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Archive: August, 2012

Phillies' Schierholtz lands on disabled list

Monday, August 13, 2012, 12:12 PM
The Phillies have placed outfielder Nate Schierholtz on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured toe, the team announced Monday. The team recalled infielder Hector Luna from triple-A Lehigh Valley to take his place on the roster. Luna is expected to be available to play in Monday night's game against... Read more

Battery ad targets Philly fans

Friday, August 10, 2012, 11:49 AM
In the pantheon of Philly fan transgressions, throwing batteries at J.D. Drew is in rarified air along with booing Santa Claus and intentionally vomiting on other fans. Today, on the anniversary of Drew's debut in Veterans Stadium, the daily deal site Woot! capitalized on this by offering a deal on... Read more

Report: Luries reach divorce settlement

Thursday, August 9, 2012, 8:34 AM
According to the New York Post, Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie and wife Christina have reached a settlement in their divorce proceedings. The Luries, who bought the team in 1994, annouced just over a month ago that they were planning on ending their marriage of 20 years. The pair also said in a letter... Read more

Flyers sign first-round pick Laughton; Re-sign Bourdon

Wednesday, August 8, 2012, 3:28 PM
The Flyers have signed Scott Laughton, the team's first-round pick, to an entry level deal, the team announced. The Flyers selected Laughton, who spent last season with Oshawa of the OHL, with the 20th pick in June's draft. A 6-foot, 177-pound defenseman, Laughton scored 53 points (21 goals) and had... Read more

Flyers' Andrej Meszaros has surgery, out indefinitely

Tuesday, August 7, 2012, 9:33 AM
Flyers defenseman Andrej Meszaros is out indefinitely after having surgery to repair a torn right Achilles tendon, the team announced Tuesday. Meszaros suffered the injury during a training session in Slovakia last week, according to Flyers GM Paul Holmgren. The surgery was performed Tuesday morning... Read more

UPDATED: Someone hacked the Yankees Facebook page (and a handful of other teams as well)

Thursday, August 2, 2012, 4:10 PM
UPDATE (Friday, 9:06 a.m.) - Deadspin comes through again with an update on the MLB facebook issue. Apparently the sites weren't hacked at all. It was actually the work of a rogue MLB employee who had access to the acoounts of all 30 teams. Their report has a much more thorough rundown of what happened... Read more

Minor league umpire ejects ballpark DJ for playing 'Three Blind Mice'

Thursday, August 2, 2012, 11:28 AM
Why do the best - and most bizarre - baseball stories always come out of the minor league ciruit? This one comes from the Daytona Cubs, single-A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs. After an umpire made a questionable call at first base during last night's game, Cubs ballpark deejay Derek Dye played the... Read more

Victorino thanks fans with ad in Inquirer and Daily News

Thursday, August 2, 2012, 7:56 AM
Athletes taking out full-page ads in local newspapers to thank fans is nothing new, but it is a small gesture that can go a long way towards leaving some good will as they depart from a city. Today, Shane Victorino placed ads in both the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News, saying "Mahalo Philadelphia... Read more

Soul chat with coach Doug Plank

Wednesday, August 1, 2012, 7:59 PM
Read the transcript from when Philadelphia Soul coach Doug Plank took questions from Soul fans in a live chat. Over his first four year (2005-2008) as an AFL head coach, Plank posted an overall record of 47-25. On a mobile device? Click HERE to join the chat! Read more

Laviolette agrees to multi-year extension with Flyers

Wednesday, August 1, 2012, 10:47 AM
The Flyers have agreed to a multi-year contract extension with head coach Peter Laviolette, the team announced today. Terms of the deal were not released. "We are thrilled to have Peter continue his work with our group as we push to compete for the Stanley Cup," Flyers GM Holmgren said in a release... Read more
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