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FILE - In this May 30, 2018 file photo, Cleveland Catholic Diocese Bishop Nelson Perez talks during an interview in Cleveland. The Vatican announced Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, that Perez will become the new leader of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, making him the first Hispanic archbishop to lead the region’s 1.3 million-member flock. (Lisa DeJong/The Plain Dealer via AP, File)

Cleveland bishop named Philadelphia’s next archbishop

Jan. 23, 2020 8:27 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The bishop of Cleveland will become the new leader of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, the Vatican announced Thursday, making him the first Hispanic archbishop to lead the region’s 1.3 million-member flock. A news conference was scheduled Thursday morning to introduce Nelson...

Pope accepts Charles Chaput's resignation as Philadelphia archbishop; Bishop Nelson Pérez of Cleveland to succeed him.

Jan. 23, 2020 7:25 AM EST
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pope accepts Charles Chaput's resignation as Philadelphia archbishop; Bishop Nelson Pérez of Cleveland to succeed him.
Pittsburgh's Xavier Johnson, left, shoots as Boston College's Nik Popovic defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Murphy's late jumper gives Pittsburgh a 74-72 win over BC

Jan. 23, 2020 12:20 AM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — His team's 10-point lead gone and a timeout at his disposal, Pittsburgh coach Jeff Capel could have called the Panthers over and tried to settle them down in the final seconds against Boston College on Wednesday night. Instead, Capel went the other way, trusting his players to make the...

Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet (23) reacts after hitting a three-pointer during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020 in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

VanVleet scores 22 as Raptors top 76ers for 5th straight win

Jan. 22, 2020 11:16 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Already without star center Joel Embiid, the Philadelphia 76ers couldn’t overcome losing another starter to injury. Pascal Siakam had 18 points and 15 rebounds, Fred VanVleet scored 22 and the Toronto Raptors beat the short-handed 76ers 107-95 on Wednesday night, extending their...

Army scores season high in 94-74 win over Lafayette

Jan. 22, 2020 9:53 PM EST

EASTON, Pa. (AP) — Matt Wilson had 23 points as Army romped past Lafayette 94-74 on Wednesday night. Lonnie Grayson added 21 points for the Black Knights. Tommy Funk had 19 points and 11 assists for Army (8-10, 3-4 Patriot League). Alex King added 14 points and seven rebounds. The 94 points were a season...

Rangers sign veteran LHP Nicasio to minor league contract

Jan. 22, 2020 8:10 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Free agent right-hander Juan Nicasio has signed a minor league contract with the Texas Rangers and will go to spring training as a non-roster invitee. Nicasio has played for six big league teams in his nine major league seasons, and was on an opening day roster each of the past...

Phillies add Liriano, Norris, Storen, Walker on minors deals

Jan. 22, 2020 5:00 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies have signed left-hander Francisco Liriano, right-handers Bud Norris and Drew Storen and infielder Neil Walker to minor league contracts with invitations to attend major league spring training. Liriano was 5-3 with a 3.47 ERA in 69 relief appearances for...

In this Sept. 5, 2019 photo, a gambler places sports bets at Bally's casino in Atlantic City, N.J. New Jersey gambling regulators have approved wagering on the XFL, becoming the sixth state to approve bets on the revived football league that last operated in 2001. Its season begins Feb. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

NJ OKs XFL bets, 6th state to allow wagers on revived league

Jan. 22, 2020 11:50 AM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey gambling regulators have authorized betting on XFL football games, becoming the sixth state to authorize wagers on the revived league. The state Division of Gaming Enforcement added the XFL to its list of approved events for sports betting on Jan. 15. The league's...

Justices order child sexual abuse jury report be kept sealed

Jan. 22, 2020 11:36 AM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A grand jury's findings about a central Pennsylvania man who said he victimized about 16 to 18 people will remain permanently sealed because the child sexual abuse report did not recommend government changes in the public interest, the state Supreme Court ruled Wednesday. The...

Theophalis Wilson, with friends and family behind him, walks out of the Criminal Justice Center in Philadelphia on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, after being exonerated for a triple murder that took place when he was 17 years old, for which he served 21 years in prison. (Jessica Griffin/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

Man cleared of murder walks free after 28 years in prison

Jan. 22, 2020 9:58 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man who served nearly three decades in prison for a triple killing in Philadelphia in what prosecutors called a “perfect storm” of injustice was freed after a judge threw out his conviction. “Theophalis Wilson, you are free to go,” Judge Tracy...