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The Kings, who lost one forward to injury and another to suspension in the first two games of their season-long seven-game road trip, lost two more Tuesday in Carolina when they traded Marian Gaborik and Nick Shore to Ottawa for defenseman Dion Phaneuf and center Nate Thompson following a 7-2 loss.. (read more)


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With a big offeason looming once the 2017-18 NBA regular season comes to an end, several ESPN writers spoke to NBA players to get their predictions on where they expect some of this summer’s top free agents to land. In total, 48 players weighed in. (read more)

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The Philadelphia Eagles have likely already received some trade inquiries regarding Nick Foles, but one Hall of Fame NFL executive does not think the team should deal its backup quarterback unless it is blown away by an offer.How blown away are we talking? In a segment on ESPN’s “NFL Live” Monday, Polian said he thinks the starting negotiation in trade talks for Foles should be two first-round dra (read more)

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Major League Baseball is limiting the amount of mound visits for players and coaches in the 2018 season.According to new pace of play rules released Monday, each team will be entitled to six mound visits from players, coaches, or the manager during a nine-inning game, with an additional mound visit allowed for each extra inning. (read more)

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Minnesota center Karl-Anthony Towns, one of the best young players in the league, should’ve been walking around Los Angeles and Staples Center on Sunday soaking in everything. It was, after all, his first trip to an All-Star game at just 22 years old, a monumental accomplishment and the first of. (read more)

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Mike D’Antoni was the head coach of the losing team in Sunday night’s surprisingly entertaining NBA All-Star Game, and he took a funny jab at the Golden State Warriors while describing what the experience was like.D’Antoni was the coach of the team Stephen Curry drafted, so its no surprise Klay Thompson and Draymond Green also ended up on the squad. (read more)

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The Washington Redskins can technically prevent Kirk Cousins from hitting free agency if they use the franchise tag on him for a third consecutive season, but they do not have as much leverage over the quarterback as you may think.Ian Rapoport of NFL Network said Monday that the Redskins tagging Cousins again is “simply not going to happen. (read more)

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The Tampa Bay Rays’ recent moves have not gone down well with a key member of the team.Outfielder Kevin Kiermaier made no secret of his displeasure on Monday, admitting that he didn’t get what the Rays were doing after trading pitcher Jake Odorizzi and designating outfielder Corey Dickerson for assignment. (read more)

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As we noted last week when we identified the clubs with open roster spots, NBA rules generally prohibit teams from carrying fewer than 14 players on their 15-man squads (not counting two-way players). However, teams are permitted to dip to 13 – or even 12 – in special circumstances, as long as they get back up to 14 within two weeks. (read more)

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It didn’t take Jeremy Lin, the only Chinese player currently in the NBA, long to weigh in about JJ Redick’s poor choice of words about the league’s New Year’s greeting.Chinese media company Tencent produced a video that featured a number of NBA players, including Lin, Spencer Dinwiddie and D’Angelo Russell, in which they provided unscripted takes in wishing fans a happy Chinese New Year. (read more)

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It’s been a foregone conclusion since last year that LeBron James is going to leave Cleveland this summer when free agency hits. He’ll be able to opt out of his contract and be the most coveted player on the market — teams will line up for his services. (read more)

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The Broncos were once the favorite to land Kirk Cousins, but it now looks as if the Jets are the frontrunners in his sweepstakes.Cousins, who is set to become a free agent next month, will be arguably the most popular player to hit the market. (read more)

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Carlos Vela joins the FC crew to talk about leaving Europe to join MLS expansion team LAFC, the brewing rivalry with LA Galaxy and Mexico's World Cup outlook. With several MLS stars set to line up for new clubs in 2018, check out some of the most notable trades of the offseason. (read more)

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Carlos Vela joins the FC crew to talk about leaving Europe to join MLS expansion team LAFC, the brewing rivalry with LA Galaxy and Mexico's World Cup outlook. With several MLS stars set to line up for new clubs in 2018, check out some of the most notable trades of the offseason. (read more)

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Major League Baseball imposed stricter limits on mound visits in an effort to speed up games but decided against 20-second pitch clocks for 2018. After more than a year of negotiations, the Major League Baseball Players Assn. (read more)

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What we learned from the last week of play in the NHL: The response to the Devante Smith-Pelly incident was uniting The NHL and the Chicago Blackhawks promptly condemned an incident Saturday in which the Washington Capitals forward and former Ducks player was subjected to racial taunts from attendees.. (read more)

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JJ Redick insists that he did not intentionally use a racial slur toward Chinese people when he took part in a recent video celebrating the Chinese New Year, and the first American-born Chinese player to ever play in the NBA believes him.Shortly after Redick issued an apology on Sunday, Jeremy Lin defended the 76ers guard on Twitter. (read more)

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