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Hart makes 40 saves as Flyers beat Blackhawks 3-1

Mar. 22, 2019 12:11 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Carter Hart is looking to help the Philadelphia Flyers rally into a playoff spot. If the 20-year-old rookie is feeling any pressure, it's hard to tell. Hart made 40 saves and James van Reimsdyk snapped a tie in the third period, helping the Flyers beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-1 on Thursday...

Marcus Smart fined $50,000 by NBA for shoving Embiid

Mar. 21, 2019 9:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart has been fined $50,000 by the NBA for forcefully shoving Philadelphia's Joel Embiid to the floor. Kiki VanDeWeghe, the NBA's executive vice president of basketball operations, noted Smart's repeated acts of unsportsmanlike conduct during games this season...

450 cocaine bricks worth $38M found at Philadelphia port

Mar. 21, 2019 5:41 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — U.S. customs officials say drug dogs sniffed out 450 bricks of cocaine in Philadelphia, the city's largest seizure of the drug in more than two decades. Local, state and federal law enforcement officials said Thursday the cocaine was found inside 13 duffel bags in a shipping container....

Eagles sign defensive end Vinny Curry to 1-year deal

Mar. 21, 2019 4:40 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Eagles have signed defensive end Vinny Curry to a one-year contract. Curry returns to Philadelphia after spending one year with the Buccaneers. He played his first six seasons for the Eagles, starting all 19 games when the team won the Super Bowl two years ago. Curry has 24½...

Indicted Philly labor leader challenges bribery charges

Mar. 21, 2019 3:08 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A powerful Philadelphia labor leader says the government overreached in charging him with bribing a city councilman. Johnny "Doc" Dougherty (DOK'-uhr-tee) wants a judge to dismiss a dozen charges in the 116-count indictment filed against him, the councilman and others. The January...

Flyers, Blackhawks, Sabres and Lightning to Europe in '19-20

Mar. 21, 2019 5:54 AM EDT

Jakub Voracek was psyched at the mere suggestion the Philadelphia Flyers might play an NHL game in his native Czech Republic. "I'm not going to lie to you, it would be great," Voracek said with a smile. "Obviously to play an NHL game in your home country, it'd be awesome." Voracek will get that chance next season...

Embiid gets 37 and 22 to lead 76ers past Celtics 118-115

Mar. 20, 2019 11:13 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Boston's recent dominance of the Philadelphia 76ers has been frustrating for Joel Embiid. So when Marcus Smart angrily shoved the star big man to the ground, Embiid had finally had enough. Embiid had 37 points, 22 rebounds and a key block on Kyrie Irving with 35 seconds remaining, and...

Defending champ Villanova enters NCAAs from different angle

Mar. 20, 2019 8:43 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Villanova is coming into the NCAA Tournament this year from an unfamiliar angle. The defending national champions bring the cache that comes with two NCAA titles in the last three seasons, along with a couple of key senior leaders who have a wealth of postseason experience and, of...

Mom admits plotting girl's death: 'I wanted her to go away'

Mar. 20, 2019 7:44 PM EDT

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The mother of a girl who was raped, murdered and dismembered testified Wednesday that she helped plot the attack and carry it out, telling her daughter before her death that "I can't help you anymore." Appearing to smirk at times, Sara Packer calmly recounted how she watched her...

Officials: Temple mumps outbreak swells to 74 likely cases

Mar. 20, 2019 4:57 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia health officials say they now believe 74 people have contracted mumps at Temple University. City Department of Health spokesman James Garrow said Wednesday there are 15 confirmed cases and 59 probable cases, all but three of them in Philadelphia. Probable diagnoses indicate...