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PSU's meaningful game on multiple fronts
No. 10 Penn State hosts Nebraska on Saturday afternoon, an important game for the Nittany Lions on a few different levels. By Gordie Jones
Villanova, NCAA, Mikal Bridges
Bridges makes sure No. 5 'Nova deep-sixes Lafayette
Mikal Bridges shot a perfect 6 of 6 from three-point range en route to a career-high 24 points in No. 5 Villanova's 104-57 win over Lafayette
Flyers can't make a habit of letting games slip away
Jim Jackson looks back at the Flyers' inability to close out games, culminating with a tough 3-2 shootout loss Thursday night to Winnipeg.
The longtime Eagle you probably haven't heard of
In today's "Five Minutes with Roob," Reuben Frank chats with Eagles guard/center Josh Andrews about the mindset of a backup, Jeff Stoutland and more.
Fantasy football difference-makers Week 11
Danny Pommells and Josh Norris are keyed in to who should get the start in your fantasy football lineup this week.
Jerry Jones' NSFW attack on Roger Goodell
Jerry Jones had some not-safe-for-work language for Roger Goodell as his crusade against the NFL's commissioner continues. 
Cowboys just another inferior opponent to Eagles
What once looked like a pivotal NFC East showdown for the Eagles might be just another bump along the road to the playoffs. By Andrew Kulp
2 games Eagles fans want to watch
Let's get into Week 11 predictions, which feature two big games that Eagles fans will want to monitor before the Sunday night showdown. By Derrick Gunn
Jalen Mills, Philadelphia Eagles
Did Eagles DBs rip off Jets?
Jalen Mills and the Eagles' DBs have some pretty cool shirts, but is the nickname original? By Josh Ellis
Robert Covington, Philadelphia Sixers
Teammates react to Covington's payday
Robert Covington's journey and transformation have left a lasting impression on his teammates, who expect to taste the reward, too. By Jessica Camerato
Lucky Sixers fan in L.A. gets jersey off Embiid's back
How about this lucky kid ... on his birthday, no less!
Wentz, McNabb or Prescott: Who you got?
Derrick Gunn and Barrett Brooks discuss the Cowboys-Eagles game and react to Terrell Owens’ comments on Donovan McNabb and Carson Wentz.
Lane Johnson vs. Grandmom on Sunday
Marc Farzetta reviews the week that was in sports including an Eagles-Cowboys family feud between Lane Johnson and his grandmom.
Ray Didinger’s Super Bowl prank on Bruce Willis
In the latest edition of the Ray Didinger Files, talks about working with Bruce Willis for a show at NFL Films and how Didinger totally goofed Bruce Willis.
Covington's $ and what it means for Sixers' cap space
The team-friendliness of Robert Covington's new deal allows the Sixers to make a major move in one of the next two summers. By Corey Seidman
The Eagles' unlikely red-zone specialist
Nobody expected this from Corey Clement, the Eagles' unlikely red-zone specialist. If they did, they would have drafted him. By Reuben Frank
Embiid's history in photos
Joel Embiid made history in Wednesday night's 115-109 win over the Lakers. Let's take a look at how with some pictures.
Simmons an assist shy of another triple-double
Ben Simmons was great again, putting up 18 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists to help the Sixers defeat the Lakers.
Joel Embiid 'was just dominant'
Brett Brown discusses the effort from his star center, Joel Embiid, who put up ridiculous stats in the Sixers' win over the Lakers.
Philadelphia 76ers, NBA, Sixers, Joel Embiid
All Joel Embiid, all the time
Joel Embiid made the most of his Hollywood trip with an insane 46-point performance in the Sixers' 115-109 win over the Lakers. By Jessica Camerato
Good news for Eagles, bad for Cowboys on injury front
Good news for the Eagles and bad news for the Cowboys on Wednesday's injury reports. By Dave Zangaro
Doug Pederson, Philadelphia Eagles, Eagles, Dallas Cowboys, Cowboys, Eagles-Cowboys
Cowboys remind Pederson of his turning point
With the Cowboys game a few days away, Doug Pederson pointed to last season's loss in Dallas as a turning point for him as a coach. By Reuben Frank
Carson Wentz, Dak Prescott, Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys
How do Wentz, Dak feel about QB rivalry?
Carson Wentz and Dak Prescott will be compared for the next decade, maybe longer. How do they feel about that? By Dave Zangaro
Raising the cat didn't go so well for Ben Simmons
Philadelphia 76ers fans love to #RaiseTheCat, but raising a couple of cats of his own didn't exactly go so well for Ben Simmons.
Philadelphia Eagles, Eagles defense, Joe Walker, Brandon Graham, C.J. Anderson, Denver Broncos
Eagles' run D doing something no team ever has
First, the Eagles' opponents couldn't run the ball effectively. Now, they're not even trying ... to a historic degree. By Reuben Frank
Embiid torches Clipper on Twitter after owning him on court
Joel Embiid keeps trash talking. This time on Twitter. Again.
