Joseph Santoliquito is an award-winning sportswriter based in the Philadelphia area who has written feature stories for SI.com, ESPN.com, NFL.com, MLB.com, Deadspin and The Philadelphia Daily News. He is a two-time Emmy Award nominee most noted for his award-winning ESPN.com feature on high school wrestler A.J. Detwiler in February 2006, which appeared on SportsCenter. In 2015, he was elected president of the Boxing Writers Association of America.
Here are some players who could be around when the Sixers select 10th overall in Thursday’s NBA Draft.
For someone who likes to play the high-percentage game, Phillies manager Gabe Kapler doesn’t seem like he’s doing it with the bullpen.
There are some undisputable facts that emerged from three days of Eagles’ minicamp this past week.
Before this goes any further, let’s just state right out there openly that LeBron James would make the Philadelphia 76ers a better basketball team.
Trout became the fifth player in MLB to record back-to-back multi-HR games this season, joining Javier Baez, Matt Davidson, Pedro Alvarez and Paul Goldschmidt.
The Phillies are coming off of a 3-7 road trip in which they blew a 5-3 lead in a walk-off grand slam and were outscored in San Francisco 12-1.
The next step Joshua Harris and the group selecting the next GM will need to do is take a good look at someone who can stabilize this franchise.
Bryan Colangelo did the smart thing and resigned Thursday as the Sixers’ president and general manager.
Jake Arrieta wore the look of a madman when he said it but that’s what the drive to winning is all about. Now, what the Phillies will do with his words and warning will be interesting to see.
With Rhys Hoskins temporarily shelved, this gives Phillies’ manager Gabe Kapler a chance to see what an outfield of Nick Williams, Odubel Herrera and Aaron Altherr looks like.
What is fact is that the Philadelphia 76ers are national laughingstocks once again, and the perception of this tarnishes Colangelo’s reputation.
Hopefully, this coming season, the third-year NFL borderline superstar will learn to slide when danger nears, instead of taking the kind of risks he took last season.
These Eagles want to repeat.
Part of that confidence is derived from new manager Gabe Kapler, the other from a young nucleus that doesn’t know what it’s like to lose—nor accepts it.
Wentz was in shorts and a helmet, which was very encouraging, since he was lost for the final three games of the 2017 season when he tore the ACL in his left knee in the third quarter of the Eagles’ 43-35 victory over the Los Angeles Rams on Dec. 10, 2017.
It’s been a while since Rhys Hoskins has hit a home run.
The Sixers overachieved this year, and much of that credit stems from Brett Brown.
Moving forward, this Sixers’ team could be the basketball equivalent to the 1970’s Broad Street Bullies, in the sense that they’re loved by Sixers’ fans and will become hated by everyone else.
Sixers take on the Celtics in Game 2 of the NBA Playoffs on Thursday night.
The Eagles traded their No. 32 pick with the Baltimore Ravens during the first round of the NFL Draft.
There won’t be time enough to sit still for a minute if you love watching sports and live in the Philadelphia vicinity this weekend.
Since Dec. 30, 2017, the Sixers are 41-12, including their five-game playoff victory over the Heat. The Heat aren’t exactly world beaters, but an interesting note here says the Sixers were the fresher team and probably will be against whomever they face next.
The Philadelphia Eagles 2018 schedule has been released.
That wasn’t an aberration the other night at the Wells Fargo Center. That was vintage Dwyane Wade that tore up the Sixers for 28 points in 26 minutes, while making every big play that had to be made down the stretch in Miami’s 113-103 victory in Game 2 that tied the best-of-seven series at 1-1.
The Phillies sitting at 10-6 and having won seven of their last eight games comes as somewhat of a shock.
This was a tribute written just before wrestling legend and Philly favorite Bruno Sammartino was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2013. Sammartino died on Wednesday at the age of 82.
Simmons is no doubt special.
There are no world-beaters in the Eastern Conference.
The Penguins rolled over the Flyers, 7-0, Wednesday night in the worst playoff loss in Flyers’ history
There is one coach that stands above that pantheon and most probably secured his place in Springfield, Massachusetts, in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and that’s Villanova coach Jay Wright.