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Sources: Teams talk to Knicks about Porzingis

11:52 AM ET The New York Knicks have fielded several calls in recent days from teams interested in trading for Kristaps Porzingis, sources confirmed to ESPN on Tuesday. Teams in touch with the Knicks recently say the club has not ruled out the possibility of trading Porzingis. Kristaps Porzingis had been frustrated with the drama surrounding the Knicks this season, team sources said, but he has said several times that he wants to remain in New York. Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports The Vertical first reported that team president Phil Jackson was ...

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Four ministers were warned about tower block fire risks

Media playback is unsupported on your device Four separate government ministers were warned that fire regulations were not keeping people safe, in letters that have subsequently been seen by the BBC. In the leaked letters, experts warn that those living in tower blocks like Grenfell Tower were “at risk”. At least 79 people are dead or missing presumed dead after the fire at the London high-rise last week. The department that received the letters said work to improve regulation and safety had already been under way. Leaked letters The letters ...

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Sources: Pacers talk to Cavs about P. George

5:13 AM ET After superstar Paul George informed the Pacers in no uncertain terms he plans to leave the team, Indiana began shopping George’s services this weekend, including making a phone call to the Cleveland Cavaliers, sources confirmed to ESPN on Sunday. George reportedly told the Pacers he will opt out of his contract in 2018 and become an unrestricted free agent. George’s admission, first reported by The Vertical, prompted Pacers general manager Kevin Pritchard to begin canvassing the league for potential offers for the four-time All-Star who averaged 23.7 ...

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Bill O'Reilly promises to make news about his firing

This is why Bill O’Reilly was fired As Bill O’Reilly sees it, the same forces that led to his ouster at Fox News are out to get President Trump. And, in much the same spirit as Trump, O’Reilly is determined to settle the score. “In the weeks to come, there will be a bunch of news stories that will explain what happened and why it happened,” O’Reilly told fans at a show on Saturday in Westbury, New York. “It’s pretty grisly. It’s pretty nasty. It has to do with far-left ...

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E3 2017: Nintendo Talks About Switch's Clunky Voice Chat Solution

One of the more puzzling and odd announcements from Nintendo about the Switch is that voice chat will be handled through a smartphone app, not via the console itself. Speaking to Kotaku, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime talked about why the company chose this approach and discussed why he thinks it’s in the best interest of Nintendo gamers. “We actually think that the phone is going to deliver a better, more robust execution,” Fils-Aime explained. “In terms of the APIs that we can build into an app, the fact ...

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CB Sherman opens up about trade, QB Wilson

5:09 AM ET Sheil KapadiaESPN Writer Close Covered the Philadelphia Eagles for Philadelphia Magazine and Philly.com from 2008 to 2015. Covered the Baltimore Ravens and the NFL for BaltimoreSun.com from 2006 to 2008. RENTON, Wash. — Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman said Wednesday that he did not request a trade this offseason and that he has a “fantastic” relationship with quarterback Russell Wilson. “It’s just a conversation they have every year,” Sherman said. “I guess this year, more people knew about it. It’s a conversation they have every year — ...

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He's heating up, he's on fire! The truth about the hot hand in the NBA

1:29 PM ET WHEN KLAY THOMPSON struck the match on perhaps the biggest inferno the game had ever seen, the world was still debating whether he deserved to be an All-Star. It was Jan. 23, 2015, against the Sacramento Kings, and Thompson was ice cold coming out of halftime. The then-24-year-old had missed his previous five shots, including an uncontested layup from point-blank range, and a pair of 3-pointers without a defender in the vicinity. No one could have foreseen what happened next. With the score tied with 9 minutes, ...

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Comey: Trump White House 'lied' about the FBI

Media playback is unsupported on your device Ex-FBI chief James Comey told Congress that the Trump administration’s comments about him and the FBI were “lies plain and simple”. Mr Comey told a Senate committee they were wrong to denigrate the agency and its leadership. He was also “confused” by the “shifting explanations” for his sacking, which came as he led a probe into any links between the Trump campaign and Moscow. Mr Comey said Mr Trump had repeatedly told him he was doing a “great” job. He also suggested he ...

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London attack: UK was warned about third attacker

One of the London Bridge attackers was able to enter the UK, despite being placed on an EU-wide watch list. Youssef Zaghba, a 22-year-old Moroccan-Italian man who lived in east London, was named as the third attacker. Zaghba was stopped at an Italian airport on his way to Syria last year and was put on an EU-wide database but was not prosecuted, according to reports. The Home Office has so far declined to comment. Pakistan-born Khuram Butt, 27, and Rachid Redouane, 30, both from Barking were the other two attackers ...

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Indian IT firm slashes H-1B visa applications — but it's not just about Trump

H-1B visas by the numbers An Indian IT behemoth says it has cut its U.S. work visa applications by two-thirds. Tata Consultancy Services is one of the largest petitioners of H-1Bs, the high-skilled work visa favored by the tech industry. Its outsourcing operations cater to the IT needs of businesses around the world. To do so, it largely relies on getting work visas for Indian tech workers so they can consult with local businesses. In its annual report, published last week, the company said it applied for far fewer U.S. ...

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