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Published: Tue, 24 Jan 2017 13:54:17 GMT2017-01-24T13:54:17Z


Donnellon: Hextall, Colangelo roofers or just builders?

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 13:54:17 GMT2017-01-24T13:54:17Z

ON SUNDAY, Flyers general manager Ron Hextall said this about promoting young players and making trades: "I have to stay patient. You make quick decisions and you don't make the right decisions. We've got a lot of thoughts going on, but we'll see how she plays out in the next month or so."

Hayes: Eagles' Doug Pederson makes the grade

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 13:43:33 GMT2017-01-24T13:43:33Z

IN HIS FIRST SEASON, Doug Pederson dealt with all of the usual peripheral problems of a new NFL head coach: scheduling, compiling a roster, installing schemes, managing employees, dealing with the press.

Candidate asks disciplinary board if D.A.'s $175K in gifts should cost him law license

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 13:14:49 GMT2017-01-24T13:14:49Z

Should Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams be suspended from practicing law or disbarred for accepting more than $175,000 in gifts, including some from lawyers with cases being handled by his office?

Ford: Phillies trying to get to .500, then see what happens

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 12:36:25 GMT2017-01-24T12:36:25Z

Phillies manager Pete Mackanin isn't trying to kid anyone. The Phillies will need a lot to go right to be remotely competitive this season. His own modest goal is just to play .500 ball until August.

Cooney: Rookie Luwawu-Cabarrot growing into key role for the Sixers

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 08:09:42 GMT2017-01-24T08:09:42Z

THE FIRST time Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot took the floor as an NBA professional, his eyes were as wide as humanly possible. Summer leagues seldom give a true indication of what may become of a young player, particularly one chosen with the 24th overall pick last June after helping lead Mega Leks win the Serbian Cup. Many thought this would be a year for Luwawu-Cabarrot to improve his skills by getting many minutes of playing time with the 76ers' NBA Development League affiliate, the Delaware 87ers.

When a gift just isn't enough

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 06:30:18 GMT2017-01-24T06:30:18Z

While I'm away, readers give the advice. On using gifts as overtures to peace: My ex-husband apparently slipped a gift under my tree while picking up the children.

Bowen: What Eagles' Douglas looks for in a draft

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 03:03:41 GMT2017-01-24T03:03:41Z

MOBILE, Ala. – As the Eagles decamped to this bayside city for Senior Bowl week, it sure seemed the brain trust was acutely aware of a lack of public confidence in the personnel acumen of de facto general manager Howie Roseman.

Eagles hire WR coach; Howie elaborates on Rowe

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 23:57:30 GMT2017-01-23T23:57:30Z

MOBILE, Ala. -- Eagles fans gained a wide-receivers coach Monday, along with a slightly better explanation of why second-year corner Eric Rowe is going to the Super Bowl with the Patriots instead of into the Birds' offseason training.

Jerardi: Like his dad, B.J. Johnson is a good fit at La Salle

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 23:44:57 GMT2017-01-23T23:44:57Z

B.J. JOHNSON plays basketball with a stone face and great skill. Bobby Johnson watches his son without a stone face and, sometimes, loudly.

Readers' advice includes mixing faiths, acts of kindness

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 06:30:31 GMT2017-01-23T06:30:31Z

While I'm away, readers give the advice. On mixing faiths in marriage: My wife and I in 40 years of marriage, she a Presbyterian and I a Buddhist, simply live with each other's religion. No qualms about this, didn't care what relatives thought, and they were all OK with it. We raised our kids exposed to all religions and let