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Cubs fans are ready to trade for Cole Hamels

Sunday, July 26, 2015, 10:54 AM
Yesterday, fools' cries were silenced as Cole Hamels shut down the Cubs in his first career no-hitter. Prior to that performance, plenty had been whining that Hamels, whose last few starts had been far from stellar, was somehow not worth much via trade. Given that Hamels was - and remains - the Phillies'... Read more

Twitter reactions to Hamels' no-hitter

Saturday, July 25, 2015, 9:05 PM
Saturday provided Phillies fans with something to be happy about, if only for the day. Cole Hamels threw his first career no-hitter against the Cubs, who had not been no-hit in 50 years. As one could expect, Twitter had some great reactions to the gem, starting with the facts from the team he held... Read more

ESPN's Colin Cowherd disparages Dominican baseball players, Dominican baseball player responds

Friday, July 24, 2015, 12:07 PM
UPDATE, 7/25: Cowherd, who was departing ESPN for FOX Sports anyway, has been let go by ESPN, even after a second, more direct apology. UPDATE: Cowherd's finger-pointing, self-congratulatory "apology" did not gain him any mercy with the MLBPA, which issues a statement after his explanation came out: MLB... Read more

Once again, tiresome, cliche list ranks Eagles fans worst in NFL

Friday, July 24, 2015, 11:29 AM
Some deeply uninspired person at Sports Illustrated, on a fruitless search for meaning in their work, put together a list of the NFL's most hated aspects. We can't be so far removed from the last time one of these listicles surfaced that the idea seemed fresh enough for someone over there to click... Read more

Why you should watch Temple

Wednesday, July 22, 2015, 4:26 PM
Campus Insiders' Shae Peppler tells you why you should watch the Owls in 2015. Read more

Let the Aaron Nola cash grab begin!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015, 4:52 PM
On mobile? Click here to enlarge cartoon As expected, the Phillies decision to call up top pick Aaron Nola is having the initial desired effect - bumping up ticket sales. With a paid attendance of 28,703, Nola's first major league start (a strong six inning outing with no run support) brought in... Read more

Word on the Birds: NFC East Preview

Tuesday, July 21, 2015, 10:21 AM
On today's Word on the Birds, philly.com's Pat Gallen and PhiladelphiaEagles.com's Dave Spadaro take a look at the Giants, Cowboys and Redskins heading into the 2015 NFL season. Read more

Tampa Bay Rays remember their 'awful' time in Philly during 2008 World Series

Monday, July 20, 2015, 6:17 PM
With the Tampa Bay Rays in town to play a three-game series at Citizens Bank Park, it’s not hard to reminisce about the 2008 World Series. The Tampa Bay Times’ Marc Tompkin caught up with Rays players and staff to see how they remembered their time in Philly during the World Series. Most... Read more

Washington Capitals prospect eats a 'still-beating cobra heart'

Monday, July 20, 2015, 11:09 AM
A member of the Washington Capitals' minor league affiliate, the Hershey Bears, announced some startling news via Instagram. Likely sickened by the monotonous songs and anthropomorphic candy bars of Hershey's Chocolate World, 23-year-old winger Stanislav Galiev craved something a little more... real... Read more

The Basketball Tournament: Day 3 Live Blog

Sunday, July 19, 2015, 12:37 PM
Sunday was the final day The Basketball Tournament graced basketball fans at Philadelphia University. Four games are on the slate, with the four winners moving on to the Super 17, which will take place next weekend in Chicago. Four finalists from each region plus the Notre Dame team that won last year... Read more
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