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March 10, 2011 | By Frank Seravalli
TORONTO - Like the colorful flags that hang outside most major league ballparks to depict the day's standings, the Flyers have a whiteboard just feet from their dressing room at their Voorhees practice facility, a constant reminder of the sacrifice it takes to remain on top. For the NHL, it might as well be a Wheel of Fortune board. The colors - and teams - can move from top to bottom from night to night. Take, for instance, Los Angeles. Terry Murray's Kings entered last night's action in eighth place in the Western Conference.
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November 1, 2012 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Who will be No. 2 in the NBA's Eastern Conference this season? The defending champion Miami Heat are prohibitive favorites as long as LeBron James stays healthy and hungry, but after that there appear to be several candidates, including the 76ers, for that second spot. Anything can happen in a long NBA season, so Miami will have to do more than show up, but if Dwyane Wade comes back strong after offseason knee surgery, Chris Bosh remains healthy after last season's abdominal injury, and newcomer Ray Allen still has the shooting touch at the age of 37, then Miami will be difficult to dethrone.
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April 9, 2013
Phil Kessel scored twice to lead the host Toronto Maple Leafs to a 4-3 win over the New York Rangers on Monday night to open an important home-and-home series between the Eastern Conference rivals. Toronto remained fifth in the Eastern Conference standings, moving four points ahead of idle Ottawa. The Rangers remain tied with the idle New York Islanders for seventh in the Eastern Conference. Also in the East: The host Boston Bruins topped the Carolina Hurricanes, 6-2, and moved one point ahead of Montreal in the Northeast Division.
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April 7, 2013
Matt Martin scored the go-ahead goal with less than seven minutes left in the third period, and Evgeni Nabokov made 19 saves to lift the playoff-hopeful Islanders to a 4-2 victory over the visiting Lightning on Saturday night. The Islanders started the night in eighth place in the Eastern Conference and kept pace in their drive for their first postseason appearance since 2007. Michael Grabner and Josh Bailey also scored, and Andrew MacDonald added an empty-net goal.   Devils fall Rookie Leo Komarov and Tyler Bozak scored, and the Maple Leafs extended the reeling host Devils' losing streak to six games with a 2-1 victory.
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March 27, 2010
An underachieving season has not put Paul Holmgren's job in jeopardy. Holmgren will remain the Flyers' general manager even if they continue to stumble and do not make the playoffs, Peter Luukko said yesterday. Luukko is president of Comcast-Spectacor, the Flyers' parent company. "He is safe," Luukko said. "Paul's doing a great job. " There has been speculation that if the Flyers, who have lost six of their last seven games and are seventh in the Eastern Conference, do not win a playoff berth, Holmgren will be dismissed.
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September 18, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
The Union will look to close out the second Major League Soccer playoff berth in their seven-year history, but it won't be easy. With an 11-10-8 record for 41 points, the Union are in fourth place in the Eastern Conference where six teams will make the playoffs. Privately, there was a feeling among the coaches and players that the Union would already have clinched a playoff berth had they not squandered the chance to earn three points during Saturday's 1-1 draw with the visiting Montreal Impact.
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July 21, 1993 | by Les Bowen, Daily News Sports Writer
The Flyers have released the schedule for their first season in the new Atlantic Division and Eastern Conference, and, as you might expect after expansion and realignment, it looks a little different. Under the old format, the Flyers competed against five other Patrick Division teams for four playoff berths. This season, the Flyers will be among 14 Eastern Conference teams competing for eight playoff berths. Instead of playing divisional teams seven times each, as was the old norm, the Flyers now play each Atlantic foe five times, and each team from the Northeast Division - the other component of the Eastern Conference - four times.
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August 30, 2013
AGENDA Who: Montreal at Union When: Tomorrow, 7:30 p.m. Where: PPL Park, Chester TV/Radio: CSN/None. About the Union: The Union (10-8-8), in fourth place in the MSL's Eastern Conference, is looking to rebound from a 5-1 loss to New England in Foxboro, Mass., last Sunday . . . Jack McInerney leads the team with 10 goals . . . The Union lost the last meeting with the Impact, 5-3, on May 25 in Montreal. About the Impact: Montreal (12-7-5), top team in the East, shut out Houston, 5-0, last Saturday . . . Marco Di Vaio leads the team with 15 goals.
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March 8, 2012
Pascal Dupuis scored twice and had an assist, and the Pittsburgh Penguins rallied at home to beat the slumping Toronto Maple Leafs, 3-2, on Wednesday night for their seventh consecutive victory. Jordan Staal added a goal and an assist to extend his points streak to a career-best six games and rookie Brad Thiessen stopped 22 shots. The Penguins started the day by unveiling a statue honoring Hall of Famer Mario Lemieux outside Consol Energy Center. The three-time MVP, now the team owner, watched from his box as Pittsburgh won for the 11th time in its last 12 home games to strengthen its hold on fourth place in the Eastern Conference.
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April 20, 2013
Rick Nash had a goal and an assist in the first period, and Ryan Callahan had a pair of assists as the New York Rangers hung on to eighth place in the Eastern Conference with a 6-1 home victory over the Florida Panthers on Thursday night. Derick Brassard and Nash both scored power-play goals, with help from Callahan in the first, and Mats Zuccarello found the net for the second straight game to give the playoff-hopeful Rangers their sixth win in nine games (6-2-1). New York's lackluster, 4-2 loss at the Flyers on Tuesday had allowed Winnipeg to get even in points in the tight Eastern race.
