Undefeated Sixers Early Surprise Of NBA Season

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Winless for Wiggins is out. Flawless in Philly is so in.

Look who’s leading the NBA standings, with a 3-0 record featuring wins over Miami and Chicago. Rub your eyes all you want, the answer — for now — is the awful-to-awesome Philadelphia 76ers.

Yes, this is the same franchise that prompted Las Vegas to set the over-under for total wins this season at 16.5.

There’s an early buzz in Philly over the way The Little Tank Engine That Could has stormed through the elite of the Eastern Conference en route to their best start since 2006-07, when Allen Iverson was running the show, not showing up to announce his retirement.

Just as the sign read Saturday night after their latest win over Chicago, “3-0. That’s No Bull.”

“We’re excited about the victories,” forward Thaddeus Young said, “but the work doesn’t stop here.”

Nope, but the Sixers…

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94WIP Twitter Takeover For Eagles Vs. Raiders: Ike Reese

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – 94WIP midday host Ike Reese took over the radio station Twitter account for the Eagles game against the Oakland Raiders on Sunday.

Below are Ike’s tweets recapping the Eagles huge 49-20 win in Oakland.

Follow Ike on Twitter @ike58reese.

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What Parents Need to Know to Keep Their Kids Safe Online

Homeland Security Investigations of the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement is one of the country’s largest investigative agencies. One of their top priorities is enforcing laws that protect children from online sexual exploitation. ICE’s Operation Predator initiative has brought more than 8,000 arrests of predators targeting children in the span of one decade.

Millions of children are the victims of online sexual predators every year. ICE estimates that about 20 percent of young girls and 10 percent of young boys will be exploited before they are adults. Sexual exploitation leaves children with physical, emotional and psychological scars. Operation Predator spans internationally to exercise ICE resources and disciplines for tracking and identifying offenders. Agents are stationed everywhere, and they work with Interpol and other agencies to increase cooperation and effectiveness as part the Virtual Global Taskforce. The following steps show several ways parents can keep their children safer online.

Decide what types of sites are allowed and prohibited. Parents should read the sites their kids are interested in before allowing regular access. If the site’s privacy statement is not acceptable, parents should find a similar site with better provisions.

Block sites with inappropriate content. It is important for parents to learn what types of sites have inappropriate content. Newer platforms of Windows such as Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 all have intuitive tools for this purpose. If children use xBox games or chatting features online, it is important to utilize all safety features for these options.

Set download limits. If children are allowed to freely download what they want, it can be hard to track files. Parents should require kids to ask permission before downloading anything. Shared music files, games and other items often contain spyware that could compromise the online safety of the entire family, so this should be a strict rule.

Set up different user accounts. By doing this, parents can use the administrator’s account and monitor other users’ activities. This will help children avoid the temptation of breaking rules, and it will help parents know when rules have been broken. It is also possible to set specific controls and safety settings with an administrator’s account.

Adjust Internet browser privacy levels. These can be customized on almost every type of browser. Some levels are preset and block certain types of sites. Parents can also manually enter specific sites they wish to block. For example, a parent who does not want children to access social media sites could block these specifically.

View activity logs regularly. To stay current with kids’ online activities, parents should view history logs frequently. Some kids may be savvy enough to delete their history, which is why parental controls used on an administrator’s account are valuable. These will show their tracks whether they erased them or not.

Use spyware detection programs regularly. Parents should invest in a good spyware detection and removal program. It should be run regularly to find and eradicate any spyware programs. These can sit on a computer undetected for long periods of time and are like virtual funnels that leak information to third parties. These parties may be hackers looking to steal money from bank accounts or child predators looking for addresses and online identities of children. For example, a predator could use stolen information to find a child’s online social media profile. Predators often make fake accounts to establish contact with children this way, so parents should be aware of this.

Talk to kids about online strangers. While this suggestion may seem ineffective to some parents who have rebellious teens, it is still important to do. If kids hear this enough, they will at least remember what they heard. Explain how predators use the Internet to exploit kids. Providing some real-life examples of cases where children were hurt by these predators can help kids understand just how serious the issue really is.

