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Blue Jays welcome Bryce Harper to Phillies with 4-man outfield

Bryce Harper drew big cheers, a pair of walks and an unusual defence in his spring training debut for the Philadelphia Phillies.

Nike Kaepernick campaign to kick off Thursday during NFL opener

Nike has unveiled its first "Just Do It" ad narrated by Colin Kaepernick, a spot scheduled to air during the NFL season opener on Thursday night as well as during the U.S. Open tennis tournament and other major sporting events.

Eagles begin title defence with playoff rematch against Falcons

Before the Philadelphia Eagles begin their quest for a repeat, they'll have one more celebration.

Colin Kaepernick leads Nike's 30th anniversary 'Just Do It' ad campaign

Colin Kaepernick, who began kneeling during the U.S. national anthem in 2016 to protest racial injustice, is leading Nike’s ad campaign despite entering a second National Football League season without being on a team roster.

Arbitrator sends Kaepernick's NFL grievance to trial

An arbitrator is sending Colin Kaepernick's grievance with the NFL to trial, denying the league's request to throw out the quarterback's claims that owners conspired to keep him out of the league because of his protests of social injustice.

Jake Arrieta agrees to 3-year deal with Phillies: report

Two people familiar with the deal tell The Associated Press that free agent ace Jake Arrieta and the Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to a three-year deal.

Red Wings trade goalie Petr Mrazek to Flyers for conditional picks

The Philadelphia Flyers have acquired goaltender Petr Mrazek from the Detroit Red Wings for two conditional draft picks.

Eagles' star QB Carson Wentz has torn ACL, will miss rest of season

Eagles star quarterback Carson Wentz has a torn left ACL and will miss rest of the season and playoffs, coach Doug Pederson confirmed.

Carson Wentz tosses 4 TDs as Eagles topple Redskins

Carson Wentz tossed four touchdown passes, and the Philadelphia Eagles overcame losing nine-time Pro Bowl left tackle Jason Peters in a 34-24 win over the Washington Redskins on Monday night.

LeGarrette Blount joins Eagles on 1-year deal

The Philadelphia Eagles and running back LeGarrette Blount have agreed on a one-year contract. Blount led the NFL with 18 touchdowns rushing in 2016 while playing for New England.

Encarnacion, Sale among high-profile players sporting new uniforms

​Chris Sale traded socks, or Sox, from white to red. Edwin Encarnacion took his big bat to Cleveland. Aroldis Chapman returned to the Bronx. Plenty of all-stars, Cy Young winners and MVPs are wearing new uniforms this season in Major League Baseball.

Tulowitzki credits father for his 'dirtbag' mentality

Troy Tulowitzki is a dirtbag, and he loves it. The five-time all-star shortstop is an old-school, throwback type of player in a sport where bat-flipping, look-at-me guys get plenty of attention.

Doc in Florida: Halladay at Phillies camp as guest instructor

Roy Halladay is back wearing a Philadelphia Phillies uniform, returning Tuesday to serve as a guest instructor in spring training. Halladay spent 16 seasons in the major leagues with the Toronto Blue Jays and Phillies.

Raptors' 14-game winning streak against 76ers snapped in costly loss

Joel Embiid scored 26 points, Ersan Ilyasova added 18 and the resurgent Philadelphia 76ers beat the Toronto Raptors 94-89 on Wednesday night for their seventh win in nine games.

Josh Brown investigation shows NFL didn't learn its lesson after Ray Rice incident

The NFL placed kicker Josh Brown on paid leave Friday, a day after re-opening its investigation into the 2015 domestic abuse complaint against the 14-year veteran. Brown said in journal entries and emails released by police on Thursday that he repeatedly verbally and physically abused his former wife, Molly Brown.