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

The trade for Jimmy Butler made the Sixers better, but general manager Elton Brand will need to swing a deal over the next month to fill the void left by the departures of Dario Saric and Robert Covington.

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La Salle athletic director Bill Bradshaw to retire as last of an old-guard era | Mike Jensen

Unless La Salle hires Bradshaw's replacement in his own mold — if there is quite such a thing — there will be no Big 5 athletic directors who went to the school they work at.
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La Salle athletic director Bill Bradshaw to retire as last of an old-guard era | Mike Jensen

Unless La Salle hires Bradshaw's replacement in his own mold — if there is quite such a thing — there will be no Big 5 athletic directors who went to the school they work at.

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Nick Foles loves being with Eagles but deserves to have his own team | Bob Ford

Nick Foles might seem placid, but he's burning to be a starter.
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Nick Foles loves being with Eagles but deserves to have his own team | Bob Ford

Nick Foles might seem placid, but he's burning to be a starter.

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Though he’s just the Flyers' interim coach, Scott Gordon has shown he can unlock some key players | Sam Donnellon

To his credit, Scott Gordon is coaching like he has nothing to lose. His interim team is starting to play that way too.
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Though he’s just the Flyers' interim coach, Scott Gordon has shown he can unlock some key players | Sam Donnellon

To his credit, Scott Gordon is coaching like he has nothing to lose. His interim team is starting to play that way too.
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As Eagles’ Jason Kelce considers retirement, he faces a hard fact: Forever ends fast in the NFL | Mike Sielski

Jason Kelce thought about retiring two years ago, when he was 29. And last year, when he was 30. And he will think about it again this offseason, now that he is 31.

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Nick Foles’ legacy is intact, but loss to the Saints shows why he won’t be back with the Eagles | Jeff McLane

“No matter what happens,” Foles said on Sunday, “it’s been a joy.”

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The Eagles lost to the Saints in the playoffs, but they had no business getting there in the first place | Marcus Hayes

Two months ago they were left for dead here, then again at Dallas three weeks later, but they made something out of a nothing season. The Eagles never should have seen the second round of the playoffs, but nobody bothered to tell them that.

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Despite the loss to the Saints, give this Eagles team credit: Everyone gave everything | Mike Sielski

No, there was no championship, just a club that exhausted itself in the pursuit.

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The Eagles can’t keep the ball and the game from slipping away against Saints | Bob Ford

“We always say we wish we could have plays back. That’s one of them,” Brandon Graham said in the quiet locker room after the loss.

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Don’t blame Alshon Jeffery. Eagles were too imperfect all the way around. | David Murphy

Whatever the next decade holds for the core of this Eagles roster, it will always be worth remembering the unique nature of this team.

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Quick observations: Key drive for Saints, play that changed the game for the Eagles | Marcus Hayes

Nick Foles looked like Big Game Nick on the Eagles' first two drives, but looked like a backup quarterback for much of the rest of the game.

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Eagles-Saints is as much Sean Payton vs. Doug Pederson as it is Drew Brees vs. Nick Foles | David Murphy

Sunday's divisional matchup between the Eagles and the Saints is as much a showdown between two of the NFL's preeminent playcallers as it is a quarterback duel.

Eagles' Malcolm Jenkins had rare misstep after loss to Saints, but his leadership has helped make this playoff rematch possible | Jeff McLane

Jenkins might have overstepped his bounds in November. Nevertheless, the Eagles safety, as a vocal leader, usually gets it right. He's never afraid to challenge the status quo or ask questions, and it's made him one of the most versatile defenders in the NFL.

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The story of Eagles defensive tackle Treyvon Hester and the fingertips heard 'round the world | Mike Sielski

From a trying freshman year of college to a moment of glory tipping Cody Parkey’s kick, Hester is just happy to help the Eagles. “I owe them everything,” he says.

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