Yesterday's Scores: Braves 7, Phillies 2
Today's Schedule: Braves @ Phillies - 7:05 PM (CSN / 1210 WPHT, 94 WIP)
PHILS CONTINUE TO LOSE, FALL TO BRAVES 7-2
The Braves (55-83) weren't hot coming into Philadelphia (53-85) on Monday, as they lost their previous 12 games. That ended as they cruised past the Phillies 7-2. Freddie Freeman had a two-run shot in the top of the first and Hector Olivera knocked in four RBIs on the night. Braves pitcher Williams Perez (5-6) gave up two runs on six hits and struck out seven in seven innings of work en route to the win. Aaron Harang (5-15) got the loss as he continues to struggle, giving up five runs on eight hits while striking out six in five innings. One bright spot was Brian Bogusevic, as he hit a pinch-hit home run in the fifth in his first major league appearance since 2013 with the Cubs.
The two teams play again tonight, with Aaron Nola (5-2, 4.02 ERA) facing off against Atlanta's Ryan Weber (0-0, 0.00 ERA). It will be Weber's Major League debut. Weber appeared in 27 games for Triple-A Gwinnett and recorded a 2.21 ERA, mainly as a reliever until his final three appearances. (REPORT)
FLYERS BEGIN TO REPORT TO PHILLY FOR CAMP
Hockey season is soon upon us!
The 2010 5th round pick from Florida knows why guys such as Josh Huff, Jordan Matthews, and Nelson Agholor are on the team. To replace him. (REPORT)
TEMPLE DUO RECEIVE AAC HONORS AFTER HISTORIC WIN OVER PENN STATE
Senior linebacker Tyler Matakevich was named AAC Defensive Player of the Week, while junior running back Jahad Thomas received weekly Honor Roll mentions. Temple plays at Cincinnati Saturday night. (REPORT)
SIXERS SIGN DRAFT PICK J.P. TOKOTO AND FORMER UNLV FORWARD CHRISTIAN WOOD
The Sixers signed second-round pick J.P. Tokoto of North Carolina to a one-year deal, and also signed undrafted free-agent Christian Wood to a reported four-year contract. (TOKOTO REPORT) (WOOD REPORT)
BRAXTON MILLER AND OHIO STATE WERE FUN TO WATCH
The #1 Buckeyes defeated Virginia Tech 42-24 in Blacksburg after trailing 17-14 at the half. Braxton Miller was so fun to watch, just look at him B-button on his way to the end zone:
DUKE GETS THEIR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RINGS
They look very icy:
PATS FANS STILL DON'T LIKE ROGER GOODELL
From the Deutsche Bank Championship, which was in Massachusetts, a spectator wanted everyone to hear his displeasure for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell:
DAN PATRICK RETURNED TO SPORTSCENTER FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE LEAVING IN 2007
I watched the Scott Van Pelt-hosted SportsCenter last night, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was different, and had traditional and new elements that made it unique. It was a hybrid between a late night talk show and a regular SportsCenter. But one thing that stood out was the return of Dan Patrick to Bristol.
David Letterman's replacement is hosting The Late Show tonight at 11:35 PM on CBS. I loved him when he hosted The Colbert Report, but can he and will he be a hit on network TV, even with Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon having fanbases after a few years? I'm watching the premiere edition, and I hope you do too! (REPORT)
TODAY IN HISTORY
- 1883: The Northern Pacific Railway was completed in Gold Creek, Montana, where former president Ulysses S. Grant drove in the final "golden spike." It went from Minnesota to the Pacific Coast.
- 1888: The first six Football League matches are played in England, which included the clubs of Aston Villa, Blackburn, Bolton, Everton, Stoke, Wolverhampton, Burnley, and West Bromwich Albion.
- 1892: The Pledge of Allegiance is first recited.
- 1930: 3M begins marketing Scotch transparent tape.
- 1966: The first Star Trek series premieres on NBC. Haven't they been in the news lately?
- 1974: President Gerald Ford pardons former President Richard Nixon for any crimes Nixon may have committed while in office.
- Bernie Sanders (74)
- Mo Cheeks (59)
- Raven (51)
- Latrell Sprewell (45)
- David Arquette (44)
- P!nk (36)
- Wiz Khalifa (28)
- Arrelious Benn (27)
- Avicii (26)
- Matt Barkley (25)
VIDEO OF THE DAY
From Last Week Tonight: A back to school message from John Oliver. (VIDEO NSFW)