Jul 092010
 
RUMOR: Phillies could be interested in trading for Toronto LHP Scott Downs

by Justin Adkins Per a report on Fox Sports, The Phillies are interested in trading for Blue Jays’ left-hander Scott Downs.  Downs has been a popular target of trade speculation this year, and that trend is continuing. Downs, 34, is in the last year of his contract, so the Blue Jays have to decide if they want to [More…]

Jul 092010
 
Phillies' Manuel addresses team before game

July 9 Philadelphia Inquirer   “The Phillies’ clubhouse doors remained closed Thursday at 3:30 p.m., the time when the media are typically invited in to chat with the players. One night after saying, “We’ve got to get that edge,” Charlie Manuel decided he needed to hold a team meeting. “The all-star break is coming and I [More…]

Jul 092010
 
Tony Dungy: Michael Vick may still face NFL punishment from Roger Goodell

July 9 USA Today   “Former NFL coach Tony Dungy said Thursday that Michael Vick may still face repercussions from NFL commissioner Roger Goodell despite police in Virginia clearing him of criminal wrongdoing in a June 25 shooting at his birthday party. Speaking to the Dan Patrick radio show, Dungy said Vick, on probation for his [More…]

Jul 092010
 
Trading Gagne may be a must for Flyers

July 9 Camden Courier-Post   “The Flyers appear to be amid a salary-cap squeeze that can only be solved by trading Simon Gagne. According to various reports in Russia and Canada, the Flyers are close to an agreement with free agent right wing Nikolai Zherdev but need to shed Gagne’s $5.25 million salary to clear room [More…]

Jul 092010
 
Sixers' Meeks wants to show his versatility

July 9 Philadelphia Daily News   “The logjam that has formed at the guard position for the 76ers does not concern Jodie Meeks. The fact that swingman Evan Turner was taken with the second overall pick and instantly supplanted Meeks as the starting backcourt running mate of Jrue Holiday doesn’t weigh on his mind, either. Meeks’ [More…]

76ers’ Turner unhappy with his play

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Jul 092010
 
76ers' Turner unhappy with his play

July 9 Philadelphia Inquirer   “Evan Turner, the 6-foot-7 swingman selected by the 76ers with the second overall pick in last month’s NBA draft, was hard on himself when he was asked Thursday to critique his performance this week in the Orlando Pro Summer League. “Horrible,” Turner said. “It’s not what I expected of myself. I’m [More…]

Jul 092010
 

July 8 Philadelphia Inquirer The Phillies’ lineup won’t be in full working order at least until second baseman Chase Utley returns sometime around Labor Day. The starting rotation is the area in which general manager Ruben Amaro and manager Charlie Manuel would most like to strengthen their team before the July 31 trade deadline. The [More…]