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Andrew Kulp

  1. Why Philadelphia lost WrestleManias 31 and 32

    Dec 11, 2013, 2:11 PM EDT

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    There was talk over the summer that Philadelphia was in the running for a future WrestleMania, but that plan appears to have fallen by the wayside for now. World Wrestling Entertainment announced on Tuesday that Santa Clara, California won its bid to host next year’s show at Levi’s Stadium, the new home of the San…

  2. Quotable: Ruben Amaro Jr. says Phillies are ‘built to win’

    Dec 11, 2013, 10:29 AM EDT

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    Philadelphia Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. apparently laughed off reports that the club was listening to offers for Cliff Lee and Cole Hamels. Inquirer beat writer Matt Gelb went so far as to say Amaro and assistant GM Scott Proefrock put on a “skit” about the rumors. This is baseball’s silly season, when a…

  3. Nick Foles gets the Sports Illustrated cover treatment

    Dec 11, 2013, 8:54 AM EDT

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    Even though it may not mean as much as it did 10-20 years ago, making the cover of Sports Illustrated is still pretty damn cool. Chalk it up as just the latest honor bestowed upon Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles. The unforgettable sight of Foles standing tall in the face of a blizzard has now…

  4. Cole Hamels, Cliff Lee, Dom Brown all available for trade apparently

    Dec 10, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

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    Word out of Major League Baseball’s winter meetings is no piece is untouchable for the Philadelphia Phillies right now, including the aces up general manager Ruben Amaro Jr.’s sleeve. Buster Olney for ESPN reports the Phillies would be open to trading either Cole Hamels or Cliff Lee, two of the three highest-paid players on the…

  5. Video: Sean Couturier is too much for Kyle Turris in rare fight

    Dec 10, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

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    21-year-old Sean Couturier is becoming an excellent all-around player right before our very eyes. Last week, Coots set a career high with four points in a game. On Monday, he experienced his first NHL fight. The Philadelphia Flyers are no strangers to fighting. According to HockeyFights.com, the Bullies are second only to the Toronto Maple…

  6. Cowboys lose, Eagles take over first place, obligatory Jerry Jones sad face

    Dec 10, 2013, 12:07 AM EDT

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    It’s only fitting that the hottest team in the NFL is also in first place. By virtue of a 45-28 Dallas Cowboys loss on Monday Night Football, the Philadelphia Eagles have taken over sole possession of the lead in the NFC East. In the grand scheme of things, the designation means very little. The Eagles…

  7. The time ‘genius’ head coach Chip Kelly deferred to Cary Williams

    Dec 9, 2013, 7:00 AM EDT

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    Want to know what makes Chip Kelly smarter than a lot of other bosses around the NFL? He knows he doesn’t always have all the answers and is willing to take good advice—even when it comes from a player. The Philadelphia Eagles’ offense was stranded in a ditch somewhere off of I-95 until cornerback Cary…

  8. Eagles officially the hottest team in the NFL

    Dec 8, 2013, 11:31 PM EDT

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    It’s cold outside and there’s snow on the ground, but the Philadelphia Eagles are white hot. With their 34-20 victory over the Detroit Lions on Sunday, the Birds now own the longest winning streak in the NFL at five games. The Seattle Seahawks and Carolina Panthers were the only two teams that owned longer streaks…

  9. Origins: How the Eagles came to draft Nick Foles

    Dec 8, 2013, 7:00 AM EDT

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    There are two really great stories going around about how the Philadelphia Eagles came to select Nick Foles, quarterback from the University of Arizona, with the 88th overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, and both manage to cover the pick from different angles. The first is Jeff McLane’s in Saturday’s edition of the Philadelphia…

  10. Video: Zac Rinaldo racks up 27 penalty minutes in 4 seconds of ice time

    Dec 7, 2013, 8:00 PM EDT

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    The Philadelphia Flyers’ uneven play continued on Saturday. Three days after upending the Detroit Red Wings 6-3, the Bullies were pummeled by the Dallas Stars 5-1, preventing their latest bid to climb above the .500 mark on Saturday. Obviously, this loss can be blamed on the orange and black having to go without Zac Rinaldo…

  11. Photo Essay: Patrick Chung wreaking havoc on defense… his own defense

    Dec 6, 2013, 3:21 PM EDT

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    Rookie safety Earl Wolff has been ruled out for the Philadelphia Eagles for the third consecutive week, which means Patrick Chung is in line for another start. Chung hates the Eagles. At least it seems like Chung—or Captain Friendly Fire—hates the Eagles. He’s certainly inflicted more punishment on his own teammates in the last two…

  12. Coming-of-age? Sean Couturier dominates in Flyers’ 6-3 win over Detroit

    Dec 5, 2013, 12:32 AM EDT

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    Sean Couturier turns 21-years-old this Saturday, but he’s already well into his third full season in the NHL, and really starting to come into his own as an all-around player. He may have made a name for himself in the Philadelphia Flyers’ nationally televised 6-3 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday night. Couturier…

