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CHICAGO | LaVine scores 39, Bulls beat 76ers 108-107

CHICAGO (AP) — Zach LaVine scored 39 points and hit the go-ahead layup in the closing seconds to lead the Chicago Bulls to a 108-107 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night in a game that featured two endings. LaVine scored 13 in the fourth quarter as the Bulls wiped out a 10-point deficit … Continue reading CHICAGO | LaVine scores 39, Bulls beat 76ers 108-107

Bryce Gouging: Harper makes Phillies hottest ticket in town

PHILADELPHIA AP) — Bryce Harper swag is going, going and just about gone before he takes a swing in Philadelphia. Phillies merchandise stores and ticket vendors are certainly getting their hefty cuts thanks to Harper hype. Harper has Phillies fans spending stupid money on his No. 3 jerseys, tees and caps, and the franchise has set … Continue reading Bryce Gouging: Harper makes Phillies hottest ticket in town

Dinosaur tracks make fresh impression at Valley Forge park

VALLEY FORGE, Pa. (AP) — The national park on the site where George Washington and the struggling Continental Army endured a tough winter during the American Revolution boasts a new feature that’s a couple of hundred million years old — dozens of fossilized dinosaur footprints discovered on rocks used to pave a section of hiking … Continue reading Dinosaur tracks make fresh impression at Valley Forge park

Bryce time: Phillies announce Harper’s $330 million deal

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies have announced Bryce Harper‘s 13-year contract, the largest deal in baseball history at $330 million. Philadelphia scheduled a news conference for Saturday to introduce Harper. He will wear No. 3 rather than the No. 34 he used with the Washington Nationals, where he spent his previous major league … Continue reading Bryce time: Phillies announce Harper’s $330 million deal

NEW YORK | Paying full Bryce: Harper, Phils agree to record $330M deal

NEW YORK (AP) — It took a long time and a lot of money, but the Philadelphia Phillies finally landed Bryce Harper with a record contract. The young star outfielder and the Phillies agreed Thursday to a $330 million, 13-year contract, the largest deal in baseball history. Harper’s agent, California-based Scott Boras, said the deal … Continue reading NEW YORK | Paying full Bryce: Harper, Phils agree to record $330M deal

CLEARWATER, Fla | Fans inform Phillies of Harper news during spring game

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — The biggest play from the Phillies’ spring training game Thursday: great communication behind the home dugout. Philadelphia fans with an eye on their smartphones cried out when reports emerged that Bryce Harper had agreed to a deal with the Phillies, breaking the news to manager Gabe Kapler and his players during … Continue reading CLEARWATER, Fla | Fans inform Phillies of Harper news during spring game

Eagles agree to let Foles seek starting job in free agency

INDIANAPOLIS — Nick Foles rejuvenated his career in Philadelphia. Now he wants to turn his success into an NFL starting job — and the Eagles intend to give him that chance. General manager Howie Roseman told reporters Wednesday that the franchise will not use the franchise tag on Foles, making him a free agent. “It’s … Continue reading Eagles agree to let Foles seek starting job in free agency

PHILADELPHIA | Giroux scores OT winner to lead Flyers past Penguins 4-3

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Claude Giroux scored 1:59 into overtime and the Philadelphia Flyers scored three straight goals in the rain to beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 on a soggy Saturday night at Lincoln Financial Field. The Flyers and Penguins took one of the NHL’s more heated rivalries outdoors and into prime time as part of … Continue reading PHILADELPHIA | Giroux scores OT winner to lead Flyers past Penguins 4-3

PHILADELPHIA | 76ers overcame Joel Embiid’s absence to beat Heat 106-102

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Tobias Harris had 12 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter, JJ Redick hit a late 3-pointer and the Philadelphia 76ers overcame All-Star center Joel Embiid’s absence to beat the Miami Heat 106-102 on Thursday night. Ben Simmons added 21 points, Boban Marjanovic had 19 — including three free throws in … Continue reading PHILADELPHIA | 76ers overcame Joel Embiid’s absence to beat Heat 106-102

WASHINGTON | EPA sets toxins response plan amid criticism from lawmakers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency says it is moving forward with a response to a class of long-lasting chemical contaminants amid criticism from members of Congress and environmentalists that it has not moved aggressively enough to regulate them. Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler is announcing the plan Thursday in Philadelphia. Wheeler tells ABC … Continue reading WASHINGTON | EPA sets toxins response plan amid criticism from lawmakers

