Timberwolves win draft lottery, Lakers move to No. 2

By BRIAN MAHONEYAP Basketball Writer NEW YORK (AP) – The Minnesota Timberwolves too often came to the NBA draft lottery and left in worse shape than they arrived. And when they finally ended years of lottery futility, it came from the spot where nobody had been winning. The Timberwolves won the lottery Tuesday night, the […]

McKenry’s homer lifts Rockies to 7-3 win over Phillies

By PAT GRAHAMAP Sports Writer DENVER (AP) – Michael McKenry hit a two-run homer and Jorge De La Rosa became Colorado’s career strikeouts leader as the Rockies beat the Philadelphia Phillies 7-3 on Thursday. Troy Tulowitzki added a two-run single for the Rockies. Brandon Barnes, just recently called up from Triple-A Albuquerque, had four hits. […]

TOP 10: Phillies’ Phantastic Auction’s highest bids

VIEW SLIDESHOW5 photos A kid’s sleepover in the Phillies clubhouse and breakfast with the Phillie Phanatic… more The numbers are in from the third annual Philadelphia Phillies Charities Inc. “Phantastic Auction” and the final tally shows the event — which features opportunities to eat, play golf and receive hitting tips from current and former players […]

King of Prussia’s Nordstrom Rack to relocate

Enlarge JGBR A rendering of how King of Prussia Town Center will look when completed. Nordstrom Rack plans to relocate a store that now sits across from the King of Prussia Mall to the King of Prussia Town Center, which is about a mile away and under construction. The new store will total 35,000-square-feet and […]

Bill introduced to clear way for Philadelphia Airport expansion

Enlarge International Plaza in Tinicum, Pa. A bill has been introduced to City Council that would make way for Philadelphia to buy International Plaza, a two-building office complex on 27 acres in Tinicum, Pa. It is assumed the property would go toward the eventual expansion of the Philadelphia International Airport. The airport has eyed the […]

Bonjour! Philadelphia to play host to National Escargot Day

Enlarge A snail dish from Fond at 1537 S. 11th St. Philadelphia will be playing host to a day completely devoted to a versatile protein that puts a new meaning to the slow food movement. The city will be hosting National Escargot Day, which means participating restaurants will be plating more than 30,000 Wild Burgundy […]

Philadelphia newspapers union, management agree to one-month contract extension

Enlarge Bartłomiej Szewczyk The parent company for he Philadelphia Inquirer, Daily News and Philly.com said Friday… more The parent company for the Philadelphia Inquirer, Daily News and Philly.com said Friday afternoon that it has agreed with the Newspaper Guild of Greater Philadelphia to extend the union’s current contract through June 27. Philadelphia Media Network said […]

Rigorous Workouts Push Driven Johnson

Lane Johnson arrived at his workouts 90 minutes early ready to get his butt kicked. “All in” isn’t aggressive enough to describe how much Johnson wanted to defeat the physical and mental challenge of a lifetime. Once the 2014 season ended and Johnson was recovered physically, he packed up and headed to Hollywood. There were […]

MAYOR NUTTER TO VISIT INNOVATIVE AND EFFECTIVE SCHOOL

WHO:        Mayor Michael A. Nutter                    Dr. Lori Shorr, Chief Education Officer WHAT:      Mayor Nutter will visit Southwark School to highlight the school’s Two-way Language Immersion Program, which works to strengthen the second language skills of students by teaching lessons in English and Spanish, and its Career Week events for 6th-8th grade students, as part of his Innovative and […]

Wanted: Suspects for Shooting in the 7th District [VIDEO]

Northeast Detective Division is asking for the public’s assistance to identify and locate the suspect wanted for a shooting in Rhawnhurst. On May 3, 2015, at 11:00 pm, 7th District Police responded to the 8000 block of Bustleton Avenue at the Mediterranean 2000 Restaurant for a report of Gunshots.  Upon arrival the Complainant stated that […]