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Archive: August, 2012

Collins: Bynum 'might be best low-post center'

Friday, August 10, 2012, 3:01 PM
LONDON -- Sixers coach Doug Collins was broadcasting the Olympic semifinal between Spain and Russia when it became official. The NBA office had approved the stunning four-team deal that brings center Andrew Bynum to Philadelphia. To say Collins was happy would be understating it. The only possible... Read more

Video: Iguodala traded while in London for Olympics

Friday, August 10, 2012, 2:05 PM
Andre Iguodala is currently in London trying to win a gold medal for Team USA. While some of the NBA's brightest stars are playing abroad, business continued for the league as the Sixers' swingman was dealt to the Nuggets as part of a four-team deal that involved Dwight Howard being shipped to the... Read more

Small world, big state

Friday, August 10, 2012, 12:17 PM
LONDON -- Here's a little numerology for you. Carli Lloyd grew up in Delran. Jordan Burroughs is from Sicklerville. Those two towns are about 25 miles apart. Wembley Stadium is about 20 miles from the ExCeL Center, where the wrestling competition is being held. Burroughs is poised to win a gold... Read more

Lloyd of London, Delran leads U.S.

Thursday, August 9, 2012, 4:36 PM
LONDON – Put an Olympic gold medal on the table and watch Carli Lloyd go. Four years after scoring the gold-winning goal in Beijing, Lloyd of London outdid herself. The Delran native scored both U.S. goals in a thrilling 2-1 victory over Japan. The win earned the U.S. women a gold medal and... Read more

Lloyd of London

Thursday, August 9, 2012, 3:42 PM
LONDON – South Jersey made its presence felt right away in Northwest London tonight. Delran’s Carli Lloyd scored the only goal of the first half of the gold medal game between the U.S. and Japan. Point Pleasant’s Christie Rampone helped make it stand up for an intense 45 minutes... Read more

U.S.-Japan at Wembley

Thursday, August 9, 2012, 2:32 PM
LONDON – It feels like nothing less than the hour before a Super Bowl starts. A sea of people flowed from Wembley Park tube station to the 83,000-seat stadium – festooned for the evening with Olympic banners and flags. The press box was packed early with some of the best-known sports writers... Read more

Serious training

Thursday, August 9, 2012, 10:51 AM
LONDON – Without shame, I admit it: I have a bad case of subway envy. It is pretty common in Philadelphia, and for good reason. Lord knows what our civic leaders were doing in the decades when the world’s great cities were digging intricate tunnels for massive subway systems. Probably... Read more

In East London, born and raised

Thursday, August 9, 2012, 5:30 AM
LONDON – They are the unsung heroes of every Olympics: the volunteers. Thousands of them, all issued the same shirts (purple, in this case) and khakis and a pair of gray Adidas shoes. You just know, when they signed up to work the Olympics, they envisioned themselves leading Usain Bolt to the... Read more

Ochal talks U.S. four, local nine

Thursday, August 2, 2012, 2:03 PM
LONDON – Glenn Ochal has a lot on his mind. He is in his first Olympic rowing competition. He and his teammates in the U.S. four have raced twice this week, earning a spot in Saturday’s gold-medal race. His parents, Lee and JoAnne, are in London, checking out the sights and catching a... Read more

'An American dynasty, baby'

Thursday, August 2, 2012, 8:21 AM
ETON, England – Zsuzsanna Francia stepped off the dock and made a bold and golden declaration. “That is an American dynasty, baby,” the rower from Penn and Abington High said. “That was a great race. It was a little bit tough conditions, but there was a lot of power in that... 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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