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Eagles' big moves free up some big bucks to chase big free agents

Wednesday March 4th, 2015 04:43:14 PM
By trading McCoy, cutting Williams and about to jettison Cole, Eagles are poised to make a big splash in free agency.

Why a loss in OKC makes sense for the Sixers

Wednesday March 4th, 2015 03:41:08 PM
For any NBA team that won't make the playoffs, and even for some teams that will, an 82-game regular season can be a slog, and the 76ers' regular season - by design, remember - has been sloggier than most.

Eagles' many moves are strictly business decisions

Wednesday March 4th, 2015 03:38:06 PM
People say they understand that sports is a business. Most people don't really mean it. Most people want to buy the jerseys and watch the highlights and feel a kinship with the athletes and coaches and personalities, and they want every once in a while to

What if Chip wants to build a defense?

Wednesday March 4th, 2015 12:54:58 PM
All along, we've assumed Chip Kelly wanted the Eagles to win with offense. His moves suggest he might want to emphasize defense.

Robinson finding a home with Sixers?

Wednesday March 4th, 2015 11:11:07 AM
Thomas Robinson, with his fifth NBA team since being the fifth pick of the 2012 draft, could be a keeper.

Howard's new mantra: 'Why be negative?'

Wednesday March 4th, 2015 11:02:33 AM
CLEARWATER, Fla. - A ladybug landed on Ryan Howard's right shoulder Tuesday as he spoke to the media for the first time since arriving at spring training.

Hollands and Buchanan no longer newbies with Phillies

Wednesday March 4th, 2015 10:59:59 AM
Mario Hollands and David Buchanan recall making the Phillies' roster as underdogs last spring.

New job, but still hoops for Leibovitz

Wednesday March 4th, 2015 10:08:51 AM
It's a different job, the one Dan Leibovitz has now, but still all about hoops. Leibovitz worked at Temple for a decade as John Chaney's assistant, was head coach at the University of Hartford, then did brief stints assisting Jerome Allen at his alma mater, Penn, and as an assistant coach with the Charlotte Bobcats. It all prepared him for his current job as the American Athletic Conference's associate commissioner for men's basketball.

Villanova freshman Booth knows his role

Wednesday March 4th, 2015 07:50:07 AM
Phil Booth is a talented young player who has fully accepted his role as an important sub for the Wildcats.

O'Brien: Look for Neumann-Goretti, Constitution to repeat as state champs

Wednesday March 4th, 2015 06:37:40 AM
Let the madness begin. The PIAA state boys' basketball playoffs begin this weekend with 29 local teams trying to reach Hershey and earn gold medals. Neumann-Goretti (Class AAA) and Constitution, which won in Class AA last year and is now in A, are out to repeat as champs.

Sixers spending an awful lot on an awful lot of nothing

Tuesday March 3rd, 2015 07:45:29 PM
GM Sam Hinkie's machinations with the cap and his payrollmeans the Sixers are seeing very little return on their investments.

Trade-up talk: What was Howie Roseman's game?

Tuesday March 3rd, 2015 10:38:11 AM
During this quiet Eagles offseason in which the silence is only broken by rambling assumptions from the outside, it was a rare moment over the weekend when former general manager Howie Roseman cleared his throat and had something to say.

Flyers finally taking the long view

Tuesday March 3rd, 2015 09:49:12 AM
Wise trade-deadline deals show that, under GM Ron Hextall, the team has learned from past impatience.

Inside the Flyers: Flyers GM Hextall scores with 2 deadline trades

Tuesday March 3rd, 2015 09:40:44 AM
The Flyers picked a good time to be a stumbling hockey team. If they had been entrenched in a playoff spot, first-year general manager Ron Hextall may have been a buyer - in a seller's market.

Hextall puts his words into action with the Flyers

Tuesday March 3rd, 2015 09:39:48 AM
Flyers general manager Ron Hextall dazzles with trade-deadline maneuvering.

Mets arriving where Phillies hope to go

Tuesday March 3rd, 2015 09:28:38 AM
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - Turn to your right after entering the New York Mets spring-training clubhouse at Tradition Field and you'll see why, after six straight losing seasons and an eight-year postseason drought, there is a ray of hope.

Phillies' lefthanded complement

Tuesday March 3rd, 2015 09:13:53 AM
Assessing Opening Day lineup and other issues.

Inside the Flyers: Hextall hamstrung at NHL trade deadline

Monday March 2nd, 2015 01:31:28 PM
Flyers winger Wayne Simmonds doesn't want first-year general manager Ron Hextall to make any deals before the 3 p.m. trade deadline Monday.

4 Flyers who could become ex-Flyers today

Monday March 2nd, 2015 01:13:54 PM
Today is the NHL trade deadline. Frank Seravalli handicaps which Flyers might go.

Can Embiid live up to the Sixers' hype?

Monday March 2nd, 2015 10:39:49 AM
Until Sam Hinkie decided to trade Michael Carter-Williams and K.J. McDaniels, the 76ers' most intriguing activity at the trade deadline took place after practice early that afternoon.

Facing the future with hard choices

Monday March 2nd, 2015 10:05:41 AM
The Flyers’, Phillies’ and Sixers’ architects are working with different blueprints.

Still a contender, Werth recalls good times with Phils

Monday March 2nd, 2015 08:44:20 AM
VIERA, Fla. - The Phillies marched out the Four Aces in February 2011 while Jayson Werth moved into his new spring-training home with the Washington Nationals.

Phillies offer opportunity for lefthander Oliver

Monday March 2nd, 2015 07:20:11 AM
Andy Oliver is a Rule 5 selection who could stick if he’s able to throw strikes.

The Score for the Core

Monday March 2nd, 2015 02:39:08 AM
   Ryan Howard, Chase Utley, Jimmy Rollins, Carlos Ruiz, Shane Victorino and Jayson Werth were considered core players during the Phillies' run of five straight National League East titles. Werth was the first to leave after the 2010 season, with Victorino following in 2012 and Rollins after last season.

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