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  1. Chris Pronger Media Availability Yields Plenty of Material as Always

    May 27, 2011, 7:35 AM EDT

    Flyers defenseman Chris Pronger spoke to the media in a conference call yesterday, touching on just about everything from his worst-ever season in terms of injuries, his health prognosis for the future, the Flyers’ goalie situation, Mike Richards’ role as captain, and the media. Ya know, the usual fare these days. Although nothing earth-shattering, Pronger…

  2. Digital Roy Halladay Wins Gamer MLB2K11′s Million Dollar Challenge

    May 26, 2011, 7:59 PM EDT

    Since my early days on the Sega machine rocking some NHL ’94, I really haven’t been much of a gamer. Sure we get a little loaded here and there and play some late night FIFA derbies, but for the most part, it’s not in my regular routine. Joke’s on me, apparently. This guy Brian Kingrey…

  3. Right Back: Phils-Reds Take the Field 12 Hours Later

    May 26, 2011, 12:13 PM EDT

    If you think you’re tired after last night’s 19-inning marathon, how about what the arms and legs must be feeling like for the Phillies and Reds, almost all of whom saw action less than a half-day ago? Get your Bloody Mary ingredients ready, because it’s time to get some hair of the dog in ya…

  4. Good Read: Mike Richards on the Captaincy, Media, Lavvy, and Himself

    May 23, 2011, 9:51 AM EDT

    A lot of ink and pixels have been spent exploring Mike Richards’ role with the Flyers, both on and off the ice, since the team departed the playoffs early. For an unabashed Richards fan but also someone who understands he’s not perfect, the coverage can become a bit much. But the Courier-Post’s Chuck Gormley has…

  5. Manuel: Chase Utley Will Be in the Lineup on Monday

    May 22, 2011, 5:14 PM EDT

    Chase Utley appears poised to enter the Phillies lineup, having rejoined the big club this weekend and declared ready by his manager. In his postgame presser following the Phils’ 2-0 Sunday loss, Charlie Manuel said Utley would be in the lineup tomorrow against Cincinnati. The team is expected to be careful and judicious in its…

  6. Must Watch Video: Carlos Ruiz Buries Amazing Long Goal, Union Top Fire

    May 22, 2011, 10:33 AM EDT

    The Union found a way to do something they hadn’t all season to date—score a pair of goals. They topped the Chicago Fire by a 2-1 count to stay unbeaten at PPL Park this season. Carlos Ruiz had without a doubt the play of the night, and not only because it broke the 1-all tie…

  7. The Orange Underground and Niko

    May 21, 2011, 10:49 AM EDT

    Earlier this week, the first goaltender to wash ashore in the Flyers’ 2011 Goalie Watch was that of Niko Hovinen, a name likely unknown to hockey fans in the Delaware Valley. In a sign of the media times we live in, Hovinen’s signing to an entry-level contract was picked up by most if not all…

  8. Add Victorino and Blanton to the DL Pile, Dom Brown Won’t Be Called Up

    May 20, 2011, 10:44 AM EDT

    Aside from the putridity of a 7-1 home loss that featured three home runs off the bat of Jason Giambi, the already short-handed Phillies are expected to lose a few more bodies to the DL. Joe Blanton was scratched from the start just prior to the game with a flare up of the elbow issues…

  9. Russian Report: Zherdev Attacked Wife’s Car Updated w conflicting witness account

    May 19, 2011, 8:06 AM EDT

    According to a report in a Russian newspaper, which was uncovered and relayed by Teemu of BroadStreetHockey this morning, Nikolay Zherdev is said to have had an argument with his wife at a restaurant, after which he attacked her car, hitting it with a pole and shouting some serious threats as she tried to drive…

  10. Flyers Goalie Watch 2011 Is in Full Swing

    May 18, 2011, 7:52 AM EDT

    You don’t have to have been a Flyers fan since the mid-80s to know that hockey off seasons in Philadelphia almost always include waves of speculation and conjecture as to who will be in net the next season. After the team rode three goalies to an early playoff exit that included a sweep, we are…

  11. Cliff Lee Walks Career High, Cy Westbrook Shuts Down Phils Offense

    May 16, 2011, 11:00 PM EDT

    The slump isn’t quite over… The Phils lost their third straight on Monday night—the first time they’ve lost three in a row so far this season. Cliff Lee looked human although not altogether terrible, giving up a career-high six walks on the way to a 3-1 Phils loss to the Cardinals. He pitched just 6.1…

  12. Sarah Silverman Tops Morgan Freeman Again

    May 16, 2011, 12:27 PM EDT

    If you were watching yesterday’s Phillies broadcast, you were probably pleasantly surprised when they returned from commercial with Morgan Freeman joining T-Mac and Sarge in the booth. Red from Shawshank! Joe Clark! Nelson Mandela! Freeman is an icon and one of the most gifted actors of all time. He can inject gravitas into anything. Except,…

