Sep 242010
 
Utility man Valdez is feather in Phillies' cap

September 24 Philadelphia Daily News columnist Bill Conlin: “NO, GENE, CHARLIE is not going to throw Hamels, Halladay and Oswalt on 3 days’ rest so they can wrap this thing up over the weekend. Don’t even think about it. I know, I know, bleep happens. Guys steal home with Hall of Famers at-bat. Certain players [More…]

Making a pitch for Halladay at NL MVP

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Sep 242010
 
Making a pitch for Halladay at NL MVP

September 24 Philadelphia Daily News columnist Paul Hagen: “HERE’S A PLEASANT little conundrum to ponder while waiting to see whom the Phillies will play in the first round of the playoffs: Pitching is supposed to be the backbone of a winning team, right? Experts tap a few buttons on their calculators, nod sagely and tell us [More…]

Sep 242010
 
Eagles hope Bradley's return plugs holes in defense

September 24 Philadelphia Daily News: “THE DENSE CLOUD of smoke created by Andy Reid’s bomb-throwing this week finally began to drift away yesterday, and there sat Sean McDermott at the NovaCare podium, talking about the part of the team that is on the field when Michael Vick isn’t. Oh, yeah. Those guys. McDermott’s message was [More…]

Sep 242010
 
Eagles' QB switch masks real problems

September 24 Philadelphia Inquirer columnist Phil Sheridan: “While the Mighty Wizard dazzles and distracts us with fiery news flashes and puffs of green smoke, let’s take a little peek behind the curtain. There sits Andy Reid, a man forced to make jaw-dropping quarterback decisions because, frankly, he doesn’t have the magical powers necessary to fix the [More…]

Sep 242010
 
Stats don't show how Celek contributes

September 24 Camden Courier-Post: “Interestingly, Eagles offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg started his Thursday press conference by saying he thought LeSean McCoy, DeSean Jackson and Brent Celek had played well against Detroit. Obviously, McCoy played well. He rushed for a career-high 120 yards and three touchdowns in the 35-32 win. In doing so, he became the [More…]

Sep 242010
 
Flyers' Hartnell not taking preseason lightly

September 24 Philadelphia Inquirer: “Don’t tell Scott Hartnell that NHL exhibition games are meaningless. The Flyers winger might take offense. To him, performing well in the preseason is the first step to his team’s goal of winning the Stanley Cup. “Even though it is an exhibition, it’s time to prove yourself,” Hartnell said Thursday before [More…]

Sep 242010
 
Flyers Drop Preseason Shootout to Maple Leafs

September 24 The Associated Press: LONDON, Ontario — Colby Armstrong scored the game-tying goal, then added the winner in the 11th round of a shootout and the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 3-2 on Thursday.  With the Maple Leafs trailing 2-1 in the third period, Armstrong beat Philadelphia goalie Sergei Bobrovsky to send [More…]

Sep 242010
 
Source says Sixers won't be a player in a Carmelo Anthony deal

September 24 Philadelphia Daily News: “Yes, the 76ers have contacted Denver about the possibility of making a deal for Carmelo Anthony. Sixers president Rod Thorn, by NBA rule, cannot openly talk about trying to acquire a player from another team, but sources indicate that roughly 20 other teams have also called about Anthony. There is [More…]