The End of Allen in Philly

The End of Allen in Philly

Tonight is the last game the Sixers will play this year in South Philly.  Whether it will be A.I.'s final performance at the Wachovia Center wearing a Sixer's jersey remains to be seen.  The truth of the matter is that if Allen Iverson is to ever get traded this would be the off season in which Billy King would pull the trigger.  I've written previously that they should never trade Allen, that his on the court heart personifies Philadelphia.  The Sixers are going to be a bad team for years to come with or without A.I.  Billy King's personal moves, looking back, were pathetic.  Chris Webber had minimal game left when he brought him to Philly and his knees are shot.  Andre Iguodala has failed to live up to his potential as a star in this league.  So far all he has to show is a legendary dunk from All Star Weekend.  All Samuel Dalembert has is a ridiculous contract and don't get me started on Kyle Korver.

The Sixers are in shambles.

A.I. may or may not be dealt this off season, but regardless of that, show up tonight in South Philly and give A.I. a nice ovation.

Previously: Don't trade A.I., ever [700Level]

Elswhere: -So Long, Allen Iverson [TrueHoops]
-Iverson wants to remain [Inqy]
-Keep A.I., not Webber [Inqy]
-How to start fixing the Sixers [Inqy]
-Tonight: Sixers v. Nets [Inqy]

Defense scores twice as Villanova beats Lafayette

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Defense scores twice as Villanova beats Lafayette

EASTON, Pa. -- Tanoh Kpassagnon returned a fumble 25 yards on the first offensive play of the game and Jeff Steeb returned an interception 45 yards to close the scoring and Villanova defeated Lafayette 31-14 on Saturday night.

Aaron Forbes, who ran for 111 yards on 11 carries, scored on a 3-yard run in the third quarter to put the Wildcats (3-1) up 24-14 after the Leopards (1-3) had rallied after falling behind 17-0.

Javon White's 1-yard plunge made it 17-0 for Villanova but Lafayette's Drew Reed hit Yasir Thomas for a 14-yard score just before halftime. Reed connected with Tim Vangelas on a 19-yard score early in the third quarter.

Lafayette finished with four turnovers with Rob Rolle picking off two passes, including one he returned 100 yards for a touchdown that was nullified by a penalty.

Villanova had 378 yards of offense, 238 on the ground while Lafayette had 342, 272 through the air.

Union midfielder Alejandro Bedoya's 1st MLS goal not enough in draw with Toronto FC

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Union midfielder Alejandro Bedoya's 1st MLS goal not enough in draw with Toronto FC

TORONTO -- Justin Morrow scored in the 70th minute and Toronto FC salvaged a point with a 1-1 draw with the Union on Saturday night.

Morrow made a run from his left back position, and midfielder Jonathan Osorio laid the ball off to Morrow for a tight-angle shot. Toronto (13-8-9) had its second straight home tie,

Alejandro Bedoya scored for Philadelphia (11-11-9) in the 25th minute. Bedoya took a pass from Fabian Herbers with his back to the Toronto goal, quickly spun past the Toronto back line and chipped a shot that looped over goalkeeper Clint Irwin.