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Eagles have many draft options if they stay at No. 32

Apr. 25, 2018 12:01 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Owning the last pick in the first round of the NFL draft is a spot the Philadelphia Eagles want more often because it goes to the Super Bowl champions. "That's the goal," Eagles vice president of player personnel Joe Douglas said. With no picks in the second or third round, Philadelphia...

Jury gets case after Cosby painted as predator, victim

Apr. 25, 2018 11:35 AM EDT

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The jury in Bill Cosby's sexual assault case began deliberating Wednesday in the first big celebrity trial of the #MeToo era, weighing charges that he drugged and molested a woman at his suburban Philadelphia home 14 years ago. The panel of seven men and five women got the case after...

The Latest: Cosby jury begins deliberating

Apr. 25, 2018 11:21 AM EDT

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial (all times local): 11:10 a.m. A jury has started deliberating the fate of Bill Cosby in his sexual assault retrial. The jurors began their work late Wednesday morning after getting instructions from the judge. Cosby is charged with...

Pulisic on US roster vs. Bolivia in Philadelphia suburbs

Apr. 25, 2018 11:07 AM EDT

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Star midfielder Christian Pulisic will be part of the U.S. roster when the Americans play Bolivia in a May 28 exhibition in the Philadelphia suburbs. Interim U.S. coach Dave Sarachan made the announcement Wednesday. Pulisic, who is from Hershey, Pennsylvania, has not played for the...

Meek Mill released from prison, rings 76ers' Liberty Bell

Apr. 25, 2018 9:36 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia-born rapper Meek Mill rang a replica Liberty Bell at center court of the Philadelphia 76ers' first-round clinching playoff game Tuesday less than two hours after being released from prison while he appeals decade-old gun and drug convictions. Following a five-month campaign...

Strong 1st quarter from Comcast, and a $30B bid for Sky

Apr. 25, 2018 6:54 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Comcast, continuing to see the loss of cable subscribers during an otherwise strong first quarter, formalized its bid for Britain's Sky satellite with a $30 billion offer. The bid Tuesday puts the Philadelphia cable company in direct conflict with Rupert Murdoch' 21st Century Fox, which...

Embiid, Simmons led 76ers from Process to postseason success

Apr. 25, 2018 2:12 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Kevin Hart laughed as he tried to floss dance with a kid as they were both egged on by rapper Meek Mill. Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie awkwardly waved his arms around the way any 60-something-year-old man would attempting to look hip next to star entertainers. This postseason...

Museum gets sailor's account of Revolutionary War escapades

Apr. 25, 2018 12:07 AM EDT

NEWPORT, N.Y. (AP) — A manuscript detailing a New York man's experiences as a teenage prisoner of the British during the Revolutionary War has been donated to the Museum of the American Revolution. Curators at the Philadelphia museum say Rhode Island native Christopher Hawkins was 13 when he was captured...

Believe it! 76ers roll with Meek Mill past Heat in Game 5

Apr. 24, 2018 11:56 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid hoisted diminutive comedian Kevin Hart not unlike the way a parent would toss up a toddler. Embiid then pulled him in for a hug as confetti rained on the court, team flags waved around them and the promise of a rowdy late-night celebration was on deck. Hart grabbed the mic...

Avila leads Diamondbacks in 8-4 win over Phillies

Apr. 24, 2018 11:52 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Alex Avila broke out of his slump in a big way. Avila homered among his three hits and drove in two runs, Robbie Ray struck out 11 while pitching into the fifth inning and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Philadelphia Phillies 8-4 on Tuesday night. Avila started his big night by...