May 19, 2016 |
Darren Sproles is not at the Eagles' practices this week and has not attended any voluntary workouts, coach Doug Pederson said Tuesday. Sproles is spending the spring with his family and is expected to attend the mandatory minicamp next month. "He and I are in direct communication," Pederson said. "We have been talking all offseason and I have no issues with Darren. I fully expect him to be here for the mandatory camp. But again, this is a voluntary program, so I can't fault him for [not]
May 18, 2016 |
After a strong NBA draft combine that followed a stellar junior season at St. Joseph's, forward DeAndre' Bembry is considered among the fastest risers in the NBA draft. Bembry is all in, having signed with an agent, and has been working out in Las Vegas in preparation for the draft on June 23. Villanova junior Josh Hart, fresh off the Wildcats' NCAA championship season, is testing the draft waters. He has put his name in but has not hired an agent and can still pull out by the May 25 deadline.
April 27, 2016 |
The five days that lapsed between the Eagles' trade for the No. 2 draft pick and Sam Bradford's reported request to be dealt would have been more than enough time for agent Tom Condon to gauge the market for trade partners. All he needs is one team. Otherwise, Bradford's hard-line stance, if true, would be ill-advised. But even if Condon has a suitor, he has to convince Howie Roseman that Bradford is prepared to hold out. It is the quarterback's only leverage, but it does have additional weight because of the importance of the position.
April 5, 2016 |
Doug Pederson spent the last month thinking about what he would say on Monday. Pederson became the Eagles' head coach on Jan. 18, but he was not allowed to meet with his full team until the offseason workout program begins on April 4. When Pederson spoke to the players on the roster during the last two months, the encounters were informal, and they were not allowed to discuss Pederson's scheme or how a player would be used. On Monday, Pederson will have his first chance to stand in front of the 69 players under contract and make his first formal impression as head coach.
January 17, 2016 |
Timber Creek senior Randy Bell cuts the fat when talking about the earlier portion of his basketball career. "In ninth grade I was chubby," he said, chuckling, a thought even more laughable when one looks at the 6-foot-3, 175-pound senior. Timber Creek coach Rich Bolds has known Bell since he was 8 years old and admits in those days the youngster wasn't particularly fluid on the court. Still, Bolds even then forecast that Bell could be a special player. "Even when he was a little kid and chubby, his vision was off the charts," Bolds said.
January 10, 2016 |
Running and losing weight don't always go together A lot of people start running to lose weight, and rightfully so. It's a major calorie burner. But just because you pick up the sport doesn't mean you're guaranteed a smaller waistline. That's because burning calories increases your demand for calories, and if you eat too much to compensate, you'll do just the opposite of what you wanted: gain. "Many people find that, when they start running, they get hungrier," said Jennifer Van Allen, running coach and coauthor with dietitian Pamela Nisevich Bede, of Run to Lose: A Complete Weight Loss Guide for Runners . "And even if their stomachs aren't growing louder and more often, they just feel entitled to eat more.
December 17, 2015
THE COUNTDOWN has begun, but there's still plenty of time to get the perfect gifts for the workout fanatics you love. Not sure what to choose? Here are my five fabulous fitness gift suggestions to keep those on your list (and you!) in shape all year long - and in the comfort of your own home. 1. Keiser M3 Indoor Cycle This is the best indoor bike I have ever had the pleasure of riding. The Keiser M3 delivers a real bike outdoor feel. But you can also listen to your music, a movie, or a podcast, all while simultaneously grinding your imaginary competition into the dust.
August 12, 2015 |
Lane Johnson threw up nine times during his first three days working with Jay Glazer this summer. He was gifted enough to be the No. 4 overall pick in the 2013 draft and strong enough to start for the Eagles at right tackle the last two seasons, but blocking on Sundays is different than fighting Randy Couture. At the Senior Bowl, Johnson's agent approached Glazer, the Fox Sports reporter who cofounded Unbreakable Performance Center in West Hollywood, Calif. Glazer trains football players in mixed martial arts and Johnson was one of four Eagles who spent time there this offseason.
July 30, 2015 |
Rachel Blumenfeld was constantly fidgeting with her clothes during her CrossFit classes. With a size 8 waist and a size 10 or 12 legs - "my wonder thighs," she calls them - broad shoulders and a large chest, her pants kept falling down. The shirts of the 5-foot-9, 170-pound CrossFit competitor were creeping up. "You don't focus on what you're doing; you're adjusting your clothes the whole time," she recalled. Spending six to 10 hours at the gym each week, it was hard to ignore that other hourglass-shaped athletes she encountered - CrossFitters, gymnasts, rowers - were in the same boat.
July 24, 2015 |
CHASE UTLEY is not a candidate to move to a new team before Major League Baseball's trade deadline, which arrives a week from tomorrow, on July 31. He hasn't played in a game in a month while rehabbing from a right ankle injury, and he's been mired in a funk at the plate for more than a year. But during his current hiatus, Utley might have found a flaw in his swing that was related to his injury. If he returns within the next couple of weeks, and shows something offensively, Utley could potentially move to a new team before Sept.