Robertson, Phillies agree to $23 million, 2-year contract

Baseball 01/03/19, 16:39

Reliever David Robertson and the Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to a $23 million, two-year contact.Robertson gets $10 million this year and $11 million in 2020, and the Phillies have a $12 million option for 2021 with a $2 million buyout.The 33-year-old right-hander went 8-3 with a 3.23 ERA and five ...

Eagles back in familiar role as playoff underdogs

Football 01/02/19, 17:42

The Philadelphia Eagles are back in a familiar role with a different disguise.The defending Super Bowl champions traded in the dog masks for ski masks, but they're still playoff underdogs for the second straight year.Their road is much tougher this time around, however.The Eagles (9-7) are trying to become only ...

Crash kills 2 Philly Mummers; driver may have stabbed self

U.S. 01/02/19, 16:38

A man with stab wounds that were apparently self-inflicted drove into an SUV early Wednesday, killing three people, including two members of a string band that had competed the day before in Philadelphia's New Year parade, police said.Keith Campbell, 29, of Delaware, appeared to have stabbed himself before the wreck ...

McElhinney stops 22 shots, Hurricanes handle Flyers 3-1

Hockey 12/31/18, 20:53

Lucas Wallmark, Jordan Martinook and Andrei Svechnikov scored and the Carolina Hurricanes defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 3-1 Monday night.Curtis McElhinney stopped 22 shots as the Hurricanes won for the second time in six games.Carolina hadn't scored more than a goal in four of its last five games and had been ...

Vikings go back to drawing board after latest disappointment

Football 12/31/18, 17:43

After finishing one game short of the Super Bowl last season and spending big to make Kirk Cousins their franchise player, the Minnesota Vikings were surrounded by high expectations from the start.That championship chase simply never picked up any steam."It wasn't what we wanted, what our fan base wanted. It's ...

Nick Foles will start for Eagles vs. Bears

Football 12/31/18, 13:54

Nick Foles will start at quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles despite a chest injury when the defending Super Bowl champions play the Chicago Bears in an NFC wild-card game next Sunday.Eagles coach Doug Pederson says Foles is "feeling good" and will be ready to go against the Bears (12-4). He ...

Playoff-bound Eagles get scare with chest injury to Foles

Football 12/30/18, 21:57

The Philadelphia Eagles were down to their third-string quarterback at the end of their playoff-clinching victory over the Washington Redskins on Sunday.Nick Foles left the game with a chest injury in the fourth quarter. Foles started the Eagles' last three games of the season, all of them victories that got ...

Mumia Abu-Jamal case could return to spotlight

U.S. 12/28/18, 18:15

A court ruling that could reopen the police murder trial of a former Black Panther brings the 1982 Philadelphia case back to the spotlight years after it drew the attention of Hollywood celebrities and death-penalty opponents worldwide.Mumia Abu-Jamal has emerged over four decades in prison as a vocal critic of ...

Strong sense of inner peace helps Nick Foles perform well

Football 12/28/18, 02:53

Nick Foles plays with a strong sense of inner peace because he doesn't allow success or failure to define him.Win or lose, he's the same guy."My identity is rooted in Christ, not in my accomplishments," Foles said a few days before he leads the Philadelphia Eagles (8-7) against the Washington ...

Redick scores 24, Embiid has 23, 76ers roll over Jazz 114-97

Basketball 12/28/18, 01:17

JJ Redick scored 24 points and Joel Embiid had 23 points, 15 rebounds and five blocks to help the Philadelphia 76ers cruise past the Utah Jazz, 114-97 on Thursday night.Ben Simmons, who was selected over Utah's Donovan Mitchell as Rookie of the Year last season, had his fifth triple-double of ...

Texans need win against Jags to clinch division

Football 12/27/18, 16:30

The Houston Texans are already in the playoffs but need a win against Jacksonville on Sunday to clinch the AFC South and have a chance for a first-round bye."That's the main thing we're thinking about is clinching this division, nothing else," receiver DeAndre Hopkins said. "In order for us to ...

Eagles need win, help from Bears to extend season

Football 12/27/18, 15:15

The Philadelphia Eagles need to win and get help to keep playing and have a chance to defend their Super Bowl title.All the Washington Redskins can do now is play spoiler.It's do-or-die for the Eagles (8-7) when they visit the Redskins (7-8) on Sunday. A victory coupled with a loss ...

Liberty Bell to reopen for 3 days thanks to tourism group

U.S. 12/27/18, 12:29

Tourists in Philadelphia for the holidays will be able to see the Liberty Bell this weekend despite a partial federal government shutdown that closed many national parks throughout the country.Most of the buildings in the Independence National Historic Park including Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell Center have been shuttered ...

Texans are 6th team since 1980 in playoffs after 0-3 start

Sports 12/26/18, 16:17

The Houston Texans are the sixth team since 1980 and the first in 20 years to make the postseason after a 0-3 start."When you start off 0-3 and you're sitting here at 10-5 with a chance to win the division on Sunday you've done a lot of good things over ...

Eagles make it official, Foles will get another start

Football 12/24/18, 17:21

Nick Foles will get another shot to lead the Philadelphia Eagles to the playoffs.Coming off a record-setting performance in a 32-30 comeback win over Houston, Foles will start when the Eagles (8-7) visit Washington (7-8) in a must-win game Sunday.Coach Doug Pederson announced Monday that Foles will remain under center, ...

Texans clinch; look to improve as they chase division title

Football 12/24/18, 16:01

The Houston Texans were on a plane returning from their loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday when they learned that Pittsburgh's loss to New Orleans had clinched their spot in the playoffs.And according to coach Bill O'Brien the team did nothing to celebrate the moment."We were all watching the ...

Patrick lifts Flyers over scuffling Rangers 3-2 in shootout

Sports 12/23/18, 22:15

Nolan Patrick scored the lone goal in a shootout that lasted four rounds and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the scuffling New York Rangers 3-2 on Sunday night.Michael Raffl and Wayne Simmonds scored in regulation, and Michael Neuvirth made 32 saves as the Flyers won for the third time since changing ...

Texans lose to Eagles 32-30, lose control of No. 2 seed

Sports 12/23/18, 18:47

Deshaun Watson made one big play after another to rally the Houston Texans back from a 13-point deficit to take the lead only to watch the defense let it slip away.The Texans missed an opportunity to clinch the AFC South and lost control of the No. 2 seed when Jake ...

Eagles stay alive with 32-30 win over Texans

Football 12/23/18, 16:31

Jake Elliott kicked a 35-yard field goal as time expired and the Philadelphia Eagles beat the Houston Texans 32-30 Sunday to keep their playoff hopes alive.The defending Super Bowl champion Eagles (8-7) need a win at Washington (7-8) next week and for Minnesota (8-6-1) to lose or tie or Seattle ...

Embiid, Simmons lead 76ers over short-handed Raptors

Sports 12/22/18, 22:02

Joel Embiid had 27 points and 11 rebounds, Ben Simmons added 26 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists and the Philadelphia 76ers routed the short-handed Toronto Raptors 126-101 on Saturday night.JJ Redick added 22 points for the 76ers, who pulled within 2½ games of first-place Toronto in the Atlantic Division.Pascal ...

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