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MetroBet takes in March Madness at The Book at Harrahs Philadelphia

“Hey, take this up to the bar for a free drink. I’m not going to use it.” This was the seemingly viral phrase heard throughout The Book at Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino & Racetrack during the final Sunday of the Elite 8 round as bettors lounged in leather seats watching Auburn knock off...

Monday, April 8, 2019, 5:39 PM

A glance at the South Philadelphia Turf Club sports betting scene

This past Saturday night, during the Elite 8 round of the NCAA tournament, the neighborhood guys took over the back room at the South Philadelphia Turf Club and shouted at the big screens. “Come on Tech! Let’s get a 7-0 run to end the first half,” said a grey-haired gentleman in a faded Affilction...

Wednesday, April 3, 2019, 12:57 PM

Philadelphia falling in love with The Book at Harrahs Casino

The TVs are the first things you notice after making the long, winding trek to The Book. Twenty glowing flat screens, interlocking like Connect Four squares, morph into one massive video wall and breathe new life into the 4,300-square-foot shadow of an old concert venue reinvented as a sportsbook...

Wednesday, February 6, 2019, 1:35 PM

SugarHouse sportsbook in Philadelphia already a must-visit for sports betting, sports fans

The casino floor is open 24/7 and the ticket windows are open late – Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 1 a.m.; Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. until 1 a.m. Only in Philadelphia can you place a bet on your favorite team, with a side of whiz. The new sportsbook inside SugarHouse...

Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 3:38 PM

Lurie's gamble on Kelly pays off for Eagles

Chip Kelly improved the Eagles by a whopping six wins in just one season at the helm.Credit: Getty ImagesJeffrey Lurie’s lusting after Chip Kelly was the worst kept secret in football. When he finally fired Andy Reid, there was only one man he wanted to hire.The Eagles owner had been tracking...

Monday, January 6, 2014, 1:14 AM

Eagles: What we learned in 2013

Eagles running back LeSean McCoy set an all-time team record in rushing yards in 2013. Credit: Getty Images1. Chip Kelly Is Not Steve Spurrier. The biggest thing we learned in 2013 is that Chip Kelly can coach at any level – high school, college, pros, pee-wee league. It’s something we probably...

Monday, January 6, 2014, 1:10 AM

Eagles have tough free agent decisions ahead

Eagles quarterback Mike Vick will become a free agent prior to next season.Eagles' management will have a tough time determining the fates of some key players before training camp starts this summer.Jeremy Maclin, WR: It’s a cruel and harsh thing to think, but the fact that Maclin tore his ACL...

Monday, January 6, 2014, 12:57 AM

Eagles left wondering after loss to Saints

The Saints celebrate a Wild Care playoff win against the Eagles after a last second field goal.This one was a game of ifs.If Nick Foles had thrown the ball way instead of absorbing an 11-yard sack late in the first quarter, then maybe Alex Henery would have connected on a 37-yard field goal...

Sunday, January 5, 2014, 6:56 AM

Eagles revel in Bears win ahead of Cowboys showdown

Trent Cole had three sacks of Jay Cutler in the win over Chicago.Credit: Getty ImagesThe “Dallas sucks” chants erupted with 2:56 left in the first quarter Sunday night at the Linc. Yes, Philadelphia, there is a Santa Claus — and he’s gift-wrapped a dream, winner-takes-all matchup next week against...

Monday, December 23, 2013, 2:49 PM

Eagles revel in Bears win ahead of Cowboys showdown

Trent Cole had three sacks of Jay Cutler in the win over Chicago.Credit: Getty ImagesThe “Dallas sucks” chants erupted with 2:56 left in the first quarter Sunday night at the Linc. Yes, Philadelphia, there is a Santa Claus — and he’s gift-wrapped a dream, winner-takes-all matchup next week against...

Monday, December 23, 2013, 2:49 PM

NFL power rankings: Week 16 edition

Colin Kaepernick and the Niners are the hottest team in the NFL, rising to No. 2 in our rankings.Credit: Getty ImagesSeahawks march on, but 49ers are hottest team in football1. Seahawks (12-2): Seattle is two wins away from posting the best record in franchise history. They have at least three...

Tuesday, December 17, 2013, 5:26 PM

Eagles feeling stronger than ever due to focus on fitness

Chip Kelly is winning games this season with a focus on players' overall health.Credit: Getty ImagesThis issue of sports science just won’t go away.It’s here to stay, as a talking point, from now until head coach Chip Kelly’s team runs out of gas. The latter doesn’t seem likely— not after the...

Friday, December 13, 2013, 6:58 AM

NFL power rankings: Week 15 edition

Richard Sherman was not happy with the referees in Sunday's loss.Credit: Getty ImagesSeattle stays on top despite a tough loss in San Francisco1. Seahawks (11-2): Seattle was simply a victim of circumstance, or supreme bias from the refs – at least according to Richard Sherman – who docked them 85...

Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 6:08 PM

Snow Globe Game will go down in Eagles' all-time lore

LeSean McCoy finished with a team-record 217 rushing yards.Credit: Getty ImagesThe Bounty Bowl, the Body Bag Game, even the infamous Snowball Game, will live on forever in Philadelphia Eagles’ football lore. After yesterday’s cold-filtered 34-20 victory over the Lions at the frost-bitten Linc,...

Monday, December 9, 2013, 2:42 AM

Eagles-Lions preview: 3 things to watch for

The Eagles will look to feed LeSean McCoy Sunday against Detroit. Credit: Getty ImagesThree things to watch for in Sunday's Eagles-Lions tilt at the Linc (1 p.m., FOX):1. Gone streaking: Nick Foles will look to break Peyton Manning’s touchdown without an interception streak. The quarterback is...

Friday, December 6, 2013, 6:06 AM

Calvin Johnson presents unrivaled issue for Eagles secondary

Calvin Johnson dives for a touchdown against the Packers on Thanksgiving.Credit: Getty ImagesThe mere mention of the name Calvin Johnson evokes images of NFL cornerbacks picking up their jock straps, and looking dazed and confused after being outraced on a deep route, or simply overmatched on a...

Thursday, December 5, 2013, 7:54 PM

NFL power rankings: Week 14 edition

Seahawks QB Russell Wilson is quickly establishing himself as an elite player in the league.Credit: Getty ImagesSeahawks solidify first with rout of Saints1. Seahawks (11-1): Russell Wilson should buy a pair of stilts and walk around on them during Super Bowl week, just so he can trash-talk his...

Tuesday, December 3, 2013, 5:39 PM

Trent Cole enjoying positive surge in play in second half of Eagles career

Trent Cole has seemingly broken out of his slump. Credit: Getty ImagesThe haters were coming hard at Trent Cole early in the year. In fact, the whispers started last season -- after he registered a single-season, career-low three sacks -- that maybe the game had passed the veteran pass-rusher by....

Monday, December 2, 2013, 11:32 PM

Eagles exploit tight ends, penalty calls in win over Cardinals

Brent Celek celebrates his second quarter touchdown on Sunday.Credit: Getty ImagesIt was all part of the plan.The Eagles had been preaching all week about getting their tight ends more involved. On their first offensive possession, Nick Foles hit Brent Celek on a 3-yard completion. Three plays...

Monday, December 2, 2013, 1:39 AM

Chip Kelly fitting right in with Eagles, NFL

Chip Kelly is fitting right in with the Eagles and winning on top of it.Credit: Getty ImagesThere are many different sides to Chip Kelly, none of them easily discernible to the naked eye.Kelly is a very private man, doing only the bare essentials when it comes to dealing with the media. He rarely...

Wednesday, November 27, 2013, 5:30 PM