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76ers' Joel Embiid returns after 9-game COVID-19 absence

Nov. 27, 2021 18:19 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid returned Saturday night against the Minnesota Timberwolves after missing nine games because of COVID-19 protocols. The four-time All-Star hadn’t played since Nov. 6, with the 76ers going 2-7 without him. Embiid...

NHL postpones 2 Islanders games amid COVID-19 outbreak

Nov. 27, 2021 16:22 PM EST

The NHL has postponed two more games for coronavirus-related reasons, making it five so far this season. Upcoming New York Islanders games Sunday at the Rangers and Tuesday at the Philadelphia Flyers were postponed after additional members of the team went into the...

Sebastian Aho scores twice, Hurricanes beat Flyers 6-3

Nov. 26, 2021 19:13 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Sebastian Aho scored twice, Jesperi Kotkaniemi had a goal and an assist, and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Philadelphia Flyers 6-3 on Friday. Jesper Fast, Steven Lorentz and Andrei Svechnikov also scored for the Metropolitan Division-leading...

Barkley says coaches asked players for input on offense

Nov. 26, 2021 18:29 PM EST

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The firing of Jason Garrett as New York Giants offensive coordinator isn't going to drastically change the way the team plays when it has the ball. Star running back Barkley admitted Friday there might be a few new wrinkles on offense and...

Stray bullet kills Pennsylvania man at Thanksgiving dinner

Nov. 26, 2021 16:56 PM EST

NORRISTOWN, Pennsylvania (AP) — A man eating Thanksgiving dinner inside a home in the Philadelphia suburbs was killed by a stray bullet that pierced a window, authorities said. The victim, Edilberto Miguel Palaez Moctezuma, 25, was shot in the torso just before 9:30...

Run-happy Eagles go for third in row vs. reeling Giants

Nov. 26, 2021 15:58 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (5-6) at NEW YORK GIANTS (3-7) Sunday, 1 p.m. EST, Fox BETTING LINE: Eagles by 3 1/2, according to FanDuel SportsBook. AGAINST THE SPREAD: Eagles 6-5; Giants 5-5. SERIES RECORD: Eagles lead...

Riding two-game winning streak, Eagles face rival Giants

Nov. 26, 2021 14:09 PM EST

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — After a 2-5 start, the Philladelphia Eagles have gotten back in the playoff race by taking a page out of the New York Giants' playbook from their heydays under Bill Parcells and Tom Coughlin. The Eagles (5-6) are pounding the rock and...

Thanksgiving week: A good time to look at NFL unfortunates

Nov. 26, 2021 00:07 AM EST

And the meek shall inherit the first draft pick. Or not. When the Jets visit the Texans on Sunday, there are no playoff implications — or even dreams. Both teams are 2-8, deservedly so. Yet the winner might eliminate itself...

Bills aim to snap series skid vs. Saints on Thanksgiving

Nov. 24, 2021 18:31 PM EST

BUFFALO (6-4) at NEW ORLEANS (5-5) Thursday, 8:20 p.m. ET, NBC BETTING LINE: Bills by 6, according to FanDuel SportsBook. AGAINST THE SPREAD: Bills 6-4; Saints 5-5. SERIES RECORD: Saints lead 7-4. ...

Eagles' defense adjusts to Giants' changes ahead of matchup

Nov. 24, 2021 18:10 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The New York Giants’ firing of offensive coordinator Jason Garrett on Tuesday tossed a surprise twist into the Philadelphia Eagles’ preparations for Sunday’s trip up the New Jersey Turnpike. An improving Eagles defensive corps seems confident...