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Young fan with cancer uses bluntly worded sign to encourage Phi…

Young fan with cancer uses bluntly worded sign to encourage Phillies to beat Astros (Photo)

yahoo.com deadspin.com Updated Sep 14, 2012
This might be the most Philadelphia thing in the history of sports, at least when it comes to fans. A young person, presumably one who has battled cancer, brought a colorful sign to the Phillies-Astros game in Houston on Thursday that said, in part: &qu…
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  • DeFrancesco interviews with Astros for manager spot

    DeFrancesco interviews with Astros for manager spot

    MLB.com Sep 14, 2012
    Astros interim manager Tony DeFrancesco got a chance to make his pitch to keep the job on a full-time basis Friday when he sat down for three hours with owner Jim Crane, team president George Postolos and general manager Jeff Luhnow for his interview.
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  • Larry Bowa in town to meet with Astros

    Larry Bowa in town to meet with Astros

    chron.com MLB.com Sep 14, 2012
    Larry Bowa is in Houston today to talk "baseball related matters" with Astros GM Jeff Luhnow, mlb.com and Fox 26 are reporting.
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  • Astros rally to snap Phillies' 7-game streak

    Astros rally to snap Phillies' 7-game streak

    ESPN.com CNNSI.com Sep 14, 2012
    Pinch hitter Jed Lowrie delivered a two-run double in the eighth inning and the Houston Astros stung Philadelphia, rallying for a 6-4 victory Thursday night that ended the Phillies' seven-game winning streak.
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  • Astros’ Free Blog Weekend returns with questions and choices

    Astros’ Free Blog Weekend returns with questions and choices

    chron.com Sep 14, 2012
    Ladies and gentlemen, we’ll return you to our regularly scheduled “Who’s In, Who’s Out in 2013”³ programming soon, but for today, it’s FREE BLOG WEEKEND! On a weekend that the Astros could register their second straight 100-loss season, we cele
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  • Martinez likely to play in winter baseball league

    Martinez likely to play in winter baseball league

    chron.com Sep 14, 2012
    J.D. Martinez is understandably conflicted, but it sounds as if he and the Astros will be getting together to continue his season this winter. The Astros are exploring winter ball options both in the Dominican Republic and Venezuela to try to get him ba…
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  • Astros rally for three runs in eighth to edge Phils

    Astros rally for three runs in eighth to edge Phils

    chron.com Sep 14, 2012
    One hundred and forty-four games into a beatdown of a season, the Astros wanted to fight. So they fought.
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  • Video - Phillies Crush Astros 12-6 00:32

    Phillies Crush Astros 12-6

    Sep 14
    Phillies double up Astros 12-6.

Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: Archie Manning likes what he sees in Peyton's arm strength

    Sep 14
    The father in him was just happy to see his son back on the field and throwing the football. But the quarterback in him was even happier to see him throwing it well. It's safe to say Archie Manning was thrilled to give Peyton Manning more than a passing…
  • Peter King: Schiano winning over young Bucs with respect for Barber

    Sep 14
    Coaching an NFL team is a mix of doing some things you want to do, some things you have to do, some things that will pay dividends later and some things that are simply the right thing.
  • John Clayton's Last Call

    Sep 14
    The Eagles dodged a bullet and the Giants might have saved their season, writes John Clayton.
  • Cleaning out the inbox, plus Week 2 picks

    Sep 14
    The Sports Guy empties his inbox while making his NFL picks.