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Joel Embiid of Philadelphia 76ers back, takes part in 5-on-5 drills

PHILADELPHIA — Joel Embiid was cleared for 5-on-5 drills and participated in a full practice with the Philadelphia 76ers for the first time Thursday since having knee surgery in March. Embiid sat out Philadelphia’s preseason opener on Wednesday and won’t play against Boston on Friday.

Japanese Grand Prix: Who will top qualifying at Suzuka?

Sebastian Vettel will avoid a grid penalty in Japan after his bizarre crash with Williams driver Lance Stroll in Malaysia A 34-point deficit in the title race is going to be tough for Sebastian Vettel to claw back, but a win in Japan this weekend

Determined Hogan ready to scale new heights

Two very different expressions appear on the face of Scott Hogan to sum up his journey to international football at the age of 25, undoubtedly a late bloomer to take him to this stage. Without ever having worn the green shirt, he could quickly become a personality

Nicolas Batum of Charlotte Hornets out 6-8 weeks for elbow injury

Charlotte Hornets swingman Nicolas Batum is expected to miss at least six to eight weeks after an MRI on Thursday revealed a torn ligament in his left elbow, the team announced. Batum was injured in the first minute of Wednesday’s preseason game against the Pistons.

Scotland beat Slovakia to keep play-off hopes alive

Manager Gordon Strachan insists he felt stress-free despite Scotland waiting until the 88th minute before getting a late winner in their crunch World Cup qualifier against 10-man Slovakia at Hampden Park As Scotland turned the screw, substitute Chris Martin and Leigh Griffiths both hit the

Filip Hrgovic signs with Germany’s top promoter Team Sauerland

Filip Hrgovic, who claimed a super heavyweight bronze medal at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, has signed with Team Sauerland, Germany’s No. 1 promoter. Hrgovic, 25, of Croatia, turned pro this past Saturday in Riga, Latvia, where he scored a first-round knockout of journeyman

Fantasy hockey goalie depth chart

Last updated Aug. 17. The table below breaks down all 31 NHL goalie depth charts in terms of starter status. Teams are listed in alphabetical order. “STARTER” refers to each team’s No. 1 goaltender. Some teams have split starting duties, in which the starters are

China Open results Thursday

BEIJING — Rafael Nadal earned his season-leading 58th victory Thursday by beating Karen Khachanov 6-3, 6-3 to reach the quarterfinals of the China Open. The top-ranked Spaniard, who won the French Open and US Open this year, saved all six break points he faced and