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October 27, 2014 Updates

Takeover talks between Crystal Palace and the American businessman Josh Harris are at such an advanced stage that the New Jersey Devils and Philadelphia 76ers owner is poised to enter a period of due diligence on the club. A deal between the Premier League side and Harris, the co-founder of Apollo Global Management, is understood to be 90% agreed in principle and worth around £70m. Steve Parish, the current co-chairman, is adament that nothing imminent will happen, although talks have progressed well and he would stay on in his current capacity and run the club on a day-to-day basis. The Guardian

Harris, who bought NBA franchise Philadelphia 76s in 2011 and NHL side New Jersey Devils alongside his partner David Blitzer in 2013, has been interested in purchasing an English football club for some time and first held talks with Palace’s owners, CPFC 2010, during their recent pre-season tour of America. Palace played Philadelphia Union on 25 July, by which point Harris’s interest in Aston Villa had seemingly waned, with reports stating that Villa’s owner, Randy Lerner, valued the club at £200m. Harris is thought to deem Palace’s London location as a more attractive option. The Guardian

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The 14th-year veteran is the unquestioned leader of a youthful team. However, he might not play this season because of a left-knee injury that has sidelined him since January 2013. "I think it's going to be a challenge," Brown said of Richardson's putting on a uniform. "But I really don't know. I just feel like he's been out of it for a while, and it's going to be a really difficult task." Philadelphia Inquirer

Rookie center Joel Embiid is still in Cameroon for Saturday's funeral for his younger brother, Arthur, who was killed in a car accident. Mbah a Moute flew to Africa on Wednesday to attend the funeral. Philadelphia Inquirer


The 76ers have more MVPs than any other franchise outside of Lakers and Celtics, so the team's Top 50 is obviously stacked with talent.


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