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Ben Simmons (back) exits game against Magic, won't return

Philadelphia Sixers point forward Ben Simmons left Saturday’s game against the Orlando Magic with back tightness. The Sixers, who are playing their third game of the short season, announced he is out for the game. Simmons played seven minutes and finished with four points and four assists. The reigning Kia Rookie of The Year is coming off a triple-double performance ...

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Sweden's Olympic leaders: Taxpayers won't foot bill for 2026

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden’s Olympic leaders have tried to assure Stockholm’s newly formed local government that the city’s taxpayers will not be asked to foot the bill for the 2026 Winter Games. Stockholm’s bid to host the games is at risk after lawmakers in the new coalition running the city highlighted their concerns about spending taxpayer money on the event. ...

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Marijuana legalization in Canada won't change NHL _ yet

As Riley Cote took and delivered countless punches over more than a decade of junior and pro hockey, he was eager to avoid painkillers. Early on, marijuana was touted to the enforcer as a healing option. “I started noticing some therapeutic benefits,” Cote said. “It helped me sleep, helped with my anxiety and general well-being.” Now a handful of years ...

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