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This Date In Baseball

1917 — Philadelphia’s Grover Cleveland Alexander went the distance in both games of the Phillies’ 5-0 and 9-3 sweep of the Brooklyn Dodgers.

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9-foot Joe Frazier statue rising in Philadelphia

In this Aug. 14, 2014 photo, artist Stephen Layne works on a sculpture of boxing heavyweight champion Joe Frazier in Philadelphia. Next year, the sculpture is expected to be placed near the city's sports stadiums, ending a hurdle-strewn saga that included fundraising problems and the death of the original sculptor. Frazier died in 2011. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — 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.

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Bad weather shuts down concerts, delays flights

Concert goers leave the Made in America Festival after the grounds are evacuated due to thunderstorms on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, in Philadelphia. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Severe thunderstorms across the Northeast on Sunday slowed operations at airports, wreaked havoc at outdoor sporting and musical events in New York and Philadelphia and sent people scurrying from a beach after three men were struck by lightning.

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This Date In Baseball

1906 — The Philadelphia Athletics beat the Boston Red Sox 4-1 in 24 innings. Jack Coombs of the Athletics and Joe Harris of the Red Sox pitched all 24 innings. Coombs fanned 18.

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Kelly has tough decisions on final 53-man roster

Philadelphia Eagles' Damaris Johnson, left, scores a touchdown past New York Jets' Brandon Dixon during the second half of an NFL preseason football game, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Chip Kelly has enjoyed the transition to the NFL except for one thing: cutting players.

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