Dannell Ellerbe, Jim Schwartz
Eagles can handle Ellerbe differently than Ajayi
Once Dannell Ellerbe gets accustomed to how Jim Schwartz's defense operates, the veteran could see a role with the Eagles. By Dave Zangaro
An emotional goodbye to Roy Halladay
A beautiful celebration of life was held Tuesday in memory of Roy Halladay — the ballplayer, friend and father who changed so many lives. By Jim Salisbury
Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys, Atlanta Falcons
What Dak Prescott does better than the greats
In his 25 years in the NFL, Jim Schwartz has game planned for Brady, Manning, Elway and Favre. And he thinks Dak Prescott does something better than them all. By Dave Zangaro
Dallas Cowboys, NFL, Jerry Jones
Are Cowboys fans or Jerry Jones worse?
Local Cowboys fans are insufferable, but so is the owner of the team. That, plus the overvaluing of Nerlens Noel in this edition of Rob's Rants. By Rob Ellis
'Ultimate team guy' Brent Celek nominated for award
It's no surprise that Brent Celek, "the ultimate team guy," was nominated for the 2017 Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award. By Dave Zangaro
Covington could have huge payday coming today
Robert Covington can sign a new contract Wednesday and the timing couldn't be better. Here's a look at how much he stands to earn. By Corey Seidman
Philadelphia 76ers, NBA, Sixers, Robert Covington
Could Robert Covington be an All-Star this season?
Even with a mostly healthy Embiid and a stunning Simmons, there's an argument to be made that Covington remains the Sixers' MVP this season.
New Orleans Saints, NFL, Dannell Ellerbe
'Eller-beast' not a typical midseason pickup
Dannell Ellerbe is no ordinary midseason pickup. He's a seasoned LB with championship pedigree who Eagles players feel can contribute. By Andrew Kulp
Rasul Douglas, Ronald Darby
Odd man out with Darby's return
Rasul Douglas, who played well in Ronald Darby's absence, will see his role drastically shift Sunday night against the Cowboys. By Dave Zangaro
A.I. returns to BIG3, sort of
Allen Iverson is returning to the BIG3, but in only one role ... or at least that's what was announced.
Giancarlo Stanton, Matt Klentak
Are Phillies ready to flex 'payroll muscle?'
Matt Klentak and the Phillies have the "payroll muscle," but it sounds like they're not ready to flex it in the way of Giancarlo Stanton. By Jim Salisbury
Philadelphia Eagles, NFL, Tim Jernigan
Big-time play, big-time pay for Eagles' top D-linemen
Tim Jernigan's teammates shared some jokes over his new contract, but each one of them knows the defensive tackle is worth every penny. By Reuben Frank
Jon Dorenbos could have died on the field
Jon Dorenbos visited his good friend Ellen DeGeneres on her midday show on Monday to talk about his open-heart surgery.
Jay Wright, Villanova
Villanova already making moves in AP poll
The season is only one game old, but Jay Wright and the Wildcats are already moving up the AP poll.
What do you do when Grandma is a Cowboys fan?
Lane Johnson talks about his family secretly rooting for the Cowboys and has a message for his Grandma.
Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco 49ers, GQ Magazine
Colin Kaepernick named GQ's Citizen of the Year
Free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been named GQ's magazine's "Citizen of the Year" for his activism.
Embiid's Valentine's Day #FakeNews incident aired on E!'s WAGS
Remember the WAGS LA star Olivia Pierson who posted about Joel Embiid on Valentine's Day? Well she explained the incident on an episode on Sunday.
Joel Embiid, Lonzo Ball
Embiid clarifies his feelings on Lonzo Ball
Sixers fans want Joel Embiid to hate the Lakers but JoJo's all about the love when it comes to Lonzo Ball.
Duce Staley, Doug Pederson, Philadelphia Eagles, Eagles running backs
Can Eagles' RBs avoid drama through January?
The Eagles have plenty of RBs to feed and even Duce Staley expects there to be "bumps along the way." By Andrew Kulp
Cooper Marody, University of Michigan, Michigan Wolverines, Michigan hockey, Big Blue, Cooper Marody Michigan, Cooper Marody Flyers
A Flyers prospect one of nation's best
Cooper Marody continued to dominate the NCAA last week and is now among the nation's best. That and more in this week's Future Flyers Report. By Tom Dougherty
Eagles sign a veteran middle linebacker
The Eagles have signed veteran linebacker Dannell Ellerbe and waived cornerback Dexter McDougle. By Dave Zangaro 
How Sixers keep Markelle Fultz busy during recovery
Markelle Fultz isn’t cleared to play, but as long as he’s around the Sixers, they're going to make him feel as involved as possible. By Jessica Camerato
Claude Giroux
Really good news, really bad news about Flyers' scoring
When the top line dominates, the Flyers are in good shape. When it doesn't, the Flyers are playing a dangerous game. Greg Paone's Weekly Observations.
Shohei Otani, Giancarlo Stanton, Freddy Galvis, Philadelphia Phillies, Phillies, Miami Marlins
Giancarlo Stanton? Players to track during Phillies' offseason
Will the Phillies pursue Giancarlo Stanton or Japanese phenom Shohei Otani? Will Freddy Galvis be traded? A busy offseason awaits. By Jim Salisbury  
Does Steve Kerr trust the process?
