At the Buzzer | Simmons, Redick Spark Strong Finish in Win vs Jazz

November 21, 2017

Snapshot: PHILADELPHIA, PA – Tell us if you’ve seen this script before: Team from Philadelphia, relying initially on defense, grinds its way through first half, only to seize control in the third quarter.  Pretty familiar and fresh, right? No, the location wasn’t the Lone Star State, and the contest in question didn’t involve the pigskin. But the 76ers’ 107-86 victory Monday over the Utah Jazz did follow a somewhat familiar…

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Phillies add 4 prospects to 40-man roster

November 20, 2017

The Phillies placed right-handers Franklyn Kilome, Seranthony Dominguez and Jose Taveras and left-hander Ranger Suarez on the 40-man roster. The Phillies also claimed infielder Engelb Vielma from the Giants. To make those players fit on the 40-man roster, the Phillies cleared three roster spots. Mark Appel, the former No. 1 overall pick acquired in the Ken Giles/Vince Velasquez trade in December 2015, and Alberto Tirado were designated for assignment. The…

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Game Preview | While Adjusting, Simmons Focused on Aggressive Approach

November 20, 2017

Scene Setter: CAMDEN, NJ – Through the opening month of the season, a few 76ers opponents have adopted a similar approach when it comes to defending Ben Simmons: Back off in one-on-one situations, and give the dynamic rookie some space, in hopes of clogging the key and inviting jump shots, rather than risk being exposed to dangerous drives to the basket. To “sag,” essentially, has been one line of thinking….

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Phillies slugger Thome lands on HOF ballot

November 20, 2017

PHILADELPHIA — Jim Thome sparked a baseball renaissance in Philadelphia in 2003. He could be a first-ballot Hall of Fame inductee 15 years later. Thome is one of seven players with Phillies connections on the 2018 Baseball Writers’ Association of America Hall of Fame ballot, released Monday. He is considered a heavy favorite to receive votes on 75 percent of the ballots needed for enshrinement in Cooperstown, N.Y. The election…

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Eagles rout Cowboys to pull away in NFC East; NFC next?

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November 20, 2017

ARLINGTON, Texas — There comes a point in every season when a championship contender begins to truly separate itself from everyone else. The Philadelphia Eagles just entered that critical phase, with Sunday night’s 37-9 win in Dallas providing powerful evidence of what might happen over the next couple months. This wasn’t merely a huge rout of an NFC East rival on primetime television. It was one more indication of how…

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Seltzer's Notebook | Brown Reacts to Covington Deal, Embiid Faces Doubles

November 19, 2017

Brown Happy to See Covington Rewarded Right off the bat Saturday, re-minted Robert Covington made an impact. The forward, whose contract was restructured with an accompanying extension Friday afternoon, torched the twine in the opening quarter against the Golden State Warriors, burying all four of his 3-point attempts, and staking his squad to a ridiculous 47-28 advantage through 12 minutes of play. Covington finished the tilt with 20 points, his…

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Los Warriors reaccionan a tiempo en Philly

November 19, 2017

Por Miguel Ángel Martín, Columnista de Sixers.com  Dolorosa derrota la sufrida por los Sixers en el Sur de Philadelphia, ante unos Warriors que demostraron todo su potencial en la segunda mitad y dejando claro por qué son los actuales campeones de la NBA.  A pesar de la derrota por 116-124, los Sixers mostraron argumentos para evidenciar que ellos serán el futuro de la NBA, pero el presente (que son los Warriors), mostraron que…

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At the Buzzer | Dominant First Half Not Enough vs Defending Champs

November 19, 2017

Snapshot: PHILADELPHIA, PA – All things considered, despite their impressive start to the season, success is still something the young 76ers are learning about. And, as Saturday showed, these lessons don’t always come easily. Dominant as the Sixers were at the outset of an anticipated home appearance against the Golden State Warriors, the defending champs marked their hosts’ explosive start, managing to power through for a 124-116 victory. Thanks to…

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Covington Extension Testament to Dedication, Two-Way Impact

November 17, 2017

CAMDEN, NJ – From relative obscurity to critical component of an NBA franchise on the rise, such has been Robert Covington’s admirable ascent the past five years. Friday afternoon, the undrafted Tennessee State product and the organization that’s helped him blossom into a top-tier player at his position affirmed their long-term commitment to each other, as the 76ers made Covington’s restructured contract and subsequent extension official. For Sixers President of…

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76ers Extend Contract Of Robert Covington

November 17, 2017

PHILADELPHIA – NOV. 17, 2017 – President of Basketball Operations Bryan Colangelo announced today that the Philadelphia 76ers have restructured the terms of forward Robert Covington’s contract for the current season and signed Covington to a multi-year contract extension   “Robert Covington is a prime example of what hard work, dedication and commitment can lead to. Rob’s growth as a player on both ends of the floor makes him one…

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