It may not be pretty or stylish, but Villanova is off to a 5-0 start in the Big East

The Wildcats lost four players from last year's national championship and still have Phil Booth and Eric Paschall and younger players taking on bigger roles. Jay Wright is pleased at their improvement.

How Phillies' struggling prospect Mickey Moniak turned his minor-league season around

The former No. 1 overall pick didn't start his professional career the way he'd hoped, but showed promise in the second half of last season.

How Phillies' struggling prospect Mickey Moniak turned his minor-league season around

The former No. 1 overall pick didn't start his professional career the way he'd hoped, but showed promise in the second half of last season.

Canadiens are latest team to give Flyers the backup-goalie treatment

If a team has the Flyers as part of a back-to-back, there’s a good chance the Flyers will see the opponent's lesser goalie.

Canadiens are latest team to give Flyers the backup-goalie treatment

If a team has the Flyers as part of a back-to-back, there’s a good chance the Flyers will see the opponent's lesser goalie.

Villanova uses three-point shooting to defeat Xavier, 85-75

The Wildcats sank 15 three-point baskets, 11 of them coming from Collin Gillespie and Phil Booth.

Villanova uses three-point shooting to defeat Xavier, 85-75

The Wildcats sank 15 three-point baskets, 11 of them coming from Collin Gillespie and Phil Booth.
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What’s next for Nick Foles?

The Eagles have until Feb. 11 to exercise a team option in Foles’ contract that will pay him $20 million in 2019.

Sixers' Jimmy Butler expecting a “dogfight” in matchup against Oklahoma City Thunder

The teams had a pair of highly competitive games last season. Expect more of the same on Saturday.

St. Joe’s, doomed by 23-point run, loses to St. Louis

The Hawks’ 10-2 run after halftime cut the Billikens’ lead to one point. St. Louis, though, responded with 23 unanswered points to pretty much settle the issue in its 68-57 win.

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For some insight into the Eagles’ quarterback situation, go back to the greatest QB controversy of all | Mike Sielski

Carson Wentz-Nick Foles has been nothing compared to what the 49ers faced with Joe Montana and Steve Young.

Sixers’ Joel Embiid questionable for game against Thunder with back tightness

The 76ers (30-16) will be at a huge disadvantage against the Thunder (26-18) if he doesn’t play.

Villanova basketball loses Cole Swider indefinitely with a broken bone in his right hand

The 6-foot-9 freshman forward suffered the injury during Thursday's practice. He had played in 16 of the team's 17 games and averaged 3.9 points.

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Phillies manager Gabe Kapler believes FIP stat predicts bright future for three of his young starting pitchers | Bob Brookover

If Kapler is right, the futures of Nick Pivetta, Vince Velasquez and Zach Eflin are better than their conventional numbers from last season indicate.

Scout: Flyers center Nolan Patrick needs to 'want the puck more’

“You have to want the puck all the time. … I haven’t seen enough of that in him,” says Mark Howe, former Flyer and Detroit's director of pro scouting.

Penn State receives commitment from New Jersey defensive end Smith Vilbert

Smith Vilbert came to high school playing football and basketball but focused solely on football during his senior year, resulting in multiple offers from FBS colleges.

Should these Eagles stay or go?

Compare your choices with beat writer Jeff McLane's.

NFC, AFC championship game previews: Rams, Saints, Patriots, and Chiefs make history by reaching final four

Expect plenty of fireworks as the four highest-scoring teams meet to decide who advances to Atlanta for Super Bowl 53.

Philly bantamweight boxer Christian Carto to put perfect record on the line at 2300 Arena

The 22-year-old bantamweight is facing Victor Ruiz, an experienced southpaw.

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Nick Foles, Eagles might have both trade and free agent markets working against them | David Murphy

This is a market thing, not a Foles thing. This is about supply and demand, particularly the second half of that equation. In short, there might not be much of it this offseason.

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