Steve Kerr praises the way the young Sixers play and relates it back to his time working with Brett Brown.
Jordan Weal, Claude Giroux, Philadelphia Flyers, Flyers
Zucker-punched by Wild, Flyers' scoring issues continue
Secondary scoring — and scoring in general — was a problem Saturday night for the Flyers, who fell, 1-0, to Jason Zucker and the Wild. By John Boruk
'There is no moral victory for us at this stage'
Brett Brown says the Sixers are past the point of moral victories from losses, even against the defending champs.
Flyers' top line goes quiet in shutout loss
John Boruk gives his three observations from the Flyers' 1-0 loss to Minnesota, including the opposition's streaking goalie and forward.
'It was a grind out there'
Sean Couturier and Brian Elliott discuss the Flyers' hard-fought 1-0 loss to the Wild.
No. 14 Penn State shrugs off slow start
After gut-punch losses at Ohio State and Michigan State, No. 14 Penn State started slow Saturday but ultimately had no trouble beating Rutgers, 35-6. By Gordie Jones
What Eagles' secondary does that most don't
The Eagles have had good tacklers at corner before, but this season's entire position group prides itself in being physical. By Reuben Frank
Sean Couturier, Travis Konecny, Philadelphia Flyers, Flyers
Couturier's dominance hiding Flyers' glaring problem
Sean Couturier has blossomed into the Flyers' offensive catalyst, but his production is hiding a glaring concern that could prove costly. By Tom Dougherty
Philadelphia 76ers, NBA, Sixers, Joel Embiid, Draymond Green
Embiid told Draymond he was 'going to kick his a--'
Never one to back down, Joel Embiid explained how he told notorious trash talker Draymond Green that he was going to "kick his a--." By Jessica Camerato
Philadelphia 76ers, NBA, Sixers, Robert Covington
Covington ready for Sixers to show him the money
According to a report, Robert Covington and the Sixers are "indeed on course" for a new contract when he is eligible on Nov. 15. By Matt Haughton
How does Embiid expect to improve once back in shape?
Joel Embiid said once he gets his stamina back up, he expects to be more explosive.
Joel Embiid, Robert Covington, Dario Saric
Blame Brett Brown? Sixers must get past growing pains
Brett Brown should not be under scrutiny for the Sixers' late-game dysfunction. At some point, the training wheels must come off. By Jessica Camerato
Philadelphia Eagles, Doug Pederson
Rash of injuries to NFL stars will help Eagles
The Eagles have some key injuries of their own, but missing 3 superstar opponents in key games down the stretch will help. By Rob Ellis
Eagles' D-line will be envy of NFL for years
With a four-year contract extension for Tim Jernigan, the Eagles' defensive line is in position to dominate for a long time. By Andrew Kulp
Embiid's freakish frame requires unique training plan
Marc Zumoff sat down with Philadelpha 76ers' strength and conditioning coach Todd Wright about the unique challenges of rehabbing Joel Embiid.
Is it time to release Jahlil Okafor?
In this edition of Sixers Mailbag, Jessica Camerato answers questions about Jahlil Okafor's trade request and Markelle Fultz's injury.
Could Eagles really go back to Caleb Sturgis?
Keep rolling with Jake Elliott or give the job back to Caleb Sturgis? It's decision time for the Eagles. By Andrew Kulp
Someone tried to steal from Halladay memorial
Believe it or not, someone actually tried to steal a jersey from the Roy Halladay memorial outside Citizens Bank Park.
Philadelphia 76ers, NBA, Sixers, Brett Brown
Brown bewildered why Sixers went 'rogue' in final seconds
The Sixers "went rogue" in the final seconds in Sacramento, ignoring Brett Brown's designed play, and the result was a 109-108 loss. By Matt Haughton
Philadelphia Flyers, NHL
Flyers' top line embarrasses Blackhawks
The Flyers' top line showed up the Blackhawks during a 3-1 win Thursday, extending Chicago's regular-season misery in Philly to 21 years. By John Boruk
Simmons excels despite foul trouble
Ben Simmons battled foul trouble but dropped 18 points with six assists in a tough loss to Sacramento.
Sacramento Kings, NBA, De'Aaron Fox
Sixers play with fire, end up burned
The win streak went up in smoke as the Sixers couldn't close things out in a 109-108 loss to the Kings on Thursday night. By Matt Haughton
Flyers continue home dominance against Blackhawks
The Flyers made sure the Blackhawks' regular-season drought in Philadelphia reached 21 straight years with a 3-1 win on Thursday.
