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Just camp bodies? Don't tell Emeka Okafor, Kris Humphries that
Veterans Emeka Okafor and Kris Humphries took a different path, but both are hoping to crack the Sixers' roser. By Matt Haughton
Aaron Nola, Philadelphia Phillies, Phillies, Aaron Nola Phillies
In final start of 2017, Nola establishes himself as Phils' best pitcher in loss
In likely his final start of 2017 on Monday night, Aaron Nola was his reliable self, but the Phillies' bats went silent in a 3-1 loss to the Nationals. By Mike Cranston
Freddy Galvis, Philadelphia Phillies
Phillies-Nationals observations: Not enough offense to support Nola in loss
Aaron Nola struck out nine, but Freddy Galvis and the Phillies did little offensively in a 3-1 loss to the Nationals on Monday. By Mike Cranston
Travis Sanheim, Nolan Patrick, Philadelphia Flyers, Flyers
Flyers-Rangers preseason observations: Sanheim's push to make team heats up
Travis Sanheim's push to make the roster heated up Monday night with two goals, but the Flyers fell, 3-2, in overtime to the Rangers. By John Boruk
Joel Embiid, JJ Redick, Jahlil Okafor
Top Sixers Quotes: Embiid on doubters, Redick finally in a 'sports town'
JJ Redick can't wait to finally play in a "sports town." Here's that and all the other great quotes from Sixers media day on Monday. By Matt Haughton
Pete Mackanin, Philadelphia Phillies, Phillies, Pete Mackanin Phillies
Pete Mackanin: 'I still don't know if I'll be here next year'
Despite receiving a contract extension in May, Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said Monday he's still unsure if he'll be back in 2018. By Mike Cranston
Jalen Mills, Rasul Douglas
Roob: Talented, young cornerbacks no 'Band-Aids' for Eagles
 The Eagles appear to have a strong group of young corners based on how Jalen Mills and Rasul Douglas have stepped in the last two weeks. By Reuben Frank 
JJ Redick: Being anti-Trump 'is sort of like eating breakfast in the morning'
The Sixers on Monday — most notably newcomer JJ Redick — were not sticking to sports during the team's media day. By Paul Hudrick
Adam Morgan
After fighting quitting fire, Adam Morgan one of Phils' most reliable relievers
When he was sent to Triple A, Adam Morgan thought about retiring and becoming a firefighter. Now, he's one of Pete Mackanin's most trusted arms.  By Jim Salisbury 
Stefan Wisniewski, Chance Warmack
Carousel continues? Pederson still undecided on Eagles' starter at left guard
Doug Pederson hasn't yet decided whether Stefen Wisniewski, Chance Warmack or both will play against the Chargers on Sunday.  By Andrew Kulp
Odell Beckham, Jr.
Eagles will 'file away' Beckham's urinary touchdown celebration
On Monday, Doug Pederson commented on Odell Beckham Jr.'s touchdown celebrations, saying "our players see it, our fans see it." By Dave Zangaro 
Future Flyers Report: Still questioning the Morgan Frost draft pick?
The Future Flyers Report returns with a look at Morgan Frost and his explosive start, Felix Sandstrom, Connor Bunnaman and more. By Tom Dougherty
Kris Humpries, Emeka Okafor
Sixers sign veterans Kris Humphries, Emeka Okafor before start of training camp
The Sixers on Monday morning added two veteran big men to the fold as they signed Kris Humphries​ and Emeka Okafor before the start of training camp.
NFL, Philadelphia Eagles, Stefen Wisniewski
Snap counts: The complete breakdown at Eagles' rotating left guard
Chance Warmack started on Sunday against the Giants but rotated in and out with fellow veteran Stefen Wisniewski, who played more. By Dave Zangaro 
Sixers owners Josh Harris, David Blitzer form sports and entertainment business
Sixers managing owner Josh Harris and co-managing owner David Blitzer have formed Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment (HBSE). By Jessica Camerato
Malcolm Jenkins compares Donald Trump to 'a troll on social media'
Eagles players, coaches and executives locked arms during Sunday's national anthem in response to President Trump's comments. By Dave Zangaro
Eagles-Giants notes, quotes and tidbits: 4th-and-8, Shepard's TD-no TD
Why did Doug Pederson go for it on 4th-and-8? That and more in our Eagles-Giants postgame notebook.
Gunn's bullet points: Run game comes alive and a kicker saves the day
The run game came alive Sunday, but a kicker (yes, a rookie kicker too) saved what could have been a major disaster. By Derrick Gunn
After battling inconsistency, Nick Pivetta building toward strong finish to season
Nick Pivetta has been inconsistent in 2017, but he was able to string together his second straight strong start in the Phillies' 2-0 win over Braves Sunday. By Jim Salisbury
Eagles rookie report: Elliott's heroics; Douglas' 1st INT; Clement's 1st TD
Jake Elliott's 61-yard field goal was the highlight, but Rasul Douglas and Corey Clement also had a hand in the Eagles' 27-24 win Sunday. By Paul Hudrick
Eagles 27, Giants 24: Studs, duds, turning point and more
Jake Elliott drilled two field goals, including a 61-yard game-winner, in the final minute Sunday as the Eagles beat the Giants, 27-24. By Dave Zangaro
Phillies-Braves observations: Franco homers, Pivetta tosses gem in win
Maikel Franco homered and Nick Pivetta threw a gem as the Phillies shut out Atlanta, 2-0, Sunday in their final road game of the season. By Jim Salisbury
Claude Giroux, Philadelphia Flyers
Claude Giroux's left wing tryout heads to Madison Square Garden
Claude Giroux's left wing audition will take a new step from the practice ice to Madison Square Garden on Monday night. By Jordan Hall
Warren Creavalle
Union Notes: Long overdue strategy change pays off vs. Fire
The Union on Saturday night finally moved the athletic Warren Creavalle to the No. 10 spot, and the results showed in the win vs. Chicago. By Ryan Bright
Jeffrey Lurie, Philadelphia Eagles
Jeffrey Lurie makes statement reacting to President Trump's remarks
Jeffrey Lurie joined other prominent figures in the NFL in responding to President Trump's comments that criticized those who protest during the national anthem. 
