Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons help 76ers rout Wizards

Basketball 11/30/18, 21:28

Joel Embiid had 16 points and 15 rebounds, Ben Simmons added 13 points and 10 assists and both Philadelphia stars sat for the final quarter and a half in the 76ers' 123-98 victory over the Washington Wizards on Friday night.T.J. McConnell scored 15 points to help the 76ers win their ...

Pennsylvania state lawmaker gets probation in bribery case

U.S. 11/30/18, 15:42

A state representative convicted of taking $4,000 in bribes from a confidential informant received probation Friday from a judge who was critical of the undercover investigation that snared her.Democratic Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown, of Philadelphia, was sentenced to 23 months of probation and ordered to repay the money to the ...

End of the line for train station’s flipping departure board

U.S. 11/30/18, 12:48

The clickety-clacking departures board at Philadelphia's main train station will soon be moving on down the line.Amtrak announced Friday that the flipping board at 30th Street Station will be replaced with a digital display in January.Officials say the Solari board has grown obsolete, making it difficult to find replacement parts.It's ...

Former GM Ron Hextall ‘stunned’ losing Flyers fired him

Sports 11/30/18, 12:24

Former Philadelphia general manager Ron Hextall said he was stunned the Flyers fired him this week, despite their losing record.Hextall, a former Flyers goalie, was fired Monday after 4 ½ seasons on the job."I didn't see this coming in any way," Hextall said Friday. "I was shocked. I was stunned, ...

No pain, no gain in the playoff chase

Football 11/29/18, 23:32

Nigel Bradham played nearly an entire game with a broken thumb that required surgery afterward.Why?The Philadelphia Eagles are fighting for a playoff spot and needed their best linebacker."It was definitely painful but it was something I had to get through," Bradham said after having six screws inserted into his right ...

Inconsistent offense has plagued Eagles all season

Football 11/29/18, 19:04

Carson Wentz led an offense that steamrolled opponents last season with perhaps less talent surrounding him than he has now.He's certain the Philadelphia Eagles will regain their production.The defending Super Bowl champions are averaging slightly more than a touchdown less than they scored in 2017, down to 20.9 points per ...

Police: 4 shot in basement were victims of found-drug scheme

U.S. 11/29/18, 17:20

Four people found shot to death in a basement last week were victims of a scheme-gone-awry to sell a small stash of drugs found during home renovations, police said Thursday. Three men are in custody.Jahlil Porter, 32, has been charged with four counts of murder, robbery and other offenses, officials ...

Update: 1 charged, 2 more arrested in quadruple killing

U.S. 11/29/18, 17:18

The Latest on arrests in a quadruple homicide in Philadelphia (all times local):5:15 p.m.Police say a third suspect is in custody in a quadruple homicide in Philadelphia that happened after a scheme to sell drugs found during a home renovation turned into a robbery and shooting.Police said Thursday afternoon that ...

Hurricanes put Darling on waivers, Coyotes claim Pickard

Hockey 11/29/18, 12:25

The Carolina Hurricanes have placed Scott Darling on waivers, while the Arizona Coyotes claimed fellow goaltender Calvin Pickard off waivers from the Philadelphia Flyers.Darling went on waivers Thursday with two years left on his contract beyond this season at a salary-cap hit of $4.15 million. Darling became Carolina's third goaltender ...

Funeral set for township worker shot at municipal building

U.S. 11/29/18, 10:40

Funeral services are set for a Pennsylvania township worker who was shot and killed this week by a man having issues getting permits.Michael Tripus was shot Tuesday at the Paradise Township municipal in the Pocono Mountains, about 100 miles (160 kilometers) north of Philadelphia.Police have charged 72-year-old David Green with ...

Embiid’s double-double powers 76ers past Knicks 117-91

Basketball 11/28/18, 21:25

Joel Embiid put on a show with his father in the stands for the first time this season, collecting 26 points and 14 rebounds while leading the Philadelphia 76ers to a 117-91 win over the New York Knicks on Wednesday night.Embiid's spin move into a one-handed jam earned a smile ...

Flyers continue purge, fire assistant GM, assistant coach

Hockey 11/28/18, 12:34

The Philadelphia Flyers have continued their organizational purge, firing their assistant general manager and an assistant coach.The Flyers fired Chris Pryor and Gord Murphy on Wednesday, a day after the Flyers blew a two-goal lead in the third period and lost 4-3 to Ottawa. The dismissals come two days after ...

Senators stun Flyers with 3 goals in 3rd for 4-3 victory

Hockey 11/27/18, 23:04

The Philadelphia Flyers trudged off the ice to the familiar refrain of boos from the few thousand fans that stuck around to witness a collapse that capped one of the more arduous 48 hours in franchise history.Ron Hextall: Fired as general manager after 4½ middling seasons.Dave Hakstol: On a white-hot ...

Flyers eye new approach in GM, unlike ‘unyielding’ Hextall

Sports 11/27/18, 16:25

The Philadelphia Flyers fired general manager Ron Hextall because — to swipe a page from their glory days — he was Broad Street Bullheaded.Hextall preached patience.The Flyers want to win now.That clash of ideology turned toxic in Philadelphia's front office, and it cost Hextall his job in his fifth season ...

Rookie Josh Adams becomes answer for Eagles at running back

Sports 11/26/18, 16:57

An undrafted rookie who began the season on the practice squad kept the Philadelphia Eagles in the playoff race.Josh Adams helped the Eagles overcome deficits of 12-0 and 19-3 in a 25-22 victory over the New York Giants that moved the defending Super Bowl champions within one game of the ...

Struggling Flyers fire general manager Ron Hextall

Sports 11/26/18, 12:52

The Philadelphia Flyers fired general manager Ron Hextall on Monday, with the team struggling and coming off a 6-0 loss to Toronto.Hextall was dismissed after 4 ½ seasons on the job. The Flyers have a 10-11-2 record under coach Dave Hakstol and already have used five goalies this season.Flyers President ...

Butler hits another winning 3 as Sixers rally past Nets

Basketball 11/25/18, 22:19

Jimmy Butler made a 3-pointer with 2.3 seconds remaining to give the Philadelphia 76ers a 127-125 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday.Butler's shot from the right wing, similar to the one that beat Charlotte in overtime on Nov. 17, capped Philadelphia's rally from 20 points down in a game ...

Butler’s 3-pointer caps 76ers’ rally to beat Nets

Basketball 11/25/18, 20:47

Jimmy Butler made a 3-pointer with 0.4 seconds remaining to give the Philadelphia 76ers a 127-125 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday.Philadelphia 76ers' Ben Simmons (25) shoots over Brooklyn Nets' Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (24) in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018, in New York. ...

Elliott’s 43-yard FG leads Eagles past Giants 25-22

Football 11/25/18, 19:51

The injury-depleted defense held on long enough for Carson Wentz and Philadelphia's new-found rushing attack to rally.Jake Elliott kicked a 43-yard field goal with 22 seconds remaining, and the Eagles beat the New York Giants 25-22 on Sunday after trailing 12-0 early and 19-14 in the fourth quarter.Wentz made key ...

Barkley, Beckham fade in 2nd half of Giants’ loss in Philly

Football 11/25/18, 18:25

New York rookie Saquon Barkley made his latest 50-yard sprint against the Eagles look easy, bursting through the middle untouched and into the end zone.Barkley dominated the first half and the Giants seemed poised to extend their improbable turnaround against a depleted secondary and feeble offense in Philadelphia.But as Barkley's ...

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