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Still No Timetable For Ben Simmons’ Debut

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Sixers’ first game after the all-star break is on Friday, February 24th at home against the Washington Wizards, a date many hoped would mark the return of No. 1 overall pick Ben Simmons. Related: Ben Simmons’ Scan Shows No Setbacks Now that is looking extremely unlikely, as Brett Brown told reporters on Monday night that Simmons will not participate ...

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Century Mark! UConn Women Win Streak Reaches Triple Digits

STORRS, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Add 100 consecutive wins to the UConn Huskies’ long list of milestones that includes 11 women’s basketball national titles. Getting the streak to the century mark was a little tougher than many of the previous 99 victories, which UConn won by an average 38.7 points. Gabby Williams scored a career-high 26 points and Napheesa Collier added 18 ...

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Capellini: Islanders About To Enter The Make-Or-Break Zone

By Jeff CapelliniWFAN.com The rejuvenated Islanders have scratched and clawed their way up the Eastern Conference standings. If they keep this up, they could end up playing in mid-April, something that seemed illogical not all that long ago. The idea of the words “Islanders” and “playoffs” being used positively in the same sentence was straight-up folly prior to the calendar turning to 2017. The Isles occupied ...

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JOB ALERT: ‘Chief Tattoo Officer’ Being Sought By Philadelphia Union Soccer Team

PHILADELPHIA (CBS)—There’s a job opening with the Philadelphia Union — for a “chief tattoo officer.” The new employee will help players pick their ink. “As our club grows, players and staff are joining the Union from geographies outside of Philadelphia.  Given their love for tattoos and unfamiliarity with their new city, they often look for guidance in seeking a new, ...

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‘Soccer In The City’ Podcast: NYCFC’s Exciting Exhibition In Ecuador

NEW YORK (WFAN) — In the latest episode of the “Soccer in the City” podcast, hosts Tom Kolker, Glenn Crooks, Roberto Abramowitz and John Rojas discuss New York City FC‘s exhibition match last week against Emelec in Ecuador. The guys also take a close look at the MLS club’s current personnel and rumored transfers, and they preview the NYCFC-Red Bulls exhibition ...

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NBA Rolls Out Heavy Hitters In Attempt To End Rift Between Oakley, Dolan

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Michael Jordan and NBA Commissioner Adam Silver are helping repair the relationship between Charles Oakley and Madison Square Garden chairman James Dolan. Oakley and Dolan met with Silver on Monday at NBA headquarters, with Jordan participating by phone, the league said in a statement. Oakley was arrested last Wednesday following an altercation with MSG security while ...

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Boomer & Carton Podcast & MOTD: Feb. 14, 2017

There was love in the air during Tuesday’s highly anticipated “Moment of the Day,” as a listener called in to share his thoughts on Craig’s fragrance endeavor, “Chaos by Carton.” Subscribe to the Boomer & Carton Podcast » You can listen to — and download — all of the memorable audio from Tuesday’s edition of the Boomer & Carton Morning Extravaganza ...

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Boomer & Carton: C-Lo Gets It Done In Jerry’s Absence

Subscribe to the Boomer & Carton Podcast » With Jerry Recco out due to his Rutgers men’s basketball responsibilities, Chris Lopresti filled in admirably for the absent “update maven” on Tuesday morning. “C-Lo” ran the gamut of the Monday happenings in the world of sports, recapping a big win by the Rangers in Columbus, a loss by the Nets and the unstoppable ...

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Boomer & Carton: Al Dukes’ Valentine’s Day Tips

Everyone’s favorite holiday is on Tuesday: Valentine’s Day. And who better to share his wisdom and knowledge than our love guru, Al Dukes? Listen below for his tips. Go ahead and try them. They really do work. P.S. — Al is single, ladies. Just sayin’. On secret admirers: Al’s V-Day Tip 1 Subscribe to the Boomer & Carton Podcast » ...

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Spring training begins for Cubs

(WISH) – Spring training begins for the World Series Champion Chicago Cubs. Pitchers and catchers are scheduled to start practice Tuesday. The cubs hold their spring training at Sloan Park in Mesa, Arizona. The full squad reports this Friday. The first spring training game is Feb. 25 against the Giants. 24-Hour New 8’s Anthony Calhoun will be heading to Mesa ...

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Colts players, cheerleaders dressing as princesses, princes, ‘Olaf’ for kids at Riley on Valentine’s Day

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – The Indianapolis Colts players and cheerleaders will visit patients in Riley Hospital for Children Tuesday. The cheerleaders and players are scheduled to play the roles of princesses, princes and “Olaf” from the Disney movie “Frozen.” During the visit, the group will hand out valentines and take photos with the children and their families. Everything will end with ...

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Warriors Allow Record Amount Of 3-Pointers In Loss

  DENVER (AP) — The sellout crowd at the Pepsi Center came to see the sharpshooters, and they did. Only, it wasn’t the Golden State Warriors hitting from long range, but the short-handed Denver Nuggets. “Once we saw a few go in, we just wanted to keep going, see how many we could hit,” Will Barton said after the Nuggets ...

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No. 3 Kansas Rallies To Beat No. 9 West Virginia 84-80 In OT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Frank Mason III had 24 points, including two free throws to cap a frantic comeback from 14 down in the final three minutes of regulation, and No. 3 Kansas stunned No. 9 West Virginia 84-80 in overtime Monday night to assume control of the Big 12 race. Devonte Graham added 18 points, hitting two of his ...

