PITTSBURGH - As they exited the visitors' locker room at Heinz Field late Saturday night, the Flyers wore the grim faces of a group of athletes beginning to recognize that they were going nowhere. Each of them looked sartorially sharp, dressed to the nine
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Wearing a maroon hooded sweatshirt, Nerlens Noel emerged from a training room at the 76ers' Camden training complex and sauntered across the floor to Joel Embiid, finding his closest friend on the team for a hug and a fist pound, setting a fitting scene for his departure for Dallas.
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Phil Martelli gets this kind of phone call every few years, whenever a college basketball team closes in on an unbeaten regular season, people probing his mind for his thoughts about Wichita State in 2014 or Kentucky in 2015, asking him to relieve that en
Sit him down. Keep him on the bench. Tie him to the bench and place his feet atop a pair of Royal Hotel goose-down pillows. Assign an assistant coach to do nothing but monitor Ben Simmons and make sure he stays tied to the bench with his feet atop those pillows. Stuff him in an 8-foot-tall cardboard box, line it with bubble wrap, and pour Styrofoam peanuts into it to make sure his surroundings are cushioning his right foot - and the rest of his body, for that matter - and keeping him safe.
By the end of September, if Phillies manager Pete Mackanin wasn't quite standing atop the Citizens Bank Park pitcher's mound with a semaphore flare in one hand and a Hey Matt, we need a veteran bat sign in the other, he was close enough to make his point.
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So it's the summer of 1995, and there's this college kid who wants to be a sportswriter. He will begin his junior year in a couple of weeks, and he has spent June and July and most of August interning at a small public-relations firm. But he knows he doesn't want to work in PR for a living. There's nothing wrong with the firm - great company,
His body curled like a question mark, his left arm bent and pressed against his rib cage to still the tremors in his hand, Bill Martucci trotted across the expansive driveway that years ago he and his three sons had converted into a basketball court.
On Saturday, the Pro Football Hall of Fame will reveal this year's class of inductees, and for the first time in the Hall's history, an honoree might react to the announcement by finding the nearest TV camera, dropping to the floor, proclaiming his love for his fans, and commencing a succession of stomach-crunches.
There is this photo of Aaron Nola that might sicken your stomach. Gene J. Puskar, a photographer with the Associated Press, took it last year on Saturday, July 23, in Pittsburgh. The Pirates hammered Nola for six hits and six earned runs in four innings d
Steve Mason's psyche has long been treacherous territory, the cause of the questions that always seem to arise whenever he comes close to solidifying himself as the Flyers' franchise goaltender, and here was one more example late Thursday night.
The Flyers have reached one of those stages in a long regular season that NHL teams often reach, so Travis Konecny had to move. Konecny, a 19-year-old rookie who played left wing throughout his first 42 games this season, lined up at right wing Thursday night with Claude Giroux at center and Michael Raffl on the left.
The most embarrassing franchise in the NBA has a game at the Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday night, and if your first thought upon reading that insult was, Big deal - the 76ers play at the Wells Fargo Center 41 nights every season, then shame on you for such shortsightedness and parochialism. No, the Knicks are coming to town, and they're bringing a 17-21 record and, as usual, enough dysfunction to keep New York's tabloids in back-page, all-caps, huge-honking-exclamation-point heaven for months.
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If you're going to write about the Flyers of the 1970s, you have to talk to and write about Dave Schultz. The story cannot be told without him. Just 6-foot-1 and 190 pounds, he was nevertheless the most intimidating enforcer of the age. He led the NHL in penalty minutes each of his first three years in the NHL, and his 472 penalty minutes in 1974-75 remain the league's single-season record. He was, as his teammate Bill Clement put it, "the baddest animal in the hockey jungle."
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Around the three-point arc, the big man moved from spot to spot, launching long jump shots. It was a basic drill to end the 76ers' practice Thursday, and three players carried out the drill in sequence: First, point guard T.J. McConnell, then forward Dario Saric, then the big man, a player who, unlike even the 6-foot-10 Saric, spends most of his time in the post.
The reigning Super Bowl MVP does this thing that Brandon Graham just loves. Whenever Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller starts to angle his pass-rush route toward a quarterback, he dips his upper body, shrinking the target that an offensive tackle has t
Seven seasons into his NFL career, Malcolm Jenkins arrived for training camp in late July with the Eagles and finally experienced something he'd never experienced before: He wasn't completely certain who his team's starting quarterback would be.