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Long: 'Wanted to play this year for [charity] I believe in'
After announcing that he would be donating the rest of his pay checks to charity, Chris Long explains what it means to use his platform to benefit good causes.
Matt Read
Everyone's favorite Flyer is back
The Flyers recalled Matt Read ahead of Thursday's game vs. the Predators, but will he play? By Matt Bowker
Draymond Green, Gordon Hayward, Jeremy Lin, Golden State Warriors, Boston Celtics, Brooklyn Nets
Amazingly, Sixers have avoided NBA's rash of early-season injuries
Kawhi Leonard. Chris Paul. Draymond Green. Gordon Hayward. A season-ender for Jeremy Lin. Injuries have quickly ravaged the NBA.
Philadelphia Union, MLS, Keegan Rosenberry
Union suspend defender for complaining about playing time on Twitter
Union defender Keegan Rosenberry tweeted a complaint about his playing time. Now he'll get no playing time in the finale. By Ryan Bright
Chris Maragos, Philadelphia Eagles, Eagles, Chris Maragos Eagles
Eagles place special teams captain on injured reserve
The Eagles on Wednesday placed perennial special teams standout Chris Maragos on injured reserve with a knee injury. By Dave Zangaro
Zach Ertz, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins
Zach Ertz loves facing 'Skins and not just because of his crazy numbers
Zach Ertz loves facing the Redskins, not just because of his success against them but because of how close the rivalry has been. By Reuben Frank
Jason Cabinda, Penn State
There's much more to No. 2 Penn State than Saquon Barkley
Jason Cabinda and No. 2 Penn State boast the nation's top scoring defense, predicated on swarming to the football.
The core of 2008 Phillies comes together in unique way
Ryan Howard, Jimmy Rollins, Chase Utley and Charlie Manuel were all connected in a way Wednesday night.
Studs, duds, turning point and more from Sixers' opening night loss to Wizards
Ben Simmons and the Sixers put on quite a show but ultimately fell to the Wizards, 120-115, on opening night Wednesday. By Paul Hudrick
Jackson: Embiid could have been used more effectively
Marc Jackson gives his take on how Joel Embiid was used on Wednesday and how the team could have utilized the center's talents better against the Wizards.
Washington Wizards, NBA, John Wall
Team shows fight, Wall does work and more in observations from Sixers' opener
The Sixers went toe to toe with one of the East's best, but they couldn't finish the job in a 120-115 season-opening loss to the Wizards. By Jessica Camerato
Villanova, NCAA, Jalen Brunson, Jay Wright
Villanova, Jalen Brunson garner high praise in Big East coaches' poll
Villanova was picked to win the Big East and Jalen Brunson was voted as the conference's preseason Player of the Year in the league's coaches' poll, which was released on Wednesday.
Which team is the biggest threat to the Eagles in NFC?
Barrett Brooks gives his opinion on which team is the Eagles' biggest competition for the No. 1 seed in the NFC.
Redskins RB thinks Eagles fans are mean
Redskins running back Chris Thompson is excited to take on the Eagles on Monday Night Football this week. But also to see the meanness our fans bring.
For Neuvirth, a new addition to the family and a new persona
Fresh to fatherhood, Flyers goalie Michal Neuvirth has found new inspiration for success — and it doesn't involve money. By John Boruk
Markelle Fultz, Philadelphia Sixers
The Sixers may be mishandling Markelle Fultz's injury
The concern shouldn't be about Markelle Fultz coming off the bench for the Sixers — it's whether he should be playing at all. By Andrew Kulp
Jerry Jones implodes his own locker room
Politics aside, as an Eagles fan, I couldn't be happier that Jerry Jones has gone out of his way to sabotage the chemistry in his own locker room.
Philadelphia 76ers, NBA, Sixers, Brett Brown, Joel Embiid, JJ Redick, Markelle Fultz
A Sixer takes home hardware? Bold predictions for Sixers' '17-18 season
Which Sixer takes a giant leap on the court? Which one takes home a top award? Our resident basketball analysts touch on that and more with bold predictions for the Sixers' season.
Joyner, Eagles Hall of Fame and Embiid highlight part 2 of Roob's Random Points
In part 2 of Roob's Random Points, he discusses Seth Joyner's absence from the Eagles Hall of Fame, Joel Embiid's minutes restriction and, obviously, music too.
NBA, Sixers, Crystal ball
Will Sixers reach playoffs? We look inside our crystal ball in our Fearless Forecast
With the Sixers set to tip off their 2017-18 season, our resident basketball analysts look at whether the team can go from "the process" to the playoffs.
Michal Neuvirth
Woo! Neuvirth earns the Ric Flair honor in backing more goals from Flyers
The Flyers rewarded Michal Neuvirth with a Ric Flair-themed gift after the goalie helped notch a 5-1 win over the Panthers on Tuesday. By John Boruk
Gordon Hayward
Sixers show support as powerful scene unfolds with Hayward's horrific leg injury
The Sixers showed their support for Gordon Hayward after the Celtics' small forward suffered a gruesome leg injury Tuesday.
Morganti: Flyers are going to be a 'scary team'
Rob Ellis and Al Morganti react to the Flyers' 5-1 win over the Panthers and how they continue to impress so far this season.
Nolan Patrick, Philadelphia Flyers
Allow Nolan Patrick to amaze you with this unreal play
We've heard so much about Nolan Patrick's vision and passing ability — and this highlight Tuesday explains why.
Chicago Bulls, NBA, Nikola Mirotic
1 Bulls player breaks bones in another's face during practice fight
The Chicago Bulls are already in disarray after Bobby Portis broke multiple bones in Nikola Mirotic's face during an altercation at practice.
Highlights: Simmonds wins fight over Haley
Wayne Simmonds took on Michael Haley in the second period and brought him to the ground forcefully.
