PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Sixers finished with the NBA’s second-to-worst record, dropped to third in the lottery, and then started a new season 0-17. The Flyers were eliminated in Game Seven of round 1 of the postseason by the New York Rangers, and continue to exemplify mediocrity.
The Eagles lost to the Saints on a last second field-goal in a home Wild Card playoff game ending their 2013 season. Then, in Chip Kelly’s second season, they missed the playoffs despite being 9-3 with four games remaining.READ MORE: Southwest Philadelphia Shooting Leaves 17-Year-Old Boy Critically Injured: Police
And the Phillies, well, the Phillies are arguably the worst team in baseball.
Nevertheless, we did manage to find five positive 2014 Philadelphia sports moments.
5. Malcolm Jenkins intercepts Andrew Luck (September 15th)
The Eagles were trailing the Colts on Monday Night Football in Week 2, 27-20 with 5:15 remaining in the game. Andrew Luck and his team was threatening, already in the Red Zone, ready to put the game away. However, Jenkins picked off Luck and the Eagles went on to win the game on a last second Cody Parkey field-goal.
4. LeSean McCoy’s 38-yard touchdown run on Thanksgiving Day (November 27th)
With the Eagles up 23-10 on the Cowboys, LeSean McCoy broke a late third-quarter run for a touchdown to seal the win for the Birds.
3. Four Phillies’ pitchers combine to throw a no-hitter (September 1st)
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Cole Hamels (6.0 IP), Jake Diekman (1.o IP), Ken Giles (1.0 IP), and Jonathan Papelbon (1.o IP) combined to no-hit the Atlanta Braves in a 7-0 Phillies win. Hamels (7), Diekman (3), and Giles (2) combined to strikeout 12 batters.
2. Jimmy Rollins breaks Phillies’ all-time hits record (June 14th)
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Jimmy Rollins’ 5th inning single was hit number 2,235, surpassing Mike Schmidt for the all-time Phillies lead.
1. Mo’ne Davis’ LLWS complete game shutout (August 15th)
In her first Little League World Series start, Mo’ne Davis threw a two-hit shutout with eight strikeouts in a 4-0 victory over South Nashville, Tennessee. In December, Davis won AP Female of the Year honors.
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