Welcome Back Roy, Forbes: Will Lurie Divorce Affect Eagles $1.16 Billion Valuation?
SCRIPTUALS: Forbes releases its fabled 50 Most Valuable Sports Teams list, wonders aloud whether the Eagles No. 14 rank ($1.16 billion valuation) will last through the Lurie divorce. ... Four NFL clubs (the Patriots, Giants, Jets and Texans) ranked higher. Manchester United topped the list at $2.23 billion.
SCRIPTUALS: Mike Vick says he's "at peace" with past mistakes. Kind of the theme of his autobiography, "Finally Free." Hits bookshelves Sept. 4. Vick hit the marketing trail Tuesday.
STATISTICALS (Jayson Stark): Cole Hamels, 28, has 7 career postseason wins. Only 3 other active lefties in MLB have won 7 or more postseason games. Andy Pettitte (19), C.C. Sabathia (7), Cliff Lee (7).
STATISTICALS (Elias): The Phils 3-2 winner over the Dodgers was its 900th regular season win since the rivalry began back in 1890. The Dodgers have beaten the Phillies 1,144 times.
STATISTICALS (Elias): Joe Blanton is 7-0 with a 2.05 ERA in eight starts this season when pitching seven or more innings. In his other 10 starts, he is 1-8 with a 7.67 ERA.
STATISTICALS (ESPN Stats and Info): https://twitter.com/ESPNStatsInfo/status/225183294386470912
PHILLIES PITCHING PROBABLES:
Tuesday (10:10 p.m. EST):
RHP Roy Halladay (4-5, 3.98 ERA) @ TBA
Wednesday (3:10 p.m. EST):
LHP Cliff Lee (1-6, 3.92 ERA) @ LHP Clayton Kershaw (7-5, 2.84 ERA)
Thursday (7:05 p.m. EST):
RHP Tim Lincecum (3-10, 5.93 ERA) @ RHP Vance Worley (5-5, 3.47 ERA)
Friday (4:05 p.m. EST):
RHP Matt Cain (10-3, 2.56 ERA) @ LHP Cole Hamels (11-4, 3.07 ERA)
ON THIS DAY:
1941 - The longest hitting streak in baseball history ended when the Cleveland Indians pitchers held New York Yankee Joe DiMaggio hitless for the first time in 57 games. The streak had begun on May 15, 1941.
1954 - The Brooklyn Dodgers made history as the first team with a majority of black players.
1994 - Brazil soccer defeated Italy 3-2 on penalty kicks to win a record fourth World Cup.
VIDEO (ESPN): So Victor Cruz, who scares you most in 2012? Eagles? Or Cowboys? Oh? What's that? Neither?
VIDEO (HD Sports Today): Andre Iguodala chats it up before Team USA's 80-69 winner over Brazil. (At the :30, 2:00, 3:25 marks.)
VIDEO (NBA Orbit): That is a "real follow," isn't it?
VIDEO (Sun Anthony): President Obama likes.