Philadelphia Eagles, NFL, LeGarrette Blount
With Eagles soaring, LeGarrette Blount delivers a reality check
LeGarrette Blount has won multiple Super Bowls, so who better to deliver a dose of reality to his Eagles teammates after their hot start? By Andrew Kulp
Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys
Ezekiel Elliott catches latest break to keep him on field ... for now
Ezekiel Elliott has been granted another legal reprieve in his fight to avoid a six-game suspension over domestic violence allegations.
Philadelphia Eagles, NFL, Nelson Agholor, Carson Wentz
Best of the best? Eagles hit their high in national power rankings
The Eagles are just a spot away from the top in power rankings across national media outlets after defeating the Panthers in Week 6. By Dalton Balthaser
Zumoff: Is season a success if Sixers miss playoffs?
Marc Zumoff asks that if everyone stays healthy and Sixers still miss the playoffs, was it a successful season? Tweet @MarcZumoff your response.
2 important Eagles return to practice, should be good to go in Week 7
The Eagles got some good news Tuesday with two important offensive players returning to practice. By Reuben Frank
Joel Embiid explains the reasoning behind his wild new hairstyle
Joel Embiid showed up at practice on Tuesday and wanted to do something crazy.
Chris Long, Malcolm Jenkins
Jenkins, Long miss Eagles practice but for an important reason
Malcolm Jenkins and Chris Long missed Eagles practice Tuesday but they had a legitimately important reason. By Dave Zangaro
Joel Embiid, Philadelphia Sixers, Philadephia 76ers
Joel Embiid thinks his minutes restriction is 'f---ing BS'
Joel Embiid is trying to be understanding about his minutes restriction but couldn't hold back his anger Tuesday. By Jessica Camerato
How badly do we want the Sixers to finally start winning?
There certainly are a lot of expectations for the Philadelphia 76ers this season. It's also fair to ask if making the playoffs should really be the priority this season.
Malcolm Jenkins, Pete Morelli
Hey, Eagles fans, Malcolm Jenkins wants to support your cause
Malcolm Jenkins wants to help Eagles fans ... someone just needs to forward him that petition on Pete Morelli.
Philadelphia 76ers, NBA, Sixers, Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid, Nerlens Noel
Sixers reminded of ghosts of rookies past with Markelle Fultz injury
Injured rookies? The Sixers know all about that, and they hope that painful history can provide lessons for an ailing Markelle Fultz. By Jessica Camerato
The Spot: Letters to Pete Morelli
Following a dreadful performance Thursday night, Pete Morelli’s mailbox is full. We got our hands on two of the letters sent his way.
Malcolm Jenkins served as Carson Wentz's fashion police
Malcolm Jenkins says Carson Wentz's fashion sense has improved dramatically since the quarterback's rookie season.
Jay Gruden, Washington Redskins
Redskins banged-up heading into Week 7 showdown vs. Eagles
The Redskins are banged-up, particularly in the secondary, heading into the Week 7 NFC East showdown with the Eagles on Monday Night Football.
Sean Couturier
Another 'Answer' in Philly on the ice? Look no further than Sean Couturier
Sean Couturier is thriving in his new role as the Flyers' top-line center and emphatically answering every question along the way. By John Boruk
Philadelphia Eagles, Carson Wentz, LeGarrette Blount
Eagles' power ranking and traffic tips highlight part 1 of Roob's Random Points
In part 1 of Roob's 25 Random Points, he discusses where the Eagles stand in the NFL and offers a key traffic tip. Oh, and of course discusses music too.
Doug Pederson, Philadelphia Eagles
Eagles experience the best possible Sunday off in Week 6
The Eagles got to sit back and watch Sunday as event after event unfolded in their favor. By Rob Ellis
Philadelphia Eagles, Carson Wentz
America likes Carson Wentz more than Tom Brady and Dak Prescott
The Eagles are on top of the football world, and their quarterback is on top of the jersey world. By Reuben Frank
Philadelphia Eagles, NFL, Howie Roseman
Eagles' Super Bowl odds take another jump after beneficial weekend
It was a beneficial weekend for the 5-1 Eagles and based on their updated Super Bowl odds, Vegas noticed. By Corey Seidman
Mike Vecchione, Maksim Sushko, Connor Bunnaman
Monster weekend by intriguing OHLer highlights this week's Future Flyers Report
A monster weekend, including a career night, for an intriguing OHLer, plus plenty more highlights this week's Future Flyers Report. By Tom Dougherty
Camerato: 'It is smart for Fultz to come in off the bench'
Jessica Camerato talks about Brett Brown's decision to not start Markelle Fultz in the season opener.
Scott Laughton, Philadelphia Flyers, Flyers, Scott Laughton Flyers
Scott Laughton 'lost' something 2 years ago ... and just found it with Flyers
We were told all summer Scott Laughton was a different player than two years ago. On Saturday night, he proved it. By Jordan Hall
Brian Elliott, Andrew MacDonald
Does high of crushing Caps outweigh low of Flyers' Nashville collapse?
It was a tale of two games this week for the Flyers, who crushed the Caps after falling apart in Nashville days earlier. Greg Paone's Weekly Observations.
Don't expect to see Markelle Fultz start season opener
Markelle Fultz, who has been slowed by soreness in his right knee and right shoulder, likely will come off the bench, according to Sixers coach Brett Brown. By Jessica Camerato
Penn State hasn't been ranked this high in the AP poll since 1999
Idle this week, Penn State moves up a spot to No. 2 in the AP poll, its highest ranking since 1999, thanks to Clemson's loss to Syracuse. 
Joel Embiid
Take a deep breath, Embiid on track to practice Monday, play Wednesday
Despite not practicing Sunday, Joel Embiid is on schedule to participate during opening week, according to Sixers coach Brett Brown. By Jessica Camerato
Carson Wentz
Hey, Carson … you don't have to take on safeties like that all the time
Carson Wentz took on a Panthers safety at the goal line Thursday, but was that the smartest move?  That and much more in Dave Zangaro's notes.
