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October 14, 2013 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
One day after it was revealed that a third Buccaneers player had contracted MRSA, the Eagles left for Tampa, Fla., on Saturday afternoon without altering their travel plans. The Eagles-Buccaneers game will be played at 1 p.m. Sunday. The three Tampa Bay players known to have the drug-resistant staph infection are guard Carl Nicks, who is listed as questionable for the game; kicker Lawrence Tynes, who has been out since training camp; and defensive back Johnthan Banks, the player named Friday.
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October 11, 2013 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
AT BEST, forward Royce White will be able to provide much-needed bulk down low for the 76ers by throwing around his 6-9, 270-pound frame for a lineup that is devoid of much brute strength in the post. Ideally, he would get to the basket, draw fouls and create space for other players. He also would use his good ballhandling abilities and deft passing skills to create mismatches at the offensive end, a part of the game in which the Sixers could use any advantages they can find. A poor man's Charles Barkley-type, if you can imagine it. Of course, there are shortcomings in the game of White, who was chosen No. 16 overall by the Houston Rockets in 2012.
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October 10, 2013 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
THE TALK before the 76ers trekked over to Spain and England for a pair of friendlies was of players getting to know one another, almost as important off the court as on it. As of now, only four players are able to see action who were on the team a year ago. Three of them are starters, but running the machine is a rookie point guard, and his backcourt mate has been used very little during his three NBA seasons. So as much as players and coach Brett Brown, also new to the organization, wanted to get to know one another, finding out what kind of basketball team they might be was also high on the list.
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October 10, 2013 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
On the Day After the Coach Was Fired After Three Games, the Flyers players took responsibility for Peter Laviolette's dismissal. "We have to look in the mirror at ourselves," winger Scott Hartnell said following a morning practice in Voorhees, preparing for Tuesday night's game against Florida. "We're the ones on the ice. We're the ones doing the job, and obviously we didn't get the job done," captain Claude Giroux said. "Obviously we need to play more as a team on the ice. There's no doubt that off the ice we're a team and we like each other.
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October 10, 2013 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
MANCHESTER, England - As the 76ers headed into training camp, one question loomed larger than any injury, trade rumor, or free-agent pickup: Can rookie Michael Carter-Williams seamlessly take the point-guard reins from the former face of the franchise? Although it might not be as seamless as fans want, the 6-foot-6, 185-pounder has taken steps to answer that question. Carter-Williams made 3 of 5 three-pointers and finished with 11 points, four assists, four rebounds, and just one turnover Tuesday in a 103-99 preseason setback against Oklahoma City at Phones 4U Arena.
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October 9, 2013 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
Patience has never been one of the Flyers' strongest qualities. In the last quarter-century, they have had 12 coaches. Only four NHL teams - the Islanders, Rangers, Flames and Devils - have had more in that span. Which is why no one expected general manager Paul Holmgren to have a long leash with coach Peter Laviolette this season, and no one took the big boss, Ed Snider, too seriously last month when he said the coach was not in danger if the team got off to a slow start. But firing Laviolette three games into the season?
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October 9, 2013 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
CHIP KELLY believes in meticulous preparation. So it came to pass yesterday that the Eagles' coach made sure he was covered, should Nick Foles start at quarterback this week against Tampa and play unbelievably well. "There's always open competition. So if Nick goes out there and throws 100-for-100 and throws 27 touchdown passes, then, yeah," Kelly said when asked if Foles can win Michael Vick's job. Later, in response to a similar question, about whether Vick would remain the starter no matter what, Kelly lowered the Foles odds just slightly.
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October 9, 2013 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
ED SNIDER understands the vitriol. Firing a coach after three games is inhumane. But for Snider and the Flyers, it wasn't so much a sample size of three games as it was that training camp, the 1-5-1 preseason and the winless start looked more like Game No. 49, an extension of last year's awful, lockout-shortened season. Snider, 80, wasn't about to let that happen again. "I've been at [46] training camps and I've never seen one that I thought was worse," Snider said. "There was nothing exciting.
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October 8, 2013 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
CALLING ALL big men. Calling all big men. Don't be surprised if that is the email being sent throughout the league by the 76ers from over in Europe. The team departed for Spain on Thursday with a roster short on healthy frontcourt players. To replay, Nerlens Noel (knee), Kwame Brown (hamstring) and Arnett Moultrie (knee) are all most likely out for a very long time. Spencer Hawes tweaked a knee last week in training camp and was sidelined for just about 3 days, though he did play in yesterday's win over host Bilbao, Spain, in the team's first preseason game.
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