Published: Sun, 22 Jan 2017 22:17:02 GMT2017-01-22T22:17:02Z
Sun, 22 Jan 2017 22:17:02 GMT2017-01-22T22:17:02ZTHE SMATTERING of boos that welcomed Evan Turner back to the Wells Fargo Center on Friday night turned into a rumble, then a roar and finally into a thunderous union of displeasure rained down upon someone who was the 76ers' No. 2 overall selection in 2010. Some of the reaction was simply fun, as Sixers fans are riding a four-year high right now with the team playing the best basketball of that time and Joel Embiid sparking comparisons to Wilt Chamberlain.
Sun, 22 Jan 2017 21:45:16 GMT2017-01-22T21:45:16ZA single superstar can be the foundation. Get one and the building can begin in earnest. "Over the last couple of years it has been, as I call it, an experiment," Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said last week in describing the team's 2015 and 2016 seasons. "We're trying to find out who's going to fit in and bide time until we're going to spend a little bit of money and make our move."
Sun, 22 Jan 2017 21:34:24 GMT2017-01-22T21:34:24ZTWICE, Pete Mackanin summoned three intriguing words to convey his point. This was Wednesday, in the long-dormant interview room at Citizens Bank Park where he met the media after each of the Phillies' 37 wins and 44 losses at home last season. Reporters were asking him this year's version of a question that has defined the club since Mackanin's bosses acknowledged the obvious and officially labeled themselves rebuilders.
Sun, 22 Jan 2017 21:32:08 GMT2017-01-22T21:32:08ZThere 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
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 22:14:06 GMT2017-01-21T22:14:06ZBy Bob Ford Villanova checked another game off the schedule Saturday, beating Providence by 10 points at the Wells Fargo Center. It was a fairly typical mid-January game in the Big East Conference - one part beauty, one part beastly, and the rest a series of collisions and skids across the floor.
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 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.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 18:21:34 GMT2017-01-20T18:21:34ZZACH ROSEBERRY is not a tattoo type of guy. But he does have one, which you can't help noticing, on the ripped upper part of his right arm. And it means the world to him. The Delaware Valley University senior got it on his 16th birthday as a tribute to his older brother Trae, who had died in a car accident two years earlier. Zack didn't just lose his only sibling that tragic night. Trae was also his best friend, mentor and inspiration. So Zach decided to honor him forever, in a way for everyone to see.
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.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 14:23:41 GMT2017-01-20T14:23:41ZIN A COLUMN on Carson Wentz the other day, my colleague David Murphy wrote that, after watching Alex Smith and his somewhat limited arm strength in the Chiefs' 18-16 playoff loss to the Steelers, he's convinced that Wentz's big right arm was one of the main reasons Doug Pederson preferred a future with him as the Eagles' starting quarterback rather than Sam Bradford.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 13:13:51 GMT2017-01-20T13:13:51ZIT'S BEEN an amazing year for Keegan Rosenberry. Last year around this time, Rosenberry was a college senior at Georgetown University. He knew he would be selected in the 2016 MLS draft, but he didn't know how high or by whom.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:36:53 GMT2017-01-20T12:36:53ZBefore Evan Mathis' first practice with the Eagles, Howie Roseman walked up to the free-agent offensive lineman and asked, "Are you going to make me look smart?"
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:47:01 GMT2017-01-20T00:47:01ZJOEL EMBIID hits a three, deposits a vicious dunk, blocks a shot into oblivion and almost immediately looks to the crowd to encourage louder positive reaction in Wednesday's 94-89 win over Toronto.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 22:26:01 GMT2017-01-19T22:26:01ZWe have finally settled upon "The Process" that everyone can trust. Regardless of which side of the fence you stood on during Sam Hinkie's ultra-polarizing tenure as the 76ers general manager, we all must agree that the man who nicknamed himself "The Process" is worth supporting and believing in.