Jordan Hicks, Jonathan Stewart
Eagles' lights-out run defense has been downright historic
Just how good has the Eagles' run defense been so far? It's been of historic proportions. That and much more in this week's Roob Stats. By Reuben Frank
Pete Morelli
You and over 23,000 others want Pete Morelli banned from reffing Eagles games
Still upset at ref Pete Morelli from Thursday's Eagles win? You're not alone, as evidenced by an online petiton to ban him from future Eagles games. By Reuben Frank
Like it's 1982, Flyers eat up Capitals in home-opening treat
Scott Laughton's shorthanded goal Saturday sparked the Flyers' memorable 8-2 blowout of Alex Ovechkin and the Capitals in their home opener. By Jordan Hall
Not Wentz, not Jenkins but 10 other surprising Eagles behind NFC-leading start
We knew about Malcolm Jenkins and Carson Wentz. But led by Patrick Robinson and a slew of others, the Eagles are in first place. By Reuben Frank
Vaitai
'Big V' avoids big mess against Panthers
After a horrid start, Halapoulivaati Vaitai found his footing during the Eagles' big Week 6 win in Carolina. By Dave Zangaro
Philadelphia Eagles, NFL
With top record and time off, Eagles now have one critical goal
Malcolm Jenkins has been on teams that handled success both well and poorly, and he's one leader intent on keeping the Eagles in check. By Reuben Frank
Handing out praise for Eagles' 5-1 start? Don't forget this LB duo
There's a lot of praise going around for the Eagles' 5-1 start, but don't forget about Mychal Kendricks, Nigel Bradham and the LBs. By Rob Ellis
Phew! It sounds like Hicks is going to be OK, plus updates on Darby, Jones
It sounds like Jordan Hicks will be okay. Plus, updates on injured cornerbacks Ronald Darby and Sidney Jones. By Dave Zangaro
Phillies' shuffle continues as another coach moved to front office
With the Phillies' managerial search ongoing, bench coach Larry Bowa was named senior adviser to the general manager Friday. By Corey Seidman
Kansas City Chiefs, NFL
5-0 no more? Pittsburgh eager to give KC 1st loss after horrific performance from Big Ben
Can the Steelers go into Arrowhead and give the Chiefs their first loss? Derrick Gunn makes his NFL Week 6 picks. 
Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers
Joel Embiid knows opponents are going to get mad at him this season
Joel Embiid plans to "live at the foul line" this season and knows he's going to frustrate plenty of defenders along the way. By Jessica Camerato
Pete Morelli, Morelli ref, Philadelphia Eagles, Carolina Panthers
Thursday night wasn't first time Pete Morelli's officiating crew screwed Eagles
Last night wasn't the first time Pete Morelli's officiating crew called a lopsided game against the Eagles. In fact, it was the fourth straight time. By Dave Zangaro
Travis Sanheim's bumpy debut highlights our 1st Flyers Rookie Report
Travis Sanheim's debut tour didn't go without any bumps, but the two glaring mistakes are teaching moments the Flyers appear ready to let him make. By Tom Dougherty
Joel Embiid, Philadelphia Sixers
Wait, what? Embiid confesses a Kansas secret that would have changed everything
Joel Embiid admitted a juicy secret while back at Kansas on Thursday in preparation for the Sixers' preseason finale. By David Skretta
Philadelphia Flyers, NHL, Dave Hakstol
NHL's new rule has turned coach's challenge into blackjack
The new challenge rule has evolved into a play-the-odds gamble of high-stakes hockey and the Flyers were among the first to feel its impact. By John Boruk
Ed Snider's memory to be honored with statue outside Wells Fargo Center
Legendary Flyers owner and founder Ed Snider will have a statue dedicated to his memory outside of the Wells Fargo Center.
Joel Embiid
'Just $148 million?' Joel Embiid on the money in preseason debut
Joel Embiid made it very clear why the Sixers gave him an extension with 22 points during his preseason debut in a 133-114 win. By Jessica Camerato
Dario Saric
In just 4 minutes, Saric shows how he can take Sixers to new heights
It took just four minutes Wednesday for Dario Saric to make his imprint on the preseason and provide more hope for the Sixers. By Ian Wenik
Jorge Velandia, Philadelphia Phillies
Phillies identify strong candidate for managerial opening
Phillies front-office executive Jorge Velandia had a lengthy interview Wednesday for the club's vacant manager's job, per sources. By Jim Salisbury
Wayne Simmonds, Valtteri Filppula, Philadelphia Flyers, Flyers
10 observations from Flyers' road trip that deserved a better ending
The Flyers come home from an eight-day road trip in which they deserved better. That and nine other takeaways from the trip. By John Boruk
Sam Morin, Philadelphia Flyers
He's NHL ready, but no room for Sam Morin on Flyers roster
The Flyers on Wednesday afternoon assigned defenseman Samuel Morin to the Phantoms, securing Travis Sanheim's spot on the roster. By Tom Dougherty
Against Arizona, you probably didn't notice Lane Johnson was out
With Lane Johnson out, Halapoulivaati Vaitai will make his seventh career start and unlike last year, the Eagles feel "Big V" is bettered prepared. By Reuben Frank
Lane Johnson out but 2 key Eagles game-time decisions vs. Panthers
As expected, the Eagles will be without Lane Johnson on Thursday but they may be getting two key pieces back for the Panthers game. By Dave Zangaro
Eagles have secret weapon to prepare for 'crazy athlete' Cam Newton
The Eagles have a unique way of preparing for Cam Newton on a short week and relied heavily on practice squad WR Greg Ward to get them ready. By Andrew Kulp
Philadelphia Eagles, Eagles, Kenjon Barner
It took Kenjon Barner 2 games to win an award with Eagles
Kenjon Barner has been back with the Eagles for just a couple of weeks, but the punt returner has already won an award. By Dave Zangaro
Carson Wentz, Philadelphia Eagles
5 reasons why Eagles won't fizzle like last year
The Eagles started hot in 2016 and limped to the finish line. Here are five reasons why that won't happen again in 2017. By Rob Ellis
Philadelphia Flyers, NHL, Robert Hagg, Brian Elliott
Flyers furious after frenzied sequence in heartbreaking loss
A big deficit. Five unanswered goals. Questionable calls and a risky challenge. The Flyers' 6-5 loss in Nashville had everything ... except a win. By John Boruk
Joel Embiid, Philadelphia Sixers
Man of the people, Joel Embiid thanks you for his many millions
Joel Embiid adores Sixers fans like they adore him. "I don't think without them I'd get this extension," he said Tuesday. By Jessica Camerato
Joel Embiid, Philadelphia Sixers
Mammoth payday next chapter in Joel Embiid's 'incredible story'
Joel Embiid hadn't played basketball before 2011. Now, with massive faith and reward from the Sixers, he's the face of an NBA franchise. By Jessica Camerato
Philadelphia Eagles, Alex McCalister, Alex McCalister injured reserve
Eagles bring 2016 draft pick back to practice squad, cut a WR
The Eagles on Tuesday signed former seventh-round pick Alex McCalister to the practice squad and cut a wide receiver to make room. By Dave Zangaro
How did special teams spark Eagles' win over Cards? Check the film
The Eagles got a team win against the Cardinals, but it was special teams that provided a huge spark. By Dave Zangaro 
Rob rants about Thursday NFL games, Andy MacPhail and Simmons-Fultz
Thursday Night Football, Phillies president Andy MacPhail and the outside shots of Ben Simmons and Markelle Fultz are the subjects of Rob Ellis' ire this week.
