Displaced Whitecaps face LAFC amid fires, pandemic

Under most circumstances Marc dos Santos said he would enjoy an extended company-paid visit to Portland. “Such passionate people,” the Vancouver Whitecaps coach said in a teleconference call Monday. “In a normal situation Portland is one of the nicest cities with the most energy in the U.S.” But these are not normal times. Dos Santos […]

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Reacting to LeBron James expressing disappointment about second-place MVP finish | SportsCenter

ESPN’s Marc J. Spears reacts to LeBron James expressing his disappointment in receiving only 16 of 101 first-place votes in the 2020 NBA MVP race. Spears says he could tell LeBron was definitely upset and talks about the Los Angeles Lakers’ dominant Game 1 performance in the Western Conference finals vs. the Denver Nuggets. #NBA […]

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Taylor Rooks Gets the N.B.A. Interviews That Go Viral

[Marc Stein is on a brief hiatus after spending 54 days inside the bubble. Shauntel Lowe, N.B.A. editor for The New York Times, is filling in this week. . Corner Three Marc Stein will be back next week to answer your questions. Email him at marcstein-newsletter@nytimes.com. Please include your first and last name, as well […]

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Tour de France: Primoz Roglic seizes yellow jersey; Tadej Pogacar wins Stage 9

Primoz Roglic seized the race leader’s yellow jersey as rookie Marc Hirschi of Switzerland delivered an impressive 90-kilometer solo effort across four Pyrenean climbs during Sunday’s frenetic Stage 9 of the Tour de France. Hirschi, a former under-23 road race world champion, got away from the peloton in the first major ascent of the 153-kilometer […]

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Dr. Marc Lamont Hill discusses NBA players and the fight for social justice | First Take

Dr. Marc Lamont Hill joins First Take to discuss the Milwaukee Bucks’ decision to not play Game 5 following the police shooting in Kenosha, Wisconsin. #FirstTake #NBA ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE ✔️ Subscribe to NBA on ESPN on YouTube: http://bit.ly/SUBSCRIBEtoNBAonESPN ✔️ Watch ESPN […]

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Russell Westbrook expected to return vs. the Thunder | SportsCenter

Marc J. Spears joins SportsCenter to discuss the NBA playoffs resuming and weighs in on Houston Rockets big man Russell Westbrook returning to play against the Oklahoma City Thunder after suffering from a quad injury. #SportsCenter #NBA ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE ✔️ Subscribe […]

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NBA players are more unified than ever right now – Marc J. Spears | The Jump

Kendrick Perkins, Marc J. Spears and Ramona Shelburne discuss how fighting for social justice has made players more unified in the bubble. #TheJump #NBA ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE ✔️ Subscribe to NBA on ESPN on YouTube: http://bit.ly/SUBSCRIBEtoNBAonESPN ✔️ Watch ESPN on YouTube TV: […]

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Discussing the NBA and NBPA’s new social justice initiatives for the season l The Jump

Kendrick Perkins, Marc J. Spears and Ramona Shelburne join Rachel Nichols on The Jump to discuss the NBA and the NBPA agreeing to new social justice initiatives and the opportunity to use the bubble to help players register to vote. #TheJump #NBA ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN […]

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NBA players decide to resume the playoffs | SportsCenter

Adrian Wojnarowski and Marc J. Spears join SportsCenter to discuss NBA players reaching an agreement to resume the playoffs. #SportsCenter #NBA ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE ✔️ Subscribe to NBA on ESPN on YouTube: http://bit.ly/SUBSCRIBEtoNBAonESPN ✔️ Watch ESPN on YouTube TV: http://es.pn/YouTubeTV ESPN on […]

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Woj & Marc J. Spears detail NBA’s player-coach meeting after the postponement of games | Get Up

Marc J. Spears shares details about the meeting with players and coaches in the NBA bubble, then Adrian Wojnarowski discusses the possibility of the Los Angeles Lakers and LA Clippers deciding not to play the remainder of the 2020 NBA season. #GetUp #NBA ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to […]

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Marc J. Spears describes timeline that led to postponed games | SC with SVP

Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated speaks with Scott Van Pelt about the timeline of events that led to the Milwaukee Bucks’ decision to not play Wednesday against the Orlando Magic. Spears shares what was discussed in terms of next steps at the meeting in the bubble. #NBA #Sports #ESPN ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ […]

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Marc J. Spears credits Giannis and Bucks for boycotting their playoff game | The Jump

