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Hot-shooting Villanova beats Xavier for 6th straight win

Jan. 18, 2019 11:55 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Midway through the second half against Xavier, Villanova's Phil Booth launched a 3-pointer that bounced high off the rim before dropping through the net. Things are just falling the right way for Booth and the Wildcats right now. Booth scored 22 points, Collin Gillespie added 18 and No....

Eagles' player who dropped pass thanks 2nd-grader for letter

Jan. 18, 2019 2:39 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Alshon Jeffery has been getting lots of support from fans after dropping a critical pass in a playoff game, including from a second-grader who wrote him a supportive letter. Jeffery stopped by Abigail Johnson's classroom in West Chester on Thursday to...

Jurors convict man in Temple University student slaying

Jan. 17, 2019 7:20 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man was convicted of murder and sentenced to life without possibility of parole Thursday in the slaying of a 22-year-old Temple University student. Jurors convicted Joshua Hupperterz of first-degree murder and possession of an instrument of crime in the death of Jenna Burleigh. He...

Police still searching for suspect in crash that injured 4

Jan. 17, 2019 4:31 AM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Authorities in Pennsylvania still are searching for a man they say led authorities on a multi-state car chase that caused two crashes, injuring several people including officers and a 3-year-old boy. The News Journal of Wilmington, Delaware, reported Wednesday that Philadelphia...

Sean Couturier has hat trick, Flyers beat Bruins 4-3

Jan. 17, 2019 2:29 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Sean Couturier had a hat trick, Carter Hart stopped 39 shots and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Boston Bruins 4-3 on Wednesday night. Couturier scored twice within 90 seconds in the second period and sealed the win with his 19th goal late in the third for his first career...

Couturier hat trick rallies Flyers past Bruins 4-3

Jan. 16, 2019 11:14 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The doors to the Philadelphia Flyers locker room opened and Lionel Ritchie's "All Night Long" was cranked at full volume. Raise the roof and have some fun? Sure, the Flyers could afford to cut loose for a change and enjoy a rare string of success in an otherwise waste of a season. Heck,...

Outpouring of generosity for TSA workers, others without pay

Jan. 16, 2019 9:06 PM EST

The partial government shutdown is a double-whammy for Cara and Philip Mangone, a married couple from Philadelphia. Both are agents with the Transportation Safety Administration, both working full time at the Philadelphia airport. Neither knows when they might again start drawing their paychecks. Part-time jobs...

Boxing series set to return to Philadelphia

Jan. 16, 2019 7:01 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Yo Adrian, boxing is set to return to Philadelphia. Live Nation announced Wednesday a series of boxing matches set to run at the restored Metropolitan Opera House. The debut card is set for Feb. 23 and it's the first time boxing will run in the venue since 1954. Originally built in...

Jaguars hire DeFilippo as OC, fill remaining staff positions

Jan. 16, 2019 5:54 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — John DeFilippo got his first NFL job working for Tom Coughlin, serving as a quality control coach for the New York Giants in 2005-06. Fourteen years later, and with a resume that includes tutoring Mark Sanchez and Carson Wentz as rookies and winning a Super Bowl with backup Nick...

Florists to duke it out in Philly at Interflora World Cup

Jan. 16, 2019 5:42 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — This year's theme at the Philadelphia Flower Show might be "Flower Power" but not all events at the annual floral festival will be about peace and harmony. The show will also play host to the Interflora World Cup, where designers from 23 countries will fight it out over several rounds...