Simmons snubbing 76ers camp, wants out

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) Ben Simmons may have missed his last playoff free throw with the Sixers.

Simmons will not report to Philadelphia 76ers' training camp next week and prefers to continue his NBA career with another team, a person with direct knowledge of the player's plans told The Associated Press on Tuesday.

The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because discussions of Simmons' plans with the franchise have been private.

Cards hold off Brewers to push run to 10

MILWAUKEE (AP) Cardinals closer Giovanny Gallegos fanned pinch-hitter Pablo Reyes for the final out and St. Louis won its 10th straight game, increasing its playoff lead by holding off the division-leading Milwaukee Brewers 2-1 Tuesday night.

The Cardinals increased their edge for the second NL wild-card spot to four games over Cincinnati. San Diego began the day four games behind St. Louis and Philadelphia remained 4 1/2 back. (MORE)

Section of Superdome roof catches fire

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Smoke and flames shot up the side of the Superdome's roof on Tuesday after a pressure washer being used to clean the roof of the New Orleans sports and entertainment arena caught fire.

The New Orleans Fire Department confirmed firefighters responded to flames on the building's roof shortly after 12:30 p.m. The fire appeared to be under control a short time later. (MORE)

Broncos LB Chubb needs ankle surgery

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Broncos Pro Bowl linebacker Bradley Chubb needs surgery to remove bone spurs from his left ankle just four months after undergoing a similar surgery on his right ankle.

Chubb said in a video posted on the team's website Tuesday that with the Broncos (2-0) in the midst of a resurgence, he's going to work hard to get back this season. (MORE)

Texans going with QB Mills, Taylor to IR

HOUSTON (AP) Rookie Davis Mills will start at quarterback for the Houston Texans on Thursday night against the Carolina Panthers with Tyrod Taylor out with a hamstring injury.

Coach David Culley announced the decision Tuesday and said Taylor would be inactive. Later Tuesday the Texans placed Taylor on injured reserve which means that he must miss at least three games. (MORE)

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