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FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2020, file photo, Dallas Mavericks' Luka Doncic (77) is fouled by Los Angeles Clippers' Marcus Morris Sr. during the first half of an NBA basketball first-round playoff game in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Doncic's first experience with the playoffs ended with questions about whether Morris was intentionally trying to hurt the young Dallas sensation in a first-round series won by LA. The Mavericks might have hinted at what they thought through trades and draft picks during this abbreviated offseason. Dallas acquired James Johnson and his black belt in karate from the Oklahoma City Thunder after using the club's first-round choice at No. 18 overall on Josh Green, who was a strong defender in his only season at Arizona. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, File)

Mavs talk tough by adding protectors for young star Doncic

Dec. 1, 2020 7:29 PM EST

Luka Doncic's first experience with the playoffs ended with questions about whether Marcus Morris of the Los Angeles Clippers was intentionally trying to hurt the young Dallas sensation in a first-round series won by LA. The Mavericks might have hinted at what they thought through trades and draft picks during...

Philadelphia Eagles' Carson Wentz, right, and Seattle Seahawks' Russell Wilson meet after an NFL football game, Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Eagles' troubles start at the top with personnel decisions

Dec. 1, 2020 7:29 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Three years after winning a Super Bowl, the Philadelphia Eagles are spiraling. There are questions about coach Doug Pederson’s job security and Carson Wentz’s future as quarterback. But the responsibility for the team’s collapse begins at the top. The Eagles (3-7-1)...

Pennsylvania treasurer offers loan to fund highway projects

Dec. 1, 2020 6:50 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's state treasurer said Tuesday that his agency has come up with plans to prevent shutdowns of highway construction and safety work amid tax collections lagging because of economic fallout from the pandemic. In a statement, Treasurer Joe Torsella said he was prepared to...

FILE - In this April 26, 2018 file photo, Bill Cosby, center, leaves the the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa., after being convicted of drugging and molesting a woman. The actor has spent more than two years in prison since he was convicted of sexual assault in the first celebrity trial of the #MeToo era. Now the Pennsylvania Supreme Court is set to hear his appeal of the conviction on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. The arguments will focus on the trial judge's decision to let five other accusers testify for the prosecution.  (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

Cosby's sex assault conviction goes before high-level court

Dec. 1, 2020 6:26 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pennsylvania's highest court questioned Tuesday whether Bill Cosby's alleged history of intoxicating and sexually assaulting young women amounted to a signature crime pattern, given studies that show as many as half of all sexual assaults involve drugs or alcohol. Cosby, 83, hopes to...

FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2019, file photo, Philadelphia 76ers' Ben Simmons, right, and Joel Embiid talk during an NBA basketball game against the New Orleans Pelicans in Philadelphia. The 76ers new coach Doc Rivers is set to begin his first training camp with the team trying to unlock the potential of All-Stars Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid.(AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

76ers coach Rivers needs to tap into Simmons' potential

Dec. 1, 2020 5:51 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ben Simmons captioned an Instagram post celebrating his selection to Forbes’ list of top young athletes under 30 with “They stay talking. I stay working.” They’re always talking about Simmons in Philly. They — fans, teammates, media, gossip columnists...

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) throws a pass as he gets around Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Dawuane Smoot (94) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Matt Stamey)

Game on? Steelers, Ravens set to finally meet ... maybe

Dec. 1, 2020 5:38 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Tomlin isn't into hypotheticals. The longtime Pittsburgh Steelers coach prefers to deal with what is happening, not what might happen. This season, however, has challenged that approach. The unbeaten Steelers (10-0) are scheduled to host some semblance of the Baltimore Ravens (6-4)...

Pennsylvania state Sen. Doug Mastriano, R-Franklin, attends a hearing of the Pennsylvania State Senate Majority Policy Committee, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, in Gettysburg, Pa. Mastriano revealed Monday that he has COVID-19, confirming the positive test five days after he went to the White House to meet with President Donald Trump and went maskless at a packed public meeting to discuss efforts to overturn President-elect Joe Biden's victory. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

After White House test, Pa. senator calls COVID-19 case mild

Dec. 1, 2020 4:55 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Republican state lawmaker from Pennsylvania revealed Monday that he has COVID-19, confirming the positive test five days after he went to the White House to meet with President Donald Trump and went maskless at a packed public meeting to discuss efforts to overturn President-elect...

US Supreme Court asked to block Biden win in Pennsylvania

Dec. 1, 2020 4:44 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republicans attempting to undo President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in Pennsylvania asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to take up their lawsuit, three days after it was thrown out by the highest court in the battleground state. In the request to the U.S. Supreme Court,...

Seattle Seahawks' DK Metcalf, left, is tackled by Philadelphia Eagles' Darius Slay during the first half of an NFL football game, Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton)

Seattle's defense coming around just in time for stretch run

Dec. 1, 2020 4:20 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Justifiably maligned for the first half of the season, something has happened to the Seattle Seahawks defense in the past three weeks. They’re getting stops. They’re causing disruption and forcing turnovers. They’re starting to be the complement to Seattle’s...

Snow falls in the central business district, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, in Johnstown, Pa. (Todd Berkey/The Tribune-Democrat via AP)

Virus testing 'strike teams' to fan out across Pennsylvania

Dec. 1, 2020 4:04 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Regional “strike teams” will fan out across Pennsylvania over the next 12 weeks in a bid to improve the state's coronavirus testing efforts, the governor announced Tuesday, as health officials anticipated a post-Thanksgiving surge in new cases. The Department of Health...