Kendrick Perkins and Marc J. Spears join Rachel Nichols on The Jump and react to the Milwaukee Bucks vs. Orlando Magic, Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Houston Rockets and Los Angeles Lakers vs. Portland Trail Blazers playoff games being postponed due to a boycott in the wake of the shooting on Jacob Blake. #TheJump #NBA ✔️Subscribe […]

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Reaction to NBA postponing Wednesday’s playoff games after shooting of Jacob Blake | The Jump

Marc J. Spears describes the feelings of players inside the NBA bubble after the police shooting of Jacob Blake. Jay Williams reacts to the NBA postponing all three playoff games scheduled on Wednesday. #NBA #ESPN #Sports ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE ✔️ Subscribe to […]

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A look inside the NBA’s barbershops inside the bubble | NBA Countdown

Marc J. Spears sits down with the president of Global Concierge Services, William Rondo, brother of Rajon Rondo, about the barbershops and other services available to players inside the NBA bubble. #NBA #NBACountdown #Sports ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE ✔️ Subscribe to NBA on […]

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Dr. Siegel tells Tucker Carlson there is ‘no science’ behind Biden’s mask mandate

Fox News medical contributor Dr. Marc Siegel told “Tucker Carlson Tonight” there is “no science” behind former Vice President Joe Biden’s call Thursday for a nationwide mask mandate to help fight the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Host Tucker Carlson called it one of the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee’s first campaign promises: a three-month mandate requiring all Americans to wear […]

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We could tell in the scrimmages that the Suns had something going on – Marc J. Spears | The Jump

Rachel Nichols catches up with Marc J. Spears to talk about CJ McCollum’s back injury and what it means for Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers. They then (3:08) talk about why Devin Booker and the Phoenix Suns had such a successful bubble. #TheJump #NBA #Sports ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN […]

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Which team is the biggest threat to Giannis & the Bucks in the East? | The Jump

Jackie MacMullan and Marc J. Spears join Rachel Nichols on The Jump and react to Giannis Antetokounmpo saying the biggest challenges for the Milwaukee Bucks are themselves. The crew also weighs in on the biggest challenger for the Bucks in the East. #TheJump #NBA ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe […]

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How have the Suns been the biggest surprise in the race for the West’s 8 seed? | The Jump

Jackie MacMullan and Marc J. Spears join Rachel Nichols on The Jump to discuss how the Phoenix Suns have been the biggest surprise in the race for the Western Conference’s 8 seed. They then react to Doc Rivers saying the LA Clippers are playing "like a 6" right now. #TheJump #NBA ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ […]

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Ben Simmons out after suffering from a dislocated kneecap vs. Wizards | SportsCenter

Marc J. Spears joins SportsCenter to discuss how the Philadelphia 76ers are going to move forward without Ben Simmons after suffering from a dislocated left kneecap against the Washington Wizards. Spears also weighs in on Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James being out against the Houston Rockets Thursday due to a sore right groin. #SportsCenter […]

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8 Factors in the N.B.A.’s Return That May Upend Expectations

Want more basketball in your inbox? Sign up for Marc Stein’s weekly N.B.A. newsletter here. LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The N.B.A. was rooting hard for Major League Baseball. Any league that hopes to return to something resembling standard operations next season was pulling for baseball to flourish in its attempt to stage a 60-game […]

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NBA players use the bubble to amplify social justice issues | NBA Countdown

Marc J. Spears narrates how the NBA and its players including LeBron James, Kawhi Leonard and Jimmy Butler are being hypervigilant about spreading messages of social change to the world around them. #NBA ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE ✔️ Subscribe to NBA on ESPN […]

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Getting Used to the New N.B.A.

Want more basketball in your inbox? Sign up for Marc Stein’s weekly N.B.A. newsletter here. LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The two happiest N.B.A. players these days just may be Brook and Robin Lopez. Milwaukee’s 7-foot twin brothers double as unabashed Disney lovers. “There is nothing false about that statement,” Brook Lopez told me when […]

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What players and teams are doing in Orlando to send messages of social justice | The Jump

Rachel Nichols, Tracy McGrady, Marc J. Spears and Kendrick Perkins discuss the Oklahoma City Thunder teaming with CAA to start a fellows program in Tulsa, the site of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. Spears then details the things NBA players are doing in Orlando to promote their messages of social justice. #TheJump #NBA #Sports ✔️Subscribe […]

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