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PHILADELPHIA | Jon Dorenbos shares in Philadelphia Eagles’ Super Bowl magic

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Former Philadelphia Eagles player and “America’s Got Talent” finalist Jon Dorenbos is sharing in the Super Bowl magic despite not playing with the team last season. The Eagles posted a video Thursday on Twitter of Dorenbos receiving a Super Bowl ring. Dorenbos was a popular figure in the Eagles locker room, known … Continue reading PHILADELPHIA | Jon Dorenbos shares in Philadelphia Eagles’ Super Bowl magic

PHILADELPHIA | Phillies fan injured by flying hot dog launched by Phanatic

PHILADELPHIA — It was a flying frankfurter and not a foul ball that left a baseball fan with a black eye in Philadelphia. Kathy McVay says she was at Monday night’s Phillies game when the team’s mascot, the Phillie Phanatic, rolled out his hot dog launcher. McVay was sitting near home plate and, she says, … Continue reading PHILADELPHIA | Phillies fan injured by flying hot dog launched by Phanatic

PHILADELPHIA | Herrera’s solo homer lifts Phils to 4-3 win over Cardinals

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Odubel Herrera smiled when told he was being compared to Ichiro Suzuki and Vladimir Guerrero. He has potential to be known by his first name just like Ichiro and Vlad, too. Herrera hit a tiebreaking, solo homer in the seventh inning, Cesar Hernandez hit a two-run homer and the Philadelphia Phillies beat … Continue reading PHILADELPHIA | Herrera’s solo homer lifts Phils to 4-3 win over Cardinals

PHILADELPHIA | Phillies righty Vince Velasquez has a no-hitter through 6

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Phillies right-hander Vince Velasquez has a no-hitter through six innings against the Colorado Rockies. Velasquez has retired 18 of 19 batters he faced. He walked Gerardo Parra in the second inning and picked him off. Velasquez has looked nothing like the pitcher who allowed 10 runs against the Brewers last Friday. He … Continue reading PHILADELPHIA | Phillies righty Vince Velasquez has a no-hitter through 6

PHILADELPHIA | Washington’s battlefield flag on view at revolution museum

PHILADELPHIA — George Washington’s personal Revolutionary War headquarters flag is going on display at Philadelphia’s Museum of the American Revolution, just in time for Flag Day. The faded and fragile blue silk flag marked Washington’s presence on the battlefield during the war. Its appearance at the museum is the flag’s first public display in Philadelphia … Continue reading PHILADELPHIA | Washington’s battlefield flag on view at revolution museum

PHILADELPHIA | Wentz eager to return, but Foles allows Eagles to wait

PHILADELPHIA — Carson Wentz was having an MVP-caliber season before a torn ACL forced him to the sideline, where he watched Nick Foles lead the Philadelphia Eagles to their first Super Bowl victory. Wentz has a mission to return for Week 1 and is already ahead of schedule after being cleared for 7-on-7 work last … Continue reading PHILADELPHIA | Wentz eager to return, but Foles allows Eagles to wait

PHILADELPHIA | White House visits become political litmus test for athletes

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — For victorious sports teams these days, the confetti and champagne are apt to be accompanied by a politically fraught question: Are you going to the White House? What used to be one of the most innocuous photo-ops in sports is anything but. Going — or not going — has become a political … Continue reading PHILADELPHIA | White House visits become political litmus test for athletes

PHILADELPHIA | Bryan Colangelo resigns as 76ers president

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bryan Colangelo resigned Thursday as president of basketball operations for the Philadelphia 76ers in the wake of what an investigation found was “careless and in some instances reckless” sharing of sensitive team information. The independent review by a law firm did not determine that Colangelo operated or was even aware of Twitter … Continue reading PHILADELPHIA | Bryan Colangelo resigns as 76ers president