Jeff Teague on the art and science of the playmaker

The Hawks' point guard Jeff Teague takes us inside the decisions that drive an elite NBA offense.

1hAdam 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.

Monday's MLB Highlights

Cardinals win seventh straight (2:14)

Olbermann: 'I told you so' (6:24)
NBA top three plays of the night (0:45)
Stephen Curry's SportsCenter conversation (2:22)
1mEthan Sherwood Strauss

Curry, Warriors' success all connected

A confluence of good things came together for Golden State this season, and Steph Curry's MVP award is just one reward.

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2hCorey 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

Farewell to LeBron's trademark headband (1:37)


Have You Seen?

Doc Rivers trolls Rockets fans (0:22)



Bowl predictions for 2015-16
College Football 

Brett McMuphy and Mark Schlabach agreed on 3 of the 4 teams they believe will wind up playing in the College Football Playoff. So who do they have joining Ohio State and who gets left out? Bowl predictions

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College Football 

Soccer Power Index odds

According to the computers, Real Madrid is almost twice as likely to advance from the semifinals as Juventus, while Wednesday's Barcelona-Bayern Munich matchup is a virtual toss-up.


Nats' Rendon has left oblique strain

Anthony Rendon hasn't played at all this season as he recovers from an MCL sprain, and he'll miss several more weeks with the new injury. Said manager Matt Williams: "We're going to have to slow progress down a little bit."

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Potential breakout '15 seasons
College Football 

As an aerospace engineering major, Joshua Dobbs has got the mental side of the Tennessee QB job down. Now his physical tools are coming along and Travis Haney thinks he's ready to break out. Top 10 list (Insider)

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College Football 

Jason Sobel @JasonSobelESPN

Tiger admits he hasn't slept much the past three days. Just passed the nine-year anniversary of his father's death. Always a tough time.

Jason Sobel @JasonSobelESPN

I asked Tiger about putting the joint in his wrist back into place. "It's like a self-adjustment on your spine. I just did it on my wrist."

Tiger is rusty, but ready for the Players

ESPN's Jason Sobel said just look to Tiger Woods to know how important this week is: "It is a very big tournament, and I think that's proof of it that Tiger is out here, during a non-major week, early on a Tuesday morning."


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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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)

Isiah Thomas named president of Liberty

Hall of Fame NBA player Isiah Thomas has been named president of the WNBA's New York Liberty, sources told ESPN's Chris Broussard. Thomas will also have part ownership of the team.

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Jeff Goodman @GoodmanESPN

One more thing on the UK Platoon: It’s not exactly as if Calipari stuck with it for all that long, anyway. He did it in many of the routs.

Coach Cal: No more platooning
Men's College Basketball 

From John Calipari's website: "Last season was an absolute outlier. It's just not the way I like to coach. ... I think we wrote the book on platooning this year, but I hope we stick it on the shelf and never have to use it again."

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Men's College Basketball 

Best 2nd-round players in the draft

In the 2nd round, teams know they're getting similar talent as 1st-rounders, but at a discount. Which 2nd- and 3rd-round players will make the biggest impact? Carolina's Devin Funchess leads the offensive list. Impact rookies

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Rose better with rest

The Bulls' three days of rest prior to Game 1 against the Cavaliers helped Derrick Rose. He is markedly better with at least two days off between games this postseason.


Darren Rovell @darrenrovell

Best Floyd-Manny II date is around 4/27/16: 60th anniversary of Marciano retiring at 49-0. Floyd would go for 50-0. New MGM arena opening.

Mayweather open to Pacquiao rematch

Floyd Mayweather would be willing to fight Manny Pacquiao again, saying, "I will fight him in a year after his surgery" in a text to ESPN's Stephen A. Smith this morning. Pacquiao needs rotator cuff surgery and will miss the next 9-12 months.

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Giants finding their groove

After a 4-10 start to the season that included an 8-game skid, the defending champs have gone 9-3 in their last 12 games, putting them back at .500.


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 

ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

Monday, Felix Hernandez became all-time Venezuelan-born strikeout leader & tied Randy Johnson for 2nd place on Mariners career win list