The Daily News and Inquirer Melding Together Has Commenced

The Daily News and Inquirer Melding Together Has Commenced

The changes we wrote about a few weeks ago at the Inquirer and the Daily News are starting to take shape. In fact, the Daily News' David Murphy wrote about some of the changes on his blog for, a website on the Internet.

Basically, David Murphy, Matt Gelb, and Bob Brookover are going to be the three best friends covering the Phillies that anyone could have. And will all try to write about Philadelphia's baseball team in a more efficient manner.

Or, if you prefer to read 1,800+ words on the exact specifics of the changes/non-changes, High Cheese is good for that as well.

My take: for those Philadelphia sports fans that were initially freaked out about there potentially being less coverage of their favorite teams, these changes don't seem all that bad and actually make sense for more unique, well-rounded coverage.

And just as a reminder: for all of your Philly sports coverage visit, then visit, then visit Google News / Philadelphia, then check the Delco Times, then after wasting too much time on the Superficial and Egotastic looking at non-sports stuff, is an okay place for some sports stuff too.

Sevyn Streeter claims Sixers stopped her from singing national anthem

Sevyn Streeter claims Sixers stopped her from singing national anthem

Performing artist Sevyn Streeter was scheduled to sing the national anthem Wednesday night before the Sixers' season opener but says she was replaced because of the jersey she was wearing.

Jemila Worthy, a member of the Sixers' dance team, sang the anthem instead.

Streeter says change was made because she was wearing a jersey with the words "We Matter" displayed on the front.

"I'm at the 76ers game to sing the national anthem," she said in a video on Twitter, "and the organization is telling me that I can't because I'm wearing a 'We Matter' jersey."

The Sixers responded with the following statement:

"The Philadelphia 76ers organization encourages meaningful actions to drive social change. We use our games to bring people together, to build trust and to strengthen our communities. As we move from symbolic gestures to action, we will continue to leverage our platform to positively impact our community."

In the Sixers' preseason finale against the Heat in Miami, Denasia Lawrence performed the anthem while wearing a "Black Lives Matter" shirt and kneeling on one knee (see story). She said she did it to protest racial oppression.

Streeter is the latest to use the national anthem as a stage to protest racism and social injustice. San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick began the well-documented movement by refusing to stand during the anthem, and various other professional athletes have made their own statements.

In a protest planned by safety Malcolm Jenkins, a handful of Eagles raised their fists during the anthem before the team's Week 2 game against the Bears on Monday Night Football.

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.