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AP source: Gregorius, Phillies agree to $14M, 1-year deal

Dec. 11, 2019 3:23 AM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Free-agent shortstop Didi Gregorius is reuniting with manager Joe Girardi in Philadelphia, agreeing with the Phillies on a $14 million, one-year contract, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the agreement,...

Trump mocks impeachment effort, talks up trade deal at rally

Dec. 11, 2019 3:21 AM EST

HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump mocked the Democratic impeachment effort as he sought to rally supporters Tuesday in the key swing state of Pennsylvania, calling the process “impeachment lite” and promising it would lead to his reelection in 2020. Trump's visit to Pennsylvania...

Embiid leads 76ers past Nuggets to stay perfect at home

Dec. 11, 2019 12:19 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid threw the ball over his shoulder into the basket and celebrated the no-look shot with a little shake and shimmy for the crowd. It was vintage Embiid — and something the fun-loving center wants to do more. Yes, the 76ers are winning. But their star big man wants to be...

Jarry’s shutout streak ends as Montreal beats Penguins 4-1

Dec. 10, 2019 11:37 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Tomas Tatar's 10th goal of the season ended Tristan Jarry's franchise-record shutout streak and sparked the Montreal Canadiens to a 4-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday night. Jarry's shutout run ended at 177:15 on Tatar's power-play goal 12:24 into the second period that...

Canadiens end Jarry's shutout streak, race past Penguins 4-1

Dec. 10, 2019 10:48 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — So much for Tristan Jarry's brilliant play. Maybe the talk about Jarry pushing Matt Murray as Pittsburgh's top goaltender, too. At least for now. Jarry's three-week surge that peaked with a franchise-record scoreless streak came to a crashing halt on Tuesday, as the Montreal Canadiens...

Forrester, Rose lead Temple past St. Joseph's 108-61

Dec. 10, 2019 9:42 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jake Forrester had a career-high 17 points to lead five Temple players in double figures as the Owls easily beat Saint Joseph's 108-61 on Tuesday night. The sophomore transfer from Indiana was 8-for-8 shooting to help Temple reach 100 points for the first time since December of 2013 and...

Pennsylvania trooper shot and wounded, prompting standoff

Dec. 10, 2019 8:19 PM EST

ELKLAND, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania state trooper was shot and wounded Tuesday afternoon at a home in a rural area near the border with New York state, prompting a standoff with the barricaded gunman that lasted into the evening, authorities said. Troopers were conducting a welfare check at the home in...

Brady, Pats hope 3rd time is charm on clinching playoff spot

Dec. 10, 2019 7:22 PM EST

Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are hoping the third time's a charm on clinching a playoff berth. The Patriots (10-3) have lost two straight games with a chance to secure their 17th postseason appearance in coach Bill Belichick's 20 seasons. This time all they have to do to join Baltimore, Kansas City and...

Carson Wentz keeps Eagles in control of playoff hopes

Dec. 10, 2019 5:27 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Carson Wentz and the practice squad kept the Philadelphia Eagles in control of their playoff hopes. Now they have to keep winning. The Eagles (6-7) snapped a three-game losing streak and moved into a tie for first place with Dallas (6-7) in the NFC East by rallying from a 14-point...

Bill Cosby sex assault verdict upheld; spokesman lashes out

Dec. 10, 2019 4:35 PM EST

Bill Cosby lost his bid to overturn his sexual assault conviction Tuesday, as an appeals court upheld the verdict in the first celebrity trial of the #MeToo era. In its ruling, the Superior Court affirmed the right of prosecutors to call other accusers to bolster their case — the same issue fought over in...