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AP source: Simmons won't report to 76ers' training camp

Sep. 22, 2021 02:52 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ben Simmons may have missed his last playoff free throw with the Sixers. Simmons will not report to Philadelphia 76ers' training camp next week and prefers to continue his NBA career with another team, a person with direct knowledge of the player’s...

Realmuto's 2-run triple in 10th leads Phillies past O's 3-2

Sep. 22, 2021 01:26 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bryce Harper put his head down and sprinted from first base as soon as J.T. Realmuto lined an opposite-field shot to right. He waited for his cue from Phillies fans to figure out how far he should take his breathless dash. “I...

Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit won't run in Pa Derby

Sep. 21, 2021 22:28 PM EDT

BENSALEM, Pa. (AP) — Medina Spirit, the Kentucky Derby winner who failed a postrace drug test, won’t run in Saturday’s $1 million Pennsylvania Derby. Embattled Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert said Tuesday he is going to keep the colt in California and run in the...

Texas man dies in hunting accident in southwest Colorado

Sep. 21, 2021 18:32 PM EDT

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — Two hunters from Pennsylvania were trying to lure an elk in southwestern Colorado when one of them mistook a bow hunter for prey and fatally shot him, according to an arrest affidavit. Gregory Gabrisch, 31, of Houston, died from a gunshot wound in...

Official: Pennsylvania 'well prepared' for vaccine boosters

Sep. 21, 2021 16:06 PM EDT

HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s network of vaccine providers is ready to deliver booster shots of the coronavirus vaccine as soon as federal authorities sign off, the state’s top health official said Tuesday. More than 2,000 providers have COVID-19 vaccine...

Flyers' Hayes has abdominal surgery, to miss start of season

Sep. 21, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia Flyers center Kevin Hayes will miss four to six weeks after he had abdominal surgery Tuesday. Flyers coach Alain Vigneault said Hayes was skating with his teammates Monday at the team complex in Voorhees, New Jersey, when he “felt...

Roethlisberger, Watt among growing list of Steelers injuries

Sep. 21, 2021 13:57 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — So much for the Pittsburgh Steelers’ very brief run with good health. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, outside linebackers T.J. Watt and Alex Highsmith, wide receiver Diontae Johnson and cornerback Joe Haden and inside linebacker Devin Bush are among...

Redistricting panel pares plan on where to count inmates

Sep. 21, 2021 12:13 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's five-member panel redrawing the boundaries of state legislative districts decided Tuesday to pare back a new policy to count state prison inmates in their home districts, now limiting it to those whose sentences expire in under 10 years. ...

Justices ponder victim rights amendment that's been in limbo

Sep. 21, 2021 11:56 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Questions about the legality and practical effect of a victims' rights amendment to the Pennsylvania Constitution that has been in limbo for almost two years dominated oral arguments in the state Supreme Court on Tuesday. The justices could act to...

Phillies' NL East-chase hindered in 2-0 loss to 100-loss O's

Sep. 21, 2021 08:33 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bryce Harper gave the 96 mph fastball a deep ride that had a few thousand straggling fans that paid for $1 hot dogs and a pennant race standing in euphoria. Harper's ball landed 401 feet away in Baltimore center fielder Cedric Mullins's glove, the...