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Michigan brings Villanova back down to earth in title game rematch

Villanova head coach Jay Wright didn’t have to look at the grisly numbers to know what he had just witnessed. "Whatever the final score was, it wasn't that close," said Wright after his young Wildcats were humbled from start to finish by Michigan, 73-46, on Wednesday, in a...

Friday, November 16, 2018 - 12:37pm

Brian Elliott riding hot streak to help pace Flyers resurgence

In the Flyers’ 2-1 loss on Tuesday to the Florida Panthers, which ended their season-high six-game point streak, there was plenty of blame to go around. For starters, the atrocious penalty kill, ranked second to last in the NHL, surrendered a goal for the 10th time in the last 11 games. The...

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 3:55pm

3 things to watch for when Eagles take on Saints in the Big Easy

After losing a very winnable game against division rival, the Dallas Cowboys last Sunday, the Eagles (4-5) find themselves in another must-win game this week. However, unlike previous games, where Philly was the favorite, they have the tough task of facing the high-powered New Orleans Saints (8-1)...

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 3:28pm

Don’t forget about Justin Patton in Sixers Jimmy Butler trade

For the rest of this season, all eyes will be on Jimmy Butler and what he does with the Sixers. Philly believes that they have found the final piece to their process puzzle and is ready to compete for a championship. However, lost in the hoopla of this blockbuster trade is Justin Patton. The young...

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 8:47pm

2018 NFL Power Rankings Week 11: Patriots drop to fifth spot

1. New Orleans Saints (8-1) Def. Cincinnati 51-14. Last Week: 1 Drew Brees threw for three first-half touchdowns, exactly what he needed to pass Brett Favre and move into second place on the career touchdown list. He even ran for a score in the Saints’ romp over the Bengals. However, we...

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 6:21pm

NBA rumors: Sixers kicking tires on Carmelo Anthony?

Through 10 games this season, it became very clear that the Carmelo Anthony-Houston Rockets experiment was a failed exploration. The 34-year-old Anthony looks like a shell of himself in Houston, which does not come as a surprise, especially with how he played last season in Oklahoma City...

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 3:44pm

Should Phillies sign Michael Brantley?

Free agency is officially underway and the consensus around the MLB is that the Philadelphia Phillies will land superstar outfielder Bryce Harper. Harper is expected to receive a lifetime deal from a lucky team, which means he will make upwards of $300 million. However, nothing is guaranteed until...

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 2:28pm

Sixers NBA trade rumors: Jeff Green, Kelly Oubre, Markieff Morris

After pulling off a blockbuster trade with the Minnesota Timberwolves last weekend to acquire superstar guard Jimmy Bulter and second-year big man Justin Patton, the Sixers might not be done wheeling and dealing. According to Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated, the Sixers are among several teams...

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 10:53pm

Jimmy Butler is ready to win with Sixers

A new era of Philadelphia 76ers basketball officially began on Tuesday as the team introduced both Jimmy Butler and Justin Patton to the media at their practice facility in Camden, N.J. Butler, who is a four-time All-star, had a strong desire to leave Minnesota and made it clear that he wanted to...

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 7:58pm

Villanova –Michigan championship rematch won’t be quite the same

Since it’s appearing less and less likely that the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots will get a chance to battle it out again in Super Bowl LIII, this might be as close of a rematch that we’ll get. On Wednesday night at Villanova’s swank, refurbished $65 million...

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 5:03pm

MLB trade rumors: Phillies shopping Carlos Santana

After signing a three-year, $60 million deal with the Philadelphia Phillies last year in free agency; it appears that first baseman Carlos Santana could be on the move this offseason. Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic wrote in his latest column that the Phillies are “shopping the hell” out...

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 2:21pm

Eagles Ronald Darby out for season with torn ACL

After losing to the reeling Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night, the Philadelphia Eagles were dealt a huge blow to their already thin secondary on Monday. Eagles head coach Doug Pederson announced at his day-after press conference that cornerback Ronald Darby suffered a torn ACL and will be out for the...

Monday, November 12, 2018 - 3:27pm

What Sixers starting lineup could look like with Jimmy Butler

The Sixers shocked the entire NBA world on Saturday as they pulled off a blockbuster trade to acquire two-way star guard Jimmy Butler and second-year center Justin Patton from the Minnesota Timberwolves. In exchange for Butler, Philly gave up starters Dario Saric and Robert Covington along with...

Monday, November 12, 2018 - 2:30pm

Glen Macnow: New normal becoming bad old times for Eagles

So much for Doug Pederson’s boasts of "the new normal." You remember, right? After the Eagles broke their 57-year title drought last February, the head coach assured us things had changed forever. Returning to the Super Bowl was now an expectation. The franchise had finally pulled...

Monday, November 12, 2018 - 1:26pm

November’s Atlantic City casino sweeps

While everything is happily a go for three newly approved Pennsylvania casinos to enter the sports-wagering operations game — including Philly’s SugarHouse Casino, which plans to begin taking bets on Dec. 1 — everything continues to be temporary, location-wise, in each of the...

Sunday, November 11, 2018 - 7:51pm

Penn toasted by Harvard in final home game

The irony wasn’t lost on those paying attention. Per tradition at Penn football games at the end of the third quarter, the band strikes up the school’s fight song while those in the student section rise and join in song. As the ditty nears its conclusion with the phrase "Here...

Sunday, November 11, 2018 - 12:48pm

Lakers NBA rumors: Anthony Davis, Kevin Durant joining LeBron

The Los Angeles Lakers seem poised to accrue much more talent around LeBron James and Co. over the next year or so. At least according to one report.  A source told Brandon 'Scoop B' Robinson that the Lakers are not only going to gun for Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant in free...

Sunday, November 11, 2018 - 10:51am

What Sixers are getting with Jimmy Butler trade

The Jimmy Butler saga with Minnesota Timberwolves finally came to an end on Saturday afternoon. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Zach Lowe, the Sixers have traded forwards Dario Saric and Robert Covington along with veteran guard Jerryd Bayless and a 2020 second-round pick to the...

Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 2:59pm

NFL Eagles 2018 second-half preview, predictions

As the Eagles kick off the second half of the season on Sunday night against the spiraling Dallas Cowboys with a disappointing 4-4 record, they need a big push over the final two months of the season just to make the playoffs, let alone try and defend their Super Bowl championship. The remaining...

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 5:06pm

St. Joe’s poised for big year with Kimble, Brown back

For the last two seasons, St. Joe’s basketball has had to deal with a myriad of injuries which has limited their on-court success. Redshirt junior point guard Lamarr “Fresh” Kimble has missed 38 games in the past two seasons. He played in just one game last season, before breaking...

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 4:38pm