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October 23, 2014 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Staff Writer
MYCHAL KENDRICKS, Darren Sproles, Jason Kelce and Chris Polk all practiced for the Eagles yesterday. Of course they did. Consider it a triumph of culture. Like no other sport, vetted football veterans tend to lean toward gradual reinsertion with an eye toward good health down the road. Not all of the aforementioned are vetted veterans - Kendricks and Polk are playing for longevity and a big payday - but the absence of apathy is remarkable. Nobody's milking their money.
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October 27, 2010
In an effort to further compartmentalize its front office, the Union added longtime Philadelphia sports executive Dave Rowan as executive vice president and chief revenue officer. Rowan, who held positions with both the Eagles and Phillies in addition to the Jacksonville Jaguars, will oversee corporate sales, involving marketing, ticket sales and general revenue. "Dave will be a huge asset to our organization," said Union president Tom Veit. "Not only is he a Philly guy with a great reputation but he also possesses an understanding of the Union culture and our relationship with our supporters.
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February 5, 1993
It is hard to imagine anyone who looks bad compared to the Lords of Baseball, a group differentiated from the student body at Allenwood Federal Prison or the State Home for the Bewildered only by larger bank accounts. It is hard to imagine Marge Schott. She is rude and crude and not very bright, thus debunking the myth that smart and rich necessarily go together. She mistreats employees, venerates a dog, routinely makes racist remarks, treasures a swastika armband and never misses an opportunity to say something abysmally dimwitted.
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July 24, 2009 | Daily News Wire Services
Former Flyers captain Dave Poulin has joined the Toronto Maple Leafs' front office. Poulin was unveiled yesterday as the club's new vice president of hockey operations. Best known for his days with the Flyers (1982-90), where he led the team to the Stanley Cup finals in 1985 and '87, Poulin played 12 seasons in the NHL with the Flyers, with whom he signed as a free agent after playing at Notre Dame, the Boston Bruins and Washington Capitals. He played 724 career NHL games, with 205 goals and 325 assists.
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June 15, 2001 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
Chicago's college scouting and pro personnel directors are leaving the club, making way for new general manager Jerry Angelo to bring in his own people. Bill Rees, director of college scouting, previously received permission to speak with San Francisco 49ers. Scott Campbell, director of pro personnel, received permission to speak with the Washington Redskins, according to Bears officials. Redskins. Washington agreed to a one-year, $1.1 million deal with offensive lineman Ben Coleman.
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June 22, 1994 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Coach George Karl and president-general manager Bob Whitsitt of the Seattle Supersonics both got something they wanted yesterday: Karl got a better contract, and Whitsitt got permission to leave. In settling a front-office mess that at times approached comedy, the Sonics said they had agreed to release Whitsitt from the final three years of his five-year contract. They also agreed to amend Karl's contract, which was to have expired after the 1996-97 season. Karl had been making about $600,000 a year.
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November 2, 1996 | Daily News Wire Services
The Buffalo Sabres removed second-year president Doug Moss and replaced him with Larry Quinn, the man who guided the Sabres into a new $127 million arena, the team said yesterday. The move appears to end a power struggle between Moss and Quinn, who was a candidate for the president's job when Moss got it in December 1994. "The decision to make this change and have a mutual agreement with Doug did not occur in rapid fashion," Sabres co-founder Northrup Knox said. "This has been in the works for some time.
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November 20, 1997 | by Marcus Hayes, Daily News Sports Writer
The wind appears to have shifted. After almost a full year of admitting mistaken player analyses and his culpability for them, Eagles coach Ray Rhodes yesterday sounded a different note. Now, it looks as if it's Rhodes vs. the front office again, as indicated in a preemptive strike from the coach regarding the future of the team's best player. When asked about the likelihood of the Eagles re-signing Pro Bowl running back Ricky Watters when his contract expires in February, and if he felt Watters should be back - if he was considered a part of the team's long-term core - Rhodes responded: "Deservedly so. " Reflecting on the huge price tag Watters likely will sport - around $4 million a year - and the team's penchant for neither issuing huge signing bonuses nor committing to star players on the open market, Rhodes continued: "I think it's important that people understand that when the negotiation part comes down, that's the key thing; when the negotiation comes down.
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February 24, 1986 | By MIKE KERN, Daily News Sports Writer Compiled from staff and wire reports
According to quarterback Jim McMahon of the Chicago Bears, the Super Bowl champions will "self-destruct" if they continue to take a hard line on signing potential holdouts. McMahon was in Washington Saturday to be honored by the National Quarterback Club, which benefits cystic fibrosis research. And he used the occasion to take some swipes at the club's front office. He told the black-tie audience that after Chicago's 46-10 Super Bowl win over the Patriots last month, President Reagan made a collect phone call to congratulate him. "But knowing how cheap the Bears are, they wouldn't accept the call," he said.
