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Kuznetsov lifts Capitals past Islanders 1-0 in shootout

Apr. 22, 2021 23:01 PM EDT

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Evgeny Kuznetsov wasn't sure if he was going to get a chance in the shootout. When he did, he took advantage and sent the Washington Capitals back into sole possession of first place in the East Division. Kuznetsov scored the deciding goal of the...

Crosby, Rust lead Penguins past Devils 5-1

Apr. 22, 2021 22:53 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins weren’t happy with the way they finished Tuesday night’s game against the New Jersey Devils. Team captain Sidney Crosby set the tone on the first shift two nights later. Crosby and Bryan Rust each scored...

Voracek, van Riemsdyk lead Flyers past Rangers, 3-2

Apr. 22, 2021 22:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — James van Riemsdyk scored two power-play goals and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the New York Rangers 3-2 on Thursday night to snap a two-game slide. Jakub Voracek scored the deciding goal for Philadelphia, and Brian Elliott made 33 saves. Ivan Provorov...

Philadelphia cop charged for allegedly pointing gun at man

Apr. 22, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A longtime Philadelphia police detective who allegedly pointed a handgun at a man’ and threatened to kill him while off duty last year has been suspended with the intent to dismiss, city police officials announced Thursday. The action against...

Rabid bat bites child; other kids might have handled it

Apr. 22, 2021 17:10 PM EDT

PITCAIRN, Pa. (AP) — A rabid bat bit one child, and health officials on Thursday urged the parents of three other children who might have handled the bat to seek medical attention for them. The animal was captured on Monday in Pitcairn, about 15 miles (24 kilometers)...

Philly developer has big plans for Atlantic City's Showboat

Apr. 22, 2021 15:16 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — As it turns out, the $100 million indoor water park that Philadelphia developer Bart Blatstein is pursuing at a former Atlantic City casino was just the start of his efforts to bring family entertainment to the Showboat hotel. Blatstein has a...

Pirates' Ke’Bryan Hayes hurts wrist; Todd Frazier called up

Apr. 22, 2021 12:56 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Ke'Bryan Hayes has aggravated his left wrist injury while taking batting practice, delaying his potential return to the majors. Manager Derek Shelton declined to put a timetable on how much longer Hayes could be out. ...

Authorities believe remains are those of missing Amish teen

Apr. 22, 2021 12:44 PM EDT

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — Authorities strongly believe that remains found a day earlier in a grave along railroad tracks in southern Pennsylvania are those of a young Amish woman who disappeared last summer, a county prosecutor said Thursday. Lancaster County District...

Suns survive heave from Embiid in 116-113 win over 76ers

Apr. 22, 2021 01:56 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid grabbed a two-handed rebound, turned and heaved an 85-foot, right-handed strike with a throw ripped from Bryce Harper's playbook that banked off the glass and rattled off the front and back of the rim and out. The Philadelphia center was...

Báez hits slam, Cubs get boost from Mets errors in 16-4 romp

Apr. 22, 2021 01:04 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Javier Báez insisted he was seeing the ball well and had his timing down, though his approach was a little off and the results weren't what he wanted. This time, everything clicked. Báez hit a grand slam and the Chicago Cubs took...