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  1. Photos: Lincoln Financial Field Painted Cherry, Temple’s Throwback Helmets

    Sep 7, 2013, 11:41 AM EDT

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    Temple and Houston kick off the first game in American Athletic Conference history at Noon. As you can see above, the Lincoln Financial Field end zones have been painted cherry and white for the occasion. “Temple” on the one side, and “Owls” on the other. In jersey-related news, Temple is going to be wearing a…

  2. VIDEO: Cary Williams Brawls With Riley Cooper at Practice

    Sep 5, 2013, 12:31 PM EDT

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    We don’t know what this was about or why it happened — you will all undoubtedly guess. But your video of Riley Cooper and Cary Williams mixing it up is above. Williams was lined up on Cooper, Williams jumped over Cooper’s back in coverage, the two went to the ground, and then began fighting once…

  3. Photo: Danny Briere Skates with Flyers in Canadiens Jersey

    Sep 5, 2013, 11:03 AM EDT

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    Flyers rookie camp officially gets underway Friday, but some of the players are already on the ice in Voorhees — including Danny Briere. Briere was amnestied by the Flyers along with Ilya Bryzgalov earlier this summer so that the Flyers could clear the remaining two years of his $6.5 million cap hit off their books.…

  4. Report: Royce White Under Investigation for Domestic Assault

    Sep 4, 2013, 2:07 PM EDT

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    Sad news for those in the #BeWell camp. According to an overnight report from TMZ, Royce White’s ex-girlfriend has filed a police report stemming from an incident between she and White earlier this summer. We’ll let TMZ handle the details: We know … White’s ex-girlfriend Tania Mehra — a Maxim model — filed a police…

  5. Everything You Need to Know About Sam Hinkie’s Ability to Blow Up the Sixers Next Summer

    Sep 4, 2013, 1:03 PM EDT

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    Discussion of the Sixers’ upcoming tank job usually focuses on next year’s loaded NBA Draft. The Sixers will have could very well own two lottery picks, one of their own and one from New Orleans. But what’s getting left out of this conversation is the team’s current roster. You know,  all the guys who will…

  6. Tonight at Citizens Bank Park: IronPigs vs. Nationals at 7:05

    Sep 3, 2013, 4:41 PM EDT

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    Neil Hartman — not a fan of the Phillies’ Monday night lineup. And he’s right, it’s not 2008 or 2009 or 2010 anymore. Hell, it’s not even 2012: Tonight’s #Phillies lineup vs WSH. Martin vs Gonzalez. 7:05pm. CSN/1210WPHT/94WIP/MLB.tv pic.twitter.com/esdsrE1ivs — Phillies (@Phillies) September 3, 2013 No Chase, no Jimmy. Actually, Ryne Sandberg could not play…

  7. Bill Cosby’s Temple-Notre Dame Pep Talk: ‘Your books cost $600, We’re Not Just Handing These Things Out for Nothing’

    Aug 31, 2013, 9:24 AM EDT

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    SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Temple and No. 14 Notre Dame kick off at 3:30 p.m (NBC / 97.5 The Fanatic). Your pregame reading appears below: Temple-Notre Dame Q&A: Enter The Subway Domer [The700Level] Temple Quiz With Nick Menta [The Subway Domer] Photo Gallery: Notre Dame Coach Brian Kelly Makes Faces, Yells at Tommy Rees [The700Level] ‘Nervous’ Rhule…

  8. Temple-Notre Dame Q&A: Enter The Subway Domer

    Aug 30, 2013, 8:15 AM EDT

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    With Temple and No. 14 Notre Dame set to kick off at 3:30 p.m. Saturday (NBC / 97. 5 The Fanatic), we scoured the internet (ran a Twitter search) to find the best semi-amusing ND blogger we could find. We came up with The Subway Domer, who’s the A-No. 1 Tommy Rees supporter on the…

  9. Photo Gallery: Notre Dame Coach Brian Kelly Makes Faces, Yells at Tommy Rees

    Aug 28, 2013, 1:30 PM EDT

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    Every day we march closer to Saturday’s 3:30 p.m. kickoff (NBC / 97.5 The Fanatic), I feel less in love with this Temple (+30) number a lot of locals are all over. And that’s not because I like ND (-30) either. My buddy Bill will explain why: yep RT @BillHunter11: @cnmenta the answer to both…

  10. Your Obligatory Picture of Casper Wells on the Mound in the Longest Game in Phillies History

    Aug 25, 2013, 3:34 AM EDT

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    Appropriately enough, the ghost of Wilson Valdez was named Casper. Casper Wells pitched 2/3 of the 18th inning in what was the longest game — by time — in Phillies history, a 12-7, 18-inning loss to the Diamondbacks. Your relevant numbers from CBS Sports: The teams combined to use 20 pitchers in a contest that…

  11. Gary Payton Is Taking Credit for Allen Iverson’s Practice Rant (With a Guest Appearance from Donovan McNabb!)

    Aug 22, 2013, 4:00 PM EDT

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    There are three things I know by heart and will be able to recite for the rest of my life: A Hail Mary, Al Pacino’s speech from Any Given Sunday, and Allen Iverson’s “We Talkin’ ‘Bout Practice” tirade. That quote and video clip has been used and re-used for so long that soon enough there’s…

  12. Former Temple Owl Morkeith Brown Has Reportedly Signed with WWE

    Aug 22, 2013, 10:02 AM EDT

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    I have like four things going on in my life: Temple athletics, professional wrestling, Batman comics and that one show on A&E where the two guys from Boston argue with each other until they can flip a house. This qualifies as two of the four. Former Temple Owl Morkeith Brown, per OwlsDaily, has signed a…

