PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Nick Foles threw for 179 yards and a touchdown to lead the Philadelphia Eagles to a 31-21 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers last night. Steelers running backs Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount both played one day after they were arrested for marijuana possession shortly before traveled to Philadelphia.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press on condition of anonymity that the Minnesota Timberwolves will receive Philadelphia 76ers power forward Thaddeus Young as part of a blockbuster deal that will send Kevin Love to the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Sixers will get Alexey Shved and Luc Mbah a Moute from Minnesota and a 2015 first-round draft choice from Cleveland.
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) - Chicago held off gritty Philadelphia 6-5 last night in a matchup of inner-city teams at the Little League World Series. Joshua Houston had a clutch two-run single, and reliever Cameron Bufford pitched a tense scoreless sixth inning. 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.
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) - Japan beat Mexico 12-1 yesterday to advance to the international championship of the Little League World Series. Ren Takeuchi pitched into the fourth inning and had three RBIs. Suguru Kanamori homered twice and drove in four runs for Japan, which will play South Korea for the title tomorrow. Japan lost 4-2 to South Korea on Wednesday.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Chad Voytik will be the starting quarterback for Pitt when opens the season August 30th against Delaware. Coach Paul Chryst officially announced Voytik as the starter yesterday after watching Voytik separate himself from Trey Anderson during the two-plus weeks of training camp.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Simone Biles sprinted to the lead at the U.S. Women's gymnastics championships yesterday, putting on an impressive display as she closes in on a second straight national title. Biles posted a combined score of 61.60 through four nearly flawless events, well ahead of second-place Maggie Nichols.
BENSALEM, Pa. (AP) - Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome will return to racing in September, when the colt is set to run in the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby. He's been idle since finishing fourth in the Belmont Stakes in June, ending a six-race winning streak and hopes for the sport's first Triple Crown winner since 1978.
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