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Man charged in brother's death is extradited to New Jersey

Aug. 19, 2019 2:36 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A Philadelphia man charged with murder in the beating death of his younger brother in an Atlantic City casino hotel room has been extradited back to New Jersey. Atlantic County prosecutors say 38-year-old John Villante was moved to the county jail on Friday. The transition was...

US attorney in Philadelphia asks judge to block drug program

Aug. 19, 2019 1:07 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Photos of young people lost to the opioid crisis are perched outside the federal courthouse as a judge Monday decides if Philadelphia can become the first U.S. city to open a supervised injection site. U.S. Attorney WIlliam McSwain opposes the plan. The appointee of President Trump says...

More charges likely in standoff that injured 6 officers

Aug. 19, 2019 12:57 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities say more charges are likely in the case of a Philadelphia man accused of barricading himself inside a house and shooting six police officers during a long standoff last week. But District Attorney Larry Krasner also warned Monday that the investigation into the "factually...

Harper's slam could be prelude to wild NL playoff race

Aug. 19, 2019 2:59 AM EDT

Bryce Harper's game-ending grand slam and sprint around the bases gave a jolt to the Philadelphia Phillies and could be the prelude to a fascinating National League playoff scramble. As thrilling as the win was for the Phillies , the 7-5 final Thursday night was a kick in the gut for the Chicago Cubs, since both...

Jack Whitaker, Hall of Fame sports broadcaster, dies at 95

Aug. 18, 2019 9:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jack Whitaker, whose Hall of Fame broadcasting career ranged from the first Super Bowl to Secretariat's Triple Crown to short essays from major sporting events, died Sunday morning, CBS reported. The network said Whitaker died of natural causes in his sleep in Devon, Pennsylvania. He was...

Phillies star Harper leaves game because of dehydration

Aug. 18, 2019 6:00 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper left the game against the San Diego Padres after the fifth inning because of dehydration on a muggy Sunday. "I feel better now," Harper said after the 3-2 loss. "It's weird. An hour ago, I couldn't see in front of me kinda." Manager Gabe...

Hedges homers, has 4 hits to lead Padres past Phillies

Aug. 18, 2019 5:51 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Austin Hedges celebrated his birthday in style. Hedges had four hits, including a tiebreaking homer in the seventh, on his 27th birthday, and Joey Lucchesi pitched six strong innings to lead the San Diego Padres to a 3-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday. "Go 4-for-4 and...

Josh McCown already fitting in well with Eagles

Aug. 18, 2019 3:29 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Josh McCown was talking to reporters when Alshon Jeffery stepped up on a chair, hit record on his phone and asked the newest Philadelphia Eagles quarterback a question. "How's No. 17 as a basketball player?" Jeffery inquired. McCown, who played a lot of hoops with Jeffery when they were...

Lamet, Padres cool off Phillies with 5-3 victory

Aug. 18, 2019 12:02 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Dinelson Lamet and the San Diego Padres finally cooled off Philadelphia's lineup. The right-hander pitched six solid innings, Ty France hit a tiebreaking single and the Padres beat the Phillies 5-3 on Saturday night. Lamet (2-2) allowed three runs and six hits with six strikeouts and a...

QB Josh McCown joins Eagles, ends retirement

Aug. 17, 2019 6:47 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Josh McCown's retirement lasted two months. The Philadelphia Eagles signed the 40-year-old quarterback to a one-year deal on Saturday. He is coming out of retirement to join his 11th team and play his 17th season. McCown provides insurance behind Carson Wentz, who has finished the past...