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The Associated Press

Eagles fire coach

PHILADELPHIA—The Philadelphia Eagles fired Chip Kelly with one game left in his third season—dumping the coach after missing the playoffs in consecutive years.

Kelly was released Tuesday night just before the end of a disappointing season that began with Super Bowl expectations.

The Eagles are 6-9 after going 10-6 in each of Kelly’s first two seasons.

Raptors fall to Bulls

CHICAGO—Tony Snell has no idea when he might play these days, so he prepares as if he’s still a part of the Chicago Bulls’ rotation.

Snell and Pau Gasol each had 22 points, and Derrick Rose added 20, as the Bulls pulled away late for a 104-97 victory over the Toronto Raptors last night.

“I’m staying ready every day,” Snell said. “I make sure I’m staying ready at all times.”

Bipedal bear that became social media darling is spotted, appears to be healthy

WEST MILFORD, N.J. New Jersey wildlife officials said there’s been a sighting of a bear that walks upright on its two hind legs, and has become a social media darling.

Fans of the bipedal bear nicknamed Pedals had grown concerned when the animal had not been seen for several weeks.

‘Elf’ sparks 9-1-1 call

OLD BRIDGE, N.J.—A New Jersey girl called 9-1-1 after she touched her “Elf on the Shelf.”

Police say seven-year-old Isabelle LaPeruta was worried because, according to the popular children’s book, the magic of Christmas goes away if the elf is touched.

The girl told the 9-1-1 operator not to come to her house because she had meant to call her dad.