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'Locked-in' Curry nets 34; Warriors take opener

Stephen Curry scored 34 points with an MVP-worthy performance, and the Golden State Warriors went up big before holding off the New Orleans Pelicans 106-99 in their playoff opener Saturday.


Warriors win Game 1

Stephen Curry scores 34 points in the Warriors' 106-99 Game 1 win over the Pelicans.

Saturday's MLB highlights

Blue Jays walk off, top Braves (1:02)


What's left for Lionel Messi?

After scoring his 400th career goal for Barcelona, Alexis Nunes takes a look at a few more milestones Lionel Messi has his sights set on for the rest of his career.

SportsCenter visits Ohio State

Cardale Jones, JT Barrett conversation (3:56)


Stanley Cup playoffs highlights

Tarasenko lifts the Blues (1:55)


Have You Seen?

Mayweather All Access: Floyd as a child (0:54)


Sport Science: Tripling Your Betts

Several individual plays were considered for Play of the Week, but instead the Sport Science team recognized a series of plays by Boston's Mookie Betts and called it our Performance of the Week.

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What to make of A-Rod's hot start

With two more home runs against Tampa Bay, Alex Rodriguez is off to a terrific start. What's fueling it? Buster Olney examines.

SportsCenter Clips

Pelicans' Davis excited to be in playoffs (0:41)


Being -- Makua Rothman

Being, Volume 1 begins with a look into North Shore native Makua Rothman's unlikely rise to an Hawaiian hero.


A's find offense in 5th

After a scoreless first 3 innings in Kansas City, Oakland has opened up the offense in the 4th. The A's have 5 runs in the frame, the latest 3 coming on a Josh Reddick home run, his 1st of the year. Follow live

ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

Bulls are currently 9-of-9 on shots in restricted area. Bucks ranked fourth best in the NBA in opponent field goal percentage on those shots

Dariush dominates Miller

Beneil Dariush out-grappled Jim Miller (even though Miller threatened a triangle choke in the first round) and took a unanimous decision 29-28. It's Dariush's fourth straight UFC win.

Gibson called for high sticking

Taj Gibson came down with a defensive rebound and was swarmed by three Bucks. So Gibson channeled his inner Barkley and cleared out some space with his 'bows, catching O.J. Mayo on the jaw. Watch live on ESPN/WatchESPN

A new ace in Tampa?

Jake Odorizzi came into tonight with a miniscule 0.61 ERA. He hasn't allowed a run yet and has struck out 5 Yankees in 3 innings of work. Follow live

Davis powers Baltimore to win

O's slugger Chris Davis hit his second homer of the season, helping Baltimore pick up a win in Boston.


Brooks was here

Aaron Brooks is proving to be the difference so far. Counting his first quarter buzzer-beater, Brooks has 7 points in the second period. The Bulls lead by 7 points early in the second. Coincidence?


Buckeyes set spring game record

More than 99,000 fans packed The Horseshoe to see Ohio State's spring game, where Cardale Jones was the only one of OSU's 3 star QBs to throw.


Bucks running with Bulls early

Chicago was the 2nd-stingiest first-quarter defense in the regular season, holding opponents to 43.7%. Milwaukee shot the lights out at a blistering 59.1% pace and would have the lead if not for an Aaron Brooks buzzer-beater to give the Bulls the 30-29 lead after one. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

Lohse getting hit hard again

Brewers' Opening Day starter Kyle Lohse came into tonight with a 0-2 record and an 11.17 ERA. Neither looks to be improving so far, as he gave up 3 runs in the 1st inning in Pittsburgh. Follow live

Final: Orioles 4, Red Sox 1

Four Orioles pitchers combined to scatter 7 hits to give Baltimore its 3rd win in the last 4 games. Boston falls at home for just the 2nd time this season. Box score


Heat wave in Chicago

Tony Snell was only briefly in the game and he's the only player that has seen minutes not to have scored. The Bucks and Bulls are burning up the nets (68.8% and 71.4%, respectively) with the first quarter almost in the books.

The Butler did it in United Center

Jimmy Butler has come to play. He leads all scorers with 7 points as the Bulls lead by 1 midway through the first. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

Coker looks good in Alabama spring game
College Football 

Jake Coker hasn't sewn up the Tide's starting QB job yet, but he's definitely in the lead after a strong spring performance.

College Football 

Ovince Saint Preux KOs Patrick Cummins

A left uppercut caught Patrick Cummins in the final seconds of the first round to give OSP the win. This is Saint Preux's ninth win by knockout.

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Rose with his first highlight of the postseason -- splits the defense and drops one home at the rim. He's also 0-for-2 from beyond the arc.

Bradford Doolittle @bbdoolittle

Bucks look like they're really trying to push the pace early, even off made buckets. Got some good looks, but Giannis picked up a charge.

Blues needed Tarasenko to go big

St. Louis needed Vladimir Tarasenko to have a strong showing today and he did. ESPN's Barry Melrose described the star as "all world" and "fantastic," but sees this series going the full seven games.


Giants' Peavy heading to DL

Jake Peavy (0-2, 9.39 ERA) will go on the 15-day DL with a back strain, San Francisco announced today. Andrew Susac will take his spot on the roster.

Villante wins via TKO

With less than a minute left in the third round, Gian Villante connected with a huge right hand and followed with a flurry of strikes, sending Corey Anderson to the cage and earning a victory. It's the first loss of Anderson's MMA career.