Aug 252010
 
Umpiring crew has little to say on a disputed call

August 25 Philadelphia Inquirer “When Greg Gibson was announced as the home-plate umpire Tuesday night, there was a smattering of boos from the still-arriving crowd at Citizens Bank Park. Before the game began, Gibson again declined the chance to explain his reasoning behind a disputed call in Monday’s 3-2 Phillies loss. “I can’t talk,” Gibson [More…]

Aug 252010
 
Phillies lose wild game to Astros in 16 innings

August 25 Philadelphia Daily News “BY THE TIME it was over, Roy Oswalt was in leftfield, Raul Ibanez was at first base, and Ross Gload – who isn’t even active – was ejected. But all that mattered was this: A game-tying home run by Jimmy Rollins with two outs in the ninth went for naught [More…]

Aug 252010
 
Marlin, Jamaal Jackson fight through injuries

August 25 Camden Courier-Post “Thanks to two knee surgeries and an Achilles’ tear, Marlin Jackson has played only 11 games since the 2007 season. It’s enough to make someone ponder a different career, but the Eagles’ defensive back said Tuesday he’s committed to a healthy and complete return. “My heart is still in doing this,” [More…]

Aug 252010
 
Eagles' Cornelius Ingram still nursing calf injury

August 25 Philadelphia Inquirer “When you see Cornelius Ingram practicing, two things are impossible to ignore – he’s running nowhere near 100 percent and he has an inflamed left calf. Despite a calf that has swelled considerably, the Eagles tight end, who is trying to come back from back-to-back left knee surgeries, continues to practice. [More…]

Aug 252010
 
Eagles' top pick Graham ascends to starter

August 25 Philadelphia Daily News “BETWEEN THE sidelines, it might not make a big difference. Brandon Graham and Juqua Parker always figured to split time at left defensive end. Which one gets designated to take the first snap of the game is a technicality. But the symbolism is striking. Graham, the first-round rookie from Michigan, [More…]

Aug 252010
 
Flyers' Laviolette: Chris Pronger's return unknown

August 25 ESPN.com “Philadelphia Flyers coach Peter Laviolette said Tuesday he doesn’t “have a sense yet” as to when star defenseman Chris Pronger will return from offseason knee surgery. While taking part in this week’s World Hockey Summit in Toronto, Laviolette told reporters he doesn’t have a timetable for the blueliner’s return but has “no [More…]

Aug 252010
 
76ers' Nocioni expected to play for Argentina in Worlds

August 25 Philadelphia Daily News “The 76ers’ Andres Nocioni is likely to play for his native Argentina against Germany on Saturday in its opening game of the FIBA World Championships in Turkey. We think. The Sixers’ Andre Iguodala, as anticipated, will be part of the USA team that will open Saturday against Croatia. Iguodala has [More…]