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Eagles' Brandon Graham eager to play role of mentor for rookie Derek Barnett

Last year, the Eagles relied heavily on their first round draft pick, quarterback Carson Wentz. It appeared as though Wentz relished the opportunity and grew, with pains at times, as a rookie starter in 2016. This year's first round pick for the Birds, Tennessee's Derek Barnett, will have...

Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 3:56pm

Sixers draft targets: De'Aaron Fox knows how to score — just what Philly needs

The Sixers need a guard, and assuming the first two players off the board on June 22's NBA Draft are Markelle Fultz and Lonzo Ball, there's a good chance the team targets one of Kentucky's star scorers with the No. 3 pick in the draft. Last week we detailed the sharp-shooting Malik...

Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 3:41pm

5 best free agent signings in Eagles history

The Eagles have been one of the biggest players in free agency once again this offseason. It’s a spotlight they’ve found themselves in many times in recent seasons, with mixed results. LeGarrette Blount’s recent signing was likely the final stroke on a class of signings...

Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 2:16pm

Carson Wentz says Eagles' wide receiver retreat will be 'an annual thing'

Being a professional football player can be like having any other job — showing up on time, working hard and taking home a paycheck to support your family — or it can be something else entirely. The competition, the nature of the camaraderie that comes with spending so much time with...

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 12:27pm

Jordan Matthews on Carson Wentz: 'Just let the man work'

The Eagles made it no secret this offseason, they want to help Carson Wentz become a superstar. Giving him shiny new weapons like Alshon Jeffery, Torrey Smith and LeGarrette Blount is a good first step — but the hard work to improve on an impressive rookie season is Wentz's alone. And...

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 4:14pm

LeGarrette Blount, Jordan Matthews excited for new NFL touchdown celebration rules

The NFL announced Tuesday a handful of rule changes for the upcoming season and in the Eagles locker room the most popular was the laxing rules for touchdown celebrations. According to the NFL, players will be allowed to celebrate in groups, use the ball as a prop, create "snow angels"...

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 4:01pm

Can Nelson Agholor turn things around, earn roster spot in Eagles camp?

Last year at this time, Nelson Agholor was a former first round pick entering his sophomore NFL season with high expectations.  He was expected to go out and be the Eagles' second wide receiver on the depth chart — opposite Jordan Matthews — and post numbers to justify former...

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 3:19pm

Eagles head coach seems unhappy with Fletcher Cox's absence from OTAs

Every year there are a handful of Eagles' players who skip the voluntary organized team activities (OTAs) and 2017 is no different, as Fletcher Cox, Donnie Jones and Jason Peters all have been granted permission from head coach Doug Pederson to skip the first official opportunity for the...

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 1:31pm

Does Sixers-Celtics trade for No. 1 pick make sense? Metro editors square off

Rumors are swirling everywhere that the Sixers and Celtics are at least considering a trade that would allow Philly to move up to the first overall pick and draft Markelle Fultz. Metro Philadelphia sports editor Evan Macy and Boston sports editor Matt Burke had it out in the newsroom this week....

Monday, May 22, 2017 - 4:05pm

In case you didn't know, Philly Union are performing miracles

Improbable doesn’t even begin to describe this turnaround for the Philadelphia Union (4-4-4). What the Union are currently doing on the soccer field is inching closer to miracle status and there are no signs pointing to them slowing down. After an eight-match winless streak to start the...

Monday, May 22, 2017 - 2:38pm

Glen Macnow: Glenn Wilson fought a battle fans never knew

Any ballplayer who says he doesn’t track the stats of guys he’s been traded for is lying. Of course he does. No one wants to be remembered as the short end of a deal. Larry Andersen jokes about being half of an historically one-sided trade — going from Houston to Boston for...

Monday, May 22, 2017 - 2:03pm

Sixers draft targets: Malik Monk is lights-out shooter Philly needs

The Sixers have five real options with the No. 3 pick. They could potentially land Lonzo Ball —if the Lakers pass. They can take forwards Josh Jackson or Jason Tatum or guards Malik Monk or De'Aaron Fox. There isn't much of a chance the Celtics pass on Markelle Fultz with the first...

Friday, May 19, 2017 - 11:03am

"The Sports Bucket List' highlights best northeastern U.S. has to offer

There's always been something about sports and making lists.  For sports fans in areas like Boston, New York or Philadelphia, it's easy to get so consumed by local teams and the four major sports that it's easy to forget that the world of sports is vast and far-reaching. In...

Friday, May 19, 2017 - 10:32am

Only Mets have a worse pitching staff than Phillies this season

The only thing that can make Phillies fans feel better about their team having the second worst pitching staff in baseball is that the Mets have the worst one. But that logic gets shot to hell when looking at the standings, as the Phils are once again bringing up the rear in the NL East. Through...

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 4:29pm

Eagles' secret plan to win is now no longer secret

Eagles fans, just a few months ago, were hunkering down for the long haul. The team had missed the playoffs for the second straight year in 2016 and they couldn't avoid the glaring holes on the roster at key positions like wide receiver, running back and cornerback. Eagles VP of football...

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 4:00pm

For Sixers, No. 3 pick begins and ends with Josh Jackson

For the Sixers, they don’t need to overthink their No. 3 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft. The only pick for the team to make is Kansas Jayhawks freshman phenom Josh Jackson. Jackson is the athletic swingman the Sixers have been without since the departure of Andre Iguodala in the Andrew Bynum...

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 2:38pm

Is Sixers getting third NBA Draft pick good or bad?

The reaction coming from the 76ers’ camp was euphoric. But a simple question must be asked. Why? The annual NBA draft lottery was held Tuesday night in New York City and the Sixers came away with the No. 3 overall pick, the result of a 2015 trade with the Sacramento Kings. The...

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 4:04pm

NBA trade rumors: Sixers could trade Lakers' 2018 pick for D'Angelo Russell

The Lakers won the second pick in the NBA draft after a successful lottery showing this week, and will in all liklihood draft 6-foot-6 point guard stud Lonzo Ball from up the road at UCLA after Markelle Fultz comes off the board No. 1. But the team already has a big, second-overall picked point...

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 2:36pm

Eagles shore up running backs by signing LeGarrette Blount to one-year deal

The Eagles took their time, but they finally made a splash at running back. Instead of pursuing a big-name veteran like Adrian Peterson, Jamaal Charles or Eddie Lacy — and instead of drafting a Dalvin Cook or Joe Mixon — Philly chilled out and went with a late-round low-key move to...

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 11:21am

Flyers' goalie situation for 2017 hardly set

As the Flyers head into the offseason, General Manager Ron Hextall will only need to fill a couple of job openings, such as depth on the fourth line, a couple of defensive spots and a backup goalie. However, most of the vacancies will likely go to players from within the organization, including...

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 3:44pm