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NEW YORK | Rivera unanimous; Halladay, Edgar, Mussina voted to HOF

NEW YORK —January 22, 2019—Mariano Rivera has become baseball’s first unanimous Hall of Fame selection, elected Tuesday along with Roy Halladay, Edgar Martinez and Mike Mussina. Rivera received all 425 votes in balloting by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America announced. The quartet will be enshrined in Cooperstown along with Today’s Game Era Committee selections … Continue reading NEW YORK | Rivera unanimous; Halladay, Edgar, Mussina voted to HOF

PHILADELPHIA | 76ers score 83 in 1st half, roll past Timberwolves by 42

PHILADELPHIA —January 15, 2019— Joel Embiid had 31 points and 13 rebounds, and the Philadelphia 76ers scored 83 points in the first half in a 149-107 thrashing of the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday night in Jimmy Butler’s first game against his former team. The Golden State Warriors were the only team to score more first-half … Continue reading PHILADELPHIA | 76ers score 83 in 1st half, roll past Timberwolves by 42

NEWARK, N.J. | Blackwood returns to lineup and leads Devils over Flyers

NEWARK, N.J. —Jan 12, 2019—Rookie Mackenzie Blackwood returned to the lineup after missing three games with an injury and made 32 saves in leading the New Jersey Devils to a 3-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday. Damon Severson, Nico Hischier and Miles Wood scored as the Devils won for the second time in … Continue reading NEWARK, N.J. | Blackwood returns to lineup and leads Devils over Flyers

PHILADELPHIA | Temple hands No. 17 Houston 1st loss of season, 73-69

PHILADELPHIA  —January 09, 2019—  Quinton Rose scored 22 points and Temple handed No. 17 Houston its first loss of the season, 73-69 on Wednesday night. Corey Davis Jr. was called for a charge in the final second of play, wiping out a tying basket for the Cougars (15-1, 2-1 American Athletic Conference). That left No. … Continue reading PHILADELPHIA | Temple hands No. 17 Houston 1st loss of season, 73-69

Ravens win AFC North, Eagles get NFC wild card

The playoff chase went down to the final minutes of the season Sunday, when Baltimore squeezed in as AFC North winner, and defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia got some help to secure an NFC wild card. That left Pittsburgh and Minnesota out. Kansas City grabbed the AFC’s top seed, followed by New England, Houston and … Continue reading Ravens win AFC North, Eagles get NFC wild card

BOSTON  | Irving scores 40, leads Celtics to 121-114 win over Sixers

BOSTON  — Kyrie Irving hit back-to-back 3-pointers in overtime for six of his 40 points and the Boston Celtics rallied to a 121-114 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday night. Irving, who forced the OT on a jump shot with 20 seconds left in the fourth, also pulled down 10 rebounds for the Celtics, … Continue reading BOSTON  | Irving scores 40, leads Celtics to 121-114 win over Sixers

WASHINGTON | Wizards’ Thomas Bryant has a game for the record books

WASHINGTON — Thomas Bryant’s perfect night was something the NBA hadn’t seen in nearly a quarter-century. Bryant’s 14 for 14 effort from the floor in Washington’s triple-overtime 149-146 win over Phoenix on Saturday night was the first such game in the NBA since Gary Payton had the same shooting numbers in Seattle’s win over Cleveland … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Wizards’ Thomas Bryant has a game for the record books

PHILADELPHIA | 76ers’ Brand unsure if Fultz will return this season

PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia 76ers are unsure if Markelle Fultz will play again this season. The 20-year-old Fultz was diagnosed this month with thoracic outlet syndrome and is doing physical therapy in Los Angeles. General manager Elton Brand said Saturday prior to a game against Toronto he has no timetable for Fultz’s return to basketball … Continue reading PHILADELPHIA | 76ers’ Brand unsure if Fultz will return this season