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Nick Menta

  1. Lavoy Allen Holding a Live Auction on Twitter?

    Aug 16, 2011, 2:00 PM EDT

    Citing a $35 Wells Fargo overdraft fee as at least partial motivation, Temple University’s all-time leading rebounder and Philadelphia 76ers second round draft pick Lavoy Allen is conducting a live auction via his Twitter feed.

  2. In-House Notes from Opening Night at the Birds

    Aug 12, 2011, 2:17 PM EDT

    A five-point list of some of the finer happenings of last night’s Eagles-Ravens game. Highights include Vince Young’s confidence, Ronnie Brown’s usage rate and the impact of the NFL’s new rules on kick-offs and replays.

  3. Joe Paterno Trapped in a Glass Case (Er, Plastic Bubble) of Emotion

    Aug 9, 2011, 10:35 AM EDT

    A list of inventive and highly amusing ways in which to keep Joe Paterno safe following his most recent on-field injury.

  4. The Orange & Black Clearance Rack

    Aug 2, 2011, 7:49 PM EDT

    Need a reminder of just how different the 2011-2012 Flyers are going to look after an offseason of franchise-altering moves? Just take a trip to your local Modell’s. Things will hit home pretty quick.

  5. Not Over Yet: Collectively Bargaining The NFL’s Personal Conduct Policy

    Jul 28, 2011, 6:04 PM EDT

    An in-depth look at the National Football League’s personal conduct policy and its effect on the deteriorating relationship between commissioner Roger Goodell and his players.

  6. Talked to Katy Perry Lately? Dutch Gaitley Has

    Jul 21, 2011, 4:48 PM EDT

    Temple basketball’s Dutch Gaitley conducts a super-brief online correspondence with pop-star Katy Perry via Twitter.

  7. Doug Glanville a Bit Rusty in His Old Age

    Jul 20, 2011, 6:04 PM EDT

    Doug Glanville air-mails home plate in ceremonial first pitch at Wrigley Field.

  8. Vance Refrigerates Cubs, as Offense Rolls to Eighth Consecutive Series Win

    Jul 20, 2011, 5:29 PM EDT

    The Philadelphia Phillies hammered the Chicago Cubs by a final score of 9 to 1 on an oppressively hot afternoon at Wrigley.

  9. Mike Martinez! Phillies Secure Seventh-Straight Series Victory

    Jul 17, 2011, 4:46 PM EDT

    That’s more like it. The Philadelphia Phillies have completed their seventh series victory in their last seven match ups. The win against the rival Mets stretches the club’s record to 29-16 against the NL East, the best intra-division win-loss in all of baseball.

  10. Hamels Tagged for Seven Earned in Late Afternoon Loss

    Jul 16, 2011, 6:59 PM EDT

    Cole Hamels’ struggles in the city of New York continue. The All-Star left-hander is now a stinging 1-10 lifetime in starts made on the road in NY.

  11. Hamels, Phillies Look to Lock Down Yet Another Series Win

    Jul 16, 2011, 2:00 PM EDT

    With last night’s 7-2 final in Flushing Meadows, the Phillies have put themselves in position to claim their seventh straight series victory with a win Saturday. And, considering the pitching match up, the odds don’t look half bad, as Cole Hamels squares off against Jon Niese.

  12. Deep Thoughts with Evan Turner

    Jul 16, 2011, 11:13 AM EDT

    Evan Turner expresses his desire to compete in a “wife-carrying” competition via Twitter.

  13. In Which La Salle Baller Jerrell Williams Reps His Ghetto

    Jul 14, 2011, 1:19 PM EDT

    La Salle basketball graduate Jerrell Williams raps about his hometown of Paterson, New Jersey.

  14. Watney Wins by Two; What Now for Professional Golf in Philadelphia?

    Jul 3, 2011, 8:50 PM EDT

    On a muggy Sunday in Newtown Square, 54-hole co-leader Nick Watney carded a final round 66 to claim victory at the 2011 AT&T National at Aronimink Golf Club. The win is Watney’s fourth as a professional and second this season.

  15. Fowler, Watney Tied for Lead after Busy Saturday at AT&T

    Jul 2, 2011, 6:17 PM EDT

    Remember when K.J. Choi tied the Aronimink course record with a 64 on Friday? Well, forget about it. Nick Watney is your new (italics) record holder after an -8, 62 Saturday. Despite a largely ordinary even-par, 35 on the front, Watney would card six birdies and one eagle for a back nine total of just 27.

