Mike Schmidt immediately congratulating Jimmy Rollins on the field was a memorable touch

Mike Schmidt immediately congratulating Jimmy Rollins on the field was a memorable touch

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Amazing moments are few and far between these days down at Citizens Bank Park but those in attendance on Saturday afternoon were treated to a very special one.

Jimmy Rollins hit a routine single to right field to pass Mike Schmidt as the Phillies All-Time hit leader. That itself was a pretty neat thing to witness. Then a guy in No. 20 jersey came running out onto the field to congratulate J-Roll.

It was special. And I was happy to be sitting in the outfield stands when it happened.

Phillies fans have seen some memorable moments in South Philly since the team moved to their new digs a decade ago. I was there for Jim Thome's 400th home run, to see the team reach the playoffs on the final day of the season, Shane's grand slam against the Brewers, Ryan Howard hitting 58 home runs, Brad Lidge falling to his knees, Chase Utley dropping the famous "World F*****g Champions" line, Roy Halladay throwing a no-hitter.

This team has provided some wonderful memories. Jimmy and Michael Jack's may have been the last of this generation.

Hopefully, not though. The way baseball goes, we're bound to get a few more that we'll never forget. That's the way baseball goes. Stick around long enough, go to enough games, and you'll eventually see something special. This Phillies team has provided plenty.

Schmidt passing the record to Rollins in person was one hell of a memory I'll never forget.

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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.