Jakub Voracek, Philadelphia Flyers
Flyers kick out Blackhawks ... again
The Flyers pushed the Blackhawks' regular-season drought in Philadelphia to 21 years with a 3-1 win at the Wells Fargo Center on Thursday. By John Boruk
Tim Jernigan, Philadelphia Eagles
Eagles reward Tim Jernigan with long-term deal
The Eagles on Thursday rewarded defensive tackle Tim Jernigan with a lucrative four-year extension. By Reuben Frank
What's the point? Raffl scoring in his own way
Michael Raffl has yet to score a point this season but is having fun with his young linemates on the Flyers' dynamic fourth line. By Jordan Hall
Ezekiel Elliott suspension back on ... again
Ezekiel Elliott's emergency motion was denied on Thursday and his six-game suspension is back on, effective immediately.
Carson Wentz coming to Citizens Bank Park
Carson Wentz annnounced on Thursday that he will host a charity softball game in June at Citizens Bank Park. By Dave Zangaro 
Big 5 basketball, Villanova Wildcats, Saint Joseph's Hawks, St. Joe's, Temple Owls, Josh Brown, Charlie Brown, Donte DiVincenzo
10 most important Big 5 players this season
With college basketball season set to tip off this weekend, Sean Kane identifies the 10 most crucial players in Philly. By Sean Kane
The key to Jay Ajayi's big TD run
Jay Ajayi impressed in his debut, but he got by with a little help from a new friend. By Andrew Kulp
Philadelphia Eagles, NFL, Carson Wentz
One thing Carson Wentz doesn't care about
Despite his impressive stats this season, Carson Wentz is more focused on winning, and the rest of his teammates are following suit. By Dave Zangaro
Sixers' 3-point shooting has been ridiculous
The Sixers haven't had a rotation regular shoot over 40 percent from three since Hollis Thompson. They currently have five!
Doc honored with memorial at Citizens Bank Park
Corey Seidman and Rob Ellis bring Lunch Break from Citizens Bank Park, where fans brought jerseys and other memorabilia, to honor Roy Halladay a day after his death.
Roy Halladay’s true legacy was his perseverance
Doc worked harder, smarter and better than anyone we ever saw before.
A look back at Halladay's impact on the Phillies
Michael Barkann narrates a tribute to the late Roy Halladay and everything the pitcher meant to the Phillies.
Philadelphia 76ers, NBA, Sixers, Dario Saric
Sixers continue to make sweet music against Jazz
The Sixers packed their momentum for their five-game road trip as they opened the excursion with a 104-97 win over the Jazz. By John Coon
Do Eagles have any competition atop latest NFL power rankings?
With the NFL's best record at 8-1, the Eagles finally got all the respect in power rankings across national media outlets. By Dalton Balthaser
Freddy Galvis snubbed again
Despite excellent defensive statistics, Phillies shortstop Freddy Galvis missed out on a Gold Glove, losing out to Brandon Crawford of the Giants. 
Roy Halladay, an All-Star in every way
In the wake of Roy Halladay's death, Phillies managing partner John Middleton and chairman David Montgomery shared their thoughts on the former ace.
Coaches, teammates pay tribute to Roy Halladay
Former coaches, managers and teammates all spoke after the sudden loss of Roy Halladay in a plane crash off the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday.
Pasco Sheriff confirms Halladay's death in plane crash
Sheriff Chris Nocco confirms Roy Halladay's death after the former Phillie crashed his plane in the Gulf of Mexico.
Dick Vermeil, Philadelphia Flyers
Flyers get quite the motivational speaker
The Flyers on Tuesday continued to take advantage of extra practice time and received a boost from a special guest. By Jordan Hall
Carson Wentz mastering the play-fake
Carson Wentz is putting up big numbers, but his ability to freeze defenders on Sunday against the Broncos really stood out. By Dave Zangaro 
How crushing Broncos affected Eagles' Super Bowl odds
After a beatdown of the Denver Broncos, the 8-1 Eagles receive their best Super Bowl odds of the season.
Doug Pederson, Frank Reich, Philadelphia Eagles
Eagles making NFL history on both sides of ball
The Eagles aren't just making franchise history, they're making NFL history on both sides of the ball. Reuben Frank's best stats through Week 9.
Watch Merrill Reese go nuts calling Jay Ajayi TD
You weren't the only one to lose it when Jay Ajayi took it 46 yards to the house.
2 teams emerge in Jahlil Okafor trade talks
Two Eastern Conference bottom feeders have emerged as "the most likely destinations" for beleaguered Sixers center Jahlil Okafor. By Corey Seidman
Doug Pederson, Andy Reid
How Eagles can come out of bye week even better
Andy Reid's teams have always excelled out of the bye, and Doug Pederson plans to utilize the lessons he learned from his mentor. By Dave Zangaro
Sashi Brown, Carson Wentz
Poor Browns ... they would like Wentz now
Sounds like Browns executive vice president of football operations Sashi Brown admitted his team missed big on Carson Wentz.
Thriving on the road, Sixers face upcoming test
Marc Zumoff breaks down the Sixers upcoming West Coast trip after taking their last two at home.
Jesen Therrien, Pedro Florimon
A pair of Phillies become free agents
The Phillies on Monday made a handful of transactions with Zach Eflin, Jerad Eickhoff, Vince Velasquez, Pedro Florimon and Jesen Therrien.