PHILADELPHIA | US attorney in Philadelphia sues over safe injection site

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The top federal prosecutor in Philadelphia has filed suit to stop a nonprofit from opening a first-in-the-nation supervised drug injection site to address the city’s opioid problem. The lawsuit pits U.S. Attorney William McSwain’s stance on safe injection sites against those of Philadelphia’s mayor, district attorney and a former Pennsylvania governor. McSwain … Continue reading PHILADELPHIA | US attorney in Philadelphia sues over safe injection site

PHILADELPHIA | AP source: 76ers get Harris from Clippers in 6-player deal

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Tobias Harris drove the lane, tossed up a runner and buried the winner in what turned out to be his final shot for the Los Angeles Clippers. His packed bags needed a new destination. Next stop, Philadelphia. The 26-year-old Harris is headed to the 76ers as part of a late-night deal that suddenly … Continue reading PHILADELPHIA | AP source: 76ers get Harris from Clippers in 6-player deal

PHILADELPHIA | Patient at Pennsylvania hospital is being tested for Ebola

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A patient is being tested for Ebola at a hospital in Philadelphia, although officials don’t believe the patient has the potentially deadly illness. Penn Medicine says preliminary testing at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania indicates the person has another condition. They did not release the patient’s name. Officials say the … Continue reading PHILADELPHIA | Patient at Pennsylvania hospital is being tested for Ebola

PHILADELPHIA | AP Source: 76ers acquire Harris from Clippers

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers have agreed to acquire Los Angeles Clippers forward Tobias Harris as the centerpiece of a six-player, four-draft pick trade they hope can put them over the top in the East. A person familiar with the trade says the Sixers also acquired center Boban Marjanovic and forward Mike Scott as … Continue reading PHILADELPHIA | AP Source: 76ers acquire Harris from Clippers

DENVER | Jokic returns to lead Nuggets past 76ers 126-110

DENVER —January 26, 2019—  Nikola Jokic posted his seventh triple-double of the season in his return from a one-game suspension and the Denver Nuggets beat the short-handed Philadelphia 76ers 126-110 on Saturday night. Jokic finished with 32 points, 18 rebounds and 10 assists. The 76ers gave leading scorer Joel Embiid the night off, robbing fans of … Continue reading DENVER | Jokic returns to lead Nuggets past 76ers 126-110

NEW YORK | Rivera unanimous; Halladay, Edgar, Mussina voted to HOF

NEW YORK —January 22, 2019—Mariano Rivera has become baseball’s first unanimous Hall of Fame selection, elected Tuesday along with Roy Halladay, Edgar Martinez and Mike Mussina. Rivera received all 425 votes in balloting by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America announced. The quartet will be enshrined in Cooperstown along with Today’s Game Era Committee selections … Continue reading NEW YORK | Rivera unanimous; Halladay, Edgar, Mussina voted to HOF

PHILADELPHIA | 76ers score 83 in 1st half, roll past Timberwolves by 42

PHILADELPHIA —January 15, 2019— Joel Embiid had 31 points and 13 rebounds, and the Philadelphia 76ers scored 83 points in the first half in a 149-107 thrashing of the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday night in Jimmy Butler’s first game against his former team. The Golden State Warriors were the only team to score more first-half … Continue reading PHILADELPHIA | 76ers score 83 in 1st half, roll past Timberwolves by 42

NEWARK, N.J. | Blackwood returns to lineup and leads Devils over Flyers

NEWARK, N.J. —Jan 12, 2019—Rookie Mackenzie Blackwood returned to the lineup after missing three games with an injury and made 32 saves in leading the New Jersey Devils to a 3-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday. Damon Severson, Nico Hischier and Miles Wood scored as the Devils won for the second time in … Continue reading NEWARK, N.J. | Blackwood returns to lineup and leads Devils over Flyers

PHILADELPHIA | Temple hands No. 17 Houston 1st loss of season, 73-69

PHILADELPHIA  —January 09, 2019—  Quinton Rose scored 22 points and Temple handed No. 17 Houston its first loss of the season, 73-69 on Wednesday night. Corey Davis Jr. was called for a charge in the final second of play, wiping out a tying basket for the Cougars (15-1, 2-1 American Athletic Conference). That left No. … Continue reading PHILADELPHIA | Temple hands No. 17 Houston 1st loss of season, 73-69

Ravens win AFC North, Eagles get NFC wild card

The playoff chase went down to the final minutes of the season Sunday, when Baltimore squeezed in as AFC North winner, and defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia got some help to secure an NFC wild card. That left Pittsburgh and Minnesota out. Kansas City grabbed the AFC’s top seed, followed by New England, Houston and … Continue reading Ravens win AFC North, Eagles get NFC wild card

