August 16, 2014 |
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - The Taney players walked onto practice field No. 5 just before 6 p.m. Thursday, less than 24 hours before their first-round game in the Little League World Series. It was the Dragons' first time on a field since Sunday and the final day of four consecutive days off after a wild three weeks of qualifying. The Dragons were limited to using the facility's batting cages the previous two days because of rainstorms. If Taney is feeling any pressure from being Philadelphia's first entry in the Little League World Series, it did not show in the hour-long workout.
August 15, 2014 |
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - They remain, by far, the most infamous words of Jeffrey Lurie's 20 years as Eagles owner. Gold standard. Those two words have stuck to the man like Gorilla Glue. Eleven years have passed since Lurie uttered that ill-timed and poorly conceived phrase that has been used against him in the court of public opinion. The funny thing is, Lurie's intended message was not that far off base. It's important to point out the entirety of what the Eagles owner said that day in 2003.
August 14, 2014 |
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Nick Foles' star has risen since he was last on a practice field with Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, but he's not yet in Brady's class. So the Eagles' three practices in New England will provide Foles with a chance to further study the future Hall of Famer. "Of course, Tom's one of the best to ever play the game," Foles said. "It's great to watch him and see how he conducts an offense and where he throws a ball. It's great being out here from a learning standpoint.
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.