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Scherzer takes care of Phils in his possible Nats finale

Jul. 29, 2021 15:38 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Max Scherzer delivered a signature performance in what might be his last start for the Nationals, allowing three hits in six innings as Washington beat the Philadelphia Phillies 3-1 in the opener of a doubleheader on Thursday. Yan Gomes hit a...

Blue Jays get closer Brad Hand from selling Nationals

Jul. 29, 2021 13:09 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays acquired closer Brad Hand from Washington on Thursday, getting some bullpen help from a skidding Nationals team that has turned into a trade-deadline seller. The 31-year-old Hand is 5-5 with a 3.59 ERA and 21 saves in 26...

LEADING OFF: Gallo preps for Yanks, Nats dealing with COVID

Jul. 29, 2021 05:08 AM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ___ GALLO, ESCOBAR ON MOVE The baseball trade deadline is fast approaching, and teams are starting to get busy before Friday’s 4 p.m. EDT cutoff. The New...

Goalies on the move: Grubauer to Kraken, Holtby to Stars

Jul. 28, 2021 20:17 PM EDT

A Vezina Trophy finalist landed in Seattle, the Hurricanes turned over their entire group, and several accomplished veterans who had their contracts bought out found new homes on a busy day for NHL goaltenders. More than a dozen goalies changed places Wednesday, altering...

4 Nats players, 8 staffers test positive, game vs Phils ppd

Jul. 28, 2021 19:17 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Four Washington Nationals players and eight staffers have tested positive for COVID-19, forcing Major League Baseball to postpone their game against the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday night. The postponement came one day after Nationals star Trea...

Hurts shrugs off chatter about Eagles pursuing Watson

Jul. 28, 2021 18:56 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Nick Sirianni kicked off Camp Competition with quarterback Jalen Hurts taking first-team snaps for the Philadelphia Eagles. That’s no surprise, though the team continues to be linked to Deshaun Watson. “Have we done homework...

Anti-Trump Republican enters Pennsylvania's race for Senate

Jul. 28, 2021 18:13 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A one-time chief of staff to the late former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter and a longtime lobbyist and political consultant from Philadelphia will run for U.S. Senate as an anti-Trump Republican, and sees a crowded GOP primary as a key ally. Craig...

2nd arrest in shooting death outside cheesesteak shop

Jul. 28, 2021 17:34 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities have announced a second arrest in a shooting death outside a well-known Philadelphia cheesesteak shop last week. Jamie Frick, 36, of Newmanstown is charged with murder, conspiracy, obstruction and evidence-tampering in the shooting early...

Police: Driver strikes woman on sidewalk twice, killing her

Jul. 28, 2021 11:43 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man driving a stolen vehicle in Philadelphia hit two people on a motorcycle, killed a woman on a sidewalk after hitting her twice, and then stole a second vehicle and hit another pedestrian before he was taken into custody in a suburban community, authorities said. ...

Pirates trade lefty Tyler Anderson -- to Mariners, not Phils

Jul. 28, 2021 01:15 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates indeed traded left-hander Tyler Anderson on Tuesday to a playoff contender — the Seattle Mariners, not the Philadelphia Phillies. Earlier in the day, reports circulated the Pirates were close to sending the 31-year-old Anderson to...