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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.

7hDan 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.

8hAdam 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.

3hDarren 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.

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)
Brewers rally to win in Counsell's debut (0:59)
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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)

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Bulls' fast start hurts Cavs (0:40)


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Tiger Woods news conference

Prior to teeing off Thursday at the Players Championship in Florida, Woods will speak with the media, coming up live on SportsCenter. Live on ESPN, Watch ESPN


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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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.

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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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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'

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)

Ramirez day-to-day with hurt shoulder

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.


Pau holds on to the ball

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.


Saints, Texans to practice together

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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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

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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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.