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76ers billionaire owner talks friendship, freeing Meek Mill

May. 9, 2018 8:07 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Michael Rubin poses for pictures and shares bro hugs from his courtside seat before Philadelphia 76ers playoff games with a hodgepodge of celebrities that could be straight out of a "Dancing With The Stars" casting call. Hey, there's Kevin Hart ! Look, it's Questlove! Wait, is that...

Celtics beat Bucks 112-96 in Game 7, advance to play 76ers

Apr. 28, 2018 11:53 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Terry Rozier and Eric Bledsoe spent seven games trash-talking through the media and pretending not to know each other's names. When it was over, they gave each other a quick hug — and a smile. "Just respect," Rozier said after scoring a career playoff high 26 points in Game 7 against...

Meek Mill: People going through same ordeal depending on him

Apr. 25, 2018 7:44 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rapper Meek Mill said Wednesday that now that he's out of prison, a lot of people facing similar battles with the criminal justice system are depending on him. "I got a lot of responsibility," he said in an interview with Lester Holt of NBC Nightly News. He said the men counting on him...

Rapper Meek Mill freed after high court order

Apr. 24, 2018 9:15 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rapper Meek Mill walked out of prison Tuesday after Pennsylvania's highest court ordered him freed while he appeals decade-old gun and drug convictions. Following a five-month campaign by his supporters to get him out, the state Supreme Court directed a Philadelphia judge who had jailed...

The Latest: Rapper Meek Mill rings bell at basketball game

Apr. 24, 2018 8:10 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on rapper Meek Mill's release from jail on bail (all times local): 8:05 p.m. Newly freed rapper Meek Mill has rung the ceremonial bell before the start of Game 5 of the Philadelphia 76ers-Miami Heat playoff series in Philadelphia. Sixers co-owner Michael Rubin posted a...

New England Patriots draft capsule

Apr. 22, 2018 12:42 PM EDT

23. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (15-4) LAST SEASON: New England stumbled early, losing twice in first four games. Patriots recovered and won 11 of final 12 behind MVP season of quarterback Tom Brady. He dazzled at age 40, throwing for 4,577 yards, 32 touchdowns and eight interceptions. He did so despite reported...

Patriots broadcaster Gil Santos dies on 80th birthday

Apr. 19, 2018 11:41 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Gil Santos, the New England Patriots' longtime radio voice, died Thursday on his 80th birthday and 57th wedding anniversary. Son Mark Santos confirmed the death to The Boston Globe. He said the cause of death wasn't immediately clear to the family. Santos started working Patriots' broadcasts...

Brown scores 30, Celtics roll to 120-106 win over Bucks

Apr. 18, 2018 12:06 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Celtics knew they'd need their younger players to step up this postseason with Kyrie Irving sidelined for the postseason. They have, and it's added up to 2-0 lead in Boston's first-round matchup with Milwaukee. Jaylen Brown had a playoff career-high 30 points and the Celtics pulled away...

Prosecutor wants Meek Mill's drug and gun convictions tossed

Apr. 16, 2018 4:04 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rapper Meek Mill's drug and gun convictions should be thrown out and he should be granted a new trial, prosecutors said in court Monday in an announcement that led his supporters outside to break into an impromptu dance party. Judge Genece Brinkley refused to free him on bail after the...

Meek Mill talks prison sentence with NBC's Lester Holt

Apr. 12, 2018 11:16 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rapper Meek Mill says he always thought ten years of probation would bring him back to prison. Mill spoke to news anchor Lester Holt from a Pennsylvania prison in a phone interview that aired Thursday on "NBC Nightly News." The Philadelphia-born rapper, whose real name is Robert Rihmeek...