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  1. Law & OrderNBA: Union Rejects Deal, Will Move to Dissolve

    Nov 14, 2011, 3:21 PM EDT

    The NBA players have rejected the owners’ latest offer and will be dissolving their union to pursue legal options. If you were wondering what exactly defined “worst case scenario,” well…here you go.

  2. Big 5 Opener: Penn Hosts Temple at the Palestra, Owls’ Wyatt to Sit

    Nov 14, 2011, 11:36 AM EDT

    The Temple Owls will be without Khalif Wyatt this evening when they take on the Penn Quakers, as the guard serves a one-game suspension for a “minor internal matter.” Tonight’s match up will be the Quakers’ 2011-2012 home opener, and the Owls first game of the season. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m and can be heard 1210 AM.

  3. Penn State-Nebraska: And the Band Played on…

    Nov 12, 2011, 11:09 AM EDT

    Penn State has been through one of the worst weeks a university could imagine for the most part, but on Saturday there will be a four-hour window to attempt to escape from the off-field scandal that has taken the nation by storm.

  4. Big 5 Tip-off Tonight; Penn, ‘Nova, Joe’s and La Salle All in Action

    Nov 11, 2011, 1:44 PM EDT

    Game times and opponents for each of the local team’s in action, accompanied by a brief preview of the major storylines surrounding each program as they prepare to begin their 2011-2012 seasons, after the jump…

  5. Phillies Down to a “Coin Toss” between Madson and Papelbon?

    Nov 9, 2011, 4:47 PM EDT

    The Phillies are negotiating with both Ryan Madson and long-time Red Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon. Phils beat writer Todd Zolecki is calling the talks “a coin flip” between the two.

  6. Comment of the Week Sponsored by Misconduct Tavern

    Nov 9, 2011, 1:24 PM EDT

    Before we get into our comment of the week, we wanted to remind you about our big Eagles Game Watch Party for the Thursday night Seahawks game on December 1st at Misconduct Tavern at 15th and Locust in Center City. There will be some sweet beer specials in addition to some tasty bar snacks. We hope you can come hang out and watch the Birds with us.

  7. Temple-Miami (OH): German Pop Cover Band Edition

    Nov 9, 2011, 1:00 PM EDT

    Temple hosts Miami (OH) in a battle of two teams who will both take the field with their seasons on the line. Kick-off is scheduled for 8 p.m. (ESPN / 1210 AM)

  8. Video: Joe Paterno Addresses Students on Front Lawn, Leads “We Are…” Chant

    Nov 8, 2011, 8:38 PM EDT

    In a move atypical of old men who usually instruct youngsters to “get off their lawn,” a video has surfaced online of Joe Paterno coming out to meet a throng of student supporters who have gathered in his front yard.

  9. Pronger to Return Tomorrow Night? Thinks We Should All Screw Ourselves?

    Nov 8, 2011, 3:30 PM EDT

    CSN’s Tim Panaccio is reporting that Chris Pronger “appears likely” to return to the ice this Wednesday evening against the Tampa Bay Lightning. The captain has been sidelined for the Flyers’ last six games after taking an errant stick blade to the eye.

  10. Report: Penn State Planning Paterno Exit Strategy

    Nov 8, 2011, 12:27 PM EDT

    The New York Times is reporting that Joe Paterno is on his way out at Penn State. The report comes less than a half hour after the cancellation of his previously scheduled 12:20 p.m. press conference.

  11. Paterno Presser Scheduled for 12:20 Now Cancelled

    Nov 8, 2011, 11:55 AM EDT

    Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno was scheduled to make his first appearance before the media since this weekend’s news that implicates a number of university officials in the cover up of a child sex abuse scandal. His press conference, originally scheduled for 12:20 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, has been cancelled.

  12. The 14th Round: In Remembrance of Joe Frazier

    Nov 8, 2011, 1:51 AM EDT

    Joe Frazier has died at the age of sixty-seven. For boxing fans, his legacy will live forever. We just hope his heart is finally at peace.

  13. Mike Vick Remains Most Disliked Football Player, Says Forbes

    Nov 7, 2011, 3:33 PM EDT

    Eagles Quarterbacks Mike Vick and Vince Young crack the Top 10 in Forbes’ recent list of the Most Disliked NFL Players.

