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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For senior citizen athletes, coronavirus shutdown takes away time they don’t have to spare | Bob Ford

"You see that seniors in high school and college have lost their seasons, but they’ve got their whole lives ahead of them. ... Losing a season for us is big. How many more do we have?” said 76-year-old Dave Marovich, a 2019 Penn Relays gold medalist.

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Eagles drafted Jalen Hurts because Carson Wentz hurts | Bob Ford

The Eagles didn't use a second-round pick on a backup. They know Hurts will probably have to start eventually.

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Michael Jordan and the steps and missteps of his ‘Dances’ | Bob Ford

The Hall of Famer's story is complicated. His game was not.

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What in the wide world of receivers will the Eagles do in the draft? | Bob Ford

The draft is deep in receivers, and deep thinking is required to pick the right one.

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Why Jackie Robinson Day gets it all wrong | Bob Ford

Everyone shouldn't be Jackie Robinson for a day. He had to do it alone.

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The legacy and lesson of Tom Dempsey’s record-setting field goal | Bob Ford

Dealing with a disability is easier sometimes than dealing with people.

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Sixers shouldn’t fire Brett Brown: He’s been the glue to this team, not the problem | Bob Ford

For the Sixers, putting the blame where it doesn’t belong would be anything but a change. That would be business as usual for a franchise blind to its own organizational weaknesses.

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Eagles should bring back, not cast off, Alshon Jeffery | Bob Ford

They're going to spend the same either way. Might as well get something out of him.

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After Joel Embiid embarrassed ownership, can the Sixers and their star center remain together? | Bob Ford

Embiid showed up team ownership when it tried to cut employees' pay. This relationship between the organization and Embiid has always been fractious.