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Monday, April 11, 2011
WNBA draft day leads the way


WNBA: The WNBA holds its annual draft at ESPN's Bristol campus today. UConn's all-everything forward Maya Moore is expected to be selected first by the Minnesota Lynx, but after that it's anybody's guess for the 12-team league. Minnesota and Tulsa (No. 2) have six of the first 14 overall picks. ESPN has live coverage starting at 3 p.m. ET, and of course, espnW is the place to be for all the festivities.

NBA: In the East, four of the eight teams are locked into their playoff seedings, and in the West, only the Spurs are set. Here are some of the key games with playoff implications: The Heat visit the Hawks at 7 p.m. Miami leads the Celtics by one game for the No. 2 spot in the East (the Celtics hold the tiebreaker). ... The Celtics visit the Wizards at 7 p.m. ... The 76ers host the Magic at 7 p.m. The idle Knicks will clinch the No. 6 seed in the Eastern Conference with a loss by the 76ers. ... The Mavericks, tied for the No. 2 seed in the West, visit the Rockets at 8:30 p.m. ... The Nuggets will clinch the No. 5 seed in the Western Conference with a win against the visiting Warriors (9 p.m.). ... The Thunder are just one game back in the race for the No. 2 seed and look for a season sweep of the Kings at Sacramento (10 p.m.).

MLB: It's early but we've got a few big series starting today. At 7:10 p.m. on ESPN, the Red Sox (2-7) host the Rays (1-8). Carl Crawford plays his first game as a Red Sox against his former team. The Rays' 1-8 start is the worst in franchise history. ... On the 50th anniversary of the first game in Angels' history, the Indians visit Anaheim at 10:05 p.m. The surprising Indians are 7-2 and 3-0 on the road. ... Mat Latos makes his first start of the season for the Padres at home against the Reds (10:05 p.m.). ... The Mariners have lost seven straight, but Felix Hernandez takes the mound against the visiting Blue Jays (10:10 p.m.). ... San Francisco hosts Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers (10:15 p.m.). The Giants have won five of their last six home games against L.A.

Information from ESPN Stats & Information was used in this report.