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6:14 AM / Tuesday April 13, 2021

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Clean-up on Aisle 3…

January 14, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson talks with starting quarterback Jalen Hurts as quarterback Carson Wentz (11) looks on during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020, in Glendale, Ariz.  (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) The Philadelphia Eagles are parting ways with their Super Bowl winning coach because Doug Pederson…

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Philadelphia Eagles fire coach Doug Pederson

January 11, 2021

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles have fired coach Doug Pederson, less than three years after he led them to the franchise’s only Super Bowl title. Pederson was 42-37-1 in five seasons. He led the Eagles to two division titles and three playoff appearances before going 4-11-1 in 2020. Pederson met with owner Jeffrey Lurie…

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A vote of (not a lot of) confidence

January 8, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Washington’s Chase Young sacks Eagles’ QB Jalen Hurts. (Photo: Webster Riddick) While he didn’t play badly in his four games as a starter, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts didn’t impress the team’s brass enough to make them forget Carson Wentz. By Chris Murray  For the Philadelphia Sunday SUN  Sportswriters and fans alike have been…

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From Kobe to Maradona, a year of staggering losses in sports

December 31, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Kobe Bryant (AP Photo/Kevin Reece) By Fred Lief associated press There were so many this year. Sports in 2020 was an unending state of mourning. It was as if every week, sometimes days, another luminary fell, bringing a cascade of condolence and remembrance. It began New Year’s Day, a harbinger of what the…

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Welcome back, NBA: Here’s 10 things to know about the season

December 24, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Philadelphia 76ers head coach Doc Rivers shouts during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers, Friday, Dec. 18, 2020, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings) By Tim Reynolds associated press And … it’s back. The NBA’s new season starts Tuesday with a pair of games; Kevin Durant and the…

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MLB reclassifies Negro Leagues as major league

December 17, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Houston Astros third base coach Gary Pettis and manager Dusty Baker Jr., look up into the stands at photo cutouts of former Negro League players during a celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Negro Leagues before a game against the Seattle Mariners in Houston, in this Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020, file photo….

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Hurts sparks upset win over Saints

December 17, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Rookie QB Jalen Hurts prepares a throw. (Photos by Webster Riddick) By Chris Murray  For the Philadelphia Sunday SUN  You can never say that one guy can make a real difference in a game that involves 21 other guys.  But if we are honest with ourselves, with the way that the Philadelphia Eagles…

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Rafer Johnson, 1960 Olympic decathlon champion, dies at 86

December 11, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: In this Sept. 7, 1960, file photo, Rafer Johnson of Kingsburg, Calif., is flanked by runners-up, Chuan-Kwang Yang, left, of Taiwan, and Vasily Kuznetsov of Russia, as they join in three-way handshake after receiving medals for the decathlon event of the Olympics in Rome, Italy. Rafer Johnson, who won the decathlon at the…

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Dick Allen, fearsome hitter and 7-time All-Star, dies at 78

December 11, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Former Philadelphia Phillies’ Dick Allen waves to the crowd before a baseball game against the New York Mets, Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) By Rob Maaddi associated press Dick Allen hit the ball so hard, fans in Philadelphia started showing up in batting practice during his rookie season just…

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Mike Tyson returns to ring, draws in exhibition with Jones

December 4, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: In a photo provided by Triller, Mike Tyson throws a punch during the third round against Roy Jones Jr. in an exhibition boxing bout Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, in Los Angeles. The bout was unofficially ruled a draw by the WBC judges at ringside. Tyson and Jones fought eight two-minute rounds, and both…

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