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CAMDEN, N.J. >> One by one, the Sixers met Thursday with management at corporate headquarters, the scars from their 114-112 playoff-elimination loss to the Boston Celtics still fresh for all to see.

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PHILADELPHIA >> It’s not clear if remnants of a Citizens Bank Park crowd of 22,456 Tuesday night booed the manager or the closer, Hector Neris, when he entered with one out in the ninth inning of a 4-2 win over the San Francisco Giants.

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CAMDEN, N.J. >> As they waited to learn their second-round playoff opponent, most of the 76ers did the usual and tried to camouflage their feelings.

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PHILADELPHIA >> Gabe Kapler has had better days than Sunday, when analytics clashed with common sense and the Phillies never had a chance in a 10-1 loss to the Atlanta Braves.

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PHILADELPHIA >> After 31 picks, six trades and an entire night of fans booing NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, the Eagles were on the clock around 11:20 p.m. for the 32nd and final pick in the first round of the draft Thursday night.

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VOORHEES, N.J. >> Wayne Simmonds was about to go into an important meeting with management Wednesday, and he only had 10 minutes or so to explain what he was about to tell his Flyers bosses.

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PHILADELPHIA >> Flyers coach Dave Hakstol went as veteran as he dared for this sixth and what turned out to be final Eastern Conference quarterfinal series game against the Penguins.

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PHILADELPHIA >> This year, Howie Roseman didn’t say anything at the Eagles’ pre-draft availability about folks in the draft room high-fiving and being excited about the team’s first pick.

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VOORHEES, N.J. >> It’s the playoffs. Ron Hextall has either played in or spectated from a lofty executive box seat for countless games at this time of year. Whether it’s at ice level or from the arena stratosphere, his view of postseason tournaments hasn’t changed. So it’s always give …

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VOORHEES, N.J. >> It would have seemed to be a good idea at the time, Dave Hakstol shaking up his lines at practice Tuesday, assembling two new scoring trios for a bold attempt at leveling an Eastern Conference quarterfinal series with the Penguins when Game 4 commences Wednesday night…