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Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet (23) reacts after hitting a three-pointer during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020 in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

VanVleet scores 22 as Raptors top 76ers for 5th straight win

Jan. 22, 2020 11:16 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Already without star center Joel Embiid, the Philadelphia 76ers couldn’t overcome losing another starter to injury. Pascal Siakam had 18 points and 15 rebounds, Fred VanVleet scored 22 and the Toronto Raptors beat the short-handed 76ers 107-95 on Wednesday night, extending their...

FILE - In this June 21, 2019, file photo, flames and smoke emerge from the Philadelphia Energy Solutions Refining Complex in Philadelphia. Hilco Redevelopment aims to move quickly to clean up the 1,300-acre South Philadelphia refinery complex and redevelop it into a mixed-use industrial facility. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Firm to redevelop Philadelphia refinery site after $240M bid

Jan. 22, 2020 9:33 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A redevelopment firm's $240 million bid won an auction to acquire the bankrupt Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery site and has an “aggressive” timeline to clean up and redevelop, city officials said. Hilco Redevelopment Partners agreed to pay the high price to acquire...

Rangers sign veteran LHP Nicasio to minor league contract

Jan. 22, 2020 8:10 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Free agent right-hander Juan Nicasio has signed a minor league contract with the Texas Rangers and will go to spring training as a non-roster invitee. Nicasio has played for six big league teams in his nine major league seasons, and was on an opening day roster each of the past...

FILE – In this Monday, Jan. 13, 2020 file photo, the Philadelphia Flyers' mascot, Gritty, performs during an NHL hockey game in Philadelphia. Chris Greenwell has alleged that the mascot punched his 13-year-old son, Brandon, after a photo shoot in November. The Incident is under investigation. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton, File)

Flyers mascot under investigation for alleged assault

Jan. 22, 2020 6:44 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia Flyers mascot Gritty is under investigation for allegedly assaulting a 13-year-old boy during a photo shoot, police said. Chris Greenwell and his son Brandon met the hairy, googly-eyed mascot at a November event for season ticket holders. Brandon patted Gritty on the head...

Phillies add Liriano, Norris, Storen, Walker on minors deals

Jan. 22, 2020 5:00 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies have signed left-hander Francisco Liriano, right-handers Bud Norris and Drew Storen and infielder Neil Walker to minor league contracts with invitations to attend major league spring training. Liriano was 5-3 with a 3.47 ERA in 69 relief appearances for...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Jan. 22, 2020 1:19 PM EST

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania's newspapers: Toothless cell-phone ban could make Pa. highways more dangerous Easton Express-Times Jan. 19 In trying to correct a weakness in Pennsylvania’s distracted-driving laws — drivers are still permitted to use hand-held...

Police: Man, 43, found in jeep on fire was stabbed, shot

Jan. 22, 2020 12:18 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man whose body was found after a fire in a Jeep parked in south Philadelphia had been stabbed and shot, police said. Officers responded just before noon Tuesday to a report of a vehicle smoking near a parking lot. After fire department personnel extinguished the fire, they spotted a...

Theophalis Wilson, with friends and family behind him, walks out of the Criminal Justice Center in Philadelphia on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, after being exonerated for a triple murder that took place when he was 17 years old, for which he served 21 years in prison. (Jessica Griffin/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

Man cleared of murder walks free after 28 years in prison

Jan. 22, 2020 9:58 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man who served nearly three decades in prison for a triple killing in Philadelphia in what prosecutors called a “perfect storm” of injustice was freed after a judge threw out his conviction. “Theophalis Wilson, you are free to go,” Judge Tracy...

Shooting in store parking lot leaves man dead, 2 wounded

Jan. 22, 2020 7:22 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A shooting in a Philadelphia store parking lot left one man dead and two others wounded, authorities said. The shots rang out around 9 p.m. Tuesday. Officers who happened to be at the store investigating an unrelated matter heard the shots and soon found a man inside a vehicle that had...

Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) tries to get a shot past Philadelphia Flyers' Brian Elliott (37) as Philippe Myers (5), Ivan Provorov (9) and Kevin Hayes (13) defend during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Elliott makes 19 saves to lead Flyers over Penguins 3-0

Jan. 21, 2020 11:07 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Brian Elliott and the Flyers defense stymied Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins. Elliott made 19 saves, Jakub Voracek and James van Riemsdyk scored, and Philadelphia beat Pittsburgh 3-0 Tuesday night. It was Elliott’s first shutout of the season and 39th of his career. The...