Gonzalez effective again, pitches Brewers past Phillies 5-2

Baseball 05/15/19, 21:50

Gio Gonzalez continued to make the most of his second stint in Milwaukee, allowing one run while pitching into the sixth inning as the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-2 on Wednesday night.Gonzalez (2-0) was hardly dazzling in his fourth start this season, but the veteran lefty did enough ...

Diehard Fan: Actor Bruce Willis throws 1st pitch in Philly

Baseball 05/15/19, 18:13

Bruce Willis was moonlighting for the Philadelphia Phillies.Willis, star of "The Sixth Sense" and "The Fifth Element" threw the first pitch in his No. 19 Phillies jersey before Philadelphia played the Milwaukee Brewers. Willis wasn't within striking distance of the plate — he one-hopped the pitch to Phillies ace Aaron ...

Muslim groups apologize for video: Mistake ‘ours to own’

U.S. 05/15/19, 16:06

Muslim leaders in Philadelphia are apologizing for an event last month at which children were captured on video speaking in Arabic about beheadings and the liberation of Jerusalem's most sensitive holy site.The Muslim American Society's Philadelphia chapter and the Leaders Academy, a gathering space for cyberschooled children, issued a joint ...

Woodruff tosses 1-hit ball over 6, Brewers beat Phillies 6-1

Baseball 05/14/19, 22:21

Brandon Woodruff kept pitching out of jams until a big lead allowed him to settle in.Woodruff threw one-hit ball for six innings, Yasmani Grandal and Ryan Braun homered and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-1 on Tuesday night.The Phillies survived a scare when Bryce Harper made a sliding ...

Brown’s hot seat actually quite cool as 76ers stand pat

Sports 05/14/19, 11:12

Josh Harris is a billionaire and he if wants to shuttle between New York and the Philadelphia 76ers headquarters in New Jersey on a helicopter, the team owner can do it with ease. If Harris wants to pay $45 million for his luxury home, he can spend pocket change on ...

Philly soda tax study sees sales dip, health impact unclear

U.S. 05/14/19, 10:16

A new study bolsters evidence that soda taxes can reduce sales, but whether they influence health remains unclear.The research found that Philadelphia's 2017 tax led to a 38 percent decline in sugary soda and diet drink sales that year, even when taking into account an increase in sales in neighboring ...

Realmuto, Hernandez lead Phils over Brewers 7-4

Baseball 05/13/19, 23:02

J.T. Realmuto doubled in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning, Cesar Hernandez hit a two-run homer and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Milwaukee Brewers 7-4 Monday night.Lorenzo Cain had a career-high five hits and Mike Moustakas homered for Milwaukee.Bryce Harper struck out three times and was hitless in four ...

Phillies’ David Robertson told not to throw for 3 weeks

Sports 05/13/19, 16:32

Phillies reliever David Robertson was told by Dr. James Andrews not to throw for three weeks to allow the flexor strain in his right elbow time to heal.Robertson hasn't pitched since April 14. Philadelphia does not have a timetable for his return, but he is expected to miss at least ...

76ers leave Brown in limbo following crushing Game 7 loss

Basketball 05/13/19, 11:38

Brett Brown survived a 10-win season to steer the Philadelphia 76ers toward the top of the Eastern Conference. Brown's chances of returning for a seventh season as coach are on the rocks following back-to-back 50-win campaigns.So it goes in Philly, where patience with the Process has worn thin. The Sixers ...

Pennsylvania primary features a couple high-profile matchups

U.S. 05/12/19, 09:14

Pennsylvania's primary election will decide nominees or officeholders for several high-profile offices, including mayor of the nation's sixth largest city and one of the state's 18 members of the U.S. House. Pennsylvania's primary election is May 21. It features primary elections for Philadelphia mayor and two statewide appellate court seats. It also ...

Pennsylvania college to no longer allow frats, sororities

U.S. 05/10/19, 13:56

Fraternities and sororities will no longer be allowed at Swarthmore College.School President Valerie Smith made the announcement Friday.It comes after the only two fraternities at the private liberal arts college in suburban Philadelphia decided to disband amid outrage over internal documents from one of the organizations. They contained derogatory comments ...

Lawmaker’s actions outside clinic spur anti-abortion rally

U.S. 05/10/19, 10:57

Hundreds of anti-abortion protesters are rallying outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in Philadelphia in response to a state legislator's recent treatment of demonstrators at the site.A group called Live Action organized "Pro-Life Rally Against Bullying" on Friday to draw attention to Democratic state Rep. Brian Sims' actions.Sims has come under ...

Man convicted in model’s death says ‘justice was served’

U.S. 05/10/19, 07:59

A man accused of strangling a model in one of Philadelphia's affluent suburbs has been convicted of murder.Jonathan Harris told reporters that he believed "justice was served" as he was led out of the courtroom late Thursday. The verdict carries a mandatory life sentence.The 31-year-old Johnstown man was also found ...

Butler does it, leads 76ers past Raptors to force Game 7

Sports 05/09/19, 21:53

Jimmy Butler lived up to his Jimmy Buckets nickname to help Philadelphia force a seventh game against Toronto in the Eastern Conference semifinals, hitting them in bunches and scoring 25 points in the 76ers' 112-101 victory over the Raptors on Thursday night.Game 7 is Sunday night in Toronto.Kwahi Leonard, who ...

Salt Lake Tribune announces plans to convert into nonprofit

U.S. 05/08/19, 17:20

The Salt Lake Tribune announced plans Wednesday to become a nonprofit as it moves toward a nontraditional model that it hopes will ensure long-term stability after years of financial struggles fueled by declines in advertising and circulation revenues.The plan for the Utah newspaper that won a Pulitzer Prize in 2017 ...

Civil War exhibit opens at National Constitution Center

U.S. 05/08/19, 10:19

The National Constitution Center in Philadelphia is unveiling the nation's first permanent exhibit exploring the constitutional debates of the Civil War."Civil War and Reconstruction: The Battle for Freedom and Equality" opens to the public on Thursday.The museum says visitors will "learn how the equality promised in the Declaration of Independence ...

Philadelphia Phillies Chairman David Montgomery dies at 72

Baseball 05/08/19, 08:02

The Philadelphia Phillies say the team's chairman has passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer.David Montgomery was 72. The MLB team announced his death Wednesday.Montgomery's Phillies career began in 1971, working in the ticket office during the day and helping operate the scoreboard at night. He soon became the ...

Lawmaker vows to ‘do better’ after abortion clinic video

U.S. 05/07/19, 16:26

A Pennsylvania state lawmaker who's drawn criticism for a recording of himself berating an anti-abortion demonstrator outside a Planned Parenthood clinic is promising to "do better."Democratic state Rep. Brian Sims on Tuesday posted a two-minute video on Twitter, saying that "two wrongs don't make a right."Sims says he was "aggressive" ...

NFL concussion fund pays out $485M, but legal fights resume

Football 05/07/19, 13:58

The NFL concussion fund has paid out nearly $500 million in its first two years, but some players' lawyers say there aren't enough doctors in the approved network to evaluate dementia claims.They went to court Tuesday to oppose a rule to require retired players to be tested by doctors within ...

San Francisco to join list of those banning cashless stores

Business 05/07/19, 00:28

San Francisco is about to require brick-and-mortar retailers to take cash as payment, joining Philadelphia and New Jersey in banning a growing paperless practice that critics say discriminates against low-income people who may not have access to credit cards.The Board of Supervisors will take up the issue at a meeting ...

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