July 17, 2014
Tickets for the Eagles' open practice at Franklin Field on Aug. 10 can be reserved online at PennAthletics.com/Eagles on Wednesday starting at 10 a.m. There is a limit of six free tickets per entry. For information, call 215-898-6151 or send an e-mail to email@example.com . The team also will have public practices at Lincoln Financial Field on July 28 and Aug. 3. Fans will not need tickets to attend those practices.
July 3, 2014 |
THOUGH NERLENS NOEL participated only about 45 minutes during the first day of the Sixers' Orlando Summer League minicamp yesterday, he did enough to leave an impression on some of his teammates. Hollis Thompson wanted to test the young defender once during practice and got a rude awakening. Thompson went to leap for a dunk and Noel sent it across the practice gym. Despite being away from playing for a year, it seems as if the No. 6 pick of the 2013 NBA draft is going into Orlando with a full head of steam.
June 29, 2014 |
YESTERDAY afternoon, hours before Kyle Kendrick's 89-mph sinker kick-started a four-game series between the Phillies and Braves, Cliff Lee pitched to Tony Gwynn Jr., Cesar Hernandez and Ronny Cedeno. Simulating two innings of play, the Phillies' lefthander threw 20 pitches - both fastballs and breaking balls - took a seat and then tossed 20 more. Afterward, Lee offered a positive review of the session, signifying more progress in his recovery from the elbow strain in his pitching arm that landed him on the disabled list on May 20. This was his first time facing live hitters.
June 19, 2014 |
The 76ers apologized to reporters and gave them bottled water and donuts Tuesday, but not access to prospective draft pick Andrew Wiggins. For the second straight day, the 6-foot-8 swingman showed up at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, worked out for the team with the No. 3 pick in the June 26 draft, and left without talking to the media gathered outside the practice facility. Just like Monday, the only glimpse of the former Kansas standout came when he exited the back of the building.
June 17, 2014 |
Kansas guard Andrew Wiggins arrived in Philadelphia on Sunday and is expected to work out for the 76ers this week. "I'm excited," Wiggins told Comcast SportsNet at Philadelphia International Airport. Wiggins said he believes the Sixers "fit my style, but I also think Cleveland and Milwaukee do, too. " Wiggins is likely to be one of the top three selections in the June 26 NBA draft. The Sixers have the third and 10th overall picks. The Sixers have auditioned several prospects, but none of the expected top three in the draft: Wiggins, Duke's Jabari Parker, and Kansas' Joel Embiid.
June 6, 2014 |
There were times during the season when none of this seemed real to Brian O'Keefe. That all changed - forever - in the last week. That's when O'Keefe, a 6-foot-1, 205-pound junior catcher for St. Joseph's, came under the close scrutiny of scouts, coaches, and front-office types in a series of workouts for executives with the Yankees, Phillies, Mets, Pirates, and Nationals. "They conducted the workouts right there in the ballparks," said O'Keefe, projected by some to go in the middle rounds of the draft, which begins Thursday.
May 31, 2014 |
The music now seems like ambient noise, the hurried pace is normal, and only one quarterback is taking snaps with the first-team offense. It isn't even noteworthy anymore when an Eagles player gulps down a post-practice smoothie. Coach Chip Kelly said his second spring in Philadelphia already is "light-years" ahead of his first, and the structure of this week's practices during organized team activities was familiar to more than half of the roster. At last spring's OTAs, each day included the insertion of something new to the offense or defense.
April 5, 2014
The Eagles announced their offseason workout schedule on Thursday. The voluntary nine-week program will be conducted at the NovaCare Complex. First day: April 21. Organized team activities: May 27-29, June 2-3, June 5, June 9-12. Mandatory minicamp: June 17-19.
February 27, 2014 |
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Two pitchers once projected to be in the top three spots of the Phillies' rotation had their schedules bumped back yesterday. Cole Hamels, who entered camp behind schedule after battling biceps soreness in November, had his bullpen day moved from yesterday to today. Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez, originally on tap to make his Phils debut tomorrow in Dunedin, was pushed back to Saturday after missing camp Monday with an illness. The rookie was back in camp yesterday.
February 19, 2014 |
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Larry Bowa is one of the best fielding infielders in Phillies history. With a tireless work ethic, Bowa made himself into a five-time All-Star, a two-time Gold Glove winner and a shortstop who led the National League in fielding percentage in six seasons. Bowa was stationed at shortstop late yesterday afternoon on the infield practice field at the Carpenter Complex. But instead of a glove, the former manager and current bench coach and infield drill sergeant was wielding a fungo bat. Bowa blasted short hops - and other ground balls that simulated low throws - at first base, where Ryan Howard and Darin Ruf were on the receiving end. Howard was getting the brunt of the work, with four or five repetitions to every one or two for Ruf. "I thought he was looking good," Bowa said afterward of Howard, who has been criticized for his fielding.