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Joel Embiid asks 'what else I have to do' to win MVP, says all energy now focused on 'bigger picture' of helping Philadelphia 76ers win NBA title

Joel Embiid asks ‘what else I have to do’ to win MVP, says all energy now focused on ‘bigger picture’ of helping Philadelphia 76ers win NBA title

12:59 AM ET Tim BontempsESPN MIAMI — Philadelphia 76ers superstar Joel Embiid congratulated Nikola Jokic on winning the NBA Most Valuable Player Award for a second straight season, adding Tuesday night that there was “no right or wrong” answer among several serving candidates. But Embiid also said that, going forward, he’ll steer his focus toward …

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NBA great Bob Lanier, Hall of Fame center for Detroit Pistons and Milwaukee Bucks, dies at 73

NBA great Bob Lanier, Hall of Fame center for Detroit Pistons and Milwaukee Bucks, dies at 73

Bob Lanier, the left-handed big man who muscled up beside the likes of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as one of the NBA’s top players of the 1970s, died Tuesday. He was 73. The NBA said in a statement that the legendary NBA center died after a short illness. The Hall of Famer and eight-time NBA All-Star had …

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Carlos Carrasco's gem propels Mets past rival Nationals

Carlos Carrasco’s gem propels Mets past rival Nationals

WASHINGTON — The innings-eater in the Mets rotation these days was possibly the biggest question mark among the team’s starting pitchers when this season began. Carlos Carrasco is pounding strike zones and working deep into games, lengthening a rotation that has more than survived Jacob deGrom’s stay on the injured list. On Tuesday, the veteran …

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Mavericks vs.  Suns score, takeaways: Devin Booker leads Phoenix to pivotal win in Game 5 against Dallas

Mavericks vs. Suns score, takeaways: Devin Booker leads Phoenix to pivotal win in Game 5 against Dallas

The Phoenix Suns are one win away from a berth in the Western Conference finals after dominating the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday night in a 110-80 win to take a 3-2 series lead. The Suns benefitted from dominating second-half scoring, as four players finished the win in double figures, led by Devin Booker’s 28 points …

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Kicker Josh Lambo sue Jaguars, claiming Urban Meyer created a hostile work environment

Kicker Josh Lambo sue Jaguars, claiming Urban Meyer created a hostile work environment

Kicker Josh Lambo has filed a lawsuit against the Jacksonville Jaguars seeking his $3.5 million salary for 2021, plus damages for emotional distress. The lawsuit says Lambo’s performance suffered as a result of being kicked and verbally abused by then-head coach Urban Meyer. The lawsuit, filed in the 4th Judicial Circuit Court in Duval County …

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Sixers now on brink of elimination after lifeless Game 5 loss to Heat

Sixers now on brink of elimination after lifeless Game 5 loss to Heat

What the hell just happened? After winning Games 3 and 4 and seemingly gaining all the momentum in the series, the Sixers laid an egg in a critical Game 5, losing to the Heat, 120-85, in Miami Tuesday night. Heading back to Philly Thursday, they’re one loss away from elimination, trailing in the series, 3-2. …

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76ers vs.  Heat score, takeaways: Jimmy Butler leads Miami to dominate win over Philly to take 3-2 series lead

76ers vs. Heat score, takeaways: Jimmy Butler leads Miami to dominate win over Philly to take 3-2 series lead

The Miami Heat are one win away from a berth in the Eastern Conference finals after dominating the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday night in South Beach to take a 3-2 series lead. The Heat benefitted from balanced scoring all night long as six players finished the 120-85 win in double figures, led by Jimmy Butler’s …

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Ja Morant injury update: Grizzlies star doubtful to return during playoffs with bone bruise in right knee

Ja Morant injury update: Grizzlies star doubtful to return during playoffs with bone bruise in right knee

Memphis Grizzlies point guard Ja Morant is doubtful to return during the playoffs, as an MRI revealed a bone bruise in his right knee, the team announced on Tuesday. Morant injured his knee in the second half of Saturday’s Game 3 loss to the Golden State Warriors and did not play in Game 4 on …

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