Jeff McMenamin

Sports Reporter

Elton Brand winning as new Sixers general manager

As a Sixers player, Elton Brand was always one of the most respected guys not only on the team but across the NBA. He was humble, worked hard at his craft,  played hard and was a natural leader. Sure, his five seasons in Philadelphia may not have lived up to the five-year, $82 million...

Sunday, February 10, 2019, 3:25 PM

Temple Owls off to soaring start in Dunphy's final season

The Temple Owls are off to an impressive 6-1 start to the 2018-19 college basketball campaign in coach Fran Dunphy’s final season at the helm. With NCAA tournament resume-building wins against Georgia, Cal, and Missouri already, the Owls are in a good spot and already receiving votes for the...

Thursday, November 29, 2018, 3:03 PM

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, 4:38 PM

Union begins playoff quest against NYCFC

The sixth-seeded Philadelphia Union (15-14-5) were all so close to grabbing their first home playoff match since 2012, but after falling to New York City FC (16-10-8) 3-1 on Sunday night, they’ll instead have to travel up I-95 again Wednesday to take on the same foes in the knockout round of...

Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 5:27 PM

Sixers lack of depth posing problems through early part of season

This past offseason was supposed to position the Sixers into true finals contenders in the Eastern Conference. The opposite seems to be true through four games in the 2018-19 NBA season. There’s no doubting that Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons have been great. Embiid is averaging 29.5 points, 10...

Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 5:14 PM

Union focused on capturing first-ever U.S. Open Cup championship

A playoff spot is all but locked up for the Philadelphia Union (14-12-4), who have an 11-point lead in the standings with just four matches left to play in the regular season. A win this weekend over the Columbus Crew (13-9-8) would clinch their third playoff trip in franchise history. But for the...

Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 5:10 PM

5 reasons why the Phillies fell apart

The Phillies 9-4 loss to the New York Mets on Monday all but put the nail in the coffin for the team’s 2018 postseason aspirations. Instead of picking up a crucial game in the National League East division race against the Atlanta Braves, the Phillies remained 6.5 games behind their division...

Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 4:36 PM

Union playing confidently with MLS playoffs in sight

It seems like every season, the Union (12-11-3) find themselves in late-season position for the postseason. Usually, they’re playing the role of the spot chasers, but this season is different. With just nine matches left in the regular season, the Union stand in fifth place in the Eastern...

Thursday, August 30, 2018, 2:51 PM

Mistakes crushing struggling Phillies down the stretch

The excitement level surrounding the Phillies a month ago was palpable - they were atop the National League, in talks of landing All-Star shortstop Manny Machado and Aaron Nola got to pitch in his first All-Star game. But things have gone very south in the meantime. Since the All-Star break, the...

Tuesday, August 28, 2018, 5:13 PM

MLB rumors: Machado trade nears, Phillies remain a contender

Philadelphia Phillies fans will have to collectively hold their breath for the next 12-24 hours. Jim Bowden, an MLB Analyst for CBS Sports, stated that Baltimore Orioles shortstop Manny Machado has “played his last game as an Oriole” on Monday. The Phillies, who are desperately...

Tuesday, July 17, 2018, 2:08 PM

Phillies Aaron Nola putting himself in rare company

It was quite a Monday for Philadelphia Phillies ace Aaron Nola. In terms of career milestones, he hit a lot of them. The right-hander was named to his first All-Star team, took the National League lead in wins with 12, notched 10 strikeouts through seven scoreless innings in a 3-1 Phillies victory...

Wednesday, July 11, 2018, 4:39 PM

Phillies could benefit by having a dominant power-hitting duo

There’s nothing like having a one-two punch in baseball. The Philadelphia Phillies felt the impact of this first-hand on Monday in their 4-2 loss to the Yankees at Citizens Bank Park. Aaron Judge smacked his 20th home run of the season to give the Yankees an early 2-0 lead in the fifth...

Thursday, June 28, 2018, 4:11 PM

Phillies are taking different routes at closer

The Philadelphia Phillies used to be a closer destination. From the likes of Billy Wagner and Brad Lidge to Tug McGraw and Jonathan Papelbon, there always seemed to be somebody at the end of the bullpen to get the job done and close out a game for the Phillies. But this season has been different...

Thursday, June 21, 2018, 4:59 PM

Phillies J.P Crawford making strides, batting ninth in lineup

If you took a poll with Philadelphia Phillies fans and asked them who has been the biggest disappointment on the team in 2018, there would be a clear answer – shortstop J.P. Crawford. Crawford, selected with the 16th overall pick by the Phillies in the 2013 MLB draft, hasn’t been able...

Wednesday, June 13, 2018, 3:10 PM

Phillies slump intensifies with Rhys Hoskins to disabled list

For 20 hours, the Philadelphia Phillies had accomplished what no experts had predicted before the season started. The Phillies reached first place in the National League East. It was the first time since the 2011 season that a Phillies team had been able to accomplish that feat. But in...

Thursday, May 31, 2018, 2:57 PM

Phillies Braves will bring the drama in MLB this week

The Phillies are the only sports ticket in town at the moment and are about to become the hottest ticket in town.    At 26-18, they’re entering territory they haven’t been in for seven years. They’re starting a three-game series with the Braves (28-17) at Citizens Bank...

Monday, May 21, 2018, 1:18 PM

Phillies Nick Pivetta bringing valuable arm to rotation

Before the season started, baseball analysts around the country addressed the Phillies need for another starting pitcher. Many words were penned on the topic as just one starter, Aaron Nola, surpassed 10 wins in 2017. Help came.  The Phillies acquired former NL Cy Young winner Jake Arrieta...

Thursday, May 17, 2018, 12:23 PM

Phillies Scott Kingery looking to regain form

Scott Kingery had a solid start to his major league career with the Phillies.   In his first 13 games, Kingery batted .280 with two home runs, seven doubles and 12 RBI.    But he’s hit a major slump. In 23 games since, he’s batting .159 with no home runs, one double...

Tuesday, May 15, 2018, 6:05 PM

Phillies Carlos Santana's work with Maikel Franco paying off

In the bottom of the first inning on Wednesday night, Phillies center fielder Odubel Herrera stepped to the plate. With two outs, he was able to draw a four-pitch walk. He advanced to second on a throwing error by Giants pitcher Chris Stratton. First baseman Carlos Santana brought him home on the...

Thursday, May 10, 2018, 1:22 PM

MLB trade rumors Bryce Harper Phillies: Harper on wish list

The Phillies couldn't help it but admire what they witnessed on Friday in a 7-3 loss to the Nationals.   Five-time All-Star and 2015 National League MVP, Bryce Harper, notched his 11th and 12th home runs of the season in dramatic fashion. His first was a leadoff blast the opposite way to...

Monday, May 7, 2018, 2:12 PM