Friday, August 22, 2014 - 12:34am Eagles pick up first preseason victory By Sean Greene
Nick Foles went 19-29 for 179 yards, a touchdown, and an interception as the Eagles defeated the Steelers 31-21 last night.
The Eagles led 17-0 at halftime on the strength of a Foles to LeSean McCoy 22-yard touchdown pass, a Darren Sproles 1 yard run early in the 2nd quarter, and Alex Henery's 36-yard field goal just before halftime.
The Eagles overall rushed for 182 yards and 3 scores.
Vinny Curry and Brandon Graham had sacks for the Eagles... who face the Jets next Thursday in their final tuneup for the regular season.
McCoy eventually left the game in what was originally declared a sprained thumb. The team will do further tests on Friday.
Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 10:42pm No Mo'ne on mound, Philly loses to Chicago in LLWS By John Kekis/AP
Joshua Houston had a clutch two-run single, reliever Cameron Bufford pitched a tense scoreless sixth inning, and Chicago held off gritty Philadelphia 6-5 on Thursday night in a matchup of inner-city teams at the Little League World Series.
The loss eliminated Philadelphia and prevented star pitcher Mo'ne Davis from getting one last shot to put another stamp on what had become her personal playground.
Chicago's Jackie Robinson West, comprised of all back players, is making its first appearance in 31 years in the Little League World Series. The victory sends the Great Lakes champs into the U.S. title game on Saturday against Las Vegas.
Las Vegas, the West champions, beat Philly 8-1 on Wednesday and humbled Chicago 13-2 in four innings in a mercy-rule game last Sunday behind five homers, including a grand slam by Brad Stone and two home runs from Austin Kryszczuk.
Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 11:01pm Tough first inning costs Blue Rocks By Rocks PR
A three-run first inning proved costly for the Blue Rocks as they fell 3-2 to Myrtle Beach in the final game of a series in South Carolina.
Myrtle Beach scored three times off of Miguel Almonte in the first inning to take a 3-0 lead, one they never relinquished. Lewis Brinson led off the frame with a single and then came around to score on a one-out homer by Preston Beck. With two outs, Christopher Bostick singled to center and then scored on an RBI double into the right-field corner by Chris Grayson.
Frank Schwindel pulled Wilmington to within 3-1 in the second inning with his second home run in as many days. It was his second career homer at the Advanced-A level and his 22nd overall this year.
A one-out RBI walk by Cody Stubbs in the sixth inning cut the Myrtle Beach lead to 3-2. Back-to-back free passes from Zane Evans and Frank Schwindel, as well as an error by third-baseman Nick Vickerson that allowed Jared Schlehuber to reach, set up Stubbs' base on balls. Daniel Rockett then grounded into a double play with the bags packed to end Wilmington's biggest threat of the night.
Luis Parra (10-6, 4.71) picked up the win for Myrtle Beach with five solid frames. He gave up one run on three hits and struck out five. Almonte (6-7, 4.80) took the loss for Wilmington and yielded three runs on four hits in three frames of work. Jose Leclerc earned his 13th save of the year for the Pelicans with a perfect ninth.
The Rocks return to action on Friday night at Salem Memorial Ballpark as they open up a four-game series against the Salem Red Sox. Wilmington will hand the ball to Brooks Pounders (0-0, 0.00), who is scheduled to make his first Blue Rocks start of the year. Salem will counter with fellow righty Heri Quevedo (1-0, 0.00). First pitch is slated for 7:05 p.m.
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