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Rob Maaddi

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Eagles rally around embattled coach Andy Reid

From rookies to veterans, the Philadelphia Eagles fully support Andy Reid.

Eagles Vick has to step up play immediately

PHILADELPHIA -- Michael Vick isn't looking over his shoulder, though he could be a few more turnovers away from a seat on the bench.. Vick's job as the starting quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles has never been less secure than it is now. He's going to have to prove himself

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Braves rough up Halladay, beat Phillies

PHILADELPHIA -- Freddie Freeman hit a three-run homer to back Mike Minor and the Atlanta Braves roughed up Roy Halladay to move closer to clinching a postseason berth with an 8-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday.

Kendrick pitches Phillies past Braves

PHILADELPHIA -- Kevin Frandsen hit one of Philadelphia's four solo homers to back Kyle Kendrick, and the Phillies inched closer in the NL playoff race with a 6-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Friday night.. Ryan Howard, Carlos Ruiz and Chase Utley also went deep for the resurgent Phillies

Uggla, Bourn lead Braves to 12-6 win over Phillies

PHILADELPHIA -- Dan Uggla hit a tiebreaking three-run double in the seventh after Tim Hudson blew a five-run lead and the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 12-6 Wednesday night.. Ryan Howard's three-run homer off Hudson during a five-run fifth tied it at 6, but the

Hamels tosses 5-hitter as Phillies beat Braves

PHILADELPHIA -- Cole Hamels threw a five-hitter for his fifth career shutout, Ryan Howard hit a two-run homer and the Philadelphia Phillies beat Atlanta 3-0 Tuesday night to snap a seven-game losing streak against the Braves.. Hamels (12-6) struck out six and didn't walk a batter to

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Hopes high for many NFL teams as camps open

PHILADELPHIA -- Training camp is under way around the NFL and every team believes it has a chance to hoist the Vince Lombardi Trophy.. The New York Giants proved for the second time in five years you don't have to dominate in the regular season to win the Super Bowl

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Hanson, McCann lead Braves over Phillies

Tommy Hanson pitched effectively into the eighth, Brian McCann homered and the Atlanta Braves beat the struggling Philadelphia Phillies 6-3 Saturday night.

McCann, Hudson lead Braves over Phillies

PHILADELPHIA -- Brian McCann hit a grand slam, Tim Hudson tossed four-hit ball over seven innings and the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-0 to spoil Ryan Howard's season debut Friday night.. Howard doubled in his first at-bat and was 2 for 4 in his first game

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Brand leads Sixers over Hawks

Elton Brand took over when the Philadelphia 76ers needed him most.

Willis, Podsednik help Phillies beat Braves

Dontrelle Willis pumped his fist with the enthusiasm of a guy getting a meaningful out late in the season, and then blessed himself and pointed to the sky as he walked off the mound.

Eagles give Vick $100 million, six-year deal

PHILADELPHIA -- Michael Vick is really back on top now.. Vick and the Philadelphia Eagles agreed on a six-year contract on Monday that again makes the Pro Bowl quarterback one of the highest-paid players in the NFL.. A source familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press the

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Phillies complete sweep of Braves

PHILADELPHIA -- Roy Oswalt and a pair of relievers combined on a one-hitter and the NL East-leading Philadelphia Phillies beat Atlanta 1-0 Wednesday night for their 10th straight win, increasing their bulge over the Braves to six games.

McCann, Prado power Braves over Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA -- Brian McCann hit a go-ahead three-run double during a six-run sixth inning, Kris Medlen pitched neatly into the seventh and the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 7-5 on Wednesday night.

Diaz, Hinske power Braves past Phillies

PHILADELPHIA -- Matt Diaz hit a tiebreaking double in the 11th inning, Eric Hinske added a two-run homer and the NL East-leading Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-3 on Tuesday night.

Thrashers get rare win over Flyers

The Thrashers rallied from a 3-1 deficit to earn a rare victory in Philadelphia and hand the Flyers their first loss when leading after two periods. The Flyers were 22-0.

Vick gets his second chance in City of Brotherly Love

PHILADELPHIA - Michael Vick picked a tough place for a second chance.

McCann homers in Braves win

PHILADELPHIA - Javier Vazquez kept his pitches down and in the strike zone. Even in a hitter-friendly park, that's a formula for success.

Braves blow seven-run lead Phillies come back to win 12-11

PHILADELPHIA - First, they got their bling. Then, they got their first win.

Jurrjens pitches Braves past Phillies Atlanta shuts out defending World Series champs 4-0

PHILADELPHIA - Jair Jurrjens and four relievers combined on a six-hitter, Kelly Johnson and Chipper Jones hit solo homers and the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-0 on Tuesday night.

Braves blast out of gates in Philly

PHILADELPHIA - The warm feelings from the pregame festivities lasted just four minutes before the first boos were heard.

McCann, Francoeur, Schafer homer in Braves' opening day win

PHILADELPHIA - If Derek Lowe had been this dominant last October, the Philadelphia Phillies might not be World Series champions.

Phillies rally to beat Braves Hampton pitches 4 innings

PHILADELPHIA - Pinch-hitter Greg Dobbs delivered a three-run homer in a seven-run fifth inning, and the Philadelphia Phillies rallied past the Atlanta Braves 10-9 on Saturday to spoil Mike Hampton's return to the major leagues.