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Jets sign former Rams DB Blake Countess

Oct. 15, 2019 5:43 PM EDT

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have signed defensive back Blake Countess and waived cornerback Arthur Maulet. Countess was most recently with Philadelphia, which claimed him off waivers from the Rams in May but waived him in August. He was a sixth-round draft pick of the Eagles in 2016. He was...

Police: Woman to face charges in slayings of 2 kids, man

Oct. 15, 2019 5:11 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia police say a woman will face charges in the shooting deaths of her two young daughters and their father assuming she recovers from a gunshot wound they believe was self-inflicted, and from which she "demanded not to be resuscitated." Officers called to a row home in the...

From tank to title talk, 76ers primed for championship run

Oct. 15, 2019 4:35 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Charles Barkley had a statue dedicated in his honor outside the 76ers' complex, the franchise for which he played the bulk of his Hall of Fame career — and later poked fun at as an analyst when the team tanked. Billy Cunningham was Barkley's first NBA coach and joked the Sixers...

Despite loss, Eagles have hope in NFC East

Oct. 14, 2019 5:58 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The best thing that happened for the Philadelphia Eagles over the weekend took place in a different game between two other teams. After Kirk Cousins torched Philadelphia's depleted secondary and the Minnesota Vikings rolled to a 38-20 victory Sunday, the New York Jets knocked off the...

Chicago Cubs to interview Kapler, Espada for manager's job

Oct. 14, 2019 2:40 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs say they plan to interview former Philadelphia manager Gabe Kapler and Houston bench coach Joe Espada this week about their managerial opening. The Astros have an off day Monday ahead of Game 3 in the ALCS in New York on Tuesday. Kapler was fired last week after going...

Where you die can affect your chance of being an organ donor

Oct. 14, 2019 12:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — If Roland Henry had died in a different part of the country, his organs might have been recovered. And lives could have been saved. But the local organ collection agency said no. It gave no reason, no explanation to his family, though the Connecticut man appeared to be a well-qualified...

Memphis, Houston share top spot in AAC preseason hoops poll

Oct. 14, 2019 12:02 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Houston and Memphis share the top spot in the American Athletic Association's preseason basketball coaches' poll. The Cougars and Tigers finished with 113 points. Houston received seven first-place votes, while Memphis got four first-place votes in the poll released Monday at the...

In or out? Court case on job bias casts pall on LGBT fests

Oct. 13, 2019 8:28 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — National Coming Out Day festivities were tempered this year by anxiety that some LGBT folk may have to go back into the closet so they can make a living, depending on what the Supreme Court decides about workplace discrimination law. But the mere fact that words like "transgender" are...

Eagles' thin pass defense exploited by Vikings

Oct. 13, 2019 6:51 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Philadelphia cornerback Rasul Douglas settled in near the sideline after his initial backpedal, playing zone coverage while Minnesota's Stefon Diggs kept on speeding down the field midway through the second quarter. That safety help over the top never came. Diggs hauled in the 51-yard...

Seahawks flying high as they visit unpredictable Browns

Oct. 12, 2019 12:37 PM EDT

The Seahawks were supposed to be continuing their retool this year, one season after their remake helped get them back into the playoffs. Instead, they have one of the NFL's best records. The Browns were pegged (hyped?) to be a budding powerhouse with all of the improvements in talent, plus the predicted maturity...