Carson Wentz, Philadelphia Eagles, Eagles, Carson Wentz Eagles, Arizona Cardinals, Cardinals
How good has Wentz been? Roob has the numbers
In this week's edition, Reuben Frank gives us the numbers behind Carson Wentz's big day and the Eagles' success on third down.
J.P. Crawford, Rhys Hoskins, Ruben Amaro, Philadelphia Phillies, Phillies mailbag
Phils mailbag delivers answers about Ruben Amaro Jr. and potential trades
The 2018 middle infield, trade ideas and the Ruben Amaro Jr. rumor that sent Phillies fans into a frenzy highlight this mailbag. By Corey Seidman
Philadelphia Eagles, Doug Pederson
Don't look now, but Doug Pederson might be a good coach
Actually listening to his players and adapting has gone a long way for Doug Pederson, who is starting to prove his doubters wrong. By Dave Zangaro
Josh Brown
Return of leader Josh Brown gives Temple backcourt depth to strike back
After being granted a medical redshirt, fifth-year senior Josh Brown will return to lead a more-seasoned Temple backcourt. By Matt Cockayne
Philadelphia 76ers, NBA, Sixers, Joel Embiid
Forget injuries, Sixers bank on Joel Embiid's potential
The Sixers are banking that Joel Embiid is the player who starred in 31 games last year, and that he'll stay healthy enough to prove it. By Jessica Camerato
Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons
Sixers teammates believe Joel Embiid is worth every penny
Joel Embiid's teammates were ecstatic about the news Monday of the big man's extension and the future ahead for the Sixers. By Jessica Camerato
All of a sudden, Eagles stumble upon a winning blueprint
LeGarrette Blount and the Eagles, now at 4-1, seem to have found their team identity — run the ball and stop the run. Reuben Frank
Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers, AP Images
Details on Joel Embiid's 5-year, $148M extension
The Sixers and Joel Embiid on Monday agreed to a five-year, $148 million extension. By Andy Schwartz
Malcolm Jenkins, Jerry Jones, Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys
Malcolm Jenkins grateful Jeffrey Lurie isn't Jerry Jones
Malcolm Jenkins had a strong reaction to Jerry Jones' comments, saying that even if his team's owner prohibited a demonstration during the anthem, he'd do it anyway. By Corey Seidman
Dustin Tokarski
Flyers acquire goalie Dustin Tokarski in trade with Ducks
The Flyers made a minor-league depth move Monday, acquiring goalie Dustin Tokarski from Anaheim.
Wayne Simmonds
Wayne Simmonds recognized by NHL after torrid start
After scoring four goals during the Flyers' season-opening road trip, Wayne Simmonds has been named the NHL's third star of the week. By Greg Paone
Kenjon Barner
Kenjon Barner, the student, learning return ways from teacher Darren Sproles
Kenjon Barner had a huge return in the Eagles' win over Arizona and he credits teacher and mentor Darren Sproles for his return success. By Andrew Kulp
Halapoulivaati Vaitai, Philadelphia Eagles
Eagles snap counts: Big V plays more than half after Johnson's concussion
Halapoulivaati Vaitai played more than half of Sunday's snaps after Lane Johnson left the Cardinals game with a concussion. By Dave Zangaro 
Rodney McLeod, Philadelphia Eagles
Despite 27-point lead, McLeod's TD-saving tackle was huge in locker room
What appeared to be a meaningless (albeit TD-saving) tackle by Rodney McLeod with the Eagles up 27 meant a lot in the locker room. By Reuben Frank
Future Flyers Report: Bad news for Carter Hart; German Rubtsov's impact
Some undesirable news on Carter Hart, German Rubtsov makes an immediate impact in the Q and more in this week's Future Flyers Report. By Tom Dougherty
A different guy: Nelson Agholor's career resurgence continues against Cardinals
Nelson Agholor continued to look like a completely different receiver than years past Sunday when he recorded a dazzling 72-yard catch-and-run TD. By Reuben Frank
Carson Wentz, Philadelphia Eagles, Eagles, Carson Wentz Eagles, Arizona Cardinals, Cardinals
In career day, Wentz's 3rd-down mastery continues in Eagles' win over Cardinals
Carson Wentz's evolution was on full display Sunday as he had continued his third-down mastery in the Eagles' 34-7 win over Arizona. By Reuben Frank
Samuel Morin, Philadelphia Flyers, Flyers, Samuel Morin Flyers
Breaking down why Sam Morin is Flyers' odd man out on defense
Despite a strong preseason, Sam Morin is the odd man out on the Flyers' defense but it's not because of talent — it's about the fit. By John Boruk
Wayne Simmonds
Flyers Weekly Observations: The Wayne Train hasn't skipped a beat
Greg Paone's Flyers Weekly Observations are back and so is Wayne Simmonds, the Flyers' Mr. Do-It-All who hasn't missed a beat.
