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OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- Clarence Brooks, who served as a defensive line coach with the Baltimore Ravens for 11 years, has died at the age of 65.The Ravens announced that Brooks died Saturday in Weston, Florida. He had esophageal and stomach cancer.Brooks joined the Ravens in 2005. He coached the defensive line until this spring, when he underwent treatment for his illness. He transitioned into a senior defensive assistant role, but occasionally spent time with the team -- including at training camp this summer.His 24-year career as an NFL coach began in 1993 with the Chicago Bears. He also served as an assistant with Cleveland in 1999 and at Miami from 2000-04.During his 11-year run as overseer of Baltimores defensive front, the Ravens allowed the fewest rushing touchdowns and second-fewest rushing yards per game.We loved that man, Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said. One of the finest coaches I have ever met, he changed the lives and influenced players and coaches for the better.General manager Ozzie Newsome said, Very few, if any, coaches influenced their players -- on and off the field -- like Clarence Brooks.Before coming to the NFL, Brooks coached in college at Arizona, Syracuse and Massachusetts.He played guard at UMass from 1970-72 and was a team captain in his final season.Born in New York on May 20, 1951, Brooks attended New Bedford (Mass.) High School, where he lettered in football and track and field.He was the sweetest man Ive ever met in football, Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti said. He was also as tough as nails and was as respected by everyone on our team.---AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP-NFL Luis Cessa Jersey . Dusautoir, the former World Player of the Year, sustained a torn bicep playing for Toulouse in the Heineken Cup on Saturday. 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NEW ORLEANS -- Ersan Ilyasova sat in one locker room, both feet in ice buckets as he soaked in the afterglow of the Philadelphia 76ers first road victory in nearly 11 months.Down the hall, Pelicans forward Anthony Davis sat in his locker, a black hood pulled up over his head, staring at nothing and clearly conveying his disgust without saying much at all.New Orleans coach Alvin Gentry had a little more to say, even uttering an expletive in response to a question about his job status.Ilyasova scored 23 points, Sergio Rodriguez added 16, and the 76ers snapped a franchise record-tying 23-game road losing streak, beating reeling New Orleans 99-88 on Thursday night.The victory was a gratifying one for Philadelphia coach Brett Brown, who contends his team has been improving, only to come up short in close games.Weve been trending that way, Brown said. We just havent had a win to validate it.The Pelicans became the first team to lose at home to the Sixers (5-18) since last season, when Orlando fell to Philadelphia on Jan. 20. The loss marked a new low for New Orleans (7-16), which was already off to a rough start.When asked if he was concerned about keeping his job, Gentry responded, I dont really give a (expletive) about my job status. Im going to work hard. Im going to coach until the day they tell me Im not the coach anymore. ... That is not anything I spend five seconds worrying about.Davis, who finished with 26 points and 11 rebounds, offered only terse answers to questions, including a yes, when as if he was more frustrated than at any point in his four-plus NBA seasons.Were just not playing right, Davis said. We need to figure out something.Asked for his thoughts on what the Pelicans might change, Davis said, play harder. He also said he thinks Gentry is doing fine.Langston Galloway added 19 points for New Orleans, but the Pelicans made only 12 of 40 shots during the second half en route to a fourth-straight loss and sixth loss in seven.Joel Embiid had 14 points and blocked four shots to go with three steals for Philadelphia, which arrived in New Orleans on an eight-game skid and had lost all seven of its previous road games this season.ddddddddddddDario Saric highlighted his 13-point night by scoring eight straight Sixers points on an 8-foot floater, a layup while he was fouled and 3-pointer to help Philadelphia quickly turn a tenuous 85-82 lead into a 10-point advantage with 3:50 left.We have to learn how to finish games. Were moving the right way as far as the learning process, Ilyasova said. This game, we tried to focus ourselves as far as being precise, not turn the ball over and be smart offensively.TIP-INSSixers: Nik Stauskas scored 14 points, hitting five of seven shots. ... Forward-center Nerlens Noel, who has not played this season because of a left knee injury, joined the Sixers in New Orleans. Brown has said Noel could play soon. ... The Sixers attempted 40 3s, hitting 12.Pelicans: First-round draft choice Buddy Hield started for a second straight game and for the third time this season, but made only two of 12 shots, hitting both from 3-point range. ... New Orleans was 7 of 25 from deep.SHOOTING SLUMPNew Orleans led 57-52 at halftime, but fell into a fell into a shooting funk in the third quarter, missing 20 of 25 shots. The Sixers hit just eight of 22 shots in the period, but led 71-69 heading into the fourth quarter.We really just laid an egg tonight, Galloway said.MISSING PLAYERSThe Pelicans were short-handed, missing guards Jrue Holiday and ETwaun Moore, who both have toe injuries, but the Sixers have been injury ravaged as well. In addition to Noel, they were without center Jahlil Okafor, guard Jerryd Bayless, and forward Robert Covington, while top overall draft choice Ben Simmons still hasnt even made his debut yet because of a foot fracture.We dont have time to have a pity party or anything like that, Gentry said. Weve got to find a way to correct the mistakes.UP NEXTSixers: Visit Detroit on Sunday.Pelicans: Visit the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday night. ' ' '

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