October 16, 2014
WHILE WE STILL don't know a projected return date for 76ers point guard Michael Carter-Williams, who is recovering from spring shoulder surgery, coach Brett Brown said yesterday that the 2- to 4-month recovery period initially reported was not correct. "I heard somebody say 2 months. I don't know where that information came from. That's inaccurate," the coach told reporters yesterday after the Sixers' shootaround in Syracuse, N.Y., in preparation for the game against the New York Knicks.
October 11, 2014 |
During this preseason, 76ers coach Brett Brown has seen a lot that he has liked from Michael Carter-Williams, just not enough for the reigning NBA rookie of the year to scrimmage with his teammates. According to Brown, there is still no timetable for Carter-Williams to return to contact as he continues to recover from his May 6 surgery to fix the labrum in his right shoulder. Brown has served as the spokesman for Carter-Williams, because the Sixers say the second-year point guard won't conduct interviews until he is a full participant in practice.
October 3, 2014
Two Phillies underwent surgery, another had yet to schedule his, and an expensive arm passed a recent test. Cliff Lee underwent yet another MRI exam on his strained left elbow last Friday. The examination "yielded positive results as his flexor tendon is healing well," the team said Wednesday in a statement. Lee remains on target to begin a throwing program in November. He is owed $37.5 million in 2015 (including a buyout at season's end), and remains one of the team's most looming questions.
September 27, 2014 |
On Oct. 30, 2013, Michael Carter-Williams torched the Miami Heat for 22 points, 12 assists, 9 steals, and 7 rebounds in his inaugural regular-season game. There's a chance that the 76ers' second-year point guard won't get a chance to duplicate the feat in his second season opener. "I don't know," coach Brett Brown said Thursday regarding Carter-Williams' availability for the start of the regular season. "But at the start of our preseason games, I expect to give Tony [Wroten] the ball" at point guard.
September 26, 2014 |
BENGALS defensive tackle Devon Still was overcome with scores of joyful emotion yesteday. Still took to Instagram to announce his 4-year-old daughter, Leah, had successful cancer surgery at Philadelphia Children's Hosptial of Philadelphia. "After a 5 hour, 50 minute surgery the surgeon was able to remove ALL of her tumor and all of her lymph nodes and her right adrenal gland where it all started from," Still wrote. "Best news I've received in a long time. " Leah Still was was diagnosed with Stage 4 neuroblastoma, a form of pediatric cancer, in June.
September 15, 2014 |
As I write this, I'm not sure whether it's going to have a happy ending or not. Which makes it just like life. Because last week, a little pony that I happen to love, named Buddy, took very ill with colic. Basically, colic means a bad stomachache, but if it's bad enough, like an impacted colon, it can kill him. You didn't know I was going to say impacted colon over your Sunday breakfast, did you? If you can't identify with having a sick pony, I'm guessing you can identify with the point of this little story, which is that it's hard to give up on something you love.
September 7, 2014 |
WASHINGTON - Considering the alternative, Phillies rookie lefthander Mario Hollands feels extremely fortunate. Hollands was placed on the 60-day disabled list Friday with a Grade 2 flexor strain in his left forearm. Righthander Sean O'Sullivan had his contract selected from Lehigh Valley and will be available on Saturday. Hollands had an MRI and an ultrasound on Thursday. He said no tears were discovered, so there will be no surgery. But he won't even pick up a baseball for about six weeks.
August 19, 2014 |
ANTHONY STOLARZ cannot talk about the hip surgery he had in May. He has been instructed not to discuss the nature of what the procedure entailed. What he can talk about is his future in the Flyers organization, and how he believes he will be back and better than ever. "I'll be 100 percent, probably better than 100 percent," Stolarz said. "Looking at it, it is a thing of the past. Like Ron Hextall said, he wishes he had the surgery when he was playing. Moving forward, it is not going to hinder me or affect me. It is going to be good.
August 12, 2014 |
Backup center Julian Vandervelde underwent back surgery last week, the Eagles said Sunday. Vandervelde had been sidelined for most of training camp, which he entered in a competition with David Molk for the backup spot. There is no timetable for Vandervelde's return. Guard Dennis Kelly had back surgery last August and missed the first month of the season. There are indications that Vandervelde underwent a similar procedure to repair a damaged disk. Vandervelde suffered a back injury late last season.
August 12, 2014 |
PLAYERS WHO can be pretty sure they're going to make the Eagles' 53-man roster for the start of the regular season: LeSean McCoy. Nick Foles. Jason Peters. Trent Cole. David Molk. Yes, David Molk. The guy wearing Danny Watkins' old No. 63 jersey became the Birds' backup center when Julian Vandervelde underwent back surgery late last week. Starter Jason Kelce and Molk now are the only centers on the team, though one probably will be added, given that two is a really small number on a 90-man training-camp roster.