Eagles rookie report: Derek Barnett just misses 1st NFL sack
DE Derek Barnett narrowly missed his first NFL sack in the Eagles' dominant 34-7 win over the Cardinals. Paul Hudrick has more in his rookie report.
Eagles 34, Cardinals 7: Studs, duds, turning point and more
Carson Wentz had a career game, the defense was stout and the special teams continued to shine as the Eagles handily beat the Cardinals, 34-7. By Dave Zangaro 
Roob's 10 observations from Eagles-Cards: No quit in this team after 4-1 start
Carson Wentz threw four TDs, including a 59-yarder to Torrey Smith, as the Eagles pasted the hapless Cards, 34-7, Sunday at the Linc. By Reuben Frank
Richaun Holmes
Richaun Holmes fractures wrist: What now for Sixers' center rotation?
The Sixers announced Sunday that Richaun Holmes will miss at least three weeks with a fractured wrist. What does it mean for the center rotation? By Jessica Camerato
Donte DiVincenzo, Villanova Wildcats, Villanova basketball, Villanova
Villanova basketball notes, quotes and tidbits: DiVincenzo poised for bigger role
Donte DiVincenzo appears in line for a bigger role with Villanova this season. That and more from the Wildcats' annual Blue and White Scrimmage. By Dalton Balthaser
5 Minutes with Roob: Nate Sudfeld, backup QB passionate about humanitarian work
Nate Sudfeld has been doing humanitarian work in Africa since he was 14. Get to know the Eagles' third-string QB here in "Five minutes with Roob." By Reuben Frank
Flyers-Ducks observations: OT win ends successful California trip
The Flyers snapped an eight-game losing streak against the Ducks on Saturday with a 3-2 overtime win, their first win in Anaheim since 2011. By John Boruk
Barkley far from No. 3 Penn State's only weapon in win over Northwestern
Lost in the Saquon Barkley show is Trace McSorley, who reminded everyone he's pretty good too in No. 4 PSU's 31-7 win over Northwestern. By Scott Held
Logan Marchi, Temple Owls, Temple
Logan Marchi sets personal best, leads Temple to big win over ECU
Logan Marchi had his first 300-yard game Saturday and Temple left North Carolina with an easy 34-10 win over East Carolina.
Roob's 25 Random Points: Zach Ertz, kicking trends, and remembering Tom Petty
In this week's edition, Reuben Frank takes a look at Brent Celek and Zach Ertz's relationship, league-wide kicking trends and, of course, remembers Tom Petty.
Give and Go: Which Sixer has been most impressive through camp, preseason?
With two preseason games in the books, our resident basketball analysts discuss which Sixer has been the most impressive thus far.
Eagles Mailbag: Free agents to-be; 5 players they can't lose
In this edition of the Eagles Mailbag, Dave Zangaro answers your questions on the Eagles' impending free agents, five players the team can't afford to lose and more.
Derrick Gunn's NFL Week 5 picks: Will the Packers send the Cowboys below .500?
Can the Packers go into Dallas and send the Cowboys to 2-3? Derrick Gunn makes his NFL Week 5 picks. 
Eagles Injury Report: Fletcher Cox out; Wendell Smallwood questionable
Fletcher Cox has been ruled out and Wendell Smallwood is questionable for Sunday's game against the Cardinals. By Dave Zangaro 
Saint Joseph's, NCAA, St. Joe's, Lamarr Kimble, Shavar Newkirk, James Demery
After injury-plagued '16-17, healthy St. Joe's eyes collective step forward
St. Joe's is healthy after an injury-ravaged 2016-17 and looking to take a step in the right direction as a complete unit this season. By Dalton Balthaser
With much improved run blocking, Zach Ertz finally 'a complete tight end'
Zach Ertz is one of the NFL's elite pass-catching TEs. But, through years of hard work, his blocking in the run game can't be overlooked. By Reuben Frank
Uncanny resemblance: Eagles fans keep mistaking Sudfeld for Foles
Eagles quarterbacks Nick Foles and Nate Sudfeld aren't related — it just looks like they are, which is enough to confuse fans. By Dave Zangaro
Penn State, NCAA, Saquon Barkley
Penn State using creative plays to get most out of Saquon Barkley
With Saquon Barkley possessing such a versatile skill set, Penn State has been creative with its offensive plays to get the team's star involved all over the field.
Philadelphia Eagles, NFL, Arizona Cardinals, Jared Veldheer, Brandon Graham
Eagles-Cardinals 5 matchups to watch: Huge game for Brandon Graham?
The Cardinals have fallen off precipitously the last two seasons but still have good players at key positions who could spell trouble for the Eagles. By Dave Zangaro
Philadelphia Flyers, NHL, Travis Sanheim
Sanheim 'disappointed' with effort in debut as Flyers shut out by Kings
Travis Sanheim is one of the Flyers' prized defensemen, but the rookie made a key error during his NHL debut in a 2-0 loss to the Kings. By John Boruk
Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers
Eagles players react to Cam Newton's controversial response to female reporter
Eagles players reacted to the drama surrounding Cam Newton, who issued an apology Thursday for his controversial response to a female reporter.
