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The Phillies could be the perfect test for this town’s panic threshold | Mike Sielski

GM Matt Klentak isn’t going to make major changes, even after a seven-game losing streak. Everyone, calm down.

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Billy Lange’s coaching staff at St. Joseph’s comes together in the end | Mike Jensen

If Lange’s Hawks are going to succeed, he knows — everyone knows — it starts at home.
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Billy Lange’s coaching staff at St. Joseph’s comes together in the end | Mike Jensen

If Lange’s Hawks are going to succeed, he knows — everyone knows — it starts at home.
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Phillies manager Gabe Kapler’s job is safe and he wants his players to relax, too | Bob Brookover

If you were surprised by general manager Matt Klentak's vote of confidence for Kapler on Monday, then you clearly don't understand how tight the bond is between the two.
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Phillies manager Gabe Kapler’s job is safe and he wants his players to relax, too | Bob Brookover

If you were surprised by general manager Matt Klentak's vote of confidence for Kapler on Monday, then you clearly don't understand how tight the bond is between the two.
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Sixers took a pass on creativity in NBA draft | Bob Ford

Sixers didn't accomplish much on draft night. Sound familiar?
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Sixers took a pass on creativity in NBA draft | Bob Ford

Sixers didn't accomplish much on draft night. Sound familiar?
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For Flyers GM Chuck Fletcher, the NHL draft was about reinforcements | Sam Donnellon

The decision to take Cam York at 14 was made to help supplement the Flyers' defensemen prospect pool. But will patience pay off for this franchise?

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The Sixers took chances with their draft strategy. Will it pay off? | David Murphy

It all comes down to if Elton Brand and the team brass evaluated talent correctly. The more chances they take, the more likely it'll pay off. But what happens when the team needs to win now?

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The Phillies need a change. Changing the manager probably won't help.

Cries of discontent from the Phillies' fan base grew louder after the last-place Miami Marlins completed a three-game sweep Sunday. But firing Gabe Kapler won't fix the problem.

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Flyers’ GM Chuck Fletcher’s first pick in NHL draft continues trend of unpredictability | Sam Donnellon

Despite so much hand-wringing about surrendering picks to acquire proven veterans, as he did in giving up a second-rounder for Justin Braun, Fletcher walked out of Rogers Arena with four picks inside the first 75.

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Phillies GM Matt Klentak has difficult mission as trade deadline approaches | Bob Brookover

Klentak needs to find starting-pitching help as the July 31 trade deadline approaches, and that's not the only area where the team has holes.

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Are the Sixers laying the groundwork to replace Jimmy Butler? | David Murphy

A look at a lingering question from NBA draft night.

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Flyers GM Chuck Fletcher vowed to be aggressive, and he has been | Sam Donnellon

He has already added a pair of 6-foot-2 defensemen and signed one of this offseason’s coveted free agents.

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In Matisse Thybulle, Sixers hope they have found a rotation fixture through the NBA draft | David Murphy

Thybulle's defense is an elite, NBA-ready skill, one that general manager Elton Brand and head coach Brett Brown can project into their rotation as an off-the-bench wing.

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Andrew McCutchen’s absence has left a gaping hole atop the Phillies’ batting order | Bob Brookover

The outfielder had a .378 on-base percentage when he was lost for the season with an ACL injury. Cesar Hernandez and Jean Segura have been unable to replace him.

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Four questions that will affect the Sixers’ prospects next season | David Murphy

One of the questions: Might the Nets replace the Celtics as a favorite for one of the East’s top four seeds?

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NBA draft: De’Andre Hunter and the Philly barbershop conversation key to his development | Mike Jensen

Hunter’s work with Sean Colson began with trash talk in that barber shop.

NBA mock draft 2019: Sixers take Ty Jerome in an attempt to replace Landry Shamet | David Murphy

The spot-up shooter who knocked down 40 percent of his threes for the Cavs could become a valuable bench scorer and floor spacer.

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Charlie Brown places a bet on himself, entering NBA draft | Mike Jensen

After spending three years at St. Joseph’s, Brown put in for the NBA draft. Will it pay off?

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