Embiid listed as doubtful for 76ers’ Game 4 vs Nets

Sports 04/19/19, 16:55

The Philadelphia 76ers are listing Joel Embiid as doubtful for Game 4 of their first-round series against the Brooklyn Nets.Embiid has been bothered by a sore left knee, but was able to play in the first two games of the series. He warmed up before Game 3 on Thursday night ...

Flyers cover statue of singer Smith amid racism allegations

Sports 04/19/19, 11:57

The Philadelphia Flyers are covering a statue of singer Kate Smith outside their arena, following the New York Yankees in cutting ties and looking into allegations of racism against the 1930s star with a popular recording of "God Bless America."Flyers officials said Friday they also plan to remove Smith's "God ...

As suburbs roar, Pennsylvania Democrats pick top 2020 target

U.S. 04/19/19, 10:36

To understand Pennsylvania's fast-changing political geography, look no further than Tom Killion. After Democrats recently flipped six state Senate seats in the suburbs of Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, Killion is one of the chamber's last Republicans standing in those areas — and target No. 1 for Democrats in 2020. That's when Pennsylvania will ...

McMahon homers twice, Rockies beat Phillies 6-2

Baseball 04/18/19, 22:58

Ryan McMahon homered twice and had five RBIs in his return to the lineup and Kyle Freeland pitched six scoreless innings as the Colorado Rockies beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-2 Thursday night.McMahon had the first multi-homer game of his career and helped the Rockies snap a five-game home losing streak. ...

Simmons scores 31 points, 76ers beat Nets without Embiid

Sports 04/18/19, 22:01

Ben Simmons scored a career playoff-high 31 points, Tobias Harris added 29 points and 16 rebounds and the Philadelphia 76ers shook off the absence of Joel Embiid to beat the Brooklyn Nets 131-115 on Thursday night for a 2-1 lead in the first-round series.Without their All-Star man in the middle, ...

‘Real Housewives’ husband Giudice loses immigration appeal

Entertainment 04/18/19, 18:00

Real Housewives of New Jersey" husband Joe Giudice (JOO'-dys) has lost his appeal to avoid deportation to Italy. His attorneys said Thursday they are "extremely disappointed" by the Board of Immigration's decision and have appealed to the federal circuit court in Philadelphia. Giudice and his wife, Teresa, pleaded guilty in 2014 to ...

Flyers turn to winner Vigneault to snap championship drought

Hockey 04/18/19, 15:52

The Tampa Bay Lightning team that just flamed out in the first round of the playoffs is dotted with former New York Rangers who played in the 2014 Stanley Cup Final:Ryan Callahan, Ryan McDonagh, Dan Girardi, Anton Stralman, J.T. Miller all helped the Rangers to get within three wins of ...

Eagles have luxury of drafting talent over need

Football 04/18/19, 12:41

Adding proven veterans in trades and free agency has allowed the Philadelphia Eagles to stick to their philosophy of selecting talent over need in the NFL draft."We want to retool. We don't want to rebuild when we have this amount of talent on our team," said Howie Roseman, the team's ...

Arrieta pitches into 9th, Phillies hold off Mets 3-2

Sports 04/17/19, 15:08

Jake Arrieta pitched neatly into the ninth inning, Scott Kingery and Cesar Hernandez hit solo homers and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the New York Mets 3-2 Wednesday. Hector Neris blew a 95 mph fastball past Keon Broxton with a 3-2 count and the bases loaded for the final out and his ...

Historic US church tests sprinklers in wake of Notre Dame

U.S. 04/17/19, 14:51

A historic U.S. church has tested the sprinklers in its steeple in the wake of the fire that destroyed much of the roof and spire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.Sheets of water poured from the 196-foot (60-meter) steeple at Philadelphia's Christ Church during Wednesday's test as dozens of people ...

Kingery, Realmuto pace Phillies in 14-3 win over Mets

Baseball 04/16/19, 21:27

Scott Kingery and J.T. Realmuto each had three hits and five RBIs, helping the Philadelphia Phillies cruise to a 14-3 victory over the New York Mets on Tuesday night.Kingery and Maikel Franco hit three-run homers and Realmuto had a pair of two-run doubles in a 10-run first inning. Realmuto also ...

2026 MLB All-Star Game will be in Philadelphia

Baseball 04/16/19, 15:21

Baseball's 2026 All-Star Game will be played in Philadelphia to mark the 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence.Commissioner Rob Manfred made the announcement Tuesday at Independence Hall with a cast of All-Stars past and present on stage behind him. Phillies Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt and six-time All-Star Bryce ...

Upset Bill Cosby says insurer settles another accuser’s suit

Entertainment 04/16/19, 10:29

Imprisoned actor Bill Cosby says his insurance company is settling another lawsuit filed by a female accuser without his permission.Cosby in a statement accuses American International Group Inc. of "egregious behavior." He says he could have proven he was in New York during the alleged 2008 encounter with 18-year-old Chloe ...

Yelich’s 3 homers lift Brewers past Cardinals, 10-7

Baseball 04/15/19, 23:15

Christian Yelich hit three homers, including a pair of three-run shots, and drove in a career-high seven runs to power the Milwaukee Brewers past the St. Louis Cardinals 10-7 on Monday night.Yelich, the reigning NL MVP, hit his first three-run homer to cap a six-run second inning. After St. Louis ...

Lagares’ heads-up baserunning helps Mets beat Phillies 7-6

Sports 04/15/19, 22:57

Juan Lagares scored from second base on Michael Conforto's hard grounder in the 11th inning and the New York Mets beat the Philadelphia Phillies 7-6 on Monday night.Lagares led off with an infield single against Pat Neshek (0-1), and Brandon Nimmo walked. Two outs later, Conforto hit a sharp grounder ...

Flyers hire Alain Vigneault as head coach

Sports 04/15/19, 17:31

The Philadelphia Flyers have hired Alain Vigneault as head coach, hoping the veteran can help lead them to their first Stanley Cup since 1975.Vigneault has led the New York Rangers and Vancouver Canucks to the Stanley Cup Final and takes over a Flyers team that missed the playoffs for the ...

Home-court advantage? Warriors had it, now 76ers need it

Sports 04/14/19, 18:35

Opening day of the NBA postseason was no time to be home.Not home for the summer. Home for a game.Only the Golden State Warriors managed to win there Saturday in a rough day for the higher seeds. Both No. 2s lost, and the Brooklyn Nets won the game and the ...

Segura homers in 14th, Phillies top Marlins 3-1

Baseball 04/14/19, 16:59

Jean Segura's two-run homer to left in the 14th inning put Philadelphia on top, and the Phillies beat the Miami Marlins 3-1 on Sunday in the longest game of the young season for either team.Andrew McCutchen tripled to the wall in left-center, and Segura followed with his first home run ...

Nets, Magic win road openers in NBA playoffs

Basketball 04/13/19, 19:16

D'Angelo Russell flashed some postseason magic, playing like the All-Star leader Brooklyn needed with 26 points, and Caris LeVert scored 23 to lead the Nets to an impressive 111-102 win Saturday over the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference first-round playoff series.The sixth-seeded Nets turned Philly in ...

Game of Phones: 76ers get blown call on bench in blowout

Basketball 04/13/19, 19:04

How's this for a blown call: Amir Johnson was busted showing Philadelphia 76ers All-Star teammate Joel Embiid his cellphone on the bench late in a Game 1 playoff loss.Johnson was caught by TV cameras sitting on the bench and scrolling through his phone late in the fourth quarter and the ...

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