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NBA-SCHEDULE 76ers go 1-up in East UNDATED (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers are sole owners of the NBA’s Eastern Conference after defeating the short-handed Brooklyn Nets. Joel Embiid (joh-EHL’ ehm-BEED’) had 39 points and 13 rebounds in leading the Sixers to their third straight win, 123-117. Embiid scored 21 points by halftime, his 14th 20-point 1st half this season. Tobias…

Update on the latest sports

AP

NBA-SCHEDULE 76ers go 1-up in East UNDATED (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers are sole owners of the NBA’s Eastern Conference after defeating the short-handed Brooklyn Nets. Joel Embiid (joh-EHL’ ehm-BEED’) had 39 points and 13 rebounds in leading the Sixers to their third straight win, 123-117. Embiid scored 21 points by halftime, his 14th 20-point 1st half this season. Tobias…

Update on the latest sports

AP

NBA-SCHEDULE 76ers go 1-up in East UNDATED (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers are sole owners of the NBA’s Eastern Conference after defeating the short-handed Brooklyn Nets. Joel Embiid (joh-EHL’ ehm-BEED’) had 39 points and 13 rebounds in leading the Sixers to their third straight win, 123-117. Embiid scored 21 points by halftime, his 14th 20-point 1st half this season. Tobias…

Update on the latest sports

AP

NBA-SCHEDULE 76ers go 1-up in East UNDATED (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers are sole owners of the NBA’s Eastern Conference after defeating the short-handed Brooklyn Nets. Joel Embiid (joh-EHL’ ehm-BEED’) had 39 points and 13 rebounds in leading the Sixers to their third straight win, 123-117. Embiid scored 21 points by halftime, his 14th 20-point 1st half this season. Tobias…

Update on the latest sports

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MLB-SCHEDULE Burnes delivers as Brewers trounce Cubs 7-0 UNDATED (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers have continued their hot streak that followed a 1-3 start. The Brewers won for the sixth time in eight games as Corbin Burnes struck out 10 in six dominant innings of a 7-0 shutout of the Cubs. Burnes allowed just two hits and delivered a two-run…

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MLB-SCHEDULE Burnes delivers as Brewers trounce Cubs 7-0 UNDATED (AP) — Corbin Burnes struck out 10 in six dominant innings and delivered a two-run single for his first career RBIs as the Milwaukee Brewers defeated the Chicago Cubs 7-0. Burnes allowed just two hits to continue his sizzling start to the season. His bases-loaded single up the middle capped the…

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MLB-SCHEDULE Ross sharp, Zimmerman homers as Nationals blank Cardinals UNDATED (AP) — Joe Ross pitched six sharp innings and the Washington Nationals threw their first regular-season shutout at Busch Stadium, blanking the St. Louis Cardinals 6-0. Ross improved to 3-0 in four career starts against the Cardinals. He allowed four hits, struck out five and walked one. He also singled…

Polley to explore pro options, but plans to return to UConn

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UConn swingman Tyler Polley has announced plans to take advantage of an extra year of eligibility and return to the school but says he’ll put his name into the NBA draft pool for evaluation purposes. The decision will allow the 3-point specialist to continue exploring his professional options and receive feedback from pro scouts. The 6-foot-9 senior averaged 7.5 points and two rebounds this past season and was named the Big East’s Sixth Man of the Year. Polley joins fellow senior Isaiah Whaley in taking advantage of the NCAA’s offer of an extra season because of hardships related to the coronavirus pandemic. 

The Latest: NASCAR’s Bubba Wallace urging COVID vaccinations

By The Associated Press

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports across the world: NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace is partnering with Novant Health to address the hesitancy to get vaccinated for COVID-19. Wallace, the only Black driver in NASCAR, received his COVID vaccine on Tuesday at his race team’s shop in North Carolina. He says it’s important to learn about…

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MLB-SCHEDULE Highlights of Wednesday’s schedule UNDATED (AP) — Rafael Devers (DEH’-vurz) and the Red Sox will try to extend their streaks in a doubleheader at Minnesota. Devers has homered in four straight games, boosting Boston during its seven-game winning streak. He connected Tuesday in a 4-2 win at snowy Target Field. Devers started the season 0 for 13 but is…