  13. Read Grantland’s Zach Lowe Just Gush over the Philadelphia 76ers’ Name

    Aug 21, 2013, 12:27 PM EDT

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    You’re not going to find the 76ers in the Top 5 of many lists this offseason. Unless it’s a list for potential Top 5 picks in the 2014 draft or maybe teams who are the furthest under the salary floor. In Hinkie we trust! But fret not Sixers fans. You have a new reason to…

  14. Video: ‘Fire Ruben!’ Chants Break Out at Citizens Bank Park; Phillies Shut Out Again

    Aug 17, 2013, 10:43 PM EDT

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    From our Fearless Leader at the ballpark: “Fire Ruben!” chants going on in the outfield. Dodgers 2 Phillies 0 top 9 https://t.co/CSCbsozm6q — The700Level (@The700Level) August 18, 2013 And this was before Juan Uribe’s three-run shot in the ninth to make it a 5-0 final. Two games into the Ryne Sandberg era, and the Phillies…

  15. Charlie Manuel Signed Autographs at the Granite Run Mall Saturday; He Loves Every One of You

    Aug 17, 2013, 6:34 PM EDT

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    Just one day after being removed as manager of the Philadelphia Phillies, Charlie Manuel was back in the front of the fans on Saturday. Prior to his firing, Manuel had been booked for an autograph signing at the Granite Run Mall, and he showed up on Saturday to honor his commitment. Asked how it was…

  16. Braves Bat Boy Might Now One Day Become Batman

    Aug 15, 2013, 1:45 PM EDT

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    A live bat made its way onto the field last night at Turner Field, which should be your first indication that it was not in the hands of a Phillie. The bat, sitting/laying on the infield grass in the second inning, appeared unable to fly and was picked up by Braves third baseman Paul Janish,…

  17. Wait a Second: Penn State Once Turned Down Rick Pitino?

    Aug 14, 2013, 3:10 PM EDT

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    There’s a nice story on ESPN.com by Jeff Goodman about Louisville head coach Rick Pitino giving a job to a young assistant coach named Mike Balado, who, after a strange series of circumstances and miscommunications, suddenly found himself without a D-I home. Pitino, after hearing the story of how Balado was about to take a…

  18. ESPN College GameDay Is Coming to the Palestra for Temple-La Salle on Jan. 18

    Aug 14, 2013, 12:09 PM EDT

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    Get your mascot heads (and other team-affiliated items) ready. After rumors started to float last week, it was made official Wednesday morning that ESPN’s College GameDay pregame show will be coming to Philadelphia on Jan. 18 when Temple and La Salle meet at the Palestra. Rece Davis, Jay Bilas (who will have taken down the…

  19. Royce White Intends to Play Opening Night, Per This Picture of Two Lions Fighting

    Aug 11, 2013, 7:20 PM EDT

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    Royce White did not play a game his rookie season. The reasons why are well noted. But this tweet from Sunday night indicates that White sees himself on the floor when the Sixers host the Heat on Oct. 30: Get a chance to play against @KingJames game 1, really cool. I’m excited! When 2 lions…

  20. Meet Stella the Owl, Temple’s New Semi-Official Mascot

    Aug 11, 2013, 1:36 PM EDT

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    Don’t worry, Hooter’s not going anywhere. But look at the claws on that thing! Meet Stella the Owl. Stella is a 3 1/2-year-old, great horned owl from the Elmwood Park Zoo in Norristown, and she was on hand for Temple’s first team scrimmage on Saturday. Stella is currently expected to grace the Temple sidelines during…

  21. Caption This: Andy Reid Photographed Exiting Bathroom at Chiefs Camp

    Aug 9, 2013, 4:20 PM EDT

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    The Chip Kelly era kicks off tonight at 7:30 p.m., so here’s a picture of Andy Reid walking out of the john. I have absolutely no idea what compelled USA Today photographer Jon Rieger to take this picture, but the caption is just so matter of fact about it: Jul 27, 2013; St. Joseph, MO,…

  22. The Sixers Are Going on a Second Date with These Four Coaching Candidates

    Aug 6, 2013, 10:37 AM EDT

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    Look, you know how it is. You move to a new town, you’re trying to find a place, get settled in at work, meet some new people, your mom — who in this case may be Rhea Hughes — keeps asking when you’re going to meet somebody… But so far, Sam Hinkie has seemed rather…

  23. This Is What Jrue Holiday Will Be Wearing Next Season

    Aug 1, 2013, 4:05 PM EDT

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    The New Orleans Hornets are no more. Introducing, the New Orleans M-Fing Pelicans! (Note: M-F’ing not actually part of their official name.) The Pelicans on Thursday unveiled their new uniforms for the 2013 season. That’s Jrue there on the right. You remember him. The Internet seems to think the design is a bit boring. Uni-Watch,…

  24. Ruben Amaro: Jon Heyman Is ‘Wrong Quite a Bit’

    Aug 1, 2013, 10:13 AM EDT

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    Ruben Amaro didn’t sell Wednesday, but that didn’t stop him from selling CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman down the river Thursday morning. The Phillies’ GM was on the WIP Morning Show on Thursday, one day after what was expected to be a busy day of deadline moves. Of course, the Phillies stood pat up to 4…

  25. Temple and Penn State’s 2013 Over/Under Win Totals

    Jul 30, 2013, 1:15 PM EDT

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    Temple: 4.5 Penn State: 8.5 Those according to the fine people at OddsShark. We bring this up today (Tuesday), because we’re now less than one month away from college football season, and because the first-ever American Athletic Conference preseason conference poll was just released. Listed below are the results of the media poll along with…