Evan Macy

evan.macy@metro.us

Sixers make short work of Heat as 'The Process' advances to second round

Process believers and Process deniers are no longer distinctions in Philadelphia. After Tuesday night's 104-91 win over the Miami Heat — clinching a playoff series win for the first time since 2012 — The Process has already surpassed even the most optimistic of expectations. Even...

Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 10:41 PM

Meek Mill's nightmare comes to an end as Sixers' dream season continues

Before playing in Super Bowl LII, the Philadelphia Eagles trotted onto the field to the tune of "Dreams and Nightmares." The Meek Mill tune hyped the team so much that they proudly won a championship for Meek's home town while the rapper sat in a prison cell, stuck there after being...

Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 8:07 PM

Eagles' Nick Foles is happy, but could be happier

It's still a little jarring to consider that Nick Foles won Super Bowl MVP. After being traded away from the Eagles three years ago. And then nearly retiring from professional football. And then the emergence of Carson Wentz as an MVP-candidate quarterback. Even the man himself is still trying...

Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 4:48 PM

Jason Kelce's gives look inside epic Super Bowl parade speech

A year ago, Jason Kelce was the subject of trade rumors. He was the subject of rumors of getting cut by the Eagles due to his favorable contract structure. He was being called overrated on Philly talk radio and even he himself was questioning whether he was good enough to keep playing in the NFL....

Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 4:02 PM

Are Eagles actually going to visit the White House?

It's no secret that the Eagles are a progressive locker room. Led by Malcolm Jenkins, Chris Long and recently departed Torrey Smith, several Eagles' players have suggested that they would not accept an invitation to the White House.  It is, of course, customary for the Super Bowl...

Monday, April 23, 2018, 4:52 PM

What will it take for Sixers to close out Heat in 5?

It's been a season of firsts for the Sixers.  The first playoff berth since 2012, the first team to win 50-plus games since 2001, the first rookie to have 12 triple doubles since 1961, and the first playoff series for the fruits of The Process — Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, Dario Saric...

Monday, April 23, 2018, 4:22 PM

NFL Rumors: Are Eagles clearing cap space for Dez Bryant?

In technicality, there is no actual penalty for NFL teams if they are over the salary cap. Teams have a limit of around $177 million to spend on players in the 2018 season, and the NFL will, presumably, make any transaction that goes over the cam threshhold invalid. That being said, the Eagles...

Monday, April 23, 2018, 2:04 PM

Flyers blow two leads, end season in Game 6 disappointment

  In a memorable (but for many, also forgettable) Game 6 in Philadelphia, the Penguins proved too opportunistic — and talented — for the fledgling Flyers to defeat to force a Game 7, faltering 8-5 to end their up and down season. If nothing else, Sunday afternoon's tilt...

Sunday, April 22, 2018, 5:51 PM

Phillies are right at home at Citizens Bank Park this season

It's been a busy few weeks for Philly sports — so you can be forgiven for sleeping on the Phillies, especially this early in the season.  Afterall, the headlines that resonated the loudest thus far in this young season were laments over the unconventional managierial style of Gabe...

Sunday, April 22, 2018, 5:17 PM

Sixers explode in fourth, down Heat in Joel Embiid's return

Prior to Thursday night's Game 3 tilt, the Sixers hadn't won a game in Miami since 2014. After faltering at home in the second game of their seven-game series against the Heat, Philly needed some firepower to bring it to South Florida and a shot in the arm from a returning Joel Embiid was...

Thursday, April 19, 2018, 9:51 PM

Eagles 2018 full schedule: Eagles play five primetime games

It doesn't seem too long ago that Eagles fans were adding "February 4, 2018" onto their sports calendar.  Months after the Eagles hoisted their first ever Lombardi trophy, the calender is turning — literally — as a new slate of 16 games was announced for all 32 NFL...

Thursday, April 19, 2018, 8:03 PM

Why undrafted free agents will be key, again, for Eagles in 2018

Most of the buzz leading up to next week's 2018 NFL Draft will be about what order the quarterbacks go in the top five, where Saquan Barkley will land and — more locally — what the Eagles will do with the 32nd overall pick. Lacking any picks on Day 2 (in the second or third rounds...

Thursday, April 19, 2018, 2:00 PM

Flyers continue scoring struggles in Game 4, Penguins take commanding lead

The Penguins are better than the Flyers. The only real way to refute that is to expect Philadelphia to win three straight games — two of them in Pittsburgh, and after a 5-0 dismembering in Game 4 Wednesday night, Philly seems destined to allow a 3-1 series deficit into a series defeat. The...

Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 9:36 PM

Zach Ertz assumes role of wily veteran with Eagles' new look tight ends

The Eagles made, arguably, better use of the tight end position than any other team in 2017 — and it helped them win their first Super Bowl. Between Zach Ertz, Brent Celek and Trey Burton, Philly's tight end group tallied a combined 1,202 yards on 110 receptions and 14 touchdowns. All of...

Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 3:55 PM

Joel Embiid is practicing, Game 3 status up in air

Joel Embiid wants to play. He is desperate to play. He had to watch in agony as his Sixers faltered in Game 2 against the Heat from the sideline.  In pregame warm ups he hit three-pointer after three-pointer — some wearing his new mask, and some not. He was cleared from the NBA's...

Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 6:24 PM

Injured Carson Wentz: "Changing my style? That's not going to happen"

Many thought it was only a matter of time. The oft-aggressive Carson Wentz, making spectacular plays with his legs and bursting through the offensive line on risky one-yard conversions tore his ACL last season and has been rehabbing for months. He forced Nick Foles into a starting role in the...

Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 5:36 PM

Game 2 loss may be just what doctor ordered for Sixers

There's an old adage used often in sports that "it isn't a loss if you learn from it." For the Sixers, in the playoffs for the first time since 2012 and boasting a line up of youngsters which has never seen postseason play, the Game 2 loss to the Heat in the first round of the...

Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 1:55 PM

Sixers comeback in Game 2 falls short as three-pointers don't fall

For the first time in 17 games — and for just the second time at home this calendar year someone beat the Sixers. Some might say it was just a matter of time. Others might say the Miami Heat studied hard, put together a gameplan and attacked the Sixers where they were weak. Whatever it was,...

Monday, April 16, 2018, 10:55 PM

Flyers must skate more quickly, cleanly in Game 4

The Flyers have a penalty problem. Through their first three playoff games, two of which they've lost by a combined score of 12-1, Philly has committed the most penalties in the entire Eastern Conference. In serving 46 minutes in penalties, Philly's 17 violations have given their first...

Monday, April 16, 2018, 4:32 PM

Inconsistent Flyers decimated by Penguins, again, in Game 3

With the Wells Fargo Center buzzing, playoff hockey returned to Philadelphia with fans wondering which Flyers would show up for Game 3. Would it be the 7-0 losers from an embarrassing game one loss? Or the confident 5-1 winners from Friday’s equalizer? It didn’t take long for 18,000...

Sunday, April 15, 2018, 6:03 PM