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Jeffrey Lurie: Andy Reid 'probably will' coach Thursday

Jeffrey Lurie stated once again that he expects Andy Reid to be coaching Thursday’s preseason opener at the Linc.The owner cited previous coaches, like Tony Dungy and Joe Philbin, who returned to the sideline almost immediately after dealing with tragic losses in their families. Lurie seemed to...

Tuesday, August 7, 2012, 9:44 PM

Eagles franchise, NFL mourns at Garrett Reid funeral

They filtered in from all over the country, stopping by to pay their respects to Eagles coach Andy Reid, a man often misunderstood in Philadelphia. On this day, however, his football family was there and nothing else mattered.“I’ve always said he was the son I never had, I have four daughters,”...

Tuesday, August 7, 2012, 8:48 PM

Penn’s miracle run ends in Princeton

Penn’s last-ditch effort at a miraculous Ivy League championship is over.The Quakers (19-11) ran out of gas in a 62-52 defeat last night to Princeton. The loss snapped a seven-game winning streak and gave the Ancient Eight title to Harvard. If Penn had won, it would have forced a one-game playoff...

Tuesday, March 6, 2012, 5:09 PM

Where should Peyton Manning go next?

Now the fun begins.Peyton Manning is scheduled to be released by the Indianapolis Colts Wednesday, according to multiple internet reports. Manning and Colts owner Jim Irsay will hold a joint press conference to announce the move. The four-time MVP, who has spent all 14 years of his NFL career in...

Tuesday, March 6, 2012, 1:31 PM

Could Peyton Manning be in play for the Eagles?

The fans have spoken. The majority want Peyton Manning in Eagles green.The message boards are abuzz, so too are talk radio lines. The common response to whether the Birds should sign Manning is: Why not? We got nothing to lose.Manning underwent three procedures on his injured neck. The most recent...

Wednesday, February 29, 2012, 2:26 PM

Shot Clock: NBA vs. Hip Hop

The NBA wraps up All-Star Weekend tonight when the East stars battle the West stars. Andre Iguodala will represent the hometown Sixers in that one. The game will most likely be meaningless, a high-scoring talent show that will play second fiddle to the Oscars.But we wanted to incorporate the NBA...

Sunday, February 26, 2012, 11:02 AM

May Day? Ryan Howard won’t set timetable for return

Baby steps.That was Ryan Howard’s choice of words when asked to describe where he was at in his rehab after tearing his left Achilles tendon. Howard injured himself on the final swing of the 2011 season, crumpling to the ground in pain as he made the final out in the NLDS.“Knock on wood, the worst...

Wednesday, February 22, 2012, 5:09 PM

Eagles’ Cullen Jenkins takes pay cut, wants Philly to be last stop

Cullen Jenkins knew his number was too high.So, in a seemingly unprecedented move in pro sports, he chose to take a pay cut. Jenkins knew when he signed his five-year, $30 million contract with the Eagles last July that he might have to restructure.“I’ve been around the league long enough and seen...

Tuesday, February 21, 2012, 2:50 PM

Tweet, tweet: Wings to make history via social media

Remember Rod Smart?He was the XFL player who wore the jersey with the name “He Hate Me” emblazoned on the back. While the wrestling/football mash-up didn’t make it past one season, Smart gained national recognition and parlayed his fame into a short-lived NFL career. Smart even spent some time on...

Tuesday, February 7, 2012, 2:32 PM

Kobe Bryant gets milestone, Sixers beat LA

Kobe Bryant is used to hearing the jeers in his hometown.And while the normal scattering was still raining down on him at times, there was also a noticeable amount of cheers. Especially around the 5:08 mark, when Bryant hit a 23-foot jumper to surpass Shaquille O’Neal for No. 5 on the NBA’s all-...

Monday, February 6, 2012, 6:28 PM

Lou’s hot hand rallies Sixers over Kobe, Lakers

Three things we saw in the 95-90 win ...1. Big things happen. The Sixers’ big men fought hard despite being severely outmatched physically. With Elton Brand out again, the trio of Spencer Hawes, Nik Vucevic and Lavoy Allen frustrated both Pau Gasol (11 rebounds) and Andrew Bynum (20 rebounds) at...

Monday, February 6, 2012, 4:56 PM

Anatomy of a rivalry: Giants vs. Patriots

What is the NFL’s best rivalry?Redskins-Cowboys hasn’t been good since Joe Gibbs and Tom Landry were matching wits. Eagles-Giants has provided some classic moments, but Philadelphia has dominated (winning eight of last nine in the series). Patriots-Colts was way up there — until Peyton Manning’s...

Thursday, February 2, 2012, 3:37 PM

LeSean McCoy chats with fans at auto show

Wednesday, February 1, 2012, 4:37 PM

Takeru Kobayashi takes center stage at Wing Bowl XX

Taking center stage at the crack of dawn Friday, mixed somewhere in between the drunken masses and glittered strippers, will be a legend.Takeru Kobayashi, the man who put competitive eating on the map, will make his wing-eating debut at the Wells Fargo Center in Wing Bowl XX. Kobayashi holds five...

Wednesday, February 1, 2012, 4:01 PM

Andy Reid delivers end-of-season speech

The most anticipated press conference of Andy Reid’s 13-year coaching tenure here lasted nearly an hour.Reid confirmed two things: Juan Castillo is still the team’s defensive coordinator and Todd Bowles will take over as secondary coach.But the real lesson in yesterday’s marathon session wasn’t in...

Wednesday, February 1, 2012, 1:49 AM

Boycotting the Super Bowl? Here's what to watch instead

We were so close.So close to an epic Super Bowl, one pitting a legend's last hurrah (Ray Lewis) up against a kid that was pretty close to bagging groceries last year (Alex Smith). And a battle between two of the nastiest defenses ever assembled, one that would have evoked images of the backyard...

Tuesday, January 24, 2012, 4:09 AM

Sixers deliver Holiday win

It was a simple play, really.Jrue Holiday toyed with Brandon Jennings, beating him off the dribble and then dropping in a leaner over Andrew Bogut.At the time, it gave the Sixers a nine-point lead early in the third quarter. The Sixers outscored the Bucks 29-19 in that crucial frame and walked away...

Tuesday, January 17, 2012, 3:39 AM

Philadelphia Wings begin season this weekend

Johnny Mouradian in his second season with the Philadelphia Wings. He spent last year as the team’s GM. This year, he is serving as both GM and head coach.The team kicks off the 2012 National Lacrosse League season Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Wells Fargo Center. They’ll be taking on division rival...

Friday, January 13, 2012, 3:27 AM

Breaking down the NFL, it’s wild-card weekend

MatchupBengals (9-7) at Texans (10-6)Saturday, 4:30 p.m. (NBC)The Scoop Defense and defenseTexans finished second in yards allowed (285.7) and fourth in points (17.4). Meanwhile, Bengals ranked seventh in yards (316.2) and points (20.2). Expect Houston to rely heavily on NFL’s second-best ground...

Friday, January 6, 2012, 1:32 AM

‘Fire in his belly': Andy Reid will return

Welcome to the NovaCare Complex, where it’s Groundhog Day every day.About halfway through Jeffrey Lurie’s impromptu press conference, the owner finally stopped dancing and cut to the chase. Yes, Andy Reid will be back for his 14th season as head coach of the Eagles.It wasn’t a surprise by any...

Wednesday, January 4, 2012, 3:20 AM