Union-Fire observations: Chris Pontius helps end 6-game winless streak
Chris Pontius helped the limping Union stun the potent Fire, 3-1, on Saturday night, ending a six-game winless streak. By Ryan Bright
Roob's 25 Random Points: Eagles' CBs, Grateful Dead, Giants' run game, more
Doug Pederson, the Giants' horrid run game, Isaac Seumalo, the Grateful Dead and plenty more in Roob's 25 Random Points.
More than just a deep threat, Mack Hollins seizing opportunity with Eagles
Turns out that Mack Hollins is much more than a deep threat and the rookie receiver may see an increased role. By Reuben Frank
Trae Elston, Buffalo Bills, Philadelphia Eagles
Eagles notes, quotes and tidbits: Pop quiz for newbie; Wentz's escapability
The Eagles are Trae Elston's fifth NFL team in a little over a year ... can he ace a pop quiz? By Dave Zangaro 
Thumbs up or thumbs down? Rating 5 changes the NHL made to its rulebook
From stricter slashing calls to changes in faceoff positioning and procedure, John Boruk gives his thumbs up or thumbs down on five changes to the NHL rulebook.
Eagles' Tim Jernigan fined for horse-collar tackle on Kareem Hunt
Eagles defensive tackle Tim Jernigan was fined $18,231 for his horse-collar tackle on Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt last week. By Dave Zangaro 
Sixers reportedly ink Humphries to non-guaranteed deal; sign Pullen
The Sixers reportedly sign Kris Humphries to a non-guaranteed contract, while a source confirms they signed guard Jacob Pullen. By Jessica Camerato
How is Isaac Seumalo dealing with tough week, possible benching?
After a tough game vs. the Chiefs and a possible benching coming, how is Isaac Seumalo mentally dealing with the possible move? By Dave Zangaro
Nolan Patrick, Dave Hakstol, Robert Hagg, Philadelphia Flyers, Flyers
10 observations from Flyers' camp: Patrick's chances, front-runners on D, more
At the midway point of the Flyers' preseason schedule, we break down Nolan Patrick's chances, Robert Hagg a front-runner and more. By John Boruk
Giants a pushover? Brandon Graham warns Eagles not so fast
Brandon Graham sees the stats, but the veteran defensive end warns Sunday's game against the Giants isn't as easy as assumed. By Reuben Frank
Gunn's NFL Week 3 picks: Tough tests for Cowboys, Redskins help Eagles
With the Cowboys and Redskins facing tough tests in Week 3, the Eagles could be primed for NFC East supremacy. Derrick Gunn's Week 3 predictions
Fantasy implications in Eagles' Week 3 matchup with Giants
Zach Ertz is a must-start and are Shane Vereen and Odell Beckham Jr. viable options? A look at relevant fantasy plays of Eagles-Giants. By Corey Seidman
Corey Clement hopes to 'unleash' Sunday in his hometown debut
Corey Clement hasn't been a part of the Eagles' run game thus far, but he hopes that changes Sunday in his hometown debut. By Dave Zangaro
Jalen Mills, Odell Beckham Jr.
Eagles-Giants 5 matchups to watch: O-lines should be tested; same Beckham?
Here are five matchups to watch Sunday as Jalen Mills and the Eagles hold their home opener vs. Odell Beckham Jr. and the Giants. By Dave Zangaro
Long: Putting 'my money where my mouth is' with donation of game checks
Chris Long has been outspoken since he joined the Eagles, but now he's putting his money where his mouth is by donating his first six game checks to fund two scholarships. By Reuben Frank
NFL, Philadelphia Eagles, Zach Ertz
Ertz: Criticism of Pederson's play-calling was 'definitely misconstrued'
After criticizing Doug Pederson's play-calling following Sunday's loss, Zach Ertz on Thursday claimed his comments were "definitely misconstrued." By Andrew Kulp
Mike Vecchione, Philadelphia Flyers
In the background, Mike Vecchione out to break more ceilings with Flyers
Mike Vecchione isn't drawing all the eyes at Flyers camp, and that's just fine. "I've broken a lot of ceilings that people put on me before," he said. By Jordan Hall
Dario Saric, Philadelphia Sixers, Philadelphia 76ers
You'll get your 1st chance to watch the Sixers on Oct. 1
The Sixers will scrimmage at the Palestra three days before their first preseason game, with free tickets available to the public. 
Doug Pederson, LeGarrette Blount
LeGarrette Blount says he and Doug Pederson are 'on the same page'
While he'd love to play every down, LeGarrette Blount said he has an understanding with Doug Pederson about his role on the team. By Andrew Kulp
Blake Sale? Stewart denies report Union have received Euro offers for goalie
According to the Union, no European teams have made any formal offers for goalkeeper Andre Blake. By Ryan Bright
With 'Hamstrung Trio' of safeties questionable, Eagles looking at options
With a trio of safeties injured, the Eagles' options for Sunday include a linebacker, special teams ace and a guy signed Tuesday. By Dave Zangaro 
Brett Brown, Philadelphia Sixers
Give and Go: What is the biggest challenge for Brett Brown this season?
In the latest edition of Give and Go, our Sixers analysts discuss the biggest challenge for Brett Brown this season.
Graham Spanier, Penn State
Ex-Penn State president Graham Spanier's suit against ex-FBI boss dismissed
Graham Spanier's criminal conviction means he is barred from pursuing defamation claims against former FBI director Louis Freeh, a judge ruled on Wednesday.
