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  1. Happy 8th Birthday Simon Gagne! — The Feb. 29th Post

    Feb 29, 2012, 12:17 PM EDT

    Famous birthdays, events, and passings tied to Feb 29th. Plus, some links to some pretty sweet tracks.

  2. Does the Sharks Proposed Offer for van Riemsdyk Say Something Deeper about His Trade Value?

    Feb 28, 2012, 4:25 PM EDT

    Do they San Jose Sharks really believe James Van Riemsdyk’s trade value is equal to that of a backup goaltender with inflated numbers?

  3. WATN: Pat Burrell to rejoin Giants as an Assistant Coach?

    Feb 27, 2012, 1:06 PM EDT

    Pat Burrell walked 932 times in his major league career. Seems like he might make for a decent hitting coach, right?

  4. Their House: SJU Claims Share of Big 5 Championship with Win over Temple

    Feb 26, 2012, 2:25 AM EDT

    With their 82-72 win over the Temple Owls on Saturday night, Saint Joseph’s walked off the floor in its final home game of the season with a share of the 2012 Big 5 Title. They will share that championship with the Owls.

  5. Saint Joseph’s Hosts Temple with Big 5 Title on the Line

    Feb 25, 2012, 3:40 PM EDT

    The Temple University Owls and Saint Joseph’s University Hawks have not played a game in the SJU Fieldhouse since 2001. This will be their first meeting inside the newly refurbished Hagan Arena. The Big 5 title is on the line.

  6. Temple-La Salle Afternoon After Notes: Rollouts, Chants and Dunphy on Legalizing ‘the Carry’

    Feb 23, 2012, 12:51 PM EDT

    Assorted notes, rollout recaps, and Fran Dunphy on why college refs should stop calling the carry inside…

  7. Fran Dunphy Discusses Eating Cake with Alonzo Lewis on the Last Day of the Man’s Life

    Feb 23, 2012, 11:01 AM EDT

    Big 5 Hall of Famer Alonzo Lewis lost his life on his way to a basketball game Tuesday. Inside, we bring you audio and quotes of Fran Dunphy’s postgame remarks on Lewis from after the Temple coach’s win over La Salle Wednesday. Words also included from Lewis friend, and fellow legend, John Chaney.

  8. Report: Temple to the Big East in 2012 ‘is Done’

    Feb 22, 2012, 2:05 PM EDT

    Talks between Temple and the Big East are heating up, and CBS Sports is reporting that Temple to the Big East is 2012 is already “done.”

  9. Iverson Offered Contract! (…to Play Indoor Soccer in Rochester)

    Feb 20, 2012, 11:40 AM EDT

    The Rochester Lancers of the Major Indoor Soccer League are cashing in on Allen Iverson’s recent misfortunes by offering the 11-time All-Star and 2001 NBA MVP a “unique offer” to play for the team in its final regular season games of 2012.

  10. Did the Phillies Really Almost Get Bobby Abreu Back to Use as Burnett Bait?

    Feb 20, 2012, 3:01 AM EDT

    We knew the Yankees were interested in Abreu. And we knew the Phillies were interested in swapping Blanton for Burnett. But did both things nearly happen in concert?

  11. Asante Samuel Would Like to Ask You a Question

    Feb 19, 2012, 4:56 PM EDT

    Asante Samuel wants to know where you would trade him if you were Eagles GM Howie Roseman.

  12. This Week in Awesome Names in Minor League Baseball

    Feb 19, 2012, 12:07 PM EDT

    Pitchers and catchers reported yesterday. Ladies and gentleman, meet James Benjamin Gosewich — or, to his friends and teammates, just “Tuffy.”

  13. Knicks Continue to Preach Defense, Sign J.R. Smith

    Feb 17, 2012, 12:54 PM EDT

    One of the sentiments in the headline above is true. The other is that the Knicks preach defense. Former Denver Nugget J.R. Smith tweeted early on Friday afternoon that he has agreed to a deal with the New York Knicks now that international basketball rules allow him to do so. Smith signed a contract to…

  14. Guaros de Lara MVP: Allen Iverson?

    Feb 17, 2012, 11:45 AM EDT

    Reports (some generated by his own camp) are now emerging that Allen Iverson is once more attempting a return to the NBA — albeit through non-traditional means.

  15. Trying to Buy Pat Burrell andor Jamie Moyer’s Houses? Well…

    Feb 17, 2012, 10:52 AM EDT

    We’ve previously shown you Wilt Chamberlain’s personal love shack, now we’re offering you the chance to buy Pat Burrell’s house! Assuming you rich Level readers can afford it.

  16. Can’t Read My, Can’t Read My, Can’t Read Jaromir Jagr’s Girlfriend’s Poker Face?

    Feb 16, 2012, 10:55 AM EDT

    Jaromir Jagr’s girlfriend apparently bested the entire Flyers team in a poker tournament Monday night. We speculate about what she’s actually like in person.

  17. Happy Valentines Day: Here’s Kate Upton and Something Sports Related

    Feb 14, 2012, 1:24 PM EDT

    Last week, we brought attention the MLB 12: The Show video game with a virtual tour of the new Marlins Ballpark and a fleeting glimpse of Greg Dobbs. This week, we’re turning it over Kate Upton and her endorsement of the rival MLB 2K12 product.

  18. Rangers Reclaim Misplaced Power Play from Wells Fargo Center Lost & Found

    Feb 11, 2012, 4:49 PM EDT

    New York had not scored on 5-on-4 man advantage in its last 35 opportunities, but scored the first three of its goals on the power play against the Flyers on Saturday.

  19. Bryz Sick, Bob in, Bacashihua up

    Feb 9, 2012, 2:23 PM EDT

    Ilya Bryzgalov is sick and will be a no-go for tonight’s game against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Jason Bacashihua has been recalled on an emergency basis from Adirondack should Bryz be unable to backup Sergei Bobrovsky tonight.

  20. The Statistical History of the 0-0 Shootout

    Feb 8, 2012, 2:29 PM EDT

    Imagine a world where a team can earn two points for winning a game in which it failed to score a single goal.

  21. The Big East’s Addition of Memphis Does Little to Lessen its Volatility

    Feb 7, 2012, 7:09 PM EDT

    Memphis’ impending move the Big East may lock down the all important “12th school” the conference was looking to secure it the hopes of strengthening its football brand, but changes little about what remains a fluid process.

  22. Danny’s Back: Briere to Return Tonight vs. Isles

    Feb 7, 2012, 12:07 PM EDT

    The Flyers have gone just 2-2-2 since losing Briere to a concussion on Jan. 21.

  23. A Virtual Preview of the New ‘Marlins Ballpark’

    Feb 6, 2012, 1:07 PM EDT

    The much-maligned home run structure — complete with marlins, flamingos and palm trees — will indeed be present behind Miami’s center field wall on their April 4th Opening Day, but it could be injected into your video games consoles as early as March 6th.

  24. It Takes Brass Balls to Win a Super Bowl

    Feb 5, 2012, 5:01 PM EDT

    Alec Baldwin goes Glengarry Glen Ross on DeSean Jackson, LeSean McCoy and the 2011 Philadelphia Eagles.

  25. Malik Rose Has Been Watching Swiss Cough Drop Commercials Again

    Feb 4, 2012, 8:45 PM EDT

    What do you get when cross Malik Rose with Nicola Vucevic and a Swiss cough drop marketing crew? See inside…