Aug 032010
 
Ryan Howard to the DL; Mayberry called up

by Justin Adkins The Phillies have announced that slugging first baseman Ryan Howard is being placed on the 15 day Disabled List, citing a “moderate sprain” to his left ankle. Howard was injured trying to get back to second base during a play in Sunday’s game against the Nationals. To replace Howard on the active roster, [More…]

Aug 032010
 
Jeremy Maclin injures knee, carted off field

by Justin Adkins Jeremy Maclin went down hard and was seen holding his left knee while practicing at Eagles training camp Tuesday afternoon.   He had to be assisted to the cart and taken to the locker room.   Practice ended early by about a half hour.  Silence reigned while Maclin was taken away. A significant injury to [More…]

Phillies thin on bullpen options

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Aug 032010
 
Phillies thin on bullpen options

August 3 Camden Courier-Post “With a runner on third and the game tied at 4 in the 10th inning Sunday, Charlie Manuel slowly walked to the mound to confer with his pitcher. Adam Dunn, the Nationals’ best power hitter, was at the plate. Jose Contreras, the 38-year-old righty, was on the mound. Ryan Zimmerman, who [More…]

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Phillies doctor to examine Howard's injured ankle

August 3 Philadelphia Daily News “Ryan Howard won’t be with the Phillies in Florida today. Instead, he’ll be in Philadelphia, where he will have his sprained left ankle evaluated by team doctor Michael Ciccotti. Howard, who suffered the injury in Washington on Sunday, when he landed awkwardly on second base after an RBI single by [More…]

Aug 032010
 
Trading prospects for proven aces has taken toll only financially for Phillies

August 3 Philadelphia Daily News  “Chicago might not be the most logical place to start when looking at the Phillies’ recent acquisition of Roy Oswalt, but for those who are interested in the decision-making that went into the deal, it was impossible to ignore the White Sox’ 4-1 victory over the Athletics. On an otherwise [More…]

Aug 032010
 
April eager to boost Eagles' special teams

August 3 Philadelphia Daily News “When the Eagles hired Bobby April as their special-teams coordinator, they made an investment. April is the NFL’s most prominent special-teams “name.” You don’t bring him in – he doesn’t agree to come – unless there is going to be a practice emphasis on special teams, and a roster emphasis [More…]

Aug 032010
 
Eagles make moves, on and off the field

August 3 Philadelphia Daily News ” When training camp starts, the Eagles helpfully give reporters little laminated roster cards to hang alongside their media credentials. A week into onfield work, those cards are badly outdated. Here is what the Birds have done in the past week: * Wednesday: Safety Nate Allen agreed to contract, linebacker/defensive [More…]

For Birds, youth at what cost?

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Aug 032010
 
For Birds, youth at what cost?

August 3 Philadelphia Inquirer columnist Phil Sheridan “Things are so much different here now. The sun, hidden so long by the shadow of Donovan McNabb, is now free to shine brightly. The grass, shoved rootward by the former franchise quarterback’s footfalls, now grows lush and verdant. The trees are greener, the clouds fluffier and whiter. The [More…]