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#OnDeck: Baseball finally forced to move on from Derek Jeter

Monday, February 16, 2015, 9:59 AM
After months of commemorating Derek Jeter’s career, some fans are being forced to face the fact that he is gone, instead of almost gone. While last year we said goodbye, this is the first season starting without him in 20 years, forcing baseball to stand at the front door and wave tearfully as... Read more

Caption Contest winners: Eagles offseason hell

Sunday, February 15, 2015, 12:38 PM
On Monday, I asked for your best caption suggestions for my cartoon about the doom and gloom facing Eagles fans looking for a local team to root for. Congrats to P2Will, who came up with the winning caption, posted above. Here are the runner-ups: “The least scary thing on this sign is the... Read more

Joe Blanton signs minor league deal with Royals

Friday, February 13, 2015, 11:56 AM
One year he was hitting a home run in the World Series, and a few seasons later, he was getting cut by the Angels with a disastrous 6.04 ERA. It's been a tumultuous few years for Blanton. Even at the end of his tenure with the Phillies, he was considered the weakest part of an elite rotation. This... Read more

#OnDeck: Matt Harvey resurfaces as Phillies foe

Friday, February 13, 2015, 9:18 AM
Mets ace Matt Harvey got some tough news near the end of 2013: a partial tear in his ulnar collateral ligament would cause him to miss a year following Tommy John surgery. The demoralized 25-year-old found himself pitied like a kitten in the Mets’ dugout that night by former battery mate John... Read more

More With Les & Mike: Mason's Injury

Thursday, February 12, 2015, 3:28 PM
On today's episode of More With Les & Mike, the Inquirer's Mike Sielski and the Daily News' Les Bowen discuss the NFL Draft Combine, Steve Mason's injury, and the Little League scandal. Read more

Minor league baseball team to skewer NBC's Brian Williams

Thursday, February 12, 2015, 1:47 PM
Minor League Baseball is a world where uniforms have become a medium for pop culture and internet memes to live on for one more glorious night. Countless must be the puzzled reactions of prospects being told what garments they are to wear on a particular night, from camo to seersucker to zombies. But... Read more

Stats It: Cities of Champions

Thursday, February 12, 2015, 9:25 AM
On this episode of Stats It,'s Pat Gallen goes inside the numbers to look at the most successful cities when it comes to winning sports championships and how Philadelphia compares. Read more

Franklin takes aim at Robin Lopez

Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 3:52 PM
Portland Trail Blazers center Robin Lopez’s disdain for mascots is evident. He has become notorious for his pregame scuffles with the league’s costumed characters, and he has made it sort of a personal mission to bother, or mess with as many as possible. When asked what his beef was with... Read more

Sixers unveil new mascot, Franklin the dog

Tuesday, February 10, 2015, 5:52 PM
The Sixers have been missing something. No, not a shooting specialist to help stretch the floor for the offense, or a veteran point guard to help mentor Michael Carter-Williams and others in the ways of the league, but rather something much more central to the spectacle of live games: a mascot. Since... Read more

Caption Contest: Eagles offseason hell

Tuesday, February 10, 2015, 3:53 PM
On mobile? Click here to enlarge The NFL offseason is here, and it's shaping up to be brutal one for Philadelphia sports fans. Between the tanking Sixers, lackluster Flyers or guaranteed to be terrible Phillies, do you think Eagles fans will survive until next season rolls around? Submit your best... Read more
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