Philadelphia commission probing ‘disturbing’ video

U.S. 05/06/19, 18:43

A Philadelphia city commission said Monday it's investigating an event last month at which Muslim children were captured on video speaking in Arabic about beheadings and the liberation of Jerusalem's most sensitive holy site.The Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations launched a probe into the April 17 gathering at the Muslim ...

Pennsylvania police honor 4 who died on duty in 2018

U.S. 05/06/19, 15:29

Police from around Pennsylvania are honoring four members of law enforcement who were killed or died last year from injuries sustained while on duty.Monday's ceremony in the Forum auditorium adjacent to the state Capitol was attended by Gov. Tom Wolf, Attorney General Josh Shapiro and other top state officials.The Fraternal ...

Raptors, Nuggets win to even NBA playoff series at 2-2

Basketball 05/05/19, 21:16

Kawhi Leonard scored 39 points, including a clutch 3-pointer with 1:01 left, to help the Toronto Raptors beat the Philadelphia 76ers 101-96 on Sunday and even the Eastern Conference semifinal series at 2-2.Marc Gasol scored 16, Kyle Lowry had 14 and the Raptors rebounded after consecutive losses to reclaim home-court ...

Eflin strong again, Hoskins drives in 2 as Phils beat Nats

Baseball 05/05/19, 16:25

Zach Eflin pitched seven strong innings and Rhys Hoskins drove in a pair of runs to lead the Philadelphia Phillies to a 7-1 victory over the Washington Nationals on Sunday.Cesar Hernandez added two doubles for the NL East-leading Phillies, who have won six of nine.Kurt Suzuki homered for the third ...

Suzuki, Robles homer in 8th to lead Nationals past Phillies

Baseball 05/04/19, 22:27

Kurt Suzuki and Victor Robles hit consecutive home runs in the eighth inning to rally the Washington Nationals to a 10-8 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday night.It was just the third win in the last 10 for the Nationals, whose injuries continued to pile up.Already without Ryan Zimmerman ...

Nationals place Juan Soto on 10-day IL with back spasms

Sports 05/04/19, 18:53

The Washington Nationals have placed left fielder Juan Soto on the 10-day injured list due to back spasms.The 20-year-old Soto missed three straight games entering Saturday's contest against the Philadelphia Phillies. The team made the move, retroactive to May 1, when Soto didn't improve enough to play Saturday. He is ...

Rhys Hoskins’ 3-run homer lifts Phillies over Nationals 4-2

Baseball 05/03/19, 20:56

Rhys Hoskins hit a three-run homer, Jerad Eickhoff threw five crisp innings and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Washington Nationals 4-2 on Friday night.After Kurt Suzuki went deep off Seranthony Dominguez (3-0) to give the Nationals a 2-1 lead in the sixth, the Phillies rallied.Jean Segura's infield single with one ...

Suns tap 76ers assistant Monty Williams as new coach

Basketball 05/03/19, 11:51

Philadelphia 76ers assistant Monty Williams will be the new coach of the Phoenix Suns, replacing Igor Kokoskov, who was fired last week after one disappointing season.The Suns announced Friday that they had come to terms with Williams, who will join Phoenix after the 76ers complete their run in the NBA ...

Joel Embiid, 76ers rout Raptors to take 2-1 series lead

Sports 05/02/19, 22:08

Joel Embiid refused to get tripped up back home in the postseason, scoring 33 points and playing to the "MVP!" chants to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 116-95 victory over Toronto Raptors on Thursday night.Philadelphia took a 2-1 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinal series.Embiid also had 10 rebounds, ...

Franco, Hoskins lead Phillies over Tigers 7-3

Baseball 05/01/19, 21:31

Maikel Franco hit a bases-clearing double in the seventh, Rhys Hoskins homered and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Detroit Tigers 7-3 on Wednesday night.Aaron Nola pitched 5 2/3 innings of one-run ball, helping the Phillies earn a split of their two-game interleague series. The ace right-hander allowed seven hits and ...

