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LOOK: Jimmy Butler hits second game-winner for new team 76ers

Nov 26, 2018 - 12:05 PM

Barely a month in Philadelphia, the 29-year-old star already has two game-winning shots under his name

CLUTCH. Jimmy Butler proves his worth for the Philadelphia 76ers. File photo by Alex Menendez/Getty Images/AFP

Celtics edge Raptors in overtime battle of Eastern powers

Nov 17, 2018 - 2:29 PM

Kyrie Irving erupts for 43 points to power Boston past NBA Eastern Conference leader Toronto

ON FIRE. Celtics star Kyrie Irving takes charge in Boston's 9th win. Photo from AFP

Butler beaten on debut as Magic rally stuns Sixers

Nov 15, 2018 - 11:59 AM

Orlando roars from a 16-point deficit in the final quarter to spoil Jimmy Butler's Philly debut

NEW CHAPTER. Jimmy Butler drops 14 points in his first game with the Sixers. Photo by Alex Menendez/Getty Images/AFP

Jimmy Butler heads to Philly as Sixers form new Big 3

Nov 11, 2018 - 8:07 AM

The deal gives Philadelphia a formidable looking Big 3 of Jimmy Butler, Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons

WISH GRANTED. The Minnesota Timberwolves grant Jimmy Butler’s trade request. Photo from AFP

Embiid fires 42 as Sixers stay perfect at home

Nov 10, 2018 - 1:51 PM

The Philadelphia 76ers go 7-0 in their homecourt as Joel Embiid powers the Sixers to an overtime escape versus the Hornets

FIERY FOURTH. Sixers star Joel Embiid pumps in 16 of his 42 points in the 4th quarter. Photo from the NBA

Sixers beat Pacers to solve their road woes

Nov 08, 2018 - 3:17 PM

Joel Embiid drops a double-double as the Philadelphia Sixers snap a five-game losing skid on the road

BOUNCE BACK. Joel Embiid picks up his 11th double-double against the Pacers as the Sixers recover from a 25-point beatdown by the Nets 3 nights earlier. Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images/AFP

Joel Embiid trolls Andre Drummond again

Nov 04, 2018 - 2:34 PM

The 76ers star posts a video of the Pistons center dancing on his Instagram after dropping a monster double-double in a win

BIG MAN BEEF. Joel Embiid amps up his off-court beef with Andre Drummond. File photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Kawhi Leonard back as Raptors down Sixers

Oct 31, 2018 - 12:40 PM

Toronto rebounds from its first loss of the season as Kawhi Leonard drops 31 points

BACK AT IT. Kawhi Leonard tows the Toronto Raptors to their seventh victory. Photo from NBA

Griffin half-century powers unbeaten Pistons past Sixers

Oct 24, 2018 - 11:48 AM

Detroit's Blake Griffin erupts for a career-high 50 points, 14 rebounds and 6 assists

SIZZLING. Pistons big man Blake Griffin gets showered with MVP chants. Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. opens federal investigation into Catholic Church abuse

Oct 19, 2018 - 3:22 PM

'The archdiocese will cooperate with the United States Department of Justice in this matter,' says the Archdiocese of Philadelphia

Celtics deck Sixers in NBA season opener

Oct 17, 2018 - 10:24 AM

(UPDATED) Jayson Tatum and the Boston Celtics kick off their campaign with a victory over the Philadelphia 76ers

SEASON KICKOFF. Boston Celtics' Aron Baynes makes it tough for Philadelphia 76ers' Ben Simmons to get his shot off during the first game of the 2018-19 NBA season. Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images/AFP

5 NBA players to watch this season

Oct 13, 2018 - 5:35 PM

LeBron and the Lakers may have dominated the preseason storyline, but there's certainly more to talk about once the season gets going

TORONTO, ON - OCTOBER 5: Kawhi Leonard #2 and Danny Green #14 of the Toronto Raptors looks on from the bench during the second half of an NBA preseason game against Melbourne United at Scotiabank Arena on October 5, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images/AFP

Women mechanics break mold in Philadelphia's Girls Auto Clinic

Aug 20, 2018 - 9:03 AM

The garage with a fleet of women mechanics also has a nail salon for its predominantly female customers

