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Philadelphia 76ers head coach Billy Cunningham against the Atlanta Hawks at The Omni.
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Dave Uram
May 23, 2020 - 8:00 am
Billy Cunningham, a key player for the Sixers in the ’60s and ’70s, and their head coach from 1977 to 1985, was all too familiar with coughing up big series leads to the rival Celtics and eventually losing. However, on May 23, 1982 — 38 years ago today — the underdog 76ers prevailed 120-106. Read...
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Nate Thompson #44 of the Philadelphia Flyers skates with the puck as Nicolas Aube-Kubel #62 gets checked by Matt Grzelcyk #48 of the Boston Bruins in the third period at Wells Fargo Center on March 10, 2020 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Bruins won 2-
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Dave Uram
May 21, 2020 - 11:02 am
It’s been over two months since we’ve seen a live basketball or hockey game, and we don’t know when we’ll see the next one. On Wednesday, encouraging reports surfaced about the NBA’s and NHL’s progress in creating a return-to-play plan. Read more here.
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The Sixers' Allen Iverson celebrates in the crowd after the Sixers beat the Toronto Raptors in game seven of their series on Sunday, May 20, 2001.
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Dave Uram
May 20, 2020 - 12:20 pm
On May 20, 2001, the capacity crowd at the then-First Union Center saw their Sixers leading the Raptors 88-87 with 2 seconds left in the game. The 2001 76ers advanced to the NBA Finals, where they lost to the Los Angeles Lakers. But their run that season was magical, and it created a generation of...
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NASCAR Cup Series driver Denny Hamlin (11) celebrates after winning the Gander RV 400 at Pocono Raceway.
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Dave Uram
May 20, 2020 - 11:24 am
NASCAR is back with several events happening in Southern states over the next few weeks. Asked Monday if a race scheduled for the Poconos in late June could take place, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf gave a tepid thumbs-up. Read more here.
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Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid
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Dave Uram
May 19, 2020 - 10:04 am
While there’s no exact timeline for Joel Embiid’s next block, Carter Hart’s next save, or Bryce Harper’s next home run again, some governors are beginning to make encouraging comments that pro sports could come back in the not-too-distant future. Read more here.
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Philadelphia 76ers head coach Brett Brown in a game against the Brooklyn Nets.
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Dave Uram
May 15, 2020 - 3:20 pm
Speaking with the media for the first time since the night the NBA shut down, Philadelphia 76ers head coach Brett Brown sounded energized to get going, preparing himself and his team like the NBA will be resuming its season. Read more here.
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Ameera Butt
May 13, 2020 - 12:09 pm
The word “Mamba” in Mamba Sports Academy, based in Thousand Oaks, was retired. The name will return to the “Sports Academy,” according to an Associated Press story.
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Former Los Angeles Lakers NBA basketball player Kobe Bryant listens to a question as he meets with students.
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AP News
May 12, 2020 - 8:39 pm
The Southern California sports academy previously co-owned by Kobe Bryant has retired his “Mamba” nickname and rebranded itself nearly four months after the basketball icon's death in a helicopter crash. Read more here.
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Wells Fargo Center
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Dave Uram
May 05, 2020 - 2:39 pm
When the coronavirus pandemic put the sports world on pause, the 76ers had 10 regular season home games left, and the Flyers had six. Both teams have updated their ticket policies as the NBA season remains suspended and the NHL season paused. Read more here.
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Elton Brand
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Dave Uram
May 05, 2020 - 2:37 pm
Sixers General Manager Elton Brand hopes the NBA season resumes, but he said it’s still too early to speculate. Read more here.
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