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Brees, Saints singe sinking Eagles, 48-7

Nov. 18, 2018 10:07 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Drew Brees grinned, paused as if searching for the right words, and even let out the beginnings of a laugh. The Saints have made 40-point outings look routine lately, and the record-setting quarterback is trying to enjoy it without showing a hint of complacency. "It's a lot of points,...

Watch geeks drive booming trade in preowned pieces

Nov. 18, 2018 11:01 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Around two dozen traders sit in an open-layout second floor of a building in suburban Philadelphia. Surrounded by computer monitors, loud conversation and ringing phones, the energy on this trading floor is high and the commodity is blingy. At the headquarters of Govberg, they're not...

Cirelli scores in OT as Lightning beat Flyers 6-5

Nov. 18, 2018 12:34 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Anthony Cirelli saved the day for the Tampa Bay Lightning. Tampa Bay coughed up a four-goal lead, yet escaped with the win when Cirelli scored 1:47 into overtime to lift the Lightning to a 6-5 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday. Cirelli outmuscled Wayne Simmonds to gain...

2 ex-high school players convicted in alleged on-ice attack

Nov. 17, 2018 3:09 PM EST

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Two former Philadelphia-area high school hockey players have been placed on probation and ordered to do community service after being convicted of assaulting members of a rival team during a playoff game last year. Jurors in Montgomery County deliberated for nearly 11 hours over two...

Potential classic on Monday night in Chiefs-Rams, now in LA

Nov. 17, 2018 11:42 AM EST

What some are calling the NFL's Game of the Year already has made huge headlines by being moved out of Mexico City because of poor playing conditions. Chiefs-Rams is back in Los Angeles, in prime time and, if it lives up to its billing, could be a wild, high-scoring affair. Regardless of who wins, both clubs...

No. 12 Kansas St. beats E. Kentucky at Paradise Jam

Nov. 17, 2018 12:05 AM EST

ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) — Xavier Sneed scored 16 points to lead five Kansas State players in double figures, and the Wildcats led by as many as 31 points in the second half in their 95-68 win over Eastern Kentucky at the Paradise Jam on Friday night. Dean Wade and Cartier Diarra added 14...

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...

Phillies promote Chris Young to pitching coach

Nov. 16, 2018 7:05 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies have promoted Chris Young to pitching coach on manager Gabe Kapler's staff. Young was the assistant pitching coach last season. He replaces Rick Kranitz, who will not return to the team in 2019. Dave Lundquist will be the assistant pitching coach. He has been...

Concert pianist, Marian Anderson protege Burton-Lyles dies

Nov. 16, 2018 5:41 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Blanche Burton-Lyles, a concert pianist who was mentored by pioneering opera singer Marian Anderson, has died. She was 85. Burton-Lyles died of heart failure Monday at a rehabilitation center, according to Slater Funeral Home in Philadelphia. Burton-Lyles was born and raised in...

Stranded camel entertains motorists along snowy roadway

Nov. 16, 2018 10:45 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The surprisingly powerful winter storm that swept across Pennsylvania brought some surprising sights with it, including a camel stranded along a snowy roadway. Motorists traveling about 40 miles (64 kilometers) north of Philadelphia started tweeting about the camel and posted video on...