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Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper, left, celebrates past Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Enrique Hernandez after hitting an RBI-single during the eighth inning of a baseball game, Thursday, July 18, 2019, in Philadelphia. Philadelphia won 7-6.
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July 18, 2019 - 6:04 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bryce Harper's hot streak of late has kept the Phillies in the playoff picture. He has opened some eyes with his offense — especially the comically oversized ones of the Phillie Phanatic mascot strapped to the slugger's forehead. Harper tied the game while wearing a Phillie...
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Philadelphia Phillies' Jake Arrieta delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets, Saturday, July 6, 2019, in New York.
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July 07, 2019 - 1:36 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Todd Frazier got hit near the left elbow by an 85 mph changeup and was clearly annoyed. After the game, Jake Arrieta went straight to his hard stuff. "If Frazier's not happy about it, he can come see me and I'll put a dent in his skull," the Philadelphia Phillies pitcher said. In...
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This is the first March Madness tournament since legal gambling expanded last year in the U.S. The spread of legalized sports betting is largely following regional boundaries.
Wayne Parry/AP Photo, File
June 23, 2019 - 9:18 am
CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — In the year since the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for every state to legalize sports betting , a regional divide has opened as states decide whether to expand their gambling options. By year's end, legalization is possible in a dozen states in the Northeast and...
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Philadelphia Phillies' Andrew McCutchen, center, is helped by a trainer after being injured while trying to get back to first base during the first inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres Monday, June 3, 2019, in San Diego.
Gregory Bull/AP Photo
June 04, 2019 - 7:54 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Andrew McCutchen tore his ACL in a rundown and will miss the rest of the season, causing the NL East-leading Philadelphia Phillies to again reshuffle their outfield. McCutchen hurt his left knee during Monday night's game against San Diego and an MRI revealed the injury. "It's not...
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Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid watches during the first half in Game 3 of the team's first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday, April 18, 2019, in New York.
AP Photo/Frank Franklin II
April 19, 2019 - 5:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers are listing Joel Embiid as doubtful for Game 4 of their first-round series against the Brooklyn Nets. Embiid has been bothered by a sore left knee, but was able to play in the first two games of the series. He warmed up before Game 3 on Thursday night before...
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FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2019, file photo, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver speaks during the NBA All-Star festivities in Charlotte, N.C. Silver spoke to the media on Friday, April 12, 2019, in New York after a meeting of the NBA's Board of Governors. He menti
AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File
April 12, 2019 - 8:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The future of NBA basketball could look like European soccer. Tournaments that take place during the season along with league games intrigue Commissioner Adam Silver as a way to change the format of the NBA's 82-game season. If it even keeps an 82-game season. Silver mentioned...
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Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper celebrates after hitting a home run off Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Jesse Biddle during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Saturday, March 30, 2019, in Philadelphia.
Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper celebrates after hitting a home run off Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Jesse Biddle during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Saturday, March 30, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
March 30, 2019 - 7:58 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bryce Harper homered deep into the second deck in right-center field for his first hit with Philadelphia and celebrated with an emphatic curtain call, highlighting the Phillies' 8-6 win over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday. Hitless over five at-bats this season after signing a $...
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An Ohio man has made history with a March Madness bracket that's perfect through 48 games on the NCAA.com's "Bracket Challenge," according to the NCAA.
Nati Harnik/AP Photo, File
March 26, 2019 - 7:46 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man has made history with a March Madness bracket that's perfect through 48 games on the NCAA.com's "Bracket Challenge," according to the NCAA. Gregg Nigl of Columbus told The Columbus Dispatch he almost didn't fill out his bracket last week, saying he was home sick...
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In this Oct. 6, 2018, file photo, Conor McGregor walks out of the arena after he was defeated by Khabib Nurmagomedov in a lightweight title mixed martial arts bout at UFC 229 in Las Vegas.
John Locher/AP Photo, File
March 26, 2019 - 2:57 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Superstar UFC fighter Conor McGregor has announced on social media that he is retiring from mixed martial arts. McGregor's verified Twitter account had a post early Tuesday that said the former featherweight and lightweight UFC champion was making a "quick announcement." The tweet...
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This photo provided by the Miami-Dade Corrections and Rehabilitation Department shows Conor McGregor.
Miami-Dade Corrections and Rehabilitation Department via AP
March 11, 2019 - 8:30 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Mixed martial artist and boxer Conor McGregor has been arrested in South Florida for stealing the cellphone of someone who was trying to take his photo, authorities said. According to a Miami Beach police report, the 30-year-old McGregor was arrested Monday afternoon and charged with...
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