Jan 292011
 
Flyers' Briere, Giroux picked for opposing all-star teams

January 29 Philadelphia Inquirer: “High-scoring forwards Danny Briere and Claude Giroux, Flyers teammates and Haddonfield housemates, hoped to be chosen for the same all-star team when the sides were selected Friday night at the Raleigh Convention Center. They didn’t get their wish. Team Lidstrom took Briere in the sixth round of the 18-round draft, while [More…]

Sixers fall to Grizzlies, 99-94

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Jan 292011
 
Sixers fall to Grizzlies, 99-94

January 29 Philadelphia Inquirer: “Doug Collins kept looking for answers. All the 76ers coach saw Friday night were turnovers. The Sixers suffered one of their most devastating defeats in a game that had as many peaks and valleys as their season. Leading by 21 points with fewer than four minutes to go in the third [More…]

Jan 282011
 
Halladay 30th on Bloomberg Businessweek's sports 'Power 100'

January 28 Philadelphia Daily News: “Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay has the power now, according to Bloomberg Businessweek. Halladay jumped into the annual “Power 100” in sports at No. 30, after being unranked previously, thanks to a perfect game, a no-hitter in the playoffs and the National League Cy Young. Halladay’s ranking likely would have been [More…]

Jan 282011
 
Eagles may have eyes on Wisconsin OT Gabe Carimi

January 28 Philadelphia Inquirer: “The defensive tackle bull-rushed at Gabe Carimi, but the Wisconsin offensive lineman wrestled him to the ground. The tackle got up, but the aggressive Carimi clocked him again. And then again, even after the whistle blew, the 6-foot-7, 315-pounder gave the beaten tackle another shove. It was a sequence this week [More…]

Jan 272011
 
DeSean Jackson out of Pro Bowl after tweaking knee

By Justin Adkins: The NFL have confirmed that Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson has pulled out of the Pro Bowl.  Jackson apparently tweaked his knee in practice.  It’s believed the injury isn’t serious and he’s dropping out for precautionary reasons. Since nobody cares about the Pro Bowl, this isn’t a huge loss for Eagles fans.  [More…]

Jan 272011
 
For Phillies, return of Rowand might be worth considering

January 27 Philadelphia Daily News columnist Paul Hagen: “A LOT OF TIME and energy have been spent this offseason debating how the Phillies plan to fill the rather large hole left by the departure of rightfielder Jayson Werth. Will Ben Francisco be the answer? A Francisco-Ross Gload platoon? Where does John Mayberry Jr. fit into all [More…]

Jan 272011
 
Speights boosts 76ers past Raptors, 107-94

January 27 Philadelphia Inquirer: “Marreese Speights packed a game’s worth of stats into just over 17 minutes of playing time. After watching his team struggle through a mediocre first quarter, 76ers coach Doug Collins inserted Speights and called for a play he’d seen on game film that worked against the Toronto Raptors. It worked again. [More…]

Jan 262011
 
The Crow's Nest:  "Arsenic and Old Age"

By Barry Jeffrey Jr:  So the Phillies have signed Cliff Lee and they now have possibly the best rotation in baseball in the last decade. Yet mostly what I am hearing out of the so-called experts is how old the aces are and how old and injury prone the rest of the team is.  These [More…]