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July 10, 2016 | By Keith Pompey, STAFF WRITER
LAS VEGAS - The 76ers will tell you Joel Embiid's trip to the NBA Summer League is all about being in shape. The 7-foot-2 center performed layup and shooting drills after the Sixers practice concluded here Friday at UNLV's South Gym. He didn't participate in the two-hour practice. Nor will he play in any summer league games. "We know he's healthy," said Sixers assistant Lloyd Pierce, who's coaching the summer league team. "He's been in a great spot the past couple of months. . . . He's just trying to get in basketball conditioning, [work on his]
NEWS
July 10, 2016 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Staff Writer
ON THE VENTNOR-ATLANTIC CITY BORDER - The days when 10 a.m. was the bicycle witching hour - the time when any illusion of One Boardwalk stretching from Ventnor's Margate border on through Atlantic City's inlet evaporated, when Ventnor's "until noon" bicycle hours collided head-on into Atlantic City's "until 10 a.m. " - are over. Not quite officially over, but almost, and very, very unofficially over. After some adjustment, police have accepted the city ordinance is changing, and have adopted a laissez-faire attitude.
SPORTS
July 9, 2016 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
Welcome to America's newest, most entertaining reality-TV show. It's called NBA Free Agency, and it doesn't need a Kardashian, a Real Housewife, or a deserted island (unless we're talking about Brooklyn and the Nets roster) to do boffo ratings and grab the viewing public by its lapels. There's so much action and excitement, and so much of the action is meaningless mind candy. Aside from Kevin Durant's leaving the Oklahoma City Thunder to sign with the Golden State Warriors, the thrill of seeing all these players changing teams and signing gonzo contracts has little to do with how those signings will affect the balance of power among the league's 30 teams.
SPORTS
July 7, 2016 | By Keith Pompey, STAFF WRITER
SALT LAKE CITY - Forget hoping for a roster spot. Christian Wood is here playing like he's determined to be in the 76ers rotation. The perceived long shot to make the Sixers regular-season roster turned his second impressive performance Tuesday in the Utah Jazz Summer League. Wood finished with 19 points on 5-for-8 shooting in a 95-91 setback to the San Antonio Spurs at the Vivint Smart Home Arena. The 6-foot-11 center made 2 of 3 three-point shots and finished with seven rebounds. He scored a game-high 20 points Monday in a loss to the Boston Celtics.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 7, 2016 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Fashion Writer
Do you like some style with your TV series? This summer's TV is replete not only with good plots, but the fashion is almost as good - if not more so - than the dialogue. That's largely because today's costume designers are doing more than arming characters with the right looks. They are explaining their inspirations in behind-the-scenes recaps, creating Pinterest pages for their fans, and even designing collections based on their characters. "Costume designers have an even greater impact and influence than they did just a few years ago," said Linda Kearns, president of the costume designer division at the New York entertainment consulting firm Matchbook Co . Kearns works with many of the industry's top costume designers.
SPORTS
July 6, 2016 | By Keith Pompey, STAFF WRITER
SALT LAKE CITY - The 76ers drafted Ben Simmons first overall on June 23 with the hope that he would blossom into an NBA superstar. He showed flashes of that potential before having to be helped off the court late in their 102-94 loss to the Boston Celtics on Monday in the Utah Jazz Summer League opener Simmons grabbed his right calf while falling to the court after having his shot blocked with 4 minutes, 50 seconds left in the game. He remained on the court underneath the basket until Sixers trainer Kevin Johnson was able to observe him during a break in the action with 4:19 left.
SPORTS
July 5, 2016 | By Keith Pompey, STAFF WRITER
SALT LAKE CITY - It appears that the contract delays for Ben Simmons and Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot were basically over before they really started. The 76ers rookies arrived Saturday evening, signed their contracts that night, and participated Sunday in two summer league minicamp sessions at the University of Utah's Huntsman Basketball Facility. The pair missed two minicamp practices Saturday while the details of their contracts were being worked out. "It feels so good to be a part of a team and just being on the court," Simmons said Sunday morning after practice.
NEWS
July 3, 2016
The Girl From Summer Hill By Jude Deveraux Ballantine Books. 384 pp. $27 Reviewed by Lidija Dorjkhand Most fans of romance books have a special place in their heart for Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice and her quintessential couple, Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy. Many a novel has used the winning formula of spirited heroine and aloof but honorable hero who fight their attraction until their love cannot be denied. Jude Deveraux has gone a step further and (on several levels)
NEWS
July 3, 2016 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, STAFF WRITER
AVALON, N.J. - You don't expect to necessarily have a sound track, let alone a Bob Dylan-alluding surprise, found along the 1.1-mile self-guided Avalon Dune Trail, lately in the news because of a plan to cut down some (nonnative) Japanese black pines that has stirred up controversy and conspiracy theories among residents. But there it was, and it was not blowing in the wind. Rather, it was hidden behind a fence post on the 48th Street trail back to the street, and you'd either have to have a geocaching treasure-hunt app on your phone to know where to look, or, alternatively, you'd just have to follow a girl in jellies leaving the beach - who adamantly and perhaps admirably refused to either comment or give her name - who knew where to look and had signed her name earlier on the little yellow scroll contained inside the pillbox.
NEWS
July 3, 2016
Nice As F*#k (Love's Way ***) This week's three-woman supergroup - on the heels of Neko Case, k.d. lang, and Laura Veirs' self-titled album - is Nice As F*#k , the indie trio fronted by Jenny Lewis, with Erika Forster of Au Revoir Simone and Tennessee Thomas of The Like. The band that debuted at a Bernie Sanders campaign rally has surprise-released this nine-song, self-titled debut, complete with an amusingly grandiose bio by Father John Misty. Under the byline "God's favorite evolved male music journalist," he calls the trio "objectively the best all-female band in the last 25 years (like that should even matter, you know, do you describe RADIOHEAD as an 'ALL OPPRESSOR BAND NO YOU DON'T')
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