Dan Gelston

PHILADELPHIA | Penn ends No. 17 Villanova’s city supremacy in 78-75 win

PHILADELPHIA — AJ Brodeur scored 16 points as Penn beat No. 17 Villanova 78-75 on Tuesday night, the Quakers’ first win over the Wildcats since 2002. Penn fans stormed the court after Villanova’s Phil Booth missed the tying 3-point attempt and set off a regular-season celebration not seen in Philly in years. And with good … Continue reading PHILADELPHIA | Penn ends No. 17 Villanova’s city supremacy in 78-75 win

PHILADELPHIA | Army beats Navy for 3rd straight time and Trump at game

PHILADELPHIA — Army had the corps bouncing in front of the president and kept the Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy. The No. 22 Black Knights recovered two fumbles in the fourth quarter, Kelvin Hopkins Jr. had two rushing touchdowns and Army beat Navy 17-10 on Saturday to win its third straight game in the series. President Donald Trump … Continue reading PHILADELPHIA | Army beats Navy for 3rd straight time and Trump at game

PHILADELPHIA | Struggling Flyers fire general manager Ron Hextall

PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Flyers have fired general manager Ron Hextall. Hextall was fired Monday after 4 ½ seasons on the job and the Flyers struggling with a 10-11-2 record under coach Dave Hakstol. The Flyers are coming off a 6-0 loss at Toronto and already have used five goalies this season. Flyers President Paul … Continue reading PHILADELPHIA | Struggling Flyers fire general manager Ron Hextall

HOMESTEAD, Fla. | Championship driver Busch takes top pit stall from Hamlin

HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Joe Gibbs issued a team order on the eve of NASCAR’s championship that gave Kyle Busch an edge over the other three title contenders. Busch was gifted the coveted No. 1 pit stall Saturday when Joe Gibbs Racing made the dubious decision to force teammate and pole winner Denny Hamlin to pass … Continue reading HOMESTEAD, Fla. | Championship driver Busch takes top pit stall from Hamlin

HOMESTEAD, Fla. | Former NASCAR champs Busch, Kenseth set to move on in 2019

HOMESTEAD, Fla.— NASCAR’s driver carousel will spin long after the season finale. Former Cup champions Kurt Busch and Matt Kenseth, and Daniel Suarez, AJ Allmendinger, Regan Smith and Jamie McMurray are among the drivers certain to start next season with new teams or new roles. Busch, the 2004 champion, is seemingly on his way out … Continue reading HOMESTEAD, Fla. | Former NASCAR champs Busch, Kenseth set to move on in 2019

PISCATAWAY, N.J. | Patterson throws 3 TDs, No. 4 Michigan beats Rutgers 42-7

PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Shea Patterson threw for 260 yards and three touchdowns, Karan Higdon ran for a pair of 1-yard scores and No. 4 Michigan kept its national championship hopes intact with a 42-7 win over Rutgers on Saturday. The Wolverines (9-1, 7-0 Big Ten, No. 4 CFP) have won nine straight and remain in … Continue reading PISCATAWAY, N.J. | Patterson throws 3 TDs, No. 4 Michigan beats Rutgers 42-7

NEW YORK | Heavyweight champ Cormier defends vs. Lewis at UFC 230

NEW YORK  — Daniel Cormier is set to make his first defense of the heavyweight championship Saturday night when he fights Derrick Lewis at UFC 230. Cormier (21-1, 1 no-contest) fights for the first time since he flattened Stipe Miocic in July. Cormier, who also holds the light heavyweight championship, had been posturing for a … Continue reading NEW YORK | Heavyweight champ Cormier defends vs. Lewis at UFC 230

WWE sticks with Saudi Arabia deal despite backlash from fans

WWE is set to hold its Crown Jewel event Friday in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. That’s a nondescript way to describe a spectacle — headlined by major stars including The Undertaker and Brock Lesnar — that WWE would usually blitz fans with bombastic hype to promote. Bigger! Badder! And usually with an event logo connecting the … Continue reading WWE sticks with Saudi Arabia deal despite backlash from fans