Look back at Monday’s best buzz

There are days when sports should probably take a backseat to the greater issues that are impacting our world. Today feels like one of those days. So before we get into Tuesday’s link roundup, our deepest condolences go out to those impacted by the tragic tornado in Oklahoma.

Now for the sports news — No NBA? No problem. Monday was hardly short on buzz, despite both the Eastern and Western Conference Finals being off for the night. Like the continuing was it a diss or not saga between the Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers coach Frank Vogel.

We also have the West finals tonight, although Heat and Pacers fans will have to settle for watching the draft lottery.

We learned that Manti Te’o will continue to be kept away from the media — and soon his anchor putter will be off-limits, too.

Patrick Roy is reportedly returning to the Colorado Avalanche as a coach, and it appears the Tiger-Sergio feud won’t be ending any time soon.

Tony Romo will miss three weeks of offseason training, Ray Rice had his home burglarized, and as for the rest of the news, here are some of the other stories you may have missed:

— Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano surprised a 13-year-old leukemia patient with a game of Wiffle Ball on the streets of New York City.

— Manny Ramirez channels Michael Jackson, continues to be a hit in Taiwan:

— For years, Giovanni Strassini has claimed he was an All-American tight end at Ohio State. One problem: he wasn’t.

— Car? Motorcycle? I don’t know. Whatever it is, Shawn Marion’s ride is awfully weird (and probably awfully expensive).

— Try all you want (but seriously — don’t), you won’t be able to duplicate this amazing trampoline trick shot:

— Or this nifty pogo-stick trick:

— What’s that smell at Barclays Center? It’s not victory, that’s for sure, but whatever it is, it’s there on purpose.

— When NBA Rookie of the Year Damian Lillard says ‘no photos,’ he means ‘no photos.’

— Wyoming coach Dave Christensen gets in on the Photoshop recruiting game:



— A high school pitcher in California threw a perfect game in just 66 pitches.

— Why shouldn’t you mess with that old man in front of the convenience store? He could be a retired boxer.

— Central Michigan is going to honor the scholarship of an incoming recruit battling leukemia.

— George Washington University debuted a slick new basketball court design:



— Take a hammer to your china cabinet! The stuff inside is probably worth more broken! Actually, no, don’t do that.

— A Florida Marlins pitcher caught spitting on the baseball?