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Dallas Mavericks' James Johnson, left, and Jalen Brunson (13) defend as Utah Jazz guard Mike Conley, right, shoots in the first half during an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Jazz beat Mavericks 116-104 for 10th straight victory

Jan. 28, 2021 12:51 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Playing without leading scorer Donovan Mitchell didn't slow down the Utah Jazz. Utah never trailed in a 116-104 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday night. The Jazz overwhelmed the Mavericks on both ends of the court on their way to their 10th straight victory and the NBA...

Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James (23) goes up for a shot against Philadelphia 76ers' Dwight Howard (39), Matisse Thybulle (22), Shake Milton (18) and Furkan Korkmaz (30) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Harris shot in final seconds leads 76ers past Lakers 107-106

Jan. 27, 2021 11:38 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid tried to dunk on LeBron James and instead his back slammed on the court. James’ push of the 76ers big man got him hit with a flagrant 1 and Embiid cried foul. He wanted the King tossed. “That’s a very dangerous play,” Embiid said. “I...

Amid pandemic, boy gets new heart, new lease on life

Jan. 27, 2021 6:21 PM EST

CATASAUQUA, Pa. (AP) — Dillan McGaughran is longing for the first signs of spring, when he can put on his catcher’s mitt and start playing baseball again, enjoying the fresh air and the crack of the bat as it sends the ball soaring over the fields at Catasauqua Park, where the 12-year-old plays with...

This combination of file photos shows Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid, left, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians during NFL football games. There’s no retirement age in the NFL, and that’s a good thing for Super Bowl-bound Kansas City and Tampa Bay. Andy Reid and Bruce Arians are two of the league’s five oldest coaches. Reid is closing in on 63; Arians turned 68 last October. They have a combined 55 years of NFL experience and spent nearly another three decades working at the college level. (AP Photo/File)

Retirement age? Super Bowl coaches just getting started

Jan. 27, 2021 5:44 PM EST

There’s no retirement age in the NFL, and that’s a good thing for Super Bowl-bound Kansas City and Tampa Bay. Andy Reid and Bruce Arians are two of the league’s five oldest coaches. Reid is closing in on 63; Arians turned 68 last October. They have a combined 55 years of NFL experience and...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Jan. 27, 2021 2:26 PM EST

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania’s newspapers: State must meet duty on recovery homes The Citizens’ Voice Jan. 26 Even if the unfolding vaccination effort against COVID-19 has the desired effect of suppressing the pandemic, Pennsylvania still faces another...

Boy, 12, charged as juvenile in shooting death of girl, 9

Jan. 27, 2021 11:46 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Another child has been charged as a juvenile in the shooting death of a 9-year-old girl in a north Philadelphia home last week, police said. Police said Wednesday the 12-year-old boy is facing juvenile counts of involuntary manslaughter and reckless endangering another person in the...

Philadelphia Flyers' James van Riemsdyk (25) scores a goal as New Jersey Devils goaltender Scott Wedgewood (41) defends during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Patrick, Farabee score in third, Flyers beat Devils 5-3

Jan. 27, 2021 1:12 AM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Nolan Patrick, Joel Farabee and Ivan Provorov scored third-period goals, and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the New Jersey Devils 5-3 Tuesday night for their first road win. James van Riemsdyk scored two power-play goals and Brian Elliott made 23 saves as the Flyers came back to win after...

FILE - Philadelphia Phillies' J.T. Realmuto follows through after hitting a two-run home run off Atlanta Braves pitcher Robbie Erlin during the fourth inning of a baseball game in Philadelphia, in this Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, file photo. The Philadelphia Phillies and two-time All-Star catcher J.T. Realmuto agreed on a $115.5 million, five-year contract, two people familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. Both people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, because Realmuto’s deal was pending a successful physical.(AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

AP sources: Phillies, Realmuto agree on $115.5 million deal

Jan. 26, 2021 5:35 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The “Sign J.T.” chants from fans gathered outside the ballpark during the pandemic-altered season and echoed by Bryce Harper and many players on the Philadelphia Phillies were loud and clear. It's happening. The Philadelphia Phillies and two-time All-Star catcher J.T....

Governor pins vaccine difficulties on supply overpromises

Jan. 26, 2021 5:16 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf defended Pennsylvania's rollout of the coronavirus vaccine Tuesday, saying it was left in the lurch by the Trump administration's overpromises and that a decentralized vaccine signup system should prove to be more efficient, as opposed to a centralized portal some...

FILE - Cleveland Indians' Cesar Hernandez watches his ball after hitting an RBI-single in the fifth inning in a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds in Cleveland, in this Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, file photo. Free agent second baseman César Hernández has agreed to return to the Cleveland Indians on a 1-year contract, a person familiar with the deal told the Associated Press on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

AP source: Indians, 2B César Hernández agree on 1-year deal

Jan. 26, 2021 4:04 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians traded their All-Star shortstop. They're hanging on to their steady second baseman. Free agent César Hernández, who had a strong 2020 season with Cleveland, has agreed to return on a one-year contract, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press on...