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  1. Hansen still trying to bring NBA to Seattle?

    Joe Kaiser

    It's difficult to view Steve Ballmer's still-pending $2 billion purchase of the Los Angeles Clippers as anything other than a big blow to Seattle's efforts to bring the NBA back to Seattle. ESPN's Brian Windhorst explained the uphill battle Seattl...

    Blog | June 02, 2014
  2. Links from around the rink: May 12

    Doug Mittler

    Major League Baseball, the NFL and the NBA have experienced a statistical renaissance in recent years, but the NHL has the reputation, and a well-deserved one at that, of being less willing to embrace the advanced metrics. "Statistics are like a l...

    Blog | May 12, 2014
  3. Should playoffs determine head coaching jobs? - NBA

    Kevin Pelton

    Should a coach's future hinge on his team's playoff outcome?

    Story | Conversation | May 01, 2014
  4. Sports betting - Streak for the Cash winner rides Ty Lawson to vi...

    Chad Millman

    Chad Millman shines the spotlight on Streak for the Cash winner and how karma might have played a little part in his victory.

    Blog | Conversation | May 03, 2013
  5. NHL -- Seattle's NHL potential for expansion, relocation

    Craig Custance

    With the NBA returning to Seattle, will the NHL move one of its teams into the Emerald City? Craig Custance explores that very possibility.

    Blog | Conversation | January 21, 2013
  6. NHL - Teams may need amnesty to keep rosters intact

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance explains how some NHL clubs may feel a salary cap pinch under a new CBA and why some teams may want to seek an amnesty provision similar to that currently used in the NBA.

    Blog | Conversation | November 08, 2012
  7. San Francisco 49ers Alex Smith, Pittsburgh Steelers Lawrence Timm...

    Mag Staff

    Every athlete seeks that sweet spot between development and decline. But how many know exactly when that is? In ESPN The Magazine's Age Issue, stats gurus pick peak performance ages for key positions in NFL, MLB, NHL and NBA.

    Story | Conversation | September 21, 2012
  8. Seattle's plan to score an NHL team

    Craig Custance

    When news broke last week that the Seattle City Council supported a deal to build a $490 million arena in Seattle south of Safeco Field, the focus was on the potential return of the NBA and the lost Sonics. Chris Hansen, the main investor in Seattle&...

    Blog | September 20, 2012
  9. NHL - Seattle seeking NHL team as AHL owner anticipates league ex...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance reports that the NHL -- lured by financial incentives, fan interest and the city's sizable media market -- might be setting up shop in the Emerald City through expansion rather than relocation.

    Blog | Conversation | September 20, 2012
  10. NBA - NBA should move to universal draft - ESPN The Magazine

    Peter Keating

    To fix the scourge of the one-and-done rule, basketball should borrow a page from the NHL and let freedom reign, writes Peter Keating in ESPN The Magazine.

    Story | Conversation | May 01, 2012
  11. Analytics can prove crazy stuff about Andrew Luck, Chris Paul, Fl...

    In ESPN The Magazine, a team of writers use analytics to prove that Andrew Luck will not save Indianapolis, Floyd Mayweather will beat Manny Pacquiao, Chris Paul is the best point guard in NBA history and more!

    Story | Conversation | February 21, 2012
  12. 2013 NHL Draft - Seth Jones faces critical future decisions

    Lindsay Berra

    As one of the projected top picks for the 2013 NHL draft, Seth Jones -- son of former NBA player Popeye Jones -- is in high demand. Now he must decide which path to take as he tries to achieve his goal of playing in the NHL.

    Story | Conversation | January 23, 2012
  13. Davis, Wroten would help Hornets

    David Thorpe

    In 2006, fortune smiled on the NHL's Chicago Blackhawks. Mired in nearly two decades of mediocrity, the Blackhawks were blessed with two top picks in the 2006 and 2007 NHL entry drafts. With those two picks, the Blackhawks drafted two future All...

    Blog | January 12, 2012
  14. NBA draft - New Orleans Hornets need to draft Anthony Davis and T...

    David Thorpe

    With two likely lottery picks, David Thorpe breaks down the New Orleans Hornets and says Anthony Davis and Tony Wroten might be the best fits for them.

    Blog | Conversation | January 12, 2012
  15. Would teams dump Luongo, Ovechkin?

    Craig Custance

    One of the interesting developments in the NBA's lockout resolution was the inclusion of the amnesty clause, a provision that allowed NBA franchises to waive a player and not have his salary count against the salary cap or luxury tax. It's ...

    Blog | December 22, 2011
  16. Roberto Luongo, Alex Ovechkin among top amnesty candidates - NHL

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance explores whether the NHL could adopt the NBA's "amnesty" model when the new CBA is negotiated and provides five contracts that teams may want to offload, including those of stars Roberto Luongo and Alex Ovechkin.

    Blog | Conversation | December 22, 2011