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Beast Mode loves his candy. (Photo by: Getty Images)
Beast Mode loves his candy. (Photo by: Getty Images)
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Marshawn Lynch Loves Skittles So Much That He Now Uses Them as Weights

Ever since that game against the Philadelphia Eagles it's been a running joke on how much Seahawks running back, Marshawn Lynch, loves Skittles candy.

Lynch ran for 178 yards on 33 carries including a touchdown and as Lynch was catching his breath on the sidelines, cameras caught 'Beast Mode' housing Skittles and usin

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Philadelphia plans to unveil his statue soon. (Photo by: Getty Images)
Philadelphia plans to unveil his statue soon. (Photo by: Getty Images)
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Move Over Rocky: Philly Plans to Unveil Another Boxer Statue

Busloads of tourists line up every day in Philadelphia to take photos with a statue of Rocky Balboa, the fictional heavyweight fighter made famous by Sylvester Stallone.

Will they line up for pictures with a sculpture of real hometown champion Joe Frazier?

"Properly promoted, I think it would be much, much bigger than Rocky," said Robin Hazel, who was visiting the city recently from Ottawa, Canada

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Derek Carr is a rookie from Fresno State. (Photo by: Getty Images)
Derek Carr is a rookie from Fresno State. (Photo by: Getty Images)
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Oakland Raiders to Start Rookie Derek Carr in Opener

Oakland rookie Derek Carr will start the season opener against the New York Jets, becoming the first Raiders quarterback to start the first game of his rookie season.

Coach Dennis Allen announced Monday that Carr would be the starter for the foreseeable future ahead of Matt Schaub, who struggled in the preseason and has been hampered by a sore elbow

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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:

Pit

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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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Fridays at 3:05, It’s Sal Pal Fridays 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 Sports Bash on 97.3 ESPN every Friday at 3:05 for Sal Pal Fridays!

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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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