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The Major League Baseball All-Star Game deciding home-field advantage in the World Series, a move made in 2003 by then-commissioner Bud Selig and team owners in an effort to draw interest to the Midsummer Classic, is reportedly no more. Continue reading
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The Philadelphia Phillies are reportedly "interested" in acquiring perennial Minnesota Twins second baseman Brian Dozier. Continue reading
Former Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Cedric Hunter was suspended 50 games by Major League Baseball on Wednesday for testing positive for amphetamine. Continue reading
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The Philadelphia 76ers (4-12) will look to snap their two-game losing skid as they take on forward LeBron James and the Eastern Conference-best Cleveland Cavaliers (12-2) in a Sunday matinee at the Wells Fargo Center. Continue reading
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The Philadelphia 76ers (4-10) snapped their five-game skid to the Miami Heat (4-9) with a 101-94 victory Monday evening at the Wells Fargo Center. Continue reading
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The Philadelphia 76ers (3-10) and center Joel Embiid will square off against the Miami Heat (4-8) Monday evening at the Wells Fargo Center, their first of four meetings of the 2016-17 regular season. Continue reading
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The Philadelphia Phillies have added Dominican southpaw Elniery Garcia to their 40-man roster, protecting him from next month's Rule 5 draft. Continue reading
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Just over 24 hours have passed since the reported scuffle between Dominican Winter League teammates Dylan Cozens and Boog Powell, respective prospects of the Philadelphia Phillies and Seattle Mariners organizations. Continue reading
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A fight occurred between Philadelphia Phillies No. 6-ranked prospect Dylan Cozens and Seattle Mariners No. 20-ranked prospect Boog Powell at the Dominican Winter League, according to La Voz del Fanático's Arving Gonzalez. Continue reading
The Philadelphia Phillies announced on Friday that they have acquired 10-year veteran RHP Pat Neshek from the Houston Astros in exchange for a player to be named later or cash. Continue reading
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By Matt Rappa, Sports Talk Philly editor Hunter Pence dressing as Napoleon Dynamite for Halloween is perhaps the most suiting selection for the three-time All-Star and two-time World Series champion. Pence's fiancee, Alexis Cozombolidis of CSN Bay Area, also dressed up as a character from the 2004 hit: Pedro, Napoleon's... Continue reading
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim announced on Friday that they have designated LHP Brett Oberholtzer for assignment. The move clears a 40-man roster spot for RHP Abel De Los Santos, who was claimed from the Cincinnati Reds in a corresponding move. Continue reading
Catcher Jorge Alfaro, the Philadelphia Phillies' fourth-ranked prospect by MLBPipeline.com, tripled in his Venezuelan Winter League season debut with the Tiburones de La Guaira (7-8) in a matchup against the Caribes de Anzoategui (8-9) on Thursday. Continue reading
Forecasted weather conditions pushed up the second game of the World Series between the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians by one hour. Having previously managed a World Series contest affected by rain, Joe Maddon recalled Game 5 against the Philadelphia Phillies in 2008. Continue reading
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Three days after forward Elton Brand announced his intent to retire, the Philadelphia 76ers have officially requested waivers on the 17-year veteran. Continue reading
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Former Philadelphia Phillies catcher Todd Pratt reportedly interviewed with the organization's Single-A affiliate, the Lakewood BlueClaws, for a coaching position with the team on Wednesday, according to Zach Gelb. Continue reading
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After 1,571 games, 382 home runs and 12,838 2/3 fielded innings, first baseman Ryan Howard will play in what is expected to be his final game with the Philadelphia Phillies (70-91) in the season finale against the postseason-bound New York Mets (87-74) Sunday afternoon at Citizens Bank Park. Continue reading
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With a one-game lead for the first spot in the National League Wild Card, the New York Mets (86-74) will send 19-year veteran RHP Bartolo Colon to the mound against the Philadelphia Phillies (70-90) in the second of a three-game regular season finale set Saturday afternoon at Citizens Bank Park. Continue reading
Embed from Getty Images By Matt Rappa, Sports Talk Philly editor Final: Braves 7, Phillies 6 ❖ Attendance: 22,348 ATLANTA — Philadelphia Phillies (70-87) starter RHP Jerad Eickhoff was cruising through four innings in the series opener against the National League-worst Atlanta Braves (64-92) and RHP Julio Teheran Tuesday evening... Continue reading
For the final time in the history of Turner Field, RHP Jerad Eickhoff and the Philadelphia Phillies (70-86) will oppose the National League-worst Atlanta Braves (63-92) in a three-game series starting Tuesday evening. Continue reading
On the heels of the tragic death of fellow National League East divisional opponent RHP Jose Fernandez, the Philadelphia Phillies (70-86) and New York Mets (83-73) met on Sunday for their final Citi Field matchup of the season featuring right-handed starters Jake Thompson and Robert Gsellman. Continue reading
Making his fourth start of the season will be Philadelphia Phillies (69-85) rookie RHP Alec Asher as he opposes southpaw Sean Gilmartin and the New York Mets (82-72) in the third of a four-game set Saturday evening at Citi Field. Continue reading
A matchup that took three hours and 40 minutes to play between the Philadelphia Phillies (69-85) and the National League Wild Card-hopeful New York Mets (82-72) ended in favor of the home team Friday evening at Citi Field Continue reading
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The Philadelphia Phillies' (69-83) final road trip of the season will get underway in the first of a four-game set as LHP Adam Morgan opposes rookie RHP Seth Lugo and the division-rival New York Mets (80-72) Thursday evening at Citi Field. Continue reading
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The Philadelphia Phillies (67-83) will begin their second-to-last home series of the season as they oppose RHP James Shields and the Chicago White Sox (72-78) in the first of a two-game series Tuesday evening at Citizens Bank Park. Rookie Jake Thompson will make his ninth career start. Continue reading