WITH THE National Basketball Association reportedly pulling in $4.8 billion in revenue last season, it has never been more financially secure. Late Wednesday night, the league and its players eliminated the only thing that could derail the money train by tentatively agreeing on a new collective bargaining agreement.
The Sixers are a quarter of the way through the NBA schedule, and they are well on their way to again reaching the organizational goal of the last four seasons: finishing at the bottom of the standings in order to increase the odds of reaching the top of the NBA draft lottery.
DOUG PEDERSON knew immediately that his attempt at levity had not gone well. At Wednesday's news conference, a reporter began a question with the notion that the Eagles were still technically in the NFC playoff picture.
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NOW, WE WILL start to see what kind of leader Doug Pederson will be. Not that it is ever easy to be a rookie head coach in the NFL, but things tend to be a little smoother when your record is 3-0 or 4-2.
THE FIRST headlines concerning Sixers rookie Ben Simmons and the Showtime bio-documentary One & Done concentrated on the epic takedown the No. 1 overall pick laid on the NCAA and its hypocrisy of making billions of dollars off the work of student-athletes while paying them nothing.
THERE WAS a point during the first quarter of the game between the Philadelphia Eagles and Minnesota Vikings when the only thought was to score a victory by any means, no matter how ugly things ended up looking.
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NORMALLY DURING one of these weeks when a traded NFL quarterback returns to the city where he played the previous season, the story organically flows down the road of "What will it be like to go back there?"
RYAN HOWARD almost made it through without letting his emotions get the better of him. This was the first time the Phillies got to set up a proper goodbye for a member of the 2008 World Series championship team and the organization had done well.