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PHILADELPHIA -- Ben Simmons and Markelle Fultz are expected this season to join the 76ers' "Big Three." No, not as franchise cornerstones -- the No. 1 draft picks were already part of that trio with All-Star center Joel Embiid. But as long-distance shooters, Simmons and Fultz went 0-for-the season on 3s; Simmons, the NBA rookie of the year, missed all 11 attempts, and Fultz went 0-for-1. Sixers coach Brett Brown said Tuesday that both players have put in the work needed on their jumpers, though neither player will ever become defined by his work beyond the arc. Brown said Fultz took about 150,000 shots this summer under the tutelage of trainer Drew Hanlen. Simmons has worked with his brother, Liam, a former college basketball assistant coach, at 3s and shooting from the elbow. Simmons attempted just one 3 in the postseason, and he'll have to establish some sort of long-range jumper to become a serious all-around...
Already a hot-button issue in the United Kingdom, a controversial bookmaking practice is starting to spread in the U.S.'s growing legal sports betting market, too. Bookmakers from London to Las Vegas are refusing to take bets from a growing number of customers whose only offense might be trying to win. The full scope of the issue in the U.K. is difficult to determine, but it's believed only a small fraction of the roughly 8.5 million "punters" (the European term for bettors) are impacted. Gaming experts say sportsbooks might have closed as many as 50,000 betting accounts in recent years, and just as many punters have had their betting limits restricted to mere pittance. As one U.K. bettor put it, "If you try to win, they don't let you play anymore." "Yes, bookmakers are severely restricting or closing accounts for what appears to be the fact that these people are winning," said U.K. gambling consultant Steve...
Slain golfer and suspect lived contrasting lives in the same Iowa college town
South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have announced a sweeping set of agreements after their second day of talks in Pyongyang
Chris Taylor hit a high-arching, solo home run to left field in the 10th inning, lifting the Dodgers to a 3-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies that extended Los Angeles' NL West lead to 1 ½ games
According to the new "Belichick" book by Ian O'Connor, the Patriots quarterback is tired of his situation
City begins its tournament run with a home match against the talented French side
Los Blancos welcome the Italian club for matchday one on Wednesday
The German giants are the favorites on the road
The Red Devils face a winnable opener in Switzerland
Antonio Brown's modest start. An unstoppable Patrick Mahomes. NFL Nation picks out what's real and what's a mirage from the first two weeks.
There's turnover at the top of the Power Rankings, with new teams cracking the top three. Plus: Why every team can be optimistic.
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady felt trapped in the offseason and was not sure he wanted to play anymore for the only NFL coach he ever has had, Bill Belichick, according to a new book on Belichick's life.
The Philadelphia 76ers have tapped former NBA player and their current executive vice president of basketball operations, Elton Brand, to fill their vacant general manager role, league sources told ESPN.
New Jersey bookmaker FanDuel declined to honor a $110 bet on the Broncos on Sunday that would have paid more than $82,000, due to an error in the oddsmaking process, the company said.
The mother of LeSean McCoy's young son said in a court filing Tuesday that she agreed to defend the Buffalo Bills running back against an allegation that he abused the boy even though she said she knew the accusation was true.
A Texas superintendent apologized Tuesday after he blasted Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson on social media, saying “you can’t count on a black quarterback.”
Buffalo Bills cornerback Vontae Davis came off the field at halftime Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers and never looked back.
Buffalo Bills running back Taiwan Jones suffered a gruesome head injury during the team’s 31-20 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday.
Los Angeles Rams backup center Aaron Neary was arrested Sunday on suspicion of driving under the influence and crashing into several objects in a city north of Los Angeles, police said.
A small Massachusetts college is benefiting financially from the exploits of one of its former football players, who has become a hero at LSU.
The Orioles have now lost more games than any other year since they moved to Baltimore prior to the 1954 season.
As part of a "peace" agreement announced Wednesday, it was revealed that North and South Korea will seek to jointly host the 2032 Summer Olympics.
Jason Gesser, a former Cougars QB, has resigned from his position in the Washington State athletics department amid misconduct allegations.
An NFL investigation determined Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston touched an Uber driver "in an inappropriate and sexual manner without her consent."