Taylor Leier, Philadelphia Flyers
In comfortable spot, Leier puts game on display to Flyers during preseason win
Taylor Leier showed plenty at the PPL Center in the Flyers' 3-2 split-squad preseason win over the Islanders on Wednesday night. By John Boruk
Nolan Patrick, Shayne Gostisbehere
Flyers-Islanders preseason observations: Patrick finds Gostisbehere for OT winner
Nolan Patrick assisted Shayne Gostisbehere's OT winner to give the Flyers a 3-2 split-squad preseason victory over the Isles on Wednesday. By John Boruk
Sixers notes, quotes and tidbits: Simmons' defensive assignment; Saric's role
Sixers notes on which position Ben Simmons will defend, what Dario Saric's role will be in the rotation and aspiring to make the playoffs. By Gordie Jones
Malcolm Jenkins not concerned about status of Eagles' banged-up secondary
While the Eagles had just six healthy defensive backs at practice Wednesday, Malcolm Jenkins said he wasn't concerned about the secondary. By Reuben Frank
Joel Embiid, Philadelphia Sixers
As Sixers camp nears, Joel Embiid still not ready for 5-on-5
Joel Embiid is not yet set for 5-on-5 while the Sixers have a "hyper-conservative progression" plan in place, Bryan Colangelo said Wednesday. By Gordie Jones
Overwatch League
Jumping into esports, Comcast Spectacor adds Philadelphia to Overwatch League
Esports is coming to Philadelphia, as Comcast Spectacor on Wednesday afternoon officially joined the Overwatch League. By Ryan Bright
Zach Miller, Shane Vereen
Fantasy football: Tight end replacements, pass-catching RBs, sleeper WRs
Replacement tight ends and pass-catching running backs will be the hot commodities this week on the waiver wire. A look at the top options. By Corey Seidman
Eagles Film Review: Exploring the good and bad of run game vs. Chiefs
The Eagles didn't run the ball very much in Kansas City, but when they did, it was OK. A look at the all-22 tape shows that. By Dave Zangaro
Pressed into action, rookie Rasul Douglas impresses Eagles in NFL debut
Rasul Douglas was forced to make his NFL debut in the Eagles' loss Sunday, but the rookie corner was up to the challenge. By Reuben Frank
Rob's Rants: Eagles' start; Seumalo's struggles; Marshawn's dancing
In the 10th edition of Rob's Rants, let's talk the Eagles' start, Isaac Seumalo's struggles and Beast Mode going dancing. By Rob Ellis
Claude Giroux, Philadelphia Flyers
Just wingin' it: Giroux appears to embrace possible position change
Claude Giroux saw time at left wing in practice Tuesday and the Flyers' captain appears to be embracing the possible change. By John Boruk
Chris Long donating first 6 game checks for scholarships in Charlottesville
Eagles defensive end Chris Long is donating his first six game checks of 2017 for scholarships in his hometown of Charlottesville, Virginia. By Dave Zangaro 
NFL draft prospect watch: Plenty of RBs, OTs that can help Eagles next season
In our latest NFL draft prospect watch, Paul Hudrick looks at how a few college running backs and offensive tackles looked this past weekend.
Dario Saric, Philadelphia Sixers, Philadelphia 76ers
Give and Go: Who will be the Sixers' sixth man?
In the latest edition of Give and Go, our Sixers analysts discuss who will be the team's sixth man heading into the 2017-18 season.
Andre Blake, Philadelphia Union
Inside Doop: Andre Blake stars but Union offense lifeless again
There hasn't been a ton for Union fans to enjoy this season, but they did get a nice sign heading into the offseason in Sunday's draw. By Dave Zeitlin
Rhys Hoskins, Philadelphia Phillies, Phillies, Rookie of the Year
Hoskins out of running for 2018 Rookie of the Year — and that's OK with him
Rhys Hoskins' eligibility for the 2018 Rookie of the Year officially ended Monday night, but the slugger is quite content being a major leaguer. By Jim Salisbury
Scott Laughton, Philadelphia Flyers
Finding two-way balance Scott Laughton's key to finally sticking with Flyers
After a year in Lehigh, Scott Laughton knows he needs to focus on defense and doesn't have to be a superstar to make an impact with the Flyers. By John Boruk
Doug Pederson trying to find ways to get LeGarrette Blount on the field
Game flow was the main reason LeGarrette Blount saw no carries Sunday in Kansas City, but Doug Pederson wants to find ways to get him the ball. By Andrew Kulp
Doug Pederson, Eagles, CSNPhilly
Why on Earth did Pederson quit running? Roob can't figure it out
The most disturbing thing isn't that Doug Pederson stopped running the football. The most disturbing thing is why. By Reuben Frank
Darren Sproles
Coach? OL? Front office? Plenty of blame to share for Eagles' run struggles
Doug Pederson? The offensive line? The front office? The Eagles' running struggles through two games are a systematic failure. By Rob Ellis
Snap counts: Darren Sproles gets double the number of other backs
Darren Sproles was used more than the Eagles' other running backs, but he was on the field a heckuva lot more too. By Dave Zangaro
Changes not coming to OL, Pederson doesn't want to hit 'panic buttons'
The Eagles' offensive line has had its struggles early in the 2017 season, but head coach Doug Pederson isn't ready to make changes. By Dave Zangaro
Zach Ertz
Roob Stats: A deeper look inside Zach Ertz's tear of historic production
Reuben Frank has crunched all the numbers after the Eagles' loss to the Chiefs has found stats, including on Zach Ertz's hot streak, you never even knew existed.
Philadelphia Eagles, Alshon Jeffery
Eagles notes, quotes and tidbits: Alshon Jeffery doesn't give a bleep about stats
In Kansas City, Alshon Jeffery more than doubled his Week 1 stats, but "none of that s--- matters" to him. By Dave Zangaro
West Chester's Joey Wendle enjoys 'pretty surreal' grand slam vs. Phillies
Joey Wendle, who starred West Chester University, enjoyed a "pretty surreal" moment in the A's win over the Phillies on Sunday. By Mike Cranston
Wendell Smallwood, Philadelphia Eagles, Kansas City Chiefs, Eagles, Chiefs, Eagles-Chiefs
Now, the players are questioning Eagles' abandoning of the run game
Once again, the Eagles couldn't run the ball Sunday. And Doug Pederson abandoned it. Something has to give fast if winning is in the cards this year. By Reuben Frank
LeGarrette Blount, Philadelphia Eagles, Eagles
No fortune teller, LeGarrette Blount just as curious about Eagles' future as you
After registering just one touch in Sunday's loss at Kansas City, LeGarrette Blount has no clue what his future is with the Eagles. By Dave Zangaro
Gunn's bullet points: Run game doesn't show up, but secondary does
Following the Eagles' 27-20 loss to the Chiefs, Derrick Gunn chimes in with his weekly postgame bullet points. 
