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Might Sixers take another big man in the draft?

Tuesday March 31st, 2015 05:37:21 AM
For the first time since they became teammates, Joel Embiid and Nerlens Noel were in uniform together for a 76ers game. It was a neat little trick for Monday's Fan Appreciation Night. The Sixers' players and fans held a pregame jersey swap, and Embiid - sitting out this season so his surgically repaired right foot can be at full strength next season - wore warm-ups so he could participate.

Dominant UConn is taking all the excitement out of women's basketball

Tuesday March 31st, 2015 05:04:44 AM
Geno Auriemma's Huskies are such a dominant force that they've taken all the enjoyment out of watching women's hoops.

What Ryans extension means for Eagles

Tuesday March 31st, 2015 05:04:18 AM
DeMeco Ryans' new deal saves cap space and sparks speculation about Mychal Kendricks' future here.

Sixers' Noel is 6-11 & growing

Tuesday March 31st, 2015 05:03:56 AM
Nerlens Noel's game is making giant strides.

Eagles' Marcus Smith a $6M mistake?

Monday March 30th, 2015 11:40:30 PM
The team’s first-round linebacker barely got on the field last year and faces an uphill battle again.

How the Final Four got there

Monday March 30th, 2015 06:41:03 PM
There was drama galore as Michigan State, Duke, Wisconsin and Kentucky won their regional finals.

The Eagles' great unknowns

Monday March 30th, 2015 04:38:04 PM
Chip Kelly has shown daring in his offseason moves, but it remains to be seen whether they work or blow up in his face.

Ex-coach Heupel talked Sam Bradford out of quitting

Monday March 30th, 2015 06:01:19 AM
Josh Heupel had watched the surreal scene on TV last August - the quarterback he'd helped coach to a Heisman Trophy hopping on his right leg, leaving his left leg to dangle in the air at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland.

The comeback kid: Cody Brown battles back from cancer

Monday March 30th, 2015 04:30:34 AM
Cody Brown said it always was a joke with the doctors, nurses, and lab technicians during his battle with a rare form of blood cancer.

Inside the Sixers: Hinkie got it right when he got Noel

Sunday March 29th, 2015 05:39:03 AM
CLEVELAND - 76ers general manager Sam Hinkie got it right. Everyone else undervalued Nerlens Noel. Maybe it was because he tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee the last time we saw him on the court at Kentucky. Maybe it had something to do with the 6-foot-11 center's tipping the scales at just 206 pounds at the 2013 NBA draft combine.

O'Brien: Roman Catholic is the team of the year

Sunday March 29th, 2015 05:35:54 AM
Roman Catholic made two huge breakthroughs this season. The Cahillites beat Neumann-Goretti to claim the program's first Catholic League championship since 2007 and 29th overall. Their 64-59 win at the Palestra also denied the Saints a record seventh straight league title.


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