FavoritesSettings

Play2:32
AP Photo/David J. Phillip
8h

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.

Play0:49
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.

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

Monday's MLB Highlights

Cardinals win seventh straight (2:14)

Play2:14
Play
Olbermann: 'I told you so' (6:24)
Play
Stephen Curry's SportsCenter conversation (2:22)
Play2:22
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.

Getty Images
1hCorey 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.

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

SportsCenter Clips

Bulls' fast start hurts Cavs (0:40)

Play0:40

Have You Seen?

Doc Rivers trolls Rockets fans (0:22)

Play0:22

Now

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
Golf 

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."

Play2:28
Golf 

Bulls stifling LeBron James
MLB 

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.

Jason Miller/Getty Images
MLB 

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
WNBA 

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.

Allen Einstein/Getty Images
WNBA 

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."

Streeter Lecka/Getty Images
Men's College Basketball 

best 2nd-round players in the draft
NFL 

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

AP Photo/Tony Ding
NFL 

Rose better with rest
NBA 

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.

NBA 

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
Boxing 

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.

Al Bello/Getty Images
Boxing 

Giants finding their groove
MLB 

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.

MLB 

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.

Rob Foldy/Getty Images
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

Mariota didn't hear Goodell's 'Marioto'
NFL 

Marcus Mariota to Nashville radio show 3HL on commish Roger Goodell's error on draft night: “He gave me a call ... He apologized, and I’m like, ‘I have no idea what you’re talking about.’ But he was really apologetic and I truly respect that."

Thomas Boyd/The Oregonian/AP Photos
NFL 

ICYMI: Griffin's triple-double powers Clips
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.

Play2:32
NBA 

Could NCAA clock go from 35 to 30?
Men's College Basketball 

J.D. Collins, the new national coordinator of men's basketball officiating, will help his officials adjust to new rules, like a possible shot-clock change for 2015-16. The Rules Committee chair Rick Byrd told ESPN's Andy Katz he expects a reduction in the clock.

Ethan Miller/Getty Images
Men's College Basketball 

Champions League semis by the numbers
Soccer 

Four of the most dominating clubs of all time will meet in two-legged semifinals over the next two weeks. Get your homework done now.

Play1:22
Soccer 

$10M on the line at the Players
Golf 

While the tournament isn't officially a major, the Players Championship will hand out the largest purse on the PGA Tour this season

Golf 

Griffin has back-to-back triple-doubles
NBA 

Blake Griffin is the first player to do that in the playoffs since Jason Kidd in 2002 and he's only the 3rd non-guard to do it in NBA history.

NBA 

OTD: Pete Rose collects 3,000th hit
MLB 

On May 5, 1978, the 37-year-old Rose went 2-for-4 against the Expos, accumulating his 3,000th hit in his 16th season. He'd go on to hit an MLB-record 4,256.

AP Photo/Harry Cabluck
MLB