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Lesley Van Arsdall

Chase Utley

What’s Up With Chase?

Ryan Howard is getting better. He was taking ground balls again for a second straight day without the protective boot he’s been wearing since last month. The real mystery is Utley.

03/23/2012

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The D-Train Not Stopping In Philly

He’s such a likeable guy, has lots of charisma. Still, from the very start of spring training you could see he was in pain. The huge ice pack he wore daily like a uniform.

03/16/2012

Ryan Howard, Jim Thome (credit: Lesley Van Arsdall)

Back To The Basics: Hitting

Just back from my trip to spring training and I have to say not a lot has changed with the Phillies, the core is intact.

03/01/2012

Daniel Briere #48 of the Philadelphia Flyers skates against the Atlanta Thrashers on March 12, 2011 at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Lunch With Lesley: Danny Briere

In this edition of Lunch With Lesley, Danny Briere joins the host at Coffee Works in Voorhees, NJ

03/01/2012

Lithe

The Lithe Method

It burns fat, sculpts muscles and gets your butt back where it should be. Women in New York and L.A. just can’t wait to do the workout that started right here in Philly!

02/27/2012

The Laviolette's on the ice before The 2012 Winter Classic (credit: Kristen Laviolette)

Laviolette’s Better Half

Flyers coach Peter Laviolette is known as a tough coach who is not afraid to let his players or the refs know exactly how he feels.

02/10/2012

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Lunch With Lesley: Wayne Simmonds

In this Lunch With Lesley, Lesley chats with Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds, at Coffee Works in Voorhees, NJ

01/31/2012

CEO Adam Aron

Lunch With Lesley: Adam Aron, 76ers CEO

In this edition of Lunch With Lesley, the host sits down with Adam Aron, 76ers CEO at Ralph’s in South Philadelphia

01/31/2012

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Sixers Time To Shine

By Lesley Van Arsdall The Flyers are at the All-Star break, and with spring training still a month away it gives the Sixers a little time to shine in Philadelphia. So far, they haven’t disappointed. […]

01/29/2012

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All Star Breaks Comes At The Perfect Time

Its now the unofficial half way point of the hockey season and for the Flyers, the All -Star break couldn’t come at a better time.

01/27/2012

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Lunch With Lesley: Spencer Hawes

In this installment of Lunch With Lesley, Philadelphia 76ers center Spencer Hawes joins the host at Chops.

01/20/2012

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Spags Watch Over, Signs With Saints

Even before he left the rams, it was rumored Steve Spagnuolo was coming to the Eagles to be the new defensive coordinator. Makes sense, he still has a home here, his wife is from here, and he says he loves it here.

01/19/2012

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No Stars, All Team

The sixers are playing really well, winning seven of their last eight games. They are first in the Atlantic division, three games over the Celtics and two over the Knicks, and are off to their best start since 2000 (when they won ten in a row).

01/13/2012

Scott Hartnell #19 of the Philadelphia Flyers (credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Why Isn’t Scott Hartnell An All-Star?

Most of the players and coaches don’t like him. Which actually means he is doing his job. Anyone can see that Hartnell is physical and takes shots at people making him an aggravating guy to play against.

01/12/2012

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Lesley’s Last Word: O’Brien’s Opportunity

Bill O’Brien asked the alumni at Penn State to give him a chance — and it looks like – finally — they are.

01/08/2012

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