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Phillies’ Bryce Harper greets teammates in dugout after scoring during the sixth inning on June 30 (Brynn Anderson)
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Tuesday Quickie Quiz & Single Digits - Phillies, Sixers, Copa America, Bryce Harper, Bobby Jones, Josh Richardson

Bob Vetrone

Bob Vetrone

TUESDAY’S QUICKIE QUIZ

>>> No surprise that Bobby Jones was the Sixers’ leading scorer (665 points) off the bench during their 1982-83 championship season. Who was second with 571 points off the bench?

(Answer Below)

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TUESDAY’S SINGLE DIGITS

>>> Josh Richardson, who will turn 26 just before his fifth season begins in a few months, saw increases in his second, third and fourth years in the league in each of the following categories:

> Points per Game -- 6.6 . . . 10.2 . . . 12.9 . . . 16.6
> Rebounds per Game -- 2.1 . . . 3.2 . . . 3.5 . . . 3.6
> Assists per Game -- 1.4 . . . 2.6 . . . 2.9 . . . 4.1
> Free Throws Attempts per Game -- 1.2 . . . 1.5 . . . 1.8 . . . 3.2
> Free Throw Percentage -- 66.7% . . . 77.9% . . . 84.5% . . . 86.1%

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>>> Cheer up, Phillies fans.

Only three of their next 75 games are against the Marlins and none in their next 42.

I am thinking 35-7 oughta get them right back in the NL East race.

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>>> Bryce Harper goes for career hit No. 1000 and career home run No. 200 in Atlanta Tuesday night. Worth noting that his 100th career home run came against the Braves . . . as will his 300th, 400th and 500th we are sure.

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>>> In men’s soccer, the Copa America semifinals get underway Tuesday. The four quarterfinal matches last week yielded a grand total of two goals (both by Argentina). The other three matches were 0-0 and were won via penalty kicks.

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QUICKIE QUIZ ANSWER

>>> Clint Richardson, no relation to Josh, was the Sixers’ second-leading scorer off the bench in 1982-83.