Rumblings: Mike Adams Watch In Full Effect

Rumblings: Mike Adams Watch In Full Effect

Mike Adams was one of the first names to pop up on the Phillies rumor radar this trading season and after pitching well against the heart of the Fightins' lineup on Monday, those rumblings have heated up.

First,'s Jim Salisbury writes that Adams and his impressive slider are coveted by Phillies officials:

Adams was an interesting side note because Phillies officials covet him
and, according to sources, still haven’t given up trying to acquire him
before Sunday’s non-waiver trade deadline. Even adding a healthy and
effective Lidge to the late-innings team of Antonio Bastardo, Mike
Stutes and Ryan Madson, might not stop Phils officials from continuing
their pursuit of Adams. Madson will be a free agent at season’s end, and
Adams, who is under control for 2012, could be a possible replacement
at closer. In other words, he’d help now and in the future, and that’s
always been the Phillies’ style when pondering and making deals.

And to add to that, the New York Post's Joel Sherman tweeted this today as well:

aggressive on Bell, Adams. surprised little interest from , also not more push from

Sherman certainly enjoys his hash.

Any Phillies fan would have to love the idea of Adams pitching for a World Series contender in Philadelphia, but a follow up question is obviously at what cost?


PHOTO CAPTION: July 25, 2011; Philadelphia, PA,
USA; San Diego Padres pitcher Mike Adams (37) goes into his delivery as
Philadelphia Phillies center fielder Shane Victorino (8) takes a lead
off third base during the eighth inning at Citizens Bank Park. The
Padres defeated the Phillies 5-4. Credit: Howard Smith-US

Best of NHL: Trocheck's last-second goal lifts Panthers past Blues

Best of NHL: Trocheck's last-second goal lifts Panthers past Blues

ST. LOUIS -- Vincent Trocheck scored with just under 5 seconds remaining to lift the Florida Panthers to a 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Monday night.

Jonathan Marchessault also scored and James Reimer stopped 26 shots to help the Panthers complete a 5-0 road trip -- their first perfect trip of at least that many games in franchise history.

Reimer has won five straight decisions and has not lost in regulation since Jan. 7 against Boston, going 6-0-1 since.

The Panthers moved into a tie with Boston for third place in the Atlantic Division, but have the edge because they have a game in hand on the Bruins.

Kyle Brodziak, playing for the second time after missing 10 games due to a broken foot, scored for the Blues and Jake Allen finished with 31 saves. St. Louis lost its second straight since winning six in a row (see full recap).

Coyotes use three-goal 1st period to beat Ducks
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Radim Vrbata capped Arizona's three-goal first period and the Coyotes held on for 3-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Monday night.

Christian Dvorak and Jakob Chychrun also scored for Arizona, and starting goalie Mike Smith had 27 saves before leaving about 4 1/2 minutes into the third period after a collision in the net. Marek Langhamer helped kill a power play after being pressed into action for his NHL debut and stopped six of the seven shots he faced.

The Coyotes have won four of their last six.

Langhamer gave up Ryan Getzlaf's second goal of the night with 26.8 seconds to play, but thwarted two quality shots in the final seconds.

Jonathan Bernier gave up three goals on six shots in the first period for the Ducks. John Gibson came on to start the second and stopped all 14 shots he faced (see full recap).

Joel Embiid admits to aggravating foot injury after 2014 surgery, almost quitting

Joel Embiid admits to aggravating foot injury after 2014 surgery, almost quitting

Joel Embiid trusts the Process, more so than anyone — the process of patience.

After sitting out two whole seasons because of foot injuries, Embiid learned the importance of patience the hard way.

Appearing on NBA TV's Open Court, Joel Embiid opened up about how he reaggravated the fracture in his foot that cost him the 2015-16 season.

"I didn't know how to deal with patience," Embiid said on the roundtable discussion. "I just wanted to do stuff, that's why I think I needed a second surgery, because after my first one, I just wanted to play basketball again. I just wanted to be on the court and I pushed through what I wasn't supposed to.

"At one point I thought about quitting. I just wanted to come back home and just forget everything."

Embiid goes on to discuss the Sixers' turnaround this season and his mindset during his recovery. Watch the full clip below. 

Embiid also said he models his game after Hakeem Olajuwon.