Homeless man pleads guilty to state charge in GoFundMe plot

U.S. 03/08/19, 23:00

A homeless man pleaded guilty Friday to a state charge in a GoFundMe scheme that prosecutors say brought in $400,000 with a made-up story about him aiding a stranded driver.Thirty-six-year-old Johnny Bobbitt, of Philadelphia, pleaded guilty Friday in New Jersey Superior Court to conspiracy to commit theft by deception.He faces ...

Philly lifer Dunphy set to say coaching goodbye to Temple

Basketball 03/08/19, 02:37

Fran Dunphy has a book about Tiger Woods on his night table and piles of books in his office at Temple that are mostly unread.With the Owls on the brink of securing an NCAA Tournament bid, Dunphy's in-season page turners are mostly scouting reports."When I wake up at night, I'm ...

Gov. orders review of reform school over abuse allegations

U.S. 03/07/19, 15:31

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has ordered a review of complaints against the oldest reform school in the country after a newspaper investigation detailed decades of alleged abuse and cover-ups at the campus.Lawmakers and children's advocates on Wednesday called for the state to launch an investigation into allegations of abuse of ...

New-look NL East suddenly baseball’s deepest division

Baseball 03/07/19, 02:37

For years, the NL East has been soft as a bunt single.Not anymore.Even before Bryce Harper decided to stay inside the division, four of the five teams spent this offseason swinging for the fences. In addition to defending champion Atlanta, the New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies and Washington Nationals all ...

Holtby gets 250th win, Capitals beat Flyers 5-3

Hockey 03/07/19, 02:16

Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom each had a goal and an assist, and Braden Holtby got his 250th career win as the Washington Capitals beat the Philadelphia Flyers 5-3 Wednesday night to reclaim sole possession of first place in the Metropolitan Division.Brett Connolly, Tom Wilson and Andre Burakovsky also scored ...

Ovechkin, Backstrom lead Capitals to 5-3 win over Flyers

Hockey 03/06/19, 22:33

Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom each had a goal and an assist, and the Washington Capitals beat the Philadelphia Flyers 5-3 Wednesday night to reclaim sole possession of first place in the Metropolitan Division.Brett Connolly, Tom Wilson and Andre Burakovsky also scored for the Capitals, who won their fifth straight ...

Philadelphia transit police strike over working conditions

U.S. 03/06/19, 17:21

Police officers for the Philadelphia region's main transit system went on strike Wednesday, citing poor working conditions for the 178 officers that patrol stations.Members of the Fraternal Order of Transit Police Lodge 109 walked off the job for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority when they said a contract presented to ...

Woman, homeless man in GoFundMe scheme plead guilty

U.S. 03/06/19, 16:37

A homeless man and a woman have pleaded guilty to federal charges in a GoFundMe scheme that prosecutors say netted $400,000 with a phony story about him coming to her aid.Thirty-six-year-old Johnny Bobbitt, of Philadelphia, pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiracy to commit money laundering, and 28-year-old Katelyn McClure, of Bordentown, ...

Bryce Gouging: Harper makes Phillies hottest ticket in town

Baseball 03/06/19, 14:53

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 ...

Nation’s oldest black college has plan to address money woes

U.S. 03/06/19, 13:35

The nation's oldest historically black college, which has struggled with plummeting enrollment and financial woes in recent years, announced a plan Tuesday to balance the school's budget and lure new, top-tier students.An ambitious fundraising campaign and sweeping changes to the school's business model were outlined by Cheyney University president Aaron ...

Redick hits 6 3-pointers, 76ers hold off Magic 114-106

Basketball 03/05/19, 21:26

JJ Redick hit six 3-pointers and scored 26 points to break out of a slump and lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 114-106 win over the Orlando Magic on Tuesday night.Orlando entered the game in the mix with Charlotte and Miami for the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs. ...

Elliott stops 29 shots, Flyers beat Islanders 4-1

Sports 03/03/19, 18:11

Brian Elliott stopped 29 shots and the Philadelphia Flyers beat New York 4-1 Sunday, helping knock the Islanders out of first place in the Metropolitan Division.Travis Konecny, Travis Sanheim, Scott Laughton and Sean Couturier each scored for Philadelphia. The Flyers are 4-0-1 in their last five games to move within ...

Curry scores 28, carries Warriors to 120-117 win over 76ers

Basketball 03/02/19, 23:28

Stephen Curry shook off foul trouble to score 28 points and spark the Golden State Warriors down the stretch of a 120-117 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday night.Curry seemed invisible in long stretches, especially in the third when he played just 3:45 of the quarter and watched the ...

Bradley scores twice, Toronto beats Union 3-1 on opening day

Soccer 03/02/19, 19:31

Michael Bradley scored his first goal since 2016 and added another in the second half for his first career multi-goal MLS game, helping Toronto FC beat the Philadelphia Union 3-1 on Saturday as the league opened the season.Bradley, the eight-year MLS veteran who was scoreless in back-to-back 30-plus start seasons, ...

Embiid hopes to return from knee injury next week for 76ers

Basketball 03/02/19, 19:29

Philadelphia 76ers All-Star center Joel Embiid expects to return to the lineup next week from a sore left knee that has cost him the last five games.Embiid sat out again Saturday night against the Golden State Warriors and has not played since the All-Star game. The 24-year-old Embiid is averaging ...

Devils F Gabriel suspended for hit on Flyers F Patrick

Hockey 03/02/19, 19:08

The NHL has suspended New Jersey Devils forward Kurtis Gabriel for one game for an illegal hit on Philadelphia Flyers forward Nolan Patrick.The hit occurred 5:02 into the first period of New Jersey's 6-3 loss on Friday night. Gabriel was assessed a major penalty for boarding.The suspension was announced on ...

Harper wants “to be on Broad Street” for World Series parade

Sports 03/02/19, 17:33

Bryce Harper sounded like a typical Philadelphian talking about a goal every Phillies fan will endorse."I want to be on Broad Street on a frickin' boat or bus or whatever it is and hold a (World Series) trophy over my head," the six-time All-Star said Saturday after putting on his ...

Booth scores 28 points, leads Villanova past Butler 75-54

Basketball 03/02/19, 16:24

Phil Booth scored 28 points and Eric Paschall had 12 in to lead Villanova to a 75-54 win over Butler in the home finale on Saturday.The Wildcats (22-8, 13-4 Big East) could still win at least a share of the conference crown in a season where they have as many ...

Bradley gets 1st multi-goal MLS game, Toronto wins opener

Soccer 03/02/19, 16:07

Michael Bradley scored his first goal since the 2016 season and added another in the second half for his first career multi-goal MLS game as Toronto FC opened the season with a 3-1 victory over the Philadelphia Union on Saturday.Bradley, the eight-year MLS veteran who was scoreless in back-to-back 30-plus ...

Konecny, Couturier score 57 seconds apart to lead Flyers

Hockey 03/01/19, 22:01

Travis Konecny and Sean Couturier scored in a 57-second span bridging the second and third periods and the Philadelphia Flyers continued their playoff push with a 6-3 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Friday night.Konecny and James van Riemsdyk scored twice and Cam Talbot made 30 saves in becoming ...

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