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With all due respect to James Harden, here is the case for Joel Embiid as NBA MVP | David Murphy

There is an argument to be made that no player in the NBA has had a bigger impact on his team’s games than Embiid.
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With all due respect to James Harden, here is the case for Joel Embiid as NBA MVP | David Murphy

There is an argument to be made that no player in the NBA has had a bigger impact on his team’s games than Embiid.

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City 6 observations: Penn’s defense, Drexel’s uptick, and the (surprisingly) smallest press room | Mike Jensen

The Quakers have clinched share of Big 5 title, with chance for a clean sweep. How did that happen?
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City 6 observations: Penn’s defense, Drexel’s uptick, and the (surprisingly) smallest press room | Mike Jensen

The Quakers have clinched share of Big 5 title, with chance for a clean sweep. How did that happen?

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With James Harden in town, Joel Embiid doesn’t sit one out | Bob Ford

The Sixers make their case for serious playoff contention against one of the league's top teams.
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With James Harden in town, Joel Embiid doesn’t sit one out | Bob Ford

The Sixers make their case for serious playoff contention against one of the league's top teams.
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City programs kick off lacrosse Final Four season in Philadelphia with a local competition

The Philly 4 Classic will feature Drexel, Saint Joseph's, Penn and Villanova

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Phillies appear off the mark in evaluating Aaron Nola’s financial value | Bob Brookover

Aaron Nola and the Phillies have a salary arbitration meeting scheduled for Feb. 14. Based on his 2018 season and his career numbers, it appears to be a case he should win.

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Claims that the Eagles' Carson Wentz is selfish might not be wrong, but they’re overblown | Marcus Hayes

A report gave the impression Wentz is an arrogant semi-diva who isn’t as humble as he seems to be. Well, that sounds a lot like Tom Brady. Pretty sure Eagles fans wouldn’t mind if Wentz turned into Tom Brady.

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Howie Roseman (re-)stocked the Eagles this year almost as well as he did to set up the Super Bowl win | Marcus Hayes

The Eagles' brass somehow cobbled together a winning roster after injuries gutted the team.

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In defense of Ben Simmons: A reminder of how good he and the Sixers could soon be | David Murphy

Yes, there are growing pains in Simmons’ development, but the Sixers’ primary focus should continue to be his growth and the growth of Joel Embiid and Jimmy Butler along with him.

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Penn takes out Temple as ... wait, who is that guy hitting shots?

He may not have been in the scouting report, but Penn’s Kuba Mijakowski took over Saturday’s first half.

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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.

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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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There was a lesson in the Eagles' hiring of Doug Pederson as head coach. Are other teams learning it? | Mike Sielski

Jeffrey Lurie praised Doug Pederson's "emotional intelligence" when the Eagles' coach was hired in 2016. That trait has repeatedly proved its value.

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Oskar Lindblom’s game comes back to life for Flyers | Sam Donnellon

"The way he is playing is the way I saw him playing in Lehigh,’’ interim coach Scott Gordon says. "Whether he scored or didn’t score, you got the same game from him every night."

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What Nick Foles taught Carson Wentz - and Eagles coach Doug Pederson | Marcus Hayes

Wentz, the franchise quarterback, has spent the last few weeks of the past two seasons watching his backup win big by letting the game come to him. Can Wentz learn how to do that?

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The St. Joseph’s Hawks fight off a season slipping away | Mike Jensen

A win over Davidson was “a small step,” a big small step for the Hawks.

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As Sixers explore trade options, Covington and Saric can take comfort knowing they have yet to be replaced | David Murphy

The trade for Jimmy Butler improved the Sixers, but GM Elton Brand will need to swing a deal over the next month.

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