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Brazil fan destroys own television out of national pride

Monday, June 30, 2014, 11:12 AM
Brazil's big win over Chile at the World Cup led to massive celebrations in train cars and apartments alike. In this particular case, a joyous group hug quickly escalated into a karate chop of a television. Read more

Sam Hinkie cartoon caption contest winners

Sunday, June 29, 2014, 10:28 AM
On Monday, I asked for your best caption suggestions for my new Sam Hinkie cartoon. Congrats to GregP, who came up with the winning caption, posted above. Here are the runner-ups: “Forget the six-shooter, I'd settle for just one shooter!” – Tom Klem “Looks like Barney Fife... Read more

2014 NBA Draft grades

Saturday, June 28, 2014, 5:15 PM
Cavaliers: A: With so much talent in the 2014 Draft, it would have been difficult for the Cavaliers to mess up the first pick, but it’s tough to put anything past Cleveland. With Wiggins, the Cavs got an athletic wing player with sky-high potential. He has some learning to do, but he has the... Read more

VIDEO: Mike Trout hits titanic home run

Saturday, June 28, 2014, 4:24 AM
Millville, N.J. native Mike Trout smashed a 489-foot home run Friday night during the Angels’ 8-6 loss to the Kansas City Royals. Your browser does not support iframes. The homer was the longest hit in the majors so far this season and set new franchise and Kauffman Stadium records for the longest... Read more

VIDEO: Phillies announcer Tom McCarthy catches Braves homer while on the air, throws it back

Friday, June 27, 2014, 11:37 PM
Phillies play-by-play announcer Tom McCarthy did something very Friday few, if any, other television announcers have ever done: He caught a home run while calling the play live over the air. McCarthy, along with Matt Stairs and Jamie Moyer, were not stationed at their usual post in the press area... Read more

June 27: The Sixers in the year 2047

Monday, July 7, 2014, 3:40 PM
The idea that we'll all be dead by the time the Sixers are the team Sam Hinkie is trying to build is a popular little bit of humor on the internet. Barring atrocities, chances are, many of us will still be alive in the next 3-5 years. Hinkie, inarguably, is playing for the future. When you think "future"... Read more

Sixers draft pick projections

Friday, June 27, 2014, 5:14 PM
The Sixers may have made themselves better in the long term on Thursday night, but those looking for instant impact were likely disappointed. The Sixers top two picks in the draft, Joel Embiid and Dario Saric, won’t appear on the court for the team until, at the earliest, January and the 2015-16... Read more

Live updates: 2014 NHL Entry Draft

Friday, June 27, 2014, 4:29 PM
Follow the action live from the Wells Fargo Center as the NHL Draft gets underway at 7 p.m. The Flyers are scheduled to pick 17th in the first round. Read more

Reading Fightins now advocating bug-eating

Friday, June 27, 2014, 4:09 PM
In 1928, a little pest control business called "Ehrlich Pest Control" opened, and like the creatures they were hired to slaughter, spread quickly. These days, they exist from Massachusetts to Georgia. Their most crowded state, however, is of course the harmful species-ridden Keystone State, where Ehrlich... Read more

Nerlens Noel given good odds for NBA Rookie of the Year

Friday, June 27, 2014, 3:11 PM
Look, we all know that the Sixers will be great some day. There are those who are confused as to how a GM isn't able to perform a complete franchise turnaround in 13 months, but those people will probably go back to complaining about the Phillies soon, anyway. Are the people complaining about the... Read more
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