Humpday Morning Roundup: Cozart's 9th, Asante in ATL, Vick's Ribs, Desean vs The Media, Uni Watch Power Rankings

Humpday Morning Roundup: Cozart's 9th, Asante in ATL, Vick's Ribs, Desean vs The Media, Uni Watch Power Rankings

A question we never thought we'd be asking: Will Cliff Lee get a win at Citizens Bank Park this year? It didn't come last night, though the decision fell to closer Jonathan Papelbon, who gave up a first-pitch leadoff home run to Zack Cozart after entering a tied ninth inning. Aroldis Chapman then came in and threw gas, striking out Chase Utley on a 102 MPH heater. John Finger has more on Lee's outing and wtf 2012 season, and an instance in which Papelbon was found to be overthinking something. [CSNPhilly
Asante Samuel is currently behind Dunta Cheapshot Robinson on the official Atlanta Falcons depth chart… [Pro Football Talk
Paul Lukas of Uni-Watch is counting down the best uniforms in the four major North American sports. In three rounds so far, Lukas has counted down from 122 to 51, and the only Philadelphia set mentioned so far is the 76ers at number 70. Overall, a pretty good showing for the Philly franchises. Which team has the worst unis? The Sacramento Kings. Where do you think the Philly teams will fall, and it what order? Will the Flyers retain their crown from NFL.com? [Uni Watch / ESPN]
Probably time for Desean to stop talking about last season. And tweeting angry. [Pattison Ave on Philly.com
Mike Vick's ribs are fine, just a little bruised. For today anyway. His preseason action is probably over, so it's at least probable he'll be ready to start when week 1 rolls around. There's not much more to this story, but follow the link and poke around a bit. Philly Mag has put in some serious effort toward covering the Eagles, bringing on a great duo in Sheil Kapadia and Tim McManus to launch an "Eagles 24/7" blog that is true to its name. [Eagles 24/7 on PhillyMag

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

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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 Yahoo's The Vertical, the Houston Rockets are finalizing a deal to hire Mike 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 (where he worked with Sixers president of basketball operations Bryan Colangelo and special advisor Jerry Colangelo) and, most recently, the Lakers. The 2013-14 Lakers went 27-55 under D'Antoni. 

D’Antoni is 455-426 as a head coach. He won the 2004-05 NBA Coach of the Year Award with the Suns. He also was an assistant coach for gold-winning Team USA men’s national teams.

Rockets interim head coach J.B. Bickerstaff withdrew himself from consideration for the job earlier this month, and D’Antoni has been considered a top candidate for the position. The Rockets have had four coaches in the past 10 seasons, including Jeff Van Gundy, Rick Adelman, Kevin McHale and Bickerstaff.

The Rockets finished eighth in the Western Conference this season with a 41-41 record. They were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs by the Warriors, 4-1. 

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. 

CSNPhilly.com's Dave Zangaro contributed to this story.

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

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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.