Harper homers again to lead Phillies sweep of Braves

Baseball 03/31/19, 21:33

Bryce Harper homered for the second straight game to cap a fantastic debut weekend and the Philadelphia Phillies completed a three-game sweep of the Atlanta Braves with a 5-1 win on Sunday night.Harper connected on a solo shot to right off Shane Carle in the seventh inning that had the ...

Georgiev makes 29 saves and Rangers blank Flyers 3-0

Sports 03/31/19, 14:55

Alexandar Georgiev made 29 saves and Ryan Strome scored for the third consecutive game and the New York Rangers beat the Philadelphia Flyers 3-0 on Sunday.Pavel Buchnevich, and Brady Skjei also scored for the Rangers and Brett Howden had two assists.Strome scored late in the first period to give the ...

Harper homers, hears “MVP!” chants as Phillies beat Braves

Sports 03/30/19, 18:58

Bryce Harper homered deep into the second deck in right-center field for his first hit with Philadelphia and celebrated with an emphatic curtain call, highlighting the Phillies' 8-6 win over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday.Hitless over five at-bats this season after signing a $330 million, 13-year deal, Harper crushed Jesse ...

Hurricanes edge Flyers 3-2 to improve playoff hopes

Hockey 03/30/19, 15:32

Teuvo Teravainen and Dougie Hamilton scored 21 seconds apart in the first period, and the Carolina Hurricanes gave their playoff hopes a boost with a 5-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday.Petr Mrazek made 30 saves for Carolina, which is in position for the first Eastern Conference wild card. ...

Leading off: Harper a hit but still hitless, Darvish vs TEX

Baseball 03/29/19, 19:31

A look at what's happening around the majors Saturday:BRYCE CHECKBryce Harper was a hit on opening day in Philadelphia, getting plenty of applause in those gaudy green Phanatic spikes . But he's still hitless, something he'll try to change when the Phillies continue a series against Atlanta. Harper was 0 ...

‘Evil attracts evil’: Judge gives mom life in teen murder

U.S. 03/29/19, 17:32

A woman who plotted the rape, torture and murder of her own teenage daughter pleaded guilty on Friday and was sentenced to life in prison for a crime so barbaric that prosecutors and the judge strained for superlatives to describe it.One day after her co-conspirator boyfriend was sentenced to death, ...

Coroner: Slain family died by suffocation, strangulation

U.S. 03/29/19, 16:16

Four of five family members killed in a suburban Philadelphia apartment earlier this year were suffocated and the fifth was strangled, officials said Friday.It's the latest development since authorities charged a mother and her adult daughter with killing their close family members in February.Police say 46-year-old Shana Decree and her ...

Nearly 5,000 at Temple U get shots amid mumps outbreak

Health 03/29/19, 15:26

Nearly 5,000 students and faculty members have taken advantage of free vaccine booster shots at Philadelphia's Temple University as the school tries to contain a mumps outbreak.City health officials say more than 2,500 people were given shots Friday during the second clinic offering the MMR vaccine. The first clinic Wednesday ...

Broad Street Bullies: UFC set to hit Philly for 3rd time

Sports 03/29/19, 10:08

Justin Gaethje took a peek at the Philadelphia Flyers ice that covered the arena floor and recalled a time on that spot when he let a chance at wrestling triumph slip away.Gaethje was a Division I All-American wrestler at Northern Colorado and was closing his career in 2011 at the ...

‘Filthadelphia’ tries to shed nickname by cleaning streets

U.S. 03/29/19, 05:13

The City of Brotherly Love was once revolutionary when it came to clean streets, gutters and sidewalks. Benjamin Franklin launched one of America's first street sweeping programs here in the late 1750s. In 1952, the city tied with Memphis, Tennessee, as the nation's cleanest.Those distinctions are long gone. Poverty and ...

Harper a hit without connecting as Phils win debut

Baseball 03/29/19, 03:14

Bryce Harper had already struck out twice in his $330 million debut when he was set to dig his gaudy green Phanatic spikes in at the plate in the seventh inning.With two runners on base and no outs, Harper never got the chance to swing the bat with "ill" — ...

Embiid’s big night leads 76ers past Nets 123-110

Basketball 03/28/19, 20:37

Joel Embiid had 39 points, 13 rebounds and six assists to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 123-110 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday night.JJ Redick scored 18 points and Ben Simmons had 16 points and eight assists for the 76ers, who snapped a two-game losing streak.The game matched ...

Harper a hit without connecting as Phils win debut

Baseball 03/28/19, 17:25

Bryce Harper struck out twice in green Phanatic cleats in his $330 million debut and bowed to thousands of fans in No. 3 jerseys who gave him rousing standing ovations in the Philadelphia Phillies' 10-4 win over the Atlanta Braves on Thursday.Harper had the city electric in anticipation for his ...

Leaning tower of Philly? Founding fathers’ church gets grant

U.S. 03/28/19, 13:49

The steeple at Philadelphia's landmark Christ Church is leaning, and its supporting tower needs serious structural support.Now, thanks to a $500,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities the church can shore up the structure. Benjamin Franklin and Betsy Ross were members of Christ Church.The NEH announced the grant ...

76ers assistant Billy Lange hired as Saint Joseph’s coach

Basketball 03/28/19, 13:40

Saint Joseph's University has hired Philadelphia 76ers assistant Billy Lange as its new basketball coach.The school said Thursday that Lange would succeed longtime coach Phil Martelli, who was fired earlier this month after three straight losing seasons.Lange joined the Sixers in 2013, initially focusing on player development.FILE - In this ...

Man gets death for teen’s rape, murder, dismemberment

U.S. 03/28/19, 09:41

A man who killed and dismembered his girlfriend's 14-year-old daughter as part of a rape-murder fantasy he shared with the teenager's mother was sentenced to death Thursday. Jacob Sullivan, 46, had pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and related charges for killing Grace Packer in 2016. After deliberating over parts of three days, ...

Harper overtakes Judge for MLB’s top-selling jersey

Sports 03/28/19, 07:59

The new No. 3 is the new No. 1.Major League Baseball says that Bryce Harper has the sport's top-selling jersey, ending a two-year reign for Aaron Judge's No. 99.Harper signed a $330 million, 13-year deal with the Philadelphia Phillies this spring, and his new No. 3 jersey set professional sports ...

Couturier lifts Flyers to 5-4 shootout win over Maple Leafs

Hockey 03/27/19, 21:13

Sean Couturier scored in regulation and provided the only goal in a shootout as the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-4 Wednesday night.Radko Gudas, Travis Konecny and Ryan Hartman also scored for Philadelphia, which remained mathematically alive for a playoff berth. The Flyers moved within eight points of ...

Update: Over 2K get vaccine booster amid mumps outbreak

Health 03/27/19, 15:35

The Latest on a mumps outbreak at Temple University (all times local):4:30 p.m.Over 2,000 students and faculty members have taken advantage of free vaccine booster shots at Philadelphia's Temple University as the school tries to contain a mumps outbreak.A line of mostly students wait to enter a vaccination clinic amid ...

Cool as Bryce: Harper primed for anticipated Phillies opener

Baseball 03/27/19, 11:55

Bryce Harper had $330 million in his budget and an inquiring mind as he tossed out questions to his 1.5 million Instagram followers on how to spend his cash in Philadelphia."Philly help me out!" he wrote on a post like a typical tourist.Harper solicited suggestions for best restaurants, things to ...

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