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Nola's gem lifts Phillies over Braves 2-1

Jul. 25, 2021 16:36 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Aaron Nola came within one out of a shutout, and the Philadelphia Phillies edged the Atlanta Braves 2-1 Sunday to earn a split of their four-game series. Nola allowed four hits and struck out nine in 8 2/3 innings. Jean Segura hit a solo homer in the...

Service slated for NJ man killed outside cheesesteak shop

Jul. 25, 2021 12:38 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A funeral service is scheduled Thursday for a New Jersey man shot outside a well-known Philadelphia cheesesteak shop last week over what witnesses said was a dispute over a parking space. David Padro, 23, of Camden, New Jersey was shot shortly before...

Five homers help Braves power past Phillies, 15-3

Jul. 24, 2021 22:55 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Atlanta used the long ball in a big way as Freddie Freeman, Abraham Almonte, Ozzie Albies, Austin Riley and Joc Peterson all homered to lead the Braves past the Philadelphia Phillies in a 15-3 rout Saturday night. The win allowed the Braves to move...

Flyers trade Voracek to Blue Jackets on busy Day 2 of draft

Jul. 24, 2021 18:46 PM EDT

A familiar bearded face is going back to Columbus, and the Blue Jackets' longest tenured player is off to Philadelphia. The player the Flyers got back? Well, Cam Atkinson is already in love with Philly’s favorite, familiar orange-bearded face. The...

Police: SUV hits trooper, 3 firefighters on I-76; 1 dead

Jul. 24, 2021 13:37 PM EDT

ARDMORE, Pa. (AP) — A New Jersey woman has been charged with vehicular homicide in the death of a firefighter struck along with two other firefighters and a state trooper as they were responding to a crash on Interstate 76 in suburban Philadelphia, police said. State...

Man charged in slaying outside Philadelphia cheesesteak shop

Jul. 24, 2021 11:33 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Pennsylvania man has been charged in the early morning shooting death of a New Jersey man outside a well-known Philadelphia cheesesteak shop, authorities said. Paul Burkert, 36, of Reading is charged with murder, reckless endangering,...

Proposed Philadelphia sculpture of Marian Anderson advances

Jul. 24, 2021 09:15 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — When Denyce Graves visited Marian Anderson in the Connecticut home where the famed singer lived later in life, the two vocalists talked about how Anderson had never sought to “become the face of the civil rights movement.” But Anderson was called...

Sabres trade Ristolainen to Flyers; Reinhart could be next

Jul. 24, 2021 02:11 AM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — General manager Kevyn Adams is just getting started after launching his offseason overhaul of the Buffalo Sabres by trading defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen to the Philadelphia Flyers on Friday. Forward Sam Reinhart might be next. ...

Harper steals home, Wheeler looks strong in Phils' 5-1 win

Jul. 23, 2021 23:25 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Zack Wheeler returned to his All-Star form for seven innings, Bryce Harper stole three bases, including home, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 5-1 Friday night. J.T. Realmuto hit his 10th homer and Jean Segura had a tiebreaking,...

50-year war on drugs imprisoned millions of Black Americans

Jul. 23, 2021 13:35 PM EDT

Landscaping was hardly his lifelong dream. As a teenager, Alton Lucas believed basketball or music would pluck him out of North Carolina and take him around the world. In the late 1980s, he was the right-hand man to his musical best friend, Youtha Anthony Fowler, who many...