Joel Embiid’s Younger Brother Dies; Several 76ers To Miss Celtics Game

Joel Embiid’s younger brother, Arthur, died Thursday in Africa, the Philadelphia 76ers announced, so the rookie center will not attend the team’s preseason game against the Boston Celtics. Sixers head coach Brett Brown, general manager Sam Hinkie and forward Luc Mbah a Moute also will miss the game to be with Embiid, who’s from Cameroon. “We obviously consider members of our organization as a huge family,” 76ers director of public relations Michael Preston said, via CSNPhilly.com. “When something of this nature occurs, it trumps a game. Our hearts, prayers and thoughts go out to his entire family.”

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Former South Carolina QB Saw Players Get Cash ‘Every Day’


Former University of South Carolina starting quarterback Stephen Garcia, who last played for the program in 2011, opened up during a radio interview on WFNZ in Charlotte about players benefiting financially while still suiting up for the college (CBS Sports). 
I saw it all day, every day to be honest with you. I wish they came to me, but they thought of me as some rich white kid so I didn’t really get benefits from that. I’m just being honest with you. I saw it firsthand with a lot of players and talking with other guys. You know I’m friends with a lot of players from around the SEC, and talking with them, it makes the Todd Gurley thing seem insignificant by a long shot.

Seattle Seahawks Vow to Get Marshawn Lynch the Ball More

Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell is taking the blame for running back Marshawn Lynch only having 10 carries against the Dallas Cowboys.

“There’s going to be cries for everything all the time,” Bevell said Wednesday, via ESPN.com. “But the fantasy owners, I’m not a fantasy owner and I don’t care about anybody’s points. But I do are about is winning the game, and Marshawn is a huge key to us winning the game. I do have to do a better job of getting him the ball.”

Mark Sanchez Recommends Nick Foles try the Chicken Tenders



A blowout victory can be boring for a starting quarterback, let alone a guy who has spent the entire season holding a clipboard and pretending he is a big part of his team’s offensive strategy. When the Philadelphia Eagles were dropping the hammer on the New York Giants last Sunday night, Mark Sanchez found something to keep him occupied, chicken tenders.