Basketball

Raptors president Masai Ujiri criticizes President Donald Trump over reported remark

6:27 PM ET Adrian WojnarowskiESPN Editor’s note: This story contains explicit language that may be offensive for some readers. TORONTO — Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri, born and raised in Nigeria before moving to the United States and becoming one of the most unique front-office success stories in professional sports history, responded strongly to President […]

Hockey

IIHF president on a ‘mission’ to have NHL players at 2022 Olympics

‚ÄčThe dust has settled on the NHL’s decision not to allow players to participate in the 2018 Olympics. Now, International Ice Hockey Federation president Rene Fasel has begun his push to have the best hockey players in the world at the 2022 Games in Beijing. “To have the best-on-best in the Olympics, in Beijing, this […]

Hockey

Bower’s grandson, Leafs president Shanahan to pay tribute to late goalie

Johnny Bower’s grandson and Toronto Maple Leafs president Brendan Shanahan will be among the speakers at Wednesday’s memorial service for the Hall of Fame goalie. Leafs broadcaster Joe Bowen will be the master of ceremonies for the event at Air Canada Centre. Johnny Bower III and Shanahan will pay tribute to Bower from the podium […]

Basketball

Turkey seeks jail term for Knicks’ Enes kanter for insulting Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey’s state-run news agency says prosecutors are seeking more than four years in prison for NBA player Enes Kanter on charges of insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Anadolu Agency says an indictment prepared by the Istanbul chief prosecutor’s office accuses the New York Knicks player of insulting the president in a series […]