Mike Sielski is a sports columnist for the Inquirer and Daily News. The Associated Press Sports Editors named him the top sports columnist in America in 2015. The author of two books, he lives in Bucks County with his wife and two sons.

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Nate Sudfeld will be the Eagles’ new Nick Foles, as he should be | Mike Sielski

Truth be told, the Eagles have invested enough in Sudfeld’s development that it would seem a waste of their time to replace him with Cody Kessler or Clayton Thorson.

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Zhaire Smith was an afterthought for the Sixers, but his coach at Texas Tech still believes in his greatness | Mike Sielski

“I have zero doubts of Zhaire Smith,” Chris Beard said. “He’s special.”

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The Jets want to hire Eagles exec Joe Douglas as their GM. He should run away from them. | Mike Sielski

There are many sound arguments why Joe Douglas should take the New York Jets' vacant general manager job. But tthe big reason not to take it overrides everything else: These are the Jets.

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Ben Simmons’ father stood up for him. Then Simmons stood up for the Sixers in win against Raptors | Mike Sielski

Simmons had his best game of this series against the Raptors, showing that his game still has room to grow.

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Phillies chairman David Montgomery was the face of courage and grace in his final years | Mike Sielski

To see and listen to him was to know the pain he must have endured. Yet he never let it show.

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The Raptors didn’t beat the Sixers. Kawhi Leonard did. And he might just win this series by himself. | Mike Sielski

He had 39 points and 14 rebounds Sunday, and he seems capable of erasing Toronto’s recent playoff misery.

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Joel Embiid is back and great for Sixers, which has given this playoff series against Raptors a new look | Mike Sielski

He had 33 points, 10 rebounds, and five blocks in just 28 minutes in Game 3. Look out, Raptors.

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Nick Pivetta will be out of the minors and back with the Phillies soon. Just ask him. | Mike Sielski

He’s confident he’ll be back in the big leagues. But his old team isn’t going to wait for him.

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The Eagles’ draft has been uneventful. You can blame Carson Wentz. | Mike Sielski

Dull isn’t a bad thing, though, not when you already have a franchise quarterback.

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The Eagles got better at the NFL draft, and they can thank the Giants for it | Mike Sielski

By taking Duke quarterback Daniel Jones, the Giants kept messing up and making things easier for the Birds.