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October 28, 2014 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
A man standing in a Palace of Auburn Hills hallway glimpsed at the 76ers' preseason roster before Thursday's game against the Detroit Pistons. He shook his head in bewilderment before whispering something that folks will wonder all season. "Usually you look at a roster and say, 'I know this guy. He's a legitimate NBA player,' " he said. "I'm looking at this roster, and I never heard of most of these guys. And the ones I heard of, I'm not sure if they are NBA players. " Nor are the Sixers, but they are willing to find out. The quest is to find defensive-minded, diamond-in-the-rough role players to place around lottery picks Michael Carter-Williams, Nerlens Noel, Joel Embiid, and Dario Saric in the future.
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October 17, 2014 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
Nerlens Noel is starting to show glimpses of why the 76ers believe he can be a cornerstone of the franchise. After struggling mightily in the preseason opener, the power forward has averaged 11 points, 10 rebounds, 2 blocked shots, and 2 steals in the last two games. "You just see a little bit more each time he plays," said coach Brett Brown, whose team hosts the Boston Celtics on Thursday night in an exhibition game at the Wells Fargo Center. "He's still finding his way and wants to learn.
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October 16, 2014 | BY JOHN SMALLWOOD, Daily News Staff Writer smallwj@phillynews.com
THERE IS still no scheduled official announcement. That might not occur until after the Union finishes its season at the Columbus Crew on Oct. 26. But yesterday in a conversation with the Daily News, Union CEO Nick Sakiewicz all but affirmed the widely held belief that interim Union manager Jim Curtin will have that tag removed and keep his job for the 2015 season. While discussing the current state of the franchise and the disappointment in missing the MLS playoffs for the fourth time in its five seasons, Sakiewicz said he expects that the Union will have a "significant" roster shake-up in the offseason, then added, "You can quote me that Jim Curtin, [assistant coach Mike Sorber]
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October 1, 2014 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
NEW YORK - The puck drops on the Flyers' season a week from Wednesday and this is the longest forward Jason Akeson has lasted in an NHL training camp. Last fall, Akeson was jettisoned quickly by Peter Laviolette, not even making it past the first round of cuts to train with the team in Lake Placid. Two seasons ago, Akeson didn't even make the AHL Phantoms' roster, despite leading the team in scoring the previous year. What a strange feeling it must have been then for Akeson Monday night, stepping onto the ice at Madison Square Garden.
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October 1, 2014 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
The big chill Monday inside the Wells Fargo Center was caused by the building's ice hockey configuration. The cold reality was provided by the return of the 76ers, the city's professional basketball franchise that wants you and its roster of NBA neophytes to believe it is building for a better tomorrow. Year Two of the Sixers' Get-Better-By-Being-Bad Plan - it's more commonly known as the Tank Initiative - officially kicked off with media day, where talk about the future could be perceived in entirely different ways.
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September 28, 2014 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
Midway through their eight-game preseason schedule, the Flyers roster is starting to shape up. They sent veteran center Darroll Powe and speedy left winger Taylor Leier to the AHL Lehigh Valley Phantoms on Friday, and they placed veteran winger Andrew Gordon and defensemen Brandon Manning and Oliver Lauridsen on waivers for the purpose of assigning them to the Phantoms. Lauridsen has a one-way contract, which means the Flyers will still pay him $650,000 if he plays for Lehigh Valley.
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September 19, 2014 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
At 29, after a long and unusual journey that culminated with him signing a free-agent deal with the Flyers in June, Pierre-Edouard Bellemare is knocking on the NHL door. Raised in Paris, Bellemare could become the ninth French-born player to reach the NHL, according to Hockey-Reference.com. With a strong camp, which starts Friday morning in Voorhees, Bellemare may earn a spot as a fourth-line center, or perhaps as a left winger on another line. "It would be an honor for our whole country to have a French guy here," he said.
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September 3, 2014 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
ATLANTA - It's difficult to conjure up excitement when you enter September in last place with the very real possibility of reaching 90 losses before the end of the month. But the Phillies will follow a combined no-hitter on the first day of the season's final month by bringing their top prospect up to the big leagues. Maikel Franco was added to the big-league roster after the Phillies' 7-0 no-hit win over the Braves at Turner Field yesterday. Franco will join five other September call-ups, pitchers Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez and Luis Garcia, catcher Cameron Rupp, infielder Cesar Hernandez and outfielder Tony Gwynn Jr. Mike Adams also will join the team; he was activated off the disabled list.
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September 3, 2014 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
IT WILL BE interesting to see how invested the Eagles are in Cody Parkey, the rookie kicker who apparently will open the season for them Sunday against the Jaguars. The Birds didn't make a lot of significant changes in training camp. Nobody will be starting against Jacksonville who wasn't in line to start when training camp began July 25 - except Parkey, who was part of the Colts' camp back then. He was traded to the Eagles Aug. 21 and was named Alex Henery's successor 9 days later, in the final roster cutdown to the regular-season limit of 53. Parkey and Allen Barbre, the journeyman vet subbing for suspended right tackle Lane Johnson, are probably the biggest unknowns, at least among the starters, for the Eagles going into Week 1. Barbre can probably afford to miss a block or two; Parkey probably can't afford to miss anything.
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September 1, 2014 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
There may be a decision to quibble with here or there, but the 53-man roster the Eagles trimmed to on Saturday didn't come with many surprises. They kept only three running backs, retained four tight ends, went heavy on the lines with 16 total players, and snuck five of Chip Kelly's former Oregon Ducks onto the roster. But there weren't any shocking cuts, unless running backs Henry Josey and Matthew Tucker, receiver Damaris Johnson, or defensive lineman Damion Square catch on elsewhere and light the NFL on fire.
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