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The Latest: Cosby accusers say he got what he deserved

Sep. 25, 2018 11:46 PM EDT

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on Bill Cosby's sentencing hearing (all times local): 6:35 p.m. Bill Cosby's accusers say the comedian got what he deserved when a judge sentenced him to prison for sexual assault. Some of the women who allege Cosby drugged and raped them spoke out Tuesday after he was...

Cosby in cuffs: TV star gets 3 to 10 years for sex assault

Sep. 25, 2018 11:00 PM EDT

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — At an age when other Hollywood stars are settling into retirement and collecting lifetime-achievement awards, an 81-year-old Bill Cosby was led away to prison in handcuffs Tuesday, sentenced to three to 10 years behind bars in what was seen by many of his accusers as a reckoning...

Van Riemsdyk, mascot the big moves for Flyers for '18 season

Sep. 25, 2018 4:59 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers needed a true No. 1 goalie. They needed to shake up the nucleus of a franchise that hasn't won a playoff series since 2012. The Flyers needed to add some sort of impact player behind James van Riemsdyk to prove they will again be nothing more than a fringe...

Flyers look to snap string of mediocre seasons

Sep. 25, 2018 4:27 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA FLYERS LAST SEASON: 42-26-14, 98 Points. Third in Metropolitan Division. Lost to Pittsburgh Penguins in first round of Eastern Conference playoffs. COACH: Dave Hakstol (fourth season, fourth NHL season). ADDED: F James van Riemsdyk, D Christian Folin. LOST: F Matt Read, D Brandon Manning. PLAYER TO...

Andrea Constand's impact statement: Bill Cosby 'robbed me'

Sep. 25, 2018 1:05 PM EDT

Victim impact statement submitted in writing by Andrea Constand, the former Temple University employee whom Bill Cosby was convicted of drugging and sexually assaulting in 2004, and released by prosecutors at Cosby's sentencing Tuesday in Norristown, Pennsylvania: To truly understand the impact that sexual...

Vinni Lettieri's OT goal sends Rangers past Devils

Sep. 25, 2018 12:59 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Vinni Lettieri scored at 3:53 of overtime to give the New York Rangers a 4-3 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Monday night. Steven Fogarty, Timothy Gettinger and Chris Kreider also scored for New York, which built a 3-1 lead 31 seconds into the third period. Nico Hischier and Taylor...

Taillon outpitches Hamels, Pirates beat Cubs 5-1.

Sep. 25, 2018 12:44 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Cole Hamels gave the Chicago Cubs something to celebrate when he hit his second career home run. They'll have to wait at least another day for a playoff party. Jameson Taillon outpitched Hamels, Francisco Cervelli hit a two-run homer and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Cubs 5-1 victory on...

Flyers introduce odd-looking mascot, soak in the comments

Sep. 25, 2018 12:06 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers have introduced an odd-looking new team mascot — a 7-foot fuzzy creature named Gritty with a wild, orange beard. The character's debut triggered an outpouring of comments online, including "Good luck sleeping tonight, Flyers fans" and comparisons to ZZ Top...

The Latest: Prosecutor wants 5 to 10 years for Cosby

Sep. 24, 2018 9:07 PM EDT

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on Bill Cosby's sentencing hearing (all times local): 4:10 p.m. Prosecutors are asking a judge to sentence Bill Cosby to five to 10 years in prison for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman at his suburban Philadelphia home. Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin...

Cosby prosecutor asks for 5 to 10 years in prison

Sep. 24, 2018 5:51 PM EDT

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Declaring Bill Cosby doesn't deserve a free pass because of his advanced age, prosecutors on Monday asked a judge to sentence the comedian to five to 10 years in prison for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman, while the defense argued that he is too old and helpless to do time...