Carson Wentz's tipped interception dooms Eagles in loss to Chiefs
Carson Wentz's fourth-quarter interception proved to be the turning point in the Eagles' loss Sunday to the Chiefs, who rallied after the turnover. By Dave Zangaro
Seumalo, Eagles' O-line need to play better — and they know it
Isaac Seumalo and the rest of the Eagles' O-line (but especially Seumalo) had a tough time protecting Carson Wentz in Sunday's loss to Kansas City
Nolan Patrick, John Tavares, Philadelphia Flyers, New York Islanders, Flyers, Islanders, Flyers-Islanders
Nolan Patrick doesn't look out of place in Flyers' preseason OT loss to Isles
Nolan Patrick didn't look out of place in his first preseason taste, but the Flyers fell, 3-2, Sunday in OT to John Tavares and the Islanders. By John Boruk
Rhys Hoskins scuffles (!?!) as Phillies drop series to Athletics
Rhys Hoskins (not pictured) went 0 for 5 with three strikeouts in the Phillies' 6-3 loss to the A's Sunday, capping a frustrating series. By Mike Cranston 
Andre Blake posts shutout, but Union can't score in draw to Red Bulls
Andre Blake stopped all eight shots he saw and the Union and Red Bulls played to a 0-0 draw Sunday afternoon in New Jersey.
Cameron Rupp, Philadelphia Phillies, Phillies, Oakland Athletics, Phillies-Athletics
Phillies-Athletics observations: Alvarez's debut, Hoskins hitless again in loss
Henderson Alvarez allowed four runs in his debut and Rhys Hoskins was hitless again as the Phillies lost, 6-3, to the A's on Sunday. By Mike Cranston
Eagles rookie report: Barnett, Douglas, Hollins make impact vs. Chiefs
Unlike last week, members of the Eagles' 2017 draft class made an impact despite the team's 27-20 loss to the Chiefs. By Paul Hudrick
Chiefs 27, Eagles 20: Studs, duds, turning point and more
The Eagles hung right with the Chiefs into the early stages of the fourth quarter, but Kansas City pulled away late to hand the Eagles their first loss of the season. By Dave Zangaro
Saquon Barkley
After 56-0 blowout, No. 4 PSU feels there's more to give as Big Ten play looms
Saquon Barkley and PSU torched Georgia State on Saturday, but he and the Lions still feel they can be better when Big Ten play starts. By Gordie Jones
Trace McSorley, Penn State, Penn State football, Penn State-Georgia st.
McSorley leads No. 5 Penn State in rout of Georgia State
Trace McSorley threw a Beaver Stadium-record 85-yard touchdown pass to Saquon Barkley for one of his four scoring strikes and Penn State won 56-0 over Georgia St. 
Zach Bednarczyk, Villanova football, Villanova QB, Villanova quarterback, Villanova wildcats
Villanova obliterates Lafayette behind Zach Bednarczyk
Zach Bednarczyk threw for two scores and ran for another as Villanova routed Lafayette 59-0 in its home opener.
Penn handles Division II Ohio Dominican to win season opener
Justin Watson had eight catches for 134 yards and two touchdowns while Karekin Brooks had 142 yards on the ground to lead Penn past Ohio Dominican, 42-24.
John Kruk gets lost in hotels on an 'almost nightly' basis on road trips
In the latest episode of the Krukcast podcast, John Kruk discusses life on the road with the Phillies' broadcast team and how he almost always gets lost in hotels on the road.
Joel Embiid, Philadelphia Sixers
Sixers reveal new Philly-themed 'Statement Edition' jersey
A new jersey for the Sixers, referred to as the "Statement Edition" uniform, was revealed Friday night.
Flyers open camp with what Voracek calls 'hardest' 1st day of his career
The Flyers opened training camp on Friday with what Jakub Voracek called his "hardest" first day of NHL camp in his career. By John Boruk 
NBA 2K18 release moves Sixers, NBA toward inaugural NBA 2K League season
The release of NBA 2K18 on Friday marked another step for the Sixers and NBA toward the inaugural season of NBA 2K League. By Ryan Bright
Oskar Lindblom, Philadelphia Flyers, Flyers training camp
Oskar Lindblom paired with Claude Giroux on Flyers' top line as camp opens
Friday was only the first day of Flyers camp but there was some excitement with Oskar Lindblom and Claude Giroux paired on the top line. By Andrew Kulp
Dave Hakstol, Philadelphia Flyers
Flyers training camp 5 sleepers to watch: Underdog forwards, a camp invite, more
From underdog forwards to an invite and a rising defenseman, here are five sleepers to watch in Flyers training camp, which kicked off Friday. By Jordan Hall
Rhys Hoskins gives college coach many thrills — and unexpected recruiting boost
Rhys Hoskins' unbelievable major-league introduction has been a thrill for his college coach Reggie Christiansen, who's already seen a recruiting boost. By Jim Salisbury
Eagles Injury Update: Rookie RB Donnel Pumphrey tears hamstring
Eagles rookie RB Donnel Pumphrey suffered a torn hamstring at practice this week, an injury that may end his season. By Dave Zangaro
Bryan Colangelo, Philadelphia 76ers
Sixers hire former FC Barcelona doctor as VP of athlete care
The Sixers on Friday announced the hiring of former FC Barcelona medical director Dr. C Daniel Medina Leal as VP of athlete care. By Jessica Camerato
Jalen Mills, Tyreek Hill
Eagles-Chiefs 5 matchups to watch: Hands full at Arrowhead Stadium
Here are five matchups to watch Sunday as Jalen Mills and the Eagles visit Tyreek Hill and the Chiefs in Week 2. By Dave Zangaro
Eagles notes, quotes and tidbits: Smith owns up to not falling on fumble
Torrey Smith knows he should have fallen on the fumble, the Eagles didn't hire a spy, and the deep ball is working. By Dave Zangaro
Lane Johnson, Philadelphia Eagles
5 Minutes with Roob: Lane Johnson, from digging graves to Eagles
Lane Johnson was once a grave digger. Get to know the Eagles' offensive tackle here in "Five Minutes with Roob." By Reuben Frank
Flyers Notes: Estimating Simmonds' next contract; early edge for Elliott in net?
