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Masters drama: Bryson’s bombs, Tiger’s absence, DJ’s dominance, politics — and yes, golf, too | Marcus Hayes

Azaleas, absences, and boycott talk: As we return to normalcy, a very abnormal Masters begins

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Why these Phillies will be predictably productive | Marcus Hayes

No Odubel, no Kingery, no Maikel Franco, and a real bullpen: The Phillies are all grown up and focused.

Hammerin’ Hank Aaron protege Brian Snitker, Braves manager, gets caught looking past civil rights | Marcus Hayes

Braves manager Brian Snitker, a protege of the late Hank Aaron, cowed in the face of controversy when asked what the great slugger would have thought of the All-Star Game being pulled out of Atlanta.

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Teen ‘Diddy’ protege works himself to exhaustion: Behind the Sixers’ groundbreaking ‘Buy Black’ program | Marcus Hayes

How two businesses were chosen from among 700 applicants to receive more than $100,000 in advertising and marketing services and guidance.

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‘This kid doesn’t have a chance’: How the Phillies inevitably ruined Scott Kingery | Marcus Hayes

They took the top second-base prospect in baseball and played him everywhere but second base. They took a little line-drive hitter and told him to hit homers. Real smart, fellas.

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Eagles’ old heads will play 17th game, but at least it’s against the Jets | Marcus Hayes

Washington goes to Buffalo, the Giants to Miami, the Cowboys to New England. As it turns out, last place has its virtues.

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Carson Wentz took the money and ran. He’s really no different from Deshaun Watson. | Marcus Hayes

Two gifted young quarterbacks got paid, then betrayed their teams and their cities when the going got tough.

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Sixers’ Doc Rivers is the Coach of the Year favorite: Win at Golden State makes team 7-1 after break | Marcus Hayes

He’s got the team on top of the conference without his MVP candidate and with a lineup that’s less stable than the Eagles’ offensive line.