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76ers face James Harden contract problem after another playoff failure

76ers face James Harden contract problem after another playoff failure

Early in the fourth quarter of Game 6 between the Sixers and Heat, an exhausted Doc Rivers abandoned attempts to scheme his team back into it and appealed directly to its competitive spirit. “Fight for this,” implored Rivers. “Come on guys, fight for this.” They didn’t. Miami’s lead swelled to 19, then to 20 before …

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NBA draft decisions that will shape college basketball in 2022-23

NBA draft decisions that will shape college basketball in 2022-23

Next week’s G League Elite Camp and NBA scouting combine provide a huge opportunity for players to prove themselves in front of NBA decision-makers. In turn, it’s a critical week for college basketball programs hoping their star players will come back for another season before turning pro. Some players testing the draft waters have maintained …

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Monday night football doubleheaders, overlapping schedule quirk

Monday night football doubleheaders, overlapping schedule quirk

While I was enjoying the quiet … One thing that I think a lot of people missed with Disney’s announcement of the Monday night games set for Sept. 19—as part of the league’s coordinated “trickle” release of the schedule this week, ahead of Thursday’s full release—was that it isn’t actually a doubleheader. The Vikings-Eagles game, …

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