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Most Pennsylvania GOP backed Trump to the end, and still do

Jan. 21, 2021 7:08 AM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — With Donald Trump out of the White House, Pennsylvania's Republican Party shows no sign of walking away from a president who lost control of Congress, carried out an unprecedented campaign to overturn an election and is blamed by some in his party for inciting a violent assault on...

Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) gets a shot past Washington Capitals goaltender Vitek Vanecek (41) for an overtime goal in an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. The Penguins won 5-4. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

The Latest: Wizards-Bucks game postponed

Jan. 20, 2021 11:12 PM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Washington’s game Friday at the Milwaukee Bucks has been postponed by the NBA because the Wizards have too few players available due to coronavirus issues. It is the Wizards’ sixth consecutive game that was...

Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid, left, shoots over Boston Celtics center Daniel Theis during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Embiid scores 42, leads 76ers past Celtics 117-109

Jan. 20, 2021 10:40 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid has been the early season MVP for the Sixers. At this rate, the All-Star center could be in contention for a bigger prize. Embiid had 42 points and 10 rebounds, and Tobias Harris scored 22 points to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 117-109 win over the Boston Celtics on...

Girl, 9, dies after being shot in head in Philadelphia home

Jan. 20, 2021 2:33 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities say a 9-year-old girl shot in the head in a north Philadelphia home has died. Police called to the address just after 11 a.m. Wednesday reported finding the girl with a gunshot wound to the right side of the temple. She was taken to Temple University Hospital in critical...

St. Louis Blues' Mike Hoffman (68) and San Jose Sharks' Fredrik Handemark (37) chase after a loose puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Capped out: Flat salary cap makes NHL teams get creative

Jan. 20, 2021 11:01 AM EST

In the 16 years since the salary cap has been a reality in the NHL, it never has been this much of a challenge to maneuver. Teams that made moves in 2019 and right up to the 2020 trade deadline expected the cap to increase substantially from the current $81.5 million. Then the coronavirus pandemic hit, the league...

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Chad Henne celebrates after a run during the second half of an NFL divisional round football game against the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in Kansas City. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Chiefs' Chad Henne goes from backup QB to playoff stage

Jan. 20, 2021 2:42 AM EST

Chad Henne came off the bench cold in the heat of a tense playoff game and delivered the game-sealing plays for Kansas City in his most consequential performance in a win since 2013. Henne became just the latest understudy quarterback to deliver a memorable performance in the postseason when he relieved an...

Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Brian Elliott watches the shot from Buffalo Sabres' Dylan Cozens during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton)

Elliott stops 40, Konecny scores as Flyers beat Sabres 3-0

Jan. 19, 2021 10:42 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A night after getting routed, Brian Elliott gave the Flyers exactly the skillful, steady performance they needed — with a little luck, too. The veteran goalie made 40 saves and was twice helped by the post in his 41st career shutout, Travis Konecny scored his fourth goal in four...

President-elect Joe Biden speaks during a COVID-19 memorial, with lights placed around the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Biden marks nation's Covid grief before inauguration pomp

Jan. 19, 2021 8:12 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hours from inauguration, President-elect Joe Biden paused on what might have been his triumphal entrance to Washington Tuesday evening to mark instead the national tragedy of the coronavirus pandemic with a moment of collective grief for Americans lost. His arrival coincided with the...

File-This Oct. 11, 2020, file photo shows Baltimore Ravens running back Mark Ingram (21) running the ball against Cincinnati Bengals cornerback William Jackson (22) during the second half of an NFL football game in Baltimore. The three-time Pro Bowl running back has been released by the Baltimore Ravens, who used the 10-year veteran as a starter for the first seven games this season before dropping him deep on the depth chart. (AP Photo/Terrance Williams, File)

Ravens release RB Mark Ingram, who lost starting job in 2020

Jan. 19, 2021 4:40 PM EST

Three-time Pro Bowl running back Mark Ingram has been released by the Baltimore Ravens, who used the 10-year veteran as a starter for the first seven games this season before dropping him deep on the depth chart. The 31-year-old Ingram was on the inactive list for four of Baltimore's last five games, including...

Flags are placed on the National Mall, looking towards the Washington Monument, and the Lincoln Memorial, ahead of the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Correction: Biden-Inauguration story

Jan. 19, 2021 3:59 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In a story January 18, 2021, about the inauguration, The Associated Press erroneously reported that 200,000 small flags displayed on the National Mall were placed there to honor the nearly 400,000 Americans killed in the coronavirus pandemic. The flag were designed to represent people...