FORT MYERS, Fla. - The Phillies slogged here Saturday on a 300-mile, round-trip bus ride for yet another nine-inning audition to see who might fill the fringes of the roster. They have evaluated those in camp for six weeks now, and Pete Mackanin said a meeting scheduled Sunday with the front office will plot most of the 25-man roster that the Phillies will take to Cincinnati next week.
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CHICAGO - The 76ers did something Friday night they hadn't done against the Chicago Bulls in the teams' previous 12 meetings: win.
CHICAGO - This is the reason the 76ers traded point guard Elfrid Payton to the Orlando Magic for the rights to Dario Saric, a future protected first-round pick, and a future second-rounder shortly after selecting Payton with the 10th pick of the 2014 NBA draft.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Winnipeg right winger Patrik Laine. Toronto forwards Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner, and William Nylander. Columbus defenseman Zach Werenski. Carolina right winger Sebastian Aho. Pittsburgh goalie Matt Murray.
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Connor Barwin personifies the Eagles' offseason tilt of balance from defense to offense. The new Rams defensive end's release and the clearing of nearly $9 million from the salary cap led indirectly to the signing of two free- agent receivers, most notably Alshon Jeffery.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Flyers' won the majority of the puck battles, cleared bodies in front of the net, and outhustled Minnesota throughout the night in a 3-1 road victory Thursday night.
TAMPA - Freddy Galvis drove in two runs and Jeremy Hellickson pitched his best outing of spring but it was not enough as the Phillies fell to the Yankees, 3-2, in a Grapefruit League game at George M. Steinbrenner Field.
A small piece of news came out the other day that suggested the Eagles were mindful and appreciative of their history - if, being an idealistic sort, you were inclined to believe such things.
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Pat Neshek is a baseball purist, a Phillies reliever with a funky windup who finds pride in studying and appreciating the game's past through his extensive memorabilia collection. But, by the end of the World Baseball Classic, where he had danced off the mound after strikeouts and hoisted a gaudy statue of a bald eagle to the grass at Dodger Stadium, he was convinced.
My favorite Dallas Green story, and one that accurately illustrates his personality, on and off the baseball field, took place when he was pitching for the University of Delaware, and the Blue Hens played an exhibition game against a traveling team of former major leaguers that included Bill Nicholson, the enormously-strong slugger from Maryland's Eastern Shore who had finished his career with the Phillies.
Geoff Lane, an Eagles fan in D.C., wanted to make a splash at his upcoming wedding. So he sent a letter to Brandon Brooks asking if the Birds offensive lineman - and fellow Miami of Ohio product - would be a guest at the occasion.