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  1. If nothing else, Eagles are safe at safety again

    Mar 17, 2014, 4:21 PM EDT

    nate-allen

    When was the last time the Philadelphia Eagles had two reliable (let alone competent) safeties in their defensive backfield? We have to go back to 2008, when future Hall of Famer Brian Dawkins and uber-solid Quintin Mikell were patrolling the secondary. With the re-signing of Nate Allen to a one-year contract on Monday, it appears…

  2. Photo: The sad remnants of St. Patty’s party at rained out Phillies game in Clearwater

    Mar 17, 2014, 3:56 PM EDT

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    The March 17th game down in Clearwater, Florida is typically a rather festive affair with fans from the Delaware Valley flocking to BrightHouse Field to wear their best wrong-colored Phillies shirts and celebrate the fact that someone in their family tree once lived across the ocean in Ireland. I was down there one year and…

  3. New FiveThirtyEight website puts pretty decent probability behind big Nova tournament run

    Mar 17, 2014, 1:58 PM EDT

    jay.wright

    Nate Silver’s much hyped FiveThirtyEight.com debuted today following in the Grantland footsteps over at ESPN and they came right out of the gate crunching some interesting numbers in an attempt to predict the NCAA basketball tournament set to tip off this week. The methodology used is all pretty interesting stuff, combining a number of existing…

  4. Sam Hinkie even drove Evan Turner to airport after trade

    Mar 17, 2014, 11:35 AM EDT

    USA Today Images

    Not much new on the Sixers front this weekend. Not only did they lose a pair of games at the Wells Fargo Center but now even their sneakers are falling apart. Their losing streak now sits at 20 games which ties the franchise record. Nothing funny about that. One funny anecdote from over the weekend…

  5. Phil Martelli wants to fly on the Villanova plane he’s making fun of; Jay Wright is all about it

    Mar 17, 2014, 9:00 AM EDT

    bracket-level

    After the South, West and Midwest brackets were announced Sunday night, none of our three area tournament teams had had their name called on the CBS Selection Show. Naturally, Villanova, St. Joe’s and Delaware are all in the same region. And Villanova and St. Joe’s are in the same building. No. 10 St. Joe’s will…

  6. 3 Stars: Lethal special teams strike again as Flyers complete weekend sweep of Penguins

    Mar 16, 2014, 6:09 PM EDT

    apscotthartnell_0

    A look at the Philadelphia Flyers’ 4-3 victory over the hated, intrastate rival Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday afternoon at CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh from the perspective of three players. Let’s get this out of the way now: Man, did the linesman ever dodge a bullet when Sidney Crosby’s tip-in the waning seconds hit the…

  7. St. Joe’s has won the A-10 tournament, and Phil Martelli’s 4-year-old grandson has won the Internet

    Mar 16, 2014, 3:59 PM EDT

    If I had no idea who he was, and had to guess only from this face alone, I'd guess "Phil Martelli's grandson"

    Meet Phillip Martelli, Phil Martelli’s four-year-old grandson, who spent Sunday afternoon directly behind the St. Joe’s bench doodling on a dry-erase board and wearing a tie long enough to reach the floor. His grandpop’s Hawks topped VCU Sunday to claim their first A-10 tournament title since 1997, Martelli’s second season as head coach. Although they…

  8. 3 Stars: Flyers dispatch of shorthanded Pens in part 1 of home-and-home

    Mar 15, 2014, 4:19 PM EDT

    Matt Read, Marc-Andre Fleury

    The Philadelphia Flyers’ 4-0 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Wells Fargo Center on Saturday from the perspective of three players. 3. Claude Giroux You almost have to feel a little bit bad for the Penguins… almost. Already leading the NHL in man games lost to injury, Pittsburgh was forced to scratch All-Star forwards…

  9. MATCHDAY: It’s a fine day for soccer as Union open home slate vs. New England Revolution

    Mar 15, 2014, 9:16 AM EDT

    The sun (and warmth!) are expected at PPL Park on Saturday (Steve Moore photo)

    Well, after the winter we’ve had, I think we all deserve a beautiful Saturday. As for Philadelphia Union fans — who have sat through tropical storms, thunderstorm delays, bitter cold and four seasons of up-and-down-mostly-mediocre soccer — well, they deserve this weather to fall on this day. We told you about John Hackworth’s one year to…

  10. The Boys are Back in Town: Evan, Lavoy and Andrew make their Philly return with the Pacers

    Mar 14, 2014, 3:04 PM EDT

    NBA: Playoffs-Philadelphia 76ers at Boston Celtics

    Spread the word around. If there’s one home game left of note on the Philadelphia 76ers’ home schedule–beyond one that might actually result in the increasingly historically unlikely event of a win–worth noting, it’s this one against the Indiana Pacers. Aside from giving the Sixers a chance to at least get beaten down by a…

  11. Show Me Something: After 4 years, Union have 17 home games to convince masses to pay attention

    Mar 14, 2014, 2:47 PM EDT

    Sebastien LeToux, Michael Harrington

    Last Saturday night, after the Union’s 1-1 draw with the Portland Timbers, I got a text from a co-worker friend of mine. Now, this friend is a huge soccer-head. He not only has multiple Liverpool jerseys and listens to multiple Liverpool podcasts (and somehow understands the ridiculous “Scouser” accent), he manually keeps stats in an…

  12. Six great local beers for your Philadelphia Union season opener tailgate

    Mar 14, 2014, 12:11 PM EDT

    cultivator

    For many Philly sports fans, few things compare to taking an afternoon off from work and heading down South Broad for the Phillies’ home opener. No one needs any reminders that winter can be brutal here, and one weekday afternoon, even when it happens to be chilly and rainy, is still the mile marker where…