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NBA-SCHEDULE Sixers win behind Embiid’s 50 UNDATED (AP) — Joel Embiid tied his career high for points in a game despite playing just 27 minutes. Embiid torched the Orlando Magic for 50 points as the Philadelphia 76ers coasted to a 123-110 victory. He also had 12 rebounds and three blocks while making 17 of 23 field goals and 15 of…

The Latest: Medvedev foils Kyrgios, crowd at Australian Open

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MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Thursday at the Australian Open tennis tournament (all times local): 10:30 p.m. Daniil Medvedev has overcome Nick Kyrgios and all his tricks and the constant noise of a boisterous crowd to advance to the third round of the Australian Open. Second-seeded Medvedev, who won the U.S. Open last year and was runner-up in…

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NBA-SCHEDULE Sixers win behind Embiid’s 50 UNDATED (AP) — Joel Embiid tied his career high for points in a game despite playing just 27 minutes. Embiid torched the Orlando Magic for 50 points as the Philadelphia 76ers coasted to a 123-110 victory. He also had 12 rebounds and three blocks while making 17 of 23 field goals and 15 of…

Update on the latest sports

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NBA-SCHEDULE Sixers win behind Embiid’s 50 UNDATED (AP) — Joel Embiid tied his career high for points in a game despite playing just 27 minutes. Embiid torched the Orlando Magic for 50 points as the Philadelphia 76ers coasted to a 123-110 victory. He also had 12 rebounds and three blocks while making 17 of 23 field goals and 15 of…

Update on the latest sports

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NBA-SCHEDULE Sixers win behind Embiid’s 50 UNDATED (AP) — Joel Embiid tied his career high for points in a game despite playing just 27 minutes. Embiid torched the Orlando Magic for 50 points as the Philadelphia 76ers coasted to a 123-110 victory. He also had 12 rebounds and three blocks while making 17 of 23 field goals and 15 of…

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NBA-NEWS Nuggets to get Forbes from Spurs in 3-team trade UNDATED (AP) — Three NBA teams shuffled their rosters through one trade that was completed on Wednesday. The Nuggets acquired veteran wing player Bryn Forbes from San Antonio, the Spurs received Juancho Hernangomez from Boston and the Celtics picked up injured players Bol Bol and P.J. Dozier from Denver. The…

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NBA-NEWS It’s official, Nuggets to get Forbes from Spurs in 3-team trade UNDATED (AP) — The Denver Nuggets have acquired veteran wing player Bryn Forbes from San Antonio as part of a three-team trade that also included Boston. The Nuggets traded injured players Bol Bol and P.J. Dozier to Boston and the Celtics sent Juancho Hernangomez to San Antonio. The…

Chiefs keep leaning on McKinnon, other unsung players

By DAVE SKRETTA - AP Sports Writer

Jerick McKinnon probably shouldn’t have been surprised to spend all season buried on the Chiefs depth chart. The journeyman running back had been passed over plenty of times before. But he also wasn’t surprised when he finally made the most of his chance in a wild-card win over the Steelers. He carried 12 times for 61 yards, caught six passes for 81 yards and a score and gained more yards from scrimmage than anybody else in the playoffs last weekend. It was the latest starring turn for an unsung player on a team that has plenty of high-profile talent.

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NBA-NEWS AP source: Nuggets to get Forbes from Spurs in 3-team trade UNDATED (AP) — The Denver Nuggets have agreed to acquire veteran wing player Bryn Forbes from San Antonio as part of a three-team trade that also includes Boston, according to a person with direct knowledge of the negotiations. The person says the Nuggets are trading injured players Bol…

Overcoming obstacles, US figure skaters ready for Beijing

By DAVE SKRETTA - AP Sports Writer

Kaitlin Hawayek spent time over the summer dealing with a concussion received in training, unsure of when she would be able to skate again. Ashley Cain-Gribble was hospitalized with COVID-19, an illness that left her with asthma and requiring steroid injections. And they’re just two of the figure skaters on the American contingent for the Winter Games who have had to overcome obstacles over the past year to compete in Beijing. Three-time world champion Nathan Chen has a history of hip injuries and is dealing with a sore groin. Two-time U.S. champ Alysa Liu and Brandon Frazier, the partner of pairs skater Alexa Knierim, both tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this month and had to withdraw from nationals.