  16. Choi Fires Record-Tying 64; We Get Picture of the Tank, Other Patriotic Scenes

    Jul 1, 2011, 7:37 PM EDT

    2011 Players Champion K.J. Choi tied the Aronimink Golf Club course record with a -6, 64 Friday morning. The 41-year-old South Korean matched the mark set by defending champion Justin Rose in second round of last year’s tournament. Choi, winner of the 2007 AT&T National at Congressional, was unaware that he had tied the record until he reached the press room and was so notified. Speaking through a translator, Choi said that although he’s “not really a records kind of guy,” he is nonetheless “very pleased” with his accomplishment. He currently leads at a total -7, two shots clear of Justin Leonard, Chris Riley, Bo Van Pelt and Charlie Wi, the last of whom finished in fourth place at the AT&T in 2010.

  17. AT&T National: Adam Scott Cards 66, Military Parks Tank on Course

    Jun 30, 2011, 9:31 PM EDT

    We’re officially off and running at the AT&T National. Two men, Adam Scott and Hunter Haas, are tied for the 18-hole lead at 4-under-par, while a whole host of others are in contention and in red numbers.

  18. We Got To Talk to Tiger! Pictures And More From Aronimink

    Jun 29, 2011, 11:39 AM EDT

    During his Tuesday afternoon press conference from inside the AT&T National Media Center, the fourteen-time Major Champion expressed that while his recovery from injury is going well, he remains unwilling to set any form of a timetable in regard to a return to golf. Woods was quick to admit that he knew there existed a 50-50 chance of further damaging his still-healing knee and Achilles tendon when opted to participate in the Players Championship in May, a tournament in which he was forced to withdraw after only nine holes upon re-injuring both areas.

  19. Flyers Select QMJHL Center Couturier

    Jun 24, 2011, 8:38 PM EDT

    With the 8th pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, the Philadelphia Flyers have selected Sean Couturier. Couturier, a 6’3, 192-pound center from the Drummondville Voltiguers of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, figures to join the newly-acquired Brayden Schenn as the future of the Flyers franchise in the middle of the ice.

  20. Phillies Welcome A’s Home to Philly, Announce Bevy of Roster Moves

    Jun 24, 2011, 3:54 PM EDT

    The Philadelphia Phillies (47-29) will resume interleague play when they host the Oakland Ahtletics (34-42) for a weekend set at Citizens Bank Park. Tonight’s first pitch is set for 7:05 p.m and will feature Vance Worley squaring off against Oakland’s Guillero Moscoso.

  21. Audio: Mike Richards on Preston & Steve

    Jun 24, 2011, 12:49 PM EDT

    Mike Richards continued his whirlwind 24-hours by calling into the Preston & Steve Show this morning on 93.3 WMMR to discuss his impending move to Los Angeles and his thoughts on so suddenly leaving the Flyers organization.

  22. Sixers Stay Local, Add Temple’s Allen in Second Round

    Jun 23, 2011, 11:56 PM EDT

    Following in the footsteps of the Philadelphia Eagles less than two months ago, the Philadelphia 76ers have drafted a Temple Owl. With the 50th pick in the 2011 NBA Draft, the Sixers have selected 6’9 power forward Lavoy Allen. This is the first Owl selected by the 76ers since Mark Karcher was chosen 48th overall in 2000.

  23. Later on, Collie: Brendan Shanahan Named NHL’s New Head of Discipline

    Jun 1, 2011, 8:25 PM EDT

    In keeping with some of the other changes happening within the National Hockey League, commissioner Gary Bettman announced this evening that future-Hall-of-Famer and current VP of Hockey and Business Development Brendan Shanahan will be the leader of the NHL’s new Department of Player Safety. In addition to examining the legality of head shots and the…

  24. Worley Rocked in Tough Day for Phillies Subs

    May 29, 2011, 4:53 PM EDT

    After being called up, sent down, re-called, asked to pitch relief, sent down again and ultimately recalled once more, Vance Worley’s struggles on Sunday afternoon weren’t altogether shocking considering his recently unorthodox travel and pitching schedules. Though Vance had performed plenty well in his previous appearances for the big club this season, the New York…

  25. Bernard Hopkins Breaks Record, Lies About Choice of Attire, Does It All “His Way”

    May 22, 2011, 11:49 AM EDT

    Say what you will about Bernard Hopkins’ penchant for outlandish commentary, but don’t ever question his ability, desire or resolve inside the ring. With his victory by unanimous decision over Jean Pascal in Montreal Saturday night, the forty-six year old Hopkins became the new WBC Light Heavyweight Champion, supplanting former record-holder George Foreman as the…