Ronald Darby
Stars aligning for Ronald Darby's return
Ronald Darby was nearly a full participant in Eagles practice last week and could possibly return in Dallas after the bye week. By Dave Zangaro 
Dallas Cowboys, NFL, Ezekiel Elliott
Eagles might avoid Ezekiel Elliott
A federal appeals court has set a hearing as attorneys for Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott seek a longer-lasting injunction to stop his six-game suspension.
Malcolm Jenkins
Malcolm Jenkins finally gets a breather
Malcolm Jenkins missed more defensive snaps on Sunday vs. Denver than he had in his previous 3½ years in Philly. By Dave Zangaro 
From undrafted to torching NFL's top D
Corey Clement has come a long way from being an undrafted free agent, as he led the Eagles in carries and found the end zone three times in Sunday's win over Denver. By Derrick Gunn
Let's laugh at the Giants for a moment
It's good not to be the New York Giants right now.
German Rubtsov, Philadelphia Flyers, Flyers, Wade Allison, Alex Lyon
Sean Couturier's connection to future Flyer
German Rubtsov last week was traded in the QMJHL, while Wade Allison had a big weekend, and more in our Future Flyers Report. By Tom Dougherty
Tampa Bay Buccaneers, NFL, Jameis Winston, DeSean Jackson
DeSean Jackson is unimpressed with Jameis Winston's speech
It looks like things are going really poorly for DeSean Jackson in Tampa.
Eagles' D shows who's really No. 1
The Eagles defense was far superior to the top-ranked defense in the league Sunday. By Andrew Kulp 
Jay Ajayi, Philadelphia Eagles, Eagles, Jay Ajayi Eagles, Jay Ajayi Philadelphia Eagles
Ajayi wastes no time proving Roseman right
Jay Ajayi was lost Sunday finding his way out of the Linc, but on the field, he had quite the debut in the Eagles' 51-23 win over Denver. By Dave Zangaro
No Zach Ertz, no problem
With Zach Ertz sidelined with a hamstring injury, Trey Burton and veteran Brent Celek stepped up for the Eagles against Denver. By Reuben Frank 
Observations from a bumpy week for Flyers' D
Travis Sanheim and the Flyers' young defensive corps all took their bruises, figuratively and literally, this past week. Greg Paone's weekly observations.
Wentz is far better than Big Ben at same point in career
Barrett Brooks isn't shy on his praise for Carson Wentz, comparing Wentz to Ben Roethlisberger at this time in his career.
This Eagles' offense has played its best game yet
Derrick Gunn believes the Eagles haven't hit their peak yet this season.
Wentz playing 'otherworldly'
Ray Didinger raves about the play of Carson Wentz this season
Corey Clement says don't forget about me
Undrafted rookie and Glassboro, New Jersey, native Corey Clement sent a message to the Eagles in their dominant win Sunday: Don't forget about me. By Paul Hudrick
Out-of-market Eagles fans livid at CBS broadcast
There are often negative effects of your favorite team being TOO GOOD.
Studs, no duds as Eagles stomp Broncos
The Eagles turned in a complete performance Sunday in a whopping 51-23 win over the Broncos at the Linc. By Dave Zangaro
'Time off would be good for us'
Claude Giroux and Jakub Voracek talk about their season thus far and how the schedule has put a toll on them mentally and physically.
Warrior mentality not enough for Flyers
A pair of own-goals, bad luck and suspect goaltending proved too much for the Flyers to overcome Saturday in a 5-4 shootout loss to the Avs. By John Boruk
Philadelphia 76ers, NBA, Sixers, Ben Simmons
Don't forget about Ben Simmons' defense
Overshadowed by JJ Redick's Sixers coming out party, Ben Simmons' capabilities on the defensive end shouldn't go unnoticed. By Andrew Unterberger
Philadelphia 76ers, NBA, Sixers, Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid, Nerlens Noel
Embiid or Simmons more important to Sixers' offense?
In the latest edition of Give and Go, we look at whether Joel Embiid or Ben Simmons is the Sixers' primary option on the offensive end of the floor.
Fletcher Cox, Philadelphia Eagles, Eagles, Fletcher Cox Eagles
Fletcher Cox calls 49ers' Joe Staley to clear the air
The NFL chose not to punish Fletcher Cox for his hit on the 49ers' Joe Staley but the Eagles' DT decided to call Staley anyway. By Dave Zangaro
How Torrey Smith would 'probably be a Hall of Famer'
His overall production has been disappointing, but Torrey Smith keeps playing hard and drawing penalties for the Eagles. By Reuben Frank
Redick: 'That was as loud as it gets' after 3-point barrage
JJ Redick breaks down his hot shooting and how important it is for the Sixers to feed off the crowd.
Simmons all over floor for 2nd triple-double
Ben Simmons scored 14 points, grabbed 11 boards and dished 11 assists in the Sixers' victory over the Pacers.
JJ Redick
JJ Redick leaves nothing but scorched nets in his wake
JJ Redick had eight three-pointers as the Sixers rallied in a 121-110 victory over Indiana for their first four-game win streak since 2013-14. By Jessica Camerato
Fantasy football difference-makers Week 9
Danny Pommells and Josh Norris are keyed in to who should get the start in your fantasy football lineup this week.