Starbucks back in hot water in U.S., 'disrespects' stutterer

Jul 07, 2018 - 8:42 AM

Starbucks announces that the erring employee had been sacked

IN TROUBLE AGAIN. The sign for a Starbucks cafe is seen in Washington, DC, on April 17, 2018. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

LOOK: Sixers draft hometown kid Bridges, but things turn awkward

Jun 22, 2018 - 10:00 PM

The mom of NBA Draft pick Mikal Bridges gets all thrilled that his son is 'coming home,' but the Philly Sixers trade him to the Phoenix Suns minutes later

FLEETING. Mikal Bridges hugs his mom after being drafted 10th overall by the Philadelphia 76ers. Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images/AFP

Sixers boss Colangelo quits over bogus Twitter accounts

Jun 08, 2018 - 8:15 AM

The Philadelphia president of basketball operations and his wife secretly take potshots at NBA players and coaches online

RESIGNED. Sixers' Bryan Colangelo's departure comes after a news site exposed that the executive had secretly operated 5 Twitter accounts under bogus identities.

NBA says refs missed two late calls in Celtics win over Sixers

May 11, 2018 - 11:02 AM

In a report, the league says Sixers star Joel Embiid got fouled and Celtics guard Marcus Smart traveled in separate crucial plays in Game 5

OPTIMISTIC. Despite the early exit, the young Philadelphia Sixers think the team overachieved this season. Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images/AFP

Boston Celtics set NBA East finals duel vs LeBron, Cavs

May 10, 2018 - 10:58 AM

(UPDATED) Fighting off a gritty Sixers squad, the Celtics wrap up the semis series at 4-1

SERIES SEALED. Al Horford and the Boston Celtics celebrate their Game 5 win over the Philadelphia 76ers. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Sixers avert Celtics sweep

May 08, 2018 - 8:38 AM

(3RD UPDATE) After a heartbreaking overtime loss, Philadelphia rebounds to extend its NBA East semis duel against Boston

HUSTLE. Sixers guard TJ McConnell knocks the ball out of the hands of Celtics center Aron Baynes in Game 4 of the East semis. Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images/AFP

Celtics edge Sixers in OT thriller, near NBA playoff sweep

May 06, 2018 - 8:59 AM

(UPDATED) Al Horford comes out huge in the final seconds to lift Boston to a commanding 3-0 series lead

THRILLER. Jayson Tatum tallies 24 points in Boston's thrilling overtime win as the Celtics move within a win of a conference finals berth. Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images/AFP

Celtics nip Sixers for 2-0 lead in Eastern Conference semis

May 04, 2018 - 11:21 AM

Terry Rozier delivers again with a near-triple-double performance of 20 points, 9 assists, and 7 rebounds as 5 other Celtics players finish in double figures

OUTCLASS. The Boston Celtics reassert their mastery on the young Phildelphia 76ers squad. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Celtics grab series opener at home vs Sixers

May 01, 2018 - 10:41 AM

(3RD UPDATE) Al Horford, Jayson Tatum, and Terry Rozier take command early as Boston claims Game 1

ONE DOWN. Boston's Jayson Tatum celebrates after hitting a three-point shot in the Celtics' victory over the Philadelphia 76ers. Photo byMaddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Heat put on ice as Sixers advance

Apr 25, 2018 - 11:09 AM

(UPDATED) The Philadelphia Sixers take the series at 4-1 to move on to the second round

NEXT ROUND. Ben Simmons and the Philadelphia 76ers close out the series against the Miami Heat. Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images/AFP

Just like Magic: Ben Simmons gets NBA triple-double as Sixers beat Heat

Apr 22, 2018 - 8:08 AM

(UPDATED) The NBA Rookie of the Year contender logs in first rookie playoff record since Magic Johnson

AWESOME AUSSIE. Ben Simmons makes another case for the top rookie plum. Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images/AFP

Spurs play with heavy hearts vs Warriors; Embiid shines in NBA playoff debut

Apr 20, 2018 - 4:05 PM

Playing minus their grief-stricken coach, the Spurs on brink of elimination; Embiid returns from 10-game absence

