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November 4, 2014 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
CARLO COLAIACOVO was getting antsy. The calendar was soon turning to November. He had already passed up multiple offers to NHL training camps on tryout contracts, holding out for a firm offer in Russia's KHL that never materialized. "They don't tend to do things there the way people do things here," Colaiacovo said with a smile. He might have dodged a bullet - perhaps both literally and figuratively, with all that's gone on in Russia. Colaiacovo, 31, will make his debut with the Flyers tonight against Edmonton after signing with the team as a free agent Thursday.
SPORTS
November 2, 2014 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
SUNRISE, Fla. - While veteran Carlo Colaiacovo joined his new Flyers teammates and practiced with them Friday, rookie Shayne Gostisbehere prepared to head back to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. After a deal to play in Russia hit a snag, Colaiacovo signed a $625,000, two-way contract Friday, but he will not be ready for Saturday night's game against Florida. The 31-year-old defenseman is hopeful of making his Flyers debut Tuesday against visiting Edmonton. On Saturday, as Colaiacovo continues to round into game shape, Brandon Manning will again be on the third pairing.
SPORTS
October 30, 2014 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writers
Eagles guard Todd Herremans tore the biceps muscle in his left arm, according to NFL sources, but the right guard will attempt to play Sunday against the Texans even though the injury is often season-ending. Herremans was hurt late in the Cardinals game on Sunday and left for three plays, but he returned for the final plays of the Eagles' last drive and essentially used just his right arm to fend off blockers. He wasn't available after Tuesday's practice - in which he participated - and declined to comment on the report through a team spokesman.
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October 29, 2014 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
VILLANOVA, ranked fifth in FCS, is coming off a huge, last-minute comeback win at then-No. 15 William & Mary. Next week, the Wildcats (6-1) face another pivotal road game at No. 16 Richmond. First, they must make sure they take care of business tomorrow afternoon at home against Morgan State (4-3). Good thing that coach Andy Talley believes he has a mature enough group to handle it. "I guess you could say this is one of those 'trap' games," he said. "I think our team knows the situation.
SPORTS
October 26, 2014 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - The first four Saturdays of the college football season were like holidays for Penn State wide receivers DaeSean Hamilton and Geno Lewis, with both catching passes early and often for big yardage in the Nittany Lions' 4-0 start. Then the meat of the Lions' schedule arrived with a steady diet of Big Ten opponents and improved defenses, forcing quarterback Christian Hackenberg to hurry some passes and run for his life on other pass plays. However, after working hard with the offensive line during their second bye week since Sept.
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October 23, 2014 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
DARREN SPROLES didn't like what he was hearing from the Eagles' medical staff as he sat on the Lincoln Financial Field turf late in the third quarter of the Birds' 27-0 victory over the Giants week before last. Sproles, whose 15-yard touchdown scamper on the Eagles' previous series had set the final score, was down and hurting. At the end of a 4-yard run, he'd been bent backward by Giants defensive tackle Markus Kuhn. While quarterback Nick Foles confronted Kuhn, then an official about Kuhn's actions, Sproles feared the worst.
SPORTS
October 23, 2014 | BY DAVID DRIVER, For the Daily News
BALTIMORE - The Drexel men's basketball team was picked to finish second in the Colonial Athletic Association last season, but, only a few weeks later, in November, Damion Lee was lost for the season with a torn ACL. The Dragons plan to have Lee in the starting lineup for the Nov. 14 opener at Colorado, but the departures of standout point guard Frantz Massenat and Chris Fouch might be two reasons Drexel was picked to finish fourth yesterday at...
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October 17, 2014 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
LIKE MANY basketball fans his age, 76ers rookie K.J. McDaniels grew up watching the San Antonio Spurs flirt with dominance in the NBA year in and year out. The 21-year-old admired the obvious stars, such as David Robinson, Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili. He probably focused a little less on the team's defensive stopper and surely never paid much attention to the wild-eyed, hyper assistant coach. But Bruce Bowen and Brett Brown probably will figure prominently in the career of Daniels, whom the Sixers selected in June with the 32nd overall pick.
SPORTS
October 16, 2014 | By Paul Domowitch, Daily News Staff Writer
ZACH ERTZ always has aimed high. He doesn't want to be only a good NFL tight end; he wants to be a great one. He wants to catch 80 passes a year. He wants to go to Pro Bowls. He wants to be mentioned in the same breath with the best tight ends in the game. He believes he has that kind of talent. His coaches believe he has that kind of talent. If you saw his incredible, diving touchdown catch in the first quarter Sunday night against Giants cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, you know he has that kind of talent.
NEWS
October 12, 2014 | By Stacey Burling, Inquirer Staff Writer
A University of Pennsylvania professor who studies psychopaths has found hope for improving human behavior in a surprising place: fish oil. A new study led by Adrian Raine, a psychologist in Penn's criminology department, found giving children a fruit drink mixed with omega-3 fatty acids - a key ingredient in fish oil - improved their behavior. Strangely, the behavior of parents also improved, even though they weren't taking the supplements. More on that later. Raine's ultimate goal is ambitious: to reduce crime.
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