July 22, 2016 |
The Phillies played Wednesday for the 96th time this season, and there was greater importance in the pitch-by-pitch results, despite the patience dictated by this whole process. Jeremy Hellickson pitched for something bigger on an otherwise typical summer evening: a chance at the postseason, a more visible stage for the next two months while he vies for precious free-agent money this winter. For eight innings in a 4-1 win over Miami at Citizens Bank Park, Hellickson advanced his future and that of his employer's.
July 8, 2016 |
Jeremy Hellickson had to work through his 18th start with the Phillies on Wednesday afternoon, pitching into trouble, pitching out, fighting with his location, always trying to make a great delivery from the stretch. It isn't an easy way to pitch, but being a starter for the Phils can be trying in many ways. Hellickson needed 92 pitches to scuffle through six innings. He gave the team a chance to win, however, which is just about all manager Pete Mackanin can ask of his staff. Hellickson left trailing by a run, but the Phillies tied the game, and then later won it with a pair of home runs to beat the Braves, 4-3, and win their third straight series.
June 30, 2016 |
AS MUCH as the landscape has changed for the 76ers lately, it has eerily stayed the same in some respects for coach Brett Brown. Since the trade of reigning rookie of the year Michael Carter-Williams on Feb. 19, 2015, Brown has seen a bevy of point guards come and go, start and sub, somewhat succeed but mostly badly fail. MCW's best replacement, Ish Smith, had a successful 25-game run to end the season in 2015 and helped to grow the struggling offensive game of Nerlens Noel. But then-general manager Sam Hinkie chose not to bring back the veteran point guard the next season, instead reasoning that the lot of Kendall Marshall, Tony Wroten (who were both recovering from ACL surgeries)
June 29, 2016
In the agenda, the Daily News will examine a major issue of the day in Philadelphia sports. We will frame the question and look at it from multiple angles, bringing you opinions from a sports staff unmatched in its experience. The Agenda will run occasionally, only in the Daily News. Bob Cooney Free agency is mostly a bidding war. Players are looking to collect a big pay day, sometimes shunning thoughts of how they will fit, where the organization is going and other factors. That's what many here in Philly want to think, but it's not totally true.
June 25, 2016 |
NEW YORK - Simmons it is. The 76ers did as most observers of the NBA draft expected Thursday night and chose power forward Ben Simmons of Louisiana State University with the first overall pick. More surprising was that the Sixers made no trades after choosing Simmons, though some pre-draft scenarios will live through the summer. "We didn't feel any of those trade scenarios would have put us in a position we would want to be going forward, so we took a patient approach and passed on a few opportunities we could have reached," Sixers president Bryan Colangelo said.
June 24, 2016 |
NEW YORK - Word around the league is that the 76ers would love to come away with Ben Simmons and Kris Dunn in the NBA draft Thursday night. Dunn would love for that to happen as well. "My dad [John Selden] is from is Philly," the Providence point guard said Wednesday. "He would definitely love that. They're a young team, and I'm willing to go there and work. " The Sixers are trying to get in position to draft Dunn or someone of his caliber. They will have three first-round picks - Nos. 1, 24, and 26 - in the draft at the Barclays Center.
June 23, 2016 |
The 76ers concluded their auditions for the NBA draft Tuesday and even had an unannounced guest on the practice court at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Ben Simmons, the 6-foot-10 teenager from Australia, agreed to a private workout with the team early in the morning in front of an audience that included team owners Josh Harris and David Blitzer. Simmons was out of sight by the time a workout for six lesser draft prospects opened to the media, but a report surfaced later on cleveland.com that the 76ers informed the LSU product he would be the first overall pick in the draft Thursday.
June 17, 2016 |
After Jeremy Hellickson threw his 107th and final pitch of a so-so start, the scoreboard graphics on the right-field wall at Citizens Bank Park flickered for a few seconds to accidentally show Hellickson as a member of the Blue Jays. It is almost a guarantee that Hellickson pitches for a new team sometime in July; Toronto is a possible fit. For now, on every fifth day, the Phillies prefer that the 29-year-old righthander improve his trade value. He was not his best Wednesday in a 7-2 loss to Toronto.
June 14, 2016
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June 12, 2016 |
As a high school student living in Camden, Argenis Calderon visited Guadalupe Family Services almost every day to escape violence and loneliness, and to work toward getting into college. On Friday, the now-20-year-old junior at Rutgers-Camden joined staff and youth from the Catholic social services agency to discuss with a group of international visitors how to serve at-risk youths in poor neighborhoods. "People here refer to each other as brother and sister," Calderon said. "Baseball and this place are the two places that saved my life.