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Phillies pushing hard for 1st playoff berth since 2011

Aug. 08, 2022 12:43 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bob Boone waved to the Phillies crowd that accentuated the “Booooo” in his name in honor of the Gold Glove-winning catcher that caught the last out of the 1980 World Series. He was an All-Star, a defensive whiz in Philly, a revered member of that...

'Overwhelmed': Cops combat violent crime as ranks dwindle

Aug. 08, 2022 12:12 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Five years after Brian Spaulding’s parents found him fatally shot in the home he shared with roommates, his slaying remains a mystery that seems increasingly unlikely to be solved as Portland, Oregon, police confront a spike in killings and more than 100 officer vacancies....

'We're triaging': Cops combat violent crime as ranks dwindle

Aug. 08, 2022 01:23 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Five years after Brian Spaulding’s parents found him fatally shot, his slaying remains a mystery that seems increasingly unlikely to be solved as Portland, Oregon, police confront a spike in killings and more than 100 officer vacancies. Portland’s homicide...

Phillies hit 4 homers in 13-1 win, finish sweep of Nationals

Aug. 07, 2022 19:01 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Phillies replayed highlights from Mike Schmidt, Steve Carlton and Pete Rose and all the big plays from the 1980 World Series championship team on the big screen. The occasion was a celebration of the first World Series winner in franchise history, yes, but it couldn't help...

Rose dismisses sexual misconduct questions at Phillies fete

Aug. 07, 2022 17:26 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pete Rose dismissed questions Sunday about his first appearance on the field in Philadelphia since the franchise scrapped 2017 plans to honor him because of a woman’s claim she had a sexual relationship with baseball’s hit king when she was a minor. “It...

Zach Wilson with another solid practice in Jets' scrimmage

Aug. 07, 2022 00:09 AM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Zach Wilson took the field at MetLife Stadium for the first time since last season and put together another solid practice. That's promising news for the New York Jets and their second-year quarterback. “I really thought it was really...

Hoskins, streaking Phillies rout Nationals 11-5

Aug. 06, 2022 23:22 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rhys Hoskins homered in the first inning for the third straight game and the surging Philadelphia Phillies routed the Washington Nationals 11-5 on Saturday night. He is the first Phillies player to do it since at least 1900. J.T. Realmuto and Matt Vierling also...

Gibson perfect thru 6, Schwarber's HR lifts Phils over Nats

Aug. 05, 2022 23:08 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Kyle Gibson retired his first 18 batters and pitched one-run ball over eight innings, Kyle Schwarber hit his NL-leading 34th homer and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Washington Nationals 7-2 Friday night. Rhys Hoskins, J.T. Realmuto, Nick Castellanos and...

GoFundMe scammer who used story of homeless vet gets 5 years

Aug. 05, 2022 17:59 PM EDT

A New Jersey man who made up a story about a homeless veteran helping out his then-girlfriend and used the tale to solicit more than $400,000 in online donations was sentenced to five years in state prison on Friday. Mark D’Amico had pleaded guilty in December 2019 and admitted...

Syndergaard, Phillies beat Nationals in rain-shortened game

Aug. 04, 2022 23:38 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Noah Syndergaard won his Phillies debut despite giving up four runs, Alec Bohm hit a three-run home run and Philadelphia won a rain-shortened, five-inning game 5-4 over the Washington Nationals on Thursday night. Rhys Hoskins also went deep, helping secure a...