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Charges reinstated in officer's pepper spray use in protest

Oct. 19, 2021 17:07 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A judge has granted a prosecution request to reinstate charges against a former Philadelphia police officer seen on video lowering the face covering of at least one protester before dousing a group with pepper spray as they knelt on a city interstate during a...

76ers boot Simmons from practice, suspend him for 1 game

Oct. 19, 2021 15:51 PM EDT

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Ben Simmons doesn’t want to play — or even practice — with the Philadelphia 76ers anymore. So coach Doc Rivers kicked out the All-Star guard and suspended him for the season opener. Joel Embiid’s take on the whole fiasco? Good riddance. Last...

Staying a Sixer: Simmons' fate looms large in Philadelphia

Oct. 19, 2021 02:48 AM EDT

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Philadelphia 76ers coach Doc Rivers and the team he led to the best record in the Eastern Conference last season put their hands together in the middle of a huddle at the end of practice and counted off, “1-2-3! Together!” Lingering outside the...

NBA 2021-22: 10 things to follow throughout the season

Oct. 19, 2021 02:41 AM EDT

In the opening seconds of Stephen Curry’s NBA career he got an assist on the first possession, a steal on the second and then tried a 3-pointer for the first time at the professional level. It missed. In that moment, there probably were not very...

Flyers spoil Hakstol's return in 6-1 win over Kraken

Oct. 18, 2021 22:35 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The final months of Dave Hakstol's time coaching the Flyers came with angry fans chanting “Fire Hakstol! Fire Hakstol!" With this kind of lopsided score in his return, Philly fans might just throw out a welcome mat. Claude Giroux and Travis Konecny...

Train riders held up phones as woman was raped, police say

Oct. 18, 2021 22:10 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man charged with raping a woman on a commuter train just outside of Philadelphia harassed her for more than 40 minutes while multiple people held up their phones to seemingly record the assault without intervening, authorities said. More than two...

Trial postponed for man accused in shooting of officers

Oct. 18, 2021 16:26 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The trial of a Philadelphia man charged with shooting six police officers during an hourslong standoff in August 2019 has been postponed until next year. Maurice Hill, 38, now scheduled to go on trial in September 2022, faces more than 70 counts...

Analysis: NFL loaded with mediocre teams 6 weeks into season

Oct. 18, 2021 10:35 AM EDT

Six weeks into the NFL season and each conference has only six teams with a winning record. A league that prides itself on parity is loaded with mediocre and poor teams. Five clubs have one win, the Lions are winless and four division races are all...

Timeline of NBA from its start as the BAA through 1950s

Oct. 18, 2021 09:59 AM EDT

Timeline of the National Basketball Association from its founding as the Basketball Association of America through the 1950s. The timeline includes milestone moments in the league’s history as the NBA celebrates its 75th season: June 6, 1946: Boston Garden owner Walter...

Simmons practices with 76ers; status for opener unknown

Oct. 17, 2021 15:15 PM EDT

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Doc Rivers tried to play Ben Simmons’ return to the Philadelphia 76ers cool, just introducing the petulant point guard to the team at practice with a joke like the coach would use for any other player back from a drawn-out absence. “That’s how...