Ernie Els’ Caddie Played for the Flyers

Ernie Els’ Caddie Played for the Flyers

Welcome back to the Philadelphia area, Dan Quinn.

Everybody remembers Dan Quinn, right? The 13th overall pick by Calgary in the 1983 NHL Draft and journeyman center spent two separate seasons with the Flyers, playing 67 games for the Orange & Black in 1991-92, and another 35 during the 95-96 campaign. He wore numbers 10 and 11.

Quinn wound up finding the back of the net 266 times over his 14-year career, tacking on an additional 419 helpers. As it turns out, he’s one hell of a golfer as well, winning the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship five times -- take that, Tony Romo.

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And this week at Merion, Quinn will be carrying Ernie Els’ bag in the U.S. Open. I think I just found somebody to root for in this thing. Via USA Today blog For The Win:

“He is a good friend of mine,” Els said in a media conference Monday. “I met him when we moved down to Palm Beach, to Jupiter. And we played a lot of golf together. He loves the game and he’s a huge competitor, as you can well imagine, playing in the hockey league for such a long time. He loves the game. He loves ‑‑ I don’t know if he loves my company all the time, but he’s a good friend. I think we’re having a good time. We haven’t quite found our rhythm this year yet. But we’ve had some really good finishes.”

Quinn, 47, has been a part-time caddie for Els since 2010 and will work at least ten tournaments for him in 2013. Quinn played for eight teams in his 14 season NHL career, scoring a career high 40 goals with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1987-88.

Eww, the Penguins. Nonetheless, Quinn is also a former Flyer, and playing a key role in the Open this week. Good luck to Els, who is chasing his fifth major championship.

Future Eagle (?) Latavius Murray posts workout with Carson Wentz on Instagram

Future Eagle (?) Latavius Murray posts workout with Carson Wentz on Instagram

Could the Eagles be interested in signing another top free agent running back named Murray?

No, not that guy. 

Oakland/Los Angeles/Las Vegas Raiders running back Latavius Murray.

Murray posted a picture on Instagram of the soon-to-be free agent working out with Carson Wentz with the caption "im just here to help."

"im just here to help"

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It's no surprise the Eagles can stand to upgrade their running back corps this offseason — as several mock drafts have suggested. Could Murray be the answer?

 

Instant Replay: UConn 64, Temple 63

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Instant Replay: UConn 64, Temple 63

Temple’s roller coaster season continued with a new low on Sunday afternoon.

The Owls, who led nearly the entire way, allowed UConn guard Jalen Adams to make a reverse layup with 2.9 seconds remaining in a 64-63 loss at the Liacouras Center.

Shizz Alston Jr. missed the potential game-winning shot from half court as time expired.

Turning point
The Owls (14-14, 5-10 AAC) looked like they might avoid blowing a 10-point lead after Quinton Rose responded to Rodney Purvis’ game-tying three-pointer with a three of his own to give them a 63-60 lead with 2:32 left.

However, the Huskies (14-12, 9-5 AAC) responded with a pair of free throws from Adams before he snaked his way into the lane with the clock running down for the game-winner. The layup gave UConn its seventh win in the last eight games.

Big men on campus
The Huskies were led by Rodney Purvis’ game-high of 18 points on 7 of 14 shooting. He also added five assists. 

Adams shot just 5 of 13 for 13 points, but connected with the game on the line. He also chipped in five assists and five boards.

The Owls received a jolt Sunday from their young players, as freshmen Damion Moore and Alani Moore II scored a combined 22 points on 9 of 10 shooting. 

In a solid all-around effort, Temple’s Daniel Dingle scored 17 points, with six boards and six assists. Alston Jr. contributed 11 points, six assists and 5 rebounds.

Inside the box score
• After making 5 of 9 shots from three-point range in the first half, Temple finished the game 7 of 21 from deep.

• UConn's Kentan Facey had a big game in the first matchup between the two teams with 23 points and 10 rebounds. On Sunday, the senior was held to eight points and four rebounds after dealing with foul trouble in the first half.

• Temple couldn’t find any room inside, as the Owls lost the points in the paint battle 26-16.

History lesson
With the win, UConn improved to 9-7 in the all-time series. The victory was the Huskies’ third straight in the series.

Up next
The Owls will continue on a three-game homestand Wednesday at 7 p.m. against UCF.

UConn will stay on the road and play at Houston also on Wednesday.