Penn ends 'Nova's 25-game Big 5 streak

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) Phil Booth took the potential tying shot with hands that have slipped on two Villanova national championship rings, and a tick of the clock suddenly seemed endless.

"The ball seemed like it was up there for way too long," Penn forward AJ Brodeur said.

The shot was off. The Penn party was on.

McCutchen, Phils agree to 3 years, $50M

LAS VEGAS (AP) All-Star outfielder Andrew McCutchen and the Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to a $50 million, three-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.

The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the agreement, which includes a club option for 2022, is subject to a successful physical. (MORE)

Roethlisberger expects to face Patriots

PITTSBURGH (AP) Ben Roethlisberger's ribs are bruised but not broken.

The Pittsburgh Steelers believe the same could be said about their wildly uneven season. (MORE)

NFL salary cap to increase at least $10M

NEW YORK (AP) The NFL salary cap will increase by roughly 6 percent in 2019 to a threshold of up to $191.1 million per team, the league announced Tuesday.

The 2018 cap is $177.2 million. Next season's cap will be "in the range of $187.0 million to $191.1 million," the league tweeted. (MORE)

Vikes fire OC after another poor showing

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Vikings, still seeking to salvage a season that started with Super Bowl designs, made a last-ditch move to capture a mid-December spark by firing offensive coordinator John DeFilippo.

Coach Mike Zimmer made what he called an "extremely difficult decision" on Tuesday morning, following a 21-7 defeat at Seattle on Monday night . DeFilippo's first season on the job ended after just 13 games, amid a sharp decline in production by the offense over the past six weeks. (MORE)

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