• Healthy eating helps NFL players achieve fitness goals

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Long before Chip Kelly arrived in Philadelphia and banned junk food in favor of personalized smoothies, fitness experts have been helping NFL players get bigger, stronger and faster by changing their eating habits.

  • Philadelphia Phillies' Ryan Howard hits a three-run home run in the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets, Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)

    Phillies chase deGrom but give up 8 HRs in 16-7 loss to Mets

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jacob deGrom’s early exit turned out to be just a brief highlight for the Philadelphia Phillies.

  • New York Mets' David Wright, right, passes third base coach Tim Teufel, left, while scoring on a home run by Wilmer Flores in the fourth inning of a baseball game with the Philadelphia Phillies, Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)

    Wright homers in return, Mets hit 8 to beat Phillies 16-7

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — David Wright’s return sparked a home run derby.

  • Philadelphia Eagles' Sam Bradford looks to pass during the first half of a preseason NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens, Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)

    Eagles, NFL disagree over hit on Sam Bradford’s knees

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The NFL says Terrell Suggs’ hit on Sam Bradford’s knees on Saturday night wasn’t illegal and shouldn’t have been a penalty.

  • Jacksonville Sharks advance to ArenaBowl

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Tommy Grady threw five of his eight touchdown passes to Joe Hills and the Jacksonville Sharks beat the Philadelphia Soul 61-56 on Sunday night in the Arena Football League’s American Conference championship game.

  • Philadelphia Eagles' Jeff Maehl (88) collides with Baltimore Ravens' Rashaan Melvin after a catch during the first half of a preseason NFL football game, Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

    Eagles rolling after lopsided preseason wins

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two impressive preseason wins are still preseason wins.

  • Philadelphia Phillies' Aaron Nola (27) pitches against the Miami Marlins in the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015, in Miami. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

    Nola pitches 8 innings to help Phillies beat Marlins 2-0

    MIAMI (AP) — Rookie Aaron Nola pitched a career-high eight innings Sunday and allowed only one runner to advance beyond first base, helping the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Miami Marlins 2-0 to tighten the race for next year’s top draft pick.

  • Mary Sisti, a vetted volunteer for next month's visit to Philadelphia by Pope Francis, poses for a photo near her home Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015, in Princeton, N.J. About 10,000 volunteers will be on the ground in Philadelphia for the upcoming World Meeting of Families and papal visit. And every one of those unpaid aides will have undergone a criminal and professional background check at a cost of $28 each. Sisti paid the full cost of her background check, noting that the $28 fee “was the least I could do. It’s a small contribution and being put to good use for my own purposes.” (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

    10K volunteers to help with papal visit to Philadelphia

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An army of about 10,000 volunteers will be on hand when Pope Francis visits Philadelphia during the Vatican-sponsored World Meeting of Families and holds the biggest events of his first trip to the U.S.