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Monty Williams hoping to give Suns some needed stability

May. 22, 2019 10:15 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Suns have gone through coaches like tear-away racing visors, the count up to five in five years. The instability has hurt them on the court, the run of playoff-less appearances stretching to nine straight seasons with this year's 19-63 finish. Monty Williams, the man GM James...

LEADING OFF: Scherzer vs. deGrom, Hamels faces Phillies

May. 22, 2019 3:02 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: CURTAIN UP! LIGHT THE LIGHTS! Max Scherzer, the 2016 and '17 NL Cy Young Award winner, starts for Washington and Jacob deGrom, the 2018 NL Cy Young winner, starts for the New York Mets in a rematch of opening-day starters. The Mets won the opener 2-0 as deGrom...

Philadelphia mayor easily fends off 2 challengers in primary

May. 21, 2019 11:00 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Democrat Jim Kenney is poised to keep his job as mayor of the nation's sixth largest city after fending off two challengers in Tuesday's primary who criticized his signature achievement: a soda tax to help provide free preschool classes. The victory all but assures Kenney will stay on...

The Latest: Philadelphia mayor fends off 2 in primary

May. 21, 2019 9:08 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic primary for Philadelphia mayor (all times local): 9:05 p.m. Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney is poised to keep his job after fending off two challengers in the city's Democratic primary. Tuesday night's victory all but assures Kenney will stay on as...

In Pennsylvania, Trump touts 2020 chances, swipes at Biden

May. 21, 2019 6:11 AM EDT

MONTOURSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump voiced confidence Monday in his ability to win a repeat victory in Pennsylvania in 2020 and took a fresh swipe at one of his leading Democratic rivals, telling rallygoers that native son Joe Biden had abandoned them by representing Delaware in the Senate. In...

The Latest: Trump claims Biden 'deserted' Pennsylvania

May. 21, 2019 1:09 AM EDT

MONTOURSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's campaign rally in Pennsylvania (all times local): 8:45 p.m. President Donald Trump is claiming that former Vice President Joe Biden "deserted" Pennsylvania. Trump and Biden have made Pennsylvania front and center in the efforts to win the...

Harper, Realmuto power Phillies past Rockies 7-5 for sweep

May. 19, 2019 6:07 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bryce Harper is back. The $330 million slugger homered for the second straight day and pinch-hitter J.T. Realmuto also went deep to help the Philadelphia Phillies complete a three-game sweep of the Colorado Rockies with a 7-5 victory Sunday. Harper's tiebreaking, two-run shot in the...

Biden rejects Democrats' anger in call for national unity

May. 19, 2019 6:12 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — His party may be enraged by Donald Trump's presidency, but Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden insisted Saturday that Democrats will not defeat the Republican president if they pick an angry nominee. Facing thousands of voters in his native Pennsylvania for the second time as a...

Eagles' Chris Long announces retirement after 11 NFL seasons

May. 19, 2019 2:03 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Eagles defensive lineman Chris Long announced his retirement from football Saturday night, ending an 11-year NFL playing career that included winning two Super Bowl titles and the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award. Long posted his decision on Twitter , with a tweet that included a...

Stefan Frei records 6 saves in scoreless draw with Union

May. 18, 2019 9:43 PM EDT

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Stefan Frei had six saves for his fifth shutout of the season, and the Seattle Sounders played to a scoreless draw with the Philadelphia Union on Saturday night. Frei pushed Brenden Aaronson's shot to safety in the 18th minute and corralled the rebound of a low knuckler in the 53rd for...