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May 18, 2015
May 18, 2015

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May 18, 2015

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL
NBA PLAYOFFS
  • Through Sunday, Blake Griffin had more triple doubles this postseason (three) than the rest of the league combined (zero). He's always been known as a scorer and a rebounder, but he's become a threat as a passer. Per SportVU, Griffin is averaging 70.4 passes per game in the playoffs, trailing only John Wall and Derrick Rose. His 6.9 assists per game are tops among power forwards and centers, and they are generating 17.0 points. (That's more than 2014--15 MVP Stephen Curry's.) Griffin has truly become a threat all over the court.

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First-half free throw attempts by Clippers center DeAndre Jordan against the Rockets on Sunday in Game 4 of their playoff series, surpassing by one the record set by Shaquille O'Neal in 2000. Jordan made 10 of 28 in the half and 14 of 34 for the game in Los Angeles' 128--95 victory.

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Rickie Fowler's score on the final four holes of the Players Championship on Sunday. It's the lowest score for a winner over the last four holes of an event since the PGA Tour began tracking hole-by-hole scores in 1983.

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Scorecard notation for the triple play turned by the Pirates last Saturday, the only second-to-third-to-second triple killing in baseball history. The Cardinals' Yadier Molina hit a line drive that was caught by Pittsburgh second baseman Neil Walker, who threw to third baseman Jung Ho Kang to double off the runner at third. Kang then threw back to Walker, who stepped on second to retire the runner who failed to tag up there.

THEY SAID IT

"I WAS PRETTY BORED OUT THERE."

Rory McIlroy

After shooting a second-round 71 at the Players Championship, on a course setup that he felt dictated a conservative approach.

PHOTOANDREW D. BERNSTEIN/NBAE/GETTY IMAGES (JORDAN)PHOTOCARLOS M. SAAVEDRA FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (MCILROY)