Kings coach John Stevens reflects on Flyers' tenure, growth as leader
Seven years after being fired by the Flyers, John Stevens will face his former team Thursday as he looks to get the Kings back to the playoffs. By John Boruk
Eagles Film Review: How the run game erupted against the Chargers
Using various zone-blocking schemes, Doug Pederson was able to spark the run game in the Eagles' win over the Chargers. By Bill Griggs
Alshon Jeffery, Patrick Peterson, Larry Fitzgerald
Fantasy implications in Eagles' Week 5 matchup with Cardinals
It could be a rough week for Alshon Jeffery and an enormous week for Larry Fitzgerald. Evaluating all the relevant fantasy options in Eagles-Cardinals. By Corey Seidman
Brett Brown, Philadelphia Sixers
Amid the anticipated debuts, Sixers detect a glaring area in need of improvement
Wednesday night was about Ben Simmons and Markelle Fultz, but Brett Brown noted the Sixers' defense was far from good enough. By Jessica Camerato
Markelle Fultz, Philadelphia Sixers
Sixers' Fultz sees early taste of 'everybody's best shot' in debut
With a tough preseason debut Wednesday, Sixers guard Markelle Fultz saw what life can be like for a No. 1 pick in his rookie season. By Gordie Jones
Philadelphia 76ers, NBA, Sixers, Ben Simmons
Ben Simmons shows 'he's a monster' in Sixers' preseason opener
Robert Covington called Ben Simmons "a monster" after the rookie flashed his skills in the Sixers' 110-89 preseason-opening loss. By Jessica Camerato
Torrey Smith, Philadelphia Eagles
Torrey Smith 'embarrassed' by his play, expects to get back on track
Torrey Smith has been "embarrassed" by his play with the Eagles thus far, but he sees ways to change the offense moving forward. By Dave Zangaro
Carson Wentz, Philadelphia Eagles, Eagles, Carson Wentz Eagles
Eagles' Super Bowl, Carson Wentz's MVP odds improve after win vs. Chargers
After their win in Los Angeles, the Eagles' Super Bowl odds improved from 33/1 to 22/1 while Carson Wentz's MVP odds improved too.
Lane Johnson, Philadelphia Eagles
Lane Johnson ignoring trash talk, shutting up one top pass rusher after another
Lane Johnson has heard plenty of trash talk all season, but he's shut his opponents up and proven how crucial he is to the Eagles. By Dave Zangaro
Fearless Forecast for 2017-18 Flyers: Some history, breakout seasons, more
The Flyers' 2017-18 season has arrived, which brings out our crystal ball for bold predictions ahead of Wednesday's season opener.
What's behind Embiid running streets of Philly? You might even see it again
Brett Brown explained the story behind Joel Embiid running the streets of Philadelphia, and said it wasn't the first time. By Jessica Camerato
Rasul Douglas, Philadelphia Eagles, AP Images
After struggles vs. Chargers, CB Rasul Douglas can't wait to bounce back
Rasul Douglas struggled in his third NFL game, but the rookie corner is eager to get back on the field and correct his mistakes. By Reuben Frank
Eagles Film Review: Still without a sack, Derek Barnett showing his motor
Derek Barnett doesn't have a sack yet, but he had a pretty good game on Sunday. If nothing else, his motor is unquestioned. By Dave Zangaro 
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MacPhail on Mackanin, new manager, pitch-framing, analytics, CBP renovations
Some of the most interesting tidbits from Phillies president Andy MacPhail during his 45-minute "State of the Organization" session Tuesday. By Corey Seidman
5 NFL draft prospects to watch: Stanford RB, NC State DE dominate in wins
Stanford RB Bryce Love and NC State DE Bradley Chubb helped their draft stock with dominant performances this weekend. By Paul Hudrick
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Phillies sound more likely to trade for starting pitchers than sign them
Based on Andy MacPhail's comments Tuesday, the Phillies sound more likely to trade for a starting pitcher or two than sign them. By Corey Seidman
Roob: Carson Wentz's stats don't tell the whole story
Carson Wentz's numbers might not blow you away, but he's made significant strides in his second season. By Reuben Frank 
3 hot names emerge in Phillies' search for a new manager
GM Matt Klentak has not revealed any candidates in the Phillies' managerial search, but three hot names have already emerged. By Corey Seidman
Amir Johnson
Sixers' Amir Johnson, a Las Vegas resident, shaken by Strip massacre
A gunman killed over 50 people Sunday on the Las Vegas Strip and Amir Johnson, a Vegas resident, was shaken by the incident. By Jessica Camerato
Mickey Morandini, Philadelphia Phillies
Fan favorite Mickey Morandini hopes for a place on new Phillies manager's staff
Mickey Morandini has been with the Phillies 19 years and watched many of their young players bloom, so he hopes to have a role under the new skipper. By Jim Salisbury
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Hextall not veering from Kings' path with Flyers' young D-men, ready or not
Ron Hextall helped nurture and build the Kings' young defensemen into champions, and that philosophy won't change with the Flyers' young corps, ready or not. By John Boruk
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Rob's Raves: A classy, passionate weekend from Philly sports fans
Rob Ellis' rants are replaced with raves this week, including the impressive displays of passion from Eagles, Sixers and Phillies fans this weekend.
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Union Notes: Andre Blake, Roland Alberg upgrade Union's slim playoff hopes
Behind yet another unbelievable effort from goalkeeper Andre Blake, the Union have kept their minuscule playoff hopes alive. By Ryan Bright
Future Flyers Report: Trying to make sense of the Oskar Lindblom cut
Oskar Lindblom, despite a strong camp, failed to make the Flyers. We try to make sense of why in this week's Future Flyers Report. By Tom Dougherty
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With J.P. Crawford ready, Freddy Galvis' Phillies tenure appears to be over
Even after playing in all 162 games, Freddy Galvis' time with the Phillies felt like it had come to an end after Sunday's season finale. By Jim Salisbury
With touching sendoff, Phillies send Mackanin out with a day he'll never forget
From the pregame salute to the blowout win over the Mets, the Phillies sent Pete Mackanin off with a day he'll never forget. By Jim Salisbury
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Roob's 10 Observations from Eagles-Chargers: LeGarrette Blount powers win in L.A.
