Your Tuesday Morning Roundup

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Last night’s game wasn’t as exciting as Friday night.

With Blake Griffin out of the lineup for Detroit, the Sixers took advantage en route to a 116-102 win over the Pistons. Joel Embiid returned from a Friday night rest with a team-high 24 points and eight rebounds. Ben Simmons also added a double-double with 18 points and 10 boards.

But Jimmy Butler left the game with a groin strain he suffered late in the first quarter. He finished with two assists and four rebounds. Brett Brown didn’t know how bad the injury was after the game.

Furkan Korkmaz also had a career-high 18 points coming off the bench, so that’s a good sign.

Up next for the Sixers is Brooklyn on Wednesday night.

The Roundup:


After the devastating overtime loss to the Cowboys, Doug Pederson held his day-after press conference. He discussed not going for two at the end of the game, among other topics.

The Eagles will reportedly sign running back Boston Scott from the Saints’ practice squad. He’s similar to Darren Sproles in size.

So with the Eagles nearly out of the playoff hunt, they can now figure out a few things.


The Phillies will meet with agents for Bryce Harper and Manny Machado later this week at the winter meetings in Las Vegas. And it certainly sounds like Gabe Kapler wants Harper.

Cesar Hernandez nearly played the entire second half of the season with a broken foot.


In Flyers news that’s off the ice, Valerie Camillo was hired as the new President of Business Operations for the Flyers and the Wells Fargo Center.

With attendance declining, is it really that bad?


In other sports news, the Seahawks defeated the Vikings on Monday Night Football and wouldn’t you know there was controversy again.

Kansas State is hiring North Dakota State head coach Chris Klieman, Carson Wentz’s former college head coach, as their next football head coach.

The Rockets might be interested in JR Smith.


In the news, Time Magazine has chosen their Persons of the Year.

29,000 pounds of Jimmy Dean sausage is being recalled due to contamination.

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