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Lehigh and Lafayette excited about season and 150th meeting

Lehigh and Lafayette excited about season and 150th meeting

The Lehigh and Lafayette football teams talked about a number of things at Patriot League media day, including their 150th meeting later this season at Yankee Stadium.

Eagles like their depth on defense

Eagles like their depth on defense

The Eagles returned to the practice field Wednesday and there was plenty of focus on the defensive side of the ball.

Reading falls to Portland 2-1

Fightin Phils fall late in Portland

The Reading Fightin Phils (45-64) blew a late lead Wednesday in a 2-1 loss to the Portland Sea Dogs (71-41) at Hadlock Field.

Brandon Graham looks to break-out

Eagles Camp: Graham competing for spot

Linebacker Brandon Graham is among a corps of linebackers competing for the fourth starting spot at training camp over the next few weeks.

Zach Ertz eyes breakout season

EAGLES CAMP: Ertz eager to make strides this year

Second-year tight end Zach Ertz has hit the ground running at training camp this year. Soon enough, the versatile playmaker could become one of Nick Foles' top targets.

Justin Masterson, Cleveland Indians, April 2013

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Cardinals acquire Masterson from Indians

The St. Louis Cardinals acquired right-handed pitcher Justin Masterson from the Cleveland Indians in exchange for outfielder James Ramsey, the teams announced Wednesday.

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Packers sign GM Ted Thompson to extension

The Green Bay Packers signed general manager Ted Thompson to a multi-year contract extension Wednesday. Terms of the extension were not disclosed.

NASCAR race

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NASCAR Driver Capsules, July 30

Capsules for the top 20 drivers in the Sprint Cup standings, plus five additional drivers of note.

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Kings sign LW King to 3-year deal

The Los Angeles Kings agreed to terms on a new three-year contract with restricted free agent left winger Dwight King, the team announced Wednesday.

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Report: 76ers oppose lottery changes

Change is coming to the NBA draft lottery, but the team most likely to be impacted if proposed adjustments are implemented is tapping the brakes.

Matt Cain, San Francisco Giants pitcher

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Giants RHP Cain to get another opinion on ailing elbow

Right-hander Matt Cain flew to Florida on Tuesday for a scheduled appointment with Dr. James Andrews on Wednesday, but Giants manager Bruce Bochy warned not to read too much into the visit.

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Eagles Camp: Graham competing for spot

Brandon Graham looks to break-out

Linebacker Brandon Graham is among a corps of linebackers competing for the fourth starting spot at training camp over the next few weeks.

Fightin Phils fall late in Portland

Reading falls to Portland 2-1

The Reading Fightin Phils (45-64) blew a late lead Wednesday in a 2-1 loss to the Portland Sea Dogs (71-41) at Hadlock Field.

Gardner, Yankees snap skid with 12-11 win at Texas

AP

Brett Gardner got things started for the New York Yankees with a leadoff home run, then had three more hits after that.

Pirates beat fading Giants 3-1

AP

Francisco Liriano struck out a season-high 11 in seven innings to win consecutive starts for the first time this season.

Phillies beat Mets 6-0 behind Hamels, Utley

AP

Cole Hamels pitched eight shutout innings and finally got some run support when Chase Utley hit a grand slam as the Philadelphia Phillies beat the New York Mets 6-0 on Tuesday night.

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