Philadelphia Fusion, Overwatch League
Big names and All-Stars highlight new Philly eSports team
There are a number of elite players on the 2017 Philadelphia Fusion roster, which was announced Friday. By Ryan Bright
Nate Gerry adjusting to Philly ... and the traffic
Eagles rookie Nate Gerry talks his track career, transitioning from LB to safety and awful Philly traffic in this edition of 5 Minutes with Roob.
Who's in, who's out for Eagles Sunday
Good news on the Zach Ertz front, but will Ronald Darby and Jay Ajayi play Sunday vs. the Broncos? By Dave Zangaro
Philadelphia Flyers, NHL, Robert Hagg, Michal Neuvirth
Flyers sacrifice their bodies in win
Depleted by injuries, the Flyers' defense stepped up to produce a historic effort in Thursday night's 2-0 road win over the Blues. By John Boruk
Philadelphia Flyers, NHL, Brandon Manning
Yes, a goal review finally went the Flyers' way
After being on the wrong end of several reviews so far this season, the Flyers finally got a call to go their way in a 2-0 win over the Blues. By John Boruk
Matt Klentak, Gabe Kapler
Phils consulted MLB over Kapler controversy
Before hiring Gabe Kapler, Matt Klentak and the Phillies carefully investigated some controversy involving their new manager. By Jim Salisbury
Gabe Kapler, Philadelphia Phillies
Kapler makes loud 'effing' statement to Phils
Gabe Kapler, polished and articulate, made clear Thursday he knows how to "bring that effing trophy back" to the Phillies. By Jim Salisbury
Deshaun Watson
Wentz's MVP competition suffers stunning injury
Texans star rookie QB Deshaun Watson sustained a season-ending knee injury in practice. Here's that and more from around the NFL on Thursday.
Gabe Kapler shares secrets to his lifestyle
New Phillies manager Gabe Kapler opens up about a wide variety of topics, including what he does to stay so fit.
Gabe Kapler addressed the coconut in the room
Phillies new manager Gabe Kapler was asked about his somewhat odd blog posts, including the infamous "coconut oil" post.
Philadelphia Phillies, Gabe Kapler
Gabe Kapler has some pretty famous fans
Gabe Kapler made a lot of friends and contacts during his major-league career and plenty of them showed their support Thursday.
Brayden Schenn jokes 'Schenns aren't wanted in Philadelphia'
Before facing the Flyers for the first time since being traded to the Blues, Brayden Schenn opened up about the deal. By John Boruk
Sam Hinkie reacts to Astros' championship
Sam Hinkie reacts to the Houston Astros winning the World Series after years of ... tanking?
Wentz, Jeffery finally hitting on 80-20 balls
Alshon Jeffery and Carson Wentz finally connected on a 50-50 ball Sunday. Or an 80-20 ball as Jeffery likes to call it. By Dave Zangaro
The odd man out in Eagles' RB rotation
With Jay Ajayi now in Philly, Wendell Smallwood appears to be the odd man out in the Eagles' RB rotation. By Andrew Kulp
Wentz's insane month lands him another award
After being named NFC Offensive Player of the Month for October, Carson Wentz may need a bigger trophy case soon. By Dave Zangaro
Philadelphia 76ers, NBA, Sixers, Brett Brown, Jahlil Okafor
The middle man in the Jahlil Okafor dilemma
Brett Brown understands that Jahlil Okafor wants to get on the court but also that the Sixers must weigh their options with the big man's future. By Jessica Camerato
Ajayi on trade, Blount and what Wentz told him
Jay Ajayi talks about the trade that sent him to the Eagles, his relationship with LeGarrette Blount and Eagles RBs coach Duce Staley. By Reuben Frank
See why Simmons could take rookie honors over Ball
Ben Simmons is now the heavy favorite to win NBA Rookie of the Year, according to Bovada's latest odds.
Nate Sudfeld, Philadelphia Eagles
Eagles clear roster spot to carry 3 QBs
The Eagles on Wednesday signed Nate Sudfeld from the practice squad and released Justin Hamilton from the 53-man roster. By Dave Zangaro
LeGarrette Blount, Philadelphia Eagles, Eagles
What does Blount think about Ajayi becoming an Eagle?
One day after the Eagles acquired Jay Ajayi, LeGarrette Blount touted the team for keeping its word and keeping him as the starter. By Dave Zangaro
Eagles' Super Bowl odds hit season high
The Eagles' Super Bowl odds have reached a season high, but according to Bovada, the team still isn't the favorite to win it all.
Okafor wants to play but knows it won't be here
Jahlil Okafor talks about his frustration with his current situation with the Sixers
Robert Covington, T.J. McConnell, Patrick Robinson, Philadelphia 76ers, Philadelphia Eagles
Under-the-radar players pushing Philly teams forward
All 4 Philly teams have star-level talent these days, but each of the teams has been pushed forward by underrated acquisitions. By Rob Ellis
A key Eagle returns to practice
After suffering a concussion on Sunday, Patrick Robinson has already cleared the NFL's protocol and returned on Wednesday. By Dave Zangaro 
B-West not thrilled with Ajayi's jersey choice
New Eagles RB Jay Ajayi will wear No. 36 on his jersey. Old No. 36 wasn't thrilled.
