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Mon, 05 Dec 2016 14:36:02 GMT2016-12-05T14:36:02ZGENEVA (AP) - Sepp Blatter lost his appeal against a six-year ban by FIFA on Monday, and now has more serious legal cases lined up against him.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 14:13:47 GMT2016-12-05T14:13:47ZThe rebuilding Phillies are expected to bolster their bullpen by signing veteran reliever Joaquin Benoit, with a formal agreement sometime this week, a source said late Sunday night.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 14:11:57 GMT2016-12-05T14:11:57ZGet all the latest breaking news and rumors about trades, free agent signings and everything else at baseball's winter meetings this week. Matt Gelb and Matt Breen are at the meetings, which are taking place near Washington, D.C. This page will have news from them and reporters across the country.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 14:02:54 GMT2016-12-05T14:02:54ZCINCINNATI - Several Eagles declared their team never quit Sunday, in a 32-14 loss to a Cincinnati Bengals group that set a season scoring high, and led 29-0 in the third quarter.
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Have the Eagles given up? Is Doug Pederson in over his head? Is Carson Wentz regressing? Sunday's 32-14 loss to the Bengals left more questions that answers. As the Inquirer's Jeff McLane wrote, "They came out flat, they made countless unforced errors, they played undisciplined football and they lacked spirit."
So while Eagles fans are left scratching their heads, here are eight cartoons by Inquirer sports cartoonist Rob Tornoe that will hopefully lighten the mood.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 12:57:52 GMT2016-12-05T12:57:52ZCINCINNATI - The Eagles didn't just lose a game or whatever hope lingered for their season on Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals. They lost, or should have, the organization's belief that better days are right around the corner.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 08:54:40 GMT2016-12-05T08:54:40ZCINCINNATI - Carson Wentz's first pass Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium was rejected at the line of scrimmage. His second pass, one play later, slipped through the hands of linebacker Vincent Rey, a rare drop that actually benefited the Eagles, but also a clear sign of what was about to unfold for a quarterback and team that have helplessly watched a once promising season spiral in the wrong direction.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 08:52:55 GMT2016-12-05T08:52:55ZCINCINNATI - Doug Pederson needed an unusually long amount of time before he took the podium. He is typically on the later side when it comes to postgame news conferences, but his extended absence seemed abnormal, except for maybe the fact that the Eagles had just delivered the worst performance of Pederson's first season as coach.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 08:52:27 GMT2016-12-05T08:52:27ZCINCINNATI - This wasn't catch-me-if-you-can Russell Wilson, throwing bubble screens and quick hitches and eluding pass rushers until his receivers got open.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 08:45:16 GMT2016-12-05T08:45:16ZNASHVILLE - Playing in back-to-back games isn't supposed to bring out the best in a team, but you wouldn't know it by watching the Flyers.
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Mon, 05 Dec 2016 06:31:26 GMT2016-12-05T06:31:26ZINDIANAPOLIS - Yes, James Franklin admitted, his Penn State players would have loved the chance to compete for a national championship, and he noted that a handful of guys "showed a little bit of frustration and body language" when the Nittany Lions learned they had fallen agonizingly short of a bid for the College Football Playoff.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 06:28:05 GMT2016-12-05T06:28:05ZMike Oldt has been playing football for eight years. He's felt that familiar sensation in his stomach before big games in youth football, in sub-varsity action and as a member of the West Deptford High School football team.
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Mon, 05 Dec 2016 04:31:02 GMT2016-12-05T04:31:02ZDoug Pederson DOWN - The Eagles coach didn't have his team ready to play. There's no other way to look at it. Pederson has four games to show that the players are still giving full effort for him.
