#The Philadelphia Inquirer

The reality behind Kevin Durant’s role in rumored Ben Simmons-Kyrie Irving trade

ESPN Insider Stephen A. Smith may not exactly be Adrian Wojnarowski when it comes to scoops. His best strength is dishing rapid-fire opinions on “First Take,” getting a dialogue started on all things sports in a very entertaining manner. But he does have an extensive background as a reporter, beginning his career with The Philadelphia Inquirer, where he was no stranger to breaking news. It appears his sources have a new scoop for him coming out of Philadelphia about a potential Kyrie Irving for Ben Simmons trade.
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Atlantic Notes: Celtics Lineup, Clark, Noel, Sixers

With Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, Robert Williams and Marcus Smart seemingly locked into starting spots for the Celtics, Chris Forsberg of NBC Sports Boston explores the possibilities for the fifth starter. The most likely candidates are Aaron Nesmith, Josh Richardson, Al Horford and Dennis Schröder — Forsberg takes a closer look at what each player could bring to the starting unit.

Giordano: Why would anyone want to be a cop in Philly?

I recently had a great time doing a remote broadcast from the Doylestown Fire Company No. 1 firehouse as part of my radio station’s salute to first responders in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of 9/11. One of the added benefits of that was interviewing Bucks County District Attorney Matt Weintraub in person. We talked about 9/11 and first responders and eventually talked about the public’s attitude toward the police in places like Bucks County. He felt that support for the police in Bucks County is at a very high level and the "Defund the Police" movement has diminished greatly.
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Stephen A: Ben Simmons Trade for McCollum, Covington, Picks Discussed by Blazers

Amid reports that Ben Simmons doesn't want to play for the Philadelphia 76ers anymore, the Portland Trail Blazers have at least considered a trade package for the three-time All-Star. On ESPN's First Take, Stephen A. Smith reported the Blazers have discussed a deal that would send CJ McCollum, Robert Covington...

Comcast has a new streaming box with a name you can't pronounce

Cable companies are doing their best to keep up with the switch to streaming media. Considering most traditional TV subscriptions also double as ISPs, though, it's been a fairly smooth transition. As services like YouTube TV flourish, companies like Comcast aren't ignoring modern ways to watch television. It wants to keep users consuming media through its own branded devices, and that effort starts with an all-new streaming box.