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Source: Vegas move pending for WNBA's Stars

11:24 PM ET ESPN.com news services The owner of the WNBA’s San Antonio Stars has an agreement in place with a buyer who plans to move the team to Las Vegas, a source told ESPN’s Michael C. Wright on Thursday night. The sale and relocation now hinge on a final approval from the NBA and WNBA Board of Governors, the source said. The sides expect the deal, which has been in the works for some time, to be OK’d because the team will be moved to Las Vegas, according to ...

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Stars of British art world donate works for Grenfell fire survivors

LONDON (Reuters) – A group of Britain’s most successful contemporary artists has donated valuable works to sell at a charity auction for the survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire, which killed about 80 people at a London social housing block in June. Home to a close-knit, multi-ethnic community, the 24-storey tower in a deprived housing estate was reduced to a charred ruin by the inferno that engulfed it in the middle of the night. Many survivors have yet to be rehoused and are still living in hotels. The charity auction, ...

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Traded stars CP3, Melo, George make debuts

1:31 AM ET Tim MacMahon Close ESPN Staff Writer Joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009 Covers the Dallas Cowboys and Dallas Mavericks Appears regularly on ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM Royce Young Close ESPN Staff Writer Covers the Oklahoma City Thunder for ESPN.com TULSA, Okla. — A fresh era officially started for three of the NBA’s stars on Tuesday night at Tulsa’s BOK Center, as Carmelo Anthony, Paul George and Chris Paul made their preseason debuts for their new teams following offseason trades. Those three were the headliners in the Houston Rockets‘ ...

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Trump NFL row: Sports stars round on US president

US President Donald Trump is facing growing condemnation from the sports world after his criticism of players. On Friday, Mr Trump said the National Football League (NFL) should fire players who protest during the US anthem. High-profile football players as well as basketball star LeBron James openly criticised Mr Trump in response. One NFL team owner said Mr Trump’s comments were “offensive” but Mr Trump has gone on to repeat his criticism. Warning: This article contains language some readers may find offensive. What did Mr Trump say? Media playback is ...

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Terminator 6 Is Happening, James Cameron And Original Stars To Return

Despite kicking off with two of the most acclaimed sci-fi movies of all time, the Terminator franchise hasn’t always had an easy ride. Terminator 3 and Terminator: Salvation weren’t exactly loved by fans, and the most recent example, 2015’s Terminator: Genisys, was a flop that killed plans for a new trilogy. However, original director James Cameron is now involved with the franchise once more, and has spoken about his plans for the next movie. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Cameron has revealed that he plans to bring Linda Hamilton, who ...

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When $35M is really $15M: How much NBA stars actually earn

10:00 AM ET At the beginning of each season, when the salaries of pro athletes are publicized, we’re always left wondering: How much do they actually take home? This NBA season, we partnered with sports tax expert Robert Raiola, director of the sports and entertainment group for PKF O’Connor Davies, to analyze the salaries of the league’s highest paid players. We crunched their paychecks to come up with our best estimates of what they walk away with after deductions, as outlined to us by representatives of the players union. You’ll ...

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Barnwell: Which NFL stars have already peaked?

7:20 AM ET The peak of a player’s career can come at any time. We naturally assume players will post their best numbers in their late 20s, and while that is the case for most players, it’s hardly the case for everyone. Wide receiver Anquan Boldin‘s most productive seasons were his first and third years in the league, and he’s still plugging away with the Buffalo Bills as he enters his 15th season. “Peaking,” in other words, doesn’t necessarily mean a player will have a disappointing career from that point ...

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Olajuwon impressed by NBA's African stars

Aug 2, 2017 BIRMINGHAM, England — Born in Lagos, Hakeem Olajuwon blazed a trail when he made the journey from Nigeria to the United States, transforming himself from an unpolished raw talent to a shining superstar in the NBA. The Basketball Hall of Famer, now age 54, has seen countless others follow in his path from Africa since he became the first overall pick by the Houston Rockets in 1984 following a stellar collegiate career at the University of Houston. Olajuwon sat down with ESPN.com during the youth camp he ...

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Class of 2017 can open Hall to excluded stars

8:31 PM ET COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — When Jeff Bagwell, Ivan Rodriguez and Tim Raines take to the podium for their Baseball Hall of Fame induction speeches on Sunday, in many respects there will be nothing remarkable about their time on the stage. Oh, it’s a remarkable thing to be receiving baseball’s highest honor. And because they are unique individuals with different lives and careers, the stories they tell can only be their own. But it will be a familiar scene, and that’s a good thing, because the annual renewal of ...

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