With David Pastrnak signing a long-term deal with the Bruins on Thursday, what will Wayne Simmonds' next contract look like? By John Boruk
Alex Cobb, Rhys Hoskins, J.P. Crawford, Matt Klentak, Andy MacPhail, Philadelphia Phillies
Forget growing arms and buying bats: Phillies now have to do the opposite
Should the Phils adjust their philosophy? The way they're set up now, "growing the arms and buying the bats" no longer makes sense. By Corey Seidman
Mikhail Vorobyev, Ivan Kosorenkov
In prospect-studded Flyers rookie game, Vorobyev, Kosorenkov stand out
Mikhail Vorobyev and Ivan Kosorenkov showed the Flyers what they can do in the 4-3 OT rookie game loss on Wednesday. By John Boruk
Joel Embiid, Philadelphia Sixers
Embiid makes loud statement in tweet, 'can't wait to shut these bums up'
Joel Embiid "can't wait to shut these bums up," he tweeted Wednesday, making a loud statement about "The Process." By Jessica Camerato
Ronald Darby rolls through Eagles' locker room convinced he'll return
Eagles CB Ronald Darby, speaking Wednesday for the first time since his injury, is convinced he'll play again this season. By Dave Zangaro
Playoffs? Brett Brown remains unfazed with increased expectations on Sixers
With many predicting playoffs for the Sixers, Brett Brown doesn't believe the pressure will be too much for his youthful roster. By Jessica Camerato
Philadelphia Eagles, NFL, Jalen Mills
Maybe, just maybe, Eagles cornerbacks can survive without Darby
The Eagles' cornerbacks didn't fold when Ronald Darby went down with an injury. Instead, the much-maligned group stood tall. By Rob Ellis
Philadelphia 76ers, NBA, Sixers, Justin Anderson
Virginia connection has 3 Eagles supporting Sixers' Justin Anderson
Justin Anderson's Virginia roots has made the Sixers' swingman a fan favorite among some players on the Eagles' roster. By Jessica Camerato
Zach Ertz, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins
Zach Ertz continues to produce despite unfair perception about toughness
Zach Ertz remains somewhat underappreciated by Eagles fans, but that could finally change if he has the big season he's in position for. By Reuben Frank
Eagles bring in a spy (sort of), sign CB De'Vante Bausby to practice squad
The Eagles on Tuesday signed ex-Chiefs CB De'Vante Bausby to the practice squad and released WR Greg Ward. By Dave Zangaro
Andy Reid, Doug Pederson
Facing another pupil, Andy Reid poses tall task for Doug Pederson, Eagles
Andy Reid has never been easy on his former students, and Sunday will be no different when the Chiefs host Doug Pederson's Eagles. By Reuben Frank
Jim Schwartz, Doug Pederson
Brash Jim Schwartz tries to show he's submissive to Doug Pederson
Amid a report that he was after Doug Pederson's job, Jim Schwartz on Tuesday insisted he's "very comfortable" with the Eagles' head coach. By Dave Zangaro
Jake Elliott
Eagles have their fill-in kicker, place Caleb Sturgis on injured reserve
The Eagles will sign kicker Jake Elliott and place kicker Caleb Sturgis on injured reserve (to return), according to a report Tuesday.
Alex Lyon, Philadelphia Flyers
From studying at Yale to reaching for Flyers, Alex Lyon more than just a goalie
From studying at Yale to Flyers prospect, Alex Lyon has a pair of passions — the study of nuclear war and, of course, playing in the NHL. By John Boruk
Eagles Film Review: Finding Agholor, and bursting bubble screens
Some of these plays worked on Sunday and some didn't, but Doug Pederson clearly wants the ball in Nelson Agholor's hands in space. By Dave Zangaro 
Comcast Spectacor bringing professional lacrosse back to Philadelphia
Professional lacrosse is coming back to Philadelphia as Comcast Spectacor is set to acquire a National Lacrosse League franchise.
NFL draft prospect watch: Pumphrey's replacement running wild at SDSU
Rashaad Penny, the back who's replacing Eagles rookie Donnel Pumphrey at San Diego State, had another monster game. By Paul Hudrick
Doug Pederson, LeGarrette Blount
Eagles notes, quotes and tidbits: Why did Pederson abandon run game so early?
The Eagles seemed to get away from the run game early during their Week 1 win, and Doug Pederson explained why on Monday. By Dave Zangaro
Philadelphia 76ers, NBA, Sixers, Brett Brown, Joel Embiid
What is next step in Embiid's growth? Brown says it's all about preparation
With Joel Embiid coming off another injury, Brett Brown said the next step in the center's growth is preparation to keep him healthy. By Jessica Camerato
Matt Stairs, Maikel Franco, Philadelphia Phillies
Urging patience, Stairs believes there's still great player inside Maikel Franco
Phillies hitting coach Matt Stairs believes that, with time and adjustments, there's still a great player inside of Maikel Franco. By Jim Salisbury
Nolan Patrick, Philadelphia Flyers
Nolan Patrick begins push to make Flyers as rookie camp gets underway
No. 2 overall pick Nolan Patrick took the ice Monday for the opening of rookie camp, marking the start of his journey to make the Flyers. By John Boruk
Inside Doop: Union stuck in neutral after another draw with expansion team
The Union, winless in their last five games, continued to show maddening inconsistency against a pair of expansion teams. By Dave Zeitlin
End to End: Which prospect are you most eager to see at Flyers rookie camp?
In the latest End to End, our Flyers pundits say keep an eye on Travis Sanheim and Mikhail Vorobyev at rookie camp. By Tom Dougherty and Jordan Hall
Caleb Sturgis
Report: Eagles kicker Caleb Sturgis (quad) to miss 'several weeks'
Eagles kicker Caleb Sturgis will reportedly miss "several weeks" with a quad strain in his non-kicking leg. By Dave Zangaro
Doug Pederson
Roob: Pederson, Eagles need to stick with run, find balance for steady success
Doug Pederson's unbalanced play-calling was again an issue Sunday, and he and the Eagles need to trust the run for consistent success. By Reuben Frank
Ronald Darby, Philadelphia Eagles, Eagles, Ronald Darby injury
Report: Ronald Darby to miss only 4-6 weeks with dislocated ankle
The Eagles appear to have avoided the worst-case scenario with Ronald Darby, who will reportedly miss only four to six weeks with his injury. By Dave Zangaro
Jalen Mills
Now the No. 1 corner, Jalen Mills caps strong day with first interception
Jalen Mills expects to make a jump in Year 2. With his first INT vs. Washington,  so far, so good — especially minus Ronald Darby. By Dave Zangaro 
Philadelphia Eagles, NFL, Derek Barnett
Snap counts: How much did Derek Barnett play in his debut?
