December 24, 2015 |
Barring an unforeseen setback, Sam Bradford will make his 13th start of the season when the Eagles host the Redskins. For those that bet the over on Bovada's propositional line of 12 1/2 starts for the oft-injured quarterback, there will be a belated Christmas gift. Bradford has missed two games, but not because of his surgically repaired left knee. That doesn't mean the twice-torn anterior cruciate ligament that caused him to miss almost two years of football hasn't had a residual effect.
November 7, 2015 |
Two Defense Department payments to the Phillies totaling $48,085, cited in a report released by U.S. Sen. John McCain a day earlier, were for tickets and concessions purchased by a Navy supplier, a team official said Thursday. "The things in that report were two group purchases that a Navy supply company made to entertain their employees," said John Weber, vice president for ticket sales and operations. "It's just like any other Delaware Valley company that's looking to entertain their clients by taking them to a ball game.
September 29, 2015 |
WASHINGTON - The Washington Nationals season began to unravel around the time they acquired closer Jonathan Papelbon from the Phillies and pushed Drew Storen to the setup role. On Sunday at Nationals Park, the Phillies happened to witness the ugliest moment of this disastrous Nationals season. Not surprisingly, it featured the Phils' former closer. In the eighth inning of the Phillies' 12-5 win, Papelbon and star Bryce Harper fought in the Nationals dugout. Papelbon had words for Harper when the National League MVP front-runner returned to the dugout after flying out, and when Harper chirped back, Papelbon shoved him against the wall by his neck before teammates separated them.
September 4, 2015 |
NEW YORK - The ball landed under Domonic Brown's outstretched glove as the Phillies outfielder headed toward the low, right-field wall in foul territory Wednesday night at Citi Field. His momentum carried him into and over it, and he tumbled onto a concrete walkway as the ball skipped all the way to the warning track. The misplayed ball that led to Ruben Tejada's two-run inside-the-park home run in the second inning served as a microcosm of Aaron Nola's outing. The 22-year-old righthander received little defensive help and was chased early in a 9-4 loss to the first-place New York Mets.
May 23, 2015 |
Justin Miloszewski carries around a little yellow ball with six nubs and it has become part of an intense competition among the players at double-A Reading. Miloszewski - Milo is what everybody calls him - is the team's strength and conditioning coordinator and the ball is used to improve reflexes. A Blackwood native who attended Triton High School, Miloszewski has turned the reflex drill into a game in which the participants stand about 15 feet apart and try to roll the ball past one another.
November 29, 2014 |
ARLINGTON, Texas - Wearing a black Eagles windbreaker and a pale beige Eagles polo shirt, Nick Sanchez lingered outside the visiting locker room at AT&T Stadium on Thursday night, a small smile on his face as he waited for his son Mark. "Best day ever," he said. At Nick's home in Orange County, Calif., some 50 members of the Sanchez family had gathered around the television to watch Mark play his finest game as an Eagle - 20 completions in 29 attempts, 217 yards, a passing touchdown, a rushing touchdown, no turnovers, everything crisp and sharp during a 33-10 rout of the Dallas Cowboys.
October 10, 2014 |
Chip Kelly has insisted since the Eagles acquired Darren Sproles that he views him first as a rusher, not just a running back who catches passes. That doesn't mean the Eagles need to forget about Sproles as a pass catcher, though. Sproles was not targeted with a pass in Sunday's win. He was targeted on at least 9 percent of the Eagles' passes in the first four games of the season. There has been a sharp decline from Week 2, when 19 percent of the passes went in his direction. The reason is that opponents do not necessarily view Sproles the same way Kelly does, and have played him more as a pass catcher than as a rusher.
June 27, 2014 |
IF YOU STAYED at Citizens Bank Park late enough last night, you got some early Independence Day fireworks. You got to hear a second rendition of "Take Me Out to The Ball Game. " And you got to see one of the franchise's most popular players end the game in dramatic fashion for the first time in 7 years. After the Phillies and Miami Marlins took part in an old-fashioned staring contest for six innings, with neither team blinking, Chase Utley swatted a ball deep into the early summer night, providing a memorable souvenir for a lucky fan. Utley followed a leadoff single by Jimmy Rollins with a two-run, walkoff home run off Chris Hatcher in the 14th inning as the Phillies overcame an early deficit to beat Miami, 5-3. "I just tried to square one up, go home," Utley said after the conclusion of the 4-hour, 41-minute game.
November 28, 2013 |
The NIT Season Tip-Off is down to four schools at Madison Square Garden. It was set up with the idea that Duke would eventually be in New York, and Arizona. Alabama, sure . . . "It's almost like the old Sesame Street thing," Bruiser Flint said this week. "One of these things is not like the other. You know what I mean? Alabama, Duke, Arizona, Drexel. " Flint, of course, coaches Drexel. He knew his Dragons, now 3-1, were quite capable of getting to New York. Beating Rutgers to get there was not exactly like knocking off Kentucky.
June 27, 2013 |
SAN DIEGO - Jonathan Papelbon followed his sacrosanct routine Monday. He walked to the bullpen in the sixth inning. He stretched in the eighth. He began tossing in the ninth with one out. He peered toward home plate when Cliff Lee was announced as the hitter and the process halted. "I just warm up," Papelbon said. "They say, 'Warm up.' I warm up. I don't think or try to figure out when I'm coming into the ball game. " It was reasonable to assume Papelbon would enter in the ninth inning of what was an eventual 4-3 Phillies loss.