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Chris Johnson drove in a pair of runs and Alex Wood pitched six strong innings to lead the Atlanta Braves to their 10th straight victory, 4-1 over the slumping Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday night.Upvote Share Tweet
The rookie linebacker Devonte Holloman returned a tipped pass 75 yards for a touchdown Sunday night to spark the Dallas Cowboys to a 24-20 victory over the Miami Dolphins in the Hall of Fame game in Canton, Ohio.Upvote Share Tweet
Ruiz has home run overturned by instant replayMLB.com Updated Aug 4, 2013Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz had a home run in the third inning Sunday night against the Braves correctly overturned by instant replay.Upvote Share Tweet
Barwin aims to show Eagles defense how it's doneIf the Eagles are looking for a leader on defense, or at least one to assist linebacker DeMeco Ryans, Connor Barwin may be as good a candidate as any starter.Upvote Share Tweet
Brown expects to be back in lineup WednesdayMLB.com Updated Aug 4, 2013Phillies left fielder Domonic Brown expects to be back in the lineup Wednesday. He will begin a rehab assignment Monday, playing with Class A Lakewood in Hagerstown on Monday and with Double-A Reading in Harrisburg on Tuesday.Upvote Share Tweet
Benn has a shot at receiver - if he stays healthyArrelious Benn could be a starting wide receiver for the Eagles on opening day - or he could be off the roster by then. It's hard to find a player with as many variables as Benn, the talented 24-year-old wide receiver who was acquired by the Eagles in M…Upvote Share Tweet
'Flyswatters' keeping Vick's passes in lineMichael Vick locked his eyes on the receiver in a short crossing pattern. There was no pass rush because the Eagles were running only a seven-on-seven drill. So the quarterback seemingly had little to worry about as he uncorked a throw over the middle.Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Updated Aug 4, 2013Eagles coach Chip Kelly has said he’ll name a starting quarterback when one of them emerges as the starter. On Sunday, Kelly dodged the question of whether any of the quarterbacks is emerging. The question was simple: Are you seeing any separation at al…Upvote Share TweetIn reality, the Eagles starting quarterbacking competition is between Michael Vick and Nick Foles. Rookie Matt Barkley, officially in the running, isn't getting first-team reps.Upvote Share Tweet
Which WRs Will Step Up?eaglesgab.com Updated Aug 4, 2013TE Zach Ertz is versatile enough to help the Eagles at the receiver position Jeremy Maclin’s torn ACL and Riley Cooper’s racially insensitive comments dealt a pair of major blows to the Eagles’ receiving corps. With Maclin out for the season and Cooper’…Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Updated Aug 4, 2013Philadelphia Phillies fans were thrilled to see the captain of their 1993 National League Championship team, former catcher Darren Daulton, make an appearance at the team’s reunion on Friday night. Following the month he's just experienced, the man affe…Upvote Share Tweet
Inside the Phillies: These days are better than 'good, old days'It's a hot mess down at One Citizens Bank Way these days. As a distraction from the team that is melting away faster than the Nazi's face in the final action scene from Raiders of the Lost Ark, the Phillies offered some blasts from the past the last few…Upvote Share Tweet
Alex Rodriguez's Saturday night in Trenton felt like the end is nearCNNSI.com Updated Aug 4, 2013With MLB's decision looming, Alex Rodriguez's last night in Trenton felt like the end.Upvote Share Tweet
GM knows: Scouting is a team sportMAKE NO mistake because at the end of the day when a final player-personnel decision has to be made by the Eagles, general manager Howie Roseman, along with input from coach Chip Kelly, will make that call.Upvote Share Tweet
Lidge a reminder: It's not 2008IT WAS an ironic ending to "Brad Lidge Night" at the ballpark, one more reminder of a bygone era that the Phillies apparently still cling to tightly.Upvote Share Tweet
Eagles Notebook:: 080313sider By Paul Domowitch and Les Bowen Good …080313sider By Paul Domowitch and Les Bowen Good news on the Chip Kelly uptempo offense vs. NFL officials front. The Eagles have had a league officiating crew headed by referee Scott Green working their practices the last two days, and there were no iss…Upvote Share Tweet
Buster Olney talks about Andrelton SimmonsAug 4MLB Buster Olney talks about Braves Shortshop Andrelton Simmons
Braves 3B Hits Well From The 7th SpotAug 4What does he tell those who say he should hit higher in the order?
2013 NFL training camp -- Rams generating buzzAug 4Here are five things John Clayton took away from his visit to the St. Louis Rams' training camp.