Lions’ Ndamukong Suh Appeals $100K Fine From NFL

CBS Chicago

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh says he is appealing the NFL’s $100,000 fine against him for his hit on a Vikings player over the weekend.

Suh spoke Wednesday, a day after the league slapped him with the what is believed to be the biggest monetary fine for on-field conduct, not including suspensions.

Suh says he knows the NFL is concerned about player safety and that’s one of the reasons he apologized to Minnesota Vikings center John Sullivan at halftime of Sunday’s game after hitting him low during an interception return.

He insists not being concerned about how his reputation, saying you’re never going to change people, including himself.

Suh says he plans to play “hard, blue-collar football” Sunday on the road against the Arizona Cardinals.

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Eagles Prepare To Play The Chargers

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By Ed Benkin

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A short turnaround hasn’t stopped the Eagles from keeping their focus.

After beating the Redskins on Monday night, the Eagles were locked in on Sunday’s game against San Diego as they took the field for practice on Wednesday. Quarterback Michael Vick says the team had plenty of energy on the practice field.

“We just played on Monday, and it was a tough game,” said Vick. “But to get out here and run full speed and get the tempo going, we were able to come out and have an effective practice. It was supposed to be a walk through, but guys were running and it turned into a full, all-out practice.”

The Eagles created quite a buzz with their Monday night victory after many experts believed they would struggle in the early part of the season. Wide Receiver DeSean Jackson says the Eagles aren’t worried…

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Cubs’ Samardzija Gives Up 2 homers In 6-0 Loss

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CINCINNATI (AP) — Jeff Samardzija has never pitched this much in his life. It might be catching up to him.

The Cincinnati Reds pegged the Chicago Cubs’ right-hander for eight hits, including two 400-foot home runs, and six runs in 5 2-3 innings en route to a 6-0 win in the finale of a three-game series on Wednesday.

Devin Mesoraco hit his first home run in more than a month and Jack Hannahan added his first career pinch-hit homer as Cincinnati avoided a sweep by the last-place Cubs.

Samardzija, who became a full-time starter last season, already had set career highs in starts and innings entering his 30th start on Wednesday. Manager Dale Sveum thinks the workload might be catching up to him more than just physically.

“He probably won’t admit it, but I think it’s probably a combination of that and he’s mentally worn out, too,” Sveum said.


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Sabres lock up Hodgson for six years, $25.5M


With training camps kicking in, several key restricted free agents are finally signing contracts. The difference between most of those deals and the one Cody Hodgson signed with the Buffalo Sabres is that the 23-year-old isn’t inking a “bridge” deal. Instead, as he confirmed via Vine, it’s a six-year pact.

The contract is worth $25 million overall, or $4.25 million per season, according to Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos and the Buffalo News’ Mike Harrington. The easiest comparison is the six-year, $24 million deal that Adam Henrique signed with the New Jersey Devils.

“We are extremely excited to have signed Cody to a long-term deal,” GM Darcy Regier said. “We feel he is going to be an important piece of our organization’s success in the future and look forward to watching him develop as a player.”

He played in all 48 regular seson games for Buffalo last season, averaging 18:24…

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Hoge’s Notes: Trestman Digs Deep For Vikings Tape

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By Adam Hoge-

HALAS HALL (CBS) It’s not often that players have a deeper understanding of an opponent than a coaching staff.

Coaches are notoriously detailed when it comes to preparation and they’ll look at any piece of information that they think will help them.

But when it comes to the Bears’ brand new coaching staff preparing for this week’s opponent, their own players, who know Minnesota Vikings well, might be their best resource.

“I talked to the offensive guys about how they see their defense and vice versa,” head coach Marc Trestman said Wednesday. “We’ve got guys, obviously on our staff, that have played against the Vikings, and we have not many on our staff who have played against the Vikings from an offensive standpoint, but we do have coaches that have experience against the Vikings.”

Two of those coaches include running backs coach Skip Peete, who saw the…

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