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Will Familiarity Breed A Win?

April 25, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Philadelphia 76ers’ Ben Simmons, top, of Australia, dunks the ball as Brooklyn Nets’ Jarrett Allen, left, looks away during the second half in Game 5 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Tuesday, April 23, 2019, in Philadelphia. The 76ers won 122-100. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola) The Philadelphia 76ers once again find themselves in…

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Flyers remove statue of late singer Kate Smith

April 22, 2019

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers removed a statue of late singer Kate Smith outside NHL team’s arena Sunday, two days after covering it amid allegations of racism against the 1930s star with a popular recording of “God Bless America.” “The NHL principle ‘Hockey is for Everyone’ is at the heart of everything the Flyers…

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Continuing To Bounce

April 19, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Philadelphia 76ers’ Ben Simmons, left, of Australia, goes up for the shot against Brooklyn Nets’ Jarrett Allen, right, during the first half in Game 2 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Monday, April 15, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola) The Philadelphia 76ers showed flashes of brilliance in Game Two of their…

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The Philadelphia Flyers cover statue of singer Kate Smith amid racism allegations

April 19, 2019

Photo above: Singer Kate Smith/Shutterstock PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers are covering a statue of singer Kate Smith outside their arena, following the New York Yankees in cutting ties and looking into allegations of racism against the 1930s star with a popular recording of “God Bless America.” Flyers officials said Friday they also plan…

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Magic Johnson abruptly resigns as Lakers’ president

April 12, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson (Photo: Shutterstock) By Greg Beacham associated press LOS ANGELES — Magic Johnson abruptly quit as the Los Angeles Lakers’ president of basketball operations Tuesday night, citing his desire to return to the simpler life he enjoyed as a wealthy businessman and beloved former player before taking charge of this tempestuous…

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Here Comes The Boom!

April 9, 2019

Minnesota Twins’ Marwin Gonzalez, right, is tagged out at home plate by Philadelphia Phillies’ J.T. Realmuto during the fourth inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 7, 2019, in Philadelphia. The Phillies won 2-1.(AP Photo/Michael Perez) With a potent offense that has scored a minimum of eight runs in all but three of their games,…

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The battles for seeding still going strong in NBA races

April 5, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Philadelphia 76ers forward Tobias Harris (33) drives against Dallas Mavericks forward Dwight Powell (7) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Dallas, Monday, April 1, 2019. (AP Photo/LM Otero) By Tim Reynolds associated press A look at where things stand in the NBA playoff picture, with seven days remaining in…

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Phillies Off To A Hot Start

April 1, 2019

With a three-game sweep of the Atlanta Braves, the Philadelphia Phillies have served notice to the National League East. By Chris Murray For the Philadelphia Sunday Sun During the offseason, the Philadelphia Phillies biggest priority was to find people who could generate offense on a consistent basis, something they struggled with last season. Led by…

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Breaking down the NBA playoff races, which are winding down

March 29, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Philadelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid drives between Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) and Eric Bledsoe (6) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, March 17, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash) By Tim Reynolds associated press MIAMI — The playoff field is largely set. The positioning, that’s still anyone’s guess. So…

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The Champs Are Here?

March 29, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Philadelphia Phillies’ Bryce Harper lines a single off Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Spencer Turnbull during the fourth inning of a spring training baseball game Wednesday, March 20, 2019, in Clearwater, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara) With big name free agent signings like Bryce Harper, the acquisition of catcher J.T. Realmuto and the contract extension…

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