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View image | gettyimages.com Chris Polian, Jacksonville Jaguars' director of pro personnel, has reportedly interviewed for the second time with the Eagles for their personnel executive opening. Polian has been in his current position with the Jaguars since May of 2013, after he and his father, team president Bill Polian,... Continue reading
Posted 2 hours ago at Eagledelphia
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View image | gettyimages.com This past Tuesday, Phillies' long-time broadcaster Larry Andersen joined MLB.com's Hot Stove to share his thoughts on first baseman, Ryan Howard. "I look for him to be with the Phillies to start the season, and see where it goes. I have to be honest, I was... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Philliedelphia
View image | gettyimages.com Billy Joel will be returning to play at Citizens Bank Park on August 13, 2015. A six-time Grammy Award winner with 33 Top 40 hits, the 65-year-old musician has sold more than 150 million records worldwide. Senior Vice President of Administration and Operations for the Phillies,... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Philliedelphia
View image | gettyimages.com According to CSNPhilly.com's Jim Salisbury, the Philadelphia Phillies are showing 'serious interest' in signing 30-year-old right hander Chad Billingsley. Salisbury writes: Billingsley, 30, is a former first-round pick of the Dodgers and was a mainstay in that team’s starting rotation from 2008 to 2012 before elbow... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Philliedelphia
View image | gettyimages.com Wednesday evening, the Philadelphia Phillies held their 21st annual winter banquet in Lakewood Township, New Jersey, home to their Low-A minor league affiliate, the Lakewood BlueClaws. Many members of the Phillies' organization were in attendance, including manager Ryne Sandberg who will be entering his second full... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Philliedelphia
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The Philadelphia 76ers (8-33) will welcome one of their division foes, the New York Knicks (6-36), Wednesday evening to the Wells Fargo Center for their second of four overall matchups this season. The first meeting between the two Atlantic rivals came back on November 22nd at Madison Square Garden, when... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Sixerdelphia
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View image | gettyimages.com The Philadelphia 76ers (8-32) have fallen to the Detroit Pistons (15-26), 107-89. Both teams came into the contest with recent momentum, as Detroit had won 10 of their last 12 games, and Philadelphia on the winning side for four of their last seven. Detroit shot 7-for-12... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2015 at Sixerdelphia
View image | gettyimages.com Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin and long snapper Jon Dorenbos have been named to the 2015 Pro Bowl, which will take place on January 25, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. Maclin, 26, will be partking in the Pro Bowl for the first time after putting up career... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2015 at Eagledelphia
View image | gettyimages.com Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. shared some promosing news this evening about the 2008 American League Cy Young Award winner, Cliff Lee. Lee, 36, is about a week away from throwing off of the mound, and is pain free with no setbacks or issues (per... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2015 at Philliedelphia
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View image | gettyimages.com The Philadelphia Phillies have claimed 28-year-old outfielder Jordan Danks off of waivers from the Chicago White Sox, per CSNPhilly.com's Jim Salisbury. He was designated for assignment back on January 8th to make room for Emilio Bonifacio on their 40-man roster. Danks, drafted in the seventh round... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2015 at Philliedelphia
View image | gettyimages.com Instant replay was first implemented in Major League Baseball for the 2008 season, in an effort to expedite game play while officiating games more accurately. Last season, the system was expanded to allow managers to "challenge" certain plays in dispute. The cause was helped even further... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2015 at Philliedelphia
View image | gettyimages.com According to Marc J. Spears of Yahoo Sports, the Philadelphia 76ers will sign guard Larry Drew II, from the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the NBA D-League, to a ten-day contract. Drew II, 24, was a member of the 2009 North Carolina Tar Heels' National Championship team.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2015 at Sixerdelphia
