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Sielski: Sixers can't let their fear get in Embiid's way

Wednesday October 26th, 2016 05:32:48 AM
You looked mostly at their feet, of course. The 76ers concluded practice Monday with an unusual drill, one that was less about structure and repetition than it was about the pure pleasure of being in the midst of a potentially singular basketball talent. Joel Embiid was the only player to participate, and because he was, it was natural, while watching the drill, to keep your eyes on everyone's feet.

Donnellon: For Sixers' coach, same blueprint, different year

Wednesday October 26th, 2016 03:00:41 AM
THROUGH THE traditional prism of professional sports, Brett Brown is crazy. How else do you explain him? The money? Sorry, he could make it elsewhere. Despite three consecutive seasons filled with more losses than any of his peers, Brown still garners their respect, if not his current bosses'. The moment the Sixers traded Michael

Bowen: Eagles safety Watkins rewarded for perseverance

Wednesday October 26th, 2016 03:00:40 AM
JAYLEN WATKINS is suddenly a major cog for the Eagles, the safety who will take Malcolm Jenkins' place on those downs when Jenkins moves to nickel corner, in the wake of the season-ending quadriceps tendon rupture suffered by Ron Brooks.

Kern: Owls can top last season's success

Tuesday October 25th, 2016 11:50:56 PM
"Another double-digit win total might not even be asking too much."I WROTE THOSE words in April, in a Temple preview story for a national publication. Because I thought the Owls would go no worse than 3-1 in the non-American Athletic Conference part of their schedule, and 6-2 in the games that did count in the standings. That would give them a chance to go back to the title game, and you can always win a bowl. So it all seemed realistic enough.

'Nova's DiVincenzo: A shooter who looks ready to contribute

Tuesday October 25th, 2016 10:29:08 PM
Early arrivals for Villanova's homecoming Saturday morning pretty much filled the lower seats at the Pavilion, getting a first look at a hoops team last seen in an indoor football stadium in Houston.

Cooney: Some projections for the Sixers' season

Tuesday October 25th, 2016 10:10:59 PM
REMEMBER WHEN this Opening Night for the 76ers would have rivaled all the hype surrounding Sunday's Eagles-Cowboys game? But that was before Ben Simmons, Nerlens Noel and Jerryd Bayless got shelved. And before Jahlil Okafor experienced knee soreness and will be a limited participant, at least for the first couple of weeks.

Bowen: Wentz needs to do less 'gunslinging'

Tuesday October 25th, 2016 10:08:42 PM
I get a little nervous when Doug Pederson starts referencing Brett Favre in talking about Carson Wentz, as Pederson did again last week, in a discussion of late-game moxie.

McLane: Wentz's wild throws a real concern

Tuesday October 25th, 2016 08:08:27 AM
What's wrong with Carson Wentz? It's a peculiar question to ask just six games into the Eagles quarterback's NFL career, but Wentz hasn't been the same since he launched that game-clinching interception in Detroit a little over two weeks ago.

Ford: Eagles' D-line gets real test against Cowboys

Tuesday October 25th, 2016 05:33:16 AM
One week after being dominated at the line of scrimmage by the Washington Redskins, the Eagles were able to do exactly the same thing in their win Sunday over the previously undefeated Minnesota Vikings.

Donnellon: Treat road games like 'business trip,' says Eagles coach Pederson

Tuesday October 25th, 2016 04:17:30 AM
'KILL, KILL, KILL . . . " For those viewing Eagles home games via television, it is a familiar cry from the mouth of Carson Wentz. And a hint perhaps why this season has been so uneven for the Eagles.

Cooney: Sixers players yearn to learn

Tuesday October 25th, 2016 01:36:33 AM
WHEN BRETT Brown took over the coaching duties with the 76ers, he was given a roster that included many players who were barely older than his high school-age daughter.

Hayes: Bradford leaves town a beaten, angry man

Monday October 24th, 2016 07:06:33 PM
Sam Bradford shuffled out of the training room like an angry, beaten old man. Carson Wentz ambled out of the shower like a giddy teenager ready for the prom. It might have been as simple as this: Wentz and his Eagles defeated Bradford and his Vikings, 21-10. It was a clear referendum on the Eagles' plan to opt for Wentz over Bradford . . . right? Not exactly. Neither played well.

Sielski: Bradford stands tough, but it's not enough

Monday October 24th, 2016 12:57:58 PM
There was a minute and 24 seconds left in the fourth quarter Sunday when the Eagles hit Sam Bradford for the final time, and like each of the 17 shots they delivered before it, they made it count. Brandon Graham slammed into Bradford's upper body, and Con

Vikings' Bradford feels 'D' pressure from Eagles

Monday October 24th, 2016 11:52:26 AM
THE 230 rushing yards his defense gave up last week to the Redskins was bad, but the goose egg next to its sack total was even worse in Jim Schwartz's mind.

Bowen: Eagles' swarming defense reappears

Monday October 24th, 2016 02:30:40 AM
YOU JUST could not put the Eagles' defense in a situation it couldn't handle Sunday. Carson Wentz knows, because he tried.

Murphy: Eagles' Pederson won't settle for playing it safe

Monday October 24th, 2016 02:07:09 AM
LATE IN the second quarter of another expectation-shattering victory by the Eagles, there was a moment that exemplified the doctrine that Doug Pederson is establishing for himself.

Cooney: Sixers' Okafor will have to adjust to bench role

Monday October 24th, 2016 02:00:27 AM
ALL THROUGH the preseason, 76ers coach Brett Brown has had the unenviable task of trying to get his team ready for a season while being handcuffed in how many minutes he was allowed to have his players on the court.

Smallwood: Eagles mistakes less costly than Vikings'

Monday October 24th, 2016 01:28:04 AM
THERE WAS a point during the first quarter of the game between the Philadelphia Eagles and Minnesota Vikings when the only thought was to score a victory by any means, no matter how ugly things ended up looking.

Ford: Eagles clean up their mess

Monday October 24th, 2016 01:06:08 AM
The Eagles entered yet another phase of their season on Sunday - this would be the third, if you're counting - and while it wasn't as good as the first one, it was a lot better than the second.

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