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Why Eagles Super Bowl window could be smaller than you think

As long as the Eagles have Carson Wentz and Doug Pederson, Philadelphia has the potential to contend. The window looks huge, like a floor to ceiling piece of glass, but is their actual Super Bowl contending potentiality — at least in the short term, smaller than fans think? The list of free...

Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 4:16pm

11 reasons for Flyers 11-game point streak

The Flyers have somehow experienced the low of lows and high of highs in the same season. First, they suffered through a 10-game winless skid (0-5-5) in November. Then, with their 5-3 victory over the Senators on Saturday, the Flyers extended their streak of consecutive games of gaining at least a...

Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 3:01pm

Sixers growing together — as winning ways continue

The 76ers have won seven in a row. They’re in the mix for a playoff berth for the first time since the tanking began -- or the 2012 season under coach Doug Collins. There are reasons as to why the Sixers are surging in the standings. To be honest, one reason tops every other. It’s...

Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 2:13pm

Most intriguing players at Phillies spring training

Games start this weekend in Clearwater, meaning the baseball season is just over the horizon. As they always do, the Phillies will give young and unproven players a chance to compete for a roster spot. Sometimes, the opportunity pays off, like it did with Rule 5 draft pick Odubel Herrera who...

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 1:49pm

Eagles, Alshon Jeffery played entire season, Super Bowl with torn rotator cuff

Alshon Jeffery deserves his $52 million extension. Not only did he catch nine touchdown passes and lead the Eagles receiving corps with 789 yards during the regular season, but he made one of the most extravagent catches ever made in Super Bowl history — helping lift the Birds to their first...

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 1:07pm

Despite facing adversity, Flyers target division title

The Flyers are no longer trying to make the playoffs. Rather, they are trying to win the Metropolitan Division. Following their 3-2 come-from-behind overtime victory on Tuesday against the Canadiens, the Flyers are closer to first place than the last playoff berth in the standings. Entering...

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 12:52pm

Curling in Philadelphia? What I learned about the Olympic sport by trying it

Sports aren't really that relatable. There are barriers to entry. I can't really safely speed down an icy track at 80 miles per hour. I can't do a "backside triple cork 1440" or descend down a mountain slope 2.17 miles in one minute and 40 seconds. And where would I even find...

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 12:29pm

Eagles new offensive coordinator won't be Duce Staley

Who are we to question Doug Pederson? The man called the now infamous "Philly Special" pass from tight end Trey Burton to quarterback Nick Foles on fourth down in the Super Bowl for gods sake. And so after the curse of winning bucked its ugly head on Pederson's coaching staff with...

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 5:42pm

NBA Rumors: Does Ben Simmons know something about LeBron James' future?

The Cavaliers did their best to keep LeBron James in Cleveland longterm, making a bevy of trades before last week's trade deadline to get younger, better at shooting and give James a more cohesive unit to play with. But the jury is still out as to whether the moves will keep the 2018 NBA All-...

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 2:42pm

Eagles free agents: Who should stay and who should go?

Before the Eagles can look towards adding players in free agency and the draft they have to focus on keeping their own players at home. Being Super Bowl Champions takes care of half the convincing players to stay argument. But a loaded roster (and the burdensome salary cap that comes with that)...

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 2:07pm

MLB Rumors: Phillies making push for Jake Arrieta, having "dialogue"

With spring training games slated to start later this week, the chances seem high that remaining free agents find new homes. J.D. Martinez recently inked a deal with the Red Sox while Eric Hosmer signed one with the Padres. The best player left is former Cubs Cy Young award winner Jake Arrieta,...

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 10:52am

Phillies 2018 projected batting order

As the Phillies embark on their 2018 campaign, they look to have built a solid foundation around hitters like Rhys Hoskins and newly acquired Carlos Santana. The power that once dominated Major League Baseball on a yearly basis at Citizen's Bank Park might finally return as the team begins...

Monday, February 19, 2018 - 1:31pm

Glen Macnow: What artifacts should go in new Philly Sports Museum?

We should all be excited that some entrepreneurs are aiming to build an $8 million Philadelphia Museum of Sports, which could open as early as 2019 near the South Philly sports complex. Our city, more than any, deserves this paean to athletes, coach and fans. It will honor all our pro teams...

Monday, February 19, 2018 - 9:27am

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

MLB rumors: Jake Arrieta, JD Martinez, Eric Hosmer not at secret training camp

It's like a weird sports movie. Major League Baseball's top free agents, unsigned as spring training starts, are apparently assembled at their own secret training camp in Bradenton, Florida. There is a lot about it that is weird. Reports from several media outlets including The Athletic...

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 2:48pm

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

Tom Brady and Gisele smooch in sweet Valentine's Day post

Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen are, of course, having a picture perfect Valentine's Day. Just in time for the February holiday on Wendesday, the fashion icon shared a sweet photo on Instagram of herself smooching her hubby as they took in a sunset on a sandy beach. Following New England's...

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 1:03pm

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