June 23, 2016 |
Some believe the Flyers should be grateful that Julien Gauthier, once regarded as one of the top four or five forwards in this week's draft, has dropped in the rankings. That means the high-scoring right winger may be available when the Flyers select 18th in the opening round in Buffalo on Friday. Gauthier is the prototypical power forward. He has size and speed, good hands, a powerful shot, and a knack for always being in scoring position. Scouts have compared him to a young Rick Nash, and he is just the type of sniper the Flyers need in their system.
February 15, 2016
How do we know the market for streaming-video receivers is getting serious? CBS Sports made Super Bowl 50 available for free viewing last weekend on Apple TV, Roku and Amazon's Fire TV. And other major media outlets, such as NBCUniversal (owned by cable giant Comcast), PBS, Fox and Viacom (with Comedy Central and MTV), now offer a fair helping of prime-time series for free (starting a day later) to boost ratings. With the extremely inclusive PBS app, you can also pull down locally made TV12 shows plus Downton Abbey and Frontline.
December 18, 2015 |
Will Smith says his upbringing as a football-loving Eagles fan made it difficult, at first, to accept the science behind his new movie "Concussion. " Smith plays Dr. Bennet Omalu , the Nigerian-born Pittsburgh pathologist who discovered degenerate disease (he named it CTE) in the brains of deceased football players, making him an enemy of the NFL. "My son played for four years, and it was some of the most beautiful time that we've had together," Smith, 47, told ABC News.
October 2, 2015 |
NELSON AGHOLOR has gotten some heat for minimal production through the first three games. He has just four catches, no touchdowns and he's getting dropped like a Sam Bradford pass by panicky fantasy owners. Lots of variables, of course, go into completing passes in football. The offensive line has to protect, the quarterback has to be accurate, the receiver has to present a target and actually catch the ball. Football 101. But in fantasyland, where we watched Agholor look like a mini-Julio Jones at times in the preseason, numbers talk and everything else walks.
August 16, 2015 |
MILWAUKEE - Chase Utley prepared on Friday afternoon just as he does for every other game. He watched loops of video in the center of the clubhouse. He took his swings in Miller Park's indoor batting cage. Then some more hacks on the field as the hours ticked down to the start of a 3-1 loss to the Brewers. They were just fleeting moments at the beginning of another day. But they could also be some of the final images of Utley's career in Philadelphia. Trade rumors swirled this week around Utley after he cleared waivers, making it possible for him to be traded to any team as long as Utley approves.
July 18, 2015 |
Andy Dane and Anthony Nelson, two 30-year-olds, took a break last Sunday from their darts game at the Perch Pub on Locust Street to nurse beers and watch some golf on TV - the John Deere Classic in Illinois on CBS Sports. "This is the worst time in Philadelphia sports since I was a kid," Nelson said with a moan. He didn't know or seem to care that Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia was televising the hapless Phils in a game against the San Francisco Giants. Two blocks away at the Misconduct Tavern was Al McLaverty, 49, one of three guys watching the local Comcast SportsNet as the Phils bumbled through the Giants game.
April 17, 2015 |
TOM BRADLEY, who had been at Penn State forever, isn't answering any more questions about the Jerry Sandusky scandal. "I think all those questions have been answered years ago," Bradley told the Associated Press. "I'm here to help UCLA and these players be the best players they can possibly be. " The Bruins' new defensive coordinator under head coach Jim Mora still bleeds blue and white. Which you would expect from a guy who spent 32 years as an assistant to Joe Paterno. That was after playing defensive end for four seasons for the Lions.
March 20, 2015 |
CONNOR BARWIN, Eagles outside linebacker and booster of public transportation, clearly is one of the team's best acquisitions of recent years. He led the Eagles and made the Pro Bowl with 14 1/2 sacks in 2014. The Eagles acknowledged that success yesterday by tweaking Barwin's contract, league sources confirmed. Usually in a restructuring, the team gets more cap room - the Eagles are down to around $7 million in free space, a little more than a week into free agency - but in this case, apparently, there was no benefit to the team.
January 15, 2015 |
When: Wednesday, 7 p.m. Where: Liacouras Center. TV/Radio: CBS Sports Network/WPHT-1210 AM. Records: SMU (12-4, 3-1 American Athletic Conference); Temple (12-5, 3-1). Coaches: SMU Larry Brown (3d season, 54-31); Temple, Fran Dunphy (9th season, 179-102). Last meeting: Temple won at home, 71-64 on Feb. 16, 2014. SMU's top three: Nic Moore (14.6 ppg., 4.9 apg.), Yanick Moreira (12.1 ppg., 6.6 rpg.), Ben Moore (9.2 ppg., 6.3 rpg.). Temple's top three: Will Cummings (13.6 ppg., 4.7 rpg., 3.9 apg.)
December 2, 2014 |
ADAM SCHEFTER, of ESPN fame, wrote it in online and on Twitter: San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh could end up with the Raiders or the Jets. An NFL source, wrote Schefter, is convinced the Raiders "are the favorite" to trade for Harbaugh, but the "Jets also known to be keeping a close eye on situation. " Just 3 years ago, Harbaugh was the Associated Press Coach of the Year. Now, he's rumored to become the first head coach to be traded since the Buccaneers acquired Jon Gruden from the Raiders in 2002.