This Week in Sports

By Brian Loschiavo
September 3, 2009

World Series Ring stolen

Philadelphia police have now released that the case of the missing 3.84 karat World Series ring a theft. At first, police did not want to label the ring as stolen because it could have possibly been picked up by a stranger who was planning to turn it in. They also thought it may have accidenatlly been flushed down the toilet. The ring, which is priced at $10,000, was misplaced sometime Monday afternoon. The owner of the ring took it off when they used the restroom inside Citizen’s Bank Park. The man said he placed it on the toilet paper dispenser and forgot to pick it up when he left. They are also reviewing surveillance video from outside the restroom to try identifying people who could be involved.

Vick jerseys selling fast online

Michael Vick was welcomed with open arms during his Eagles debut Thursday night. He is also seeing some love, as his jersey is selling like hot cakes on The No. 7 green, white and black jersey was the fourth best-selling jersey on the NFL’s website. There has been a lot of controversy over the new addition to the Eagles, but it seems as if most fans could care less about Vick’s past. The jersey was put on sale only a few weeks after he was signed. Though the jersey was hot it failed to beat out the No. 1 selling jersey of Brett Favre.

Hamels has 2-hitter as Phils escape Giants 1-0

Cole Hamels pitched a two-hitter and Ryan Howard had the only run of the fourth-inning as the Phillies slipped by the San Francisco Giants 1-0 on Tuesday night. Hamels allowed a leadoff double in the second inning and a single to start the ninth inning. This game marked Hamels’ fourth career shutout and his second of this season as he struck out nine and walked one. This tied his career best, and gave him a win for the first time since July 28. Giants pitcher Sanchez didn’t allow a hit until Phillies playerShane Victorino led off the fourth with a single to left. Victorino stole second, advanced to third on Chase Utley’s groundout, and scored when Howard hit a double down the right-field line. In the game, Hamels grabbed his first career-stolen base in the fifth. This marked the first stolen base by a Phillies pitcher since Curt Schilling had one in 1997.

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