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If Roy Halladay was hungry for a ring in 2010, he's got to be starving now.

Some highlights from Roy talking on Friday about his Phillies and the 2011 NLDS against the Cardinals:

"I think I learned last year, being in [the playoffs] is the best part of it. Being able to play these games is what makes it all worthwhile. To get to this point, I'm excited. We obviously want to go all the way to the end."

"We have a lot of trust in each other. We feel like we have a good team. We feel like we have all the parts we need to go all the way. To a man in that clubhouse, there's not a guy who would tell you he would not be disappointed if we didn't win it all."

"You come out and play 162 games and you get to this point, this is the fun part. I think we're looking forward to it. Obviously the ultimate goal is to give ourselves a chance to win a World Series."

It's only gonna get funner.

>>Previously: Roy Halladay Came Here to Bury the Cardinals

>>CyBorg photo from May, 2011

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.