Published: Fri, 15 Apr 2016 16:11:31 GMT
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Fri, 15 Apr 2016 15:51:00 GMT
Philadelphia Phillies right-hander Vincent Velasquez was invincible against the San Diego Padres on Thursday, striking out 16 batters in a complete-game, 3-hit shutout.
Since 1913, according to Baseball Reference, only five others have thrown a nine-inning, complete-game shutout with at least 16...
Fri, 15 Apr 2016 05:15:47 GMT
WASHINGTON — Hockey coaches and players will tell you games should never be decided by officials, especially contests of the playoff variety.
But that's what happened in Game 1 of the Flyers-Capitals best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarterfinal series Thursday night at the Verizon Center.
Fri, 15 Apr 2016 03:44:29 GMT
ALLENTOWN — Taylor Featherston was the guy in the bullpen batter's box hours before games.
He was the one running from one infield position to another during batting practice.
The Texas-born 26-year-old was the one taking BP in a cage underneath a stadium during 2015 games.
Featherston, a 2011 fifth-round...
Fri, 15 Apr 2016 03:09:00 GMT
SWIFTWATER — There was plenty of talent in action at Thursday's Eastern Pennsylvania Conference track and field double-dual between Liberty, Parkland and Pocono Mountain East.
The girls meet featured four state medalists, starring PIAA Class 3A state champion Khyasia Caldwell-Adams of host Pocono...
Fri, 15 Apr 2016 03:09:00 GMT
PALMER TOWNSHIP — It's called the Steel Division of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference, but the softball grouping that features Bethlehem Catholic, Easton, Freedom and Liberty could be called the Rust Belt.
That's because four of the pitchers in the division — Becahi's Elyse Cuttic, Easton's Maegen...
Fri, 15 Apr 2016 03:08:18 GMT
Super Bowl rematch. Minus Peyton Manning, of course.
The NFL season will begin the way the last one ended, with the Denver Broncos playing the Carolina Panthers.
Denver beat Carolina 24-10 in February in the Super Bowl, Manning's final game. The rematch will be on Thursday night, Sept. 8, in Denver....
Fri, 15 Apr 2016 03:06:24 GMT
The Golden State Warriors don't want a record without a championship.
Those 73 victories were quite an achievement, but they also guaranteed nothing more than the right to open every playoff series at home. To get what they really crave, they need 16 more wins now.
As Michael Jordan said after the...
Fri, 15 Apr 2016 02:03:55 GMT
TORONTO (AP) — Josh Donaldson hit a three-run home run, Troy Tulowitzki added a solo shot and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the New York Yankees 4-2 on Thursday night.
Marcus Stroman (2-0) allowed two runs and three hits in eight innings to win his seventh consecutive decision. Stroman, who retired...
Fri, 15 Apr 2016 01:55:00 GMT
After making the District 11 softball tournament in 2014, Salisbury dipped to 9-11 and missed the postseason last spring.
The culprit was eight losses by two runs or less.
So when the Falcons began this season with one-run losses to Catasauqua and Pen Argyl, there might have been a tendency to...
Fri, 15 Apr 2016 01:47:00 GMT
A season-opening home clash with what could be the weakest opponent they'll face, four night games and a closing stretch in which they don't have to get on a plane for the final four weeks highlight the Philadelphia Eagles' 2016 schedule, which was announced Thursday evening.
The Eagles open by...
Fri, 15 Apr 2016 01:37:00 GMT
Because he coaches her on his Northwest Explosion travel team, Jeff Appleman knew he inherited a quality pitcher in Brooke Rogers when he took over as the Salisbury High softball coach.
But through the first few weeks of the Colonial League season, Rogers may be even better than Appleman expected....
Fri, 15 Apr 2016 01:37:00 GMT
As a junior in 2015, Lehigh third baseman Morgan Decker batted a solid .336.
Yet, some considered it a down year for her. Not Mountain Hawks coach Fran Troyan.
"It's funny when people talk about her having a 'down' year, hitting close to .350," Troyan said. "Most people would be doing cartwheels...
Fri, 15 Apr 2016 01:04:04 GMT
OXNARD, Calif. — The Rams are tired of waiting to get a franchise quarterback, and they want to make a splash in their return to Los Angeles.
So after waiting a day out of respect for Kobe Bryant, they went all in on one of the biggest trades in NFL draft history.
The Rams acquired the No. 1 overall...
Fri, 15 Apr 2016 00:53:00 GMT
PHILADELPHIA — Vince Velasquez became the latest Phillies starter to dominate the San Diego Padres lineup Thursday afternoon.
After Charlie Morton and Jerad Eickhoff combined for 13 2/3 scoreless innings the previous two games, Velasquez chipped in with nine frames of his own without any runs....
Fri, 15 Apr 2016 00:50:28 GMT
Rob Leskosky and his wife, Nicole, walk through Allen High School's halls each day. They have welcomed two sons into the world during their time teaching there.
They see plenty of good happening with the students where they work. They would like to bring more positive attention to them.
Fri, 15 Apr 2016 00:38:00 GMT
Let's be honest: Who doesn't like to peek at the occasional train-wreck?
We live in a rubber-necking society in cyberspace, where anyone is a tweet or misstep away from infamy. Cue recent implosions involving Jordan Spieth and Johnny Manziel.
Spieth got the yips on the 12th hole and shot his way...
Thu, 14 Apr 2016 23:54:00 GMT
The Salisbury High baseball team is still chasing its first winning streak of the season.
The Falcons at least know they have a potential stopper on the mound whenever Chad Cooperman starts.
Cooperman, a senior pitcher, dominated in a complete-game Colonial League win April 6 against Northern Lehigh....
Thu, 14 Apr 2016 23:53:30 GMT
BETHLEHEM — Bethlehem Steel FC has won once and lost twice in its first three United Soccer League games, but its 1-2 record in the USL's Eastern Conference says little about how things are actually going for the first-year franchise.
After winning its opener against Montreal, Bethlehem now sits...
Thu, 14 Apr 2016 22:01:49 GMT
PHILADELPHIA — Rookie left-hander Daniel Stumpf had a perfect opportunity to earn a major league job after being selected by the Phillies in December's Rule 5 Draft.
Now it's going to be a while before the reliever gets another chance to pitch.
After appearing in just three games for Philadelphia...
Thu, 14 Apr 2016 21:52:17 GMT
Penn State's offensive line needed a recalibration following a 39-sack season in 2015, and the defensive line looked to replace three starters headed to the NFL. Coach James Franklin said that he has seen glimpses of progress from both units this spring.
The offensive line has seen a few changes,...