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Archive: December, 2009

Big-Ticket Busts of the Decade

Thursday, December 31, 2009, 6:30 PM
It has been a tumultuous decade for Philadelphia sports fans, a boiling cauldron of questionable play calling, trademark crossovers and polarizing signings. If there is one thing that the Phillies' World Series championship has done for this city’s psyche, it's that it has helped ease the pain... Read more

Top Philly sports performances of the decade

Wednesday, December 30, 2009, 4:09 PM
Here are some of our top Philly sports performances of the decade, in chronological order. Feel free to chime in on the comments and let us know which was your favorite, or which ones we missed. Above is a photo gallery from the Inquirer's Sports Decade in Review package. Allen Iverson (2000-2001)... Read more

Matt Stairs' Winter Classic scouting report

Tuesday, December 29, 2009, 5:50 PM
In Game 4 of the 2008 NLCS, Matt Stairs carved out his place in Phillies' history when he hit a game-winning, two-run homer off Dodgers’ reliever Jonathan Broxton. The Phillies won the World Series, and now Stairs has a big, shiny ring on his finger. But Stairs, now a free agent, has a second... Read more

2010: The NFC East and an uncapped year

Tuesday, December 29, 2009, 2:39 PM
Eagles fans with an eye towards the future should be glad that the Cowboys made the playoffs in 2009. In fact, they should root for Dallas to make it past the Wild Card round, assuming they aren't matched up against the Birds. I know it may sound like blasphemy, but hear me out. Currently, the NFL... Read more

Philly.com wins Top 10 honors among sports news sites

Saturday, December 26, 2009, 12:10 AM
Philly.com, the Web home of The Philadelphia Inquirer and the Philadelphia Daily News, has been named one of the best newspaper sports sites in the nation by the Associated Press Sports Editors. The site was selected as a Top 10 site among large sites, which includes all those with more than 1 million... Read more

Power rankings: Sixers hit the road

Friday, December 25, 2009, 12:11 PM
After their win over the Celtics last week, the Sixers had an opportunity to build some confidence and put together some wins going into 2010. However, losses to the Clippers and Wizards put them at 7-21 overall. Next up is a five-game west coast swing, starting with the Jazz Saturday. The national... Read more

Iverson currently a starter in the All-Star Game

Thursday, December 24, 2009, 4:39 PM
NBA.com issued a release today with the latest All-Star Game voting results. According to the release, Sixers' guard Allen Iverson currently ranks second among Eastern Conference guards with 635,084 votes. Iverson, who is averaging 14.4 points and 4.0 assists per game this season, has missed three... Read more

Power rankings: Sixers' losing ways continue

Sunday, December 13, 2009, 2:51 PM
When Allen Iverson made his return Monday night, some thought the 10-time All-Star could help put an end to the Sixers' losing ways. That hasn’t been the case. The Sixers are struggling on both ends of the hardwood. They rank 23rd in the NBA in points per game and 28th in rebounding -- two big... Read more

In focus: DeSean Jackson's big-play ability

Saturday, December 12, 2009, 5:05 PM
Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson (probable, concussion) is expected to get back on the field Sunday after missing last week's game against the Falcons. He'll get a chance to continue what has been an impressive season statistically, and really an impressive two-year run. More than any other... Read more

What the national media is saying about the Halladay trade

Friday, December 11, 2009, 6:40 PM
The national media have expressed somewhat mixed reviews on the Roy Halladay trade. Some say the Phillies are a better team with the addition of the 32-year old righthander, while others imply the Phillies' stock hasn't improved that much with the loss of Cliff Lee. And others suggest the Phillies... Read more
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