Whiteside comes up big for Heat in 83-75 win over Celtics

By MATTHEW CARROLLAssociated Press BOSTON (AP) – Hassan Whiteside was hardly shocked when Miami coach Erik Spoelstra designed a play for him late in the third quarter of a tight game. He was surprised when Spoelstra kept doing it, though. Whiteside scored half of his 20 points during a dominant stretch spanning the third and […]

Obama weighs in on deflated footballs, politics

By NEDRA PICKLERAssociated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama on Sunday said the NFL should consider how referees can control game footballs instead of individual teams and he defended his aggressive stance with congressional Republicans during a live interview during NBC’s Super Bowl pregame show. The Obama interview mixed a discussion of the game’s […]

Idina Menzel, John Legend shine ahead of Super Bowl

By MESFIN FEKADUAP Music Writer Ms. “Frozen” was on fire at the Super Bowl. Idina Menzel belted out an outstanding live rendition of the national anthem ahead of the big game Sunday in Phoenix. Menzel was confident in all-black, singing what she assured would be live days before Super Bowl. After she sang the last […]

Patriots-Seahawks scoreless after 1 quarter

By ROB MAADDIAP Pro Football Writer GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) – Jeremy Lane made a leaping interception in the end zone on a poor throw by Tom Brady and the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots were scoreless after one quarter in the Super Bowl on Sunday. Brady engineered a 58-yard drive that lasted 7:20 before […]

Running Story: Super Bowl ads from start to finish

By CANDICE CHOI and MAE ANDERSONAssociated Press NEW YORK (AP) – The Super Bowl is under way and advertisers still have some surprises in store. Coca-Cola and Weight Watchers are among those waiting to reveal their full ads to the more than 110 million viewers expected to watch the New England Patriots and the Seattle […]

Headlines: Maclin Recognized For Comeback

Wide receiver Jeremy Maclin attended the NFL Honors event in Arizona and finished tied for second in the AP Comeback Player of the Year vote. Special teams coordinator Dave Fipp was also lauded at the NFL Honors event. He tied for fifth place in the first-ever AP Assistant Coach of the Year vote. He was the only special […]

Sixers Mount Impressive Comeback, Fall Short In Atlanta

BOX SCORE | INTERVIEWS | HIGHLIGHTS ATLANTA –– With the Sixers down 49-34 at halftime on the road against an Atlanta Hawks team that has emerged victorious in each of its last 18 games, fans at Philips Arena talked openly about their team’s record-breaking 17-0 mark in the month of January as if it was […]

Fox Investigates: Subject Faces Judge

A carpenter for Philadelphia schools, who resigned after Fox 29 Investigates caught him working a side job on city time, faced a judge on Monday. William Pellegrini worked for nearly 30 years as a school district carpenter, until late last year when he up and retired. He had some strong incentive. Fox 29 Investigates had […]