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Steelers bring back LB Williams on 1-year deal

Apr. 15, 2021 11:58 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Vince Williams isn't going anywhere after all. The Pittsburgh Steelers re-signed the veteran inside linebacker to a one-year deal on Thursday, a month after they cut him in a cost-cutting measure. Financial terms were not disclosed...

Peterson Ks 10, McCann homers as Mets beat Phils again, 5-1

Apr. 15, 2021 00:22 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — David Peterson matched a career high with 10 strikeouts in six dominant innings and batterymate James McCann hit his first home run with the Mets, sending New York past the Philadelphia Phillies 5-1 on Wednesday night for its third straight win. McCann...

Polanco hits early HR off Musgrove, Pirates beat Padres 5-1

Apr. 14, 2021 23:09 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Gregory Polanco homered and the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the San Diego Padres 5-1 on Wednesday night, beating Joe Musgrove in his first start since throwing the first no-hitter in franchise history. Polanco hit a solo shot into the right-field...

Embiid, 76ers top undermanned Nets 123-117 for 1st in East

Apr. 14, 2021 22:20 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Nets played without starters from the opening tip. The 76ers tried to rest theirs in the fourth quarter. But with Brooklyn's deep reserves making it a game late between the two top teams in the East, Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid checked in to...

Police announce arrests of 2 officers accused of wrongdoing

Apr. 14, 2021 21:09 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two Philadelphia police officers have been suspended after being charged with giving false statements in separate cases. Sgt. Michael Kennedy, 49, was federally indicted Wednesday on making false statements to the FBI, obstruction and conspiracy to...

Conor Sheary signs 2-year, $3 million deal with Capitals

Apr. 14, 2021 19:12 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Forward Conor Sheary re-signed with the Washington Capitals for two years and $3 million on Wednesday. The 28-year-old Sheary is fourth on the Capitals with 11 goals this season, including 10 in five-on-five play. He also has...

Pennsylvania's shrinking delegation will mean hard decisions

Apr. 14, 2021 19:01 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — There may be nothing more nerve-wracking for a member of Congress than redistricting, when the once-a-decade redrawing of district boundaries injects a dose of uncertainty into their political careers. In Pennsylvania, redrawing the districts to...

Premier Lacrosse to visit 11 venues from coast to coast

Apr. 14, 2021 18:24 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Premier Lacrosse League on Wednesday announced the schedule for its third season, and its tour-based model includes stops in 11 major markets from coast to coast. Opening weekend for the eight-team league begins June 4 at Gillette Stadium in...

Ross sharp, Zimmerman homers as Nationals blank Cardinals

Apr. 14, 2021 18:04 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Joe Ross pitched six sharp innings and the Washington Nationals threw their first regular-season shutout at Busch Stadium, blanking the St. Louis Cardinals 6-0 Wednesday. Ross (1-0) improved to 3-0 in four career starts against the Cardinals. He allowed...

More COVID state shutdowns unlikely, despite CDC suggestion

Apr. 14, 2021 16:02 PM EDT

When one of the nation's top health officials this week suggested states dealing with a spring spike of coronavirus cases should “shut things down,” the remark landed with a thud. Even Democratic governors and lawmakers who supported tough stay-at-home orders and...