Hall of Fame receiver Tommy McDonald dies at 84

Football 09/24/18, 10:22

Hall of Fame receiver Tommy McDonald has died at 84.His death was announced Monday by the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Details were not disclosed.McDonald was the small, speedy and sure-handed receiver who teamed with quarterback Norm Van Brocklin to help the Philadelphia Eagles win the 1960 NFL championship.McDonald was ...

Update: Cosby arrives for start of sentencing hearing

Basketball 09/24/18, 08:35

The Latest on Bill Cosby's sentencing hearing (all times local):8:25 a.m.Bill Cosby has arrived at a suburban Philadelphia courthouse for the start of a sentencing hearing that will determine the punishment for the 81-year-old comedian convicted of sexual assault.FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2013 file photo, comedian Bill Cosby ...

Carson Wentz leads Eagles to 20-16 comeback win over Colts

Sports 09/24/18, 02:29

Carson Wentz eluded defenders, scrambled, threw his body around and played the same way he has throughout his career.He's all the way back.Playing his first game since he tore two ligaments in his left knee last Dec. 10, Wentz had no fear and no hesitation, even on a wet, soggy ...

Judge to decide if Cosby goes to prison for ’04 sex assault

U.S. 09/24/18, 01:16

Bill Cosby faced the start of a sentencing hearing Monday at which a judge will decide how to punish the 81-year-old comedian who blazed the trail for other black entertainers and donated millions to black causes but preyed on at least one young woman and perhaps many more.Cosby was the ...

Carson Wentz leads Eagles to 20-16 comeback win over Colts

Sports 09/23/18, 16:33

Carson Wentz threw a touchdown pass on his first drive in nine months, Wendell Smallwood ran in from the 4 for the go-ahead score and the Philadelphia Eagles held on for a 20-16 victory over the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday.Adam Vinatieri tied Morten Andersen's career record of 565 field goals ...

Cosby accusers say they hope he is sentenced to jail time

Entertainment 09/23/18, 15:20

Two of the women who have accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault decades ago said Sunday they hope he will be sentenced to prison time this week.Lise-Lotte Lublin and Chelan Lasha, who appeared with attorney Gloria Allred, also said they hoped they would be allowed to read victim impact statements ...

Cosby sentencing reveals generational divide over his legacy

U.S. 09/23/18, 13:55

Keon McGuire has no real attachment to Bill Cosby or his landmark show.As a black man, he's aware of the sitcom's place in pop culture, but he was barely in elementary school when "The Cosby Show" went off the air. Years later, he mostly tuned Cosby out after a widely ...

Cosby to fight ‘sexually violent predator’ tag at sentencing

U.S. 09/22/18, 14:24

Bill Cosby's sentencing hearing Monday is set to start with testimony about his sex offender evaluation — and a fierce debate over whether he should be deemed a "sexually violent predator."The stakes are high given the community alerts and public shaming the designation would trigger.A state sex offender board has ...

Alzheimer’s opera ‘Sky on Swings’ opens in Philadelphia

Entertainment 09/21/18, 15:55

Sky on Swings," a 78-minute chamber work about two women declining from Alzheimer's disease, was given its world premiere by Opera Philadelphia for the first night of its season-opening O18 festival.Frederica von Stade, a celebrated 73-year-old mezzo-soprano, teamed with 59-year-old mezzo Marietta Simpson in the work by composer Lembit Beecher ...

From G League to GM, 76ers turn franchise over to Brand

Sports 09/20/18, 13:32

Only two years out of the NBA, Elton Brand is set to return to the league as a 39-year-old general manager of the Philadelphia 76ers.For a franchise that underwent the painful "Process" for a few seasons and had its last GM caught up in a Twitter scandal, a youth movement ...

Sentencing options for Cosby include prison, jail, probation

U.S. 09/20/18, 10:45

Bill Cosby could be sent to prison next week for drugging and molesting a woman at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004 in what became the first celebrity trial of the #MeToo era.Cosby is due in court Monday for a two-day sentencing hearing that follows his conviction in the spring ...

LEADING OFF: Yanks defend turf, Phillies-Braves, Scherzer up

Football 09/20/18, 01:34

A look at what's happening around the majors Thursday:BUBBLY ON ICENew York Yankees' Luke Voit applauds after hitting a two-run home run off Boston Red Sox starting pitcher David Price during the sixth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)For the third ...

DeVos to students: Don’t hide behind a Twitter handle

U.S. 09/17/18, 15:32

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Monday encouraged students to engage others with respect and not to "be nasty" while hiding behind Twitter handles, leading one student to wonder why her boss, President Donald Trump, doesn't appear to abide by those rules.

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