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It won't be easy for Cowboys nor Saints in Big Easy

Dec. 01, 2021 12:28 PM EST

Yes, it's been a strange year on the field, with visiting teams 90-87-1, not counting two neutral-site games in London. And this week's betting lines are further proof home field isn't necessarily an advantage. Take a look, and you will find eight visitors as favorites,...

Woman beaten on train in latest SEPTA violence

Dec. 01, 2021 13:56 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia transit officials say a woman was beaten by two juveniles on a train Tuesday evening, just hours after hundreds of people gathered at a rally prompted by an attack on the train last month. The rally against Asian American hate was...

NYC reaches Eastern Conference final after penalty shootout

Dec. 01, 2021 01:06 AM EST

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Sean Johnson saved Adam Buksa’s attempt during a shootout and all five of Johnson's teammates scored as New York City FC advanced to its first Eastern Conference final 5-3 on penalty kicks following a 2-2 playoff draw with the New England Revolution on Tuesday...

Celebrity surgeon Dr. Oz running for Senate in Pennsylvania

Nov. 30, 2021 19:26 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Dr. Mehmet Oz, the celebrity heart surgeon best known as the host of TV’s "Dr. Oz Show" after rocketing to fame on Oprah Winfrey's show, announced Tuesday that he is running for Pennsylvania’s open U.S. Senate seat as a Republican. Oz, 61,...

NYC OKs safe sites for drug use, aiming to curb overdoses

Nov. 30, 2021 17:31 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The first officially authorized safe havens for people to use heroin and other narcotics have been cleared to open in New York City in hopes of curbing deadly overdoses, officials said Tuesday. The privately run “overdose prevention centers” provide...

Teen shot 18 times while waiting for bus in Philadelphia

Nov. 30, 2021 11:22 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A 14-year-old Philadelphia boy waiting for a bus to take him home from school was shot 18 times and killed Monday afternoon, police said. Samir Jefferson was waiting at a bus stop shortly before 3:30 p.m. Monday in a North Philadelphia neighborhood...

Curry, Harris help 76ers hold off 4-win Magic 101-96

Nov. 29, 2021 22:16 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Doc Rivers gave a pep talk to Jamahl Mosley shortly after the Orlando Magic hired the rookie head coach in July. The 76ers coach's advice was simple: “Just trust the process of things,” Mosley said. Trust the process is still...

Nézet-Séguin to take 4 weeks off from conducting

Nov. 29, 2021 19:50 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Yannick Nézet-Séguin, music director of the Metropolitan Opera and the Philadelphia Orchestra, is taking a four-week sabbatical from conducting starting Dec. 19 after a busy autumn and ahead of a challenging second half of the season. The Met said...

Man charged in rape on Philadelphia train held for trial

Nov. 29, 2021 18:54 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man accused of raping a woman on a commuter train outside Philadelphia while other passengers were present was ordered held for trial by a magistrate judge Monday. Fiston Ngoy, 35, is charged with rape and related offenses. The Oct. 13 attack on a...

Jalen Hurts has proven he's a better runner than passer

Nov. 29, 2021 18:00 PM EST

Jalen Hurts has proven he’s a better runner than passer right now. That won’t cut it in the NFL but the second-year pro has five games remaining to show the Philadelphia Eagles’ decision makers he can be their quarterback for the future. After...