Murphy: Will the real Maikel Franco please stand up (patiently)?

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Talk to most major-league assistant coaches and they’ll tell you that one of the reasons they have a job is to give their employer somebody... Read more

Injury history of Sixers’ young stars

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Ben Simmons Sept. 30, 2016: Fracture of the fifth metatarsal bone of his right foot. Joel Embiid March 1, 2014: Stress fracture in back June... Read more

A brief history of first-year NFL coaches starting 3-0

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Bill Belichick has said that an NFL coach doesn't know his team until October, and I suppose the logic says that an NFL coach doesn't know... Read more

Murphy: Thinking out loud about Embiid, Okafor, Noel ... and Porzingis

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Media members flocked to Stockton University this week searching for two things: parking spaces, and answers to the 76ers' big man conundrum... Read more

The original Phillie Phanatic gets a building for the Mascot Hall of Fame

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First of all, yes, there is a Mascot Hall of Fame. It was founded in 2005 by David Raymond, the original Phillie Phanatic. Up to now, it has... Read more

For North Dakota deer, the worst week of the year is Carson Wentz's bye week

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In case anybody needed a reminder of what the food chain looks like, here it is in pictorial form. Never forget: Carson Wentz is the arbiter... Read more

Fantasy football chat with Ed Barkowitz

Join Ed Barkowitz as he takes your fantasy football questions in a live chat, beginning at noon Thursday. Read more

Kevin Negandhi signs contract extension with ESPN

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ESPN's Kevin Negandhi didn't just get a visit from his beloved Phillie Phanatic on Wednesday. He also got a multi-year contract extension from... Read more

The Flyers' 2016 playoff run produced $500,000 in ticket tax revenue for Philadelphia

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It's no secret that sports events in Philadelphia generate lots of tax revenue, from ticket taxes to sales taxes on food and beverages to hotel... Read more

Hayes: Another American Ryder Cup misstep

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Whose side is Davis Love III on, anyway? Did he go Pete Rose on the Ryder Cup? Did he sneak over the pond during the Tour Championship last... Read more