SAD DAY. The Spurs play minus coach Gregg Popovich, whose wife died from a long-term illness. Photo by Ronald Cortes/Getty Images/AFP

Sixers, Mavericks to play NBA pre-season games in China

Apr 18, 2018 - 9:49 AM

Rookie of the Year candidate Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid, Dirk Nowitzki banner contests in Shanghai and Shenzen

Dwyane Wade turns in vintage performance as Heat burn Sixers in Game 2

Apr 17, 2018 - 11:51 AM

The 36-year-old NBA champion turns back the clock on the way to a 28-point outburst in 25 minutes

PHILADELPHIA, PA - APRIL 16: Dwyane Wade #3 of the Miami Heat watches his shot in the third quarter against the Philadelphia 76ers during Game Two of the first round of the 2018 NBA Playoff at Wells Fargo Center on April 16, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Heat defeated the 76ers 113-103. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mitchell Leff/Getty Images/AFP

No Curry, no problem as Warriors rout Spurs

Apr 15, 2018 - 12:26 PM

Raptors and Sixers pick up wins in the NBA playoffs opening day

24 POINTS. Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors shoots over Dejounte Murray #5 of the San Antonio Spurs in the first quarter during Game One of the first round of the 2018 NBA Playoff at ORACLE Arena on April 14, 2018 in Oakland, California. Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images/AFP

Sixers extend win streak, T'Wolves snap playoff drought

Apr 12, 2018 - 3:02 PM

The Sixers have won a franchise record 16 straight which also sets a league record for the best winning streak to end a season

YOUTH. Markelle Fultz is the youngest player in NBA history with a triple-double with 13 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds. File photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images/AFP

Sixers rout Mavs to overtake Cavs in Eastern Conference

Apr 09, 2018 - 11:55 AM

Ben Simmons finishes with 16 points, 9 assists and 7 rebounds as the Philadelphia 76ers move one win clear of the Cleveland Cavaliers in the standings

ROLLING. Ben Simmons has a near-triple-double as the Philadelphia 76ers overtake the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference. File photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFP

Philadelphia 76ers on a roll, Cleveland Cavaliers struggle to win

Apr 02, 2018 - 1:27 PM

Ben Simmons leads the Philadelphia 76ers to their 10th straight win

ROLLING. Ben Simmons has 20 points and 15 rebounds in Philadelphia 76ers' 10 straight win. File Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Nuggets stop skid, Sixers win without Embiid

Mar 31, 2018 - 12:52 PM

Denver's Paul Millsap scores a season-high 36 points against OKC. Philadelphia's Ben Simmons scores a triple-double in 3 quarters versus the Hawks.

SIXERS VS HAWKS. Ben Simmons #25 of the Philadelphia 76ers shoots against Dewayne Dedmon #14 of the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena on March 30, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFP

Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid needs surgery for facial fracture

Mar 30, 2018 - 11:12 AM

Joel Embiid is also diagnosed with a concussion

MISFORTUNE. Bad luck hits Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid as he suffers an injury just when the NBA playoffs is drawing close. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images North America/AFP

Fultz scores 10 points in return to playoff-bound Sixers

Mar 27, 2018 - 1:33 PM

The 76ers clinch their first playoff spot in 6 years

NUMBER ONE PICK. Markelle Fultz makes immediate impact in his return to the play-off bound 76ers. Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images/AFP

Houston Rockets set record, put celebration on hold

Mar 25, 2018 - 1:03 PM

The Houston Rockets clinch their franchise record 59th win

ON A ROLL. James Harden leads the Houston Rockets to a franchise record 59th win. File photo Tom Pennington/Getty Images/AFP

Toronto Raptors rally to win 11th straight

Mar 17, 2018 - 1:30 PM

DeMar Derozan takes charge with 29 points for the Toronto Raptors, who rested All-Star guard Kyle Lowry

Boston Celtics book playoff berth

Mar 09, 2018 - 3:23 PM

The win over the Minnesota Timberwolves marks the earliest in a season that the Boston Celtics clinched a playoff berth since 2011

ALL-AROUND. Kyrie Irving flirts with triple-double and the Boston Celtics secure a spot in the playoffs. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Lakers win behind Thomas; 76ers turn back Cavaliers

