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Haughton's 2016 Sixers mock draft 1.0: No passing on Ben Simmons?

Over the next month, our draft pundits will provide their Sixers mock drafts. Here's Matt Haughton's first version:<p><b>First round (first overall): Ben</b> …

Zach Ertz: We’re focused on winning games, not the future

Getty Images<p>When Sam Bradford decided to take a break from Eagles workouts and request a trade in the wake of the team’s move to add Carson Wentz to …

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Brett Brown: Joel Embiid Has 'Chance' To Play In Summer

<i>PHILADELPHIA (CBS) —</i> Right after the 76ers acquiring the first-overall pick on Tuesday night, Joel Embiid tweeted this.<p>The #3 Pick from the 2014 …

Jahlil Okafor Named To NBA All-Rookie First Team

<i>PHILADELPHIA (CBS) —</i> Philadelphia 76ers center Jahlil Okafor was named to the 2015-16 NBA All-Rookie First Team.<p>Okafor, 20, was voted onto the team …

Despite tough on-court season, 76ers' sales staff finds success

PHILADELPHIA — 76ers head coach Brett Brown’s barren roster fought tooth and nail only to muster 10 wins this season. General manager Sam Hinkie …

Cunningham: Sixers' success depends on Joel Embiid, not only draft

'EMBIID'S THE whole key, isn't he?"<p>While the 76ers organization and its fans delight in the fact the team garnered the top draft pick this week, …

Jason Hammel hopes methodical schedule will make for strong second half

The second half is two months away, but Jason Hammel is doing all he can to prevent another rough post-All Star break skid.<p>"Just stick with it," said Hammel, who aims to maintain his first-half success and mastery of the Brewers when he takes the mound Thursday. "Don't get ahead of myself. Don't …

NFL returning $723K in taxpayer funds spent on military tributes

The National Football League is returning more than $720,000 in taxpayer money that was used to pay teams for sponsored military tributes.<p>In a letter from the league dated Wednesday and shared Thursday with POLITICO, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell wrote to Arizona Sens. Jeff Flake and John McCain …

These six MLB prospects could soon be this year's Kris Bryant or Carlos Correa

A pair of Pirates pitchers headline a list of impact prospects coming to the majors soon<p>The Pittsburgh Pirates have been a disappointing team so far …

Kyle Lowry says he left bench before halftime to 'decompress'

CLEVELAND -- Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry said he went into the locker room late in the first half of Thursday night's 108-89 Game 2 loss …

Cavs must challenge themselves if Raptors won't

CLEVELAND — In theory, the conference finals should be more difficult than the conference semifinals, and the semis should be more difficult than the first round.<p>That theory is being tested – perhaps refuted – in the Eastern Conference finals between the Toronto Raptors and Cleveland Cavaliers.<p>The …

Ravens Tackle Lobbies The NFL To Approve Medical Marijuana

Eugene Monroe tells Mary Louise Kelly that the NFL should stop testing players for marijuana. He reasons that players should be allowed to use the drug for medical purposes to treat chronic pain.<p>Transcript<p>MARY LOUISE KELLY, HOST:<p>In any given game, pro football players can get hit dozens of times. …

7-Eleven worker becomes first woman to climb Everest seven times

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - A 42-year-old woman born in Nepal climbed Mount Everest for the seventh time on Friday, breaking her own record for the most summits of the world's highest mountain by any woman, a hiking official said.<p>Lhakpa Sherpa, who works in a 7-Eleven store in Connecticut, reached the …

Dolphins take issue with report about Laremy Tunsil’s supposedly bum ankle

By Matt Bonesteel<p>Matt Bonesteel<p>Reporter for the Early Lead<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Laremy Tunsil’s draft-day issues are well documented: The gas-mask bong video, the incriminating text messages, etc. But a report this week seemed to suggest that he slipped down the first-round draft board to the Dolphins at …

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Westside story: Falcons owner Arthur Blank trying to make a difference in Atlanta

ATLANTA -- On the front porch of a modest home located at Griffin Street on Atlanta's Westside, Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank extends a warm …

Gray could become 1st US woman to win Olympic wrestling gold

NEW YORK (AP) — Under the bright lights of Times Square, Adeline Gray grabbed the microphone and turned an interview into an impromptu speech about …