Report: Maclin is 'fine,' more coming Tuesday


Report: Maclin is 'fine,' more coming Tuesday

Jeremy Maclin's mystery illness apparently is close to being revealed.

Maclins older brother Andre says that the Eagles wide receiver is fine and an announcement regarding Jeremy's condition is coming Tuesday.

They kind of have us on a gag order until tomorrow, Andre Maclin told the Sporting News. But hes fine. Hes fine. That much I can say.

The Eagles have declined comment.

"We're aware of the report," a team spokesman said. "We have no comment."

Jeremy Maclin has yet to practice in training camp because of an undisclosed illness. There has been rampant speculation regarding the gravity of Maclins condition, but Andre insists it will be cleared up on Tuesday.

When I say definitely, we definitely will have some news tomorrow, Andre said.

Thats when we find out exactly whats going on and when the Maclin camp will address it and talk.

Maclin, who had mononucleosis in the spring, has been undergoing tests since the beginning of camp. The Eagles recently signed former Giants receiver Steve Smith but have insisted that it's unrelated to Maclin's status.

Head coach Andy Reid has said that he expects Maclin to be ready for the season opener at St. Louis on Sept. 11.

Entering his third season in the NFL, Maclin last season led the Eagles in touchdown receptions (10) and was second in overall receptions (70) and receiving yards (964).'s Reuben Frank contributed to this story.

Report: Rockets to hire Sixers associate coach Mike D'Antoni


Report: Rockets to hire Sixers associate coach Mike D'Antoni

The Sixers are losing a top assistant coach just five months after he joined the team. 

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of the Vertical, the Houston Rockets are finalizing a deal to hire D'Antoni as their head coach. According to Wojnarowski, the deal is for four years, with a team option in the final year.  

D'Antoni had been a Sixers associate coach since last December, when the team hired him after starting the season with a 1-26 record. 

While he took a supporting role in Philadelphia, D'Antoni has 12 years of NBA head coaching experience with the Nuggets, Suns and, most recently, the Lakers. The 2013-14 Lakers went 27-55 under D'Antoni. 

Earlier in the week, Wojnarowski reported P.J. Carlesimo could take D'Antoni's place. 

Carlesimo, 66, and Sixers head coach Brett Brown were both assistant coaches under Gregg Popovich with the Spurs from 2002-07. Carlesimo also has previous head coaching experience with the Blazers, Warriors and Sonics/Thunder. 

Markieff Morris detained at Philadelphia International Airport

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Markieff Morris detained at Philadelphia International Airport

Former Prep Charter and current Washington Wizards star Markieff Morris was detained at Philadelphia International Airport Thursday, according to law enforcement officials.

Morris, who was with a party that included his mother, checked a bag for an international trip when “a suspicious item” was found in his suitcase, according to law enforcement.

A secondary search of his bag revealed what law enforcement officials called “suspected marijuana.” Terminal A at Philadelphia International is overseen by Tinicum Township Police in Delaware County, not by the Philadelphia Police Department. Philadelphia airport security notified Tinicum Township Police. Morris was then taken to the Tinicum Township Police precinct for questioning. He was later released on his own reconnaissance.

A Tinicum Township police spokesman said the investigation is on-going.

Morris, a Philadelphia native, is in his first full season with the Wizards, who acquired him from the Phoenix Suns in February. The Suns drafted him out of Kansas with the 13th overall pick in 2011. Morris' twin brother Marcus was drafted one pick later by the Houston Rockets before being dealt to Phoenix, where played with his brother for a little more than two seasons. Marcus now plays for the Detroit Pistons. 

Brian Dawkins spotted at Eagles practice and he still looks ripped


Brian Dawkins spotted at Eagles practice and he still looks ripped

Brian Dawkins, one of the most beloved Eagles off all time and a guy who clearly still hits the gym, was in Philadelphia on Thursday and was spotted at the NovaCare Complex to watch the team practice.

As you can see, Dawkins still has biceps as big as your waist. The team sharing a simple photo of Dawkins got fans all in a tizzy.

Was it a coincidence that Weapon X appeared just days before "X-Men: Apocalypse" is set to hit theaters? Only he knows.

For his part, Dawkins acknowledged that it's better to stay in shape than become a fat old man.