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Aaron Nola dazzles, loses in true Philly fashion in 1-0 debut setback

If you thought Aaron Nola's debut was going to disappoint, you obviously tuned out after the first batter Tuesday night in the Phillies' 1-0setback against the Rays.After relenting a leadoff double off the wall, Nola used his poppy 92-94 mph fastball to retire the next three batters in order...

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 6:56pm

Are any Philly sports jerseys safe to buy?

There has been a lot of recent turnover in Philly sports. If you have a Jimmy Rollins, Michael Carter-Williams, LeSean McCoy, Jeremy Maclin or Nick Foles jersey, you got hosed over the past few months.But if you are a true sports fan, it's hard not to invest in your teams and sport their apparel....

Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 1:29pm

Are Claude Giroux and the Flyers living on a prayer?

Just a few days ago, Claude Girouxsaid what the captain of an NHL team is supposed to say."There's no doubt that we're a playoff team," Giroux told Comcast SportsNet. "We're going to prove it in the future."As of Wednesday afternoon, the 22-22-7 Flyers, with 51 points, were double digits out of the...

Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 1:14am

Top 6 Boston championship-clinching performances

Boston's trophy case may be due for an expansion soon.The city's pro sports teams have won championships at a break-neck pace lately, compiling nine titles since 2001 with all four major teams hoisting a trophy during that time frame.Save for New York City (which has 35 championships between the...

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 3:10am

The 6 most important Eagles to watch this offseason

There are some important nameswith question marks next to them as the Eagles begin making 2015 offseason decisions.The Eagles have as much salary cap room as any team in the NFL, and should be able to, more or less, reassemble the 2014 team if they want to.But if the world champion Patriots showed...

Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 11:56pm

Super Bowl prop bets: Katy Perry, Bill Belichick's sweatshirt and the price of gas

A wise man once said, "Money won is twice as sweet as money earned."That man would probably have a lot of money at stake this weekend.According to wallethub.com, more than $115 million is expected to be wagered on the big game.You can bet on who wins Super Bowl XLIX. You can bet on the over/under (...

Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 11:37pm

Three teams interested in trading for Nick Foles

If Chip Kelly is planning on making a move for a quarterback this offseason, step one is deciding what to do with Nick Foles.The 2014 Pro Bowler had a solid start this season before suffering what would end up as a season-ending shoulder injury. Eagles' teammates like LeSean McCoy have come right...

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 1:11am

Sports scandals: Deflate-gate and it's gated predecessors

The Watergate scandal was serious stuff. Deflate-gate--not so much.The political scandal that brought down Richard Nixon and defined the mid 70sturned the country upside-down and set a standard for American investigative journalism.In the political world, there have been not shortages of gates,...

Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 2:03am

Eagles offseason: Whats up with Marcus Mariota?

It's no secret that Chip Kelly fantasizes about reuniting with his former Oregon signal caller Marcus Mariota.But the Heisman Trophy winner will certainly not be on the board when Kelly's Eagles take the clock with the No. 20 pick in the 2015 NFL draft this April.Several news outlets, including NFL...

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 12:13am

For Flyers, home is where the goals are

If the Flyers could play every game at the Wells Fargo Center, they'd be in pretty good shape.Philadelphia is 11-6-3 at home (good for 25 of their 41 points). But away from South Broad street they are 6-13-4."I think its a combination of things," Mark Streit said after a three-point game Monday in...

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 6:41am

Keeping up with the Joneses: Wali Jones, family have basketball in the blood

To say basketball is in the Jones family is a bit of an understatement.Wali Jones, a former NBA player with a bevy of teams including the 76ers(who he won a title with in 1967), may be the only household name in the bunch, but he certainly isn't the only one who can play ball."My son, Mukit played...

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 12:36am