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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...

Executive who embezzled $48 million gets 75-month sentence

Oct. 18, 2021 18:02 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A former publication company executive was sentenced to more than six years in prison Monday in a $48 million embezzlement plot. A federal judge sentenced Nestor Charriez to 75 months and also ordered him to pay $43 million in restitution. ...

New Jersey has its first $1 billion month in sports betting

Oct. 18, 2021 15:43 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's sports betting industry became the first in the United States to take in more than a billion dollars' worth of bets in a single month, in September, as football season sent more gamblers to sports books and, crucially, their phones, according to...

NJ hits vax or test deadline for school, state workers

Oct. 18, 2021 15:05 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey state workers and school employees faced a Monday deadline of getting vaccinated or undergoing regular COVID-19 testing. Gov. Phil Murphy, a Democrat, said Monday he didn't have data to show vaccination rates in schools or state...

NY Giants fading fast, blown out for second straight week

Oct. 18, 2021 13:29 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Joe Judge has coached the New York Giants for 22 games and he has gotten all the clichés down. The season is a marathon. It's only six games into the season. There is a lot of football to be played. No one is giving up. All the injuries?...

Led by Kupp, Rams' wide receivers opening eyes around NFL

Oct. 17, 2021 20:54 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods were among the NFL's top receivers the past few seasons, and they seemingly are getting better with Matthew Stafford at quarterback. Kupp, who has been the primary target for Stafford since the QB came to the...

Stafford throws 4 TDs, D forces 4 TOs, Rams rout Giants

Oct. 17, 2021 19:13 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Sean McVay wasn't happy walking into the postgame news conference after his Los Angeles Rams had their way with the banged-up and struggling New York Giants. Despite getting another big game from quarterback Matthew Stafford and receiver...

Cristian Casseres Jr. scores, Red Bulls beat NYCFC 1-0

Oct. 17, 2021 17:06 PM EDT

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Cristian Casseres Jr. scored in the third minute and the New York Red Bulls beat New York City FC 1-0 on Sunday. New York (11-11-7) moved into an eighth place tie in the Eastern Conference with NYFC with 40 points, with NYCFC (11-11-7) holding the...

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...

Trial in mid-1990s murders of relatives ends in hung jury

Oct. 17, 2021 11:56 AM EDT

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey judge declared a mistrial in light of a jury deadlock in the trial of a mother and son in the mid-1990s murders of two family members. Jurors deliberated for almost a week but said Friday they were unable to reach a unanimous verdict...