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Roy Halladay and Jonathan Papelbon voice concerns over Phillies…

Roy Halladay and Jonathan Papelbon voice concerns over Phillies lack of leadership

yahoo.com Updated Feb 23, 2013
Life in the National League East isn’t nearly as comfortable as it used to be for the Philadelphia Phillies. One look at last season’s standings would tell you as much, as they finished a disappointing third behind their 81-81 record and watched on as
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  • Hamels feeling urge to accept leadership role

    Hamels feeling urge to accept leadership role

    MLB.com Feb 23, 2013
    Nobody has said a word to Cole Hamels about Opening Day, which is fine with him. Pitching the season opener would be nice, but … "I've never really thought about it," he said after pitching two scoreless innings Saturday in the Phillies' Grape…
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  • Utley steps right up in game action, feels 'perfect'

    Utley steps right up in game action, feels 'perfect'

    MLB.com Feb 23, 2013
    It had been a couple years of setbacks and soreness, but Chase Utley is finally back on the field. He played three innings Saturday in the Phillies' Grapefruit League opener against the Houston Astros at Bright House Field.
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Sports Columnists

  • Adande: Kobe Bryant now stands alone as the last prominent connection to L…

    Feb 23
    With the passing of Dr. Jerry Buss, Kobe Bryant became the organization's last prominent and active link to a storied past
  • J.A. Adande -- Kobe Bryant now stands as the last major link in Lakerland …

    Feb 23
    With the passing of Dr. Jerry Buss, Kobe Bryant became the organization's last prominent and active link to a storied past
  • Don Banks: Composed and honest, Te'o impresses in combine press conference

    Feb 23
    INDIANAPOLIS -- He's had way more than his 15 minutes of infamy since, as he so delicately put it, "January 16th happened,'' but Manti Te'o used his 15-minute session with the NFL media wisely Saturday afternoon at Lucas Oil Stadium.
  • 2013 NFL combine -- Alec Ogletree's issues, Ezekiel Ansah charms and more

    Feb 23
    While the offensive linemen impressed on the field Saturday, defensive players tried to impress the media off of it, writes John Clayton