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76ers season has gone south with each visit to Toronto

Apr. 24, 2019 10:41 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The 76ers have gone south in Toronto. Sixers coach Brett Brown wants the season series to come with an asterisk. Sure, the Raptors went 3-1 against the Sixers, but Philadelphia has evolved thanks to a pair of splashy trades this season that could skew the perception that Toronto has...

Simmons, Embiid usher 76ers past Nets and into 2nd round

Apr. 23, 2019 11:21 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid showed no mercy. He buried a 3-pointer that gave the 76ers a 24-point lead and waved his arms like a boss, exhorting an already jacked crowd to get louder. Philly obeyed its most popular player and went wild — and the All-Star center believes the good times have only...

Wheeler homers, strikes out 11 as Mets rout Phillies 9-0

Apr. 23, 2019 11:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Power pitching, that's what the New York Mets hope to get from Zack Wheeler. But power hitting? Wheeler connected for his first major league home run and struck out 11 in seven sharp innings as the Mets handed the Philadelphia Phillies their fifth loss in six games, 9-0 on Tuesday night....

Leonard has 27 as Raptors rout Magic 115-96, clinch series

Apr. 23, 2019 11:10 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Raptors turned in another dominant defensive effort, extending their playoff winning streak to a team-record four and clinching a berth in the second round. Kawhi Leonard scored 27 points, Pascal Siakam added 24 and the Raptors routed the Orlando Magic 115-96 on Tuesday night,...

Defense order of the day for 1st round of NFL draft

Apr. 23, 2019 6:12 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — We learned during the 2018 season that offense is beloved by NFL teams (and fans). We also learned that defense, as performed by the Patriots in the Super Bowl, carries away the Lombardi Trophy. This year's draft, which begins Thursday night, is stocked with defenders who can be...

Bill Cosby fighting $1M a month legal bill in arbitration

Apr. 23, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A fee dispute between actor Bill Cosby and one of the many law firms hired to address his legal problems shows the Los Angeles firm alone was billing Cosby $1 million a month in the run-up to his first sex assault trial. The imprisoned Cosby is challenging a California arbitration award...

Police: Man killed woman, wounded boy, killed self

Apr. 23, 2019 4:39 PM EDT

SHARON HILL, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a man shot and killed a woman and wounded her 11-month-old son before turning the gun on himself over the weekend in southeastern Pennsylvania. The Delaware County Daily Times reports that the bodies of the two adults and the wounded child were found Saturday...

From cozy get-together to huge event, NFL draft has soared

Apr. 23, 2019 12:59 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Bert Bell had been burned and sought a way to get even. His creation, the NFL draft, has become an industry unto itself and the league's third-most popular annual event behind the Super Bowl and opening weekend. Bell owned the Philadelphia Eagles in 1933 and was hot to sign Stanley...

Father, son shot, wounded when they interrupt home burglary

Apr. 23, 2019 7:25 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities say a father and son were shot and wounded when they interrupted a burglary at their Philadelphia home. The shooting occurred around 9:45 p.m. Monday, when the two victims and other members of their family returned home from a shopping trip and found two men inside their...

Harper angrily confronts ump, Phillies fall to Mets 5-1

Apr. 23, 2019 1:36 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Muttering on his way back to the dugout, it was clear Bryce Harper was miffed. Moments later, the fans who had been heckling him at Citi Field saw just how mad he really was. Harper bolted from the bench , wildly pointing and yelling while confronting the plate umpire after being ejected,...