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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Will Alex Morgan and the U.S. team still be celebrating at the end of the World Cup? | Bob Ford

The U.S. women ran it up against Thailand, 13-0, in their opener. Not everyone thought that was necessary.

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Another big challenge for big Eagles tackle Jordan Mailata | Bob Ford

Mailata is being trained at right tackle this year, and the transition is slow.

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Eagles extend Carson Wentz, but the outcome, unlike the money, isn’t guaranteed | Bob Ford

In for a dime, in for more than $100 million, for a franchise quarterback in whom they believe.

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Elton Brand and the challenging job of finishing The Process for the Sixers | Bob Ford

This could be a make-or-break summer for both the team and the new general manager.

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The tragic, but correct, application for the Phillies of the infield fly rule | Bob Ford

Some fans felt the infield fly rule should have been called on the play during which Andrew McCutchen was injured. They were wrong.

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Baseball netting must increase as attention spans decrease | Bob Ford

Fans must be protected from themselves.

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If Phillies want to get rid of Odubel Herrera, it has to be for the right reason | Bob Ford

Herrera has a bad batting average? Does that make him a bad man?

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For Malcolm Jenkins, unlike OTAs, activism isn’t voluntary, and Eagles fans respect that | Bob Ford

The veteran defensive back has earned the benefit of the doubt in Philadelphia.

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Tobias Harris represents the Sixers’ real free-agent dilemma | Bob Ford

They overpaid to get him. Will they overpay to keep him?