-handed Cavs never led as they dropped Game 1 to Derrick Rose (25 points) and the Bulls 99-92.

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NBA 

Bulls have a trend they need to break
NBA 

So the Bulls took Game 1 of the series in Cleveland, the third straight time they've beaten a LeBron James team in a series opener. Excellent! Now they just need to avoid the fate they faced the past two times ....

NBA 

Dave McMenamin @mcten

Derrick Rose: "I can't think about how many times (LeBron) beat us in the past. It's over. We're in the present now"

Pacquiao to have right-shoulder surgery
Boxing 

"We have an MRI scan that confirms he has a rotator cuff tear. He has a significant tear," orthopedic surgeon Dr. Neal ElAttrache told ESPN's Dan Rafael. ElAttrache said Pacquiao will be out of action between nine months and 12 months. The day for the surgery hasn't been set.

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Boxing 

Manny Pacquiao's injury impacted fight
Boxing 

ESPN's Dan Rafael: "[Dr. Neal ElAttrache] told me it was severe enough that it would not heal without a surgical procedure. ... If that's how bad it was, you have to think that of course it hampered him to some degree in the fight."

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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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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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Mike Conley provides an update
NBA 

The Grizzlies PG participated in practice today and did some extra work after the session. Asked if he'd play in Game 2, he told reporters, "I believe I will." Nothing official, but there's hope for Memphis.

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NBA 

Undrafted La'el Collins meets with Bills

Buffalo coach Rex Ryan met with the former LSU OL in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, according to ESPN's Mike Rodak and Adam Schefter. Collins was interviewed by police Monday about the shooting death of a 29-year-old pregnant woman but has not been named a person of interest in the investigation. Story

Highlight: Caps top Rangers in Game 3
NHL 

Jay Beagle's 1st playoff goal was the lone score in a game featuring a handful of great saves by Braden Holtby and Henrik Lundqvist. But Holtby (30 saves) was the difference in helping the Capitals take a 2-1 series lead.

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NHL 

Young fan's mind blown by beard
NHL 

Seven-year-old cancer patient Niko Greco regularly sends videos to Ducks LW Patrick Maroon. But Greco almost didn't recognize him with his playoff beard.

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Curry's plays of the year
NBA 

In honor of winning the MVP, SportsCenter looks back at Stephen Curry's most creative passes, dribbles and shots of the year.

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NBA 

Steph Curry tears up talking family
NBA 

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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