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MLB season starts March 31, again with every team scheduled

August 6, 2021

associated press NEW YORK — Major League Baseball will open the 2022 season on March 31 — as long as there isn’t a work stoppage — and will try for the fourth time to have every team play its first game on the same day for the first time since 1968. The league released the…

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Four Nats players, eight staffers test positive, game vs Phils postponed

July 29, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: A sign outside the stadium advises that the baseball game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Washington Nationals has been postponed, Wednesday, July 28, 2021, in Philadelphia. The postponement was due to COVID-19 issues among the Nationals.  (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson) By Aaron Bracy ASSOCIATED PRESS PHILADELPHIA — Four Washington Nationals players and eight…

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Olympic champ Biles withdraws from all-around competition

July 28, 2021

By WILL GRAVES TOKYO (AP) — Simone Biles will not defend her Olympic title. The American gymnastics superstar withdrew from Thursday’s all-around competition to focus on her mental well-being. USA Gymnastics said in a statement on Wednesday that the 24-year-old is opting to not compete. The decision comes a day after Biles removed herself from…

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Getting in shape for another season…Eagles first day training camp

July 28, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: DeVonta Smith  (Photos: Webster Riddick) WWW.PHILADELPHIAEAGLES.COM Wednesday’s practice kicked off Nick Sirianni’s first training camp as head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles. It also featured the first time that Sirianni had his team compete in 7-on-7 and team drills since the spring workouts focused on teaching the scheme. The two things that stand…

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‘OK not to be OK’: Mental health takes top role at Olympics

July 28, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Simone Biles, of the United States, stands after performing on the balance beam during the women’s artistic gymnastic qualifications at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, July 25, 2021, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull) By Jenna Fryer associated press TOKYO — For decades, they were told to shake it off or toughen up —…

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A bit much’: Naomi Osaka cites pressure in Olympic loss

July 28, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Naomi Osaka, of Japan, returns to Viktorija Golubic, of Switzerland, during second round of the tennis competition at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 26, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) By Andrew Dampf ASSOCIATED PRESS TOKYO — It wasn’t the ending that Naomi Osaka — nor her multitudes of fans across…

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Simone Biles exits Olympic finals due to injury

July 27, 2021

TOKYO (AP) — Simone Biles came to Tokyo as the star of the U.S. Olympic movement and perhaps the games themselves. It all came to a stunning halt in the women’s gymnastics final on Tuesday night. A wonky vault to start the competition left her huddling with the U.S. team doctor before heading backstage for…

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Split Decision

July 26, 2021

The 2-2 split with the Atlanta Braves keeps the Phillies in the playoff hunt. By Chris Murray For the Philadelphia Sunday SUN After losing four of their last five games coming into Sunday’s series finale against the Atlanta Braves, Philadelphia Phillies manager Joe Girardi needed to get a solid effort from a starting pitcher to…

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Smith, Carlos, Berry demand change in Olympic protest rule

July 23, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Gwendolyn Berry her Activist Athlete T-Shirt over her head during the metal ceremony after the finals of the women’s hammer throw at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials Saturday, June 26, 2021, in Eugene, Ore. Berry finished third. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) By Eddie Pells associated press TOKYO — Tommie Smith, John Carlos…

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Shut ‘em down!

July 23, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Philadelphia Phillies relief pitcher Ranger Suarez in action during a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Friday, July 16, 2021, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton) When Phillies closer Ranger Suarez is on the mound, he’s there to get you out.  By Chris Murray For the Philadelphia Sunday SUN  I have often found it…

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