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Yandle ties NHL Iron Man mark; Flyers lose 12th straight

Jan. 24, 2022 22:43 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Keith Yandle's streak earned him a standing ovation, stick taps from his Flyers' teammates and a slice of NHL history. As for the Flyers' streak? Their ignominious run got them booed of the ice — fed-up fans showing no love for anything except for the NHL's...

Flyers' Yandle ties NHL Iron Man mark at 964 straight games

Jan. 24, 2022 22:08 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Keith Yandle tied retired center Doug Jarvis on Monday night for the NHL record of 964 consecutive games played. The 35-year-old Yandle started his streak March 26, 2009, with Phoenix, and he has played 1,074 games with the...

Lawmakers stalemated on congressional map, top senator says

Jan. 24, 2022 16:55 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's state Senate majority leader said Monday that a partisan stalemate remains unbroken on a new map of congressional district boundaries for the state, and she predicted that the state's highest court will end up settling the matter. Pennsylvania,...

Pennsylvania rolls out 'strike team' to ease hospital crunch

Jan. 24, 2022 16:24 PM EST

SELLERSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania has deployed its first pandemic “strike team” of out-of-state health care workers to a suburban Philadelphia hospital under severe strain from COVID-19, the state's top health official announced Monday. The team, which includes nurses and...

2nd arrest, 1 man sought in Thanksgiving stray bullet death

Jan. 24, 2022 14:14 PM EST

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A second suspect has been arrested and a third is being sought in the death of a man authorities said was hit by a stray bullet as he was eating Thanksgiving dinner in a home in the Philadelphia suburbs. Prosecutors in Montgomery County said Monday that...

Iron Man: Yandle set to tie Jarvis 964 straight games played

Jan. 23, 2022 17:01 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Keith Yandle’s hands were soaked in blood, teeth in his fist, some choppers even littered on the ice as he skated off to the locker room hunched in pain, an emergency dental visit ahead. He lost nine teeth thanks to a puck to the face, got some Novocain and...

Sabres win 6-3, hand Flyers 11th straight loss

Jan. 22, 2022 17:07 PM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Jeff Skinner, Tage Thompson and Peyton Krebs each scored twice, and the Buffalo Sabres handed Philadelphia its 11th consecutive loss with a 6-3 victory over the Flyers on Saturday. Philadelphia’s skid (0-8-3) matches the Arizona Coyotes and New York Islanders...

Jackson completes Clippers' rally past 76ers for 102-101 win

Jan. 21, 2022 22:53 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The 76ers lost the lead — and then their cool. Reggie Jackson scored 19 points, including two free throws with 18.2 seconds remaining, and the Los Angeles Clippers rallied from a 24-point second-half deficit to beat Joel Embiid and Philadelphia 102-101 on...

Sentence slashed in robbery that led to FBI agent's death

Jan. 21, 2022 16:31 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A botched bank heist that led to the accidental death of an FBI agent earned convicted robber Francisco Herrera-Genao a 117-year prison sentence. Now, the New Jersey convict, imprisoned since 2007, could be free in as soon as four years because of legislation...

La Salle coach raises awareness for daughter with leukemia

Jan. 21, 2022 10:45 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Emily MacGillivray treated her house like an obstacle course. The toddler, a tornado of energy, could be found after a scamper sitting on counter tops. “We never had a kid who constantly was climbing on things,” said Mountain MacGillivray, her father and the...