Phillies history is so replete with negatives that there's always some disaster back there to make our current troubles seem more bearable.
Wilson, who made it to Rio in 2016 but failed to advance to the Olympic final, was back in Philadelphia last week, preparing to return to Europe for the 2017 World Championships in London.
Alice Marble was a dominant athlete on the court,, a trailblazer, a celebrity, a widow to a World War II pilot, coached a young Billie Jean King and so much more, showed strength through several tragedies and so much more.
Just a few miles west of the Atlantic Ocean, this absolute jewel of a race track will celebrate the 50th anniversary of its signature race, a race named for Amory Haskell who founded and then ran Monmouth Park.
The 37-year-old veteran, coming off a run to the Wimbledon final, played against the Freedoms on Monday night.
"To prevent it from ever happening in the first place, that is the Holy Grail,'' Dr. Andrew van Eps said.
For about a half-hour Monday night, the crowd at Hagan Arena for the Freedoms' home opener could revisit American tennis' past hopes for greatness.
The team has added Sloane Stephens and Darian King, who are friends, to a group that believes it is more tight-knit this season.
The 27-year-old from Dover got her first ever singles victory on the famed grass courts. It came a few weeks after her first ever French Open singles win.
The 24-year-old has been out with a foot injury since the Rio Olympics. She plans to play at Wimbledon next week.
The swollen Schuylkill was deemed too dangerous for the Olympic race. Jason West and Alicia Kaye won the running/bicycling competition.
Dave McNabb, head pro at Applebrook Golf Club in Malvern, fired a 3-under-par 69 Wednesday to force a playoff against Omar Uresti in the PGA Professional Championship at Sunriver, Ore., but lost on the second sudden-death hole.
The Drexel graduate failed to make the cut for the second straight year, but he was satisfied with his game.