LeGarrette Blount's 136-yard game powered the Eagles to a 26-24 win over L.A. for their first road victory over the Chargers since 1974. By Reuben Frank
Sixers' Palestra scrimmage observations: Simmons takes over; Korkmaz surprises
Ben Simmons went "into another gear" in the second half of the Sixers' Blue-White Scrimmage at the Palestra on Sunday. By Jessica Camerato
Best of NFL: Todd Gurley, Rams continue strong start, rally past Cowboys
Todd Gurley scored the go-ahead TD and the Rams overcame an 11-point deficit late in the first half to beat the Cowboys, 35-30, Sunday.
Marcus Epps
Union-Sounders observations: Union stave off playoff elimination with win
The Union are still alive in the MLS playoff hunt as Marcus Epps (left) helped propel them to a 2-0 win over Seattle on Sunday. By Ryan Bright
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Malcolm Jenkins writes Washington Post op-ed outlining goals for social change
Malcolm Jenkins continues to be outspoken about the need for social change as he penned an op-ed that appeared in Sunday's Washington Post.
Pete Mackanin
Pete Mackanin ‘proud’ of 49-year career ahead of Phillies’ managerial finale
On the way out, Pete Mackanin has no regrets about his tenure as Phillies manager or anything about his well-traveled 49-year career in baseball. By Mike Cranston
Barkley, No. 4 Penn State rout Indiana as season-defining stretch lies ahead
Saquon Barkley continued to build his Heisman case, but No. 4 Penn State still has areas to clean up — even after a 45-14 win over Indiana. By Gordie Jones
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Sluggish start dooms Temple, but was an offensive identity discovered?
Isaiah Wright and the Owls got off to another sluggish start Saturday and couldn't recover in a 20-13 loss to Houston, but may have found their identity. By Greg Paone
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Pete Mackanin can pursue managerial jobs in new role with Phillies
More details emerged Saturday of Pete Mackanin's new role with the Phillies, one that will permit him to seek other managerial options. By Mike Cranston
Roob's 25 Random Points: Cory Undlin, Mike Golic and access to the zoo
Cory Undlin helping the young DBs, Mike Golic, the lack of a train station at the zoo and more in Roob's 25 random points. 
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Eagles promote DT Justin Hamilton from practice squad, waive S Trae Elston
Shorthanded on the defensive line, the Eagles on Saturday promoted DT Justin Hamilton from the practice squad and waived S Trae Elston. By Dave Zangaro
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Fantasy implications in Eagles' Week 4 matchup with Chargers
Analyzing all the relevant skill players in the Eagles' Week 4 matchup with the Chargers from a fantasy perspective. By Corey Seidman
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Phillies' coaching staff to become 'free agents' after season finale
With Pete Mackanin out as manager, the other members of the Phillies' coaching staff were informed they would be "free agents" after the season. By Jim Salisbury
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Klentak seeks a new voice, a new style, to lead Phillies' young roster
Matt Klentak appreciates what Pete Mackanin has done for the Phils, but the GM made it clear that the youthful club needs a new voice. By Jim Salisbury
Rupp, Hoskins among Phillies surprised Mackanin out as manager
The Phillies were surprised to hear that Pete Mackanin will not return as the club's manager for 2018. By Matt Cockayne
End to End: Projecting the Flyers' 23-man opening night roster
With the deadline to hit the 23-man opening night roster approaching, our resident hockey analysts project who the Flyers will bring out West.
Sixers Injury Update: Embiid plays half-court 5-on-5; Okafor participates fully
There were encouraging signs for the Sixers' injured bigs Friday, as Joel Embiid and Jahlil Okafor work their way back to full health. By Jessica Camerato
10 candidates who could replace Pete Mackanin as Phillies manager
With Pete Mackanin out as Phillies manager, here's a look at 10 men — including a few outside-the-box candidates — who could replace him. By Jim Salisbury and Corey Seidman
Thanks to Michael Jordan, Alshon Jeffery has tons of shoes -- and much more
Being a Jordan Brand athlete has given Alshon Jeffery a ton of shoes as well as an incredible experience at a private Prince show. By Dave Zangaro 
5 Minutes with Roob: Corey Clement, hometown kid making noise
Corey Clement takes pride in being from South Jersey and working for his success. Get to know the Eagles' RB here in "Five Minutes with Roob." By Reuben Frank
Eagles Injury Update: Cox (calf) out vs. Chargers; Barner the punt returner?
The Eagles will be without Fletcher Cox and two safeties Sunday vs. the Chargers, while a new punt returner has emerged. By Dave Zangaro
Gunn's NFL Week 4 picks: Can Redskins knock off Chiefs?
Can the Redskins knock off Andy Reid and the Chiefs on Monday night? Derrick Gunn makes his NFL Week 4 picks.
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Phillies, Mets to play 2nd MLB Little League Classic Game next August
The Phillies and Mets will take part in the 2nd MLB Little League Classic Game in Williamsport next August.
Copycat league: Will teams attack Eagles' D the way Giants did?
Eli Manning got rid of the football astoundingly fast on Sunday and it worked. Will other teams try it against the Eagles. By Dave Zangaro
Nelson Agholor, Philadelphia Eagles
After promising Week 1, where has Nelson Agholor gone?
After a standout camp and a great Week 1, Nelson Agholor has disappeared. Is the old Agholor back? By Rob Ellis
Eagles-Chargers 5 matchups to watch: O-line's toughest test of season
How will the Birds' O-line deal with a dynamic duo at DE? Dave Zangaro breaks down that and more in his five matchups to watch for Eagles-Chargers.
