Published: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:49:30 GMT2017-03-29T10:49:30Z
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:49:30 GMT2017-03-29T10:49:30ZOn the day he hired Dave Hakstol as the Flyers' head coach, Ron Hextall told a brief story about this, his first big decision as a general manager. Hakstol had coached Hextall's son Brett at the University of North Dakota, but a helicopter-style view from the stands didn't provide Hextall with enough detail and perspective to know whether Hakstol was ready to jump from college hockey to maybe the most demanding NHL market in America.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 03:34:05 GMT2017-03-29T03:34:05ZSCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Jeffrey Lurie is "more than excited" about the direction of his Eagles franchise, as the NFL Owners Meetings end and the team prepares for next month's draft, Lurie told reporters Tuesday evening.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 03:14:06 GMT2017-03-29T03:14:06ZPHOENIX - Even though Jeffrey Lurie has owned the Eagles for nearly 23 years and has yet to win a Super Bowl, he remains a patient man.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 12:40:34 GMT2017-03-28T12:40:34ZA lot of readers had a lot of questions about a recent column, one that ostensibly asked whether the Eagles were trying to win a Super Bowl or trying, first and foremost, to make Carson Wentz a star. A lot of readers also had a lot of things to say about the column that I can't repeat here. It's enough to say that they were . . . displeased. This is Philadelphia. Such is life. But it's worth providing a deeper look at the question, just for the sake of clarity and thoroughness.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 11:29:36 GMT2017-03-28T11:29:36ZON SUNDAY, Allan Walsh, an agent for NHL players, tweeted that players in the pool for the USA men's team are considering a boycott of the 2017 International Ice Hockey Federation world championship to be played in May in France and Germany to show solidarity with their female counterparts.
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 15:23:50 GMT2017-03-27T15:23:50ZWhat have you done to make the Phillies better today? - Dallas Green It is a moment frozen in time, the signature photograph of the Phillies' first World Series title. Standing on the left is general manager Paul Owens in a beige suit coat and tie. To the right is manager Dallas Green, still fully dressed in his No. 46 Phillies burgundy-striped uniform. In between the two primary architects of the 1980 team is the golden trophy the Phillies had waited nearly 100 years to secure.
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 01:46:20 GMT2017-03-27T01:46:20ZNEW YORK - It seems appropriate in a year when the Final Four will make its first stop in Arizona, at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, the first FF in the west since Seattle in 1995, that the first two teams to qualify were western teams, Gonzag
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 01:08:15 GMT2017-03-27T01:08:15ZIT WAS A Saturday in late March, a quarter of a century ago. I had dinner with my family at a Chi Chi's in Franklin Mills Mall that hasn't been there for about two decades now. And it's called Philadelphia Mills these days. I was covering the Duke-Kentucky NCAA East Regional final later that night in South Philly, so I had time to enjoy a comfortable meal with my wife, parents and two children, then aged 8 and 6. Pass the salsa, please.
Sun, 26 Mar 2017 22:55:05 GMT2017-03-26T22:55:05ZSCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - The carefully cultivated byways winding toward the Arizona Biltmore hotel are lined by an amazing array of colors this time of year, but kelly green is not among them.
Sun, 26 Mar 2017 22:22:40 GMT2017-03-26T22:22:40ZNEW YORK - A basketball flew up inside Madison Square Garden and if it didn't quite hit that iconic ceiling - well, punts have had less hang time during what is alleged to be the real season down in Southeastern Conference country.
Sun, 26 Mar 2017 21:57:42 GMT2017-03-26T21:57:42ZIF YOU'RE a 76ers fan, you'd like to take the optimistic view that this time the organization is correct about the timetable for Joel Embiid's return from surgery.