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Phillies star Harper leaves game because of dehydration

Aug. 18, 2019 6:00 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper left the game against the San Diego Padres after the fifth inning because of dehydration on a muggy Sunday. "I feel better now," Harper said after the 3-2 loss. "It's weird. An hour ago, I couldn't see in front of me kinda." Manager Gabe...

Hedges homers, has 4 hits to lead Padres past Phillies

Aug. 18, 2019 5:51 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Austin Hedges celebrated his birthday in style. Hedges had four hits, including a tiebreaking homer in the seventh, on his 27th birthday, and Joey Lucchesi pitched six strong innings to lead the San Diego Padres to a 3-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday. "Go 4-for-4 and...

Jack Whitaker, Hall of Fame sports broadcaster, dies at 95

Aug. 18, 2019 5:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jack Whitaker, whose Hall of Fame broadcasting career ranged from the first Super Bowl to Secretariat's Triple Crown to short essays from major sporting events, died Sunday morning, CBS reported. The network said Whitaker died of natural causes in his sleep in Devon, Pennsylvania. He was...

Josh McCown already fitting in well with Eagles

Aug. 18, 2019 3:29 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Josh McCown was talking to reporters when Alshon Jeffery stepped up on a chair, hit record on his phone and asked the newest Philadelphia Eagles quarterback a question. "How's No. 17 as a basketball player?" Jeffery inquired. McCown, who played a lot of hoops with Jeffery when they were...

Public's help sought in probe into child's death in minivan

Aug. 18, 2019 12:09 PM EDT

LINDENWOLD, N.J. (AP) — Authorities are asking for help from the public in their investigation of the death of a 22-month-old girl found dead in a minivan at a New Jersey commuter rail station lot. Officials with the Pennsylvania-New Jersey rapid-transit system said the child was found Friday afternoon in...

Lamet, Padres cool off Phillies with 5-3 victory

Aug. 18, 2019 12:02 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Dinelson Lamet and the San Diego Padres finally cooled off Philadelphia's lineup. The right-hander pitched six solid innings, Ty France hit a tiebreaking single and the Padres beat the Phillies 5-3 on Saturday night. Lamet (2-2) allowed three runs and six hits with six strikeouts and a...

QB Josh McCown joins Eagles, ends retirement

Aug. 17, 2019 6:47 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Josh McCown's retirement lasted two months. The Philadelphia Eagles signed the 40-year-old quarterback to a one-year deal on Saturday. He is coming out of retirement to join his 11th team and play his 17th season. McCown provides insurance behind Carson Wentz, who has finished the past...

Phillies place Quinn on 10-day IL; Arrieta to have surgery

Aug. 17, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies have lost pitchers Jake Arrieta and David Robertson for the rest of the season, and outfielder Roman Quinn was placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday. Arrieta will have surgery to remove bone chips in his pitching elbow. The 33-year-old right-hander was 8-8...

Philadelphia standoff suspect charged with attempted murder

Aug. 17, 2019 12:58 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man suspected of shooting six police officers during an hourslong standoff that ended when tear gas caused the man to surrender was charged with attempted murder. Authorities have said that the criminal background of suspect Maurice Hill should have prevented him from legally owning...

Treating gun violence in Philadelphia trauma bay

Aug. 17, 2019 3:07 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In the movies, gun violence ends with a clink. After the shots are fired, after the frantic rush to the hospital, after the blood-soaked T-shirt is cut away, the scene ends with a surgeon pulling a bullet out of the victim and dropping it into a metal container. Clink. But for trauma...