Embiid powers Sixers past slumping Pistons, 116-102

Basketball 12/10/18, 21:42

Joel Embiid scored 24 points in his return to the lineup after a one-game absence, Ben Simmons and Furkan Korkmaz added 18 points apiece, and the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Detroit Pistons for the second time in four days, winning 116-102 on Monday night.Jimmy Butler, who had 38 points to ...

Eagles search for answers in season gone wrong

Football 12/10/18, 17:31

Explaining what went wrong a day after another frustrating loss left the Philadelphia Eagles on the brink of elimination was a difficult exercise for coach Doug Pederson.Why didn't he go for a 2-point conversion and the win?Why try a quarterback option on third-and-1?Why does the offense still struggle early in ...

Defending Super Bowl champ Eagles lose control with OT loss

Football 12/09/18, 22:10

The defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles have lost control.Needing a win at NFC East rival Dallas to have the chance to determine their own fate in the division race, the Eagles instead lost 29-23 in overtime Sunday — even after tying the game three times in the fourth quarter.Carson ...

Paschall, No. 21 Villanova beat Saint Joseph’s 70-58

Basketball 12/08/18, 17:47

Villanova soared to the top of the college basketball world by capturing national championships in two of the last three seasons.The Wildcats have been kings of their own city for much longer.Eric Paschall had 14 points and nine rebounds, and No. 21 Villanova beat Saint Joseph's 70-58 on Saturday for ...

Giroux leads Flyers in 6-2 victory over Sabres

Hockey 12/08/18, 15:54

Claude Giroux had a goal and three assists to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 6-2 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday.James van Riemsdyk added a goal and an assist as the Flyers opened a five-game road trip with their third win in 10 games.Ivan Provorov, Wayne Simmonds, Dale ...

Trump set for his first Army-Navy football game as president

Sports 12/08/18, 14:38

President Donald Trump mixed politics and sports Saturday, announcing the departure of his chief of staff before settling in for Army-Navy football game. The commander in chief flew to Philadelphia for the 119th meeting in the storied rivalry between the service academies, and was to officiate the coin toss at Lincoln ...

Grugier-Hill apologizes for saying Cowboys “always choke”

Football 12/07/18, 16:15

Eagles linebacker Kamu Grugier-Hill says he apologized to coach Doug Pederson for trash talking the Dallas Cowboys earlier this week.Grugier-Hill told a Philadelphia television reporter on Wednesday: "Look at Dallas' history. They always choke. So we'll go down there and make them choke."The defending Super Bowl champion Eagles (6-6) ...

Army-Navy rivalry features Trump tossing coin at 119th game

Sports 12/07/18, 15:14

A general's pep talk about actual life-and-death battles emerged as a driving force this season for the Army football team. In the Army, the general said, you win or you die. Far more consequential than bragging rights on the football field, but useful for a team that no longer ends its season ...

Hamilton tax records, other 300-year-old docs gets new home

U.S. 12/07/18, 11:05

Alexander Hamilton's tax records, the blueprints for the largest municipal building in the United States and police logs of horse thieves all have a new home now that the Philadelphia City Archives has opened its state-of-the art facility.The new 65,000-square-foot building houses documents going back over 300 years, and it ...

Political football: Trump to handle coin toss at Army-Navy

Sports 12/07/18, 10:30

President Donald Trump will officiate the coin toss before the Army-Navy game on Saturday. West Point made the announcement on Friday leading to the game at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, where the No. 22 Black Knights (9-2) play the Midshipmen (3-9). This will be Trump's first Army-Navy game as president. He ...

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

Hockey 12/06/18, 22:03

Seth Jones scored his second goal of the game 10 seconds into overtime to lift the Columbus Blue Jackets over the Philadelphia Flyers 4-3 on Thursday night.Cam Atkinson fed a wide-open Jones in the slot moments into overtime, and Jones beat goalie Anthony Stolarz over his left shoulder to help ...

Back to winning, Eagles in control of playoff hopes

Football 12/04/18, 15:35

It took the Philadelphia Eagles 13 weeks to win consecutive games and they have to keep doing it to reach the playoffs.At least the defending Super Bowl champions control their fate.If they win out, they'll secure the NFC East. But Philadelphia has the league's toughest schedule in the final quarter ...

Wentz tosses for 2 TDs, leads Eagles over Redskins 28-13

Sports 12/03/18, 23:21

Carson Wentz ran around and extended plays the way he did before his knee injury.Wentz tossed two touchdown passes, Darren Sproles ran for a score and the Philadelphia Eagles stayed in the hunt for the NFC East title with a 28-13 victory over the depleted Washington Redskins on Monday night.The ...

Redskins QB McCoy injured; Sanchez in against Eagles

Football 12/03/18, 21:14

Washington Redskins quarterback Colt McCoy suffered an injury to his right leg and was replaced by Mark Sanchez in the second quarter of Monday night's game against Philadelphia.McCoy's return was questionable. He limped off the field after completing all four passes for 50 yards and the Redskins trailing 7-3. McCoy ...

Flyers hire Fletcher as new general manager

Hockey 12/03/18, 20:02

The Philadelphia Flyers turned to an outsider to try and win their first Stanley Cup in nearly 45 years.The Flyers hired Chuck Fletcher as their general manager on Monday in hopes that he can resuscitate a playoff team from a year ago that has become one of the worst teams ...

Butler, Simmons spark 76ers past Grizzlies 103-95

Basketball 12/02/18, 20:42

Jimmy Butler continued his run as Philadelphia's stretch-run shooter, scoring 13 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter to lead the 76ers to a 103-95 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday night.Butler hit winning shots against Charlotte and Brooklyn in eight days to quickly earn a reputation as ...

Weise helps Flyers defeat slumping Penguins 4-2

Hockey 12/01/18, 21:49

Dale Weise scored in the first minute of the third period and the Philadelphia Flyers held on for a 4-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night.Claude Giroux, Travis Konecny and Jakub Voracek also scored for the Flyers, who won for the second time in eight games. Anthony Stolarz ...

Wall scores 30 points, Wizards handed Nets 6th straight loss

Basketball 12/01/18, 21:39

John Wall scored 30 points, Bradley Beal added 22 and the Washington Wizards handed Brooklyn its sixth straight loss, beating the Nets 102-88 on Saturday night.Markieff Morris rebounded from a 1-for-10 shooting night Friday in a loss at Philadelphia to score 20 points on 9-for-12 shooting. He had 15 points ...

Paschall, Booth help No. 23 Villanova avoid La Salle upset

Basketball 12/01/18, 17:20

Eric Paschall scored 27 points, Phil Booth had 19 and No. 23 Villanova held off one more upset in an 85-78 win over La Salle on Saturday.Villanova (6-2) remained the class of the city and won its 23rd straight Big 5 game, round-robin play among five Philadelphia Division I basketball ...

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