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After release from jail, Urbina returns to baseball

After release from jail, Urbina returns to baseball

CNNSI.com Updated Dec 28, 2012
Former major league pitcher Ugueth Urbina has returned to baseball after serving 7 1/2 years in prison for the attempted murder of five workers on his family's ranch.
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  • Report: Vick won't restructure deal with Eagles

    Report: Vick won't restructure deal with Eagles

    Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick is not willing to restructure his contract to remain with the team, according to a report by the Philadelphia Inquirer.
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  • Giants facing numbers issues at cornerback

    Giants facing numbers issues at cornerback

    ESPN.com Dec 28, 2012
    The New York Giants may be severely compromised at cornerback when they face the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. Both starter Prince Amukamara and backup Jayron Hosley are listed as doubtful for the Giants' regular-season finale.
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  • Donovan McNabb Sounds Like He's Taking A Little Joy From The Ea…

    Donovan McNabb Sounds Like He's Taking A Little Joy From The Eagles' Struggles

    Donovan McNabb is the best quarterback in Eagles history-this isn't even up for discussion. Deep down, with the benefit of a little distance, people in Philadelphia realize this. And while they may not regret hounding an over-the-hill McNabb out of town
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  • Giants S Phillips (foot) questionable vs. Eagles

    Giants S Phillips (foot) questionable vs. Eagles

    CNNSI.com Dec 28, 2012
    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Giants safety Kenny Phillips was listed as questionable after missing the last three games because of a sprained right knee and could be available for perhaps his final game in a Giants uniform Sunday against Philadelphia.
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  • Eagles caption contest results

    Eagles caption contest results

    philly.com Dec 28, 2012
    Earlier this week, we gave you another opportunity to write the caption for Rob Tornoe's next Eagles-themed cartoon. After much deliberation, Rob Tornoe himself has picked this week's winner.
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  • Final Word: NFC East

    Final Word: NFC East

    ESPN.com Dec 28, 2012
    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 17: Bringing out his best. Michael Vick, who will start Sunday's game for the Philadelphia Eagles against the New York Giants, has not played since he suffered a concussion in Week 10. But the Eagles' Week 4 victory …
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  • Prince Amukamara had a setback last week

    Prince Amukamara had a setback last week

    profootballtalk.com Dec 28, 2012
    A lot of things have to fall into place in order for the Giants to make the playoffs this year, but the only part they can control is winning their game against the Eagles on Sunday. That task would be a little more difficult if cornerback Prince Amukam…
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  • Chip Kelly to Eagles not a lock

    Chip Kelly to Eagles not a lock

    philly.com Dec 28, 2012
    With Andy Reid likely out the door, will Chip Kelly be the guy to replace the winningest coach in franchise history? According to Don Banks of Sports Illustrated, the Eagles are one of the few teams that can afford Kelly, but the interest may not be mut…
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  • Eagles Notes: Eagles' Evan Mathis takes Pro Bowl snub in stride

    Eagles Notes: Eagles' Evan Mathis takes Pro Bowl snub in stride

    philly.com Dec 28, 2012
    Evan Mathis did not make the NFC Pro Bowl roster, instead being voted a third alternate. The offensive guard has had a strong season for the Eagles, but he did not sound miffed about not making the game.
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  • Giants say they'll go out fighting

    Giants say they'll go out fighting

    philly.com Dec 28, 2012
    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - For the New York Giants, playing the Eagles is a long-shot last chance at making the playoffs.
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  • Touchdown Leaders: Players that have led the Eagles in TDs duri…

    Touchdown Leaders: Players that have led the Eagles in TDs during th…

    philly.com Dec 28, 2012
    Players that have led the Eagles in TDs during the Andy Reid era.
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  • Eagles should cover, but Giants will eke out a win

    Eagles should cover, but Giants will eke out a win

    philly.com Dec 28, 2012
    Eagles (+7 1/2) over GIANTS: It would take a Christmas miracle for the New Yorkers to get into the playoffs. The Cowboys, Vikings and Bears all have to lose. It's possible, but not probable. And with the Green Machine welcoming back Michael Vick in the …
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  • Reid not only Eagles coach facing uncertainty

    Reid not only Eagles coach facing uncertainty

    philly.com Dec 28, 2012
    Offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg, the staffer closest to Reid, has been here since 2003. This is by far Mornhinweg's longest stop in a coaching career that began fulltime in 1988, when Mornhinweg's bad knee wouldn't let him be an Arena League quar…
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  • Eagles-Giants: The pick

    Eagles-Giants: The pick

    philly.com Dec 28, 2012
    THE EAGLES have beaten the Giants in eight of the last nine encounters, including the playoff game when Donovan McNabb picked up the phone on the sideline. But there also is the inconvenient matter of the Birds having lost 10 of their last 11 games this…
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  • Henery not in elite kicker category yet

    Henery not in elite kicker category yet

    philly.com Dec 28, 2012
    WHEN THE NFL announced its Pro Bowl rosters on Wednesday night, Eagles kicker Alex Henery contemplated with curiosity.
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  • Eagles-Giants scouting report

    Eagles-Giants scouting report

    philly.com Dec 28, 2012
    Recent history: Eagles eked out a 19-17 victory over the Giants on Sept. 30; the teams split last season's series, but the Eagles swept the 2009 and 2008 series against the G-Men.
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  • Video - 'Playbook': Philadelphia Eagles vs. New York Giants 04:29

    'Playbook': Philadelphia Eagles vs. New York Giants

    Dec 28
    Is Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid coaching to save his job? Our analysts discuss that topic and also explain how the New York Giants' defense will try and stop Eagles QB Michael Vick.
  • Video - Where will Andy Reid be next year? 03:18

    Where will Andy Reid be next year?

    Dec 28
    Albert Breer breaks down how the coaching carousel might spin if the Philadelphia Eagles let head coach Andy Reid go on "Black Monday."
  • Video - Giants Field Pass: vs Eagles 03:07

    Giants Field Pass: vs Eagles

    Dec 28
    Ohm Youngmisuk previews the Giants' must-win game Sunday against the Eagles to at least put themselves in position to get a playoff berth with a little help.
  • Video - Vick Puts Blame On Offensive Line 04:28

    Vick Puts Blame On Offensive Line

    Dec 28
    Chris Mannix and Christian Fauria share their thoughts on Michael Vick's comments about the Eagles' offensive line setting him back.

Sports Columnists

  • Peter King: Cowboys on familiar ground with win-or-go-home Week 17

    Dec 28
    In the offseason, Dallas coach Jason Garrett visited the Yankees' spring-training home in Tampa, and sought out Derek Jeter. Garrett was raised in Yankee country, so he has great respect for the Yankee shortstop, and he wanted to ask him about leadershi…
  • NFL - John Clayton's five most cherished NFL records

    Dec 28
    Football records might not resonate like those in baseball, but there are five NFL records that stand above the rest, John Clayton writes.
  • The Sports Guy powers through a damaged laptop to make his Week 17 picks

    Dec 28
    The Sports Guy's computer is on the fritz, but that didn't stop him from making his Week 17 picks.