  14. Flyer Fights: Why You Still Shouldn’t Mess with Simmonds, but Might Be Okay with Rinaldo and Harry Z

    Nov 7, 2011, 11:38 AM EDT

    A 9-2 hockey game broke out in the middle of a three fight card featuring Wayne Simmonds vs. Derek Dorsett, Zac Rinaldo vs. Cody Bass and (believe it or not) Harry Zolniercyzk vs. James Wisniewski (*nervously tugs collar*).

  15. Jay Cutler’s Face Comes to Philadelphia; Hilarity and Sympathy Should Both Ensue

    Nov 6, 2011, 9:05 PM EDT

    When Cutler was dealt from Denver to Chicago a few seasons back, I was largely apathetic about the now “embattled” quarterback. But I was wrong to be apathetic. The proof is in his face.

  16. Joe Must Go: Bob Ford on Paterno’s Role in the Sandusky Scandal

    Nov 6, 2011, 12:05 PM EDT

    For years, Joe Paterno’s persistent retirement controversy has been focused on everything Joe Paterno has done. Now it may be focused on what he didn’t do.

  17. Countdown to (Financial) Doomsday: Stern Issues Ultimatum

    Nov 6, 2011, 11:14 AM EDT

    If you want basketball, and the players want as much money as possible, it’s come time to sign a deal. Otherwise, neither you nor they will be getting any getting any of either.

  18. Joe Frazier in Hospice Care, Fighting Liver Cancer

    Nov 6, 2011, 10:28 AM EDT

    It is our sad duty this morning to bring you the news that Philadelphia boxing legend “Smokin’” Joe Frazier is in failing health. Reports broke Saturday evening that former champ and all-time great has been taken to a Philadelphia-area hospice facility, and is in the final stages of an aggressive form of liver cancer.

  19. Temple Update: Pierce’s Status Unconfirmed, We Outline MAC East Tiebreak Scenarios Amended

    Nov 4, 2011, 3:47 PM EDT

    Bernard Pierce’s status remains in question following a head injury sustained Wednesday night. The rest of his team isn’t out the race for the MAC East, yet. Scenarios inside.

  20. The Day After: Inside the Mind of a Discouraged Temple Fan

    Nov 3, 2011, 1:41 PM EDT

    The more things change, the more they stay the same. Nick Menta tries to pick up the pieces after the Owls’ Wednesday night loss to Ohio. Sadly, he finds only more of that all-too-familiar feeling…

  21. Relax, Temple and Novaheads: Big East Not out of the Woods Just Yet

    Nov 1, 2011, 5:22 PM EDT

    Breaking down why Tuesday’s Big East “snub” was actually good for Temple and what the conference’s other options are should any of their invitees decline.

  22. Fran Dunphy on Realignment, Team Defense and Scootie Randall

    Nov 1, 2011, 4:43 PM EDT

    Yahoo!’s Tim Brando has an interview up with Temple coach Fran Dunphy. Dunph has been making the media rounds recently in an effort to get the word out about his team and their tip-off against UPENN on Nov. 14. As Brando and Dunphy both remarked, it’s great just to be talking basketball in light of fatiguing mess that has become college football.

  23. SI Ranks Jimmy Rollins, Ryan Madson Nos. 10, 12 in Their Free Agent Top 50 Now with More Brad Lidge

    Nov 1, 2011, 3:03 PM EDT

    With the market set to open for free agents, Sports Illustrated has published their Top 50 available free agents for the 2011-2012 off-season. Four Phillies made the list.

  24. Temple to Visit Ohio with MAC Title Hopes in the Balance; Our Freakishly Long Preview in 9 Sections

    Nov 1, 2011, 12:55 PM EDT

    At 5-3 overall and 3-2 within the conference, Temple holds a half-game lead in the MAC East over none other than (the) Ohio University, the team that has twice cost TU a chance at the MAC Champiosnhip. Kick off between the Owls and Bobcats is scheduled for 8 p.m. Wednesday evening (ESPN / 1210 AM).

  25. The 1976-77 Sixers Yearbook: Pop-Up Video Edition

    Oct 31, 2011, 4:38 PM EDT

    The Philadelphia 76ers have published eight pages from their 1976-1977 team yearbook, complete with pop-up video-style factoids explaining the necessary takeaways from each trip down memory lane. Plus, someone wrestles a bear!