  13. Donnie Jones the 12th man for Eagles defense, Nick Foles the 13th

    Dec 4, 2013, 4:13 PM EDT

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    Philadelphia Eagles punter Donnie Jones was named the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week for the second game in a row on Wednesday, which is no surprise. His seven punts downed inside the opponents’ 20-yard line in the 24-21 win over Arizona was one shy of the NFL record. It’s not very difficult to…

  14. 29th in the NHL in scoring, hard to take Flyers ‘resurgence’ seriously

    Dec 4, 2013, 2:52 PM EDT

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    The Philadelphia Flyers were better in month two of the regular season than in month one, but any talk of resurgence might be a bit overblown. After all, when you get off to a 1-7 start, usually there’s nowhere to go but up. So up the orange and black have climbed in the standings to…

  15. Is Nate Allen good now, part of the Eagles’ future beyond this season?

    Dec 3, 2013, 3:50 PM EDT

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    One of the more incredible developments this season has been the emergence of the Eagles’ bend-don’t-break defense, which has now made it eight straight games holding opponents to 21 points or less. It’s quite the reversal from a year ago, when the Birds’ D did not allow fewer than 21 over their final 11. What’s…

  16. Video: Chip Kelly says Nick Foles is Eagles QB for ‘next 1,000 years’

    Dec 2, 2013, 2:35 PM EDT

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    With a hard-fought win over a tough Arizona Cardinals squad, Nick Foles’ record improved to 5-1 this season. He’s now thrown 19 touchdowns to his zero interceptions. So are the Eagles any closer to naming the 24-year-old their franchise quarterback of the future? You bet. One week after officially naming Foles the starter, Chip Kelly…

  17. Cardinals hold, Eagles hold on to fourth-straight victory

    Dec 1, 2013, 5:21 PM EDT

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    After setting a franchise record for most consecutive attempts without an interception, Nick Foles finally made a bad decision—horrendous, in fact. While nursing a three-point lead with four minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, the starting quarterback of the Philadelphia Eagles floated a pass into the middle of the field, a desperation play made under…

  18. Photo Gallery: Steve Mason all but stood on his head in Flyers’ shootout win

    Dec 1, 2013, 7:00 AM EDT

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    Steve Mason continues to make the Philadelphia Flyers relevant. In the box score, it was another ho-hum 34-save night that carried the orange and black to a 3-2 shootout victory in Nashville on Saturday, but as you can see from these photos, the effort was far from routine. Mason kicks, pokes, swats, dives and sprawls…

  19. Hey, you can vote for Nick Foles in the Pro Bowl now

    Nov 30, 2013, 12:29 PM EDT

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    Last week, we examined which Philadelphia Eagles might be deserving of a trip to Honolulu for the Pro Bowl this season, but lamented the fact that Nick Foles was not on the ballot. Well, now he is the team’s Twitter feed revealed on Saturday. Guess who’s finally on the 2014 Pro Bowl ballot … VOTE:…

  20. Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians: read-option a ‘great college offense’

    Nov 28, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

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    At this point in the year, the Eagles’ offense is firmly entrenched as one of the better units in the NFL by almost any measure. They’re fourth in yards per game, ninth in points. They have the NFL’s leading rusher in LeSean McCoy, the wide receiver with the most catches over 20 yards in DeSean…

  21. How many and which NFL starting QBs would you take over Foles right now?

    Nov 27, 2013, 4:00 PM EDT

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    A few days back, a long-time reader posed an interesting question on Twitter. To summarize, how many NFL quarterbacks would you rather have over Nick Foles right now? Seems like an appropriate question now that he’s officially been named the Eagles’ starter. It’s difficult to answer, too. Foles still only has 11 starts under his…

  22. Sixers to retire Allen Iverson’s number in March

    Nov 27, 2013, 2:15 PM EDT

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    There aren’t many higher accolades in the world of sports than having one’s uniform number retired, never to be issued again. It’s a special honor usually reserved for a truly one-of-a-kind player, a distinction that could not be more appropriate for a six-foot guard from Georgetown, Allen Iverson. Nobody could ever wear the No. 3…

  23. Eagles hosting the suddenly playoff-minded Arizona Cardinals on Sunday

    Nov 26, 2013, 4:49 PM EDT

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    One of the great things about pro football in my humble opinion is how quickly a franchise can go from first-overall pick territory to world champion. It can take years to turn around a floundering Major League baseball team, and it’s damn near impossible to do in the NBA until the organization trips over a…

  24. Michael Vick reacts to Nick Foles being named Eagles starting QB

    Nov 26, 2013, 3:52 PM EDT

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    It can’t be stressed enough how impressive Michael Vick’s handling of the entire Nick Foles situation has been. We’ve seen so many veteran quarterbacks become indignant when a kid comes in and takes their job, and I know based on the comments fans have made in the past 11 months that many expected Vick to…

  25. Are the 2013 Philadelphia Eagles contenders?

    Nov 26, 2013, 2:50 PM EDT

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    Few people expected the Eagles to be in the thick of the playoff race heading into December, much less tied for first place in the NFC East. Chip Kelly’s inaugural season as head coach was supposed to be a rebuilding year. Instead, excitement mounts as Philadelphia makes its push for the postseason. After the Birds…