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 ...

Atkinson, Panarin lead Blue Jackets past Flyers, 4-3

Hockey 12/22/18, 15:50

Cam Atkinson scored two goals and Artemi Panarin had a goal and two assists to lead the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 4-3 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday.Zach Werenski also scored and Pierre-Luc Dubois added three assists for the Blue Jackets, who have won three straight.James van Riemsdyk ...

Philadelphia’s 2 top prosecutors trade war of words

U.S. 12/21/18, 16:26

Philadelphia's two top prosecutors are locked in a war of words that echo their polarized view on criminal justice issues. The dispute has become public this week as U.S. Attorney William McSwain accused city District Attorney Larry Krasner of "abdicating his responsibilities" by focusing on defendants over crime victims. The reform-minded Krasner ...

Hart leads Flyers past Predators 2-1

Hockey 12/20/18, 21:54

Carter Hart made 31 saves for his second straight win in his second NHL start, and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Nashville Predators 2-1 on Thursday night.Claude Giroux and Jakub Voracek scored for the Flyers, who won their second straight under interim coach Scott Gordon. Gordon replaced Dave Hakstol, who ...

Rookie Avonte Maddox is big part of Eagles’ defense

Football 12/20/18, 18:07

Avonte Maddox has turned into a do-it-all defensive back in a secondary decimated by injuries.The rookie fourth-round pick began the season as Philadelphia's fifth cornerback, but has become one of the team's most valuable defensive players. Maddox entered the starting lineup at safety in Week 5 after Rodney McLeod sustained ...

Philadelphia Zoo has new bear, and news about baby bear

U.S. 12/20/18, 17:01

The Philadelphia Zoo has a new bear and some baby bear news. A 16-year-old Andean bear named Joaquin made his debut on Thursday. Officials also announced 6-year-old sloth bear Kayla is pregnant with a cub and is due in the next few weeks. Joaquin arrived recently from the Good Zoo in Oglebay, ...

Big NFL Week 16 of inter-conference matchups

Football 12/20/18, 16:23

For inter-conference matchups in the penultimate week of the season, the NFL couldn't have done much better. Pittsburgh at New Orleans, Houston at Philadelphia, Kansas City at Seattle, and Washington at Tennessee all have significant playoff implications.Not a bad way to head into the final two weekends."I think the message ...

Eagles again counting on Nick Foles in high-stakes games

Sports 12/20/18, 14:04

Nick Foles understands his Super Bowl MVP trophy isn't going to help when J.J. Watt and Jadeveon Clowney are chasing after him.No matter the pressure, he usually stays calm and plays with poise.The Philadelphia Eagles are again counting on Foles to win high-stakes games. Foles, who was 3-0 in the ...

Bears, Texans give last-place teams hope for 2019

Sports 12/20/18, 02:21

There's hope in 2019 for the Jaguars, Raiders, Giants and other teams who will finish last in the division this year.The Chicago Bears (10-4) already won the NFC North to complete a worst-to-first turnaround, and the Houston Texans (10-4) are on the verge of securing the AFC South to become ...

Embiid, Simmons help 76ers end slump, beat Knicks 131-109

Basketball 12/19/18, 21:33

Joel Embiid had 24 points and 10 rebounds, Ben Simmons got his second triple-double in his last three games, and the Philadelphia 76ers snapped out of a funk to beat the New York Knicks 131-109 on Wednesday night.Simmons had 13 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists. Jimmy Butler added 20 ...

4 now charged in quadruple slaying in Philadelphia basement

U.S. 12/19/18, 16:37

Four people have now been arrested in the murders of two men, a woman and a teenage girl found shot in a Philadelphia basement last month.Police announced murder, robbery, conspiracy and other charges Wednesday against Robert Long, 30, Nasir Moss-Robertson, 36, and Keith Garner, 34; a fourth defendant, Jahlil Porter, ...

Little League star Mo’ne Davis to play softball at Hampton

Baseball 12/19/18, 13:26

Mo'ne Davis, the first girl to pitch a victory in the Little League World Series, will attend Hampton University and play softball.At 13, Davis delivered her 70-mph fastballs for Philadelphia's Taney Youth Baseball Association during the 2014 LLWS and became a national celebrity. She appeared on the cover of Sports ...

Hart stops 20 shots in NHL debut, Flyers top Red Wings 3-2

Sports 12/19/18, 07:40

Carter Hart had a night he'll never forget, and the rest of the Philadelphia Flyers had a night they really needed.Hart made 20 saves in his NHL debut and Shayne Gostisbehere and James van Riemsdyk each had a goal and an assist as Philadelphia defeated the Detroit Red Wings 3-2 ...

Hart, Gordon win in debuts as Flyers top Red Wings 3-2

Hockey 12/19/18, 01:46

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 ...

Andrew McCutchen eager to play in hitter friendly ballpark

Baseball 12/18/18, 17:36

Andrew McCutchen returned to his home state to join his third team in less than 12 months, intent on regaining his old hitting stroke.The Philadelphia Phillies introduced their newest outfielder at a news conference Tuesday, a week after giving him a $50 million, three-year contract that includes a team option ...

Rudy Gay scores 21 as the Spurs defeat 76ers 123-96

Basketball 12/17/18, 23:08

Rudy Gay had 21 points and LaMarcus Aldridge and DeMar DeRozan each added 20 as San Antonio Spurs defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 123-96 on Monday night. San Antonio bounced back after squandering a 21-point lead in a loss to Chicago on Saturday night. The Spurs held an opponent under 100 points ...

NHL in-season coaching changes in salary-cap era

Sports 12/17/18, 18:14

The 56 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 ...

Philadelphia records most homicides in over a decade

U.S. 12/17/18, 17:23

Philadelphia has seen more homicides this year than in any other in over a decade, as a particularly violent summer morphed into a deadly fall.Police data show that there have been 333 homicides in the city as of Sunday, an 11 percent increase over the same period last year.Even with ...

Led by Nick Foles, resilient Eagles are back in playoff mix

Football 12/17/18, 16:42

Facing a must win with their Super Bowl MVP backup quarterback leading the way, the Philadelphia Eagles responded like champions.Don't write them off just yet."We're still playing for something," coach Doug Pederson said Monday, less than 24 hours after Nick Foles led the Eagles to a 30-23 victory over the ...

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