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March 30, 2014 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
NBA infamy is hovering over the 76ers like a buzzard eying a carcass. A loss to the Detroit Pistons on Saturday at Wells Fargo Center would mark their 27th straight loss. That would give them the record for consecutive losses by a U.S. professional team. Based on this season's previous matchups with Detroit (26-45), a loss appears unavoidable for the Sixers (15-57). Just don't tell that to Thaddeus Young. "I always felt like we can go into any game and beat anybody on any given night," the Sixers power forward said.
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January 31, 2014 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Flyers believe Tuesday's 5-0 victory over the Detroit Red Wings came just at the right time. That's because the win ended a four-game losing streak just before they embark on a three-game trip to the West Coast that couldn't be more challenging. It begins Thursday in Anaheim and continues Saturday afternoon in Los Angeles against the Kings before concluding Monday night in San Jose. Entering Wednesday, Anaheim led the NHL with 83 points. San Jose was in second place in the Pacific Division behind Anaheim with 74 points, and Los Angeles was third with 66. The Flyers (26-22-6)
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December 10, 2013 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
This was the day when Nick Foles finally threw an interception. It was the day when the Eagles' offense had minus-2 yards of offense after the first quarter and zero points at halftime. It was the day when we found out something more about the kid quarterback who already has shown us so much in this increasingly enchanted season. The unexpected snow that turned Lincoln Financial Field into a winter blunderland Sunday afternoon was threatening to bury the Birds when Detroit's Jeremy Ross returned a punt for a 58-yard touchdown midway through the third quarter.
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December 9, 2013 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Connor Barwin lives in the shadows of Philadelphia's skyline with a silhouette of Detroit's skyline etched on his right biceps. His Twitter profile lists two locations: "Detroit, Philadelphia. " The Detroit area is his hometown. Philadelphia is now his home. Barwin is not one who just passes through wherever he's living. The son of a city manager, Barwin yearns to be engaged with a sense of civic pride that is sometimes rare in such a transient industry. He played sports on both sides of 8 Mile Road while growing up around Detroit.
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December 8, 2013 | BY JOHN MURROW, Daily News Staff Writer murrowj@phillynews.com
GROWING UP in Harrisburg, LeSean McCoy enjoyed watching Lions running back Barry Sanders run over opposing defenses on Sundays. With Sanders' unique style and raw talent, McCoy never imagined he would someday be compared to the Hall of Famer. Known primarily for his ability to make something out of nothing, McCoy has remained humble throughout his short career whenever he is asked of the comparison to Sanders. "I don't really see it as a comparison," McCoy said during his Wednesday news conference at the NovaCare Complex, as the Eagles prepared to host the Lions tomorrow.
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December 6, 2013 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
DETROIT - The Flyers have struggled when center Vinny Lecavalier has been out of the lineup, and he did not play again Wednesday night in Detroit. The good news: Lecavalier was "making progress" and there is a chance he will play Saturday in Dallas, according to assistant general manager Ron Hextall. The bad news: The back can be fickle. Lecavalier, 33, who leads the Flyers with nine goals, missed his second straight game because of back spasms. Earlier this season, he missed four games because of other injuries.
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September 14, 2013 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
Winger Dan Cleary did not report on the first day of Flyers training camp Thursday and decided to return to Detroit, meaning several rookies now are battling for a roster spot, including Tye McGinn, Scott Laughton, and Michael Raffl. "I just followed my heart," Cleary told reporters in Detroit. "I wanted to come here. " Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren said he held no grudges toward Cleary. "Good for him," Holmgren said. "He obviously had eight years there and was hoping to continue the ride with them.
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August 15, 2013 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
ATLANTA - Since he was with four major league teams in April, Casper Wells left most of his belongings in his truck outside a friend's apartment in Arizona. He didn't move the truck from Arizona to Chicago, where he ended up spending most of the 2013 season, until June. Wells' truck was en route to Philadelphia yesterday afternoon, when he saw his name penciled into the Phillies' starting lineup for the first time since joining the team last week. Wells, 28, started in centerfield against the Braves.
BUSINESS
August 15, 2013 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Asher Raphael , "chief strategy officer" at Chester-based Power Home Remodeling Group , says it's time to expand into another new city. Hire a couple hundred people. Send them out to bang on a lot more doors. Sell more windows. Power has opened in Atlanta, Boston, and Chicago, and on Long Island in the three years since then- Gov. Ed Rendell authorized a $300,000 grant to ease the company's move into a state business-tax-break zone in Chester. At that site in a former electric utility building, Power now employs more than 200, and claims $40 million in yearly local sales, at about $10,000 a customer.
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July 30, 2013 | By Zach Helfand, Inquirer Staff Writer
DETROIT - A bus rumbled over a potholed street and stopped at a bar just past the old Tiger Stadium. A line of people waited for it on the sidewalk outside the bar. The bus offered 52 seats and a ride to the game. The patrons in line smiled. Today, this fleet of buses would ferry fans to another sellout a mile and a half down the road at Comerica Park. In a city that filed for bankruptcy less than two weeks ago, the first-place Detroit Tigers are a source of pride. The Tigers would sweep the series against the Phillies.
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