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Behind the NHL’s Kid Rock debacle

3:00 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN The NHL Weekly Reader publishes every Friday. Seen something worth highlighting here? Hit me at greg.wyshynski@espn.com. I want to write about Kid Rock about as much as I want to listen to Kid Rock. I think he lost me about 10 years ago when, in a true moment of musical…

Splash Brothers’ surge carries Warriors past Bulls

12:11 AM ET CHICAGO — The United Center was raucous, filled with fans roaring as the hometown team fattened its lead over the defending champions, pounding them in the paint and on the break. All the Chicago Bulls’ momentum resulted in a slim halftime lead, but that edge disappeared in a near heartbeat when the…

Earning their stripes: How NHL refs stay in shape

Jan 10, 2018 Emily KaplanESPN CHICAGO — NHL referee Dan O’Rourke, like most frequent fliers, is a meticulous packer. For every work trip, his suitcase weighs exactly 52 pounds. Should an airport attendee measure it at, say, 51 pounds, O’Rourke knows he must have left something at home. And he never leaves for a trip…