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King carries St. Francis (Pa.) over Robert Morris 72-69

Feb. 16, 2019 10:25 PM EST

LORETTO, Pa. (AP) — Jamaal King had 23 points as St. Francis (Pa.) stretched its win streak to seven games, narrowly beating Robert Morris 72-69 on Saturday night. Mark Flagg had 12 points and three blocks for St. Francis (14-11, 10-4 Northeast Conference). Keith Braxton added 11 points, 12 rebounds and...

Blackshear's 29 power No. 22 Virginia Tech by Pitt 70-64

Feb. 16, 2019 8:13 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kerry Blackshear Jr. was mid-answer when the sight of a couple of Virginia Tech teammates recording his postgame interview with phone in hand became a bit too intrusive. "I'm panicking, boy," Blackshear said. "You've got to get that off me." It was the first time all day the junior...

Flames snap 4-game skid, beating Penguins 5-4

Feb. 16, 2019 5:04 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A big second period ended up being just enough for the Calgary Flames. Michael Frolik had the first of four second-period goals for Calgary, and the Flames held on to snap a season-long four-game skid with a 5-4 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday. Frolik, Austin Czarnik, Travis...

Ready, Aim, Tweet; Brown fires at Roethlisberger, Tomlin

Feb. 16, 2019 4:57 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Antonio Brown's laundry list of issues with the Pittsburgh Steelers appears to include a problem with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger's leadership style and how head coach Mike Tomlin treated the Pro Bowl wide receiver during the regular-season finale against Cincinnati. Brown, who has...

Konecny's OT goal lifts Flyers past Red Wings 6-5

Feb. 16, 2019 4:55 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Travis Konecny and the Philadelphia Flyers were able to exhale after almost improbably coughing up two points. Konecny scored his second goal of the game 1:27 into overtime and Philadelphia bounced back from squandering a big lead to beat the Detroit Red Wings 6-5 on Saturday. "It feels...

Williams Jr. leads Duquesne past George Washington 85-69

Feb. 16, 2019 2:57 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Eric Williams Jr. scored 22 points, tying his season high, as Duquesne topped George Washington 85-69 on Saturday. Frankie Hughes added 21 points for the Dukes. Sincere Carry had 15 points and six assists for Duquesne (17-9, 8-5 Atlantic 10 Conference). Marcus Weathers added 12 points and...

Brodeur scores 36 to lead Penn past Dartmouth 82-79 in OT

Feb. 15, 2019 10:18 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — AJ Brodeur scored six of his career-high 36 points in overtime and grabbed the last rebound to help Pennsylvania beat Dartmouth 82-79 on Friday night. Dartmouth trailed 80-79 and had possession with 14.9 remaining in the extra period. Chris Knight drove to the basket but his shot rimmed...

Candy company exec who mass-produced Peeps gets his own day

Feb. 15, 2019 7:24 PM EST

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — With prime Peeps season about to get underway, the Pennsylvania city where they're "born" is honoring the man who brought marshmallow chicks to the masses. The (Allentown) Morning Call reports that Bethlehem Mayor Robert Donchez proclaimed Friday as "Bob Born Day" in a ceremony at...

Prosecutor explains challenge to Mumia Abu-Jamal hearing

Feb. 15, 2019 6:10 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia prosecutors say they're fighting an order that gives prison activist Mumia Abu-Jamal a new court hearing because the ruling is so broad it could undo countless other cases. District Attorney Larry Krasner filed a motion Friday outlining his challenge. The issue is now with...

Penguins activate D Justin Schultz off injured reserve

Feb. 15, 2019 4:50 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins have activated defenseman Justin Schultz off injured reserve. Pittsburgh made the move on Friday, clearing the way for Schultz to play for the first time since fracturing his left leg four months ago in Montreal. He's expected to be in the lineup on Saturday when...