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Griffin Dominates As Clippers Beat Jazz, 88-72

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Blake Griffin had 26 points, 10 rebounds and six assists and the Los Angeles Clippers rolled over the Utah Jazz 88-72 on Monday night. The Clippers controlled the game for all but a short stretch of the first quarter while the Jazz had a horrific shooting night. DeAndre Jordan brought the energy early, then Austin ...

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Villanova Beats DePaul 75-62

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Jalen Brunson scored 18 points, Josh Hart had 16 and No. 2 Villanova beat lowly DePaul 75-62 on Monday night. Brunson, a former Illinois prep star from nearby Lincolnshire, went 4 for 8 from the field and 8 for 9 at the free throw line in the Wildcats’ sixth straight victory. Mikal Bridges added 15 points, ...

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Thomas, Smart Help Celtics Stay Hot In 111-98 Win Over Mavs

DALLAS (AP) — Isaiah Thomas had 29 points and eight assists, backcourt mate Marcus Smart added 19 points against his hometown team and the Boston Celtics beat the Dallas Mavericks 111-98 on Monday night. Kelly Olynyk scored seven of his 15 points during a 12-2 run that started with the Celtics leading by one in the fourth quarter as the ...

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Win Over Blue Jackets Puts Rangers In Metropolitan Division Tie

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Jimmy Vesey scored the go-ahead goal in the third period, and Antti Raanta stopped 29 shots as the New York Rangers beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-2 on Monday night. Dan Girardi and Kevin Hayes also scored for the Rangers, who won their sixth straight game and moved into a three-way tie for second place with ...

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Dion Waiters’ Return Not Enough As Heat Fall 116-107 To Magic

Follow CBSMIAMI.COM: Facebook | Twitter MIAMI (AP) — Evan Fournier found himself wide-open at the 3-point line, no Miami player around to offer any help defense. It was the last break Orlando needed. Fournier scored 24 points, the last of those coming on that big 3 with 1:01 left, and the Magic beat the Heat 116-107 on Monday night to snap a season-worst ...

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Harvard Beats BU 6-3 For 1st Beanpot Title Since 1993

BOSTON (AP) — Nathan Krusko scored his second goal of the game to break a second-period tie, Merrick Madsen made 14 saves and Harvard beat Boston University 6-3 on Monday night to win its first Beanpot championship since 1993. The Crimson won Boston’s college hockey bragging rights for the 11th time overall and the first under former Harvard and Boston ...

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Sixers Toss Aside Batum Guarantee, Top Hornets 105-99

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Dario Saric had 18 points and 11 rebounds off the bench, and the Philadelphia 76ers beat the slumping Charlotte Hornets 105-99 on Monday night for their third straight win. Charlotte guard Nic Batum failed to make good on his guarantee that the Hornets would beat the 76ers. He had 16 points on 5-of-12 shooting, but the ...

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Spurs top Pacers for NBA-record 20th straight winning season

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kawhi Leonard scored 32 points and the San Antonio Spurs clinched their NBA-record 20th consecutive winning season with a 110-106 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Monday night. LaMarcus Aldridge scored 10 of his 19 points during the final 6 1/2 minutes as the Spurs improved to 42-13 in the season following Tim Duncan’s retirement. They have ...

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Senate approval sends ‘Tebow Bill’ to Governor McAuliffe

RICHMOND, Va. – The Virginia Senate narrowly approved a bill Monday that would allow home-schooled students across the commonwealth to play high school sports. HB 1578, commonly known as the “Tebow Bill,” would eliminate a statewide ban prohibiting home-schooled students from participating in high school athletics and other interscholastic activities. The Senate voted 22-18 in favor of the measure. Democratic ...

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Gameday: Spieth Is No Tiger

PEBBLE BEACH (KPIX 5) — Jordan Spieth is not Tiger Woods. Never was, never will be. Everybody got that? The comparison reared it’s ugly head after Spieth won the Pebble Beach AT&T Pro-Am, becoming the youngest player to win 9 tournaments since Tiger Woods. Anybody up for a little context? In his first 100 PGA Tour starts, Jordan Spieth has ...

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PGA Tour’s First Deaf Golfer Prepares For Genesis Open

PACIFIC PALISADES (CBSLA.com) – An extraordinary African-American golfer who is taking the course at the Genesis Open at the Riviera Country Club this week is beating the odds in more ways than one. Kevin Hall cannot hear his iron hitting the golf ball because he lost his hearing at age 2 1/2. An avid golfer since the age of 9, ...

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Believe The Hype About Jenkins Defense

Savannah, GA – The Jenkins Warriors ended the regular season with another Region 3-AAA Title. The Warriors success was fueled by their full court press. Sports reporter Rex Castillo wanted a first hand look on what it’s like to be guarded by the Warriors.

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Local 5th Grader Hopes To Win At Augusta

REDWOOD CITY (KPIX 5) — Eric Yun is practicing hard to dribble a golf ball through his legs with a wedge. “These days I haven’t really been on top of my game,” he said. The fifth grader might not be satisfied with the shape of his game at the moment, but it’s been good enough to punch his ticket to the ...

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Heinz Field Prepares For Return Of The NHL ‘Stadium Series’

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A goal by Evgeni Malkin was the only bright spot for Penguins fans the last time their team played outdoor hockey at Heinz Field. The Washington Capitols won that game. The “Stadium Series” returns to Heinz Field February 25th, for a game against the Flyers. The ice-making truck is ready and waiting. NHL spokesman Dan Craig says ...

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