Villanova, NCAA, Jalen Brunson, Jay Wright
Villanova behind Duke but ahead of UNC in AP poll
Villanova is sixth in The Associated Press preseason basketball poll, which was released Wednesday.
Brock Osweiler, Trevor Siemian, Denver Broncos
Broncos make QB change ahead of game vs. Eagles
The Broncos are making a change at quarterback ahead of Sunday's game with the Eagles at the Linc. By Corey Seidman
ZooWithRoy rates the Gabe Kapler hire
Phillies expert and highly-regarded "bolg"-ger ZooWithRoy joins The700Level Show to share his thoughts on Gabe Kapler's body and managerial abilities.
Eagles' defense posting crazy numbers in first quarter
Carson Wentz's big plays, Brandon Graham vs. Fletcher Cox, Jake Elliott and plenty more in this week's edition of Roob Stats. By Reuben Frank
Eagles CB honored by NFL for performance vs. 49ers
Jalen Mills was honored by the NFL for his strong game against the 49ers, which included a pick-6. By Reuben Frank
What does Ajayi bring to Eagles? Check the film
Jay Ajayi wasn't having a very good year in Miami but it wasn't for lack of talent. A look into the film proves that. By Dave Zangaro 
Philadelphia Fusion, Overwatch League
Comcast Spectacor introduces new eSports brand Philadelphia Fusion
Meet the Philadelphia Fusion, Philly's new eSports team set to join Overwatch League for its inaugural season starting in December. By Ryan Bright
Chase Utley, Los Angeles Dodgers
Utley achieves crazy WS feat in most Chase Utley way
In perfectly fitting fashion, Chase Utley accomplished quite the World Series feat on Tuesday night. By Jordan Hall
Penn State has work to do after releasing of 1st CFP rankings
After last Saturday's tough loss to Ohio State, Penn State came in at No. 7 on Tuesday in the initial College Football Playoff rankings.
Philadelphia Eagles, NFL, Brandon Graham
Are Eagles undisputed No. 1 team in national power rankings?
With the NFL's best record at 7-1, the Eagles still aren't No. 1 in nearly all major power rankings across national media outlets. By Dalton Balthaser
Gabe Kapler
Gabe Kapler a boom-or-bust hire for Phillies
Gabe Kapler is a boom-or-bust hire for the Phillies, who avoided the status quo unlike in previous decades. By Casey Feeney
Jay Ajayi, LeGarrette Blount
With Ajayi in the house, what happens to Blount?
Lost a bit in the Jay Ajayi buzz on Tuesday was what happens to LeGarrette Blount and the Eagles' running back rotation? By Reuben Frank
Philadelphia Flyers, NHL, Nolan Patrick
After Morin hid injury, Flyers journeyman finally gets taste of NHL
The Flyers on Tuesday placed rookie center Nolan Patrick on IR and recalled a seventh defenseman from Lehigh Valley for their road trip. By Paul Hudrick
Ezekiel Elliott, James Harden, Dallas Cowboys, Houston Rockets
How sick are you of the Ezekiel Elliott saga?
The endless Ezekiel Elliott saga and James Harden's crybaby antics highlight Rob Ellis' weekly rants.
Sixers 'One's Gotta Go': A.I., Wilt, Chuck or Dr. J
Marshall and Danny play One’s Gotta Go with Halloween candy and the Sixers - which legend will have to take a hike?
Better scary movie: Hocus Process or Nightmare on Broad St.
From A Nightmare on Broad Street to Hocus Process, we bring you Halloween classics with a Philly twist.
Philadelphia Phillies, MLB, Dusty Wathan
Despite losing out to Kapler, Wathan 'all-in' with Phillies
Dusty Wathan was disappointed when he found out he wouldn't be the Phillies' manager but remains committed to their youth movement. By Jim Salisbury
Dolphins traded Ajayi because of 'chemistry'
The Dolphins did not like what Jay Ajayi was bringing to the locker room, and that was one of Doug Pederson's primary concerns when discussing potential trades.
Halloween, Jack-o-lantern, pumpkin
From Simmons to Jah, Sixers' favorite Halloween costumes
Before they were preparing for NBA games in October, the Sixers were getting ready for Halloween. Take a look back at their favorite costumes. By Jessica Camerato
LeGarrette Blount, Jay Ajayi, Jarvis Landry, Philadelphia Eagles, Miami Dolphins
Fantasy football impact of Jay Ajayi trade
A look at the Jay Ajayi trade from a fantasy football perspective and the impact it will have on at least 4 different players. By Corey Seidman
Kapler enjoys whisky, working out, and trees
The Phillies new manager is certainly an interesting character. His lifestyle website is ... out there.
