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Say hey to Mr. Snider

Tuesday, July 31, 2012, 10:28 AM
LONDON – The dim sum was taking a few minutes, so the cashier at the O2 Arena concession stand had time to squint at my credential. “You are journalist?” she asked, her accident a blend of Eastern European and East London. I explained that I was from the Philadelphia Inquirer, in... Read more

Chamley-Watson ousted

Tuesday, July 31, 2012, 9:34 AM
LONDON – The red light came on and, just like that, Miles Chamley-Watson’s Olympic ride was over. Chamley-Watson, a Penn State student whose family lives in Center City, was defeated in his very first match in the foil competition Tuesday morning. Egyptian Alaaeldin Abouelkassem, a cat-quick... Read more

Martin opens eventing

Saturday, July 28, 2012, 9:33 AM
LONDON – Spectators were still pouring into the gorgeous Greenwich Park equestrian venue as Boyd Martin dismounted his horse. Martin, the Aussie who lives and trains in Chester County, was the very first competitor through the course Saturday morning. “I couldn’t have done much better... Read more

Video: Local athletes and the 2012 Olympics

Friday, July 27, 2012, 2:37 PM
Video: What are the most intriguing storylines heading into the Olympics? Which Philadelphia athletes can shine in London? The Inquirer's Phil Sheridan and CineSport's Noah Coslov discuss. Read more

A Sixer on Hold (for Now)

Friday, July 27, 2012, 9:50 AM
LONDON – Andre Iguodala is only interested in one team for now – the U.S. Olympic squad. Questions about the Sixers, their offseason moves and his future? “That’s all a few months away,” Iguodala said during a Team USA press conference in the Olympic Park’s Main... Read more

Phelps in twilight (sorta)

Thursday, July 26, 2012, 12:47 PM
LONDON – This time, Michael Phelps means it. He has claimed he would never swim the 400 individual medley again. When he finishes the event Saturday night, in a highly anticipated showdown with fellow American Ryan Lochte, it will definitely be the last time. As Phelps has made very clear, his competitive... Read more

Olympic Twitter Buzzzzzzz

Thursday, July 26, 2012, 9:54 AM
LONDON – In the final days before the Opening Ceremony in Athens in 2004, the big story was the stunning expulsion of two of Greece’s most accomplished Olympians. The tale involved doping allegations, missed drug tests, a sensational and possibly fake motorcycle accident and the public... Read more

Joe had to go

Wednesday, November 9, 2011, 10:18 PM
Finally, at least 13 years too late, Penn State figured out that football can’t always come first. By announcing the immediate end of Joe Paterno’s reign and the departure of university president Graham Spanier, PSU’s board of trustees put the victims of Jerry Sandusky’s alleged... Read more

Not good enough, Joe

Wednesday, November 9, 2011, 10:23 AM
So Joe Paterno is going out on his own terms – assuming his terms are as a tone-deaf, misguided enabler of the most abhorrent behavior ever attached to a sports entity of any kind. The news that Paterno has “decided to retire” at the end of this football season would have been a... Read more

Nittany Lying

Monday, November 7, 2011, 5:57 PM
The other problem with absolute power — after it corrupts absolutely — is that it leaves its wielder with nowhere to transfer blame. That is why Joe Paterno’s cover story in this disgraceful Jerry Sandusky situation just doesn’t hold up. Paterno is Penn State. He is the king... Read more
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Phil Sheridan has been covering pro and college sports in his hometown since 1985. He has been a columnist at the Inquirer since 2003, after a seven-year run as the paper's Eagles beat writer. Sheridan has covered eight Olympics, numerous Super Bowls and World Series, and has seen Guided By Voices and Wilco too many times to count. He lives, cooks and pursues the ultimate margarita blend in Langhorne. Reach Phil at

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