Injured Phils star Harper says no worries about opening day

Sports 03/16/19, 18:24

A day after an errant fastball bruised his right ankle, Phillies slugger Bryce Harper said he had no concerns about being ready for opening day."As of right now, no," Harper said Saturday. "If I felt that way then I'd probably tell you guys. I really don't."Philadelphia manager Gabe Kapler said ...

Matthews scores 2 in 3rd period, Maple Leafs beat Flyers 7-6

Hockey 03/15/19, 21:44

Auston Matthews scored twice in the third period as the Toronto Maple Leafs rallied from a three-goal deficit and held on to beat the Philadelphia Flyers 7-6 Friday night.Jake Muzzin had two goals and an assist, and Patrick Marleau, Zach Hyman and Martin Marincin also scored to for the Maple ...

Embiid has 21 points, 17 rebounds, leads 76ers past Kings

Basketball 03/15/19, 20:37

Joel Embiid had 21 points and 17 rebounds and made some big plays on both ends of the court late in the fourth quarter, Jimmy Butler scored 22 points and the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Sacramento Kings 123-114 on Friday night.Tobias Harris and JJ Redick each added 19 points and ...

Hockey families get creative in solving time, cost concerns

Sports 03/15/19, 02:27

Megan Lincoln couldn't put her son into hockey right away when he wanted to play.She didn't have the time to take off from work to shuttle him to practice or the money to pour into a traditionally expensive sport."Nothing is cheap," Lincoln said. "There's nothing about hockey that is cheap. ...

In city centers, a determined effort to diversify hockey

Sports 03/15/19, 02:10

Minority players in the National Hockey League remain a relative rarity.But the effort to increase diversity in the sport at the youth level has never been more robust than it is now. The results can be seen in neighborhoods in places like Philadelphia and Detroit where basketball, baseball and football ...

Man could get death in teen’s rape, murder, dismemberment

U.S. 03/15/19, 00:09

A Pennsylvania jury will decide on life or death for a Pennsylvania man who pleaded guilty in the 2016 rape, murder and dismemberment of his girlfriend's teenage daughter. Jacob Sullivan, 46, pleaded guilty to all charges last month in a case that raised questions about the child welfare system's failure to ...

Connolly has 2 goals, assist as Capitals beat Flyers 5-2

Hockey 03/14/19, 21:06

Brett Connolly had two goals and an assist to help the Washington Capitals beat the Philadelphia Flyers 5-2 Thursday night.Evgeny Kuznetsov added a goal and an assist, and Lars Eller and Tom Wilson also scored as the Capitals remained two points ahead of the second-place New York Islanders atop the ...

Court upholds $1.5M award to analyst in MLB Network firing

Sports 03/14/19, 15:40

A New Jersey appeals court on Thursday upheld a $1.5 million jury award to former Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Mitch Williams stemming from his firing by the MLB Network in 2014 over his alleged conduct at a youth baseball tournament.The former closer, nicknamed "Wild Thing" for his on-field antics with the ...

Devon Still remains focused on the fight against cancer

Football 03/14/19, 02:53

Cheryl Colleluori had delivered a meal at a Philadelphia children's hospital to a family touched by cancer when she noticed the 6-foot-5 hulking man with a shaved head holding the hand of a little girl.Colleluori instantly recognized Devon Still, the former Penn State star whose daughter Leah was diagnosed with ...

Harper goes 0 for 2 against Yankees’ Tanaka

Baseball 03/13/19, 21:09

Bryce Harper went 0 for 2 against New York Yankees opening day starter Masahiro Tanaka on Wednesday night in his third spring training game, and first on the road, since signing baseball's biggest contract with the Philadelphia Phillies.The slugger is hitless in three at-bats and has walked three times overall."I ...

Harper goes 0 for 2 against Yankees’ Tanaka

Baseball 03/13/19, 19:30

Bryce Harper went 0 for 2 against New York Yankees opening-day starter Masahiro Tanaka on Wednesday night in his third spring training game, and first on the road, since signing baseball's biggest contract with the Philadelphia Phillies.The slugger is hitless in three at-bats and has walked three times overall.Harper received ...

Pacers end losing streak by holding off Knicks’ late charge

Basketball 03/12/19, 20:46

Bojan Bogdanovic scored 24 points and Darren Collison made two free throws 19.5 seconds left to help the Indiana Pacers slip past the New York Knicks 103-98 on Tuesday night.Indiana snapped its two-game losing streak and remained tied with Philadelphia for the No. 3 spot in the Eastern Conference. Collison ...

Simmons, Sixers survive scare from short-handed Cavaliers

Basketball 03/12/19, 20:37

Ben Simmons scored 26 points, Joel Embiid had 19 rebounds and made some big plays down the stretch, and the Philadelphia 76ers held off the Cleveland Cavaliers 106-99 on Tuesday night.Collin Sexton led the Cavaliers with 26 points, including a layup with 3:10 left that pulled Cleveland within one. Cedi ...

Senate backs Trump court nominee over home-state objections

Politics 03/12/19, 17:21

President Donald Trump's nominee for a Philadelphia-based appeals court won Senate confirmation Tuesday, despite opposition from the two senators representing his home state of New Jersey. The Senate voted 54-45 to approve Paul Matey to the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, giving the court a majority of Republican appointees. Matey, a ...

Greiss, Islanders beat Blue Jackets 2-0

Hockey 03/11/19, 21:27

Thomas Greiss made 31 saves in his fifth shutout of the season, helping the New York Islanders beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 2-0 on Monday night.Ryan Pulock and Anders Lee scored as New York (40-22-7) improved its playoff positioning in the tough Metropolitan Division. The Islanders improved to 16-8-1 against ...

Flyers inch closer to East playoff spot with win over Ottawa

Hockey 03/11/19, 20:44

Oskar Lindblom, Michael Raffl and Scott Laughton scored in the second period to lead the hard-charging Philadelphia Flyers to a 3-2 win over the Ottawa Senators on Monday night.The Flyers were 16-23-6 on Jan. 12 and seemingly had lost hope for a playoff appearance, playing out the string under new ...

Mariners’ Seager out thru April, Braves’ Foltynewicz ailing

Sports 03/11/19, 18:31

Kyle Seager will be absent next week when the Seattle Mariners play the major league opener in Japan. Mike Foltynewicz will miss opening day for Atlanta, too.Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw, meanwhile, is on the mend.The Mariners said Monday that Seager needs surgery on his left hand, sidelining the third baseman ...

Embiid lifts 76ers past Pacers in return from knee injury

Basketball 03/10/19, 17:17

Joel Embiid had 33 points and 12 rebounds in his first game in nearly a month, leading the Philadelphia 76ers past the Indiana Pacers 106-89 on Sunday.Embiid returned to the lineup after being sidelined by a sore left knee. The Sixers went 4-4 without the All-Star center as they battle ...

Van Riemsdyk leads Flyers past Islanders 5-2

Hockey 03/09/19, 22:02

James van Riemsdyk had a goal and an assist, helping the Philadelphia Flyers to a 5-2 win over the New York Islanders on Saturday night.Ryan Hartman, Sean Couturier, Nolan Patrick and Travis Konecny also scored for Philadelphia. Brian Elliott made 25 saves for his 10th victory of the season.The win ...

Harper walks twice in Phils debut, draws 4-man outfield

Sports 03/09/19, 18:06

Bryce Harper drew big cheers, a pair of walks and a most unusual defense in his spring training debut for the Philadelphia Phillies.Both times the slugger with the biggest contract in baseball came to the plate, the Toronto Blue Jays shifted to a four-man outfield, moved the shortstop on the ...

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