Quotable: Charlie Manuel Is in Great Shape

Quotable: Charlie Manuel Is in Great Shape

2013 is the final year on Phillies manager Charlie Manuel's current contract. Many have thought the organization bringing in Ryne Sandberg to be a bench coach this season is the first step in finding Cholly's successor. But Charlie's not ready to hang up the cleats just yet.

He talked to Tracy Ringolsby for the Phillies website and said he's not ready to retire, wants to continue managing, and is basically just tired of having to answer questions about his future. It's the kind of stuff you'd expect him to say.

But then there's Charlie talking about his physique.

He's been through his flirtations with major illness. From 1998-2000
he suffered a heart attack, underwent a quadruple bypass and suffered
from kidney cancer and a ruptured colon.

At the age of 69, however, he hasn't been slowed down a bit in the past decade.

"I'm in better shape now than I was when I came to work over here," he said.

And right now, he's expecting to continue working in Philadelphia, this year and beyond.

So, Charlie Manuel is in mid-season form.

Hopefully we'll get more of this during games this summer at Citizens Bank Park.

>>Manuel's plans do not include retirement [Phillies]

Delaware avenges 36-point loss with upset of Northeastern

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Delaware avenges 36-point loss with upset of Northeastern

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NEWARK, Del. -- Freshman Ryan Daly scored 27 points and Delaware avenged its worst loss of the season, upsetting Northeastern 69-62 on Thursday night for the Blue Hens' first Colonial Athletic Association win of the season.

Cazmon Hayes added 13 points and Eric Carter 11 for Delaware (8-12, 1-6), which snapped a six-game losing streak that had included a 36-point loss, 90-54, to the Huskies on Jan. 5.

T.J. Williams scored 28 points, the only Huskies player to reach double figures. Northeastern (12-7, 5-2) lost its second straight after an eight-game winning streak.

Three-pointers by Devonne Pinkard and Daly gave Delaware the lead for good at 46-41 with 11 minutes left. A 14-2 run with eight points each from Carter and Daly made it a 12-point lead with two minutes to go.

Delaware made 17 of 22 free throws to 7 of 14 for Northeastern.

Drexel drops to 1-5 in CAA with loss to Elon

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Drexel drops to 1-5 in CAA with loss to Elon

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ELON, N.C. -- Tyler Seibring scored a career-high 25 points with seven rebounds and six assists, Steven Santa Ana added 22 points and Elon beat Drexel 93-73 on Thursday night.

Seibring scored 20-plus for the third time this season, hitting 4 of 6 from distance, and Elon led from start to finish. It was Santa Ana's sixth career 20-plus game in just his sophomore season.

The Phoenix hit double-digit 3-pointers (10) for the 10th time this season.

Dainan Swoope scored 16 points, Brian Dawkins 13 and Dmitri Thompson 12 for Elon (11-9, 3-4 Colonial Athletic Association), which hit 25 of 28 free-throw attempts -- including 17 of 18 in the second half.

Elon scored the first nine points of the game and had a 10-point lead at halftime.

Kurk Lee and John Moran each scored 15 points for Drexel (7-12, 1-5). Miles Overton added 13 points and Sammy Mojica 10.