2:06 PM ET Emily KaplanESPN TORONTO — Does Gary Bettman have any regrets about the NHL skipping the 2018 Olympics? “None at all,” the commissioner said. The NHL’s (non-)Olympic participation took up a good portion of Bettman’s 30-minute Q&A session at the annual PrimeTime Sports Management Conference in Toronto on Monday. Interviewer Gord Miller peppered […]

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President Donald Trump personally asked Chinese President Xi Jinping to help resolve the case involving three UCLA basketball players, including LiAngelo Ball, who were arrested on shoplifting charges in Hangzhou, The Washington Post reported Monday. UCLA freshmen LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill could remain in Hangzhou, China, for “a week or two” and […]

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Former Liverpool players Steve McManaman and Robbie Fowler talk to ESPN FC and laud Liverpool’s attacking prowess. With Alberto Moreno eyeing a spot in Spain’s World Cup squad, Stevie Nicol ponders whether he’ll be up to scratch. Monday’s latest stories from the world of football in ESPN FC’s What’s Trending … LIVERPOOL: Brazil playmaker Philippe […]

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Who is the most underappreciated Hall of Famer of all time? Greg Wyshynski: Jari Kurri has 601 career goals (19th all-time) and 1,398 career points (21st all-time). That he earned the majority of them playing with Wayne Gretzky on the Edmonton Oilers from 1980-88 has turned Kurri into the go-to example of a great player […]

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We asked 27 of our experts to give us their predictions for who will win baseball’s four majors awards — Rookie of the Year, Manager of the Year, Cy Young and MVP. We’re starting with rookie of the year, which will be announced Monday. Not surprisingly, there wasn’t any suspense in picking each league’s top […]

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