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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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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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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.

NBA top three plays of the night (0:45)

Monday's MLB Highlights

Cardinals win seventh straight (2:14)

Olbermann: 'I told you so' (6:24)
Stephen Curry's SportsCenter conversation (2:22)
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16mCorey Pronman

Pronman: Top 100 draft prospects

Sure, Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel are the top two NHL draft prospects. But who goes thereafter? Corey Pronman ranks the top 100, including notes from scouts and executives.

Curry's plays of the year (2:34)

SportsCenter Clips

Bulls' fast start hurts Cavs (0:40)


Have You Seen?

Doc Rivers trolls Rockets fans (0:22)



BBTN's Web Gem from Monday

It's Elvis Andrus' turn to try to beat out Alex Gordon's six-time reigning Web Gem -- but does the Rangers shortstop's dive and shovel toss to second to turn a double play live up to Gordon's head-first dive into the stands?


Charges dismissed against McClain

Alabama prosecutors are dismissing charges against Cowboys LB Rolando McClain stemming from his arrest in a park in his hometown in 2013 when he allegedly cursed at officers and pulled away when they tried to arrest him. Story

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Champions League: Boring excellence?

Four of the best teams in the world -- maybe ever -- are about to clash. So why is the world's greatest club competition in danger of becoming boring and too predictable? Spread the excellence

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Bulls vs. LeBron in the playoffs

With the Bulls taking Game 1 of the series, it marks the third straight time they've beaten a LeBron James team in a series opener. The bad news? Each of the previous 2 instances, the Bulls lost in 5 games.


Steph Curry talks with SportsCenter

Said the NBA MVP: "I'm proud of this moment ... but if we fall short of anything other than the ultimate goal of winning a championship, we're going to be very disappointed."


Woods' wrist feeling better

Tiger Woods said he didn't do anything for a week after injuring his wrist at the Masters: "I didn't lift. I just did leg stuff. I didn't do anything with my hand. ... It was the front of the wrist. It was a joint that slipped out and I put it back in."

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Pronman: Top 100 NHL draft prospects

Two generational prospects are available in this summer’s NHL draft: Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel. But who goes after that? See all prospects (Insider)

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Health key to Tiger's return

On if he can win this week: "I'm finally healthy enough to do it. ... Everything is a full go."

On how he can win: "Making my way up from where I'm at is just going to take consistency."

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Woods' season so far

While Tiger Woods (79) sits 3 wins behind Sam Snead for the most all-time, this season hasn't gone as well as previous seasons for Woods. His four starts have resulted in two T-17s, a missed cut and a withdrawn.

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Manny Pacquiao's injury impacted fight

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."


ICYMI: Pacquiao to have shoulder surgery

"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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SportsCenter @SportsCenter

Crazy Stat of Day: LeBron James has played 85 career home playoff games. Monday was the first time his team didn't take a lead at any point.

Jason Sobel @JasonSobelESPN

The Players isn't a major, but it's a big one. How can we tell? Early Tuesday practice round for Tiger Woods. That doesn't happen too often.

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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All eyes on Messi

Lionel Messi and Barcelona will take on Bayern Munich tomorrow in the UEFA Champions League semis. Messi has 51 goals in 50 games for Barcelona in all competitions this season. It's the fourth time in his career he reached 50 goals in a season.


Wrigley bleachers to reopen in phases

The team announced the left- and center-field bleachers are on track to open May 11 after the first phase of the $375M Wrigley renovation was delayed in the offseason. The right-field bleachers will open as planned June 11.

Bulls stifling LeBron James

James was held under 20 points for the first time in 11 postseason games Monday, shooting just 39 percent while turning the ball over 5 times when guarded by Jimmy Butler.

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NBA top plays of Monday night

Cavs PG Kyrie Irving showed off his ball-handling skills in two of the best plays of the night vs. the Bulls -- specifically vs. Pau Gasol -- but the Bulls still managed to come away with the Game 1 win.


Rangers' 1-goal margins setting marks

Monday was the Rangers' 10th consecutive playoff game decided by one goal dating back to last season, extending the record for the longest such streak in NHL history. And their eight games this postseason decided by one goal have already tied the NHL record for most one-goal games in a single playoff year.

Kershaw struggling this season

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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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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