Published: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 19:48:07 GMT2017-03-23T19:48:07Z
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 19:48:07 GMT2017-03-23T19:48:07ZWhile most of you were sleeping, Major League Baseball staged its fourth World Baseball Classic over the last 21/2 weeks, culminating with the United States' 8-0, anticlimactic championship win over Puerto Rico Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 19:29:13 GMT2017-03-23T19:29:13ZCLEARWATER, Fla. - John Kruk was a three-time All-Star, a pennant winner, a .300 hitter over the course of his 10-year career. He also played for Larry Bowa in San Diego and became a Phillie at least in part because of him, because Bowa believed Kruk's "belly" - as Dallas Green used to describe toughness - would have passed the test of his old manager.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:05:17 GMT2017-03-23T16:05:17ZOCCASIONALLY, everybody's right. NFL owners have a strong case to exclude Colin Kaepernick. The NFL media is, for the most part, appropriately outraged. Race-baiters and other bigots can claim some relevance, too.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:12:55 GMT2017-03-23T15:12:55Z
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:59:15 GMT2017-03-23T14:59:15ZLET'S QUICKLY review all of the exciting things that have been happening with Jim Schwartz's defense the last couple of months:
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:35:25 GMT2017-03-23T00:35:25ZST. PAUL, Minn. - Goalie Steve Mason called out the Flyers after their latest sleepy loss. Good for him. It's about time someone did.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 17:22:51 GMT2017-03-22T17:22:51ZCLEARWATER, Fla. - Hector Mercado pushed his pitcher. Not hard, just enough to get him off the top of the mound, where 7-foot Kyle Young stood, the midday sun over his head blinding his pitching coach.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:25:43 GMT2017-03-22T13:25:43ZThe Archbishop Wood boys' basketball team had practiced early Saturday morning in its usual place, the little gym next door at Nativity of Our Lord School, which gave Collin Gillespie plenty of time to drive the nine miles back to his home in Huntingdon Valley to catch the 2:50 p.m. tipoff for Villanova-Wisconsin.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 22:57:06 GMT2017-03-21T22:57:06ZIN DECEMBER, 2012, former NBA commissioner David Stern fined the San Antonio Spurs $250,000 because coach Gregg Popovich sat four healthy players - Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobli and Danny Green - for a nationally televised marquee matchup against the Miami Heat.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 22:51:06 GMT2017-03-21T22:51:06ZTHE FIRST TIME eyes were set on Richaun Holmes as part of the 76ers organization, he was jumping in a gym in Salt Lake City as if there were a spring beneath him.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 22:13:03 GMT2017-03-21T22:13:03ZChet Zukowski knew his job. The moment the game ended, he was to lead the ticket manager from the winning school to the Spectrum ticket office to get their allotment of Final Four tickets. Zukowski was eye-balling the ticket reps from Kentucky and Duke that 1992 night, tracking their movements as the game wound down to a final play.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 15:15:31 GMT2017-03-21T15:15:31ZN ERLENS NOEL got sued. Joel Embiid got fat. Jahlil Okafor might have gotten killed. The Homie and TLC are getting buckets.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:55:32 GMT2017-03-21T13:55:32ZCLEARWATER, Fla. - Two things you notice quickly upon arrival at the Phillies' spring training complex: There are a ton of ex-managers here, and a ton of catchers and ex-catchers, too. On any given sun-splashed morning, you are likely to see Charlie Manuel and Larry Bowa in animated storytelling on the infield grass, waiting for the players to arrive; Juan Samuel involved in some detail work as well; Ernie Whitt down by the batting cage.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 12:26:05 GMT2017-03-21T12:26:05ZDel Val Charter basketball coach James Lewis, looking to be thorough in his scouting report for Sunday's PIAA Class 3A state quarterfinal against Valley Forge Military Academy, went through the X's and O's, but his players, knowing the elephant in their own locker room, weren't going to let him off the hook.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 05:31:32 GMT2017-03-21T05:31:32ZSeasons end abruptly and quickly segue into new journeys. There's little time to lament a devastating loss in Buffalo when the scouting combine in Chicago is less than 50 days away. The searing pain of that second-round loss to Wisconsin might last a while, but for some of the Villanova players it's already time to look ahead. The NBA is the next stop and that's a pretty good place to recover from a disappointing end to an incredible college career.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 22:53:02 GMT2017-03-20T22:53:02ZIT'S PART of the fun of the NCAA Tournament - predicting who will make the Field of 68, talking about seeding, who can make a deep run and who will go home early.