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Source: Blanton, Angels reach 2-year, $15M deal

Source: Blanton, Angels reach 2-year, $15M deal

CNNSI.com Updated Dec 5, 2012
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A person familiar with the negotiations says the Los Angeles Angels have agreed to a two-year, $15 million contract with right-hander Joe Blanton.
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  • For Eagles, it's time to see what Nick Foles can or can't do

    For Eagles, it's time to see what Nick Foles can or can't do

    philly.com Dec 5, 2012
    Nick Foles was the sixth quarterback selected in the NFL draft by the Eagles during Andy Reid's tenure as head coach, and, considering only where he fell in the draft, it would be fair to say the organization's expectations placed him squarely in the mi…
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  • Manuel's wish list begins with center fielder

    Manuel's wish list begins with center fielder

    MLB.com Dec 5, 2012
    Phillies manager Charlie Manuel wants a lot of things, but he said Wednesday he mostly wants a center fielder.
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  • Phillies Reporter In Trouble With The Government After Five Bab…

    Phillies Reporter In Trouble With The Government After Five Babies Died In The Baby Recliner She Invented

    deadspin.com Dec 5, 2012
    Leslie Gudel was Philadelphia's first full-time female sports anchor, spending more than a decade with Comcast SportsNet. A couple of years ago she left the desk to report on the Phillies, where she continues to this day. But in her spare time, she crea…
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  • Bryce Brown working on that fumble thing

    Bryce Brown working on that fumble thing

    ESPN.com Dec 5, 2012
    Rookie running back Bryce Brown has been a real and rare bright spot during this lost Philadelphia Eagles season. Filling in while starter LeSean McCoy recovers from a concussion, Brown has rushed for 178 and 169 yards, respectively in the past two game…
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  • Why Does Eagles Backup Quarterback Trent Edwards's Locker Look …

    Why Does Eagles Backup Quarterback Trent Edwards's Locker Look Like It Belongs To Tim Tebow?

    deadspin.com Dec 5, 2012
    The picture above was taken at the Philadelphia Eagles' practice facility today and sent to us by a friend of the site who covers the team. According to our tipster, that's Trent Edwards' locker with the makeshift Tebow nameplate on it. More »
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  • Vick/McCoy still haven't passed concussion test

    Vick/McCoy still haven't passed concussion test

    philly.com Dec 5, 2012
    Michael Vick and LeSean McCoy have yet to pass their ImPACT test, Eagles coach Andy Reid said Wednesday.
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  • Inside the Phillies: Michael Bourn may fit Phillies better than…

    Inside the Phillies: Michael Bourn may fit Phillies better than either Upton brother

    philly.com Dec 5, 2012
    NASHVILLE - The B.J. Upton-to-the-Phillies buzz had a nice, long shelf life, especially when compared to how long the Justin Upton-to-the-Phillies speculation survived Tuesday at the winter meetings before being trampled by Shoeless Ruben Amaro Jr.
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  • Eagles' Trent Cole emphasizes positive after Washburn firing

    Eagles' Trent Cole emphasizes positive after Washburn firing

    philly.com Dec 5, 2012
    Playing on the defensive line for Jim Washburn required an understanding of the controversial coach who was loyal to his players and often effective in developing their pass-rushing skills.
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  • Sixers in desperate need of help up front

    Sixers in desperate need of help up front

    philly.com Dec 5, 2012
    ABOUT A WEEK ago, while delivering his latest update on MIA center Andrew Bynum, Sixers general manager Tony DiLeo said the organization has "plans for the future" if Bynum's aching knees prevent him from playing.
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  • Maybe not Cliff Lee, but Phillies might consider trading a pitc…

    Maybe not Cliff Lee, but Phillies might consider trading a pitcher

    philly.com Dec 5, 2012
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The hypothetical was laid out to Ruben Amaro Jr. 1 month ago, when the free-agent signing period was just under way and the Phillies' general manager and his brethren across the league were in Palm Springs, Calif., for a conference th…
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  • Eagles guard Mathis having a block-solid season

    Eagles guard Mathis having a block-solid season

    philly.com Dec 5, 2012
    OFFENSIVE LINEMEN play in front of 70,000-plus spectators every week, with millions more watching on TV. But unless they're being flagged for a penalty or miss a block that allows their quarterback to get his brains scrambled, they rarely get noticed. T…
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  • Video - Blogger Blitz: Image Makeover 01:44

    Blogger Blitz: Image Makeover

    Dec 5
    NFC East blogger Dan Graziano thinks the Eagles will look to someone PR friendly in their search for a new head coach
  • Video - Between The Tackles: The Future For Vick 01:14

    Between The Tackles: The Future For Vick

    Dec 5
    Ashley Fox talks about what might happen to Michael Vick when the 2012 season is over
  • Video - Countdown Daily AccuScore: PHI-TB 00:50

    Countdown Daily AccuScore: PHI-TB

    Dec 5
    Prim Siripipat goes inside the numbers for the Eagles-Buccaneers

Sports Columnists

  • Sources: Los Angeles Lakers rebuffing trade inquiries for Pau Gasol

    Dec 5
    The Los Angeles Lakers, largely at the behest of general manager Mitch Kupchak, have rebuffed trade inquiries from at least two teams for Pau Gasol, according to sources with knowledge of the Lakers' thinking.
  • Daily Dime: Dallas Mavericks, Los Angeles Clippers a lesson in NBA busines…

    Dec 5
    J.A. Adande examines the Clippers' win over the Mavericks