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Philadelphia 76ers' Ben Simmons goes up for a dunk during the first half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, in Philadelphia.
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February 21, 2019 - 10:13 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Tobias Harris had 12 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter, JJ Redick hit a late 3-pointer and the Philadelphia 76ers overcame All-Star center Joel Embiid's absence to beat the Miami Heat 106-102 on Thursday night. Ben Simmons added 21 points, Boban Marjanovic had 19 —...
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USA Gymnastics has appointed former gymnast and NBA executive Li Li Leung as its president and chief executive officer, the embattled organization announced.
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February 20, 2019 - 10:43 am
By Madeline Holcombe, CNN (CNN) -- USA Gymnastics has appointed former gymnast and NBA executive Li Li Leung as its president and chief executive officer, the embattled organization announced Tuesday. "Li Li's unique combination of business skills, management experience and passion for gymnastics...
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Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid, center, goes up for a shot between Boston Celtics' Al Horford, left, and Jayson Tatum during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, in Philadelphia.
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February 13, 2019 - 6:33 am
By Ron Maaddi, AP Sports Writer PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Boston Celtics still own the Philadelphia 76ers no matter who is on the court. Gordon Hayward scored 26 points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:50 remaining, and Boston beat Philadelphia 112-109 on Tuesday night. Al Horford had 23 and...
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Ben Simmons (left) and Magic Johnson
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February 12, 2019 - 3:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA says Los Angeles Lakers president Magic Johnson did not break any league tampering rules when he spoke about Philadelphia 76ers point guard Ben Simmons earlier this week. The NBA's relatively quick-moving investigation was initiated after it was revealed that Simmons wanted...
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Philadelphia 76ers' Ben Simmons reacts after being fouled during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets, Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, in Philadelphia.
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February 11, 2019 - 7:33 pm
(AP) — The NBA is going to investigate whether league rules were broken when Philadelphia's Ben Simmons inquired about meeting with Los Angeles Lakers president Magic Johnson for playing tips. League spokesman Mike Bass said Monday that the NBA will look at the matter. Johnson revealed over the...
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Philadelphia 76ers guard Markelle Fultz
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February 07, 2019 - 3:07 pm
By Eliot Shorr-Parks and Andrew Porter PHILADELPHIA ( WIP Sportsradio ) — The Markelle Fultz era is finally over in Philadelphia. According to Adrian Wojnarowski, Fultz has been traded to the Magic in exchange for Jonathan Simmons, a first-round and a second-round pick. The deal ends Fultz’s time...
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James Ennis III
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February 07, 2019 - 1:11 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A person familiar with the negotiations says the Philadelphia 76ers are adding James Ennis from the Houston Rockets in exchange for draft considerations. The person spoke on condition of anonymity pending the NBA trade call to complete the deal. Philadelphia will become the...
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Prop bets for Super Bowl LIII are on display before the start of the game at the Westgate Superbook sports book, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, in Las Vegas.
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February 04, 2019 - 2:57 pm
By Wayne Parry, Associated Press ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — America's major professional sports leagues are split on how to get a piece of the action from legal sports betting after failing to get early adopting states to cut them in. But they are back in the game this year with several state...
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Philadelphia 76ers' JJ Redick, right, works with the ball against Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry (30) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Oakland, Calif.
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February 01, 2019 - 6:50 am
By Janie McCauley, AP Sports Writer OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Warriors coach Steve Kerr figured it would be a tough challenge for DeMarcus Cousins to keep up with Joel Embiid at this stage, given Cousins has just returned from almost a yearlong absence recovering from a serious Achilles tendon injury...
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January 25, 2019 - 7:10 am
PHILADELPHIA (WIP SportsRadio) — If Ben Simmons is going to make his first NBA All-Star game, it will need to be as a reserve chosen by the coaches. While fellow 76er Joel Embiid was named a starter for the second year in a row, Simmons fell just short, tied for third amongst Eastern Conference...
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