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 taking a minority stake in the American League team.
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.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies are 2-0 since NL MVP Bryce Harper was lost indefinitely with a broken left thumb.
They all know what they have to do to keep it rolling.
Kyle Schwarber hit a go-ahead, three-run home run in the seventh inning and the Phillies' bullpen threw 6 1/3 lights-out innings in an 8-5 win over the San Diego Padres on Sunday.
CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Cory Burke’s goal lifted the Philadelphia Union to a 2-1 victory over New York City FC on Sunday.
Burke’s game-winner came in the eighth minute of second-half stoppage time to put the Union (7-1-8) ahead 2-1.
Philadelphia Phillies (38-35, third in the NL East) vs. San Diego Padres (45-29, second in the NL West)
San Diego; Sunday, 4:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Phillies: Kyle Gibson (4-3, 4.06 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, 66 strikeouts); Padres: Yu Darvish (7-3, 3.17 ERA, .96 WHIP, 66 strikeouts)
1916 — The Cleveland Indians wore numbers on their sleeves in a game against the Chicago White Sox. It marked the first time players were identified by numbers corresponding to the scorecard.
Philadelphia Phillies (37-35, third in the NL East) vs. San Diego Padres (45-28, second in the NL West)
San Diego; Saturday, 10:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Phillies: Zach Eflin (2-5, 4.71 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, 53 strikeouts); Padres: Blake Snell (0-4, 5.46 ERA, 1.45 WHIP, 34 strikeouts)
New York City FC (8-3-3, first in the Eastern Conference) vs. Philadelphia Union (6-1-8, second in the Eastern Conference)
Chester, Pennsylvania; Sunday, 6 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Philadelphia +154, NYCFC +170, Draw +232; over/under is 2.5 goals
1934 — Pitcher John Broaca tied a major league record by striking out five consecutive times but pitched the Yankees to an 11-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox. Lou Gehrig had better luck at the plate, hitting for the cycle.
In her first week on the job at a Philadelphia abortion clinic, Amanda Kifferly was taught how to search for bombs. About a year later, protesters blocked the entrances and exits of The Women’s Centers, at one point pulling Kifferly into something resembling a mosh pit, where they surrounded her and shoved her around.
Philadelphia Phillies (37-34, third in the NL East) vs. San Diego Padres (44-28, second in the NL West)
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers traded the rights to the 23rd overall pick of Thursday night's NBA draft and Danny Green to the Memphis Grizzlies for De’Anthony Melton, said a person with knowledge of the situation.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Big swings by Kyle Schwarber and J.T. Realmuto of the Philadelphia Phillies put an end to Joe Musgrove's unbeaten start to 2022.
Schwarber hit a two-run homer and Realmuto added a three-run shot later in the sixth inning for the Phillies, who handed Musgrove his first loss and snapped a three-game losing streak with a 6-2 victory against the San Diego Padres on Thursday night.
Philadelphia Phillies (36-34, third in the NL East) vs. San Diego Padres (44-27, second in the NL West)
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The mayor of Philadelphia expressed shock and sorrow over the killing of a Filipino lawyer who was shot in the city over the weekend and is offering a $20,000 reward for information that will lead to the arrest of the shooter, a senior Philippine diplomat said Wednesday.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Fanatics founder Michael Rubin is selling his stake in the company that owns the Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Devils.
1917 — In baseball’s greatest relief effort, Ernie Shore of the Boston Red Sox came in for Babe Ruth with nobody out and a man on first. The base runner was cut down stealing and Shore retired all 26 batters he faced to gain a 4-0 victory over Washington.
Philadelphia Phillies (36-33, third in the NL East) vs. Texas Rangers (32-35, second in the AL West)
Arlington, Texas; Wednesday, 4:05 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Phillies: Zack Wheeler (6-3, 2.69 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, 78 strikeouts); Rangers: Jon Gray (2-3, 4.27 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, 63 strikeouts)
1925 — The Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 24-6 with Kiki Cuyler and Pie Traynor each hitting a grand slam and Max Carey getting two hits in the first and eighth innings.
Philadelphia Phillies (36-32, third in the NL East) vs. Texas Rangers (31-35, third in the AL West)
Arlington, Texas; Tuesday, 8:05 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Phillies: Kyle Gibson (4-2, 4.04 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, 62 strikeouts); Rangers: Martin Perez (4-2, 2.10 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, 65 strikeouts)
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philippine officials on Monday were mourning a government attorney fatally shot in Philadelphia and called for the perpetrator to be brought to justice.
John Albert Laylo and his mother were heading to the airport to board a flight early Saturday when someone in a black car fired several rounds into their Uber at a red light near the University of Pennsylvania, police said.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A government attorney for the Philippines was fatally shot in an Uber while visiting Philadelphia, officials said Sunday.
John Albert Laylo was heading to Philadelphia International Airport with his mother to board a flight and was stopped in the Uber at a red light near the University of Pennsylvania around 4:10 a.m.
1912 — The New York Giants outslugged the Boston Braves 21-12 with the teams scoring a total of 17 runs in the ninth inning. The Giants scored seven runs to take a 21-2 lead and the Braves scored 10 runs in the ninth.
Philadelphia Phillies (36-31, third in the NL East) vs. Washington Nationals (23-46, fifth in the NL East)
Washington; Sunday, 12:05 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Phillies: Zach Eflin (2-4, 4.28 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, 51 strikeouts); Nationals: Jackson Tetreault (0-1, 15.75 ERA, 2.50 WHIP, two strikeouts)
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A building caught fire and later collapsed in Philadelphia, killing one firefighter and injuring five other people, two critically, after all became trapped early Saturday, authorities said.
CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Brandon Vazquez scored the equalizer for Cincinnati in a 1-1 draw with the Philadelphia Union on Saturday.
Vazquez scored in the 39th minute, assisted by Tyler Blackett.
Alejandro Bedoya gave the Union the early lead with a goal in the 17th minute, assisted by Julian Carranza.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Seventeen years and 11 days after Ryan Zimmerman was the first player ever drafted by the new-to-town Washington Nationals, and a little more than eight months after he appeared in his last game for the franchise, his No.
Philadelphia Phillies (35-31, third in the NL East) vs. Washington Nationals (23-45, fifth in the NL East)
Washington; Saturday, 4:35 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Phillies: Aaron Nola (4-4, 3.42 ERA, .88 WHIP, 91 strikeouts); Nationals: Josiah Gray (6-4, 4.33 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, 69 strikeouts)
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs stopped the Atlanta Braves' 14-game winning streak and ended their own 10-game skid with a 1-0 victory Friday behind rookie Christoper Morel's eight-inning sacrifice fly.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs became the first team in 23 years to stop a losing streak of 10 or more game while ending an opponent's winning streak of at least 10 games, beating the Braves 1-0 Friday to halt the Braves' 14-game run.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — John Tortorella is about the only NHL coach with such a motley compilation of highlight reels. There are censored versions of his rants. Uncensored versions. He’s angry at reporters.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Vets for Trump co-founder arrested after driving a Hummer containing weapons and ammunition to a site where votes were being counted in Philadelphia in November 2020 will remain free to await trial despite violating bail conditions.
NEW YORK (AP) — The 16 cities of the first World Cup spread across three nations were revealed, and FIFA President Gianni Infantino made a bold statement summing up the goal of the 2026 tournament, to be played largely in the United States.
Philadelphia Phillies (33-31, third in the NL East) vs. Washington Nationals (23-43, fifth in the NL East)
Washington; Friday, 1:05 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Phillies: Ranger Suarez (4-4, 4.40 ERA, 1.50 WHIP, 49 strikeouts); Nationals: Joan Adon (0-0)
FC Cincinnati (6-7-1, seventh in the Eastern Conference) vs. Philadelphia Union (6-1-7, second in the Eastern Conference)
Chester, Pennsylvania; Saturday, 7:30 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Philadelphia -168, FC Cincinnati +467, Draw +289; over/under is 2.5 goals
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers have hired John Tortorella as their new coach, hoping the fiery veteran can help lead them to their first Stanley Cup championship since 1975.
The hire was confirmed Thursday by a person with direct knowledge of the decision who spoke with The Associated Press on condition of anoymity because it had not been announced.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Their name changed, and now the Cleveland Guardians appear on the way to a switch in ownership.
Major League Baseball approved the sale of a minority stake in the team to David Blitzer, whose sports holdings include ownership shares in the NBA's Philadelphia 76ers and the NHL’s New Jersey Devils, two people familiar with the deal told The Associated Press on Thursday.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Eight Philadelphia government employees lied that they were unemployed in order to recieve pandemic jobless benefits, prosecutors said in announcing criminal charges Thursday.
The attorney general's office said the city workers collectively were paid more than $300,000 in pandemic unemployment assistance in 2020.
1919 — Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman wins the women’s U.S. Lawn Tennis Association championship with a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Marion Zinderstein.
1932 — Jack Sharkey scores a 15-round split decision over Max Schmeling to win the world heavyweight title in New York.
1915 — George “Zip” Zabel of the Chicago Cubs was called into the game against the Brooklyn Dodgers with two outs in the first inning. He won 4-3 in the 19th inning in the longest relief effort in the majors.
Philadelphia Phillies (32-31, third in the NL East) vs. Washington Nationals (23-42, fifth in the NL East)
Washington; Thursday, 7:05 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Phillies: Zack Wheeler (5-3, 2.84 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, 75 strikeouts); Nationals: Patrick Corbin (3-8, 6.65 ERA, 1.73 WHIP, 55 strikeouts)
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Garrett Stubbs hit a three-run homer with two out in the ninth inning, sending the Philadelphia Phillies to a dramatic 3-1 victory over the Miami Marlins on Wednesday.
Alec Bohm sparked the winning rally with a one-out single against Tanner Scott (2-2).
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man acquitted in the shooting death of the son of a high-ranking police official during a brawl at a south Philadelphia park three years ago has been sentenced to probation in another case.
The Army-Navy game will be played in New England for the first time, the service academies announced Wednesday as they revealed the five cities that will host the game over the next five years.
Next year's game will be played at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts, home of the New England Patriots.
Miami Marlins (28-32, fourth in the NL East) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (31-31, third in the NL East)
Philadelphia; Wednesday, 1:05 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Marlins: Pablo Lopez (4-2, 2.43 ERA, 1.02 WHIP, 72 strikeouts); Phillies: Kyle Gibson (4-2, 4.41 ERA, 1.26 WHIP, 56 strikeouts)
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jesús Aguilar homered, drove in four runs and hit a go-ahead double in the ninth inning to lead the Miami Marlins to a wild 11-9 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday night.
PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) — Golden Tate is trading his wide receiver gloves for an outfielder's mitt.
The former NFL wide receiver with the Seattle Seahawks, Detroit Lions, Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants, is rekindling his former baseball career after signing to play for the Port Angeles Lefties of the West Coast League, a summer league for college players.