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Ruf, Utley lead Phillies' charge against Cubs

Ruf, Utley lead Phillies' charge against Cubs

MLB.com Updated Aug 6, 2013
Chase Utley tripled among his three hits and drove in two runs and Darin Ruf homered as the Phillies outslugged the visiting Cubs, 9-8, on Tuesday night at Citizens Bank Park. Right-hander Kyle Kendrick picked up the win.
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  • Inside the Eagles: Patriots give Eagles a glimpse of the gold s…

    Inside the Eagles: Patriots give Eagles a glimpse of the gold standard

    philly.com Aug 6, 2013
    Tom Brady walked out onto the NovaCare Complex grass, and for the second time in this training camp the attention shifted away from Eagles quarterbacks and their nowhere-near-a-conclusion competition.
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  • Phil Sheridan: Eagles never really dealt with Cooper problem

    Phil Sheridan: Eagles never really dealt with Cooper problem

    The Eagles' plan for handling the Riley Cooper situation became clear Tuesday. There is no plan. There never was. The team acted quickly to fine Cooper for his videotaped racist threat, then ducked low and hoped it would all blow over.
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  • Training camp roundup: WRs Arrelious Benn, Danario Alexander su…

    Training camp roundup: WRs Arrelious Benn, Danario Alexander suffer torn ACLs

    Another day around NFL training camps, two more season-ending injuries to wide receivers.• The Philadelphia Eagles announced that wide receiver Arrelious Benn suffered a torn ACL in his left knee during a special teams drill in practice. Benn was acquir…
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  • Polk, Foles Help Stock In Joint Practice With Pats

    Polk, Foles Help Stock In Joint Practice With Pats

    The Eagles and Patriots are practicing together ahead of their preseason opener in Philadelphia. These competitive practices are another step up from training camp in intensity and likeness to real game situations. Tuesday’s joint practice was open to t…
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  • Bill Belichick’s a big Chip Kelly fan

    Bill Belichick’s a big Chip Kelly fan

    profootballtalk.com Aug 6, 2013
    Patriots coach Bill Belichick was quick to recommend Chip Kelly when the Eagles were looking for a new coach this offseason. But that doesn’t mean he looks forward to playing against him. Belichick had nothing but praise for the new Eagles coach when th…
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  • Former Eagles owner Jerry Wolman dies at 86

    Former Eagles owner Jerry Wolman dies at 86

    philly.com Aug 6, 2013
    Jerry Wolman, 86, the son of a coal-region grocer who became a pivotal figure in Philadelphia's sports history after amassing a fortune in construction and real estate, died Tuesday after a long illness at his home in Potomac, Md., surrounded by family.
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  • Brown activated from disabled list, Nix designated

    Brown activated from disabled list, Nix designated

    MLB.com Aug 6, 2013
    The Phillies on Tuesday afternoon activated Domonic Brown from the seven-day concussion disabled list and designated Laynce Nix for assignment.
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  • Report: Hugh Douglas threatened to attack ESPN colleague Michae…

    Report: Hugh Douglas threatened to attack ESPN colleague Michael Smith, shouted racial slurs at him

    philly.com Aug 6, 2013
    Former Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Hugh Douglas threatened to beat up his ESPN colleague Michael Smith three times while intoxicated on Friday night, according to a report by The Big Lead.
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  • The 10 Worst Teams To Ever Make The NBA Finals

    The 10 Worst Teams To Ever Make The NBA Finals

    dimemag.com Aug 6, 2013
    Even casual NBA fans will never forget Magic‘s Lakers, Bird‘s Celtics, Jordan‘s Bulls, Shaq‘s Lakers or even (gulp) LeBron‘s Heat. How can you? They’ve all won multiple championships, and as players, are five of the greatest who ever laced up. They’re h…
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  • Eagles linebacker Mychal Kendricks to play a key role on defens…

    Eagles linebacker Mychal Kendricks to play a key role on defense

    philly.com Aug 6, 2013
    Asked to name his football favorites, Mychal Kendricks aimed high.
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  • Eagles training camp 2013: What they're saying, Chip consults w…

    Eagles training camp 2013: What they're saying, Chip consults with Dungy

    philly.com Aug 6, 2013
    Peter King unearthed a nugget that Chip Kelly consulted with Tony Dungy in regard to how to handle the Riley Cooper situation.
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  • Eagles Notes:  Birds, Patriots to practice, scrimmage before ex…

    Eagles Notes: Birds, Patriots to practice, scrimmage before exhibition

    philly.com Aug 6, 2013
    The Patriots are coming, and the Eagles are happy they'll have several days of reprieve from hitting each other. "To have competition against the best is always a good thing when you bring guys in," Eagles linebacker Brandon Graham said. "…
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  • Phillies' Ryan Howard should get the rest of the season off

    Phillies' Ryan Howard should get the rest of the season off

    philly.com Aug 6, 2013
    Given his recent injury history, Ryan Howard needs rest of 2013 to finally get - and stay - healthy.
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  • Mathis puts it all on the line

    Mathis puts it all on the line

    philly.com Aug 6, 2013
    Eagles' Evan Mathis has gone from unheralded journeyman to one of the top offensive linemen in the NFL.
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  • Eagles Notebook: Still no firm decisions at Eagles QB

    Eagles Notebook: Still no firm decisions at Eagles QB

    philly.com Aug 6, 2013
    Chip Kelly's first depth chart lists both Michael Vick and Nick Foles as the Eagles' No. 1 quarterback.
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  • Video - Cooper Welcomed Back To Eagles' Camp 04:46

    Cooper Welcomed Back To Eagles' Camp

    Aug 6
    Riley Cooper speaks to the media after being welcomed back to practice by Chip Kelly and the Philadelphia Eagles.
  • Video - Is Nick Foles the favorite in Philadelphia? 01:50

    Is Nick Foles the favorite in Philadelphia?

    Aug 6
    Daniel Jeremiah joins "Inside Training Camp" with the latest on the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback competition.
  • Video - Philadelphia Eagles WR Riley Cooper: 'I'm going to live with this for the rest of my life' 07:57

    Philadelphia Eagles WR Riley Cooper: 'I'm going to live with this for the rest of my life'

    Aug 6
    Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper addresses the media following his return to training camp.
  • Video - Philadelphia Eagles WR Riley Cooper: 'I'm going to live with this for the rest of my life' 07:57

    Philadelphia Eagles WR Riley Cooper: 'I'm going to live with this for the rest of my life'

    Aug 6
    Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper addresses the media following his return to training camp.

Sports Columnists

  • Danario Alexander of San Diego Chargers suffers torn ACL, according to sou…

    Aug 6
    The San Diego Chargers have lost wide receiver Danario Alexander potentially for the season with a torn ACL, a source said.
  • Chargers WR Alexander suffers torn ACL

    Aug 6
    The San Diego Chargers have lost wide receiver Danario Alexander potentially for the season with a torn right ACL, the team announced Tuesday.
  • Playing with Brady’s Favorite Teammate

    Aug 6
    PETER KING: You’re one year into your comeback after all those neck surgeries. Do you notice any difference when you throw a deep ball? PEYTON MANNING: Yeah, I do. You know, I just feel like I can have a better idea of when I have to throw it. I can may…
  • Your Turn to Talk

    Aug 6
    RICHMOND, Va. — Pondering your questions, as well as the meaning of life, waiting for Washington’s practice to start later this afternoon at its shiny new training camp two hours south of the White House: THERE’S A REASON THEY TRADED FOR HIM. “The Seaha…