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October 23, 2014 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Staff Writer
MYCHAL KENDRICKS, Darren Sproles, Jason Kelce and Chris Polk all practiced for the Eagles yesterday. Of course they did. Consider it a triumph of culture. Like no other sport, vetted football veterans tend to lean toward gradual reinsertion with an eye toward good health down the road. Not all of the aforementioned are vetted veterans - Kendricks and Polk are playing for longevity and a big payday - but the absence of apathy is remarkable. Nobody's milking their money.
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October 16, 2014 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
PERHAPS BECAUSE he was (and still is) the greatest player in franchise history, the question of who would take over the reins for Mike Schmidt at third base became an easy story with each passing year since the Hall of Famer retired. With the exception of Scott Rolen, whose own tenure in Philly and ugly exit out only adds to the story line, third base really has been a black hole for the quarter century since Schmidt's retirement. While Jimmy Rollins, Chase Utley and Ryan Howard filled the rest of the infield for the last decade, third base has been a revolving door.
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September 26, 2014 | By Les, Daily News Staff Writer
THE PICK This was one of those games most of us tabbed as an Eagles loss when the schedule came out. A lot has happened to the 49ers since then. Beyond injuries, arrests and suspensions, there is talk of discipline breaking down, of coach Jim Harbaugh maybe having one foot out the door. Despite its pedigree, this team has blown two leads into losses and sure hasn't looked unbeatable. But let's be real. A lot has happened to the Eagles lately, as well. Jason Kelce, Evan Mathis and Mychal Kendricks would make most preseason lists of the 10 most important, irreplaceable Eagles.
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September 1, 2014 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
More than a month later, 35 words spoken on July 23 by Ryne Sandberg have gained significance. They now offer insight into the strategy of a desperate front office and the dynamics of an unusual relationship between a team's executives and its manager. That day, Sandberg benched Ryan Howard for Darin Ruf, and explained his plan. "I know what he can do," Sandberg said of Howard. "I've seen him for 100 games. I know what he can do. I think it's important to see what a guy like Darin Ruf can do also going forward.
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July 28, 2014 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
The two men sat in the Phillies dugout Friday afternoon and answered questions during separate sessions about the $125 million festering predicament. One protected his investment; the other stressed the overall betterment of the team. There are endless issues beyond Ryan Howard, but the contrasting messages offered insight to the challenges ahead. General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. claimed Howard would be his first baseman in 2015, even as a source confirmed the Phillies have shopped Howard to American League teams without a taker.
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July 16, 2014 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
MINNEAPOLIS - Chase Utley sat in the dugout at Miller Park in Milwaukee last week before pregame batting practice and was asked a rather simple question: "Eleven months ago, this team wasn't playing well and you wanted to stay here anyway, re-signing with the Phillies rather than testing free agency in a few short months," the reporter started. "You wanted to stick around. Has your stance changed?" "No," Utley said. "That's still the case. " Not surprisingly, Utley's stance hasn't changed in the last week, either.
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July 16, 2014 | BY ANDREW ALBERT, Daily News Staff Writer alberta@phillynews.com
WHEN THE FREEDOMS take the court at the Pavilion on Villanova's campus tonight, the tennis team will feature a Grand Slam winning doubles tandem in the organization. Liezel Huber and Lisa Raymond won the 2011 U.S. Open women's doubles tournament, and each won Wimbledon, the French and the Australian Open with other partners. The only difference this year is Huber will take the court with her Freedoms teammates, while Raymond will cheer from the stands. Raymond took on a front-office role with the team this season, as director of player personnel.
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May 21, 2014 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
The players and coaches of the 76ers did not collect a single one of their 63 losses on purpose, even as the team skidded through a 26-game losing streak that tied an NBA record. By the strict definition of the commissioner, they didn't tank at all. Every shot was intended to go through the basket, every pass was intended to be completed, and every defensive stop was intended to be successful. The team didn't tank any games, but the front office tanked the roster, spectacularly so by the end of the season.
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May 5, 2014 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
PAUL HOLMGREN squirmed in his chair at the dais last night - just a little, he acknowledged. It was not as awkward as his phone call with chairman Ed Snider early morning on Oct. 7, when he woke the Flyers' owner at home to ask his permission to fire Peter Laviolette three (three!) games into the season. "Those are never fun calls to make," Holmgren said. "Anytime you have to deal with Mr. Snider on issues of that nature, he asks tough questions. The tough questions that make you kind of wiggle around in your seat, like I'm doing now. " It was uncomfortable because an hour before he was forced to dissect the Flyers' 38th consecutive season without a Stanley Cup and, therefore, some of his shortfalls as their architect, Snider threw him a bit of a curveball.
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