NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Rangers beat Philadelphia 4-1 in the playoff opener last night to stretch their home-winning streak over the rival Flyers to nine games. Brad Richards and Derek Stepan scored power-play goals 47 seconds apart in the third period for the Rangers.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Ben Revere's RBI single with two outs in the eighth inning lifted the Philadelphia Phillies to a 1-0 victory over the Atlanta Braves yesterday. A.J. Burnett tossed three-hit ball over seven innings to outpitch Alex Wood. Atlanta's Julio Teheran beat Cliff Lee 1-0 less than 24 hours earlier.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Pittsburgh Pirates handed the Milwaukee Brewers their first road loss, 11-2 last night. Andrew McCutchen hit his first homer of the season and drove in three runs, Pedro Alvarez had a three-run shot and pinch-hitter Josh Harrison broke a tie with a long ball in the seventh inning.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The Philadelphia 76ers opened the season with a win against Miami, and beat the Heat again in the finale. It was the rest of the league that gave the Sixers fits. The Sixers entered this season in clear rebuild mode and staggered to a 19-63 record that included a 26-game losing streak.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A federal judge in Philadelphia overseeing thousands of NFL concussion-linked lawsuits says lawyers are still working to address her concerns about a proposed $765 million fund. The judge says she fears the fund may not be large enough to cover up to 20,000 retired players for 65 years.
MESA, Ariz. (AP) - Former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb has been released from an Arizona jail after serving a one-day sentence for a DUI arrest late last year. Records released by West Mesa Justice Court show the 37-year-old McNabb served his time Wednesday and was released yesterday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A women's legal organization claims that nine universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education have repeatedly failed to provide equal athletic opportunities for female students. The Title IX discrimination complaints by the Women's Law Project were submitted Wednesday to the U.S. Department of Education.
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