Flyers set NHL record using eighth goaltender this season

Sports 03/01/19, 20:34

The Philadelphia Flyers set an NHL record when Cam Talbot became the eighth goaltender to play this season.Talbot, who was acquired from Edmonton in mid-February for fellow goaltender Anthony Stolarz, became No. 8 on Friday night in a start against the New Jersey Devils.Brian Elliott, Carter Hart, Michal Neuvirth, Calvin ...

Philadelphia Flower Show has ’60s vibe with ‘Flower Power’

U.S. 03/01/19, 15:39

From a floral recreation of Woodstock to an exploration of the optical effects of psychedelia, the 2019 Philadelphia Flower Show reinterprets 1960s counterculture in a spectacularly trippy way. This year's show, aptly named "Flower Power," opens Saturday at the Pennsylvania Convention Center and runs through March 10. Some highlights: ___ SUSPEND DISBELIEF The flower show's ...

Bryce Harper has Phillies thinking October baseball

Sports 03/01/19, 14:32

Bryce Harper has the Philadelphia Phillies thinking October baseball before even arriving in camp.The six-time All-Star outfielder and the Phillies agreed Thursday to a $330 million, 13-year contract, the largest deal in baseball history. Now a team that hasn't had a winning record since 2011 is talking about winning championships."Everybody ...

NHL in-season coaching changes in salary-cap era

Sports 03/01/19, 11:59

The in-season NHL coaching changes since beginning of salary cap era in 2005:2005-06New York Islanders replaced Steve Stirling with Brad Shaw, missed playoffsNew Jersey Devils replaced resigning Larry Robinson with Lou Lamoriello, made playoffsPittsburgh Penguins replaced Ed Olczyk with Michel Therrien, missed playoffsLos Angeles Kings replaced John Torchetti with Andy ...

Bryce is Right: Harper, Phils agree to record $330M deal

Baseball 03/01/19, 02:50

Bryce Harper is kind of a big deal in Philly.No, not just with his colossal contract — Harper and the Phillies agreed Thursday to a $330 million, 13-year deal that is the largest contract in baseball history.But as an attraction.FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2018, file photo, Bryce Harper ...

Harden scores 58 points, Rockets rally to beat Heat 121-118

Basketball 02/28/19, 22:53

James Harden had 58 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds and the Houston Rockets overcame a 21-point third-quarter deficit to beat the Miami Heat 121-118 on Thursday night.Harden made 8 of 18 3-pointers and was 16 of 32 overall from the field and 18 of 18 on free throws. He ...

Jones scores in OT to lift Blue Jackets over Flyers 4-3

Hockey 02/28/19, 22:26

Seth Jones scored 4:27 into overtime and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-3 on Thursday night.As the back-and-forth extra period wound down, Artemi Panarin wove his way through the defense and fed Jones, who knocked the winner past Brian Elliott. Jones got his third overtime goal this ...

Fans inform Phillies of Harper news during spring game

Baseball 02/28/19, 19:05

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 ...

Mother charged with slaying family withdrew son from school

U.S. 02/28/19, 16:40

A mother accused of killing her 13-year-old son and four other family members pulled the boy out of school about two weeks earlier, a school official said Thursday. Morrisville Superintendent Jason Harris said Thursday that Shana Decree notified the suburban Philadelphia district she was withdrawing Damon Decree Jr. but didn't give ...

source: Harper, Phillies agree to $330M, 13-year deal

Sports 02/28/19, 15:17

A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that Bryce Harper and the Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to a $330 million, 13-year contract, the largest deal in baseball history.The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Thursday because the agreement is subject to a successful physical.A ...

Buxton eager to break loose for Twins after lost season

Sports 02/27/19, 19:31

Byron Buxton is eager to lose all reminders of a lost season.The 25-year-old Minnesota center fielder began spring training with five straight hits, including two home runs and 10 RBIs, before going hitless in three tries Wednesday for the Twins in a rain-shortened 4-2 win over the Philadelphia Phillies."We haven't ...

Flyers beat Sabres 5-2, keep slim playoff hopes alive

Hockey 02/26/19, 21:55

Jake Voracek, James van Riemsdyk and Claude Giroux each scored to keep the Philadelphia Flyers' tenuous playoff prospects alive in a 5-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday night.Philadelphia's win capped an emotional 72 hours for the franchise — from the high of scoring three straight goals to beat ...

76ers C Marjanovic out with bone bruise, sprain

Basketball 02/26/19, 18:45

Philadelphia 76ers center Boban Marjanovic suffered a bone bruise and mild sprain of his right knee in a collision with Pelicans forward Cheick Diallo and will be evaluated again within the week.Marjanovic's right leg got tangled up between Diallo's legs as both players crashed to the court after pursuing a ...

Update: Daughter arraigned in death of family members

U.S. 02/26/19, 15:00

The Latest on a mother and daughter charged in the deaths of five relatives in suburban Philadelphia (all times local): 3 p.m. The adult daughter of a Pennsylvania woman charged with homicide in the deaths of five family members has appeared in court to answer the same charges. This photo provided by the ...

Mother and daughter are charged in deaths of 5 relatives

U.S. 02/26/19, 11:16

Police found a Pennsylvania woman and her adult daughter in an apartment with the bodies of five relatives they had killed, including three children, authorities said Tuesday. Shana S. Decree, 45, and Dominique Decree, 19, were charged with five counts of homicide and one count each of conspiracy. Shana Decree told police ...

Harper meets with Dodgers, still no decision by slugger

Baseball 02/25/19, 18:59

Bryce Harper meets with the Los Angeles Dodgers and the very next day, a Brinks truck is parked right outside the team's spring training complex.Coincidence or correlation?With the first full week of exhibition games on deck, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts confirmed he joined club executives in meeting with Harper in ...

Penguins add defensemen Wideman, Gudbranson at deadline

Hockey 02/25/19, 18:42

The Pittsburgh Penguins gave their beat-up blue line a needed shot of depth on Monday, acquiring Chris Wideman from Florida and Erik Gudbranson from Vancouver.Pittsburgh, which sat on the outside of the Eastern Conference playoff picture at the trade deadline, sent forward Tanner Pearson to the Canucks for Gudbranson and ...

Giroux scores in overtime, Flyers beat Penguins 4-3

Hockey 02/24/19, 04:15

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 ...

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

Hockey 02/24/19, 00:29

Claude Giroux reigned again as Philadelphia's captain in the clutch. Giroux's shield provided little relief from the heavy rain that turned the ice into such a puddled mess that it needed a squeegee more than a Zamboni. His visor fogged up and he was busy knocking raindrops off to get a ...

McCutchen, Realmuto, Segura debut for Phillies

Baseball 02/23/19, 17:28

While the Phillies wait to see whether Bryce Harper will sign with them, a trio of other big names took their first swings for Philadelphia.Catcher J.T. Realmuto, outfielder Andrew McCutchen and shortstop Jean Segura all started Saturday in a 3-2 spring training loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates.Segura went 1 for ...

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