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Braves use big 5th inning to win 8th straight

Braves use big 5th inning to win 8th straight

ESPN.com Updated Aug 2, 2013
Brian McCann and Chris Johnson hit consecutive homers in a five-run fifth inning to lead the Atlanta Braves to their eighth straight win with a 6-4 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday.
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  • Daulton participates in Phillies' alumni event

    Daulton participates in Phillies' alumni event

    ESPN.com Aug 2, 2013
    Former Philadelphia Phillies catcher Darren Daulton enjoyed his return to the ballpark on Friday.
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  • Momah, Shepard getting a chance at receiver with Eagles

    Momah, Shepard getting a chance at receiver with Eagles

    philly.com Aug 2, 2013
    Nick Foles took a snap for the second-team offense during Friday's practice and looked downfield. He went first to his right, where an undrafted first-year player ran down the sideline. He was covered, so Foles checked left. There, another undrafted roo…
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  • Philly mayor says fining Riley Cooper isn’t good enough

    Philly mayor says fining Riley Cooper isn’t good enough

    The Eagles may not be done with receiver Riley Cooper, but the man who runs the town where they play sounds like he is. “As the Mayor of this City and an African-American man, I find the remarks made by Riley Cooper, repugnant, insensitive and ignorant,…
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  • Cloudy Future: Riley Cooper has been excused from the Eagles an…

    Cloudy Future: Riley Cooper has been excused from the Eagles and…

    CNNSI.com Aug 2, 2013
    Riley Cooper has been excused from the Eagles and will seek counseling. Can his career recover as the controversy lingers?
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  • Jonathan Papelbon Continues To Endear Himself To Phillies Fans

    Jonathan Papelbon Continues To Endear Himself To Phillies Fans

    deadspin.com Aug 2, 2013
    Much like the Mariners, the Phillies also brought in the wrong pitcher last night. Unlike the Mariners, this one wasn't an accident; Jonathan Papelbon's the closer.Read more...
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  • Purcell finally getting chance to play for Kelly

    Purcell finally getting chance to play for Kelly

    philly.com Aug 2, 2013
    Nik Purcell, who was out of college eligibility when Chip Kelly tried to get him to play for Oregon, is in Eagles’ training camp.
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  • Eagles training camp 2013: Practice notes from inside the bubbl…

    Eagles training camp 2013: Practice notes from inside the bubble

    philly.com Aug 2, 2013
    Mychal Kendricks has looked really good in coverage so far. There was one play in which he ran down the seam step-for-step with Riley Cooper, and broke up the play.
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  • Eagles Notes: DeSean Jackson hurts toe at Eagles practice

    Eagles Notes: DeSean Jackson hurts toe at Eagles practice

    philly.com Aug 2, 2013
    DeSean Jackson left Thursday's practice with what the Eagles called a minor toe injury. Jackson, the team's top wide receiver, has been having a standout camp. The team was not wearing pads Thursday and practiced indoors because of the rain.
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  • Video - Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick, wide receiver DeSean Jackson react to Riley Cooper comments 00:50

    Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick, wide receiver DeSean Jackson react to Riley Cooper comments

    Aug 2
    Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick and wide receiver DeSean Jackson speak out on the controversy surrounding teammate Riley Cooper.
  • Video - Cooper Excused From Team Activities 06:44

    Cooper Excused From Team Activities

    Aug 2
    Herm Edwards, Merril Hoge and Ed Werder discuss what's next for Eagles WR Riley Cooper now that he's been excused from team activities so he can undergo sensitivity training.
  • Video - Sharper: Philadelphia Eagles made the correct move excusing wide receiver Riley Cooper 02:56

    Sharper: Philadelphia Eagles made the correct move excusing wide receiver Riley Cooper

    Aug 2
    Darren Sharper and Daniel Jeremiah discuss why excusing wide receiver Riley Cooper was the right move for the Philadelphia Eagles.
  • Video - Eagles Excuse Cooper From Team Activities 05:46

    Eagles Excuse Cooper From Team Activities

    Aug 2
    The Philadelphia Inquirer's Jeff McLane joins "SportsCenter" to discuss the Eagles' handling of Riley Cooper and excusing Cooper from team activities to undergo counseling.

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  • Former No. 1 pick Greg Oden will sign with Miami Heat

    Aug 2
    Greg Oden, the former No. 1 overall pick who hasn't played in an NBA game since 2009, has signed a contract to play for the Miami Heat, the center told Grantland.com.
  • Don Banks: Ravens defense emerges from offseason younger, faster, stronger

    Aug 2
    OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- The premise could be taken as sacrilege, maybe even borderline blasphemy by some. But my theory regarding the state of the Ravens' rebuilt defense was met mostly with a series of Cheshire-cat smiles at Baltimore's training camp.
  • 2013 NFL training camp -- In Trestman they trust?

    Aug 2
    Here are five things John Clayton took away from his visit to the Chicago Bears' training camp.
  • Forever in the Moment

    Aug 2
    SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — Bill Parcells is in his element: in the outdoors, on the patio of the lush Saratoga National Golf Club, with one of his best friends in the world, longtime NFL coach Dan Henning, sitting across from him. Henning waits for his 3:…