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NBA needs ‘enforceable’ free-agency rules

[ad_1] 11:33 PM ETTim BontempsESPN LAS VEGAS -- Commissioner Adam Silver said multiple times during his annual news conference in Las Vegas during NBA summer league that the NBA has "work to do" when it comes to free agency and the rules governing it.Silver's comments came after a free-agency period in which several star players changed teams through deals that were apparently agreed upon before the official start of free
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Sources — Warriors waive 3-time champ Livingston

[ad_1] As the Golden State Warriors waive three-time championship guard Shaun Livingston, his intention remains to return for a 16th season in the NBA, league sources told ESPN.Livingston, who will be 34 before the start of next season, joins a free-agent market that is full of contending teams searching for savvy, championship-hardened veterans to fortify benches.Livingston, a versatile 6-foot-7, has shown himself to be one of the league's savviest players
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Sources — Warriors waiving veteran guard Livingston

[ad_1] As the Golden State Warriors waive three-time championship guard Shaun Livingston, his intention remains to return for a 16th season in the NBA, league sources tell ESPN.Livingston, who'll be 34 before the start of next season, joins a free agent market that is full of contending teams searching for savvy, championship-hardened veterans to fortify benches.Livingston, a versatile 6-foot-7, has shown himself to be one of the league's savviest players
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NBA approves use of coach’s challenge in ’19-20

[ad_1] 8:59 PM ETTim BontempsESPN LAS VEGAS -- At its annual meeting here during NBA Summer League, the NBA's Board of Governors approved a pair of changes for next season: the use of a coach's challenge and for the league's replay center to initiate replay proceedings for certain types of plays.The NBA's competition committee proposed both changes, which earned unanimous support from the league's 30 teams.The coach's challenge, which has
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John Thompson’s roots still run deep at Georgetown

[ad_1] Throughout the offseason, ESPN will take a closer look at the programs that have faced the challenge of moving on from a single historically revered coach, evaluating the successes and failures they have experienced along the way. This week, the "Chasing Ghosts" series continues with the Georgetown Hoyas, a team that rose to Final Four-level prominence during the John Thompson era, but has been inconsistent in its pursuit of
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Fights to make before the end of 2019

[ad_1] 9:15 AM ETSteve KimESPN Back in January, we compiled a list of fights we would like to see this year. After six months, some have been made, and some have been announced, but most are not even in the works.Here are our thoughts on the biggest fights we'd like to see in the second half of 2019, the likelihood that they will be made and, keeping true to the
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Expectations ‘growing’ for talent-laden Nets

[ad_1] 7:26 PM ETTim BontempsESPN LAS VEGAS -- When Kevin Durant announced on Instagram that he was going to join the Brooklyn Nets at the stroke of free agency, the team's braintrust -- ensconced in the team's gleaming practice facility overlooking New York Harbor -- celebrated one of the league's elite players choosing to join their franchise.Now comes the hard part: making it all work."I think from our standpoint is
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No equal pay, no public ’26 WC funds

[ad_1] Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) introduced a bill Tuesday that would prevent the federal government from providing funding for the 2026 FIFA World Cup until the United States Soccer Federation agrees to equal pay for its men's and women's national teams."No federal funds may be appropriated or otherwise made available to provide support for the 2026 World Cup, including support for a host city, a participating State or local agency,
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Will Wimbledon women’s semifinals produce a Serena-Halep final?

[ad_1] 6:27 PM ETD'Arcy MaineESPN LONDON -- After a week and a half of exciting matches, compelling storylines and intriguing personalities (we miss you, Coco Gauff!), the semifinals of the women's draw at Wimbledon is finally upon us.Thursday is shaping up to an epic day of tennis at the All England Club, with 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams taking on the upset-minded Barbora Strycova, and former world No. 1
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Blackhawks acquire F Alex Nylander in trade with Sabres

[ad_1] CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks have traded defenseman Henri Jokiharju to the Buffalo Sabres for underachieving forward Alex Nylander. Chicago is hoping a chance of scenery will help Nylander, who was selected by Buffalo with the eighth overall pick in the 2016 draft. The 21-year-old Nylander had three goals and three assists in just 19 games with the Sabres over three seasons. Alex’s father, Michael, played for the