Jul 22, 2012, 7:52 AM EDT
A decision has been made on hotly debated question as to whether the statue of Joe Paterno that stands outside of Beaver Stadium will be removed. This morning, Penn State President Rodney Erickson announced that the statue is coming down. Link to video feed.
Saturday Reads: SLAMMED? Asante’s Decline? Voracek’s Value? Why a ‘Gratton’ Trade? Union Dues and Player Ratings? Phillies Food?
Jul 21, 2012, 10:45 AM EDT
What we’re reading this morning instead of doing something more productive.
Jul 20, 2012, 10:37 AM EDT
The NBA’s Board of Governors appears ready to allow advertisements on NBA jerseys as early as 2013.
Jul 20, 2012, 8:42 AM EDT
Katie Strang of ESPN New York reports that Shea Weber was interested in the Rangers and visited New York, but signed an offer sheet with Philadelphia, which his agent called a better fit for him.
Jul 16, 2012, 10:07 PM EDT
The NFL’s best placekicker in 2011 was at PPL Park to take in a Philadelphia Union match on Saturday night.
Jul 16, 2012, 7:59 AM EDT
After getting off to a poor start in losing the series opener in Colorado on Friday, the Phillies rebounded to win a pair over the weekend and take the series against the Rockies. On Sunday, Cole Hamels had a few extra non-fans watching him pitch the series finale, with scouts reportedly on the scene for the 5-1 win.
Jul 15, 2012, 12:42 PM EDT
A look at the Union’s 2-1 win over the Montreal Impact, the week ahead, thoughts on male-pattern baldness, and what it might mean when you see a large group of fans wearing the jersey of a single opposing player.
Jul 15, 2012, 9:38 AM EDT
Reading Phillies centerfielder Jiwan James may not have come down with this deep fly ball in his glove as originally intended, but watch the video below as he appears to make the grab with his bare hand, saving a potential homerun for the R-Phils and creating a career highlight play in the process.
Saturday Reads: NHL Work Stoppage Looming? Le Toux a Pink Cow? Hamels Extension? Phils Trade Bait? PETA & CBP? Sarge!
Jul 14, 2012, 12:19 PM EDT
Some outside reading selections for your Saturday morning…
Jun 26, 2012, 11:24 PM EDT
So, we’re now a mere five days from July, well on our way to the All-Star Break, and Carlos Ruiz is batting .361, good for the best average in either league. Overshadowing for the moment the greatness of this increasing sample size, Chooch gave the Phillies the cushion they’d eventually need to beat the Pirates, 5-4, with a home run to lead off the eighth inning on Tuesday night.
And Then They Could Finish: Union Continue Trending Up With 4-0 Victory, CB Addition, US Open Cup Quest
Jun 26, 2012, 11:24 AM EDT
It’s been a long time since a Monday rolled around and we could look back on a win in league play for the Philadelphia Union—two months, in fact.
Jun 26, 2012, 8:35 AM EDT
How the Phillies took advantage of the Pittsburgh Pirates looking once again like the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Jun 23, 2012, 11:35 AM EDT
With the second round pick the Flyers got as part of the trade that sent Sergei Bobrovsky to Columbus (45th overall), the team selected goaltender Anthony Stolarz.
Jun 22, 2012, 10:05 AM EDT
Ben Olsen, who was named coach of the MLS’s All-Star side on Thursday, hails from near Harrisburg and played locally with FC Delco.
Jun 22, 2012, 8:24 AM EDT
Not a trade deadline, free agency period, or draft day goes by without the Philadelphia Flyers linked to a number of top players. Today is no different, and Pierre LeBrun says they’re interested in Anaheim’s Bobby Ryan.
Jun 21, 2012, 10:55 PM EDT
The Phillies scored on their first at bat of the game, but went silent the rest of the way in a 4-1 loss to the Colorado Rockies.
Jun 20, 2012, 11:26 PM EDT
Claude Giroux is NHL 13′s cover athlete
Jun 19, 2012, 10:59 AM EDT
According to a report but Sports Business Journal’s Don Muret, the Eagles are planning enhancements to Lincoln Financial Field over the next two off seasons. What would you like them to do?
Jun 17, 2012, 11:48 AM EDT
A look at the Union’s inspired efforts, and why it still wasn’t enough to earn a point or three. Video highlights included.
Jun 16, 2012, 8:40 AM EDT
Now Carlos Ruiz has an oblique strain…
Jun 13, 2012, 7:52 AM EDT
A quick look at how the Phillies lost despite grabbing 14 hits, and Clearwater’s response to Chase Utley’s first rehab game [video].
Jun 6, 2012, 5:28 PM EDT
With former Philly bench bosses and front office folks in positions of power and a small rotation of former Flyers wearing a small rotation of Kings uniform variations, the club had certainly earned the nickname. Failing to sustain any real momentum toward postseason glory is probably what garnered the seldom spoken derision, even if the Flyers’ own successes, while consistent, also consistently fell short.
Jun 6, 2012, 1:56 PM EDT
The Union have lately been finding more success when their matches don’t impact the MLS table, a trend that continued with their second win in US Open Cup play last night against DC United. Brian Carroll opened the scoring as the first half neared its close, but DC quickly answered, equalizing in stoppage time. [video highlights below]
Jun 4, 2012, 7:45 AM EDT
Imagine coming home from a baseball game two days late to a wife who just had to tell all her friends and family that you couldn’t be at your kid’s first birthday because you were in jail.
Faux-No? Johan Santana Makes History With Mets First No-Hitter Despite Questionable Call, Jorted Mets Fan Joins Party on Field
Jun 2, 2012, 11:49 AM EDT
Some outstanding pitching by Johan Santana gave the New York Mets their first ever no-hitter. But a botched call in the sixth will forever be remembered as part of it. So too might the fan who joined the team in celebrating…
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