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The Jamestown Elks won the Great Plains League's Three Rivers Division Tournament at Jack Brown Stadium.
LaMoure won another Class B American Legion state title on Sunday in Beulah.
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The Philadelphia Phillies landed the best bat on the market Friday night, acquiring Houston’s All-Star right fielder Hunter Pence for four prospects.
Although there had been talk earlier that the teams could expand the trade to include a third club, multiple sources said that by late Friday, only two-team scenarios were on the table.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Doc got the best of The Freak this time in a rematch of aces.
Roy Halladay outdueled Tim Lincecum and kept the Phillies alive in the NL championship series, pitching them back home for another attempt to stave off elimination with a 4-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Thursday night.
A fan ran onto the field at Citizens Bank Park during a baseball game in Philadelphia, one night after a teenager was Tasered in the outfield.
Security did not use a Taser to apprehend the man on Tuesday night. He gave himself up without incident.
Ryan Howard preferred securing his future in Philadelphia to testing free agency in two years — and boy is he getting his pay day.
The slugging first baseman agreed to a $125 million, five-year contract extension Monday that could keep him with the Phillies until 2017.
Howard’s teammates wasted no time hitting him up for favors, either.
“Where we going to eat, Ryan?” Ben Francisco asked.
Howard just chuckled.
World Series television ratings bounced back from last year’s record lows.
The Yankees’ six-game victory over the Phillies on Fox averaged an 11.7 rating and 19 share. That’s the highest since a 15.8/26 in 2004, when the Red Sox swept the Cardinals to end an 86-year championship drought.
Paint the town in pinstripes! Nearly a decade after their dynasty ended on a blooper in the desert, the New York Yankees are baseball’s best again.
Hideki Matsui tied a World Series record with six RBIs, Andy Pettitte won on short rest and New York beat the Philadelphia Phillies 7-3 in Game 6 on Wednesday night, finally seizing that elusive 27th title. It was the team’s first since winning three straight from 1998-2000.
Andy Pettitte leaned forward in his chair and recounted a recent chat he had with Derek Jeter as soon as they realized what was next in this World Series.
Pettitte vs. old foe Pedro Martinez, with the Yankees one win from ecstasy.
Put those parade plans on hold, New York. The Phillies are coming back.
Desperate to hang onto their World Series title and hounded by the Yankees to the very last swing, Philadelphia somehow held on for an 8-6 win Monday night in Game 5.
Mark Teixeira and Hideki Matsui shook the New York Yankees from their lumber slumber and sent the World Series to Philadelphia all tied up.
Teixeira and Matsui hit solo homers off familiar foe Pedro Martinez, backing a sharp performance by A.J. Burnett and giving the Yankees a 3-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies in Game 2 on Thursday night.
A Philadelphia woman charged with offering sex for World Series tickets says she’s embarrassed about her arrest, but did nothing wrong and is still hopeful of attending a game.
“I didn’t do anything wrong, so I’m not embarrassed about my actions. I’m embarrassed about how I was arrested,” Susan Finkelstein told The Associated Press in a phone interview Wednesday, a day after meeting at a suburban bar with an undercover police officer responding to an ad on Craigslist.
Look out for Cliff Lee, Chase Utley and this New Red Machine.
Lee outdueled CC Sabathia, Utley homered twice and the Philadelphia Phillies kept rolling through October, beating the New York Yankees 6-1 on a misty Wednesday night in the World Series opener.
Ryan Howard thought about the World Series and his eyes widened.
“Between Yankee Stadium and Philly, it’s going to be, I would have to say, probably one of the rowdiest World Series — just between the fans,” he said.
They boast All-Stars all over the diamond, high-priced players decorated with coveted awards. They come loaded with October experience and shiny rings, expecting to win another World Series.
Impressive team ... these Philadelphia Phillies.
Powered by Ryan Howard, Jayson Werth and all those other big bats, the Philadelphia Phillies are headed back to the World Series.
Werth hit two home runs, Shane Victorino and Pedro Feliz also connected and the defending champions beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 10-4 in Game 5 on Wednesday night to win their second straight NL pennant.
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