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Charlie Manuel Fired As Phillies Manager; Ryne Sandberg Takes Over

Charlie Manuel has been fired as manager of the Philadelphia Phillies, with his team out of the pennant race and in a tailspin since the All-Star break.



Sports Verdict: Who Should Keep His Job? Joe Girardi Vs. Charlie Manuel

With both Yankees manager Joe Girardi and Phillies skipper Charlie Manuel manning the helms of their ball clubs in the final year of their contracts, many wonder if either or both will still be with their respective clubs the next year.


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It’s Not Harv To See, Mets’ Righty On The Rise

On a night when Roy Halladay looked more like an aging star on the decline, Matt Harvey showed he’s got the stuff to replace him as the big-time ace in the NL East.


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Homers From Baxter, Hairston Not Enough As Mets Drop Series Finale To Phils

Early home runs from Mike Baxter and Scott Hairston weren’t enough support for starting pitcher Jon Niese as the Mets dropped the series finale against the Phillies and had their four-game winning streak snapped.


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R.A. Dickey’s Wild Journey To Master Pitcher Goes Well Beyond The Perfect Knuckleball

Nerdy. Eccentric. Quirky. One thing’s for certain: At 37, years after most players’ careers have peaked, R.A. Dickey is finally reaching his pinnacle.


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Keefe To The City: Yankees, Rangers Trying To Find Their Way

Neil Keefe has the second installment of “Thursday Thoughts” with the Yankees playing .500 baseball and the Rangers needing to win the biggest game of the season on Saturday night.


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Mets Out To Prove They’re Contenders As Phillies Invade Citi Field

In what is vital stretch for manager Terry Collins’ club, the Mets open their second half with a three-game set with the visiting Phillies, who continue their quest for a fifth consecutive NL East title Friday night.


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Castillo: Mets’ Collins ‘Wouldn’t Give Me A Chance’

Luis Castillo sounded off about his divorce from New York on Tuesday, saying Mets manager Terry Collins “wouldn’t give me a chance to play.”


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B&C Morning Show Blog & Audio: Boomer Has Grown Disgusted

With last night’s loss to the Celtics, the Knicks saw their record drop to .500 at 35-35, with Dwight Howard and the Magic coming to town Wednesday night. Boomer has grown disgusted with this team and their lack of effort on the defensive end of the floor.


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On WFAN: Phillies’ Manuel Talks Castillo, Mets’ Chances

Phillies manager Charlie Manuel isn’t ready to crown his team NL East champs just yet. But he knows they’re solid. “Our guys have to show how good they actually are, and I think they will,” he told Boomer & Carton.


New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia, center, consults with catcher Russell Martin, left, and first baseman and former catcher Jorge Posada with two out in the bottom of the second inning of their spring training baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Brighthouse Field in Clearwater, Fla., Thursday, March 10, 2011. The Phillies shutout the Yankees 7-0, but Sabathia pitched five scoreless innings. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Halladay Goes 6 Shutout Innings, Phils Beat Yanks

Roy Halladay and CC Sabathia both pitched like aces Thursday and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Yankees 7-0.


Dallas Green, senior advisor to the Philadelphia Phillies general manager, talks to members of the media about the loss of his 9-year-old granddaughter Christina Taylor at the team's spring training baseball facility, Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011, in Clearwater, Fla.  Taylor was one of six people killed during a shooting rampage last month in Tucson, Ariz.. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Ex-Mets Skipper Dallas Green Mourns Grandchild

Dallas Green couldn’t hold back the tears from behind his dark, wire-rimmed sunglasses. The no-nonsense manager who led the Mets from 1993-1996 choked up a few times as he talked about the shooting death of his nine-year-old granddaughter.


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Giants, Phillies Gear Up For Another NLCS Pitching Duel

Once again, the pitching matchup is drawing most of the Game 3 pregame attention: Cole Hamels vs. Matt Cain.


The Philadelphia Phillies celebrate clinching the National League East Title after a baseball game against the Washington Nationals on September 27, 2010 at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. The Phillies won 8-0. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Halladay Seals Deal, Phillies Clinch NL East

The Philadelphia Phillies are the NL East champions for the fourth consecutive year — and Roy Halladay is heading to the playoffs for the first time. Fittingly, the right-hander helped seal the deal.