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 ...

Rams trying to handle adversity after second straight loss

Football 12/17/18, 01:47

The Los Angeles Rams are experiencing something they hadn't in Sean McVay's two seasons as head coach: a losing streak.Philadelphia's 30-23 win at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Sunday night marks the first time under McVay that the Rams have dropped back-to-back games, something that seemed unfathomable after they ...

source: Mets sign C Wilson Ramos to 2-year deal

Sports 12/16/18, 18:22

The New York Mets have agreed to a $19.5 million, two-year contract with free agent catcher Wilson Ramos, according to a person familiar with the negotiations.The deal likely signals an end to the Mets' pursuit of Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto. Instead, New York will turn to a two-time All-Star in ...

Boeser leads Canucks to 5-1 win over slumping Flyers

Hockey 12/16/18, 01:21

Brock Boeser had a goal and an assist to lead the Vancouver Canucks to a 5-1 win over the slumping Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday night.Chris Tanev, Loui Eriksson, Josh Leivo and Markus Granlund also scored for Vancouver, and Troy Stecher had two assists. Jacob Markstrom stopped 31 shots.Vancouver Canucks' Alex ...

Pacers spoil Embiid’s 40-point night, beat Sixers 113-101

Basketball 12/14/18, 22:29

Thaddeus Young had 26 points and 10 rebounds against his former team, and the Indiana Pacers overcame Joel Embiid's 40-point night to beat the Philadelphia 76ers 113-101 on Friday in a matchup of Eastern Conference contenders.Embiid also had 21 rebounds, becoming the first Sixers player with at least 30 points ...

Homeless vet in alleged GoFundMe scam released on bail

U.S. 12/14/18, 17:55

A judge ruled a homeless veteran from Philadelphia who allegedly schemed with a New Jersey couple to scam GoFundMe donors out of more than $400,000 can be released from jail pending trial.Prosecutors and defense attorneys agreed at a court hearing Friday that Johnny Bobbitt will be released and live in ...

Giants’ Beckham to miss 2nd straight game with quad injury

Football 12/14/18, 14:25

The New York Giants will need to keep their faint playoff hopes alive without Odell Beckham Jr. for the second straight week.Coach Pat Shurmur said Friday the NFL's highest-paid receiver will be sidelined again with a quad injury when the Giants (5-8) play the Tennessee Titans (7-6) Sunday at MetLife ...

Wentz has stress fracture in back, questionable to face Rams

Sports 12/14/18, 11:49

Eagles coach Doug Pederson says Carson Wentz has a stress fracture in his back and is questionable to play Sunday night against the Rams in Los Angeles.Pederson says the injury evolved over time and does not require surgery but could take up to three months to heal. Wentz is expected ...

2 more Pennsylvania casinos open up for sports betting

Sports 12/13/18, 15:41

Two more casinos in Pennsylvania have started up with sports betting.Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh and SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia began test periods Thursday. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board says that, if all goes well, the casinos can start regular sports-betting hours on Saturday.A stack of sports betting slips are displayed ...

Carson Wentz sits out practice second day in a row

Football 12/13/18, 14:22

Carson Wentz sat out the open portion of practice on Thursday because of a back injury, increasing the possibility Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles will start for the Eagles at the Rams on Sunday.Two people familiar with the quarterback's injury confirmed reports that Wentz has a fractured vertebrae, but no ...

Dinwiddie scores career-best 39, Nets top 76ers 127-124

Basketball 12/12/18, 21:42

Spencer Dinwiddie scored a career-high 39 points off the bench and Allen Crabbe had 20 to lead the Brooklyn Nets to a 127-124 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night.Joel Embiid had 33 points and 17 rebounds and Ben Simmons scored 22 for Philadelphia, which played without Jimmy Butler ...

McCutchen, Phillies finalize $50M, 3-year deal

Baseball 12/12/18, 20:38

All-Star outfielder Andrew McCutchen and the Philadelphia Phillies have finalized to a $50 million, three-year contract, a deal that includes a team option for 2022.The 32-year-old was an All-Star each season from 2011-15, topping .300 in batting average from 2012-14. He was the NL MVP in 2013.McCutchen spent nine years ...

Carson Wentz sidelined by a back problem

Football 12/12/18, 12:32

Carson Wentz isn't practicing Wednesday because of a back problem.Eagles coach Doug Pederson says Wentz has "soreness" and "tightness" in his back and needs more evaluation. It's uncertain whether he can play when Philadelphia (6-7) visits the Los Angeles Rams (11-2) on Sunday night.Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles would start ...

Penn ends No. 17 Villanova’s city supremacy in 78-75 win

Sports 12/11/18, 21:42

AJ Brodeur scored 16 points as Penn beat No. 17 Villanova 78-75 on Tuesday night, the Quakers' first win over the Wildcats since 2002.Penn fans stormed the court after Villanova's Phil Booth missed the tying 3-point attempt and set off a regular-season celebration not seen in Philly in years. And ...

McCutchen on the move, other deals percolate at meetings

Baseball 12/11/18, 20:57

Andrew McCutchen moving into Philadelphia's outfield, more talk about a megadeal involving Noah Syndergaard and J.T. Realmuto and veteran pitcher Ivan Nova on the go.The winter meetings picked up a bit Tuesday, but any big deals for the likes of Corey Kluber, Manny Machado and Bryce Harper remained on deck.There ...

source: McCutchen, Phillies agree to $50M, 3-year deal

Sports 12/11/18, 16:27

All-Star outfielder Andrew McCutchen and the Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to a $50 million, three-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the agreement, which includes a club option for 2022, is subject to a ...

Update: McCutchen, Phillies reach a $50M, 3-year deal

Sports 12/11/18, 16:23

The Latest on Major League Baseball's winter meetings (all times local):1:22 p.m.All-Star outfielder Andrew McCutchen and the Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to a $50 million, three-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the agreement, which ...

Cosby lawyers detail 11 alleged trial errors as they appeal

U.S. 12/11/18, 15:52

Bill Cosby's lawyers detailed nearly a dozen alleged legal errors Tuesday, including the judge's decision to send the case to trial, as they appeal his sexual assault conviction and three- to 10-year prison term.They've also asked the Pennsylvania Supreme Court this month to release the 81-year-old disgraced comedian from a ...

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