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Phillies projected 2018 pitching rotation

The time seems to be running out for the Phillies to add a free agent starting pitcher — and even though guys like Jake Arrietta and Lance Lynn remain unsigned, the Phillies are unwilling to give a longterm deal to a 30-something hurler — even if he does have a Cy Young resume. The...

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 2:30pm

What to make of Sixers at the All-Star Break

The 76ers reached the halfway point – technically the 55-game point – with a winning record, the potential for reaching the playoffs and the promise of a bright future. The marathon 82-game season is fluid. While everything might look rosy and upbeat heading into the All-Star Weekend...

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 1:23pm

Complete guide, to-do list for Eagles 2018 offseason

The quest for the Eagles to repeat as Super Bowl champs has already begun. With two months of vacation time for the players continuing through April, the front office will be hard at work looking to craft a roster good enough to be world champions again. This will require a delicate dance between...

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 2:06pm

Flyers forced to turn to backup in goal for stretch drive

It looks, and sounds, like another Philadelphia team has no choice but to turn to a backup at a crucial position for the stretch drive of the season. Less than two weeks after quarterback Nick Foles led the Eagles to their first Super Bowl championship, taking over for an injured Carson Wentz in...

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 1:06pm

Looking for love this Valentine’s Day? Here’s what Philly daters really want

We all know Philadelphia is the “City of Brotherly Love,” but add in the fact that today is Valentine’s Day, and you have yourself a lot of amore. Which is great and all if you’re attached, but if you’re single, today is just another day you’re navigating the...

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 5:06am

2018 NFL head coach power rankings: Finally, Bill Belichick falls from No. 1 spot

Every team finally has a head coach, so what better time to rank all 32 teams' skippers? Last year, Bill Belichick was voted a unanimous No. 1 by the Metro sports staff. This year, finally, he's been unseated by Super Bowl champion Doug Pederson. The editors of Metro's three papers...

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 5:32pm

Eagles Super Bowl win has inspired Sixers

Winning is contagious. Joel Embiid traveled to Minneapolis (with Sixers teammate Justin Anderson) a week an a half ago to watch the Eagles compete for their first ever Super Bowl title. He saw them win in person. His Sixers haven't lost since. Sixers players, not used to a winning culture as...

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 5:01pm

Why aren't Sixers' stellar stats turning into more wins?

In the NBA stats don't count for much. Regardless of how much a team scores, rebounds or assists it is win loss record that — of course — determines how far a team goes in any given season. The Sixers offer a curious case study in stats. At 29-25 this season, they appear to be...

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 4:26pm

Phillies pitchers and catchers report: What to know as Spring Training starts

The Eagles’ Super Bowl victory has been infectious for the other major sports teams in Philadelphia. Both the Sixers and Flyers have gone a perfect 4-0 since the organization lifted its first Lombardi Trophy in team history last week. The green fever that has been surrounding the city for...

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 2:32pm

Model for America? Left, right wing values coexist in Eagles locker room

​The story on the field was better than any Philadelphia has ever seen. The Eagles, led by their back up quarterback and disrespected head coach, out dueled the evil Tom Brady and the Patriots in one of the best Super Bowls ever played. And days later, more than a million fans flooded the City of...

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 1:43pm

Eagles 2018 seven round NFL Mock Draft version 2.0

What did we learn about the Eagles' draft needs in 2018 from their Super Bowl win? Well, not much. Their needs seem to be pretty similar — some youth on the offensive line, maybe a linebacker and some depth in the secondary and receiving corps with some key names expected not to return...

Monday, February 12, 2018 - 4:13pm

Olympic Men’s Hockey: Locals hope to deliver another underdog story for Team USA

Philadelphia has been the pinnacle for recent underdog success stories, and a trio of locals are hoping to keep that mentality going for Team USA in a year in which no NHL players will be participating in the games. Ryan Gunderson (Bensalem), Chad Kolarik (Abington) and Brian O’Neill (...

Monday, February 12, 2018 - 1:49pm

Glen Macnow: Eagles’ Super Bowl title — the gift that will give forever

Mark your calendar for April 26. That’s the first night of the NFL draft. And it will be worth staying up to the very end to see Commissioner Roger Goodell stand before those yahoos in Dallas to announce, “With the 32nd and final pick of the first round, the World Champion Philadelphia...

Monday, February 12, 2018 - 1:24pm

For Sixers, next offseason more important than trade deadline

The 76ers are young, athletic and exciting. They have up-and-coming standout players in Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons. They can’t be dubbed superstars just yet because the body of work is far from complete. There is so much lying ahead in the future to anticipate. But they’re not there...

Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 3:52pm

MLB rumors: Phillies interested in Andrew Cashner, Chris Tillman, Jaime Garcia

The odd, slowly developing free agent market has the Phillies still waiting to make their move. But a move will come, sources suggest. With pitchers and catchers reporting in less than a week, the Phillies are running out of time to add a veteran starting pitcher. Most of the delay is due to the...

Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 3:05pm

Eagles' fans scoff at 700K estimate for Super Bowl parade crowd

The Eagles' championship parade route stretched nearly five miles, starting at the bottom of Broad Street. Those who were there were lost in a sea of people wearing green and braving the cold. People were everywhere the eyes could see, especially toward the end of the parade at Ben Franklin...

Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 2:27pm

NFL rumors: Duce Staley, Matt Rhule candidates to replace Frank Reich as Eagles OC

According to sources — reliable ones like ESPN's Adam Schefter — Eagles offensive coordinator Frank Reich is about to be the Colts new head coach. Per source, the Colts' search is now focused on Eagles OC Frank Reich, and Reich has told friends he plans to take the job. (@...

Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 2:23pm

Eagles championship parade, epic Jason Kelce speech, celebrates underdog city

The Eagles started their 2017 season at the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art 10 months ago, drafting Derrek Barnett in the first round of the NFL draft. Flash forward 13 wins, three playoff victories and a strip sack recovery by the aformentioned rookie, and the Eagles ended their season in...

Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 6:11pm

Glen Macnow: It's not too early to start thinking about Super Bowl LIII

Now that they broke the 57-year drought, what do the Eagles do for an encore? How about back-to-back Super Bowl championships? Hey, it’s not too early to start thinking about it. Even as you’re brushing confetti out of your hair after the victory parade, GM Howie Roseman will be back...

Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 6:31am

How Fort Washington's Andrew Sherk discovered luging, realized Olympic dream

How does a kid from the suburbs of Philadelphia find himself flying to Pyeongchang, ready to compete in the 2018 Olympic Luge competition? Well, it’s part luck and part skill. Luck, of course, that Fort Washington native Andrew Sherk found himself introduced to the sport to begin with....

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 5:50pm