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Donovan McNabb smiled when a reporter asked for his opinion on the upcoming opponent and pumped his fist when the next question was about his poor start. Once the topic switched to McNabb’s comment about black quarterbacks, his mood changed quickly. In a bizarre interview that ended with McNabb walking off the podium at the Philadelphia Eagles practice facility Wednesday, the five-time Pro Bowl…

  • McNabb sticks by black QB comments

    Donovan McNabb smiled when a reporter asked for his opinion on the upcoming opponent and pumped his fist when the next question was about his poor start. Once the topic switched to McNabb’s comment about black quarterbacks, his mood changed quickly. In a bizarre interview that ended with McNabb walking off the podium at the…

  • Angels clinch tie for AL West title

    After the Los Angeles Angels moved to the brink of their third AL West title in four years, their clubhouse wasn’t exactly giddy. They were steamed over star Vladimir Guerrero’s having to duck two fastballs thrown near his head by Seattle reliever Jorge Campillo, the second one causing a huge scrum at the mound during…

  • Doctor: Everett will walk within weeks

    Secured to a stretcher, Bills tight end Kevin Everett was loaded into an ambulance and taken to the airport for a flight to Houston early Friday to begin the next phase of his rehabilitation from what was a life-threatening spinal-cord injury. Flown by private plane and joined by his mother, Patricia Dugas, Everett was scheduled…

  • Towles’ 8 RBIs help Astros in 18-1 rout

    J.R. Towles justified his jump from Class A to the major leagues in one brilliant game. Towles went 4-for-4 with a franchise-record eight RBIs and the Houston Astros reached season highs in runs and hits in an 18-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday night. “I can’t even describe it,” Towles said.

  • Mets fall to Marlins, East lead at 1 1-2

    The New York Mets twice blew a three-run lead, and they might be about to blow the NL East. With closer Billy Wagner out because of back spasms, the Florida Marlins took advantage to rally in the ninth inning, then scored in the 10th on Dan Uggla’s RBI double to beat New York 8-7 Thursday…

  • Phillies rally from 4 down to beat Nats

    Jimmy Rollins and the Philadelphia Phillies put together yet another comeback victory in a season full of them, then ducked into a cramped clubhouse Thursday night and got to celebrate something they found equally exciting. A half-hour after rallying from a four-run deficit to beat the Washington Nationals 7-6 on Rollins’ tiebreaking RBI double, the…

  • NFL destroys materials gotten from Pats

    The NFL has received and destroyed all materials it requested from the New England Patriots concerning videotaping of opponents’ sidelines. A league statement Thursday said the team was in compliance with a request for tapes and other documents. “The Patriots have fully cooperated and complied with the requirements of the commissioner’s decision,” the statement said.

  • Niners starting LB Lawson out for season

    Manny Lawson’s injury didn’t look serious at first. San Francisco’s up-and-coming linebacker simply seemed to step awkwardly during practice, and he even pedaled a stationary bike afterward. The next morning, the 49ers learned Lawson will miss the rest of the season after tearing a ligament in his left knee on a noncontact play.

  • Dolphins’ Thomas may miss Sunday’s game

    Dolphins middle linebacker Zach Thomas underwent tests Thursday for a possible concussion, and he may miss Sunday’s game against the New York Jets. Thomas played every snap in Miami’s loss last week to Dallas but said he felt “a little lightheaded” in the locker room after the game, coach Cam Cameron said.

  • Tell All upends Always A Virgin to win Little Brown Jug

    Jody Jamieson wanted to savor the cheers after winning the Little Brown Jug, so he allowed his 3-year-old pacer, Tell All, to take his time walking back to the winner’s circle. “There’s nothing like winning this race,” the Canadian horseman said Thursday at the Delaware County Fairgrounds. “This horse was just incredible today.” Jamieson drove…

  • Brewers lose, fall 1 1-2 back of Cubs

    For Jeff Bennett, it was nothing personal. He just wanted to help his new team’s playoff chances. In his first major league start, Bennett allowed one run in 5 2-3 innings against his former team, leading the Atlanta Braves to a 3-1 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday night. Milwaukee, trying to make the…

  • Padres win 7th straight, half-game out

    Less than a month ago, Brett Tomko was unemployed and working out at a suburban high school, trying to fix his faulty mechanics while hoping someone would sign him. The San Diego Padres are glad they took a chance on the once-ineffective right-hander, since his two wins in the last week have helped them get…