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Phillies recalled RHP Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
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Phillies recalled RHP Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez from Triple-A Lehigh Valley. (Scott Iskowitz/ Getty Images)
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Phillies September Call-ups Include Franco, Gonzalez

The visiting clubhouse at Turner Field will be more cramped on Tuesday, but happily so as the Phillies made seven September call-ups.

Manager Ryne Sandberg has more names to juggle into lineups and game situations, it should be interesting to see how he uses Maikel Franco, who is a third baseman by trade.
The additions are:

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The Phillies will promote Maikel Franco on Tuesday. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
The Phillies will promote Maikel Franco on Tuesday. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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Phillies to Promote Top Prospect Maikel Franco

According to Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Phillies will promote Maikel Franco on Tuesday.

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John Mayberry Jr. #15 of the Philadelphia Phillies hits an RBI single
Blue Jays acquired OF John Mayberry from the Phillies for INF Gustavo Pierre. (Photo by Brian Garfinkel/Getty Images)
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Phillies Deal John Mayberry to Blue Jays

The Phillies traded outfielder John Mayberry to the Blue Jays in exchange for infielder Gustavo Pierre.  Mayberry Jr. has been on the 15-day disabled list with left wrist inflammation.

Pierre, a utility infielder by trade, spent most of the 2014 campaign at High-A Dunedin where he hit

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Friday’s at 3:05 it’s Sal Pal Friday’s on The Sports Bash

Sal Paolantonio has been a national correspondent for ESPN since August 1995, primarily covering the National Football League for SportsCenterSunday NFL Countdown, Monday Night Countdown, NFL Live and ESPN.com and now joins The Spor

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Evan Mathis has been rock solid at left guard. (Getty Images)
Evan Mathis has been rock solid at left guard. (Getty Images)
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What we Learned as the Eagles Set to Begin Season

The Eagles will host the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday Sept. 7 at Lincoln Financial Field (Listen on 97.3 ESPN).  They will be defending their NFC east crown and trying to do something no other football team in the city of Philadelphia has been able to do - win a Super Bowl.

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Penn State sophomore QB Christian Hackenberg completed 32 of 47 attempts for 454 yards in the school's 26-24 win over UCF including this touchdown to Geno Lewis.  (Photo by Patrick Bolger/Getty Images)
Penn State sophomore QB Christian Hackenberg completed 32 of 47 attempts for 454 yards in the school's 26-24 win over UCF including this touchdown to Geno Lewis. (Photo by Patrick Bolger/Getty Images)
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Penn State Stuns UCF, Wins Opener in Dublin

DUBLIN -- Penn State won a thrilling season opener with a 36-yard field goal as time expired to defeat the University of Central Florida 26-24 in front of a raucous 55,000-strong crowd in Ireland.

Behind second-half replacement quarterback Justin Holman, the Knights appeared to have scored their own unlikely come-from-behind victory when Holman scored on a 6-yard touchdown run to put UCF up 24-23 with 1:13 left

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NFL Bans 49ers Aldon Smith for 9 Games

The San Francisco 49ers have been preparing for months to play on without Aldon Smith over an extended period.

Now they know the exact timeframe: He is suspended for more than half the season.

The star linebacker received his nine-game penalty from the league Friday stemming from a series of off-field legal issues

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Eagles K Cody Parkey went 3-of-3 on field goals in Thursday night's preseason finale, including two from 50-plus. (Photo by Evan Habeeb/Getty Images)
Eagles K Cody Parkey went 3-of-3 on field goals in Thursday night's preseason finale, including two from 50-plus. (Photo by Evan Habeeb/Getty Images)
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Report: Cody Parkey Makes Eagles Final Roster

Cody Parkey's performance in the Eagles' preseason win over the Jets Thursday was impressive, but will it be enough to ensure a roster spot with Philadelphia.

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Damaris Johnson could be traded by the Eagles. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
Damaris Johnson could be traded by the Eagles. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
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Eagles Looking to Deal Damaris Johnson?

Time is running out for the Philadelphia Eagles to make a decision on their 53-man roster. Just because it's about four hours to go until their decision needs to be in though, doesn't mean they're in a rush to finalize things just yet

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Eagles RB Henry Josey, competing for one of the final roster spots, had 121 yards rushing.  (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
Eagles RB Henry Josey, competing for one of the final roster spots, had 121 yards rushing. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
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Eagles Cut Down Roster; Henry Josey Released

NFL teams must cut their rosters down to 53 by tomorrow at 4pm, and about 700 total players will be out of work, today have already told a couple players their tenure as an Eagle is over.

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