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What Comes After Seven?

Friday, November 8, 2013, 2:36 AM
Sure, you can expect a dropoff in Nick Foles' performance this Sunday, after tying the NFL record with seven touchdown passes in the Eagles' win in Oakland last week, but how much of a dropoff? Well, brace yourself. Based on the six quarterbacks who had previously done what Foles did, it could be... Read more

Vegas Vic and Daily News Staff Pro Picks

Friday, November 8, 2013, 1:17 AM
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Daily News College Basketball Preview Week Package1108

Friday, November 8, 2013, 1:09 AM
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Women's City 6 Composite Schedule

Thursday, November 7, 2013, 8:56 PM
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Where is Nick Foles?

Thursday, November 7, 2013, 5:30 PM
So maybe you glanced at the NFL’s individual passing leaders this week and had a question. One such as ... where is the Eagles' record-setting quarterback I heard so much about last weekend? Nick Foles’ passer rating (127.4) would be leading the NFL but he is eight attempts shy of qualifying... Read more

Daily News Staff College Football Selections

Wednesday, November 6, 2013, 10:47 PM
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Hartnell Now

Tuesday, November 5, 2013, 10:14 PM
For just the second time in his Flyers career — and the first time since his initial season in Philadelphia — Scottie Hartnell took until at least his 10th game of the season to finally tickle the twine. Here is how long it took him to score his first goal of each of his 13 seasons: ... Read more

Men's City 6 Composite Schedule

Tuesday, November 5, 2013, 5:19 PM
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Emery Rolls a 1-0

Tuesday, November 5, 2013, 12:09 AM
Ray Emery on Saturday became the 13th Flyer goaltender to record a 1-0 victory. It was the 27th 1-0 win in franchise history (regular season and postseason). Notable: ♦ Pelle Lindbergh's only 1-0 win was in a playoff game over the Islanders (April 28, 1985), a series-clinching Game 5. ♦... Read more

POW for MCW

Monday, November 4, 2013, 9:10 PM
When Sixers rookie Michael Carter-Williams was named the NBA Eastern Conference's Player of the Week Monday, he became the 10th Sixer so honored. The award began for the 1979-80 season, and the Sixers' Julius Erving was the first recipient (Oct. 21). Click HERE for a complete list, provided by basketball-reference... Read more
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Boop – who goes by Bob Vetrone Jr. when he is undercover or paying bills – has been at the Daily News since 1982, after working for five years at the Philadelphia Bulletin up to its closing. Along with helping to build the sports scoreboards most nights, he has had great input into the papers’ special sports pullouts – March Madness, Broad Street Run, Record Breakers, Greatest Moments – as well as its day-to-day, award-winning event coverage.

A 1980 graduate of North Catholic, he took some evening college courses. Those lasted right up until the first conflict with a Big 5 doubleheader.

His favorite books growing up were the NBA Guide and the Baseball Encyclopedia, which was, for all intents and purposes, the Internet before there was an Internet.

He has been immersed in sports statistics since the early 70s, when his father (long-time sports writer, broadcaster and the Daily News’ Buck The Bartender), would take him into the Bulletin newsroom overnight in the summer and let him update the Phillies statistics in a little, black spiral notebook. But things have changed tremendously in the decades since … He now uses a big, black spiral notebook.

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