Simmons' jumper will come sooner than people think
Brett Brown discusses how Ben Simmons consistently knocking down jumpers will add a different element to the rookie's game.
Simmons torches Rockets with 24 points
Rookie Ben Simmons put on another show, scoring 24 points while dishing out nine assists to lead the Sixers to their second straight win.
Houston Rockets, NBA, James Harden
Sixers sweep through Texas with revenge on Rockets
Ben Simmons was one of seven Sixers to score in double figures as the team got a bit of revenge against Houston with a 115-107 win. By Jessica Camerato
Philadelphia Flyers, NHL, Brian Elliott
Are you kidding? Flyers' epic rally spoiled by woeful Coyotes
The Flyers came to life with two scores in the final minute, but allowed a goal in OT of a 4-3 loss to the previously winless Coyotes. By John Boruk
Mark Alt, Philadelphia Flyers
Meet the Flyers' emergency man
Mark Alt played his second NHL game Monday night — and just like his first, it came with the Flyers in dire need of help. By John Boruk
Kapler fits Phillies 'outside the box' mentality
Jim Salisbury breaks down the factors behind the Phillies naming Gabe Kapler as their next manager.
Breaking down the science of Fultz's injury
Dr. Mark Schwartz explains the problems with Markelle Fultz's shoulder that have led to scapular dyskinesis.
Pa. now allows gambling in ... truck stops?
In an attempt to wipe out the state's large deficit, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf signed legislation on Wednesday that will allow gambling online, in airports and at truck stops.
Alshon Jeffery, Zach Ertz, Philadelphia Eagles, end zone celebrations, Eagles TD celebration
Eagles taking full advantage of new TD celebration rules
Enjoying the Birds' TD celebrations? They're enjoying coming up with them, and bits are a microcosm of their overall attitude. By Andrew Kulp
Philadelphia Eagles, Derek Barnett, San Francisco 49ers, Robbie Gould
For Derek Barnett, less finesse leads to success
Rookie first-rounder Derek Barnett is rapidly picking up the nuances of the NFL game and it's showing on the stat sheet. By Dave Zangaro
T.J. McConnell, Philadelphia 76ers, Sixers, Sixers-Bulls, Chicago Bulls
Time to stop being surprised by T.J. McConnell
The time has come to stop being surprised by T.J. McConnell's strong performances and start expecting them. By Jessica Camerato
Doug Pederson, Frank Reich, Philadelphia Eagles
Eagles not acting like a 7-1 team
The Eagles are the best team in football. Just good luck trying to get any of them to say it. By Reuben Frank
Joel Embiid goes nuts at wild World Series
Of course Joel Embiid was at one of the wildest World Series games of all time.
Breakout week for trio of Flyers prospects
Tanner Laczynski, Oskar Lindblom and Cooper Marody all broke out of slumps last week. This week's Future Flyers Report. By Tom Dougherty
Are the baseballs juiced?
After the home run derby took over the World Series again, it's tough to deny that something is different about the baseballs.  
Terrible call in Ottawa taints week that was for Flyers
The rough call that didn't go the Flyers' way Thursday in Ottawa still is leaving a bad taste. That and more in Greg Paone's Flyers Weekly Observations.
Calvin Johnson to Eagles? Don't count on it
There are rumblings the Eagles would like Calvin Johnson, but is the Lions great even willing to come out of retirement? By Andrew Kulp
T.J. McConnell has been key in crunch time
Marc Zumoff looks at the tale of two games- and how point guard T.J. McConnell impacted both.
Flyers call up Morin, but role TBA
The Flyers on Sunday night recalled Samuel Morin from Lehigh Valley, but will the 6-foot-7 defenseman actually play? By Tom Dougherty
Eagles D shuts down 49ers
Zach Ertz hits a career high, the defense lead the way and Carson Wentz continued to make a case for NFL MVP
Vinny Curry: Our D-line is like the Warriors
How dominant has the Eagles' defensive line been? Vinny Curry compared it to the Golden State Warriors. By Dave Zangaro 
Hey Carson, Seth has some fashion advice for you
Seth Joyner has some harsh words for Carson Wentz's postgame outfit choices.
'I don't care what they say, I'll play'
Joel Embiid talks about his bruised hand and if it will keep him from playing vs. the Rockets.
Grading Eagles' 33-10 win over 49ers
This was a game the Eagles should have won handily and they did. But it wasn't a complete effort, as our final grades reflect. By Andrew Kulp
'I'm not in the rotation and that's what it is'
Jahlil Okafor talks about not being in the rotation and when he found out.
Trio of Eagles rookies continue to impress
It wasn't pretty but the Eagles beat the 49ers, 33-10, at the Linc Sunday and continued to get production from their rookies. By Paul Hudrick
Offense 'lackluster' vs. 49ers
Ray Didinger is critical of the Eagles' offense following a 'lackluster' performance against the 49ers.
Eagles 33, 49ers 10: Studs, duds, turning point and more
The Eagles didn't play their best at times Sunday, but they did more than enough to beat the still-winless 49ers, 33-10, at the Linc. By Dave Zangaro

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