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Asher strong in return, Phillies beat Nationals 4-1
WASHINGTON — Alec Asher's first tour with the Philadelphia Phillies went very badly.This time around he's off to a great start.Ryan Howard hit a three-run homer, Asher pitched six innings of two-hit ball coming off a suspension, and the Phillies defeated the Washington Nationals 4-1 on Thursday night.Asher, acquired from the Rangers in the trade for Cole Hamels, ended last season in the Phillies' starting rotation and went 0-6 with a 9.31 ERA in seven starts.
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For immigrants in U.S., a soccer world cup of their own
During Bawitha Tling's tumultuous journey fleeing war and forced labor under Myanmar's dictatorship — first to a Malaysian refugee camp, and eventually to Philadelphia — one of the few constants in ...
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For immigrants in US, a soccer world cup of their own
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - During Bawitha Tling's tumultuous journey fleeing war and forced labor under Myanmar's dictatorship - first to a Malaysian refugee camp, and eventually to Philadelphia - one of the few constants in his life was soccer. "We played every day in our country at school ... in recess ...
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Strasburg avoids nightmare scenario, but will he pitch this season?
WASHINGTON — Stephen Strasburg has a strained flexor mass in his elbow and the Nationals don’t know when he will pitch again, but the team said it was relieved the right-hander did not re-tear a ligament. Manager Dusty Baker and director of athletic training Paul Lessard voiced optimism after an MRI exam did not reveal...
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Angels appear to have found a good fit for ninth-inning role in well-traveled Bailey
With his first pitch at his first home Monday, the Angels’ Andrew Bailey fired an errant fastball. When he received the ball back from his catcher, he surreptitiously glanced at the radar-gun reading flashing near Oakland Coliseum’s left-field foul pole.  Angels second baseman Cliff Pennington...
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Strasburg feels pinch in elbow, Nats beat Braves in 11th
WASHINGTON — Stephen Strasburg winced and, no doubt, so did everyone else who roots for the Washington Nationals.The Washington ace felt a pinch in the back of his right elbow in the third inning and was forced to make an early exit Wednesday night in his first start since returning from the disabled list.With a stadium full of teammates and fans wondering what went wrong, the NL East leaders went on to defeat Atlanta 5-4 in 11 innings.
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How Mets-Nationals stack up in what may be best rivalry in 2017
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Did baseball’s best current rivalry hold a dress rehearsal Thursday at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches? No, Mets-Nationals can’t hold a finger to Yankees-Red Sox, Dodgers-Giants or Cardinals-Cubs when it comes to history and regalness. In 2017, though? Mets-Nationals has two critical attributes going for it: 1) It’s close....
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Best pictures from Spring Training
       
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Broadcast legend and Temple prof for 65 years, Lew Klein's life is a lesson

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Los Angeles Dodgers re-sign 2B Chase Utley at 38
The Sports Xchange The Los Angeles Dodgers officially re-signed second baseman Chase Utley to a one-year contract on Saturday.
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Chris Christie: Phillies fans are 'bitter' and Citizens Bank Park is 'not safe'

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Boy, 17, dies after being shot twice in back in Point Breeze

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Cleveland Indians bring back Grady Sizemore
Alex ButlerFeb. 14 (UPI) -- He never officially retired, but Grady Sizemore won't be playing in 2017 when he returns to the Cleveland Indians.
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Analyzing Mets’ NL East foes: Hole that can expose Nationals
Here’s an in-depth look at the Mets’ NL East foes: Nationals Manager: Dusty Baker (second season) Spring training site: West Palm Beach, Fla. Biggest additions: Adam Eaton was acquired in a trade with the White Sox for three prospects to give the Nationals another bat in the outfield. Stephen Drew was signed as a free...
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Los Angeles Dodgers re-sign Chase Utley, bring in two more
Alex ButlerFeb. 11 (UPI) -- Six-time All-Star Chase Utley is returning to the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2017.
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NL East teams at the start of spring training
A team-by-team look at the National League East entering spring training, including key players each club acquired and lost, and dates of the first workout for pitchers and catchers, and the full squad:___Washington NationalsManager: Dusty Baker (second season).2016: 95-67, first place, lost to Dodgers in NLDS.Training Town: West Palm Beach, Florida.Park: The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches.First Workout: Feb. 16/19.He's Here: CF Adam Eaton, C Derek Norris, LHP Enny Romero.
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John Kruk: The worst part about working for ESPN
Mark Teixeira, be warned. Former major-league slugger and ESPN baseball analyst John Kruk, who was introduced in a press conference Tuesday for his new role as a member of the Phillies broadcast team, said he had one particular, ever-present annoyance in his 12 years working for the Worldwide Leader. “If I say this I’m going to get...
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Inquirer writer Lyon keeps working with Alzheimer's
BROOMALL, Pa. (AP) — The hands that wrote the stories that branded him Philadelphia's sports raconteur now tremble when he sits. Bill Lyon smacks the right hand resting on a cane to try to briefly stifle the tremors.
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The case for: Who will win the AL and NL MVP awards?
The race in the American League is tight, but there's a definitive favorite in the National League.         
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Harper hits go-ahead 3-run HR in Nats' win
Las Vegas' Bryce Harper looked simply bewildered during his first three at-bats against the Phillies, all ending in swinging strikeouts. He came through big in his fourth plate …
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Trea Turner homer pushes Washington Nationals past Philadelphia Phillies
By David Driver, The Sports Xchange WASHINGTON -- Trea Turner smashed a solo homer to center with two outs in the ninth off Frank Hermann.
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