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September 26, 2013 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
Roy Halladay will get another job in the major leagues. A pitcher with more than 200 career wins and a Cy Young Award on his resumé gets plenty of chances to prove he is no longer that same guy. Someone will sign Halladay as a free agent this offseason, because a talent like his is hard to find and, for many baseball franchises, money isn't. Even though Halladay stood on the mound in Miami on Monday night, flushed and tired after throwing 16 pitches, sweating like a condemned man, he will work again.
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September 18, 2013 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
In an ideal world for these Phillies, every fifth day in September would be dedicated to the education of Adam Morgan. This team is in search of fortification for its starting rotation in 2014. The lefthanded pitching prospect looked impressive last spring and earned an aggressive promotion to triple-A Lehigh Valley in April. But Morgan's season was derailed by lingering shoulder problems, and the team feared rotator-cuff surgery was possible. No surgery is required, however, after an MRI exam last week did not reveal changes in Morgan's shoulder.
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September 14, 2013 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
Flyers captain Claude Giroux, who underwent surgery Aug. 15 to repair tendon damage in his right index finger, seems to be progressing ahead of schedule. Giroux was able to pass the puck gingerly - but not shoot it - during the opening of training camp Thursday at the Wells Fargo Center. "It felt better than I thought it would," said Giroux, who said he hurt his finger on the golf course when his club shattered. "I wasn't even sure I'd be able to touch the puck," he added. Giroux continues to ice his finger and hopes to play in some preseason contests "to get the feel for the game" again.
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August 25, 2013 | By Leila Haghighat, Inquirer Staff Writer
It was by a Philadelphia art museum or maybe a London pub that two orthopedic surgeons resolved to draft medical guidelines in an unprecedented way. A few drinks deep, Javad Parvizi, 47, and Thorsten Gehrke, 50, shared remorse over the lack of a consensus in their field of joint replacements. Ten months later, their efforts culminated at the International Consensus Meeting on Periprosthetic Joint Infection, held on July 31 and Aug. 1 at Jefferson University. Orthopedic surgeons, infectious disease specialists, and pathologists were among 300 experts who voted with game-show-style buzzers on how to best prevent, diagnose, and treat infections after joint replacement surgery.
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August 17, 2013 | By Theodore Schleifer and Mike Newall, Inquirer Staff Writers
When he was pulled over by police Tuesday for a broken taillight, Eric Torres was carrying a stolen handgun and driving a car packed with heroin. Packets of the drug were stuffed in the center console, stashed inside the glove box and tucked under the seats. So, when an officer asked him for his driver's license, Torres handed it over and sped off, setting in motion a chain of events that ended with the shooting of Police Officer Edward Davies in a Feltonville mini-mart. That account, detailed in police reports obtained by The Inquirer, forms the basis of prosecutors' case against Torres, who was arraigned Thursday on attempted murder, assault on a law enforcement officer, aggravated assault, and other charges.
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August 17, 2013 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
Linebacker Phillip Hunt underwent surgery to repair a partially torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, the Eagles said Thursday. Hunt became the fourth Eagles player to suffer an ACL injury in the last three weeks, joining wide receiver Jeremy Maclin, receiver Arrelious Benn, and linebacker Jason Phillips. Maclin, Benn, and Phillips have been placed on season-ending injured reserve. Hunt, 27, is likely done for the season as well. The Eagles said Hunt injured his knee after he left the preseason opener against New England last Friday night at Lincoln Financial Field.
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August 16, 2013 | BY LES BOWEN
PHILLIP HUNT underwent surgery for a partial left ACL tear yesterday, the Eagles said, making Hunt the fourth member of the team to tear an ACL in 3 weeks of training camp. The first three - wideout Jeremy Maclin, linebacker Jason Phillips and wideout Arrelious Benn - all suffered their injuries on one particular reconfigured field at the NovaCare Complex, something Eagles coach Chip Kelly said the team would have to investigate. Hunt was injured during last Friday's preseason-opening loss to the New England Patriots at Lincoln Financial Field, a game in which he made some good plays.
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August 16, 2013 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
C LAUDE GIROUX was on the golf course yesterday in Ottawa with teammate Jason Akeson, taking a break from offseason training, when one swing changed his entire summer. "It was just a freak thing," Giroux told the Daily News. "I was taking a swing and my club hit a little behind the ball. The shaft of the club shattered, but my hand kept going on the swing and the shattered part went right into my finger. " He said blood was everywhere. Akeson shuttled Giroux immediately to Ottawa Civic Hospital, where the Flyers captain had surgery on his right index finger.
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August 16, 2013 | BY DAVID GAMBACORTA, Daily News Staff Writer gambacd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5994
ANOTHER DAY, another grueling step on the road to recovery. Edward Davies, the Philadelphia police officer who lost a kidney after being shot in the abdomen in Feltonville earlier this week, underwent another round of surgery at Temple University Hospital yesterday. "This is the third surgery, with more to come after that," Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey said. "But every day that goes by, he's getting better. So that's the good news. " Davies, 41, was shot Tuesday afternoon during a violent struggle with Eric Torres inside Almonte Mini Market, at 4th and Annsbury streets, shortly after Torres fled from a traffic stop.
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August 15, 2013 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
JAKE KNOTT reported to Eagles training camp with a bunch of inside linebackers standing between Knott and a roster spot. That might no longer be the case for the undrafted rookie from Iowa State, who has been a heads-up plugger just about every day. Knott backed up his practice work with a strong showing in last Friday's preseason opener against the Patriots. "I think Jake's had a really, really good camp," Eagles coach Chip Kelly said yesterday. "He's got an instinct and nose for the football.
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