Sixers Suffer First Loss Of Season, Fall To Warriors 110-90

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Andre Iguodala made a career-high seven 3-pointers and scored 32 points, Stephen Curry had 18 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds, and the Golden State Warriors handed the Philadelphia 76ers their first loss of the season, 110-90 on Monday night.

The overachieving 76ers (3-1) were one of the early surprises of the season. Iguodala, a former Sixers All-Star, brought them back to reality.

Iguodala was sensational, setting the pace early with six 3s and 27 points in the first half. He also made the play of the young season, a behind-the-back, midair assist to David Lee. Iguodala whipped it from about the 3-point line and hit Lee in stride down the lane.

Sixers rookie point guard Michael Carter-Williams, the Eastern Conference player of the week, missed 13 of 17 shots and scored 18 points.

Iguodala had scored only 26 points the first three games.

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Pa. Charter Reform Bill Advances, Draws Criticism

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A bill to overhaul Pennsylvania’s charter school law would gut local control of the alternative schools by eliminating enrollment caps and giving universities the power to authorize new charters, opponents said Monday.

The criticism from the Education Law Center comes after a state Senate committee recently voted to advance the legislation, which supporters say will provide greater accountability and stronger standards for charter schools.

Nearly 119,500 students are enrolled in Pennsylvania’s 176 charters, which are publicly funded but operate independently of local districts.

The charter school statute does need updating, law center attorney David Lapp told reporters in a conference call. Yet the Senate proposal will do more harm than good, he said.

Currently, districts approve the creation of charters, negotiate enrollment limits and pay the schools a per-pupil fee. The Senate bill would allow charters to set their own enrollment limits, which Lapp said could have…

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Ducks move to top of NHL, end Rangers’ winning streak

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Things were going well for the New York Rangers lately. Unfortunately, a Western Conference team came to town, as the Anaheim Ducks ended the Rangers’ three-game winning streak 2-1 on Monday.

That victory leaves Anaheim at 25 points (12-3-1 in 16 games), leaving them on top of the NHL’s standings at the end of tonight.

(Granted, they’ve played the most games along with Vancouver and Buffalo, while Colorado’s 24 points came in three fewer contests while San Jose’s 23 happened in two less.)

Frederik Andersen continues his Viktor Fasth-like start to his NHL career as he’s won a fourth consecutive game. He stopped 32 out of 33 shots against the Rangers in Ryan Callahan’s return.

Tonight’s game ended with an odd run of penalties, but the Rangers must still feel a little deflated after tonight’s contest.

On the bright side, their next five games are against Eastern Conference teams.

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Jets snap skid, top Red Wings 4-2

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The Winnipeg Jets came into Monday’s game against the Detroit Red Wings looking rudderless, but they came back from a 2-1 deficit to win 4-2 in impressive fashion.

The Jets out-shot the Red Wings by at least five shots in each period, generating a whopping 47-28 disparity. That eventually proved to be too much for Jimmy Howard & Co. as Michael Frolik, Matt Halischuk and Andrew Ladd generated three unanswered goals.

Meanwhile, Al Montoya is putting together an increasingly convincing argument for more starts. By stopping 26 out of 28 shots, Montoya improved his 2013-14 record to 2-1-0 and is now 5-2-0 during two sparse seasons with the Jets. May the franchise decide to move away from mediocre starter Ondrej Pavelec after nights like these?

That’s a question worth asking, but in the meantime, the Jets are probably happiest that their three-game losing streak is over.

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