August 28, 2014 |
IT DOESN'T appear that it was the additions of Luc Richard Mbah a Moute and Alexey Shved that prompted 76ers president and general manager Sam Hinkie to agree to the deal that sent Thaddeus Young to the Minnesota Timberwolves in a three-team trade this weekend, the same deal that sent Kevin Love from Minnesota to Cleveland and land the Timberwolves the last two No. 1 picks - Andrew Wiggins and Anthony Bennett. As with most of the decisions that Hinkie has made during his short time with the Sixers, this move was made with the future in mind, most notable the first-round pick the Sixers acquired from the Cavs, which they owned from the Miami Heat.
August 27, 2014 |
MARK SANCHEZ has been in the NFL long enough to know when a story might actually have legs and when it's just a string of speculation. So yesterday as a group of reporters crowded around his locker to ask him about the rumors that he could be traded to the St. Louis Rams, the Eagles' backup quarterback tried to defuse things before they went too far. "I haven't heard a thing from the people who would make those kinds of decisions," said Sanchez,...
August 27, 2014 |
Mark Sanchez started hearing from family members on Sunday evening, when word spread that St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford was out for the season. The speculation was underway on who would be his replacement. Because of Sanchez's relatively decorated resumé for a backup quarterback, an impressive preseason with the Eagles, and a history with Rams offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer, his name was floated as a possibility. Sanchez's family saw the Eagles quarterback linked to the Rams on television and asked him what he knew.
August 26, 2014 |
THE THREE-team trade that became official on Saturday, sending Thaddeus Young to the Minnesota Timberwolves and bringing the Sixers two expiring contracts and a first-round draft pick, enhanced the plan that general manager Sam Hinkie has put into place. There is no now. There is only the future. The Cleveland Cavaliers were the big winners, getting Kevin Love to pair with LeBron James and Kyrie Irving. Minnesota received last year's first overall pick, Anthony Bennett, along with this year's top selection, Andrew Wiggins.
August 24, 2014 |
The 76ers are about to end their relationship with their longest-tenured player. An NBA executive confirmed multiple reports Friday that Thaddeus Young will be dealt to the Minnesota Timberwolves as part of a deal that will also include LeBron James' Cleveland Cavaliers. The Sixers would receive two players on expiring contracts, guard Alexey Shved and forward Luc Mbah a Moute, and a 2015 top-10-protected first-round draft choice that is owned by Cleveland, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported.
August 23, 2014 |
Thaddeus Young will be traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves as part of a three-team deal that will bring a first-round pick to the 76ers, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported on Thursday night. The trade, between the Sixers, Timberwolves, and Cleveland Cavaliers, will send all-star forward Kevin Love to Cleveland. Andrew Wiggins and Anthony Bennett, the top overall picks in the last two NBA drafts, will go to Minnesota along with Young. The Sixers will receive the Miami Heat's 2015 first-round pick, which belongs to the Cavs, and forward Luc Mbah a Moute and guard Alexey Shved from the Wolves.
August 22, 2014 |
The Eagles acquired kicker Cody Parkey from the Colts on Wednesday for running back David Fluellen. Parkey was waived Tuesday night and Fluellen was waived Wednesday morning, although they were exchanged instead before waivers processed at 4 p.m. Parkey, a 22-year-old rookie from Auburn, is 2 for 2 on field goals this preseason with a longest of 45 yards. His strength appears to be kickoffs, and he led college football with 69 touchbacks last season. Parkey was 15 of 21 on field goals as a senior, including 5 of 6 from 40 to 49 yards and 1 of 4 from beyond 50 yards.
August 21, 2014 |
Genesis HealthCare Corp.'s proposed merger with Skilled Healthcare Group Inc., if completed as expected early next year, will mark the Kennett Square firm's return to the ranks of publicly traded companies after a seven-year absence. Genesis, which traces its roots to a company that was founded in that Chester County town in 1985 and had a meteoric acquisition-fueled rise in the 1990s until heavy debt and government-payment cuts forced it into bankruptcy in 2000, was taken private in 2007 for $1.9 billion.
August 19, 2014 |
IT WAS AN interesting hypothetical, given the subject's recent play. And it's a topic that could pop up again should any of the NFL's other 31 teams lose their starting quarterback to injury and lack a better option. Toward the end of his news conference yesterday, Eagles coach Chip Kelly was presented with this scenario from a reporter: Considering how well backup quarterback Mark Sanchez has performed in the preseason and training camp, how would the Eagles react if a team called with interest in making a trade?
August 17, 2014 |
SAN FRANCISCO - The rumors of Cole Hamels' departure will not soon subside. The ace lefthander cannot be traded until November. Whether or not to deal Hamels to replenish a depleted pool of young talent will be the winter's most significant dilemma. Hamels has made his intent clear: He wants to remain in Philadelphia. But he wants to win, and contention could take the Phillies years to recapture. "For me the idea is to try to turn it around rather quickly," manager Ryne Sandberg said.