This Week in Sports

By Holly Prendergast
October 15, 2009

Phillies advance to NLCS

The Philadelphia Phillies beat the Colorodo Rockies 5-4 in a come from behind heart stopper to capture the National League Division Series on Monday, Oct. 12. The Phillies have advanced to the National League Championship Series for the second year in a row where they will play the Los Angelos Dodgers in LA in game one of the series on Thursday, Oct. 15. The Phillies will look to take a 1-0 adavantage in the series getting them one step closer to there ultimate goal.

Flyers open season with shutout win

The Philadelphia Flyers opened their 2009-2010 season on Friday, Oct. 2 against the Carolina Hurricanes at the RBC stadium in North Carolina. The Flyers opened their season with a shutout and beat the Hurricanes 2-0. Following their victory on Friday night, the Flyers took on the New Jersey Devils in New Jersey and beat the Devils 5-2. The Flyers held their home opener on Tuesday, Oct. 6 against the Washington Capitals. The Flyers defeated the Capitals 6-5 in overtime. The Flyers are 3-2 falling short to the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Anaheim Ducks. On Friday, Oct 16, the Flyers will take on the Florida Panthers in Helsinki, Fla.

Eagles beat Bucaneers; 3-1 on the season

The Philadelphia Eagles beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 33 -14 on Sunday, Oct. 11, 2009 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. Quarterback Donovan McNabb led the Eagles to a victory and he showed no signs of injury despite the fact that he missed two games due to a broken rib. McNabb threw for 264 yards and three touchdowns, two of which were caught by rookie Jeremy Maclin. With the Eagles in the lead, Michael Vick was able to get some extra playing time in the fourth quarter. Vick had his first completion in 33 months, and he even had an 11-yard run. The Eagles advance to 3-1 and will take on the Oakland Raiders (1-4) next, on Sunday, Oct. 18.

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