Russell, LeVert leads Nets to Game 1 stunner over 76ers

Sports 04/13/19, 16:33

D'Angleo 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 ...

Bad knee makes Embiid doubtful for 76ers in Game 1 vs. Nets

Basketball 04/12/19, 17:03

Joel Embiid could start the postseason on the bench.Embiid, the Philadelphia 76ers' All-Star center, is doubtful to play Saturday in Game 1 of the first-round playoff series against the Brooklyn Nets because of tendinitis in his left knee that cost him most of the final month of the season"If I ...

APNewsBreak: 2026 MLB All-Star Game in Philadelphia

Sports 04/11/19, 14:21

Baseball's 2026 All-Star Game will be played in Philadelphia to mark the 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, a person familiar with the planning told The Associated Press.The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because no announcement had been made.A news conference is scheduled for Tuesday and is ...

Heiskanen scores 2, Stars beat Predators for 1-0 series lead

Sports 04/10/19, 23:29

Rookie Miro Heiskanen scored two goals in his first postseason game, and the Dallas Stars beat the Nashville Predators 3-2 on Wednesday night in Game 1 of their first-round Western Conference series.Heiskanen became the eighth rookie teenage defenseman in NHL history to score a goal in their first career playoff ...

Hellickson, Adams, Rendon help Nationals rout Phillies 15-1

Baseball 04/10/19, 21:56

Jeremy Hellickson pitched three-hit ball over six innings, Matt Adams drove in four runs and the Washington Nationals routed the Philadelphia Phillies 15-1 on Wednesday night.One night after wasting a five-run lead in a 10-6 loss in 10 innings, the Phillies were flat. Bryce Harper was 0 for 2 with ...

Wade has triple-double in finale; Nets beat Heat for 6th

Sports 04/10/19, 21:26

Dwyane Wade capped his career in style, with one last triple-double before heading off to retirement.The Brooklyn Nets' destination is Philadelphia, where they are headed as the No. 6 seed in the Eastern Conference.Wade had 25 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists in his final NBA game, which the Nets ...

76ers rest starters ahead of playoffs, beat Bulls 125-109

Basketball 04/10/19, 21:19

Jonathon Simmons scored 20 points to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 125-109 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday night in the regular-season finale for both teams.In preparation for the playoffs, the 76ers rested all five starters, and star center Joel Embiid's status for the opener is in question.Philadelphia, ...

Embiid may miss 76ers’ playoff opener with knee issue

Basketball 04/10/19, 19:53

Joel Embiid's achy left knee may prevent the All-Star from playing in the Philadelphia 76ers' playoff opener.General manager Elton Brand said Wednesday that Embiid was expected to play in the postseason, but added it was "possible" the 7-foot center wouldn't be ready for the first game. Embiid sat out Wednesday's ...

Mistrial declared for man who snapped $4.5M statue’s thumb

Amazing 04/10/19, 09:56

A jury is unable to reach a verdict in the trial of a Delaware man who admitted he broke a thumb off a $4.5 million statue at a Philadelphia museum.Michael Rohana was attending a Christmas-themed ugly sweater party at the Franklin Institute in December 2017 when he entered a traveling ...

Wade scores 30 in last game in Miami; Heat top 76ers 122-99

Basketball 04/09/19, 22:09

Dwyane Wade scored 30 points in the tribute-filled final home game of his career, and the Miami Heat defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 122-99 on Tuesday night.Bam Adebayo scored 19, Justise Winslow scored 16 and Hassan Whiteside added 15 for the Heat, who were eliminated from playoff contention when Detroit beat ...

Soto’s 3-run shot in 10th lifts Nationals over Phillies 10-6

Baseball 04/09/19, 22:07

Juan Soto hit a three-run homer in the 10th inning and the Washington Nationals rallied from a five-run deficit to beat the Philadelphia Phillies 10-6 on Tuesday night.Bryce Harper crushed a three-run homer off former teammate Stephen Strasburg, but Victor Robles tied it at 6 on a solo shot off ...

Hoskins hits 2 solo homers, Phillies beat Nationals 4-3

Baseball 04/08/19, 20:47

Rhys Hoskins hit two solo homers, Odubel Herrera hit a two-run shot and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Washington Nationals 4-3 on Monday night.Kurt Suzuki and Brian Dozier went deep for the Nationals.Bryce Harper was 0 for 3 with a walk in his third game against his former team but ...

Nationals still sticking with struggling Trevor Rosenthal

Baseball 04/08/19, 17:06

Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez plans to use struggling reliever Trevor Rosenthal in "lower pressure situations" until the former All-Star closer has some success.Rosenthal is the first pitcher since 1995 to fail to retire any of the first nine batters he faced in a season, according to the Elias Sports ...

Flyers start search for coach after missing playoffs

Sports 04/08/19, 15:58

The Philadelphia Flyers found a pair of rookies this season they expect to become superstars over the long haul.The first one is obvious: Gritty, the mischievous furball that not only would win an NHL mascot MVP vote by a landslide, the googly-eyed giant just might win a popularity contest among ...

Oldest reform school in US has licenses revoked over abuse

U.S. 04/08/19, 15:32

A spokeswoman for the nation's oldest reform school says it will appeal the state of Pennsylvania's decision to revoke its licenses amid an investigation into child abuse allegations.An investigation by The Philadelphia Inquirer earlier this year detailed decades of alleged abuse and cover-ups at the 193-year-old Glen Mills Schools in ...

Golden State clinches 1 seed in West, East field nearly done

Sports 04/08/19, 01:24

A look at where things stand in the NBA playoff picture, with three days remaining in the regular season:EASTERN CONFERENCEFinally, a lot of clarity.Golden State Warriors' Draymond Green lays up a shot during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday, April ...

Hoskins’ 2-run homer leads Eflin, Phillies over Twins 2-1

Baseball 04/07/19, 15:02

Rhys Hoskins hit a two-run homer, Zach Eflin threw seven sharp innings and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Minnesota Twins 2-1 Sunday.Eflin (2-0) allowed a leadoff homer to Max Kepler and five singles, striking out five.Jose Berrios (1-1) gave up only an infield hit before Hoskins connected. He had seven ...

Buffalo Sabres fire coach Phil Housley after 2 seasons

Sports 04/07/19, 12:18

The Buffalo Sabres have fired coach Phil Housley following two underperforming seasons, and after the team extended its franchise-worst playoff drought to an eighth consecutive year.The team made the move Sunday, a day after the Sabres closed their season with a 7-1 win at Detroit. The Sabres finished 13th in ...

Embiid, Redick lead way as 76ers beat Bulls 116-96

Basketball 04/06/19, 21:25

Joel Embiid had 20 points and 10 rebounds, JJ Redick scored 23 and the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Chicago Bulls 116-96 on Saturday night.Embiid dominated inside, Redick supplied the outside touch and the 76ers got back to winning after dropping three in a row, even though guard Jimmy Butler missed ...

Hurricanes top Flyers 4-3, will face Capitals in 1st round

Hockey 04/06/19, 21:04

Jordan Staal scored the go-ahead goal in the second period and the Carolina Hurricanes hung on to beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-3 on Saturday night for their fourth victory in five games.The Hurricanes finished in the top wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference and will play the defending Stanley Cup ...

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