The Phillie Phanatic Goes Home to the Galpagos Islands

The Phillie Phanatic Goes Home to the Galpagos Islands

Many of the Phillies players use their offseason time as a chance to go home and visit their families. Chooch has been back in Panama. Shane has been in both Hawaii and Las Vegas.

The Phanatic is no different.

The Phillie Phanatic used part of his offseason break from baseball to journey back to his homeland, the Galapagos Islands, aboard the National Geographic Endeavour. He made friends with the local animals there such as this ridiculously cute sea lion pup (See also: tortoise) and also went to visit a local school there.

Some may think it's not easy being the Phanatic. You know, being the only one of your species besides your mother to live in the United States and all. But I don't feel so bad for him after checking out the photo gallery of his Galapagos Adventures over at Phillies.com.

Photo by Celso Montalvo

Defense scores twice as Villanova beats Lafayette

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Defense scores twice as Villanova beats Lafayette

EASTON, Pa. -- Tanoh Kpassagnon returned a fumble 25 yards on the first offensive play of the game and Jeff Steeb returned an interception 45 yards to close the scoring and Villanova defeated Lafayette 31-14 on Saturday night.

Aaron Forbes, who ran for 111 yards on 11 carries, scored on a 3-yard run in the third quarter to put the Wildcats (3-1) up 24-14 after the Leopards (1-3) had rallied after falling behind 17-0.

Javon White's 1-yard plunge made it 17-0 for Villanova but Lafayette's Drew Reed hit Yasir Thomas for a 14-yard score just before halftime. Reed connected with Tim Vangelas on a 19-yard score early in the third quarter.

Lafayette finished with four turnovers with Rob Rolle picking off two passes, including one he returned 100 yards for a touchdown that was nullified by a penalty.

Villanova had 378 yards of offense, 238 on the ground while Lafayette had 342, 272 through the air.

Union midfielder Alejandro Bedoya's 1st MLS goal not enough in draw with Toronto FC

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Union midfielder Alejandro Bedoya's 1st MLS goal not enough in draw with Toronto FC

TORONTO -- Justin Morrow scored in the 70th minute and Toronto FC salvaged a point with a 1-1 draw with the Union on Saturday night.

Morrow made a run from his left back position, and midfielder Jonathan Osorio laid the ball off to Morrow for a tight-angle shot. Toronto (13-8-9) had its second straight home tie,

Alejandro Bedoya scored for Philadelphia (11-11-9) in the 25th minute. Bedoya took a pass from Fabian Herbers with his back to the Toronto goal, quickly spun past the Toronto back line and chipped a shot that looped over goalkeeper Clint Irwin.