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DeGrom dominates after arm scares, Mets and Braves split DH

Jun. 21, 2021 23:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jacob deGrom put Mets fans at ease with a bevy of triple-digit heaters. Hopefully clear of the arm woes that interrupted his past two starts, the two-time NL Cy Young Award winner is back to dominating hitters — and the record books. ...

Head games: Ben Simmons' future uncertain after playoff flop

Jun. 21, 2021 15:12 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ben Simmons backed his way to the basket, spun around Danilo Gallinari for the easy look at the net — an uncontested layup, a dunk — and he passed. Passed the ball. Passed on the shot. Passed on the chance to tie the game. Joel Embiid threw up...

Man fires shots on moving SEPTA train, jumps onto tracks

Jun. 21, 2021 11:11 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man fired shots on a Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority train early Monday morning, shooting a second man in the abdomen before jumping from the moving train, according to Philadelphia police and SEPTA reports. SEPTA spokesman...

Bust the Process: Hawks head to 1st East final since 2015

Jun. 21, 2021 02:26 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — John Collins got a trip to the Eastern Conference finals -- and an XL last laugh - in Philly. Collins sat down for an interview after a victorious Game 7 wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with a photo of himself dunking on Philadelphia's Joel Embiid from...

Hawks head to East finals after Game 7 win in Philadelphia

Jun. 20, 2021 23:48 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Trae Young ripped off his jersey and bounded up the steps to toss his dad the souvenir from the first Game 7 road victory in Hawks history. Young's going to need a new uniform. He shook off a cold shooting night and improbably...

NBA fines 76ers' Embiid $35,000 for Game 6 altercation

Jun. 20, 2021 12:48 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid was fined $35,000 by the NBA for escalating an on-court altercation in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against Atlanta. Embiid fell on top of John Collins on the court in Game 6. Collins then shoved...

Bucks edge Nets in OT in Game 7, withstand Durant's 48

Jun. 20, 2021 00:49 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Game 7 thriller, the NBA's first do-or-die game to go to overtime in 15 years, came down to a matter of inches. If Brooklyn star Kevin Durant was just slightly farther away — or if his foot was slightly smaller — he ends the highest-scoring Game 7...

76ers put Process legacy on the line in Game 7 vs Hawks

Jun. 19, 2021 16:59 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Doc Rivers met Joel Embiid on the court, slapped the big man’s hand and gave him a big I-told-you-so in the waning moments of a Game 6 victory. Rivers believed in his 76ers. Embiid, Seth Curry and even Tobias Harris came through down the stretch to...

Triple shooting kills 2 men, wounds 3-year-old

Jun. 19, 2021 16:13 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police say a triple shooting killed two men and wounded a 3-year-old boy in west Philadelphia over the weekend. Police said the gunfire shortly before 2:30 p.m. Saturday hit two 23-year-old men multiple times. Both were taken to Presbyterian Hospital...

NBA playoff notebook: Clippers leading the comeback craze

Jun. 19, 2021 11:46 AM EDT

The postseason is now comeback season. And the Los Angeles Clippers can claim to be the comeback kings. The Clippers’ franchise is known for many things on the futility front: never making the NBA Finals; going 30 years without winning a single...