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Sat, 21 Jan 2017 10:45:00 GMT2017-01-21T10:45:00ZTHE EMOTIONS that Joel Embiid can elicit from 76ers fans were on full display in the span of seconds Friday against the Portland Trail Blazers at the Wells Fargo Center.
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 06:30:32 GMT2017-01-21T06:30:32ZCol. Eugene Olaff, 96, a former New Jersey State Police superintendent who achieved national renown as a professional soccer star, died Tuesday, Jan. 17, at Brookdale Assisted Living in Florence.
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 04:37:01 GMT2017-01-21T04:37:01ZBy all accounts, Joey Greenstein Jr.'s third-quarter jump shot on Jan. 12 had no business going into the basket. The Franklin Towne Charter senior hoisted a three-pointer from the corner, opposite his team's bench. The rest is best said by those in attendance at the FTC Middle School gym.
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 04:00:02 GMT2017-01-21T04:00:02ZThere have been many times over the course of her career, Cassie Sebold admitted, when she got the ball off the inbounds play, took a few dribbles and then "chucked up" a shot from well beyond the arc.
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 03:58:51 GMT2017-01-21T03:58:51ZMatiss Kulackovskis found his way from Latvia to Northeast Philly's Archbishop Ryan in a most unusual way. "I was looking to play basketball in America, and a few good friends in Lithuania suggested Ryan," he said. "So I put together a highlight film and sent it to the school. Luckily it all worked out."
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 03:56:01 GMT2017-01-21T03:56:01ZThomas "Hockey Puck" McKenna furrowed his brow before Roman Catholic took on host Bonner-Prendergast in Catholic League action Friday night.
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 03:53:42 GMT2017-01-21T03:53:42ZWhen he talked about his approach to Friday night's bout, he talked about his celebration as if it were part of his strategy.
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 03:30:08 GMT2017-01-21T03:30:08ZThe Sixers beat the Trail Blazers 93-92 at the Wells Fargo Center on Friday, January 20, 2017.
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 03:07:35 GMT2017-01-21T03:07:35ZAS I WATCHED the college football season come to an end in the BCS title game a few weeks ago with Clemson's thrilling victory over Alabama, it occurred to me that I enjoy watching college football almost as much as college basketball. But there is a big difference between these sports that greatly affects my level of interest, and that is how they end their season.
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 02:39:03 GMT2017-01-21T02:39:03ZTaylor O'Brien was just 9 years old. Back then, the extent of her basketball playing experience was dribbling a ball in her driveway and playing in the front yard. Her teammates and opponents were her younger sister, mom, dad, aunts, and uncles.
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 01:28:09 GMT2017-01-21T01:28:09ZAMONG OTHER things, Joel Embiid is one of the most competitive people on the 76ers. He didn't win a starting spot for the Eastern Conference All-Star team when it was announced on Thursday evening, but his good-natured attitude won out over the competitor in him when the news came down that he came in fourth place overall in the vote for frontcourt players third in fan voting, fifth in media voting and eighth among player votes.
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 00:54:45 GMT2017-01-21T00:54:45ZAzana Baines, who moves oh-so-smoothly on the basketball court, admitted to having some pregame jitters. She was making her season debut with her new team and thus experienced a little extra pregame anxiety that quickly went away - as did the opponent.
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 00:47:10 GMT2017-01-21T00:47:10ZTwo sections instead of four. Seven groups instead of five. Sixteen teams in the playoff field instead eight. Plus an early start to the regular season and a schedule of 13 games for teams that make the championship finals.
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 00:09:02 GMT2017-01-21T00:09:02ZMatt Ryan was the best high school quarterback in Philadelphia in 2002. A scholarship waited at Boston College, and his size and ability would later make him one of the NFL's elite quarterbacks.
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 00:01:26 GMT2017-01-21T00:01:26ZSome Flyers went to tropical islands during the team's four-day break. Some stayed home. Right winger Wayne Simmonds got engaged.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 23:46:19 GMT2017-01-20T23:46:19ZCan't get to a TV to watch tonight's 76ers game against the Portland Trail Blazers? We've got live updates right here. Tipoff at the Wells Fargo Center is set for just after 7 p.m.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 23:36:01 GMT2017-01-20T23:36:01ZMatt Ryan was the best high school quarterback in Philadelphia in 2002. A scholarship waited at Boston College, and his size and ability would later make him one of the NFL's elite quarterbacks.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 23:03:21 GMT2017-01-20T23:03:21ZIn a familiar photograph taken at Cooperstown on June 12, 1939, the day the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum was dedicated there, 10 of the 11 living Hall members are awkwardly posed.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 22:57:02 GMT2017-01-20T22:57:02ZWhen you utilize a seven-man rotation like Villanova coach Jay Wright does, a four-day break is always welcome. Since his team marked its return to No. 1 in the Associated Press poll with a 30-point win over Seton Hall, Wright has kept it light - practice for some players on Tuesday, off Wednesday and one-hour practices both Thursday and Friday - going into Saturday's game against Providence at the Wells Fargo Center.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 22:47:04 GMT2017-01-20T22:47:04ZWhen the Flyers acquired Chris Pronger in 2009, they did so because their defense was too soft and they needed someone to clear the crease in front of their goalies.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 22:31:02 GMT2017-01-20T22:31:02ZIt was perhaps the saddest moment of the college basketball season, watching Creighton point guard Maurice Watson Jr. collapse to the floor in pain after making a layup and tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 21:31:02 GMT2017-01-20T21:31:02ZThere is this photo of Aaron Nola that might sicken your stomach. Gene J. Puskar, a photographer with the Associated Press, took it last year on Saturday, July 23, in Pittsburgh. The Pirates hammered Nola for six hits and six earned runs in four innings d
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 21:14:02 GMT2017-01-20T21:14:02ZOutcome determined in this girls' high school game, reserves getting time, two men sitting just past a basket at Cardinal O'Hara High, an 82-year-old and a 72-year-old, were: (a) falling asleep; (b) leaving; or (c) paying even closer attention.
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Fri, 20 Jan 2017 19:39:15 GMT2017-01-20T19:39:15ZJoel Embiid can still be an all-star, but he will not start. He said he was not disappointed.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 18:38:26 GMT2017-01-20T18:38:26ZThis week’s SnoCountry Snapshot visits Crested Butte in Colorado, which has received over 90 inches of snow in the last 10 days and has more on the way.
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Fri, 20 Jan 2017 18:08:53 GMT2017-01-20T18:08:53ZProvidence at Villanova Saturday at noon, Wells Fargo Center TV/Radio: Fox29; WTEL-AM (610). Records: Providence, 13-7, 3-4 Big East; Villanova, 18-1, 6-1, ranked No. 1.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 17:36:12 GMT2017-01-20T17:36:12ZDick Vitale doesn't merely have his finger on the pulse of college basketball. In many respects, Vitale is the pulse of college basketball. His enthusiastic free associations during ballgames wind around the entire sport.
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