February 22, 2015 |
Brett Brown will remember hearing about the Michael Carter-Williams trade for a long time. The head coach was in his office Thursday when Sam Hinkie walked in. Hinkie had a trade on the table that involved shipping out Carter-Williams, and the general manager believed the trade was a good move. "You take a deep breath and you listen and you make him repeat it," Brown said before Friday night's game. "You ask him to repeat it. 'Do you really think that this deal is going to move us forward?
February 21, 2015 |
Put a fork in the Flyers. That's what most fans are probably thinking after the Flyers did the inexplicable Thursday night at the stunned Wells Fargo Center: They lost to a woeful Buffalo team that had just three wins in a little more than two months. Buffalo 3. Flyers 2. In a shootout. Brian Flynn scored the game-winner, giving the Sabres a 7-2 record in shootouts. The Flyers fell to 2-7 in shootouts. Buffalo, the NHL's worst team, entered the night with three wins since Dec. 16, going 3-21-2 in 26 games.
February 16, 2015 |
NEW YORK - Kyle Lowry is no longer one of the NBA's most underrated players. For proof, tune in Sunday night to the NBA All-Star Game at Madison Square Garden. The Toronto Raptors point guard was voted into the starting lineup for the Eastern Conference. This moment has been a long time coming for Lowry, a Philadelphia native. "It's been exciting. It's been crazy," he said of the all-star festivities. "I know long days. But it's been worth it, especially being my first time. I'm just super excited to be here right now. " The former standout at Villanova and Cardinal Dougherty High School also participated Saturday night in the skills challenge at the Barclays Center.
February 14, 2015 |
Celebrate your love of the prehistoric during a two-day festival of fossils this weekend at the annual Paleopalooza at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. Buddy the T-Rex from TV's Dinosaur Train will roam the halls - and so will another T-Rex, Eddy, the academy's mascot. Visitors can meet paleontologists, see them at work, and get answers to questions on the festival's three floors of fossil fun. Kids can try juggling ancient artifacts while learning about them from fossil juggler Randy Lyons.
February 12, 2015 |
It didn't take long for Brooklyn's convention machine to try to capitalize on the Convention Center's court order against union carpenters who allegedly harassed attendees and vandalized vehicles at the 2015 Philadelphia Auto Show over the weekend. "Antiunion," said one New York union official involved in helping Brooklyn in its bid to beat Philadelphia and Columbus, Ohio, to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention. The Democratic Party, known for its strong union ties, is expected to decide "by mid-month" which city will land the convention with its millions of dollars of economic impact, a party spokeswoman said Tuesday.
February 8, 2015 |
BOSTON - He's 34 with a bad left knee. In basketball dog years that combination usually means closing in on rocking-chair time. But 76ers guard Jason Richardson, who's been sidelined since January 2013, makes it sound like this won't be his final season. "I still got a few years left," said Richardson, who is in the final year of his contract. "Two years off that helps your body. That's two years I'm not playing 90 games with the preseason games [included]. I think I have a few years left in me. " After the kneecap injury, Richardson suffered a stress fracture in his right foot in October while rehabilitating his left knee.
February 6, 2015 |
AS WE ENTER the closing month of the regular season, Villanova is about to embark on the most treacherous stretch of its journey yet. On Saturday, the seventh-ranked Wildcats (20-2, 7-2 Big East) get No. 24 Georgetown at the Wells Fargo Center. The same Georgetown that beat them by 20 points in Washington on Jan. 19. Then on Wednesday they're at Providence, which was 16-6, 6-3 going into last night's late game at G-town (15-6, 7-3). The Wildcats needed double overtime to survive up there last season.
February 6, 2015 |
When LeBron James is taking notice, you know you're doing something right. The Cavaliers star was reportedly speaking highly of the 76ers' effort last week before his team defeated the Sixers on Monday. It's part of a slowly changing perception of the Sixers from an easy win on opponents' schedules to a tough team to beat. The Sixers (11-39) are now regarded as a respectable group that plays hard, and if you don't match their intensity they can beat you. The Denver Nuggets were the latest to find out in a 105-98 loss to the Sixers on Tuesday at the Wells Fargo Center.
February 4, 2015 |
SHHHHHHHHHH, Marc Farzetta is sleeping. And deservedly so. Farzetta capped a wild weekend that started with the Wing Bowl and ended with the Super Bowl. He didn't get back from Phoenix until yesterday afternoon and then he went directly to WIP, where he worked until 2 this morning. An avid schedule-maker, Farzetta has just one entry on his to- do list for Feb. 3: "Sleep. " The 32-year-old is a host and update anchor at the all-sports radio station. He's also a self-described "Wingettes coordinator" and served as an associate producer for NBC at Super Bowl 49. His "weekend" began on Thursday at the Wing Bowl weigh-in at Chickie's & Pete's, where he was in charge of organizing the Wingettes.
January 31, 2015 |
Last season the 76ers, who usually keep their opinions to themselves, made it known about their affinity for Andrew Wiggins before the NBA draft. The high flier from Kansas was taken first by the Cleveland Cavaliers, who traded him to Minnesota in a three-team deal that included the Sixers. Drafting third, the Sixers selected Wiggins' Kansas teammate, center Joel Embiid, who has not played this season because of a foot injury. Wiggins will make his first appearance in Philadelphia on Friday when the Timberwolves visit the Wells Fargo Center.