Kepler, Astudillo, Rosario go deep; Twins beat Phillies 6-2

Baseball 04/06/19, 16:04

Max Kepler and Willians Astudillo hit consecutive homers, Eddie Rosario hit a three-run shot and the Minnesota Twins beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-2 on Saturday.Rhys Hoskins went deep for the Phillies, and Bryce Harper had two hits.Both teams are off to 5-2 starts.Minnesota Twins' Michael Pineda pitches during the first ...

PHOTOS: A selection of pictures from the past week

U.S. 04/06/19, 03:26

photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.This week's gallery includes a traditional cherry blossom celebration in Philadelphia; ballet students in Havana and mourners for slain rapper Nipsey Hustle in Los Angeles.___Mourners ...

Hoskins drives in 4, Phillies beat Twins 10-4

Baseball 04/05/19, 21:39

Rhys Hoskins had three hits and drove in four runs, including Bryce Harper from first base on a single, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Minnesota Twins 10-4 on Friday night despite Jorge Polanco hitting for the cycle.Nick Pivetta (1-0) gave up four runs — three earned — and nine ...

Santana’s walk-off homer gives Indians 3-2 win over Jays

Sports 04/05/19, 21:10

Carlos Santana homered with one out in the ninth inning and made a familiar trot around the bases, leading the Cleveland Indians to a 3-2 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday night in a game that featured little hitting and 24 combined strikeouts.Santana, who returned to the Indians ...

No. 1 Bucks: Milwaukee clinches top spot in the NBA

Sports 04/05/19, 02:05

A look at where things stand in the NBA playoff picture, with six days remaining in the regular season:EASTERN CONFERENCEThe road to the NBA Finals goes through Milwaukee. And the Bucks are the first team in the league to know exactly where they will be seeded for the playoffs.Milwaukee Bucks' ...

Bucks beat Sixers, clinch No. 1 seed in Eastern Conference

Basketball 04/04/19, 22:07

Giannis Antetokounmpo outdueled fellow MVP candidate Joel Embiid, finishing with 45 points and 13 rebounds and leading Milwaukee to a 128-122 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday night as the Bucks clinched the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference.Khris Middleton added 22 points and George Hill had 20 ...

Blues use early 5-goal blitz to bury Flyers 7-3

Hockey 04/04/19, 22:06

Alex Pietrangelo had three assists during the Blues' five-goal first-period outburst, Alexander Steen finished with two goals and the St. Louis Blues kept their Central Division title hopes alive with a 7-3 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday night.The Blues scored five times in the first 9 minutes, 41 ...

Bucks clinch top seed in the East with win over 76ers

Basketball 04/04/19, 22:03

Giannis Antetokounmpo outdueled fellow MVP candidate Joel Embiid, finishing with 45 points and 13 rebounds and leading Milwaukee to a 128-122 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday night as the Bucks clinched the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference.Khris Middleton added 22 points and George Hill had 20 ...

The battles for seeding still going strong in NBA races

Sports 04/04/19, 02:35

A look at where things stand in the NBA playoff picture, with seven days remaining in the regular season:EASTERN CONFERENCEMilwaukee is on the verge of clinching the NBA's best record, which would lock the Bucks into the No. 1 spot. Toronto would then be No. 2 in the East, and ...

Teen Straschnitzki makes new life year after Humboldt crash

Sports 04/04/19, 02:13

Tom Straschnitzki was wrangling his fussy youngest child when his iPhone buzzed. His hands full, Tom put the phone on speaker and heard the terrifying sound of his oldest son calling from a bus and screaming for help."Dad, you've got to help this time! You've got to save the boys! ...

Walker’s big 4th quarter helps Hornets fly past Pelicans

Basketball 04/03/19, 21:54

Kemba Walker scored 21 of his 32 points in the fourth quarter, and the Charlotte Hornets kept alive their slim playoff hopes with a 115-109 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday night.The Hornets trailed by five in the middle of the fourth when Walker's 3 ignited a 14-6 ...

Nationals SS Turner heads to 10-day IL with broken finger

Baseball 04/03/19, 11:29

Starting shortstop Trea Turner has been put on the 10-day injured list by the Washington Nationals with a broken right index finger.Wilmer Difo took Turner's spot in the infield for Washington's game against the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday. Second baseman Brian Dozier was moved up to bat in Turner's No. ...

Harper sticks it to Nats, leading Phillies to 8-2 win in DC

Baseball 04/02/19, 22:41

Bryce Harper crushed a long home run for his third hit while performing to jeers in his return to Washington, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Nationals 8-2 Tuesday night for the franchise's best start in over a century.Maikel Franco also homered for the Phillies, baseball's only undefeated team at ...

Stars clinch 1st playoff trip since 2016, beating Flyers 6-2

Sports 04/02/19, 22:24

The Dallas Stars clinched their first trip to the playoffs in three years Tuesday night, getting two goals and two assists from Alexander Radulov in a 6-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday night.The Stars were just a point shy of the postseason and could have made it with ...

Lawmakers, rapper Meek Mill urge state probation law changes

U.S. 04/02/19, 15:56

State lawmakers, criminal justice reform advocates and rapper Meek Mill joined forces Tuesday to push for an overhaul of Pennsylvania's probation system.House Democratic Whip Jordan Harris said at an event in downtown Philadelphia that he will soon introduce a bill designed to put fewer people on parole and for shorter ...

Cardi B, Travis Scott to headline Jay-Z’s Made in America

Entertainment 04/02/19, 10:39

Cardi B and Travis Scott are heading to the City of Brotherly Love to headline Jay-Z's annual Made in America festival.Live Nation and Roc Nation announced Tuesday that the festival will return to Philadelphia's Benjamin Franklin Parkway on Aug. 31-Sept. 1 for Labor Day weekend.Other performers include Juice WRLD, James ...

Jackson scores 24 to lead Mavericks past 76ers, 122-102

Basketball 04/01/19, 22:07

Justin Jackson scored 16 of his 24 points in the third quarter and the Dallas Mavericks took advantage of a short-handed Philadelphia 76ers lineup in a 122-102 victory Monday night.Philadelphia went more than 10 minutes without a field goal spanning the second and third quarters. Dallas took advantage to build ...

Sheriff: Immigration agents must say when they’re in court

U.S. 04/01/19, 20:28

The sheriff of Philadelphia has told federal Homeland Security authorities that immigration agents must identify themselves to sheriff's deputies if they are on-duty in courtrooms in the city. Sheriff Jewell Williams cited a report in The Philadelphia Inquirer that plainclothes Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents were in courtrooms to apprehend people ...

Bryce Harper to play 1st game as visitor at Nationals Park

Sports 04/01/19, 13:48

From the moment Bryce Harper signed his $330 million, 13-year deal with the Philadelphia Phillies, this game is the one everyone has been thinking about.Tuesday night marks Harper's initial visit to Nationals Park to face his former team.What will the crowd's reaction be the first time he steps to that ...

Bryce Baby! Phillies OF Harper, wife expecting baby boy

Sports 04/01/19, 12:48

Bryce Harper is ready to raise a li'l slugger in Philadelphia.Harper announced Monday on Instagram that he and his wife, Kayla, are expecting their first child, a boy. Harper posted a photo of him and his wife holding a "Baby Harper" No. 3 jersey in front of the Benjamin Franklin ...

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