How much did Derek Barnett play in his NFL debut? What was the running back rotation like? That and more in the snap count breakdown. By Dave Zangaro
Eagles' offense 'just OK,' does most of damage on broken plays
The Eagles scored 30 points Sunday, but don't let that fool you — there was plenty to worry about on the offensive side of the ball. By Andrew Kulp
Philadelphia Flyers prospects
Flyers rookie camp: Outlook, projections for roster with lots of NHL hopefuls
Let's fully break down the Flyers' 2017 rookie camp roster, which is bubbling with more-than-usual NHL hopefuls. By Jordan Hall
Nelson Agholor, Philadelphia Eagles, Eagles
With it finally counting, Agholor legitimizes offseason reinvention in opener
Nelson Agholor was better all offseason, but when it finally counted Sunday, he proved it legit in the Eagles' 30-17 win in Washington. By Reuben Frank
Reshaped Eagles defensive line turns in commanding performance in opener
After an overall down performance in 2016, the Eagles' reshaped defensive front dominated in the team's Week 1 win over the Redskins. By Reuben Frank
Gunn's bullet points: Carson Wentz shows he has some Aaron Rodgers in him
Derrick Gunn has five bullet points from the Eagles' 30-17 win over the Redskins in the season opener. 
Carson Wentz, Philadelphia Eagles, Eagles, Carson Wentz Eagles, Washington Redskins, Redskins, Eagles-Redskins
Carson Wentz's escapability would make Harry Houdini proud
Carson Wentz showcased time and time again during Sunday's 30-17 win over Washington an escapability that would make Houdini proud. By Dave Zangaro
Ronald Darby, Philadelphia Eagles, Eagles, Ronald Darby injury
Life without Ronald Darby? Eagles were 'ready to roll before that'
As the Eagles prepare for life without Ronald Darby, the secondary remains confident after the team's 30-17 win over Washington. By Dave Zangaro
Nick Williams
Young Phillies end trip with valuable lesson from Stephen Strasburg in loss
Cy Young candidate Stephen Strasburg stifled Nick Williams and the Phillies in a 3-2 Washington win, but the Phils see value in the loss. By Jim Salisbury
Eagles rookie report: Derek Barnett struggles vs. All-Pro Trent Williams
Derek Barnett looked like a rookie going up against Redskins All-Pro Trent Williams, but these matchups will only make him better. By Paul Hudrick
Eagles 30, Redskins 17: Studs, duds, turning point and more
Nelson Agholor's big first half helped the Eagles snap a five-game losing streak to Washington with a 30-17 season-opening win. By Dave Zangaro
Despite win over Pitt, Penn State moves down in latest AP poll
Despite earning a win over Pitt on Saturday, Penn State slid down one spot to No. 5 in the latest AP poll.
Eagles' pick received in Dorenbos trade returned to Saints
As expected, the seventh-round pick the Eagles received in the trade for long snapper Jon Dorenbos has been returned to the Saints.
Julius Erving, Dr. J, Philadelphia 76ers, Sixers,
Julius Erving on Sixers: 'We should make a good run at the playoffs'
Julius Erving, who spent time with No. 1 pick Markelle Fultz, believes the Sixers have the talent to make a playoff run. By Jessica Camerato
Trace McSorley, Penn State, Penn State football, Penn State-Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh football
For No. 4 Penn State, beating Pittsburgh ends up 'just like beating Akron'
Trace McSorley and Penn State got revenge against Pittsburgh with a 33-14 win, which James Franklin said was 'just like beating Akron.' By Gordie Jones.
Rhys Hoskins, Philadelphia Phillies, Washington Nationals, Phillies-Nationals
Phillies-Nationals observations: Hoskins goes deep as Phils hold off Nats
Rhys Hoskins homered in his first at-bat again and walked three times as the Phillies held on for a 5-4 win over the Nationals. By Jim Salisbury
No cupcake here: Temple barely survives feisty Villanova
If you were expecting a blowout at the Linc you came to the wrong place as Temple barely hung on for a 16-13 win over Villanova. By Greg Paone
Jim Schwartz, Terrelle Pryor, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins
Eagles notes, quotes and tidbits: Schwartz thinks defense is better ... on paper
From the Eagles' defense on paper to the team's interest this offseason in Terrelle Pryor, here are Dave Zangaro's notes for the Eagles-Redskins matchup.
Flyers Notes: Hextall on Stolarz's long-term injury prognosis, pro tryouts
Flyers GM Ron Hextall on Saturday discussed Anthony Stolarz's knee injury and cleared up some previously reported misinformation. By John Boruk
Report: Joe Paterno may have known of earlier Jerry Sandusky abuse claim
More evidence has surfaced that Joe Paterno knew of at least one other allegation of his longtime assistant Jerry Sandusky sexually abusing children, according to a report.
'Freakish' Ben Simmons believes Sixers have right mindset going into 2017-18
Ben Simmons, speaking at an event Thursday, said he's healthy and ready to help the Sixers win. By Paul Hudrick
Jordan Reed, Zach Ertz, LeGarrette Blount
Fantasy implications in Eagles' Week 1 matchup with Redskins
Evaluating all relevant skill players from a fantasy perspective in the Eagles' Week 1 matchup with the Redskins. By Corey Seidman
Anthony Stolarz, Philadelphia Flyers, Lehigh Valley Phantoms, Anthony Stolarz Flyers
Anthony Stolarz (knee) out indefinitely after surgery to repair torn meniscus
Flyers goalie prospect Anthony Stolarz is out indefinitely after having surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee. By Jordan Hall
5 Minutes with Roob: Najee Goode says Eagles special teams will 'dominate' in 2017
In the lastest 5 Minutes with Roob, Eagles linebacker Najee Goode joins Reuben Frank to talk about the key to being a great special teamer, Dave Fipp and more.
Philadelphia Eagles, NFL, Doug Pederson
Man vs. Math: How aggressive is Doug Pederson really?
Doug Pederson has gained the reputation of being an agressive head coach, but is he really? Or is it just math? By Dave Zangaro 
Philadelphia 76ers, NBA, Sixers, Ben Simmons
Brown committed to Simmons at PG, but what about on the defensive end?
