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Woman pleads guilty to bludgeoning, crushing boyfriend

Dec. 4, 2018 11:26 AM EST

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — A woman has pleaded guilty to killing her boyfriend by stabbing him, hitting him with a table leg and crushing him under the weight of her roughly 300 pounds. Windi Thomas, of Erie, faces a sentence of 18 to 36 years after pleading guilty to third-degree murder. She had been scheduled for...

Butler, Simmons spark 76ers past Grizzlies 103-95

Dec. 2, 2018 10:02 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jimmy Butler and Ben Simmons have started wearing white headbands — yes, they are a headband of brothers — as a symbol of their commitment to defense. But the 76ers stars wanted to make more than a fashion statement — Butler and Simmons made a high-stakes pledge to...

Flyers eye new approach in GM, unlike 'unyielding' Hextall

Nov. 27, 2018 4:39 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers fired general manager Ron Hextall because — to swipe a page from their glory days — he was Broad Street Bullheaded. Hextall preached patience. The Flyers want to win now. That clash of ideology turned toxic in Philadelphia's front office, and it...

Jorgensen, Baldwin help Butler rally past Mississippi 83-76

Nov. 16, 2018 11:34 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Butler coach LaVall Jordan enjoyed the view from the best seat in Hinkle Fieldhouse on Friday. He watched Paul Jorgensen deliver some early scoring punches at Mississippi then had a front row seat to watch Kamar Baldwin's closing flurry. Jorgensen scored 21 of his career-high 27 points...

Butler, Embiid lead Sixers past Jazz 113-107

Nov. 16, 2018 10:57 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jimmy Butler had the sellout crowd chanting his name and singing his favorite theme song. Butler scored 28 points in his home debut, Joel Embiid had 23 and the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Utah Jazz 113-107 on Friday night. Butler, the four-time All-Star acquired Monday from Minnesota in...