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Giroux experiment at wing continues to pay dividends for Flyers in win
Claude Giroux's experiment at wing continued to pay off as the Flyers' captain posted a pair of assists in a 5-1 win over the Bruins Thursday. By John Boruk
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Flyers-Bruins preseason observations: No overtime necessary in 5-1 win
For just the second time this preseason, Nolan Patrick and the Flyers didn't need OT as they pummeled the Bruins in a 5-1 win Thursday. By John Boruk
NBA passes lottery reform, but will it actually cure tanking?
The NBA on Thursday passed draft lottery reform to de-incentivize tanking, but it may just shift which teams tank. By Corey Seidman
Phillies farm director Joe Jordan: Jhailyn Ortiz has highest ceiling in system
On this week's "At The Yard" podcast, Phillies director of player development Joe Jordan had some interesting things to say about prospects Jhailyn Ortiz and Mickey Moniak.
At the Yard Podcast: Help is on the way
Phils director of player development Joe Jordan joined Jim Salisbury's podcast to discuss the success of the rookies and other prospects with high ceilings.
'More mature' Eagles don't expect another collapse after hot start
After starting 3-0 in 2016, the Eagles fell apart. Currently sitting at 2-1, Doug Pederson believes this year will be different. By Reuben Frank
Nick Williams, Philadelphia Phillies
How Nick Williams finally learned the importance of hustling all the time
Phillies rookie Nick Williams vows to correct some flaws this offseason, but a lack of hustle is no longer one of them. By Jim Salisbury
If you hated JJ Redick at Duke, here's why you'll like him now
From a hated villain at Duke to one of the Sixers' leaders, JJ Redick has matured with the help of Coach K on and off the court. By Gordie Jones
Eagles Film Review: Grading Doug Pederson in Week 3 win over Giants
Doug Pederson committed to the run game last Sunday against the Giants, and we grade his coaching by breaking down the film. By Bill Griggs
Stefan Wisniewski, Chance Warmack
Wisniewski or Warmack? Eagles haven't decided LG starter vs. Chargers
After rotating series vs. the Giants, either Stefen Wisniewski or Chance Warmack will start at left guard this week. By Dave Zangaro
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Phillies' relievers looking to 'make a name' with another scoreless effort
Hector Neris nailed down his 20th straight save as the Phillies' bullpen pitched 4 2/3 scoreless innings during a 7-5 win over the Nationals. By Jim Salisbury
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Big shots: Sixers' centers work to expand range to 3-point line
The Sixers want all of their players to be long-distance threats, which explains why the team's centers have been practicing threes. By Jessica Camerato
Pete Mackanin, Philadelphia Phillies
Mackanin's 2018 season wish? A 'stabilizer' at top of Phils' rotation
Pete Mackanin knows what he would like to see the Phillies add in the offseason — and that's a "stabilizer" atop the rotation. By Dalton Balthaser
What have last few days been like for new Eagles hero Jake Elliott?
Jake Elliott became an instant hero when he drilled a 61-yarder to win Sunday's game for the Eagles. How has his life changed since? By Dave Zangaro 
Hard to ignore the irony of Kenjon Barner replacing Darren Sproles
Kenjon Barner's career has been influenced heavily by Darren Sproles, so for Barner, it was a bittersweet way to return to the Eagles. By Reuben Frank
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Ben Simmons: Kids need a president who motivates, leads the right way
Ben Simmons expanded on his comments about President Trump Wednesday, saying kids need a leader they can look up to. By Jessica Camerato
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5 reasons why all 3 rookie defensemen should make the Flyers
Robert Hagg, Travis Sanheim and Sam Morin have all shown they're NHL ready, but will they be here next week? Five reasons why they should. By John Boruk
Mike Vecchione, Philadelphia Flyers
With Mike Vecchione, Mikhail Vorobyev cut, Flyers' opening night roster near
The Flyers on Wednesday sent forwards Mike Vecchione and Mikhail Vorobyev to the Phantoms as their opening night roster nears. By Tom Dougherty
Eagles Injury Update: In a surprise, Jordan Hicks participates in practice
Head coach Doug Pederson said he would be out on Wednesday, but Jordan Hicks practiced as the Eagles got on their fields. By Dave Zangaro 
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An integral part of The Process, Dario Saric would be super as Sixers' closer
Dario Saric may not start in his second season, but at the least, he most certainly should be the Sixers' closer. By Gordie Jones
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Jake Elliott's walk-off FG nets him NFC Special Teams Player of the Week
Eagles kicker Jake Elliott's franchise record-setting walk-off field goal earned the rookie his first NFL honor Wednesday. By Dave Zangaro
Wendell Smallwood, Philadelphia Eagles
'No doubt' Smallwood will have increased role after Sproles' injury
With a season-ending injury to Darren Sproles, Wendell Smallwood's role is expected to increase for the Eagles. By Dave Zangaro
Sam Morin, Philadelphia Flyers
Morin sees work with Samuelsson pay off in Flyers' OT preseason win
Sam Morin made his presence felt in Tuesday's 4-3 OT preseason win over the Rangers, and he has Kjell Samuelsson to thank for much of it. By John Boruk
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Pete Mackanin on avoiding 100 losses not mattering for Phillies: 'I lied'
Pete Mackanin previously said 100 losses didn't matter, but he admitted that was false after the Phillies' 4-1 win to avoid the mark. By Jim Salisbury
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Phillies-Nationals observations: A strong effort ensures no 100-loss mark
Tommy Joseph and the Phillies controlled the Nats in a 4-1 win, which ensured the club won't reach the 100-loss mark on the year. By Jim Salisbury
Sam Morin, Philadelphia Flyers
Flyers-Rangers preseason observations: Morin does bit of everything in OT win
Roster hopeful Sam Morin dropped the gloves and scored a goal in the Flyers' 4-3 overtime preseason win over the Rangers on Tuesday. By John Boruk

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