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Man, teen critically wounded in Philadelphia street shooting

Aug. 20, 2018 6:54 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A shooting on a Philadelphia street has left two people critically wounded, including a 14-year-old boy. Authorities say the shooting happened around 12:30 a.m. Monday. A 25-year-old man was shot multiple times in his lower torso, while the boy was hit twice in the face and neck. The...

Carpenter leads surging Cardinals in push for postseason

Aug. 20, 2018 2:39 AM EDT

The St. Louis Cardinals finished July with a 7 ½-game deficit in the NL Central. They were still in the race for a wild card, but after trading outfielder Tommy Pham to Tampa Bay, they didn't seem like a team that was on the verge of making a serious run at the postseason. Then the Cardinals began playing...

Kid stuff: Mets rout Phillies 8-2 in Little League Classic

Aug. 19, 2018 11:27 PM EDT

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Jason Vargas never talks to fans from the on-deck circle, just like major league teams never line up after a game and shake hands. Put a big league game in a tiny park full of 11 and 12 year olds, though, and those kinds of customs get tossed aside. Amed Rosario had three hits and...

Junkyard fire suspends SEPTA and Amtrak service in Northeast

Aug. 19, 2018 9:52 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A junkyard in Northeast Philadelphia erupted into flames Sunday night, suspending some SEPTA and Amtrak service. Philly.com reports that the Philadelphia Fire Department is on scene in the city's Frankford section. NBC 10 says the fire began shortly before 7 p.m. and that no injuries...

Titans, Eagles lead NFL with most lowering-head penalties

Aug. 19, 2018 5:21 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The NFL tapped Titans coach Mike Vrabel to narrate a video detailing the new rule on lowering the head to initiate contact, hoping the man who played 14 years as a linebacker in the league could more easily explain how players should adapt. Now Vrabel's own Titans (0-2) find...

Burke, Dockal help Union beat NYCFC 2-0

Aug. 18, 2018 9:26 PM EDT

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Cory Burke and Ilson Pereira scored and Borek Dockal had two assists to help the Philadelphia Union beat New York City FC 2-0 on Saturday night. Burke, a 26-year-old rookie, has six goals in six starts — all wins. Andre Blake made three saves for his first shutout since June 23....

DeGrom goes distance, drops ERA to 1.71, Mets top Phils 3-1

Aug. 18, 2018 8:42 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jacob deGrom didn't take any chances of being lifted after a rain delay. Then, the New York Mets ace finished off one of his best performances of the year. DeGrom pitched his first complete game of the season and lowered his major league-leading ERA to 1.71, leading the Mets over the...

Correction: Cubs-Pirates story

Aug. 18, 2018 6:03 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — In a story Aug. 18 about the game between the Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the Cubs matched San Francisco in 1969 and the Philadelphia Athletics in 1942 by turning seven double plays in a nine-inning game. The Cubs matched Houston's...

Power goes for 3rd straight win at Pocono to aid title shot

Aug. 18, 2018 4:28 PM EDT

LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Will Power flirted with the idea of hurling a baseball much like a cricket bowler would throw the ball toward a batsman. Power, an Australian former rugby and cricket player, had second thoughts as he took the mound to throw the first pitch before a recent Philadelphia Phillies game....

Philadelphia-area millennials are buzzing about beekeeping

Aug. 18, 2018 3:03 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Every few days, Sam Torres heads to Glen Foerd in Northeast Philadelphia to check his beehives. He gets there about 8 a.m. because bees get up with the sun, and goes through the hives carefully to make sure his "girls" — beehives are a bona fide matriarchy at 85 to 90 percent...