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Embiid scores 47 as 76ers beat Jokic, Nuggets 126-119

Jan. 28, 2023 19:09 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid won the battle of MVP candidates with 47 points and 18 rebounds as the Philadelphia 76ers extended their winning streak to seven games with a 126-119 win over Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets on Saturday. Jokic and Embiid have finished first and...

Dismissal of lawsuit over Columbus Day name change upheld

Jan. 28, 2023 13:17 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld a lower court's dismissal of a lawsuit alleging that the mayor of Philadelphia discriminated against Italian Americans in renaming the city's Columbus Day holiday to Indigenous Peoples' Day. A U.S. District judge ruled a year...

NFC title game a Philly reunion for 49ers DC DeMeco Ryans

Jan. 28, 2023 11:49 AM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — DeMeco Ryans' influence on the NFC championship runs through both locker rooms. Ryans finished his playing career as a linebacker for Philadelphia, earning the nickname “Mufasa” (from “The Lion King”) for the leadership skills that he taught the...

Lawmakers appeal ruling on legality of impeaching Philly DA

Jan. 26, 2023 18:28 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republican state lawmakers on Thursday filed an appeal with the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, hoping to preserve elements of their impeachment case against an elected progressive Philadelphia prosecutor. The appeal asks the state's highest court to review last...

FDA's advisers back plan to simplify COVID-19 vaccinations

Jan. 26, 2023 18:09 PM EST

The U.S. is poised to make COVID-19 vaccinations more like a yearly flu shot, a major shift in strategy despite a long list of questions about how to best protect against a still rapidly mutating virus. The Food and Drug Administration asked its scientific advisers Thursday to help...

49ers' McCaffrey misses another practice, but vows to play

Jan. 26, 2023 16:28 PM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco 49ers star running back Christian McCaffrey missed his second straight practice with a calf injury but said he will be available for the NFC title game. McCaffrey played through the calf injury during a divisional-round win over Dallas but...

49ers-Eagles NFC championship matchup has old-school feel

Jan. 26, 2023 15:25 PM EST

Nasty defenses. Strong rushing offenses. Physical in the trenches. This 49ers-Eagles matchup in the NFC championship game Sunday has all the elements of old-school football. But don’t overlook all the playmakers at the skill positions on both teams. ...

Wide receivers Brown, Smith form 'Dynamic Duo' for Eagles

Jan. 26, 2023 07:53 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The caricatures on Nick Sirianni’s T-shirt depicted A.J. Brown making a one-handed grab and DeVonta Smith holding the ball as he struck a Heisman Trophy pose. The caption read: “The Dynamic Duo.” The Eagles coach wears all kinds of Philly...

James Harden, Tyrese Maxey lead 76ers past Nets, 137-133

Jan. 25, 2023 23:51 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — James Harden hit two 3-pointers and had a driving layup in the final four minutes against his former Brooklyn teammates and the Philadelphia 76ers stretched their winning streak to six games, outscoring the Nets 137-133 on Wednesday night. Tyrese Maxey led the...

Pennsylvania passes 'forever chemicals' drinking water limit

Jan. 25, 2023 10:59 AM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania has enacted a statewide drinking water limit on two forms of highly toxic chemicals, nicknamed “forever chemicals.” The rule, published earlier this month in the official register of state government agency actions, sets a limit of 14 parts...