May 15, 2013, 2:30 PM EDT
“Talk about your all-time backfires.” A brief diversion from the local sports scene. Can’t claim to know much about the situation, so here’s a short intro via Deadspin: The Korean league’s Lotte Giants fell 6-4 to the last-place NC Dinos today, capped off by an embarrassing at-bat for outfielder Jeon Jun-woo. In the ninth inning,…
May 15, 2013, 1:15 PM EDT
For the most part, it seems like Michael Vick has tried to turn his life around since being released from federal prison — speaking out against animal cruelty, paying his creditors, getting married, taking care of a family dog. Of course, the reason he was in federal prison is the same reason many will be…
May 15, 2013, 12:45 PM EDT
General manager Ruben Amaro on Saturday night denied a report that the Phillies had signed Carlos Zambrano, calling it “ridiculously premature.” It was premature, but ridiculously now governs a time span of about four days. The Phils signed Zambrano on Wednesday to a minor-league deal. Per Corey Seidman: Zambrano was 7-10 with a 4.49 ERA…
May 14, 2013, 5:18 PM EDT
Sort of like the Dock Ellis-LSD-No-Hitter video but with less drugs and more animals. PBS Digital Studios, as part of its Blank on Blank series, has set a 1992 interview with Wilt Chamberlain to animation. Beyond the images — which are worth watching at least once without much consideration as to the content of the…
May 9, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT
This is not not impressive. The Eagles selected safety Earl Wolf out of N.C. State in fifth round at 136th overall. Wolf’s mother was actually raised in North Philly, prompting him to say: “So, basically, I’m coming back home.” Wolff stands 6-foot tall. That’s 72 inches. This shelf he’s about to jump onto is allegedly…
May 9, 2013, 10:35 AM EDT
The Russian national team is currently playing France in the IIHF World Championships. And Ilya Bryzgalov is playing Angry Birds: Star Wars edition. Bryzgalov is one of three goalies on the Russian roster, alongside Semyon Varlamnov of the Colorado Avalanche and Vasili Kosechkin, who is currently in net. [RELATED: Ilya Bryzgalov’s chat with the Russian…
May 8, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT
The NHL announced Wednesday that Henrik Lundqvist, Antti Niemi and Sergei Bobrovsky are your three finalists for the Vezina Trophy. Lundqvist you know as the guy who routinely stonewalls the Flyers, Niemi you know as the guy who was in net for the Chicago Blackhawks during their 2010 Stanley Cup win over the Flyers, and…
May 7, 2013, 1:42 PM EDT
Former Temple coach Wayne Hardin was named to the College Football Hall of Fame on Tuesday. Hardin is the winningest coach in program history, with an 80-50-3 record. His 1979 team, which finished 10-2, was the first in Owls history to win a bowl game and the only to finish a season ranked (No. 17).…
May 7, 2013, 11:29 AM EDT
The way it’s been talked about so far, it’s almost as if the Sixers’ search for a new head coach exists in a vacuum. Brian Shaw and Mike Brown are at the top of the Sixers’ list. The Sixers are really high on Shaw and Mike Malone. The Sixers have officially reached out to Shaw.…
May 2, 2013, 5:24 PM EDT
The only noticeable difference — other than the color — is the addition of ears. Canadians, man. [logos inside]
May 2, 2013, 2:28 PM EDT
The Oregon State corner was a consensus All-American in 2012 and finished second in the nation with seven interceptions. He was mostly projected as a Day 2 or very early Day 3 pick. So how did he manage to fall to the Eagles in the seventh round. We’re now four days after the NFL Draft and that’s still a fascinating question.
May 1, 2013, 1:28 PM EDT
New secret to life: have your team quit on you, and then move to Kansas City.
Apr 30, 2013, 1:57 PM EDT
Welcome to Merion Golf Club, site of the 2013 U.S. Open (June 13-16), where there’s a decent chance the caddies make more than you do.
Apr 26, 2013, 2:29 PM EDT
The years it took. The criticism he endured. Donovan McNabb has won the big one.
Apr 24, 2013, 1:21 PM EDT
The Sixers’ job is also made a tougher sell by the franchise’s current lack of direction. No coach with name value, who will surely have offers from other franchises, will want with this job without knowing exactly what the hell is going to happen with Andrew Bynum. Then again, that’s exactly what makes Shaw’s candidacy so interesting.
Apr 24, 2013, 12:41 PM EDT
He’ll likely always be remembered as a Penguin, but Jaromir Jagr has really gotten around. Just ask these guys.
Apr 23, 2013, 10:34 PM EDT
Kate Smith and Lauren Hart’s “God Bless America” is far from the only musical performance dedicated to Boston as of late — Neil Diamond’s even writing a new song — but, from one city to another, it was likely the most appropriate.
Apr 23, 2013, 10:24 PM EDT
The Flyers had nothing to play for short of potentially costing the Bruins a Northeast Division banner. Seemed like motivation enough. In yet another “where was this all year?” effort, the Flyers handled the Bruins 5-2 Tuesday night at Wells Fargo Center thanks to three great plays from Matt Read, Jake Voracek and Claude Giroux and one not-so-great play from Zdeno Chara.
Apr 19, 2013, 4:42 PM EDT
Kevin Frandesen is filling in for Howard at first and Humberto Quintero is once again catching Roy Halladay.
Apr 18, 2013, 4:37 PM EDT
Brent Celek’s Prime Stache American Bistro is coming Old City. DeSean will likely be on the menu. Get it? Hot dogs? Wait up, guys.
Apr 16, 2013, 2:20 PM EDT
Do you worry about Ryan Howard every time you watch him run? Apparently there’s a coach in the National League who does.
Apr 10, 2013, 10:37 PM EDT
The last time he faced the Phillies, Jeremy Hefner gave up six runs and never recorded an out. On Wednesday night, the Mets starter was tagged for two homers in the first inning. Chase Utley went to dead-away center and Dom Brown to the second deck in right. It was part of a five-run first that sent the Phillies on their way to a 7-3 win and their first series win of the season.
Apr 10, 2013, 12:33 PM EDT
Behold 20-year-old Phillies prospect Roman Quinn, whom the team selected in the second round of the 2011 draft. He’s fast.
Apr 9, 2013, 11:59 AM EDT
One game after he appeared in relief of Ilya Bryzgalov, the Flyers announced late Tuesday morning that Steve Mason will be in net tonight when his new team takes on the Islanders at 7 p.m.
Apr 9, 2013, 10:47 AM EDT
Win three games and advance to the Sweet 16 for the first time in 58 years, get one clip (the wrong one). Win two games and boast the leading scorer of the tournament, get zero clips. Win zero games, get two clips.
Apparently the less you do in the tournament, the more times you get in ‘One Shining Moment,’ and vice versa. Looking at you, ‘Nova.
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