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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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Captain America: Durant makes sure gold medal stays with US

August 12, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Kevin Durant holds up his gold medal during the medal ceremony for basketball game at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Saturday, Aug. 7, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) By Brian Mahoney ASSOCIATED PRESS SAITAMA, Japan — With the gold medal in jeopardy, the U.S. knew where to turn to protect it. It…

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Fowles’ Diary: Teary as she wraps U.S. career with 4th gold

August 12, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: United States’ Sylvia Fowles plays against Team WNBA during the first half of a WNBA All-Star basketball game, Wednesday, July 14, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher) By Sylvia Fowles ASSOCIATED PRESS SAITAMA, Japan — What a journey, what a journey, what a journey. These last two and a half weeks here…

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Thud! Phillies win streak comes to an end in loss to Dodgers

August 12, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Aaron Nola wipes his face after pitching during the second inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) In the Battle of the Bullpens, the Los Angeles Dodgers pen came out on top.  By Chris Murray  For the…

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Mixed bag: Erratic Pandemic Olympics come to a nuanced end

August 12, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: The United States team of Allyson Felix, Athing Mu, Dalilah Muhammad and Sydney Mclaughlin, from left, celebrate winning the gold medal in the final of the women’s 4 x 400-meter relay at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Saturday, Aug. 7, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) By Ted Anthony ASSOCIATED PRESS TOKYO —…

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Phillies sweep Mets to take over first

August 9, 2021

In an example of how things in baseball can change on a dime, the Phillies went from 4 1/4 games behind in the National League East to being on top of the heap. By Chris MurrayFor the Philadelphia Sunday SUN Photos by Webster Riddick When the Phillies ended their most recent road-trip last week, they…

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