PHILADELPHIA -- The road-weary Chicago Bulls conclude a six-game trip Friday night against the Philadelphia 76ers. Along the way they have learned a great deal about themselves.Like?How together we are, man, veteran guard/forward Jimmy Butler told the Chicago Tribune. We win, we lose but its together. Everybody is going to smile tomorrow because were fortunate and were blessed to play this game and to be around one another. Ive learned that everybody in here is in high spirits and thats what we need.The Bulls revamped their roster in the offseason, notably signing free agent guards Dwyane Wade and Rajon Rondo and acquiring center Robin Lopez from the New York Knicks in a trade involving guard Derrick Rose. They also jettisoned free agents Pau Gasol and and Joakim Noah, who landed with San Antonio and New York, respectively.They are nonetheless off to a 9-6 start, and have already played 10 games away from home. They are 5-5 in those games, and have won three of five on their current trip.I like the resiliency our guys have shown, especially after that tough loss against the Clippers (on Saturday night) to bounce back with the next night against the Lakers, coach Fred Hoiberg told the Tribune. These guys have really bought into the chemistry piece and I think thats the reason weve had some success early on.Butler, a two-time All-Star, is averaging a career-high 25.8 points a game, 10th-best in the league. He scored 35 in Tuesdays loss in Denver.The 34-year-old Wade, who spent 13 years with the Miami Heat before signing with Chicago, is averaging 18.4 points. Rondo, playing for his third team in as many years after spending his first eight seasons with the Boston Celtics, has norms of 7.9 points, 7.2 assists and 6.6 rebounds.Lopez averages 9.7 points and 7.9 rebounds.The Sixers (4-11) lost 104-99 in double overtime to the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night, despite 22 points and 12 rebounds from Ersan Ilyasova. Rookie center Joel Embiid scored 12 points with 11 boards. He did not play in the second extra period, however, because he exceeded by three the 24-minute limit the team has imposed upon him, after a pair of foot surgeries deprived him of his first two seasons.Embiid kicked a chair in anger when he learned he would be unable to continue.It was frustrating but those (medical) guys care about me and are looking out for me, he said later.Embiid, who has also been held out of four games to date, was given a choice as to whether to play Wednesday or Friday, and decided to suit up against Memphis so he could test himself against Marc Gasol, the Grizzlies outstanding center. He will not, as a result, face Chicago.The Sixers are without forward Ben Simmons (foot), the top overall pick in the last draft, and center/forward Nerlens Noel (knee), neither of whom has played this season.Chicago forward Doug McDermott is in the concussion protocol and will not play until the end of the month. 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PETERSBURG, Fla. Cheap Raptors Jerseys .com) - The Pittsburgh Penguins placed forward James Neal on injured reserve Tuesday.ZURICH -- Doping investigator Richard McLarens final report on state-backed cheating in Russia is several months from completion, casting fresh doubt on the nations hosting of winter sports this season.We are focusing on winter sports athletes first. We will get that information out as quickly as we can produce it, McLaren told The Associated Press in an interview on Friday.The Canadian law professors interim report for the World Anti-Doping Agency implicating more than 20 summer and winter sports in Russia was published in July.It led to a chaotic legal process for Russian athletes to be blocked or approved for competition at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.McLaren never set a deadline for his final report, though many expected progress before the winter sports season starts to peak in November.Its urgent to get the report out as quickly as possible, McLaren said on the sidelines of a sports ethics conference hosted by FIFA, which is also awaiting his evidence of possible doping cover-ups.After the powerful first report was published, the IOC advised winter sports bodies to freeze their preparations for major events in Russia in 2016 and find host cities in other countries.That interim order affected figure skating and ski jumping before a scheduled review by the IOC executive board at a Dec. 6-8 meeting.McLarens new timetable on Friday suggests Russian-hosted events in early 2017 are at risk, including world championships in bobsled and skeleton plus World Cup events in at least five winter disciplines.Though his final report is at least several months away, McLarens could send evidence within weeks to sports governing bodies if it suggests doping by individuals.We havent reported any of it to any sporting federation at this stage. When its done, we will, McLaren said earlieer Friday.ddddddddddddWADA appointed McLaren in May to investigate claims made in American media by the laboratory director who oversaw drug testing at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. The Russian official alleged a conspiracy by state authorities to cover up athletes doping and help Russia top the medals table at its home Winter Games.McLaren delivered a damning 103-page document which detailed a plot to swap out Russian athletes doping-tainted urine samples from 2011 through 2015.In July, McLaren asked for more time to complete his investigation.We will also report on information we had that we didnt have time to analyze in the last report, and see if it either makes the picture bigger, clearer, or changes it, he said Friday.The report already suggested 12 doping cases in Russian soccer that were covered up, including one that could directly implicate Vitaly Mutko, Russias sports minister and top soccer official.We are not singling him out for any investigation steps, McLaren said of the FIFA ruling council member, who is overseeing 2018 World Cup preparations.McLaren has not yet sent evidence to the FIFA ethics committee which has power to suspend Mutko.I am sure they are thinking its very urgent, I know they are, McLaren said of the FIFA ethics prosecutors request. But I have to deal with all the federations. They will get their information about very close to the same time.Though Russian hackers are alleged to be behind a cyberattack on the WADA database, McLaren said a suspected hack to access his investigation files did not appear to succeed.There have been some possibilities of that and steps have been taken to protect our information, he said. ' ' '