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Mon, 05 Dec 2016 04:27:39 GMT2016-12-05T04:27:39ZCINCINNATI - Eagles wide receiver Jordan Matthews missed Sunday's 32-14 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals because of a sprained ankle. Nelson Agholor rejoined the lineup after last week's benching.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 04:26:35 GMT2016-12-05T04:26:35ZCINCINNATI - The Eagles coaching staff changed, but the late-season defensive slumps remain from the previous administration. The Eagles defense was considered a strength earlier this season. It now appears to be a liability.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 04:25:30 GMT2016-12-05T04:25:30ZCINCINNATI - Catching four passes for 23 yards in a 32-14 loss isn't going to attract a gaggle of reporters to your locker stall very often, but if you're Nelson Agholor, even those modest numbers represent progress.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 04:24:59 GMT2016-12-05T04:24:59ZCINCINNATI - The thought is one that all rookie quarterbacks force upon their fan bases. Usually, it occurs well before Week 13. You want the upside and excitement of a high-reward investment? This comes with it. More often than not, it comes well before now. The first hint of a downside, the crystallization of risk. On a gloomy day in a gloomy city, the Eagles confronted their own mortality. His name was Carson Wentz, and he was really, really bad.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 03:30:02 GMT2016-12-05T03:30:02ZNASHVILLE - If it was up to him, Flyers goalie Steve Mason would like to play every night. Lately, that's almost been the case.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 02:30:20 GMT2016-12-05T02:30:20ZTHE SIXERS extended their losing streak to six games over the weekend. Joel Embiid impressed once again on Friday, and tickled the imagination of what could be when on the court with Jahlil Okafor, but the team gave a horrible effort in a 105-88 loss to the Orlando Magic, a team that was in the middle of a five-game road trip and had lost the night before in Memphis.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 02:00:08 GMT2016-12-05T02:00:08ZOXON HILL, Md. (AP) - Bud Selig oversaw baseball during a time of transformation and turmoil - wild cards and a ballpark boom, the cancellation of a World Series and the Steroids Era. For much of his reign, though, there was one constant: those first-place Atlanta Braves, built by John Schuerholz.
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Mon, 05 Dec 2016 01:53:02 GMT2016-12-05T01:53:02ZTemple had such a positive experience playing at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium on Saturday that the Owls are headed back there for their bowl game.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 01:37:04 GMT2016-12-05T01:37:04ZJerryd Bayless is adamant that season-ending surgery will be his last option. For now, the 76ers point guard is listed as questionable for Monday night's game against the Denver Nuggets at the Wells Fargo Center. Bayless has already missed four straight games and 17 of the Sixers' 20 contests with a torn ligament in his left wrist.
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 23:39:47 GMT2016-12-04T23:39:47ZQuade Green is coming, and he isn't alone. When basketball season begins this week, not only will the senior for Neumann-Goretti headline a team trying to recapture Catholic League glory, but Green also knows he will be followed by expectations.
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 23:38:27 GMT2016-12-04T23:38:27ZWith his team gathered around him for a postgame huddle for the final time this season, Timber Creek coach Rob Hinson told his players of his admiration for them.
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 23:30:16 GMT2016-12-04T23:30:16ZAN ERA finally came to a close after 32 seasons Saturday in, of all places, Brookings, S.D. Andy Talley coached his first game at Villanova in 1985, a 27-7 win over Iona in what would become a 5-0 season. He'd been given the job a year earlier, when nothing was in place other than a vision. The program had last competed in 1980. He brought the sport back at what was then called the Division I-AA level. He leaves a legacy that might never be duplicated.
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Sun, 04 Dec 2016 21:53:23 GMT2016-12-04T21:53:23ZCan't get to a TV to watch tonight's Flyers game against the Predators? We've got live updates right here. The puck drops at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, just after 6 p.m.
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 21:45:36 GMT2016-12-04T21:45:36ZJoin Mark Macyk as he provides live updates and analysis during the Eagles' game against the Bengals in Cincinnati.
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 20:58:33 GMT2016-12-04T20:58:33ZPenn State came in at No. 5 in the final College Football Playoff rankings released Sunday, finishing just out of the running for the national championship tournament.
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