Conspiracy theories flying as Lakers limp to playoffs after another loss, to Pacers

The hottest conspiracy theory in the NBA is that the Western Conference playoff teams that aren’t the Lakers are trying to help the Portland Trail Blazers become the eighth seed. Portland has been one of the most impressive teams in the bubble, with wins over Houston and Denver. The Trail Blazers also nearly beat Boston, […]

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MLS season to resume with LAFC and Galaxy meeting twice in five games

Major League Soccer will resume its regular season Aug. 12 with its 26 teams playing in their home markets, the league said Saturday. And unlike the other four major professional sports leagues in the U.S., the MLS might allow fans back into their stadiums as well. The revised MLS schedule, which is broken into phases, […]

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Kawhi Leonard will not play for Clippers vs. Trail Blazers

Clippers star Kawhi Leonard will not play in his team’s game Saturday against the Portland Trail Blazers, according to a person with knowledge of the situation but not authorized to speak publicly on the matter. Leonard has not played on consecutive days this season, his first with the Clippers, because of injury management and left […]

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Fox News reporter gets firsthand look at Beirut blast aftermath as Lebanese citizens demand answers

The Lebanese people are demanding answers as rescue teams pulled more bodies from the rubble of Beirut’s port on Friday, nearly three days after a massive explosion sent a wave of destruction through the capital. More than 300,000 people were displaced, nearly 150 killed and thousands were wounded. The Lebanese people want to know why 2,700 tons of ammonium nitrate, […]

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W.N.B.A. Players Escalate Protest of Anti-B.L.M. Team Owner

Players for the Atlanta Dream and other teams across the W.N.B.A. have begun a public show of defiance by wearing T-shirts endorsing the Democratic opponent of the Dream’s co-owner Senator Kelly Loeffler, Republican of Georgia, who is in a tightly contested race for her seat and has spoken disparagingly of the Black Lives Matter movement. […]

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Is Aaron Rodgers a top 10 fantasy QB | Fantasy Focus Live

The first edition of Double Trouble, in-depth previews of fantasy relevant players for all 32 teams. Matthew Berry, Field Yates, Stephania Bell and Daniel Dopp kick us off with breakdowns of the Packers and Lions. Is Aaron Rodgers a starter in 10 team Leagues? Can Kenny Golladay be your WR1? ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ […]

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Big 12 to allow teams to play one nonconference football game

Two people involved with the decision say the Big 12 will permit its teams to play one nonconference football game this year to go along with their nine league contests as plans for the pandemic-altered season continued to fall into place. The people spoke Monday night to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because […]

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James Harden says ‘next question’ when asked about Giannis Antetokounmpo | NBA on ESPN

Houston Rockets guard James Harden holds a press conference after his team’s win vs. the Milwaukee Bucks, discussing how his team was able to get the W, his reputation for not playing defense, the team’s "small-ball" strategy, previous comments by Giannis Antetokounmpo about his defense, (5:04) how difficult it was to defend Giannis, and locking […]

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Why One Team Named the Indians Won’t Be Changing Its Name

Many sports teams using names and mascots invoking Native Americans do so over the longstanding and strenuous objections of people who say it is racist. Some teams, after years of stubborn refusal, have recently relented, like the Washington Football Team of the N.F.L., which abandoned its nickname earlier this month. Then there are the Spokane […]

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Lakers vs. Raptors | 2019-20 NBA Highlights

In a seeding game between two teams with title aspirations, LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers take on Kyle Lowry and the Toronto Raptors in the NBA’s bubble in Orlando, Florida. #NBA #NBAHighlights #LakersVsRaptors ✔️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 […]

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Jimmy Butler on why he wanted to wear a nameless jersey in Heat win vs. Nuggets | NBA on ESPN

Miami Heat small forward Jimmy Butler breaks down his team’s win vs. the Denver Nuggets. Butler also discusses his decision to wear a nameless jersey, only to have an official blow a whistle before tip-off so he could switch to one that says his last name. #NBA #Heat ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the […]

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James Harden recaps 49-point game vs. Mavericks | NBA on ESPN

Houston Rockets star James Harden speaks with reporters after the team’s thrilling overtime victory vs. the Dallas Mavericks. Harden discusses combining to score 80 points with teammate Russell Westbrook and how the team is still reaching its potential. #NBA #Rockets #Harden ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN on […]

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Rob Manfred, union talk as Major League Baseball grapples with coronavirus

With six teams idled Friday by the COVID-19 pandemic, Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred spoke to union leader Tony Clark about the importance of players following the sport’s coronavirus protocols. Manfred and Clark talked about what needs to be done to finish the season, a person familiar with the conversation said. The person who […]

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Astros owner to court: No questions about sign stealing, please

The pitcher suing the Houston Astros for allegedly ruining his career has a few questions for Jim Crane, the team’s owner, about the Astros’ sign-stealing scandal. Should Crane be required to answer them? No, say the lawyers representing Crane and the Astros. In March, the Astros asked a Los Angeles Superior Court judge to throw […]

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First Take discusses NBA teams kneeling during the national anthem

First Take discusses NBA teams kneeling during the national anthem Stephen A. Smith, Max Kellerman and Jay Williams discuss all players, coaches and the three referees taking part in the game between the Utah Jazz and New Orleans Pelicans on Thursday knelt along the sideline in front of the team benches — with the players […]

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Kawhi Leonard pours in 28 points in Clippers’ battle with Lakers | 2019-20 NBA Highlights

LA Clippers star Kawhi Leonard tallies 28 points and four assists in the team’s first game within the NBA bubble in Orlando, Florida, but it’s not enough as LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers eke out a 103-101 win in the closing moments. ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe […]

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LeBron James talks Lakers’ win vs. Clippers, kneeling before anthem | NBA on ESPN

Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James talks about the team’s close win over the LA Clippers at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. James speaks about what he thought went right and wrong for his team, along with how much it meant to kneel with his teammates in […]

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Patrick Beverley is at Clippers practice but still questionable

Patrick Beverley, a starting guard for the Clippers and one of the team’s most important contributors, is out of quarantine and attended the team’s shoot-around Thursday morning, hours before his team faces the Lakers in its first official game amid the NBA restart. Whether Beverley, one of the team’s top perimeter defenders and rebounders, will […]

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Angels’ bullpen can’t get it done in loss to Mariners

New Angels third baseman Anthony Rendon marveled at his team’s bullpen Tuesday night after five relievers threw scoreless innings and combined to give up three hits and strike out seven in a win over the Seattle Mariners. “Man, we have some great arms on this team,” Rendon said. “I guess that was a question mark […]

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Federal Tactical Teams to Withdraw From Portland, Governor Says

Federal tactical teams that have clashed with protesters in Portland in recent weeks will soon begin leaving the city, Gov. Kate Brown of Oregon said Wednesday. The federal agents will begin leaving downtown on Thursday, Ms. Brown said in a statement. An agreement between federal and state officials calls for the Oregon State Police to […]

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How injuries to stars like Anthony Davis are impacting teams in the NBA’s bubble | The Jump

Richard Jefferson and Zach Lowe discuss their level of concern for teams after multiple players like Los Angeles Lakers star Anthony Davis, Portland Trail Blazers big man Damian Lillard and more are having to sit out because of injuries. #TheJump #NBA ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN on […]

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New CPD teams to focus on downtown gatherings, community relationships on South, West sides

Chicago Police Supt. David Brown on Monday unveiled two citywide teams. | Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-Times file “Let me be clear: This is not a roving strike force like what CPD has had in the past,” CPD Supt. David Brown said Monday. “Working with the district commanders and with the community policing office, they are serving […]

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