Mar 02, 2018 - 1:56 PM

The Los Angeles Lakers take home their 4th straight win thanks to Isaiah Thomas' season-high 29 points

SMALL BUT TERRIBLE. Isaiah Thomas scorches the nets to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to their 4th straight win. Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFP

Wizards hold off revamped Cavs; Sixers edge Bulls

Feb 23, 2018 - 5:12 PM

Lebron James became the seventh player in NBA history with 11,000 career baskets, scoring Cleveland's last 14 points in defeat

FUTILE. In this file photo, LeBron James sinks a basket during the 2018 NBA All-Star Game, February 18, 2018 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.  Robyn Beck / AFP

'Tongue-tied' NBA star JJ Redick in racial slur storm

Feb 19, 2018 - 11:18 AM

Redick of Philadelphia 76ers responds to the controversy on Twitter, blaming a verbal slip for his use of the word

RACIAL SLUR. File photo shows JJ Redick #17 of the Philadelphia 76ers. Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images/AFP

Eagles honor accidental hero Nick Foles after Super Bowl triumph

Feb 05, 2018 - 5:46 PM

Foles goes toe-to-toe with New England Patriots counterpart Tom Brady in a thrilling 41-33 upset victory for the Philadelphia Eagles at the US Bank Stadium

A SPECIAL PLAYER. Nick Foles #9 of the Philadelphia Eagles celebrates with his daughter Lily Foles after his 41-33 victory over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium on February 4, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFP

NFL: Eagles upset Patriots 41-33 to win Super Bowl

Feb 05, 2018 - 11:25 AM

(UPDATED) The Philadelphia Eagles pull off an upset over the New England Patriots for their first ever Super Bowl

REJOICING. The Philadelphia Eagles celebrate defeating the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium on February 4, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

Patriots, Brady eye records vs underdog Eagles in Super Bowl

Feb 04, 2018 - 12:05 PM

Tom Brady is the oldest recipient of the NFL's Player of the year award

MVP. Tom Brady bags his 3rd MVP award in the NFL at 40 years old. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

Patriots will defend Super Bowl crown against Eagles

Jan 22, 2018 - 12:10 PM

The Patriots could match Pittsburgh's record 6 Super Bowl triumphs on Sunday, February 4

TITLE DEFENSE. The Patriots are looking to defending the Super Bowl Crown against the Philadelphia Eagles. Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images/AFP

Simmons plays down Lowry clash after Sixers win

Jan 16, 2018 - 10:40 AM

Ben Simmons says there was no confrontation between him and Kyle Lowry after their ejection

EJECTED. Simmons and the 76ers take the win despite his ejection. File Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Celtics rally to down Sixers in London

Jan 12, 2018 - 8:08 AM

A number of Premier League stars are in attendance, including Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne and Chelsea's Eden Hazard

WINNING ABROAD. Kyrie Irving scored 20 points with 7 assists and 6 rebounds for the Celtics. File photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Hall of Famer Julius 'Dr. J' Erving falls ill at Sixers game

Jan 06, 2018 - 1:10 PM

Dr. J is expected to be released after being evaluated

ILL. Erving is to be further evaluated after being rushed to the hospital during the Sixers game. Photo from Twitter (@JuliusErving)

Steph Curry sinks game-winning 3 to push Warriors over Mavs

Jan 04, 2018 - 2:02 PM

Curry scores 32 points, including the game-winning 3-pointer with 3.4 seconds remaining

FOR THE WIN. Stephen Curry hits the game-winner in just his second game back from injury. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Shabazz Napier leads dramatic second half comeback for Blazers over 76ers

Dec 29, 2017 - 4:48 PM

The Celtics weren't the only team which had to overcome a big deficit to win

NO QUIT. Shabazz Napier dished out one of the wildest assists of the season in a dramatic second-half comeback. File photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

DeRozan once again lights up 76ers in Raptors win

Dec 24, 2017 - 12:39 PM

The Raptors have won 6 in a row and 12 of their past 13 games while the 76ers have lost 5 in a row and 9 of their past 10

ON FIRE. The 76ers didn't fare any better against DeMar DeRozan and the Raptors in their second meeting in the past few days. File photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP