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Braves trump Lee, Phillies for 10th in a row

Braves trump Lee, Phillies for 10th in a row

ESPN.com MLB.com CNNSI.com Updated Aug 4, 2013
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.
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  • N.F.L. Roundup: Romo Sits Out as Cowboys Win Their Preseason Op…

    N.F.L. Roundup: Romo Sits Out as Cowboys Win Their Preseason Opener

    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.
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  • Ruiz has home run overturned by instant replay

    Ruiz has home run overturned by instant replay

    MLB.com Aug 4, 2013
    Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz had a home run in the third inning Sunday night against the Braves correctly overturned by instant replay.
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  • Barwin aims to show Eagles defense how it's done

    Barwin aims to show Eagles defense how it's done

    philly.com Aug 4, 2013
    If 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.
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  • Brown expects to be back in lineup Wednesday

    Brown expects to be back in lineup Wednesday

    MLB.com Aug 4, 2013
    Phillies 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.
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  • Benn has a shot at receiver - if he stays healthy

    Benn has a shot at receiver - if he stays healthy

    philly.com Aug 4, 2013
    Arrelious 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…
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  • 'Flyswatters' keeping Vick's passes in line

    'Flyswatters' keeping Vick's passes in line

    philly.com Aug 4, 2013
    Michael 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.
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  • Kelly still coy about his quarterbacks

    Kelly still coy about his quarterbacks

    profootballtalk.com Aug 4, 2013
    Eagles 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…
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  • Barkley finds competition more theory than practice

    Barkley finds competition more theory than practice

    philly.com Aug 4, 2013
    In 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.
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  • Which WRs Will Step Up?

    Which WRs Will Step Up?

    eaglesgab.com Aug 4, 2013
    TE 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’…
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  • Darren Daulton greeted warmly during emotional appearance at Ph…

    Darren Daulton greeted warmly during emotional appearance at Phillies reunion

    yahoo.com Aug 4, 2013
    Philadelphia 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…
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  • Inside the Phillies: These days are better than 'good, old days…

    Inside the Phillies: These days are better than 'good, old days'

    philly.com Aug 4, 2013
    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…
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  • Alex Rodriguez's Saturday night in Trenton felt like the end is…

    Alex Rodriguez's Saturday night in Trenton felt like the end is near

    CNNSI.com Aug 4, 2013
    With MLB's decision looming, Alex Rodriguez's last night in Trenton felt like the end.
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  • GM knows: Scouting is a team sport

    GM knows: Scouting is a team sport

    philly.com Aug 4, 2013
    MAKE 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.
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  • Lidge a reminder: It's not 2008

    Lidge a reminder: It's not 2008

    philly.com Aug 4, 2013
    IT 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.
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  • Eagles Notebook:: 080313sider By Paul Domowitch and Les Bowen G…

    Eagles Notebook:: 080313sider By Paul Domowitch and Les Bowen Good …

    philly.com Aug 4, 2013
    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…
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  • Video - Buster Olney talks about Andrelton Simmons 00:56

    Buster Olney talks about Andrelton Simmons

    Aug 4
    MLB Buster Olney talks about Braves Shortshop Andrelton Simmons
  • Video - Braves 3B Hits Well From The 7th Spot 00:27

    Braves 3B Hits Well From The 7th Spot

    Aug 4
    What does he tell those who say he should hit higher in the order?

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