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Embiid leads Sixers to 7th straight win, 116-105 over Magic

Feb. 24, 2018 9:21 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia 76ers coach Brett Brown was sticking with his subs no matter what. With 5:45 left in their 116-105 victory over the Orlando Magic on Saturday, the Sixers led by 22 points. With 1:25 left, the lead was down to nine, and the Magic had the ball. But Mario Hezonja's 3 spilled...

Spring training roundup: Ohtani pulled early in Angels debut

Feb. 24, 2018 9:07 PM EST

Shohei Ohtani went only one way in his spring training debut for the Los Angeles Angels and got pulled early. The Japanese star pitcher and hitter was scheduled to throw two innings in his start Saturday, but was taken out after giving up two hits and two walks in 1 1/3 innings during a 6-5 win over Milwaukee....

Flyers top Sens 5-3 for 5th straight victory

Feb. 24, 2018 7:04 PM EST

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers remain on a roll. Brandon Manning had a goal and two assists and Philadelphia earned its fifth consecutive victory in a 5-3 win over Ottawa on Saturday. Claude Giroux, Ivan Provorov, Robert Hagg and Nolan Patrick also scored and Petr Mrazek made 25 saves in...

Rare Declaration of Independence copy 1 of James Madison's 2

Feb. 24, 2018 5:29 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — During the Civil War, the precious document was hidden behind wallpaper in a home in Virginia to keep Union soldiers from finding it. Later, it sat in a closet in Kentucky, in a broken frame, unappreciated and stored in a cardboard box. And later still it was stuck behind a cabinet in the...

Flyers top Sens 5-3 for 5th straight victory

Feb. 24, 2018 5:06 PM EST

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Brandon Manning had a goal and two assists and the Philadelphia Flyers topped the Ottawa Senators 5-3 on Saturday for their fifth consecutive victory. Ivan Provorov, Robert Hagg, Claude Giroux and Nolan Patrick also scored for the Flyers. Petr Mrazek made 25 saves in his second start...

Rare Declaration of Independence copy 1 of James Madison's 2

Feb. 24, 2018 12:41 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — During the Civil War, the precious document was hidden behind wallpaper in a home in Virginia to keep Union soldiers from finding it. Later, it sat in a closet in Kentucky, in a broken frame, unappreciated and stored in a cardboard box. And later still it was stuck behind a cabinet in the...

Longtime Jets LB David Harris retires after 11 seasons

Feb. 23, 2018 10:56 PM EST

The Hitman has made his final tackle. Former New York Jets linebacker David Harris, second on the team's career tackles list, retired Friday night after 11 NFL seasons. Harris made the announcement in a statement released on Twitter by his agents . "After 11 years of having played the greatest team sport at its...

Pair charged in numerous robberies, thefts at Walmart stores

Feb. 23, 2018 2:59 PM EST

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Two men face numerous charges in connection with a series of armed robberies and thefts that targeted Walmart stores across seven Pennsylvania counties. Authorities say 28-year-old Jon Beverly, of Philadelphia, and 26-year-old Maurkeece Foreman, of Pottstown stole more than $52,000...

Patrick, Mrazek lift streaking Flyers over Blue Jackets 2-1

Feb. 23, 2018 12:07 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Petr Mrazek showed just why the Flyers traded for him. Mrazek made 19 saves in his Philadelphia debut and Nolan Patrick scored the go-ahead goal midway through the third period, leading the streaking Flyers to a 2-1 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday night. Claude Giroux...

GOP congressmen challenge new Pennsylvania district map

Feb. 22, 2018 7:18 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's highest court overstepped its authority in drawing new congressional district lines and did not give state lawmakers enough time to produce a map of their own, eight Republican congressmen said in a lawsuit filed Thursday. The complaint in Harrisburg federal court...