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Duvall, Wright lead Braves over Phillies, now 21-5 in June

Jun. 29, 2022 22:54 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Adam Duvall homered, Kyle Wright tossed seven sharp innings and the Atlanta Braves kept rolling this month, beating the Philadelphia Phillies 4-1 on Wednesday night. The Braves improved to 21-5 in June, matching the team record for most wins in a calendar month...

House sets up committee to consider Philly DA's impeachment

Jun. 29, 2022 18:39 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania lawmakers began a process Wednesday to study Philadelphia's growing gun violence plague, establishing a panel that could eventually recommend impeachment of the city's elected Democratic district attorney. The divided House of Representatives...

Phils: Harper surgery went well, but no timetable for return

Jun. 29, 2022 17:54 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Phillies slugger Bryce Harper had successful surgery to repair his broken left thumb on Wednesday, interim manager Rob Thomson said, but there is no timetable for his return. Philadelphia remains hopeful the 2021 NL MVP can play again this season. ...

NBA free agency opens Thursday, starting deal-making season

Jun. 29, 2022 17:36 PM EDT

Let the talking begin. The trading, too, and eventually the signing. Free agency officially opens Thursday in the NBA, with teams able to begin negotiating at 6 p.m. Eastern with players who are not under contract — although, in reality, free agency and the slew of offseason...

Olson homers twice to lead Braves past Phillies 5-3

Jun. 28, 2022 23:13 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Matt Olson homered twice and Travis d’Arnaud also went deep to lift the Atlanta Braves to a 5-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday night. The Phillies were without Bryce Harper for the second straight game, and the 2021 NL MVP will be sidelined...

Braves put closer Jansen on IL due to irregular heartbeat

Jun. 28, 2022 18:23 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Atlanta Braves closer Kenley Jansen was put on the 15-day injured list Tuesday because of an irregular heartbeat, the latest heart-related issue in the veteran right-hander's career. The move was made retroactive to Monday when Jansen felt discomfort, manager...

Harper set for thumb surgery, Phils hope he plays this year

Jun. 28, 2022 18:01 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Phillies slugger Bryce Harper will have surgery Wednesday to repair his broken left thumb and the team hopes the 2021 NL MVP can play again this season. Manager Rob Thomson did not offer a timetable for Harper’s return. “It’s tough, but...

Building owner charged in blaze that killed firefighter

Jun. 28, 2022 17:59 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The owner of a Philadelphia building that caught fire and collapsed this month, killing a city firefighter and injuring five other people, has been charged with setting the blaze, authorities announced Tuesday. Al-Ashraf Khalil, 28, also lied to authorities...

Guardians complete minority sale to billionaire Blitzer

Jun. 27, 2022 11:34 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Billionaire sports businessman David Blitzer has officially joined the Cleveland Guardians as a minority owner and will eventually take control of the ballclub. The team announced its agreement with Blitzer and his investment group on Monday, the final step in him...

Appel arrives in big year for No. 1 draft picks

Jun. 27, 2022 02:43 AM EDT

Mark Appel is proof that even for a No. 1 draft pick, the road to the major leagues is sometimes a bumpy one. Appel was called up by the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday, nine years after he was drafted first overall by Houston. In between, he bounced around the minors, was traded...