Brett Brown is committed to starting Ben Simmons at point guard, but what are the plans on the defensive end? By Jessica Camerato
Jon Dorenbos needs open heart surgery after Saints discover aortic aneurysm
Former Eagles long snapper Jon Dorenbos will need open heart surgery after the Saints discovered he had an aortic aneurysm. By Reuben Frank
Lincoln Financial Field
Jeff Lurie wants to host draft again, thinks Super Bowl is long shot
Eagles owner Jeff Lurie wants Philadelphia to host the NFL draft again, but thinks hosting the Super Bowl is a long shot. By Dave Zangaro 
Jordan Weal talks nearly going to Vegas, 'politics' that kept him in AHL
Jordan Weal talked nearly going to Vegas in the expansion draft and the "politics" that may have kept him in the AHL longer than needed. By John Boruk
A 'more comfortable' Carson Wentz senses improvements in game ahead of Year 2
How much is Carson Wentz going to improve in Year 2? Ask the Eagles' QB, and he'll say he already has. By Reuben Frank
Philadelphia Union, MLS, Derrick Jones
Curtin on Union's attempt to jump-start struggling Jones: 'We want more'
Derrick Jones is one of the Union's most promising homegrown players, but the club is seeking more production from the 20-year-old midfielder. By Ryan Bright
Alshon Jeffery, Josh Norman
Eagles-Redskins 5 matchups to watch: More than just Jeffery-Norman
Here are five matchups to watch Sunday as Alshon Jeffery and the Eagles open the season on the road vs. Josh Norman and the Redskins. By Dave Zangaro
Jeff Lurie, Colin Kaepernick
Lurie on if Kaepernick is being blacklisted: 'It doesn't work that way'
Eagles owner Jeff Lurie on Thursday discussed Colin Kaepernick, protesting the national anthem and more. By Andrew Kulp
Carson Wentz, Jeff Lurie, Philadelphia Eagles
Lurie on continuing ownership of Eagles: 'I'm obsessed with this thing'
Jeff Lurie on Thursday said he has never entertained any notion to sell the Eagles. "I'm obsessed with this thing," he said. By Reuben Frank
Randall Cunningham, Philadelphia Eagles (AP Images)
Actively trying, Lurie 'would love' to bring back kelly green for Eagles
Eagles owner Jeff Lurie on Thursday said he is actively trying to get an NFL rule changed in order to bring back kelly green uniforms. By Andrew Kulp
Jeffrey Lurie, Doug Pederson, Philadelphia Eagles, USA Today Images
Jeff Lurie calls shots at Doug Pederson 'clickbait' and 'hot takes'
What did Jeff Lurie think of Mike Lombardi's comments about Doug Pederson? Clickbait and hot takes. By Dave Zangaro
Once passed over by Temple, Villanova star Rob Rolle ready to prove Owls wrong
Once passed over by Temple, Villanova star safety Rob Rolle is hoping to prove the Owls wrong when the two teams meet Saturday. By Dave Zeitlin
Who is the Eagles' slot corner? Birds have more options than just Robinson
Who is the Eagles' slot corner this year? The simple answer is Patrick Robinson, but it's much more complicated than that. By Reuben Frank
Nolan Patrick, Philadelphia Flyers
Check and check: Why Nolan Patrick should make Flyers without question
Will Nolan Patrick make the Flyers? It's a no-brainer because the No. 2 overall pick checks the two obvious boxes. By Jordan Hall
Alshon Jeffery, Josh Norman, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins
Eagles expecting boisterous Josh Norman to shadow Alshon Jeffery
The Eagles are preparing as if Josh Norman will shadow Alshon Jeffery, just like he did last season when the Redskins and Bears met. By Dave Zangaro
Giroux on JR's criticism: 'I don't think there was anything negative'
Claude Giroux on Wednesday didn't disagree with former Flyer Jeremy Roenick's criticism that he lets too much outside noise inside his head. By John Boruk
Carson Wentz, Philadelphia Eagles, Eagles, Carson Wentz Eagles
Carson Wentz walks fine line between loving Jesus and not being preachy
Carson Wentz is aware of the fine line between loving Jesus and coming across as preachy, but his faith is a huge part of who he is. By Reuben Frank
In more ways than one, Flyers' young defense has unprecedented look
The Flyers are entering training camp and 2017-18 with an unprecedented situation on defense, but that doesn't mean it's a weakness. By Tom Dougherty
Philadelphia Phillies, MLB, J.P. Crawford
Get ready to see a lot of Crawford as Phils' brass evaluates readiness for 2018
J.P. Crawford made his big-league debut on Tuesday and the team plans to keep him in the lineup to judge his readiness for 2018. By Jim Salisbury
Jim Schwartz
Jim Schwartz aims to keep Eagles' DE rotation more balanced in 2017
Having four starting-caliber defensive ends will give Eagles DC Jim Schwartz the ability to use a more balanced rotation in 2017. By Dave Zangaro
Shayne Gostisbehere, Philadelphia Flyers
Shayne Gostisbehere couldn't have asked for a better offseason
Aside from signing a lucrative contract extension, Shayne Gostisbehere had an offseason of calm, unlike last summer. By John Boruk
QB Nate Sudfeld makes 'very tough call' to join Eagles, leave Redskins
Nate Sudfeld enjoyed his time in Washington, but decided to join the Eagles' practice squad after being cut by the Redskins. By Reuben Frank
NFL draft prospect watch: More weapons for Carson Wentz?