76ers, Butler look to maintain home-court against Raptors

Sports 05/01/19, 15:51

Jimmy Butler has been the adult in the gym for the 76ers.Figuratively speaking of course.That is Philadelphia coach Brett Brown's way of saying that Butler has delivered when the Sixers really needed him. The four-time All-Star was clutch in the 76ers taking home-court advantage from Toronto with 30 points, 11 ...

Philly’s ex-poet laureate faces backlash over skinhead past

Entertainment 05/01/19, 10:37

Philadelphia's second poet laureate, who focused on taking poetry to neighborhoods and the city's young people, has been outed as a former white nationalist.In the late 1980s, Frank Sherlock was a 19-year-old skinhead and vocalist for a white nationalist punk band called New Glory.He says that period is shameful for ...

Cabrera, Goodrum help lift Tigers past Phillies 3-1

Baseball 04/30/19, 21:37

Miguel Cabrera had an RBI single and Niko Goodrum added a two-run homer to lift the Detroit Tigers to a 3-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday night.Spencer Turnbull pitched six strong innings as the Tigers snapped a four-game losing streak while rebounding from Sunday's 4-1 loss at the ...

Eflin goes distance, Phillies beat Marlins 5-1

Baseball 04/28/19, 15:02

Zach Eflin threw a seven-hitter, the first complete game for a Phillies pitcher since September 2017, and Philadelphia beat the Miami Marlins 5-1 on Sunday.The right-hander surrendered seven hits and allowed one run while striking out three. He walked none and was rarely in trouble. Eflin (3-3) induced a pair ...

Muslim cabbies’ ingenuity build airport parking lot mosque

World 04/28/19, 14:35

The words of the adhan, the Islamic call to prayer, are identical wherever it is sung, in every country where Muslims worship."Hayya 'alas salah" is sung around the globe five times a day, including outside a construction trailer parked in a remote lot at Philadelphia International Airport by a city ...

Hoskins, Williams, McCutchen lead Phillies over Marlins 12-9

Baseball 04/27/19, 20:50

Rhys Hoskins, Nick Williams and Andrew McCutchen homered, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Miami Marlins 12-9 Saturday night after nearly wasting a nine-run lead.Philadelphia's Jean Segura left after Trevor Richards' 90-mph fastball hit his helmet in the second inning. Segura went straight down but got up and walked off ...

Eagles draft all about offense

Football 04/27/19, 19:36

Scoring more points matters most to the Philadelphia Eagles.The Eagles took offensive players with four of their five picks in the NFL draft, passing up needs on defense to select the best players available to help them improve an offense that ranked 18th in scoring last year.They got their only ...

Eickhoff, Harper lead Phillies past Marlins

Baseball 04/26/19, 22:48

Jerad Eickhoff pitched seven crisp innings, Bryce Harper hit a two-run homer and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Miami Marlins 4-0 on Friday night.J.T. Realmuto and Maikel Franco also went deep for the Phillies, who won for just the third time in their last nine games.Jorge Alfaro had two of ...

Eagles get Miles Sanders and JJ Arcega-Whiteside

Football 04/26/19, 20:10

The Philadelphia Eagles added a pair of offensive weapons in the second round of the NFL draft, selecting Penn State running back Miles Sanders with the No. 53 overall pick and Stanford wide receiver JJ Arcega-Whiteside at No. 57 on Friday night.Sanders had 1,274 yards rushing, an average of 5.8 ...

Eagles move up to get future left tackle Andre Dillard

Football 04/25/19, 22:17

The Philadelphia Eagles got their future left tackle to protect Carson Wentz's blindside.The Eagles traded up three spots to select Washington State left tackle Andre Dillard with the 22nd pick in the first round of the NFL draft Thursday night. Philadelphia sent Baltimore the 25th pick, a fourth-rounder (No. 127) ...

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