View image | gettyimages.com The potential trade of Phillies' ace Cole Hamels this offseason has been one of the heavily discussed topics throughout Major League Baseball. Hamels, 31, is set to earn $23.5 million per season through 2018, with a team option, vesting option, and/or buyout pending for the 2019... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2015 at Philliedelphia
View image | gettyimages.com According to Phillies' Spanish broadcaster Angel Ibo Castillo, southpaw Wandy Rodriguez, 35, has failed his physical: #Phillies aun no lo han anunciado, pero aparentemente Wandy Rodriguez no paso el físico. El zurdo sigue siendo agente libre — Angel Ibo Castillo (@Angelibo0507) January 13, 2015 The tweet,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2015 at Philliedelphia
View image | gettyimages.com The Atlanta Hawks (29-8) and the Philadelphia 76ers (7-29) will go head-to-head tonight for the second of four meetings this season. The two teams first met back in Atlanta on December 10, where Paul Millsap and former Sixer Kyle Korver led the Hawks with 17 points... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2015 at Sixerdelphia
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The Philadelphia 76ers (6-29) have defeated the Brooklyn Nets (16-20) at the Barclays Center for the first time in franchise history. With three seconds left, a slam dunk by Nerlens Noel off of a Michael Carter-Williams assist secured the Sixers their fifth road win, and first win within the division,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2015 at Sixerdelphia
View image | gettyimages.com According to Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski, the Philadelphia 76ers have suspended forward Andrei Kirilenko for his "failure to report to the team". Kirilenko was acquired from the Brooklyn Nets, along with point guard Jorge Gutierrez and a 2020 2nd round draft pick, on December 10, 2014.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2015 at Sixerdelphia
View image | gettyimages.com According to Jeeho Yoo of the Yonhap News Agency, former Phillies pitcher Tyler Cloyd has signed with the Samsung Lions, a team overseas of Korea Professional Baseball. First #KBO foreign player signing of 2015: Samsung Lions acquire RHP Tyler Cloyd (ex-Phillies); $550K in salary, $100K in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2015 at Philliedelphia
View image | gettyimages.com According to FOXSports.com's Ken Rosenthal, Phillies' ace Cole Hamels is being targeted by the St. Louis Cardinals, along with former American League Cy Young Award winners David Price and Max Scherzer, in order to upgrade their rotation. St. Louis-native Scherzer's price may be too steep, however,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2015 at Philliedelphia
View image | gettyimages.com First reported by Orange County Register's Dan Woike, and later confirmed by CSN Philly's John Gonzalez, the Los Angeles Clippers have interest in acquiring Sixers guard Tony Wroten. It is presumed that this potential move would be separate from the Clippers' Jared Cunningham trade to Philadelphia,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2015 at Sixerdelphia
View image | gettyimages.com According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, the Philadephia 76ers have acquired guard Jared Cunningham and cash considerations from the Los Angeles Clippers. Wojnarowsi, however, follows by saying that the club is not likely to keep the 23-year-old: Philadelphia is unlikely to keep Cunningham, who was... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2015 at Sixerdelphia
View image | gettyimages.com Wednesday afternoon, the Philadelphia Eagles announced that offensive guard Evan Mathis has been named to the Pro Bowl, replacing injured Saints guard and Philadelphia-native, Jahri Evans. This is the second Pro Bowl selection for Mathis, 33, who has started 48 games for the Eagles since joining... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2015 at Eagledelphia
View image | gettyimages.com The Philadelphia 76ers (5-28) and the Milwaukee Bucks (18-18) will go head-to-head tonight for the second of four games this season. The two teams first met back on Halloween night, where O.J. Mayo's 25 points led Milwaukee to their first win of the season, 93-81. Power-forward... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2015 at Sixerdelphia
View image | gettyimages.com The Philadelphia Phillies and right-handed pitcher Aaron Harang have agreed to a one-year contract worth $5 million, per their announcement Monday afternoon: #PhilliesUpdate: RHP Aaron Harang signed to 1-yr contract, bringing experience & durability to the rotation. pic.twitter.com/JwiqXsEBxj — Phillies (@Phillies) January 5, 2015 CSNPhilly.com's Jim... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2015 at Philliedelphia
View image | gettyimages.com Last Friday, the Phillies reportedly signed 35-year-old left hander Wandy Rodriguez to a minor-league deal, as first reported by Santana Martinez and later Jon Heyman of CBSSports. It is presumed that this agreement, pending a physical before becoming official, contains an invitation to Spring Training. Rodriguez,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2015 at Philliedelphia