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  1. 3 Stars: Lethal special teams strike again as Flyers complete weekend sweep of Penguins

    Mar 16, 2014, 6:09 PM EDT

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    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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

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

    Mar 14, 2014, 12:11 PM EDT

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    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…

  8. Sir Charles nearly falls asleep on TV and he wasn’t even watching the Sixers

    Mar 14, 2014, 10:14 AM EDT

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    (Or playing on the Sixers) More proof that Charles Barkley is just like the rest of us. There was a pretty funny segment on TNT’s Inside the NBA on Thursday night when the cameras caught Chuck’s eyelids getting real heavy. He kept it together and didn’t actually fall asleep, but that certainly didn’t stop Kenny,…

  9. The Evster checks in with Ben Revere’s Twitter account

    Mar 14, 2014, 8:13 AM EDT

    ben ice cream

    When I was around 10 years old, I bumped into former Sixer and all-around terrible basketball player, Bob Thornton, at the Acme on City Line Ave. No seriously, I walked right into him. Like, right into his leg. I was looking for Skittles and he was waiting in line to buy ice cream and a…

  10. Video: Eagles new special teamer seems crazy enough to be awesome special teamer

    Mar 13, 2014, 5:09 PM EDT

    Bryan Braman, Pat McAfee

    The Eagles introduced a couple of their new acquisitions today over at the NovaCare Complex in South Philadelphia. Among them was linebacker Bryan Braman who also happens to be dubbed one of those special teams… “specialists.” He was asked about the mentality needed in a special teams role. His answer was so matter of fact…

  11. Watch Jimmy Rollins talk for nine minutes about Sandberg benching and apparent relationship strain

    Mar 13, 2014, 1:58 PM EDT

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    “I don’t know, there’s no fire that needs to be lit though.” That’s how Jimmy Rollins responded when asked if the strange past few days is a way of Ryne Sandberg trying to light a fire under his shortstop. Jimmy has been benched the past few days and there’s no real clear reason as to…

  12. Remembering the 1995-’96 Philadelphia 76ers (The Last Sixers Team as Tanktastic as This One)

    Mar 13, 2014, 12:18 PM EDT

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    Six months ago, in the midst of the worst Phillies season in over a decade, I decided to take a look at the 2000 Phillies, the last bottom-dwelling Phils squad, for a little perspective. In the midst of a Sixers season that has the chance to make the ’13 Phils look like the ’04 St.…