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Sixers, Devils Owners Pledge $20M In Push For Equality

Aug 17, 2020 1:50 PM

Philadelphia 76ers general manager Elton Brand is ecstatic that team ownership, Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment, is pledging $20 million over the next five years to invest in the cities where its teams work and live in hopes of fighting for equality and against systemic racism.

HBSE, owners of the Sixers and NHL's New Jersey Devils, announced a companywide plan Monday to fight systemic racism. While taking suggestions from their players, the Sixers plan to use $10 million of that contribution for the NBA's announced foundation to "drive economic empowerment in Black communities."

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Flyers Earn No. 1 Seed In The Eastern Conference

Aug 10, 2020 12:39 PM

The Philadelphia Flyers have a new coach this season.  Alain Vigneault has been with the club since the offseason. He led the Flyers to the No. 4 spot in the Eastern Conference round robin.  Philadelphia posted a 3-0 mark to also secure the No. 1 seed.

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Golden Knights Grab No. 1 Seed In The West

Aug 10, 2020 12:39 PM

With a shootout looming to determine the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference and time ticking away, Alex Tuch scored 4:44 into overtime as the Vegas Golden Knights outlasted the Colorado Avalanche 4-3 to win the round-robin tournament in Edmonton Saturday.

The Golden Knights, who made a coaching change with the team stuck at No. 7 in the West in January, bringing in Pete DeBoer to replace Gerard Gallant, went 3-0 in the round robin, defeating Dallas and St. Louis before the win over Colorado, securing a first-round matchup with the No. 8 Chicago Blackhawks, a team that finished the regular season 12th in the West before upsetting Edmonton in the qualifying round.

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