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The Spoilers

September 21, 2021

While the Baltimore Orioles have managed to lose 102 games this year, their 48th win came at the expense of a Philadelphia Phillies team making a playoff run. By Chris MurrayFor the Philadelphia Sunday Sun Before the team’s inevitable showdown with the Atlanta Braves for the National East crown, the Philadelphia Phillies have an excellent…

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NBA goes ahead with plan to test unvaccinated players often

September 20, 2021

By Tim Reynolds ASSOCIATED PRESS For NBA players, the scenario this season is simple: Get vaccinated or get tested, and often. The league told its teams on Tuesday that it is going ahead with a plan where those who are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus will not need to submit to regular testing. Those who…

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Q&A: Ali gets the Ken Burns treatment in 4-part PBS film, Sept. 19-22

September 20, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: In this June 15, 1975, file photo, world heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali shouts “Joe Bugner must go!” to Malaysian fans during a training session for his fight against Bugner in Kuala Lumpur. Ali turns 70 on Jan. 17, 2012. (AP Photo/File)  By Dan Gelston ASSOCIATED PRESS Considering the number of movies, documentaries and…

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Bird Mess

September 20, 2021

The Philadelphia Eagles lost their home opener to the San Francisco 49ers due to a combination of mistakes and bad coaching decisions. By Chris MurrayFor the Philadelphia Sunday SUN First-year players, whether it’s at the collegiate or professional level, are going to make dumb mistakes that will cost their team a game. The same can…

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A Bird Bath

September 13, 2021

In Sunday’s Battle of the Birds, The Philadelphia Eagles beat the Atlanta Falcons in all phases of the game. By Chris MurrayFor the Philadelphia Sunday SUN Granted, it’s only one game, but you have to like the Philadelphia Eagles 32-6 victory over the Atlanta Falcons for a variety of reasons. First and foremost, quarterback Jalen…

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Ex-NFL players plead guilty to health care fraud scheme

September 10, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Clinton Portis (AP Photo/Richard Lipski) By Stephen Whyno ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Former NFL players Clinton Portis, Tamarick Vanover and Robert McCune pleaded guilty for their roles in a nationwide health care fraud scheme and could face years in prison, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Tuesday. Portis, Vanover and McCune admitted to…

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Ex-NFL players plead guilty to health care fraud scheme

September 8, 2021

FILE – In this Sept. 27, 2009, file photo, Washington Redskins running back Clinton Portis looks on against the Detroit Lions during the first quarter of an NFL football game in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File) By STEPHEN WHYNO WASHINGTON (AP) — Former NFL players Clinton Portis, Tamarick Vanover and Robert McCune pleaded guilty for…

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Rutgers to kick off season against Temple, fans back

September 2, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Temple running back Kenneth Harper (20) dives for yardage over Rutgers defensive back Tejay Johnson (9) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Piscataway, N.J., Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Mel Evans) By Tom Canavan associated press PISCATAWAY, N.J.  — Greg Schiano is kicking off the second season of…

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Pirates in MLB’s 1st minority lineup honored 50 years later

September 2, 2021

By WILL GRAVES PITTSBURGH (AP) — In the moment, it wasn’t a big deal. Just another game in the middle of the week in the middle of a pennant race. The best nine players available ran onto the field at Three Rivers Stadium for the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sept. 1, 1971. The fact all nine…

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Tummy Troubles

August 27, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Eagles QB Jalen Hurts (Photos: Webster Riddick) After a pre-season game against the New England Patriots that gave everyone a migraine, the Philadelphia Eagles are hoping that quarterback Jalen Hurts  — and his stomach — will be a part of the team’s Thursday night game against the New York Jets.  By Chris Murray …

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The Spoilers

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While the Baltimore Orioles have managed to lose 102 games this year, their 48th win came at...

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