September 25, 2015 |
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. - Todd Bowles was on his way out of Philadelphia when Chip Kelly arrived in January 2013 to coach the Eagles. Kelly said the two met "for a while" shortly after Kelly's hiring. They had a good talk, Bowles said. Bowles, who spent part of the previous season as the Eagles defensive coordinator, already made up his mind. He was heading to Arizona to work in the same capacity with the Cardinals. Kelly's search for a coordinator would go elsewhere. The two men will meet as head coaches on Sunday when the Eagles travel to MetLife Stadium to face the Jets.
September 6, 2015 |
The Eagles traded quarterback Matt Barkley to the Arizona Cardinals on Friday for a conditional seventh-round pick in a deal that clears the way for Tim Tebow to make the 53-man roster. The trade headlined the eve of cut-down day, when NFL rosters must be reduced from 75 to 53 players. The Eagles informed multiple players that they will be waived, according to sources and reports, and still have a few more moves to make by 4 p.m. on Saturday. The highest-profile move was trading Barkley.
September 3, 2015 |
NEW YORK - As the youngest player in the Eastern League, J.P. Crawford has more than held his own this season. The Phillies will test their top prospect with a six-week stint in the Arizona Fall League beginning next month. Crawford was the highest-touted prospect selected Tuesday to play in the six-team AFL. The 20-year-old shortstop will play for the Glendale Desert Dogs along with five double-A Reading teammates and a former high-A Clearwater teammate. "He just needs to go play," Joe Jordan, the Phillies' director of player development, said by phone.
June 29, 2015 |
SUNRISE, Fla. - Flyers general manager Ron Hextall made a trade Saturday for a player he's not sure he will keep, and he sent defenseman Chris Pronger - who is currently employed by the NHL's player-safety department - to Arizona as part of the deal. Yes, it was one of the most bizarre trades in Flyers history. The Flyers acquired Sam Gagner, a center who has not lived up to the expectations created by his being drafted sixth overall in 2007, and a conditional draft pick from Arizona for defenseman Nick Grossmann and Pronger's contract.
May 16, 2015 |
CHICAGO - Stanley Johnson was asked a simple question and responded with an eyebrow-rising answer. "Why should an NBA team draft you?" the former Arizona forward was asked at the NBA draft combine. "Because I'm the best player in the draft," Johnson responded matter-of-factly. He has been projected to go anywhere from fifth to 10th in the June 25 draft. The Sixers apparently are doing their due diligence on the confident 6-foot-7, 242-pounder just in case he becomes an option on draft night.
January 30, 2015 |
WHETHER you're down with the New England Patriots or upholding the Seattle Seahawks, you and your friends and family can chow down this Super Bowl Sunday with harmonious gusto. Because no matter which team you root for, everyone will get behind a spread of Southwestern noshes. The University of Phoenix Stadium, in Glendale, Ariz., is the site of Super Bowl XLIX, and there are two snacks that fit the location theme: a lively dip made with native white tepary beans, and Sonoran hot dogs, the near-iconic frank of the Grand Canyon State.
December 24, 2014 |
Bailey Greenberg scored 20 points Monday to lead the Archbishop Wood girls' basketball team to a 62-35 victory over Bishop Gorman in the Red Division championship game at the Nike Tournament of Champions in Phoenix. Bishop Gorman has won the last four Nevada state championships. Greenberg also grabbed 20 rebounds to lead the Vikings, who are ranked No. 2 in Southeastern Pennsylvania by The Inquirer. Suburban One National. Deja Rawls netted 18 points in No. 5 Abington's 83-29 home win over Bensalem.
November 1, 2014 |
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Under a faultless sky, on a perfect fall day, Adam Morgan went to the mound Monday accompanied by the applause of exactly 306 fans and took one more step back to where he had once been. The Arizona Fall League isn't a field of dreams, but it is a seeding ground for prospects to grow, for developing big-leaguers to acquire a new skill, and for players who have suffered injuries to reclaim a place in their organizations' plans. Lefthander Adam Morgan falls into the third category.
October 29, 2014 |
PAT SHURMUR was asked yesterday about crowd noise in Arizona's domed stadium affecting his center, David Molk, whose start Sunday will be Molk's fourth in the NFL - and maybe his last, given Jason Kelce's pending return from groin surgery. Shurmur said crowd noise wasn't his biggest worry, in this matchup of 5-1 NFC teams. "The challenge this week for our center is the multiple looks that we face from the Arizona defense," the Eagles' offensive coordinator said. "They do a lot of different things to try and create pressure.
October 29, 2014 |
'WE'VE GOT to get it fixed," Bill Davis said after the St. Louis Rams game 3 weeks ago and after the Washington Redskins game 2 weeks before that. If you go back to the start of last season, you likely will find a few more declarations identical to that, which, of course, leads to two obvious questions after the Eagles' first shutout victory since 1996, and first of the Bill Davis/Chip Kelly era. Namely, is it fixed? And if so, what got fixed? "I think we're growing," the Eagles defensive coordinator said yesterday.