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Remembering 9/11

Sunday, September 11, 2011, 3:34 PM
About 40 professionals from my hometown were asked to share their memories of 9/11 with high school students, some who barely remember the attacks of that day. I was honored to be asked. Below is what I said. Good afternoon. My name is Sam Donnellon and I am a sports columnist for the Philadelphia... Read more

Young outplays Kafka, even with injuries

Thursday, September 1, 2011, 10:43 PM
EAST RUTHERFORD -- I knew a kid who was a backup quarterback. The problem was that when he went in, so did all the other second-string guys. Once, he took a snap on his own one-yard line and disappeared instantly for what seemed like a good hour. At the least, it seemed long enough that suffocation... Read more

Video: Phillies fall to Red Sox in finale

Thursday, June 30, 2011, 8:42 PM
Video: The Daily News' Sam Donnellon wraps up the Red Sox and Phillies three-game series with CineSport's Noah Coslov and The Boston Globe's Nick Cafardo. Read more

Hot Button: Baseball chat with Sam Donnellon, 11 a.m.

Monday, April 11, 2011, 1:02 AM
Daily News columnist Sam Donnellon chats live about the Phillies and his column on Jayson Werth in today's paper, as part of the Hot Button at 11 a.m. today. If you're on a mobile device, click here to follow along and send in questions. Read more

Phillies rally to take opener

Friday, April 1, 2011, 4:18 PM
So how do you like this small ball? Exciting? Excruciating? A little of both? Or way too much of both? The Phillies rallied to win their home opener with a string of six seeing-eye singles that started from the middle of their lineup, scoring three ninth inning runs against Houston closer Brandon... Read more

Chat Phillies with Sam Donnellon at 11 a.m.

Sunday, March 27, 2011, 8:35 PM
Sam Donnellon will chat Phillies on the Hot Button at 11 a.m., Monday, March 28. On a mobile phone? Click HERE to join the chat. Read more

Video: Few positives in Flyers' loss

Friday, March 4, 2011, 1:33 AM
Video: Sam Donnellon of the Daily News breaks down the Flyers' 3-2 loss to the Maple Leafs on Thursday night at the Wells Fargo Center. Read more

Reviewing the Super Bowl commercials

Monday, February 7, 2011, 12:10 AM
“Name me your top five Super Bowl plays,” Bob Horowitz, the executive producer of the annual “Super Bowl’s Greatest Commercials was saying before the weekend.” And then name me your top five Super Bowl ads.” Point well taken, since everyone can usually list five... Read more

Eagles chat with Sam Donnellon

Monday, January 10, 2011, 3:53 AM
Join Daily News columnist Sam Donnellon for a live chat about the Eagles' 21-16 loss to the Packers that knocked the Birds out of the playoffs, today at 1 p.m. as part of the Hot Button. If you're on a mobile device, click here to follow along and send in questions. Read more

Fans don't have to wait long to see Werth

Wednesday, December 15, 2010, 6:25 PM
WASHINGTON -- Jayson Werth says he has not circled his calendar for his first game against the Phillies. “I haven’t looked that far ahead,” Werth said during his introductory news conference with the Washington Nationals. “I haven’t looked at the schedule to see. But... Read more
About this blog
Donnellon's career began in Biddeford, Me., in 1981, and has included stops in Wilkes-Barre, Norfolk, and New York, where he worked as a national writer for the short-lived but highly acclaimed National Sports Daily. He has received state and national awards at each stop and since joining the Daily News in 1992 has been honored by the Associated Press Sports Editors, the National Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association, the National Association of Black Journalists, the Associated Press Managing Editors of Pennsylvania and the Keystone Awards. He and his wife of 26 years have raised three fine children, none of whom are even the least bit impressed with the above. E-mail Sam at
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