Will Ben Simmons play vs. Nets? 76ers star’s reported back injury only adds to drama in Philadelphia

Will Ben Simmons play vs. Nets? 76ers star's reported back injury only adds to drama in Philadelphia

Welcome to the latest edition of the NBA’s hit soap opera, “As the Sixers Turn.” Ben Simmons once again finds himself at the center of controversy after ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the 76ers star showed up to the team’s practice facility on Thursday but didn’t go through his scheduled individual workout. He is reportedly dealing with … Read more

Knicks need to learn exactly what they have in Obi Toppin

Knicks need to learn exactly what they have in Obi Toppin

The small-sample-size detectives were on the prowl late Wednesday night and all day Thursday, trying to locate answers to a Knicks puzzle that is only 1/82nd complete. It may feel like we’ve seen more of the Knicks than that — it felt like the Knicks and Celtics might exchange wild haymakers like punch-drunk fighters all … Read more

Ben Simmons-76ers saga could last ‘four years’: Daryl Morey

Daryl Morey and Ben Simmons.

It’s officially a standoff between Ben Simmons and the 76ers — and Philadelphia isn’t getting ready to buckle. In an interview on 97.5 The Fanatic, Sixers president of basketball operations Daryl Morey said the team will either get Simmons to play for Philadelphia or get a “difference-maker” back in a trade. And, because Simmons has … Read more

Ben Simmons trade rumors: ‘People should buckle in,’ says 76ers president Daryl Morey

Ben Simmons trade rumors: 'People should buckle in,' says 76ers president Daryl Morey

It’s safe to say that the 76ers are in no rush to trade Ben Simmons. Ahead of Philadelphia’s home opener against Brooklyn on Friday, 76ers president of basketball operations Daryl Morey said on “The Mike Missanelli Show” that “people should buckle in” when discussing the situation with Simmons, adding that it could “take four years” to find a … Read more

Soccer star Mauro Icardi’s wife at war with model over alleged affair

Soccer star Mauro Icardi’s wife at war with model over alleged affair

Paris Saint-Germain striker Mauro Icardi has found himself in the middle of a relationship scandal. Icardi’s wife, Wanda Nara — an Argentinian beauty guru, who is also his agent — accused him of cheating in social media post on Saturday. “Another family you have ruined for a s–t,” Nara wrote, according to The Sun, before unfollowing Icardi … Read more

Ben Simmons is finding all sorts of reasons not to play for 76ers

Ben Simmons is finding all sorts of reasons not to play for 76ers

Ben Simmons won’t be playing in the Sixers’ home opener on Friday against the Nets. Simmons was thrown out of practice on Tuesday and suspended for their first game against New Orleans when he reportedly refused to participate in a drill. Simmons didn’t take part in a scheduled individual workout on Thursday, according to ESPN.com. Multiple reports stated … Read more

Deshaun Watson’s girlfriend enjoys date night amid trade rumors

Deshaun Watson's girlfriend enjoys date night amid trade rumors

Deshaun Watson’s relationship with girlfriend Jilly Anais is apparently going strong amid rumors the Texans quarterback is close to getting traded to the Dolphins. Watson — who has not played this season amid allegations of sexual misconduct from 22 women in ongoing civil lawsuits — enjoyed a date night with the “New Safe” singer. Anais took … Read more