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Irish’s Kelly sees ‘appetite’ to expand playoff to 8

CloseCovers the Big TenJoined ESPN.com in 2014Graduate of the University of Notre DameSOUTH BEND, Ind. — Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly has heard the growing chatter about an expanded College Football Playoff and thinks his undefeated football team might be helping to speed up that conversation.”We have a way of doing that to things…

LeBron lauds MJ again: First time ‘meeting God’

3:13 PM ETDave McMenaminESPN Staff Writer CloseLakers and NBA reporter for ESPN. Covered the Lakers and NBA for ESPNLosAngeles.com from 2009-14, the Cavaliers from 2014-18 for ESPN.com and the NBA for NBA.com from 2005-09.CHARLOTTE, N.C. — With LeBron James set to meet Michael Jordan’s Charlotte Hornets later Saturday, the Los Angeles Lakers star thought back…

8 of the jolliest Santas in pop culture

1 of 9 Michael Gibson/Netflix; Everett Collection; Attila Dory/Walt Disney/Kobal/REX/Shutterstock Making a list, checking it twice He’s one of the most popular guys on the planet (what with all that excessive gift giving), so it’s no wonder he’s been brought to the big and small screens many times over the years. Yes, we’re talking about…

Embattled Interior Department secretary Ryan Zinke is stepping down

U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke testifies before a Senate Appropriations Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Subcommittee hearing on the FY2019 funding request and budget justification for the Interior Department, on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., May 10, 2018 Yuri Gripas/Reuters government helicopter ride to arrive on time for a horseback ride with Vice President Mike…

Uber, Lyft, China and more — top tech investment bankers share their biggest hopes and fears for IPOs in 2019

From ride-hailing startups like Uber and Lyft, to collaboration platform Slack, and vacation rental marketplace Airbnb, the 2019 IPO lineup is chock-full of widely known tech unicorns with mega-valuations. iStock; Peabody/YouTube; Samantha Lee/Business Insider reportedly weighing a $120 billion valuation) and Airbnb (last valued at $31 billion), there’s one big question on everyone’s minds: How…

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