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Vapes spiked with illegal drugs show dark side of CBD craze

Sep. 16, 2019 1:24 AM EDT

Jay Jenkins says he hesitated when a buddy suggested they vape CBD. "It'll relax you," the friend assured. The vapor that Jenkins inhaled didn't relax him. After two puffs, he ended up in a coma. That's because what he was vaping didn't have any CBD, the suddenly popular compound extracted from the cannabis plant...

Vázquez homers twice, drives in 5, Red Sox beat Phillies

Sep. 15, 2019 5:35 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A little lunchtime wisdom served Christian Vázquez well. Vázquez homered twice, including his first career grand slam, and drove in a career-high five runs to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 6-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday. The Red Sox catcher had gone...

Benintendi's sac fly lifts Red Sox past Phillies 2-1

Sep. 14, 2019 11:36 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pitching their ace every fifth day to boost their postseason hopes hasn't worked out for the Philadelphia Phillies. Pinch-hitter Andrew Benintendi's sacrifice fly in the top of the ninth inning lifted the Boston Red Sox to a 2-1 win over Philadelphia on Saturday night. The Phillies were...

Philadelphia, Los Angeles FC play to 1-1 tie

Sep. 14, 2019 9:50 PM EDT

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Kacper Przybylko and Carlos Vela each scored and the Philadelphia Union tied Los Angeles FC 1-1 Saturday. Przybylko struck first for Philadelphia (15-8-7) in the third minute on a header 13 yards out from the right side of the box, assisted by Fafa Picault. Vela tied it for Los Angeles...

Temple's goal-line stands clutch in win over No. 21 Maryland

Sep. 14, 2019 5:22 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Anthony McFarland was already stuffed at the goal line once by Temple. With the Maryland running back needing inches again to put the Terps ahead, he should have known what was coming. Shaun Bradley wrapped up McFarland in the backfield for one more clutch hit for Temple's defense....

Saints at Rams in rematch of disputed NFC title game

Sep. 14, 2019 12:06 PM EDT

Throw that flag. For those who have short memories — very short — the last time the Rams and Saints met was in the NFC championship game in the Big Easy. New Orleans was victimized by a blatant officiating non-call that led to a rules change allowing pass interference to be part of the video review...

No. 21 Maryland tries to stay unbeaten against Temple

Sep. 13, 2019 10:03 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Maryland takes an undefeated record that includes a win over a ranked team into Saturday's game against Temple. Easy enough to feel good about another win for the No. 21 Terrapins. Except for one thing. Maryland had the same 2-0 record and a win over a ranked team last year when it...

Flyers sign defenseman Ivan Provorov to 6-year deal

Sep. 13, 2019 10:02 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers have signed defenseman Ivan Provorov to a six-year, $40.5 million contract. The deal on Friday with the 22-year-old restricted free agent from Russia has an average annual value of $6.75 million. Provorov has 30 goals and 97 points in his first three seasons. He...

Bogaerts reaches 50 doubles, Red Sox beat Blue Jays 7-4

Sep. 12, 2019 11:55 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Xander Bogaerts doesn't expect to be the only Boston Red Sox slugger with 30 homers and 50 doubles. Teammate Rafael Devers is a home run away from joining him. Bogaerts hit his 50th double and drove in a run, Marco Hernandez had two RBI and Boston beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-4 Thursday to...

Hernandez helps lead Phillies past Braves

Sep. 12, 2019 11:52 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A playoff chase has J.T. Realmuto feeling energized. Realmuto hit one of four Philadelphia home runs to help the Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 9-5 on Thursday night. Cesar Hernandez had a homer and an RBI single and Jean Segura and Adam Haseley also went deep for the Phillies, who...