With the Eagles' RB situation muddled and Alshon Jeffery on a one-year deal, we take a look at skill players that could help in 2018. By Paul Hudrick
With no feature back, game-planning will determine Eagles' RB rotation
The Eagles refuse to name a feature back, but Doug Pederson says game-planning will determine the team's running back rotation. By Dave Zangaro
Doug Pederson, Malcolm Jenkins, Mike Lombardi, Philadelphia Eagles, Eagles
Jenkins eloquently defends Pederson amid former NFL GM Lombardi's criticism
Malcolm Jenkins on Monday defended Doug Pederson after an unemployed former NFL executive blasted the Eagles' head coach. By Reuben Frank
Doug Pederson
'Confident' Pederson responds to former NFL GM Mike Lombardi's criticism
Doug Pederson on Monday responded to criticism from former NFL GM Mike Lombardi on how qualified the Eagles' head coach is. By Dave Zangaro
From hunter in North Dakota to 'the man' in Philly, Wentz still adapting to fame
From North Dakota to Philadelphia, Carson Wentz is still adjusting to the fame that comes with being 'the man' in Philly. By Reuben Frank
Jim Curtin, Philadelphia Union, Union, Jim Curtin Union, Inside Doop
Curtin: 'Light at the end of the tunnel' as Union's lost season nears end
Another lost season is almost over for Jim Curtin and the Union, who will look to spend big in free agency to buck the losing trend. By Dave Zeitlin
Howie Roseman
Howie Roseman finalizes Eagles' roster for now and the future
As Howie Roseman explained, the Eagles' final roster isn't just for 2017, but also to develop players to make greater impacts in the future. By Reuben Frank
Joel Embiid, Brett Brown
Sixers Mailbag: Pressure turned up on Joel Embiid, Brett Brown?
In a new Sixers Mailbag, we analyze the pressure on Joel Embiid and Brett Brown, as well as the potential finishing lineups. By Jessica Camerato
Roseman breaks down decisions: 8 on OL, Nate Gerry cut, Sidney Jones update
Howie Roseman discussed the Eagles' final roster cuts, including the decision to keep eight offensive linemen and cut Nate Gerry. By Dave Zangaro
After QB mystery, Marchi is Temple's guy, but wheels fall off at Notre Dame
After a camp of deception, Logan Marchi was Temple's starting QB Saturday and was relatively steady in a 49-16 loss at Notre Dame. By Anthony Anderson
In 'most complete game' of Franklin era, Penn State sends message to Big Ten
Penn State was supposed to win handily Saturday against Akron, and it did. But it was a reminder the Lions are clearly a team on the rise. By Gordie Jones
Phillies Notes: Kevin Siegrist adds another lefty weapon to the bullpen
Pete Mackanin was happy that the Phillies added 28-year-old lefty reliever Kevin Siegrist on waivers from the St. Louis Cardinals Saturday. By Walter Villa
Roseman preaches patience after Pumphrey makes Eagles' 53-man roster
Donnel Pumphrey's dismal preseason showing left many people ready to give up on the fourth-round pick, but not Howie Roseman. By Dave Zangaro
Bednarczyk helps Villanova give Ferrante 1st win in head-coaching debut
Zach Bednarczyk had three total touchdowns and Villanova dispatched Lehigh, 38-35, in Mark Ferrante's head-coaching debut Saturday.
Chance Warmack, Philadelphia Eagles, Eagles, NFL, Chance Warmack Eagles
Chance Warmack signs 1-year contract extension with Eagles
Chance Warmack signed a one-year contract extension with the Eagles that will keep him with the team through 2018. By Dave Zangaro
Cameron Reddish
Top-3 2018 recruit Cameron Reddish chooses Duke over Villanova, others
Cameron Reddish, a top 2018 recruit out of Norristown, Pennsylvania, committed to Duke on Friday night over Villanova and others.
Matt Klentak, Philadelphia Phillies
With host of young players already called up, Phillies quiet as rosters expand
The Phillies have already called up a number of young players throughout this season, which is why they were quiet as rosters expanded to start September. By Walter Villa
Nolan Patrick, Philadelphia Flyers, Ron Hextall
No surprises here: Hextall leaves door open for Patrick's return to WHL
For better or worse, Ron Hextall left the door open for Nolan Patrick to return to the WHL this season — and that's not surprising. By John Boruk
Vince Velasquez, Philadelphia Phillies
After some pause, Phils' Velasquez will have surgery to address blood flow issue
Pete Mackanin on Thursday said Phillies righty Vince Velasquez will in fact undergo surgery to address a vascular issue.
Nick Foles, Philadelphia Eagles
Foles 'feels great,' Eagles not worried about backup QB's health, readiness
Nick Foles did not play in the preseason, but said his elbow "feels great," while the Eagles aren't concerned about their backup QB. By Reuben Frank
Philadelphia Eagles, NFL, Doug Pederson
Pederson comfortable with Robinson, ready to decide Eagles' tight battles
One position became clear as the Eagles closed out the preseason Thursday, but Doug Pederson still has a few tough calls to make. By Dave Zangaro
Don Cherry, Philadelphia Eagles
Roob's Eagles-Jets 10 observations: Foles concern, Pumphrey or Clement, and more
Don Cherry and the Eagles lost to the Jets, 16-10, in an ugly preseason finale. Here are 10 observations from Thursday night. By Reuben Frank
David Akers on years with Eagles: 'The fans changed my life'
Eagles Hall of Fame inductee David Akers reminisces about his 12 years in Philly, including the famous Pickle Juice Game. By Reuben Frank
With Collins at helm, questions at QB, Temple shaping up for transition year
Just hours away from the season opener, Temple remains unsettled at many positions — including QB — in what is shaping up to be a year of transition. By Greg Paone
The next Bo Jackson? Led by RB Barkley, Penn State takes aim at playoff
Bo Jackson, Ezekiel Elliott ... Frankenstein. Penn State RB Saquon Barkley has heard the comparisons but is focused on the team's success. By Gordie Jones
Philadelphia 76ers, NBA, Sixers, Robert Covington
Robert Covington seeking to expand game beyond 3-point shooting
Known primarily for his three-point shot, Sixers swingman Robert Covington is looking to expand his offensive game in 2017-18. By Jessica Camerato 
Philadelphia Phillies, MLB, Freddy Galvis
With Crawford coming, Galvis OK with outfield detour if he plays 162 games
With shortstop J.P. Crawford set for a call-up, Freddy Galvis played center field on Wednesday in an attempt to keep his dream alive of playing all 162 games. By Jim Salisbury
Under Franklin, Penn State's success rooted in dominating the state in recruiting
As James Franklin enters Year 4, Penn State is back and the head coach's success is rooted in keeping Pennsylvania's best players home. By Gordie Jones
Ryquell Armstead, Brandon Wimbush
Despite change and new look, Temple built for Notre Dame-type challenge in opener
Ryquell Armstead and Temple are different in personnel but also mindset entering the opener vs. Brandon Wimbush and Notre Dame. By Tom Dougherty

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