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Brand misses practice

Sunday, February 28, 2010, 2:59 PM
Sixers forward Elton Brand did not practice today with a right calf strain and is listed as day-to-day, the team said. Brand did not indicate that the injury was serious. It is not on the same leg that underwent surgery when Brand injured his Achilles during the 2007-08 season. He told reporters... Read more

Dalembert Wins Award

Friday, February 26, 2010, 12:00 PM
Samuel Dalembert, the 76ers' center, has been named the winner of the NBA Cares Community Assist Award for January, recognizing his philanthropic and charitable work in his homeland of Haiti. Since last month's devastating earthquake in Haiti, Dalembert has made two trips there and has made personal... Read more

What we know about the Sixers

Thursday, February 25, 2010, 4:20 PM
Through 57 games, here are a few things we have learned about the Sixers: * We know that they have woefully underachieved this season. With basically the same players and adding a now-healthy Elton Brand, they haven’t come close to performing near the level of last year’s team, which got... Read more

Iverson Out Again

Monday, February 22, 2010, 2:50 PM
UPDATE: Allen Iverson has left the 76ers again to deal with the ongoing illness of his daughter, Messiah, 4. The Sixers are saying he is out ''indefinitely,'' beginning with Tuesday night's game against Golden State in Oakland. The Sixers learned of the situation Sunday. A source familiar with the... Read more

Is Iguodala overrated?

Sunday, February 21, 2010, 12:18 PM
You might have seen the SI Players NBA Poll in the most recent edition of Sports Illustrated. The magazine asked 173 NBA players who was the most overrated player in the league. Tracy McGrady was the leader with 9 perecent of the vote, followed by Danny Granger with 4 percent. After that, six players... Read more

Stefanski talks deadline

Thursday, February 18, 2010, 12:48 PM
UPDATED: Sixers president/general manager just spoke with Bob Cooney about the trade deadline: "It's a frustrating time. You make a ton of phone calls, ton of discussion, think you’re close but then salaries not matching, something in the cba and third teams and trying to work it out that... Read more

Sixers likely to 'pretty much stand pat'

Wednesday, February 17, 2010, 7:09 PM
You never know for sure until the trade deadline passes, but asked about the Sixers' situation as the deadline approached tomorrow at 3 p.m., president and general manager Ed Stefanski told the Daily News: ''Nothing's hot. Nothing's hot right now.'' Stefanski maintained his stance of trying to acquire... Read more

Chants of "Fire Eddie" erupt during Sixers blowout loss

Wednesday, February 17, 2010, 7:51 AM
The brave few who decided to stay during the fourth quarter last night apparently did so to send a message. And they voiced it loud and clear - "Fire Eddie. Fire Eddie." The chant started with a select few in the third quarter, then grew as the Miami Heat's lead did. The problem with the... Read more

Green injures shoulder

Tuesday, February 16, 2010, 8:18 PM
Sixers guard Willie Green started Tuesday night's game against the Heat but left after only 6 minutes with an injured left shoulder. Green suffered a contusion and a sprain of the AC ligament. Read more

Iverson back at practice

Monday, February 15, 2010, 6:53 PM
Allen Iverson returned to the Sixers tonight for the team’s first practice back from the All-Star break. Iverson has been in Atlanta as his daughter Messiah is being treated for an undisclosed illness. Iverson would not talk about the specific illness, but said that Messiah will be brought to... Read more
About this blog
Bob Cooney has been at the Daily News for more than 20 years, working in the sports department for the past 15. This is his third season on the Sixers beat. He has covered just about everything, but mostly college basketball, where he was the La Salle beat writer for six seasons. E-mail Bob at cooneyb@phillynews.com and follow him on Twitter.

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