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Embiid leaves with sore knee, 76ers lose to Wizards 122-114

By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Sports Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — After the Philadelphia 76ers lost NBA MVP finalist Joel Embiid to what the team called a sore right knee late in the first quarter Monday night, they lost their lead — and their chance at the franchise's first playoff sweep in 36 ...

Mondesi, Minor lead Royals to 7-3 win over Pirates

By DAVID SMALE Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Adalberto Mondesi hit a two-run homer before injuring his hamstring, Mike Minor pitched six solid innings and the Kansas City Royals beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-3 on Monday night. Mondesi tweaked his left hamstring when he charged a ...

Fans Gone Wild: Spectator runs out on court during NBA game

By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Sports Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — A fan was tackled after running onto the court during an NBA playoff game between the Washington Wizards and Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night, the latest example of unruly behavior as teams let more spectators in the stands during the ...

Przybylko, Blake help Union cruise to 3-0 win over Timbers

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Kacper Przybylko had a goal and an assist and Andre Blake made four saves to help the Philadelphia Union beat the Portland Timbers 3-0 on Sunday night. Blake has three consecutive shutouts and four in his last five games. Philadelphia (4-2-2) has allowed just goal during ...

Schrock 3 extra-base hits, leads Miley, Reds over Phils 11-1

By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Max Schrock homered, tripled and doubled before leaving with a leg injury, Wade Miley pitched six solid innings and the Cincinnati Reds cruised past the Philadelphia Phillies 11-1 on Monday. Kyle Farmer homered and drove in five runs as ...

Arrieta makes triumphant return as Cubs beat Pirates 5-1

By ANDREW SELIGMAN AP Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Jake Arrieta pitched six solid innings in a triumphant return to the Cubs, Kris Bryant and Jason Heyward homered, and Chicago beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-1 on Saturday afternoon. Arrieta (1-0) got a warm reception prior to the game, then ...

Rust’s hat trick leads Penguins past Islanders 6-3

By WILL GRAVES ÀP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — Bryan Rust sat in the penalty box as the New York Islanders trimmed a three-goal deficit to two, then flirted with cutting it to one as the clock ticked down. When the Pittsburgh Penguins forward hopped out, however, he found another ...

Leonard leads Clippers past 76ers in Rivers’ first game back

By JOE REEDY AP Sports Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kawhi Leonard scored 28 points, Terance Mann added a season-high 23 and the Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 122-112 on Saturday night in their first game against former coach Doc Rivers. The Clippers won their fifth ...

Close range: Baylor grinds to Elite 8 in 62-51 win ova ‘Nova

By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — That ice that seemed to be forming across the 3-point arc was hardly enough to throw Baylor off course. Some rugged defense and a newly discovered love for points in the paint helped the top-seeded Bears find the formula for a 62-51 ...

Barrier falls: Woman officiate men’s World Cup qualifiers

By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer Kathryn Nesbitt ran the sidelines, waving a flag, blending in for all the right reasons. The 32-year-old from Philadelphia became a pioneer as FIFA appointed women to work on-field officials for men's World Cup qualifiers, serving as an assistant referee ...