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September 18, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
The Union will look to close out the second Major League Soccer playoff berth in their seven-year history, but it won't be easy. With an 11-10-8 record for 41 points, the Union are in fourth place in the Eastern Conference where six teams will make the playoffs. Privately, there was a feeling among the coaches and players that the Union would already have clinched a playoff berth had they not squandered the chance to earn three points during Saturday's 1-1 draw with the visiting Montreal Impact.
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July 8, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
Union coach Jim Curtin stated Wednesday that the team hasn't lost two games in a row this season. While technically that is correct, the Union are riding a two-game losing streak in Major League Soccer. It's the first blip in an otherwise surprisingly successful season. Curtin is looking to end that streak when the Union host D.C. United in a key Eastern Conference game Saturday at Talen Energy Stadium. The Union (7-6-5, 26 points) are in second place in the Eastern Conference, behind New York City FC, while D.C. United (5-6-6, 21 points)
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July 6, 2016
SO FAR, the 76ers have been minor participants in free agency, landing combo guard Jarreyd Bayless for a $27 million over three years and and Sunday getting 30-year-old point guard Sergio Rodriguez for a reported one-year, $8 million deal. The 6-3, 180-pound Rodriguez played the past five seasons with Real Madrid after being drafted by Phoenix in 2006. A four-year stint in the NBA produced averages of 4.3 points and 2.9 assists. Whether president of basketball operations Bryan Colangelo pulls the trigger on anything else in the coming days remains to be seen, but it seems most likely that anybody else acquired via free agency will be a second- or third-tier type of player such as Bayless and Rodriguez, certainly not much of a difference maker for the organization moving forward.
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March 7, 2016 | By Keith Pompey, STAFF WRITER
MIAMI - The 76ers suffered their 11th straight loss Friday. Though it came without Twin Towers Nerlens Noel and Jahlil Okafor, it's probably time to get concerned as the team closes out the season. That's because there's a legitimate chance the Sixers (8-54) won't win three more games this season. On the surface that sounds insane, considering 20 games are left on the schedule. One would think it would be easy to stumble upon four wins during that season-ending stretch, no matter how bad the team is. Teams bound for the postseason have been known to rest players to reenergize for the playoffs.
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February 16, 2016 | By Keith Pompey, STAFF WRITER
TORONTO - The global icon's last NBA All-Star Game was a celebration of his illustrious career. Kobe Bryant was never a threat to win a fifth All-Star Game MVP award on Sunday night. But the Los Angeles guard/forward was at ease with 10 points, six rebounds, seven assists, and one steal in the Western Conference's 196-173 victory over the East at the Air Canada Centre. Russell Westbrook won the MVP award for second consecutive year after finishing with 31 points, eight rebounds and five steals for the West.
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August 15, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Now comes the hard part for the Union. They earned a second consecutive trip to the U.S. Open Cup final with a 1-0 win over the visiting Chicago Fire on Wednesday, but they'll return to Major League Soccer duties against the same team. And for both clubs, the situation isn't very pretty. The Union (6-13-5) will host the Fire (6-12-4) on Sunday night at PPL Park. The Fire are in last place in the 10-team Eastern Conference but have two games in hand over the ninth-place Union.
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August 13, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
For one night, the two bottom dwellers in Major League Soccer's Eastern Conference will compete like contenders when the Union host the Chicago Fire in a U.S. Open Cup semifinal Wednesday night at PPL Park. Chicago (6-12-4) is in last place in the 10-team Eastern Conference. The Fire have two games in hand on the Union (6-13-5), who are ninth. Real Salt Lake will visit Sporting Kansas City in the other U.S. Open Cup semifinal on Wednesday. The championship will be Sept. 30. The Union earned a berth in last year's U.S. Open Cup final, only to lose to visiting Seattle, 3-1 in extra time.
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August 13, 2015 | BY TOM REIFSNYDER, Daily News Staff Writer reifsnt@phillynews.com
WHEN THE Union fell to the heavily favored Seattle Sounders, 3-1, after extra time, in last year's U.S. Open Cup final, coach Jim Curtin did what he thought was the classy thing to do. As the Sounders received their championship medals on the Union's home turf at PPL Park, Curtin made his team stay on the field to watch every last second of the ceremony. It was as a gesture of good sportsmanship, but it also served as a reminder to his young club. "I don't think some guys wanted to, but I think you have to watch that and you have to remember it, because you don't ever want to feel that way again," Curtin said.
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August 8, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Union are getting past believing that there is plenty of time left in this Major League Soccer season to earn one of the six Eastern Conference playoff berths. They will face what is nearly a must-win situation Saturday night when they visit expansion Orlando City. The Union are in last place in the 10-team Eastern Conference with a 6-13-4 record. Orlando City, which boasts two of MLS's most dynamic players, rookie Cyle Larin and midfielder Kaka, is 7-10-6 and in seventh place.
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June 15, 2015 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Columnist
I didn't leave my heart in San Francisco. The Philadelphia Warriors, without my consent, took it there. For me, the Warriors' sudden and unexpected departure for California in 1962 was a sting as sharp as death's. And while healing came with time, wisdom did not. I didn't understand the move then, and, 53 years later, I still don't. This week, seeing and hearing the Warriors' name so often during these 2015 NBA Finals, I had to wonder again why my beloved basketball franchise abandoned me. If, as we like to believe, Philadelphia is a basketball town, then the Warriors should have been a bedrock civic institution, like TastyKake or the Museum of Art. Instead, despite an unusually successful history, a hometown superstar who happened to be the world's greatest player, a supporting cast teeming with Philadelphia talent, and attendance that was average at worst, they left.
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