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The Sixers have given Brett Brown his best chance to finish what he started | Mike Sielski

The coach has been through tanking and upheaval over his six years with the team. Now he has a chance to show he can win a championship.

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Destination: Sixers? Well, sort of. | Marcus Hayes

Despite consecutive 50-win seasons and consecutive first-round playoff series wins, the Sixers still have to sell themselves.
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Destination: Sixers? Well, sort of. | Marcus Hayes

Despite consecutive 50-win seasons and consecutive first-round playoff series wins, the Sixers still have to sell themselves.

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Phillies are all-in this season, except they aren’t | Bob Ford

The front office appears to be playing for next season already.
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Phillies are all-in this season, except they aren’t | Bob Ford

The front office appears to be playing for next season already.

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Letting Ed Foley leave Temple football staff is a mistake by the Owls | Mike Jensen

New Temple head football coach Rod Carey has the full right to name his own coaching staff. That’s the way it has to work in any sport. But we all have the full right to judge it.
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Letting Ed Foley leave Temple football staff is a mistake by the Owls | Mike Jensen

New Temple head football coach Rod Carey has the full right to name his own coaching staff. That’s the way it has to work in any sport. But we all have the full right to judge it.
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What must Nick Pivetta, Zach Eflin and Vince Velasquez do to keep the Phillies competitive? Let’s ask Gabe Kapler. | Marcus Hayes

The Phillies need more from the back end of their rotation. But what, specifically, can they look for?

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Jake Arrieta’s signing has not been as bad as you might think for the Phillies | Bob Brookover

He made his 50th career start for the Phillies Sunday, pitching five painful innings in a win over the Nationals. He hasn't been an ace, but his success shows the Phillies shouldn't be afraid to sign pitchers to long-term deals.

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The biggest impact of the Sixers’ whirlwind offseason? It might come from someone you already know. | David Murphy

It’s worth reminding ourselves that the biggest thing the Sixers were missing this past postseason was a healthy Joel Embiid.

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The Sixers don’t seem to be struggling to get over their breakup with Jimmy Butler. Tobias Harris could be why | David Murphy

The Sixers clearly did not feel comfortable putting the fate of this next chapter in the hands of a player whose volatility had already upset the apple cart in two previous stops.

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Computers could soon call balls and strikes in MLB games instead of Joe West and other umpires | Bob Brookover

The Atlantic League used a computer to call balls and strikes in its all-star game Wednesday in an experiment funded by Major League Baseball. Veteran umpire Joe West and Phillies Rhys Hoskins and Adam Morgan are against having that in the big leagues.

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Juiced balls squeezing the life from baseball’s magical balance | Bob Ford

The folks in the commissioner’s office say the ball hasn’t been intentionally doctored, but MLB purchased Rawlings last June and you can connect those dots any way you like.

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Paul Holmgren’s departure from the Flyers doesn’t mean what you might think it means | Mike Sielski

It’s a sign that the franchise is embracing the past, not breaking from it.

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The Phillies’ season is slipping away but Rhys Hoskins is an anchor | Marcus Hayes

If things break right they can ride the Hoss to the postseason, because he seems to be recession-proof.

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The 2019 Phillies look a lot like the 2007 Phillies did at the All-Star break | Bob Brookover

Phillies fans wanted the manager fired because the team, after some notable off-season additions, underachieved before the All-Star break. That was the story of the 2007 Phillies and the 2019 team, too.

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Are the Phillies really good enough to go for broke at the MLB trade deadline?

The Phillies might be less ready for title contention than they’d like to admit after spending significant funds to assemble the current roster.

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U.S. women’s soccer team deserves something that lasts longer than a parade this time | Bob Ford

The three previous World Cup championships didn't always provide lasting gains. Can we expect different in 2019?

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Remembering Lewis Lloyd, a Philly hoops legend

The former NBA player died on Friday at age 60.

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Can Vinny Curry be as big a bargain for the Eagles as Chris Long? | Marcus Hayes

At just $2.25 million, if Howie Roseman's favorite can produce like Howie Long's kid then the Eagles will have made a steal.

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