BOSTON  | Irving scores 40, leads Celtics to 121-114 win over Sixers

BOSTON  — Kyrie Irving hit back-to-back 3-pointers in overtime for six of his 40 points and the Boston Celtics rallied to a 121-114 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday night. Irving, who forced the OT on a jump shot with 20 seconds left in the fourth, also pulled down 10 rebounds for the Celtics, … Continue reading BOSTON  | Irving scores 40, leads Celtics to 121-114 win over Sixers

WASHINGTON | Wizards’ Thomas Bryant has a game for the record books

WASHINGTON — Thomas Bryant’s perfect night was something the NBA hadn’t seen in nearly a quarter-century. Bryant’s 14 for 14 effort from the floor in Washington’s triple-overtime 149-146 win over Phoenix on Saturday night was the first such game in the NBA since Gary Payton had the same shooting numbers in Seattle’s win over Cleveland … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Wizards’ Thomas Bryant has a game for the record books

PHILADELPHIA | 76ers’ Brand unsure if Fultz will return this season

PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia 76ers are unsure if Markelle Fultz will play again this season. The 20-year-old Fultz was diagnosed this month with thoracic outlet syndrome and is doing physical therapy in Los Angeles. General manager Elton Brand said Saturday prior to a game against Toronto he has no timetable for Fultz’s return to basketball … Continue reading PHILADELPHIA | 76ers’ Brand unsure if Fultz will return this season

PHILADELPHIA | Hart stops 22 shots in NHL debut, Flyers top Red Wings 3-2

PHILADELPHIA— Carter Hart made 22 saves in his NHL debut and Shayne Gostisbehere and James van Riemsdyk each had a goal and an assist as the Philadelphia Flyers defeated the Detroit Red Wings 3-2 on Tuesday night and made interim coach Scott Gordon a winner in his first game. Radko Gudas also scored for Philadelphia, … Continue reading PHILADELPHIA | Hart stops 22 shots in NHL debut, Flyers top Red Wings 3-2

CLEVELAND | Simmons, Embiid lead 76ers past Cavs in Butler’s return

CLEVELAND— Ben Simmons had 22 points, 11 rebounds and 14 assists for his third triple-double of the season, Joel Embiid scored 24 points and the Philadelphia 76ers won in Jimmy Butler’s return, routing Cleveland Cavaliers 128-105 on Sunday. Butler scored 19 points after missing two games — both losses — with a strained groin. Landry … Continue reading CLEVELAND | Simmons, Embiid lead 76ers past Cavs in Butler’s return

PHILADELPHIA | Court says no bail as Cosby appeals sex assault conviction

PHILADELPHIA  — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has rejected a request from Bill Cosby to be released on bail while he appeals his sexual assault conviction. The order from the court issued Friday does not elaborate on the decision. Cosby filed an appeal earlier this month saying that Pennsylvania trial Judge Steven O’Neill had a feud … Continue reading PHILADELPHIA | Court says no bail as Cosby appeals sex assault conviction

PHILADELPHIA | Eagles’ Wentz has stress fracture in back; no surgery needed

PHILADELPHIA — Carson Wentz’s back injury means Nick Foles gets another opportunity to rescue the Philadelphia Eagles. Eagles coach Doug Pederson said Friday that Wentz does not require surgery for a stress fracture in his back and the injury could take up to three months to heal. The quarterback is listed as “doubtful” for Sunday … Continue reading PHILADELPHIA | Eagles’ Wentz has stress fracture in back; no surgery needed

The NFL draft is heading to Las Vegas for 2020

DALLAS — The NFL draft is heading to Las Vegas for 2020. It almost certainly will arrive before the Raiders do. “We believe the draft will be the kickoff to our inaugural season,” said Raiders owner Mark Davis, who is moving the team from Oakland. The league announced Wednesday at an owners meeting that the … Continue reading The NFL draft is heading to Las Vegas for 2020

PHILADELPHIA | AP Sources: Carson Wentz hasn’t been ruled out for next game

PHILADELPHIA — Carson Wentz is sidelined with a back injury, but two people familiar with the situation tell The Associated Press the quarterback hasn’t been ruled out for Philadelphia’s game at the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday. Both people spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the team hasn’t made any definitive determination. “Carson has a … Continue reading PHILADELPHIA | AP Sources: Carson Wentz hasn’t been ruled out for next game