I am a general sports columnist, and am always looking for topics of local interest that go beyond the scores and the stats.

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The end of Markelle Fultz with the 76ers is also the real end of Bryan Colangelo | Bob Ford

Bryan Colangelo will be ridiculed in Philadelphia for how he left, but he will be remembered for trading up to draft Markelle Fultz.

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Senior night is every night for Villanova | Bob Ford

Phil Booth wasn't as big on the floor or in the box score as Eric Paschall on Wednesday night for Villanova, but he came up big when it counted.

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Sixers’ trade deadline moves will show us whether Brett Brown can really coach | Bob Ford

The team is talented enough to reach the NBA Finals. The coach has to figure out how to get it there.

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By adding Tobias Harris, the Sixers truly trade future possibilities for a title try right now | Bob Ford

Keeping Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, Jimmy Butler and Tobias Harris for the long haul will be very difficult. But they've got them all this season.

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Carson Wentz isn’t a perfect person? Neither is that Tom Brady guy. | Bob Ford

Being a better human being is nice. Being a better quarterback is his job.

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The Super Bowl welcomes the new world of legal sports betting | Bob Ford

Step right up and make your bet. Maybe the national culture has not been greatly improved by the Supreme Court decision in May that struck down a federal law imposing a ban on most sports betting, but it certainly has changed things.

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In the Anthony Davis sweepstakes, don’t root for Sixers. Root against Celtics. | Bob Ford

The Sixers aren't in this game. They have to hope Boston isn't, either.

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Carter Hart gives Flyers a break after the break | Bob Ford

The young goaltender has been everything the team hoped.

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The Manny Machado and Bryce Harper wait for ‘stupid money’ is what’s really dumb | Bob Ford

Phillies owner John Middleton is waiting for an answer.

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Roy Halladay would have wanted his Hall of Fame plaque to have a Phillies hat | Bob Ford

Halladay's best moments were in the postseason with the Phillies.