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Brooklyn Nets Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving, right, drives on Milwaukee Bucks guard Wesley Matthews, left, during a NBA basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

Nets' Irving sits out vs 76ers with hamstring tightness

Jan. 20, 2020 2:41 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Nets guard Kyrie Irving is missing Brooklyn's game against Philadelphia because of right hamstring tightness. Coach Kenny Atkinson said Irving was feeling soreness Sunday and then was checked again Monday before the team decided the All-Star point guard wouldn't play. Atkinson said the Nets...

Teachers union suing district over asbestos in schools

Jan. 20, 2020 1:11 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The union representing public school teachers in Philadelphia is suing the district over its handling of asbestos contamination in schools, the union said Monday. The Philadelphia Federation of Teachers suit comes after the city school district was forced to close a north Philadelphia...

Worker killed in industrial accident at New Jersey plant

Jan. 20, 2020 9:54 AM EST

VINELAND, N.J. (AP) — A Philadelphia man was killed in an industrial accident in a New Jersey processing facility, authorities said. Emergency responders were called to the Safeway Freezer Storage plant in Vineland shortly after 12:30 a..m. Saturday, police said. Lt. Brian Armstrong said 28-year-old Felipe...

First-degree murder conviction in ex-girlfriend's slaying

Jan. 19, 2020 1:41 PM EST

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A Philadelphia man accused of having stabbed and run over his ex-girlfriend in the parking lot of her suburban workplace has been convicted of first-degree murder. Jurors deliberated for about two hours Thursday before convicting Lawrence Crawley, 34, in the death of 33-year-old...

Church threatened with demolition sold to developer

Jan. 19, 2020 12:43 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A shuttered 19th century Philadelphia church threatened with demolition may be getting a new lease on life following a sale to a New Jersey developer who said he hopes to save the stone building by turning it into offices. The Archdiocese of Philadelphia last week confirmed the sale of...

University student struck, killed by bus in Pittsburgh

Jan. 19, 2020 11:36 AM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A college senior who aspired to be a research psychologist was struck and killed by a bus in Pittsburgh over the weekend, authorities said. Barbara Como, 20, of Chester Springs was struck by the Port Authority bus in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh shortly after noon Saturday, the...

Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons reacts after scoring a three-point basket in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Tobias Harris' late 3 seals Sixers' win over Knicks

Jan. 19, 2020 12:10 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The 76ers haven't won as much on the road as they'd like. They relied on defense to get it done at Madison Square Garden. Tobias Harris hit a go-ahead 3-pointer late in the fourth quarter, Ben Simmons had 21 points and Philadelphia beat the New York Knicks 90-87 on Saturday night for its...

Chicago Bulls forward Chandler Hutchison, left, pulls down a rebound next to Cleveland Cavaliers' Tristan Thompson during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Chicago, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. The Bulls won 118-116. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

LaVine scores 42, Chicago rallies late to beat Cavs 118-116

Jan. 19, 2020 12:10 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bulls overcame a poor performance in the first three quarters with a strong finish. Zach LaVine scored 21 of his 42 points in the fourth and the Bulls rallied from 15 points down in the final period for a 118-116 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday night. Chicago,...

Philadelphia Flyers' Travis Konecny celebrates after scoring a goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Los Angeles Kings, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton)

Konecny leads Flyers past Kings 4-1

Jan. 18, 2020 11:08 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — After a lackluster home effort the last time out, Flyers coach Alain Vigneault shifted his top line and it paid huge dividends. Travis Konecny scored a pair of goals and James van Riemsdyk added a goal and two assists to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 4-1 victory over the Los Angeles...

Milwaukee Bucks guard Donte DiVincenzo (0) drives past Brooklyn Nets forward Caris LeVert (22), during a NBA basketball game, Saturday Jan. 18, 2020 in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

Bucks win easily again, beat Nets 117-97 for 6th straight

Jan. 18, 2020 9:55 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Their lead was only nine with a minute left in the first half and it looked like the Milwaukee Bucks might be on their way to a close game. Then Khris Middleton hit two 3-pointers, and another rout was on for a team that just keeps racking them up. “I think they are playing as good...