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Penn tops No. 17 Villanova 78-75, ends Big 5 streak

Dec. 12, 2018 2:49 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — AJ Brodeur and Antonio Woods each scored 16 points as Penn beat No. 17 Villanova 78-75 on Tuesday night, the Quakers' first win over the Wildcats since 2002. Penn fans stormed the court after Villanova's Phil Booth missed the tying 3-point attempt and set off a regular-season...

Penn ends No. 17 Villanova's city supremacy in 78-75 win

Dec. 11, 2018 11:28 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Phil Booth took the potential tying shot with hands that have slipped on two Villanova national championship rings, and a tick of the clock suddenly seemed endless. "The ball seemed like it was up there for way too long," Penn forward AJ Brodeur said. The shot was off. The Penn party...

McCutchen on the move, other deals percolate at meetings

Dec. 11, 2018 8:57 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Andrew McCutchen moving into Philadelphia's outfield, more talk about a megadeal involving Noah Syndergaard and J.T. Realmuto and veteran pitcher Ivan Nova on the go. The winter meetings picked up a bit Tuesday, but any big deals for the likes of Corey Kluber, Manny Machado and Bryce...

The Latest: Scrambling QB Murray tough to watch for A's

Dec. 11, 2018 6:57 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on Major League Baseball's winter meetings (all times local): 3:39 p.m. Kyler Murray has lots of new fans in the Oakland A's organization, even if they cringe watching the Heisman Trophy winner play quarterback for Oklahoma. The Athletics don't want their most recent first-round...

AP source: McCutchen, Phillies agree to $50M, 3-year deal

Dec. 11, 2018 4:27 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — All-Star outfielder Andrew McCutchen and the Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to a $50 million, three-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the agreement, which includes a club...

Cosby lawyers detail 11 alleged trial errors as they appeal

Dec. 11, 2018 3:52 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby's lawyers detailed nearly a dozen alleged legal errors Tuesday, including the judge's decision to send the case to trial, as they appeal his sexual assault conviction and three- to 10-year prison term. They've also asked the Pennsylvania Supreme Court this month to release...

Embiid powers Sixers past slumping Pistons, 116-102

Dec. 10, 2018 11:11 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid hasn't been feeling like himself for a while and felt sick a day earlier. Nothing like playing the Pistons to help him snap out of it. Embiid scored 24 points in his return to the lineup after a one-game absence, Ben Simmons and Furkan Korkmaz added 18 points apiece, and the...

King of clubs? Teams start to show cards at winter meetings

Dec. 10, 2018 9:39 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Deal the New York Yankees in for the Manny Machado tournament. And J.T. Realmuto? A lot of teams already are sitting at that table. The baseball winter meetings began in earnest along the Vegas Strip on Monday, and clubs slowly started to show their cards. Noah Syndergaard and Zack Wheeler...

The Latest: Rangers claim INF Asuaje off waivers

Dec. 10, 2018 8:37 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on Major League Baseball's winter meetings (all times local): 5:33 p.m. The Texas Rangers have claimed infielder Carlos Asuaje off waivers from San Diego. Asuaje was designated for assignment Friday after spending parts of the past three seasons with the Padres, hitting .240 in...

Eagles search for answers in season gone wrong

Dec. 10, 2018 5:31 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Explaining what went wrong a day after another frustrating loss left the Philadelphia Eagles on the brink of elimination was a difficult exercise for coach Doug Pederson. Why didn't he go for a 2-point conversion and the win? Why try a quarterback option on third-and-1? Why does the...