Yesterday's Scores: Spurs 119, 76ers 68; #7 Oklahoma 78, #9 Villanova 55; Cowboys 19, Redskins 16; Suns 103, Bulls 101; Predators 3, Bruins 2
Today's Schedule: Islanders @ Flyers - 7 PM (CSN / 97.5 The Fanatic); Princeton @ St. Joe's - 7 PM; Colgate @ Syracuse - 7 PM (ESPNU); #14 West Virginia vs. #10 Virginia (in New York) - 7 PM (ESPN); Florida @ #17 Miami (FL) - 7 PM (ESPN2); Warriors @ Pacers - 7 PM (NBATV); Red Wings @ Blue Jackets - 7:30 PM (NBCSN); Michigan @ #16 SMU - 9 PM (ESPN2); #6 Maryland vs. UConn (in New York) - 9:30 PM (ESPN)
HOLY COW THE SIXERS! (GOOD VERSION)
Three people were the main attraction: Harris was one of them. GM Sam Hinkie was one of them. The other was...CURRENT USA BASKETBALL CHAIRMAN AND HALL OF FAMER JERRY COLANGELO? WHAT WAS HE DOING THERE?
Good question people! Harris announced that Colangelo would be the team's Special Advisor to the Managing General Partner and...Chairman of Basketball Operations. THERE'S A DUDE THAT'S ABOVE HINKIE NOW!! THE PROCESS. IS. LIT. But Harris affirmed that Hinkie will still have final say and that Hinkie will still report to Harris. So I'm excited because now we have a legendary basketball mind being a part of The Process. Harris wants it to speed up The Process, and Colangelo will try to do that. This will be exciting! I hope he enjoyed his first Sixer game! (REPORT)
HOLY COW THE SIXERS! (HORRIBLE VERSION)
The Sixers are back in action on Thursday when they travel to take on the Brooklyn Nets. (RECAP)
THE EAGLES ARE TIED FOR FIRST PLACE
SIKE! DESEAN HELPED US OUT AND YOU HAVE TO SEE IT! (RECAP)
Second, we had to say goodbye to an Eagle.
FLYERS RECALL ANDREW MACDONALD (GASP)
MAIKEL FRANCO FILE SERVICE TIME GRIEVANCE ALONG WITH KRIS BRYANT
Here's the rule: once a player has accumulated 172 days of MLB service, they are said to have accrued a full season of service time. After six or more years of service time, a player is eligible for free agency. But, by holding a player down in the minors for a certain number of games, like the Phils and Cubs did with Franco and Bryant, they can keep that number under 172 and thereby gain another year team control over those players.
With Franco, the Phils optioned Cody Asche to the minors on May 12. But Franco wasn't called up until May 15. He finished the season with 170 days of service time, falling two days short of a full MLB year.
This is probably something the players addressed and want changed in the next CBA, which expires next December. (REPORT)
#9 VILLANOVA FALLS TO #7 OKLAHOMA IN PEARL HARBOR
ANTONIO BROWN'S CELEBRATION GOT MARIO'D
KG TURNS BACK THE CLOCK ON BLAKE GRIFFIN AND OH MY GOD HE GOT KILLED
MIRZA TELETOVIC STUNS THE BULLS FOR THE SUNS
BUT JOHN HENSON BLOCKED A GAME-WINNER
TODAY IN HISTORY
- 1987: Flyers goalie (and current GM and my favorite player of all time) Ron Hextall scores a goal.
- 2013: LeSean McCoy (who we face this week) set a franchise-record 217 yards rushing and scored 3 TDs as the Eagles defeated the Detroit Lions 34-20 in a very snowy Linc.
VIDEO OF THE DAY
BUT WAIT, WE FORGOT ONE MORE THING!
But we also have another welcome to announce! No it isn't the Union acquiring Chris Pontius from D.C. United, but hey welcome to Philly, Chris! This welcome involves our own team! Our fearless leader, Steve Dolan, is engaged! Welcome future-Mrs. Dolan! I thought getting rid of Miles Austin and hiring Jerry Colangelo was really good, but this adds the cherry on top! Make sure you say congrats to Steve! I hope she hated Miles Austin as much as everyone else did!
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