7 men wanted in connection with fatal stabbing in custody

7 alleged gang members charged with homicide in deadly stabbing

Charges have been upgraded against seven gang-related suspects already jailed in connection with the stabbing death of a man in Reading over the weekend.

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Parkinson era begins at Boyertown

Parkinson era begins for Boyertown football

The Boyertown (5-4, 7-4 in 2013) football program is under new leadership heading into the coming season. George Parkinson has taken over as head coach. He's brought a new team focus and attitude with him.

Wilson boys Weiser girls set the bar high

Wilson boys, Weiser girls set the bar high for coming season

The Wilson boys and Conrad Weiser girls soccer teams enter the 2014 season as defending county champions. But both programs have expectations that go well beyond the county level this year.

Emmaus more prepared for 2014 season

Emmaus more prepared for 2014 season

The Emmaus football team already feels like it's more prepared for the upcoming season than a season ago.

Palisades returns experience this season

Palisades returns experience this season

The Palisades football team is excited about the upcoming season, in part because of the skill the Pirates have returning to their lineup.

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Sixers playing at PPL Center in October

The Sixers are coming to Allentown to play a game for the first time in 40 years.  They'll face Orlando on October 18th in an exhibition game at the new PPL Center.

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Browns pick Hoyer over Manziel in QB derby

Brian Hoyer was named the starting quarterback of the Cleveland Browns for the regular-season opener Sept. 7 at Pittsburgh.

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La Russa: Report of Gibson's return 'inaccurate'

Struggling through a disappointing season, there was a report the Arizona Diamondbacks were expected to retain Kirk Gibson as manager next year. Not so fast, says Diamondbacks chief baseball officer Tony La Russa.

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NFL to musicians: Pay us for Super Bowl gig

Halftime at the Super Bowl is arguably the largest stage available to a performer.

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NBA roundup: Veteran ref Bavetta retires

Longtime NBA referee Dick Bavetta is hanging up his whistle after 39 years.

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Senators re-sign LW MacArthur

The Ottawa Senators signed left winger Clarke MacArthur to a five-year, $23.25 million contract extension on Tuesday before he became a free agent next summer.

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Game roundup: Unplayable field helps Cubs win

Anthony Rizzo went 2-for-2 with a two-run home run, and the Chicago Cubs beat the San Francisco Giants 2-0 in a game that was delayed due to poor field conditions and finally called after 4 1/2 innings.

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Iwakuma fans season-high 11, Mariners top Phillies

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The Mariners gave Hisashi Iwakuma an early lead and the pitcher took it from there.

Wilson boys, Weiser girls set the bar high for coming season

Wilson boys Weiser girls set the bar high

The Wilson boys and Conrad Weiser girls soccer teams enter the 2014 season as defending county champions. But both programs have expectations that go well beyond the county level this year.

Parkinson era begins for Boyertown football

Parkinson era begins at Boyertown

The Boyertown (5-4, 7-4 in 2013) football program is under new leadership heading into the coming season. George Parkinson has taken over as head coach. He's brought a new team focus and attitude with him.

Braves use 6-run 1st to beat Pirates 7-3

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 Ervin Santana said "everything" was off when he took the mound Monday.

Hendricks, Baez help Cubs beat Mets 4-1

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On days Kyle Hendricks is on the mound, he can count on Javier Baez, his buddy from the minor leagues, for plenty of run support.

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