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Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Zack Wheeler (45) throws a pitch in the first inning against the Minnesota Twins at Spectrum Field.
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Dave Uram
July 06, 2020 - 11:30 am
Trying to play a team sport in the middle of a global pandemic does with enough risk on its own. For new Phillies pitcher Zack Wheeler and his wife, Dominique, add in the expected birth of their first child around the time the season begins. Read more here.
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Al Horford
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Dave Uram
July 06, 2020 - 11:23 am
For some Sixers players, the unprecedented months-long break has given them a chance to start fresh and play to the potential they didn’t consistently meet from October through mid-March. Forward/center Al Horford said the time off for him was beneficial, and now he’s in “a much better place.” Read...
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Philadelphia Phillies right fielder Bryce Harper waits to bat during workouts
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Ed Benkin
July 03, 2020 - 5:51 pm
On the first day of Phillies workouts, Bryce Harper was happy to be back at the ballpark, and the slugger says he’s been ready for the return of baseball throughout the break. Read more here.
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Flyers’ Oskar Lindblom completes cancer treatments
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Dave Uram
July 03, 2020 - 10:53 am
Flyers forward Oskar Lindblom rang the bell at Abramson Cancer Center in the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, signifying the end of his treatments for Ewing’s sarcoma. Read more here.
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Philadelphia Phillies manager Joe Girardi (25) watches his team warm up
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Matt Leon
July 02, 2020 - 6:13 pm
The Phillies will begin Spring Training 2.0 Friday in South Philadelphia as they look to get an abbreviated 60-game 2020 season underway in the midst of the pandemic. Read more here.
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Brett Brown
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Dave Uram
July 02, 2020 - 9:22 am
Head coach Brett Brown delivered positive reports about Sixers starters Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons on Wednesday in an hour-long Zoom chat with the media. He said most of the time on group calls with players has been dedicated to ongoing conversations about racial injustice. Read more here.
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Interior of 76ers logo painted on wooden floor at Sixers Training Complex in Camden, New Jersey
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Andrew Kramer
July 01, 2020 - 8:31 pm
The Philadelphia 76ers say they are looking into allegations made by a former member of the organization's dance team who claims she was “bullied and racially targeted” and threatened by her fellow dancers. Read more here.
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The entrance to Subaru Park
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Ed Benkin
July 01, 2020 - 4:50 pm
The Philadelphia Union Foundation put together an online fundraiser with proceeds going to its Fight for Philly campaign, which raises money to provide COVID-19 relief. Goalkeeper Andre Blake was excited to do his part for the community. Read more here.
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youth baseball
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Dave Uram
July 01, 2020 - 11:53 am
Because of the coronavirus, there's no minor league baseball this year. It’s not surprising. On Tuesday, Major League Baseball told Minor League Baseball that it won’t provide its affiliates with players for 2020. Read more here.
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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
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Dave Uram
July 01, 2020 - 9:46 am
With COVID-19 cases spiking in some parts of the United States, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says if the number of cases becomes overwhelming for the league, they'll revisit plans for the season to mitigate risk. Other potential game changers: Black Livers Matter protests and empty arenas. Read...
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