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Does the way Ben Simmons plays give the Sixers a shot? | Bob Ford

Without a perimeter game, the point guard is still great. But is he good enough?
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Does the way Ben Simmons plays give the Sixers a shot? | Bob Ford

Without a perimeter game, the point guard is still great. But is he good enough?

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The Derek Jeter non-voter, the next potential ex-Phillie inductee, and other Hall of Fame matters | Mike Sielski

Do we really want to discourage outside-the-box thinking about the Hall, even if the candidate is a slam dunk, like Derek Jeter?
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The Derek Jeter non-voter, the next potential ex-Phillie inductee, and other Hall of Fame matters | Mike Sielski

Do we really want to discourage outside-the-box thinking about the Hall, even if the candidate is a slam dunk, like Derek Jeter?

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Forget the NBA trade deadline. The improvement the Sixers really need is from Brown and his starting five. | David Murphy

The Sixers are looking to bolster their offense before the NBA's Feb. 6 trade deadline, but is there really a difference-making deal to be made?
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Forget the NBA trade deadline. The improvement the Sixers really need is from Brown and his starting five. | David Murphy

The Sixers are looking to bolster their offense before the NBA's Feb. 6 trade deadline, but is there really a difference-making deal to be made?
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It’s crazy if Kingery doesn’t play second base for Phillies, but Girardi disagrees | Marcus Hayes

Despite the arrival of shortstop Didi Gregorius, for the third straight season, Kingery looks unlikely to land at the position God created him to play.

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Saddiq Bey’s growth spurt helps Villanova in all sorts of ways | Mike Jensen

“We got very lucky. We really did,’’ Jay Wright says of getting Bey.

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Elliott is healthy, happy, and playing like the goalie the Flyers hoped he’d be | Mike Sielski

He made 19 saves in a key shutout Tuesday night against the Penguins and has been vital to the Flyers in Carter Hart's absence.

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Villanova’s Jermaine Samuels does it again, Drexel climbing, and other City 6 observations | Mike Jensen

You don’t have to even watch tape to decide Samuels can get you with late threes. Googling will do the trick.

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Observations from the Flyers’ 3-0 win over the Penguins | Mike Sielski

Joel Farabee was good, Brian Elliott was better, Sidney Crosby was booed, and the Flyers got a big win.

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Delonte West’s peers eager to step up and help | Mike Jensen

“The number of players that have reached out is unbelievable,’’ one friend said.

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Girardi bullish on Arrieta, McCutchen, and Suarez; Eflin, not so much | Marcus Hayes

The No. 2 pitcher on the team might have to fight to stay out of the bullpen this spring, but at least the thirtysomethings are usable.

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Which reputation will Andy Reid cement in Super Bowl? Great coach or loser of big games? | Bob Ford

The Chiefs can knock down his wall of frustration with a win over the 49ers.

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Can the Sixers survive without Norvel Pelle? | David Murphy

The lack of a dependable big man off the bench almost cost the Sixers against the Nets. They could need to play five more games without Norvel Pelle. Does their reasoning make sense?

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Andy Reid is a great coach, whether he gets his Super Bowl win or not, and every Eagles fan should give him his due | Mike Sielski

If you’re still harping on his clock-management skills and boring news conferences with the Eagles, you’re missing the big picture on Big Red.

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Pederson needs an OC, but position-coach hires might be more important for young Eagles | Marcus Hayes

Young Eagles such as J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, Derek Barnett and Sidney Jones will have new position coaches within days. The former coaches left a lot of work undone.

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Villanova and UConn play a Big East game, officially or not | Mike Jensen

“Brought back memories,’’ Jay Wright said later about when a UConn chant started inside the Wells Fargo Center. “Like it was their arena."

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A reunion with Robert Covington could help the Sixers with their Al Horford dilemma | David Murphy

Would it be wise for the Sixers to spend their limited draft capital on a reunion with one of the league's better three-and-D wings?

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