Video: Bryce Harper rings the bell before the Sixers game vs. Bucks

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Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper has been on fire to start the season, batting .500/.652/1.188 with three home runs, five RBI, eight runs scored, and seven walks in 23 plate appearances. The Phillies had the day off on Thursday, though, so Harper decided to catch the Bucks-Sixers game at the Wells Fargo Center across the street from Citizens Bank Park. He was joined by teammate Rhys Hoskins and Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz.

The Sixers often have celebrities ring the bell before the start of a game, a tradition that Phillies manager Gabe Kapler, starter Aaron Nola, and Hoskins took part in back in January:

Harper had the honor of ringing the bell on Thursday:

The Sixers entered the half trailing the first-place Bucks by two points, 58-56. The Sixers entered the night as the current No. 3 seed in the East at 49-29. They clinched a playoff berth last month.

The Phillies, meanwhile, have opened the season 4-1 and would be undefeated if not for a horrific performance from closer David Robertson on Wednesday. Entering an 8-8 game in the bottom of the ninth, Robertson allowed a leadoff single, then yielded three consecutive walks to force in the game-winning run. The Phillies open a three-game set at home with the 4-1 Twins on Friday, then play the Nationals in a three-game set beginning on Monday.

Orioles CEO, brother agree to dismiss legal dispute

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Baltimore Orioles CEO John Angelos and his brother Lou have agreed to end their fight over a lawsuit in which Lou accused John of seizing control of the team in defiance of their father Peter’s wishes.

Lou Angelos sued John last year, claiming John took control of the Orioles at his expense. Georgia Angelos, their mother, also was named as a defendant.

In a Friday court filing in the case, John, Lou, Georgia and Peter Angelos called on “all claims, including all counterclaims and defenses, asserted therein be dismissed with prejudice in their entirety.”

“The Parties also withdraw and terminate all pending motions submitted in these actions,” the filing said.

Peter Angelos became the Orioles’ owner in 1993, but his public role has diminished in recent years and he turned 93 last year. According to the suit, he had surgery after his aortic valve failed in 2017.

Lou Angelos accused John of trying to take control of Peter Angelos’ assets and manipulating Georgia Angelos. The lawsuit was one of a handful of off-field issues looming over the Orioles this offseason. The team also has a lease at Camden Yards that expires at the end of the year.