Bowen: No, Seriously, Andy Reid Will Not Be Back in 2013

Bowen: No, Seriously, Andy Reid Will Not Be Back in 2013

Over the past few weeks we’ve been inundated with an
increasing number of questions and comments, even articles from scribes who ought
to know better, all suggesting Andy Reid could be retained for a 15th
season as head coach of the Eagles. Les Bowen attempted to put that notion to
rest in Saturday’s edition of the Daily News.

Citing Jeffrey Lurie’s ultimatum from this past January, along with
the club’s 3-9 record… c’mon, people. Are we really doing this? Here’s Les:

He isn't coming back. He knows he isn't coming back. You
know he isn't coming back, so let the poor man present Lurie with his sword
next month in peace.

Much is being made of the fact that Reid keeps pulling
levers, pushing buttons, trying to pull the plane out of its dive even though
both engines and the tail have fallen off. What do you expect him to do? We're
talking about Andy Reid. He takes it one game at a time, always. On Wednesday,
he is always "looking forward to the challenge" of playing the
fill-in-the-blanks. After each game, he starts with "injuries." He
has a contract through 2013. He will coach that way, until someone tells him to
stop. Wow, such a head-scratcher! I suspect most people understand this and are
only pretending they don't to relieve the tedium of 3-9.

The one major aspect where I break from Les is the idea
that people are pretending or kidding around. Sure, there are undoubtedly some. I
think plenty of folks are actually worked up about this though. He also adds
that injuries are not the main reason for the Eagles’ disappointing season. While
true, I believe losing Jason Peters in April might’ve had a bit of a snowball

I didn’t have any intention of legitimizing this line of
thinking about Reid’s future myself, but Bowen’s take is a good read – whether
it’s for your amusement, or you just need to be put at ease.

>> Sincerely, Andy Reid won't be back [DN]

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Best of MLB: Mike Trout (thumb) leaves early as Marlins crush Angels

Best of MLB: Mike Trout (thumb) leaves early as Marlins crush Angels

MIAMI -- Mike Trout sprained his left thumb stealing second base Sunday, and the Los Angeles Angels took a thumping without him, losing 9-2 to the Miami Marlins.

Trout yelled in pain as he rose after sliding headfirst in the fifth inning. He was examined by a trainer, stayed in the game, but was replaced in the sixth. X-rays were negative, and there was no immediate timetable regarding his return.

The reigning American League MVP was 0 for 2 when he departed with the Angels trailing 4-2. He finished 2 for 9 in the series to drop his average to .337 (see full recap).

Aaron Judge hit first-career grand slam in Yankees' win
NEW YORK -- Aaron Judge hit his first career grand slam and the New York Yankees took full advantage of Oakland's shoddy defense Sunday in a 9-5 victory over the Athletics.

Michael Pineda (6-2) tossed six innings of three-hit ball to win his third straight start. Aaron Hicks and Chris Carter each had an early sacrifice fly as the AL East leaders scored five unearned runs and took two of three in a well-pitched series.

Judge connected with two outs in the third for his 16th home run, tying Mike Trout of the Angels for the big league lead. The drive landed in the right-field seats, not far in front of The Judge's Chambers cheering section installed by the Yankees for the start of this 4-2 homestand.

Khris Davis hit his 15th home run for the A's, who committed two more costly errors to raise their season total to 49. They began the day with 10 more than any other team in the majors.

The fielding failures put starter Andrew Triggs (5-4) in tough situations. He went six innings and gave up one earned run (see full recap).

Miguel Gonzalez loses perfect game in seventh, but pitches White Sox to win
CHICAGO -- Miguel Gonzalez took a perfect game into the seventh inning, Todd Frazier hit a two-run homer and the Chicago White Sox beat the Detroit Tigers 7-3 on Sunday.

Melky Cabrera and Matt Davidson also connected, helping the White Sox take three of four in the series. David Robertson got two outs for his seventh save.

Gonzalez (4-5) allowed three runs and six hits in 7 2/3 innings while snapping a five-start losing streak. The right-hander struck out six and walked none.

Gonzalez retired his first 18 batters before Andrew Romine led off the seventh with a hard one-hop liner to shortstop Tim Anderson, who couldn't field the ball cleanly and was originally charged with an error. Alex Avila followed with a single into to right field, and Romine's ball was later changed to a hit (see full recap).

Gone but not forgotten: Joel Embiid remembers Harambe on 1-year anniversary of death

Gone but not forgotten: Joel Embiid remembers Harambe on 1-year anniversary of death

Gone, but not forgotten … as long as Sixers superstar center Joel Embiid has his way.

On the one-year anniversary of Harambe's death, Embiid remembered the slain gorilla on Instagram with the caption: "Gone but never forgotten #RIPHarambe."

The Instagram post was accompanied by a picture of Harambe along with a longer message and acquired over 22,700 likes within the first 37 minutes of its posting.

Gone but never forgotten #RIPHarambe

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There are some factual errors in Embiid's post, however. The picture stated that Harambe "would've been 18 today," which was posted Sunday.

Harambe's birthday was May 27, 1999. He would have been 18 years and one day old Sunday.

This was not Embiid's first participation in the Harambe Internet meme.

Regardless, the tragic killing of Harambe, a popular male gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo, sparked outrage and then Harambe became an Internet meme.