  13. Uggla’d: Halladay Loses Second Straight Complete Game

    May 15, 2011, 4:55 PM EDT

    Those of us hoping to see some flash from the bats on Sunday were left wanting, and for the second straight outing, Roy Halladay pitched a complete game loss. Tim Hudson held the Phils to a pair of runs, and Dan Uggla knocked a game-winning homer in the bottom of the eighth to put the…

  14. Doc vs. Rock: Halladay and Hudson Bring Another Possible Pitchers Duel

    May 15, 2011, 12:59 PM EDT

    So, yesterday’s outing was pretty frustrating, with Joe Blanton giving up homers to the first two batters he faced and the Phillies getting no-everything’d through five innings. Joey B settled down after the first, but the Phils wilted under the weight of a brilliant Jair Jurrjens start. A late-inning comeback attempt fell short while the…

  15. Rangers’ Derek Boogaard, 28, Found Dead

    May 14, 2011, 9:26 AM EDT

    Tragic news emerged last night that New York Rangers enforcer Derek Boogaard was found dead in his Minneapolis apartment. Just 28 years old, Boogaard spent most of his career with the Wild before signing with the Rangers. The cause of death has not yet been made available. “The Boogeyman” was one of the most feared…

  16. Flyers-Rangers Winter Classic at Citizens Bank Park? More Reports Name Philadelphia as Next Host

    May 12, 2011, 9:55 PM EDT

    The Flyers have never been far from the rumors surrounding the next NHL Winter Classic, and once again, they have been linked to hosting it. This time, the report seems to be getting some additional traction, with the latest mention coming from TSN’s Darren Dreger. We previously linked to Daily News beat Frank Seravalli’s similar…

  17. David Beckham Shan’t Be Gracing Us With His Presence

    May 10, 2011, 9:32 PM EDT

    Union fans hoping for another look at David Beckham will be disappointed when the LA Galaxy pull into PPL Park on Wednesday night without him. Bruce Arena made the call to sit Beckham for the mid-week showdown with Philadelphia, which falls between consecutive weekend matches for LA. I don’t know if Galaxy teammate Landon Donovan…

  18. An Ugly End to a Disappointing Flyers Season: Media Feuds, Surgeries, and Uncertain Futures

    May 10, 2011, 5:51 PM EDT

    First, a quick apology for the lack of Flyers coverage in the wake of the Boston sweep. I’ve been out of town for a wedding and some much-needed vacation time. I love Philly sports as much as the next guy, but there’s great recuperative value even in taking a break from something that’s supposed to…

  19. Union Making Noise in MLS, Philly

    May 5, 2011, 10:48 PM EDT

    The Philadelphia Union had a successful inaugural season in drawing fans and interest toward their new soccer-specific stadium in Chester. In the off-season, they picked up a $12 million sponsorship and a few game-changing players. The corporate name on the front of the jersey was unpopular, and the three biggest-name additions to the roster were…

  20. Flyer Fight: Sean O’Donnell Vs. Nathan Horton

    May 5, 2011, 8:52 AM EDT

    Perhaps trying to spark his drowning team, Flyers veteran defenseman Sean O’Donnell threw down with the Nathan Horton of the Bruins in the second period of last night’s eventual 5-1 loss:The Flyers will trade 5 minutes without O’Donnell for the Bruins being without Horton over that stretch, and that’s no slight to Odie. Horton would…

  21. Flyers-Bruins Game 3: Why Don’t They Do It on the Road?

    May 4, 2011, 6:07 PM EDT

    Both in the regular season and the playoffs, the Flyers have been more successful away from the Wells Fargo Center. So much for playing for a high seed, eh? Tonight, they’ll need that trend to continue as they take the ice in Boston down 2-0 in the series. As much as we all like to…

  22. Video Breakdown: JVR’s Emergence

    May 4, 2011, 8:13 AM EDT

    Bill Clement, John Boruk, and Al Morganti discuss James van Riemsdyk’s big step forward against the Boston Bruins, taking a look at some video from the game. As we’ve discussed a few times this season, one of the major differences in JVR’s game is his ability to use his size to shield the puck. On…

  23. A Milestone Meeting Between the Nationals and Phillies

    May 4, 2011, 7:54 AM EDT

    Last night, Phillies radio play-by-play man Scott Franzke shared an interesting game note on the series opener between the Phils and the Nationals. The Nats were playing in their 1,000th game since the franchise moved from Montreal to DC, and they were doing so in the same stadium in which they played game number 1,…

  24. Your Jayson Werth Memories?

    May 3, 2011, 6:31 PM EDT

    So while Jayson Werth is in town for the week, I just wanted to get away from the talk about whether or not he should or shouldn’t be booed, whether he should or shouldn’t have left, etc., and just focus on what you’ll always remember about Werth. Do you think he’ll he be a ballplayer…