Dunn was more than Jackass

By MATTHEW NADU
Columnist — mnadu@highhopesblog.com
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By now you’ve probably heard all the trending twitter rumors and unfortunately they are true.

Jackass star Ryan Dunn has passed away.

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Phils’ bats explode in 8th inning rally

By TIMOTHY PARKER
Staff Writer — tparker@highhopesblog.com
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Shane Victorino started a huge eighth inning rally for the Phillies. (Courtesy AP)

When the 8th inning began, the Phillies faced a 2-1 deficit, and had been rattled by Cardinals starting pitcher Kyle McClellan – Who?

At the end of the 8th inning, the Phillies held a 10-2 lead over St. Louis that propelled them to their 46th, and maybe their wildest win of the year.

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Bryzgalov and Flyers inch closer to deal

By JAY BOEHMER
Senior Hockey Insider — jboehmer@highhopesblog.com
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As Ilya Bryzgalov gets ready to leave Philadelphia, let’s take a look at what his two day visit has shown.

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Hamels, Phils crush Fish, 9-1

By TIMOTHY PARKER
Staff Writer — tparker@highhopesblog.com
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Cole Hamels was nothing short of spectacular, as the Phils beat the Marlins 9-1 Tuesday night. (Courtesy Philly.com)

Well, that was worth the wait, in more ways than one.

After a delay that lasted a little bit more than an hour, the Phillies brought the rain down in buckets – in the form of runs. They exploded with five home runs, as they crushed Chris Volstad and the Florida Marlins 9-1 Tuesday night at Citizens Bank Park in game 1 of a truncated 4-game series.

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Going Once, Going Twice…Sixers on the Verge of being Sold

By MIKE CUSTER
Staff Writer — mcuster@highhopesblog.com
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Doug Collins and the Sixers may have a new owner any day now, but what will the sale mean for the team as we know it? (Courtesy AP)

Right now, the Dallas Mavericks and Miami Heat are blessing basketball fans with one of the most exciting Finals in recent memory.  Every game has had its fair share of heroics and highlights, plus enough drama to entertain fans wire-to-wire.  While Dirk, Jet and the Mavs continue to do battle with the LeBron, Wade, and the Heat for the right to hoist the 2011 Larry O’Brien trophy, 76ers news has, somewhat surprisingly, been bubbling to the forefront over the past week.

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Halladay, offense shine in Phils 7-5 win over Cubs

By TIMOTHY PARKER
Staff Writer — tparker@highhopesblog.com
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Placido Polanco led the Phillies offenseive surge with a grand slam homerun Friday night. (Courtesy Philly.com)

They just don’t make easy, do they?

All year long, the Phillies have tortured themselves and their audacious fan base with tight low scoring victories led by their star-studded rotation of aces. With pitching, they have maintained the best record in baseball for most of the year, and have kept their NL East foes at bay in the standings.

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Flyers acquire rights to Ilya Bryzgalov

By JAY BOEHMER
Senior Hockey Insider — jboehmer@highhopesblog.com
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The Flyers have traded for the rights to negotiate with former Vezina candidate Ilya Bryzgalov. (Courtesy Philly.com)

Paul Holmgren took the first step in ending the goaltending mystery today, acquiring the rights to sign Ilya Bryzgalov from Phoenix.

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