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  1. DeSean Jackson will wear No. 11 in Washington; Here’s his new jersey

    Apr 3, 2014, 10:45 PM EDT

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    Well, there you have it. No. 10 is no more — at least for DeSean. You may have heard D-Jacc was interested in telling the franchise QB down in Washington to change his number: “I definitely am familiar with the No. 10 on Robert Griffin,” Jackson said during a conference call. “But, you know, we’ve talked…

  2. Flyers ready for ‘huge’ game against on-their-heels Blue Jackets

    Apr 3, 2014, 5:47 PM EDT

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    They’re all pretty important for the playoff push at this point but they’re especially so when the opponent is just 4 points behind in the standings. The Flyers host the Columbus Blue Jackets this evening at the Wells Fargo Center and there’ll be a rather unique goalie matchup. Former Flyer Sergei Bobrovsky will take on former…

  3. Video: Sixers’ large-headed Betsy Ross mascot busts a move

    Apr 3, 2014, 12:48 PM EDT

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    Fan appreciation night for Sixers fans takes place this Saturday night at the Wells Fargo Center in South Philadelphia and in advance of that big event the team promised “76 minutes of mayhem” today. The event took place from noon until… 1:16 pm down around 5th and Arch Streets. Many fans who showed up received…

  4. Why does Chip Kelly attend so many pro days of players the Eagles probably won’t draft?

    Apr 3, 2014, 12:19 PM EDT

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    This video segment about Johnny Manziel’s pro day is obviously a couple of days old but I just saw it for the first time this morning and found part of it interesting. In it, Johnny Football talks a little bit about his relationship with Philadelphia Eagles Head Coach Chip Kelly from the time years ago…

  5. St. Joe’s Ron Roberts is in the dunk contest tonight; we collected his most awesome YouTube clips

    Apr 3, 2014, 10:41 AM EDT

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    Ronald Roberts Jr. of the Saint Joseph’s Hawks will compete State Farm College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships on Thursday night. The event takes place on the campus of Southern Methodist University — in Dallas, with the Final Four being held at AT&T Stadium — and can be seen on ESPN at 9 p.m. Previous local…

  6. Papelbon peeved at positioning pertaining to potential game-ending play (The Phils lost again).

    Apr 3, 2014, 9:11 AM EDT

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    Two issues with last night’s walkoff loss in Texas, the second night in a row the Phillies came up on the short end of a walkoff. The first issue is obviously Jonathan Papelbon. Putting inflated salary aside, he’s simply nothing close to resembling a shutdown closer to finish last season and begin the 2014 campaign.…

  7. Of course Pat Burrell went yard when he took BP yesterday wearing khakis [VIDEO]

    Apr 3, 2014, 7:13 AM EDT

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    Pat Burrell popped up on the blog yesterday due to the continuing legacy he’s created off the field when it comes to the ladies, but the Bat can still bash. He still has it at the dish as well. CSN Bay Area posted the above clip of Burrell, currently a scout for the San Francisco…

  8. Audio of Pat Burrell’s amazing ‘pluck one from the herd’ line today

    Apr 2, 2014, 4:06 PM EDT

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    “ Pat Burrell is still out working for the San Francisco Giants as a “special assignment scout” and assistant to general manager Brian Sabean which means as part of his current job description he will occasionally drop by local sports talk radio stations. And sometimes the radio hosts he’s speaking with will ask him perfect…

  9. Oddsmakers see Flyers’ chances of Stanley Cup dreams improving dramatically over last month

    Apr 2, 2014, 2:10 PM EDT

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    A month ago the Flyers were a pretty longshot to win the 2014 Stanley Cup with oddsmakers giving them a 33/1 chance of a parade heading down Broad Street this summer. A red hot month of March later, one that included wins over the Penguins, Blackhawks, Blues, Stars, Kings, basically some of the best teams…

  10. Ugh: So much burgundy and gold

    Apr 2, 2014, 1:03 PM EDT

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    IT’S OFFICIAL: 3-time Pro Bowl WR DeSean Jackson (@DeseanJackson10) signs his contract at #Redskins Park pic.twitter.com/LB42RM2vSN — Washington Redskins (@Redskins) April 2, 2014 This is not a pleasant sight. And to update our earlier story, it looks like DeSean will be getting a 3-year deal wroth $24 million with the real number being $16 million…

  11. Sons of Ben soccer fan group get their own beer from Yards

    Apr 2, 2014, 12:03 PM EDT

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    The dedicated Union fan group that you hear banging their drums and singing throughout entire Philadelphia Union games down in Chester are being rewarded for their efforts in the best way possible: in the form of beer. According to an email that went out to all Sons of Ben members today, they’re getting a brew…

  12. 3 Stars: Flyers go toe-to-toe with Western Conference-best Blues but fall again in shootout

    Apr 2, 2014, 11:13 AM EDT

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    A look at the Philadelphia Flyers’ 1-0 shootout loss to the Western Conference-leading St. Louis Blues on Tuesday night at Scottrade Center in St. Louis through the perspective of three players who had an impact on the game.   Much like this past Sunday’s contest with the visiting Boston Bruins, that was one heck of…