Yesterday's Scores: Broncos 31, Chiefs 24; #11 Clemson 20, Louisville 17
Today's Schedule: La Salle @ DeMatha - 7:00 PM (Bob Long Sports), Phillies @ Braves - 7:35 PM (CSN / 1210 WPHT, 94 WIP)
Trip to Fort Lauderdale for Flyers @ Panthers - October 9th-12th - More information here.
Before we begin, we had a big announcement yesterday. In case you missed it, we're partnering up with Whiz Wit Radio for some podcast shows! Podcasts are booming in popularity in today's world of media, and I know this because, well, I'm currently studying journalism at Syracuse. With the partnership, we will be able to reach an even larger audience that can't always read what's on the site on a daily basis, and give more content to our current audience! More to come later.
NOT A TON OF EAGLES NEWS
All there is to say is that every play except Seyi Ajirotutu practiced and looks like that will hold up for Sunday against Dallas. Defensive coordinator Bill Davis admitted that Byron Maxwell had terrible technique on Monday night. And this happened to DeMarco Murray...
Also, Eagles-Cowboys is the most expensive Week 2 game (REPORT)
FLYERS TRAINING CAMP OPENS TODAY
HOCKEY IS *THIS* CLOSE TO RETURNING FOR ANOTHER SEASON!! Can you tell that I'm psyched? On-ice practices begin this morning at 9:45 in Voorhees, with the first games on Monday against the New York Islanders. One group, which will include Claude Giroux, Jake Voracek, and new head coach Dave Hakstol, will go to Lehigh Valley, while the other group will go to Brooklyn. Looks like the offensive shift will be more uptempo, similar to what Peter Laviolette did.
Also, the Flyers have horrible odds to win the Stanley Cup. Let's hope they can reach the playoffs.
PHILLIES TAKE ON BRAVES TONIGHT
I really don't care about the Phillies now that it's mid-September and they aren't doing real good. But, Adam Morgan (5-6, 4.60 ERA) will take on Atlanta's Williams Perez (5-6, 5.36 ERA) tonight at 7:35 PM. It's the final time these two teams meet this season.
LA SALLE TAKES ON DE MATHA IN MARYLAND
These two teams have played each other in lacrosse since my freshman year at La Salle in 2011. The two teams began playing a football series last year, where La Salle escaped a late DeMatha rally, 41-39. Chris Sanders has a preview of tonight's game. Follow La Salle Sports on Twitter for game updates.
READING RUNS OVER BOWIE 9-3 IN GAME 3 OF EASTERN DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
The AA affiliate of the Phillies defeated the AA affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles 9-3 in Bowie to take a two games to one series lead, heading into Game 4 tonight. A win by the Fightin Phils tonight would mean their first Eastern Division Championship since they were declared co-champions with New Britain in 2001, and their first sole Eastern Division Championship since 1995. Almost every Fightin Phil had a hit (woo hoo), except for Angelo Mora, who went 0-4 (boo hoo), but he did record a sac fly (woo hoo). Hot prospects Nick Williams and Andrew Knapp recorded two RBIs. Jake Thompson went seven strong innings, giving up a run on four hits and struck out five. (REPORT)
FORMER FLYER DAN CARCILLO ANNOUNCES HIS RETIREMENT TO DO SOMETHING REALLY GOOD
Former Flyer Dan Carcillo announced his retirement via The Players' Tribune and leaves the game with two Stanley Cups. Carcillo wrote that he will move on to try and help fellow athletes transition to the next phase of their lives, whether its jobs, education, or something else, which is really good. He was very good friends with former teammate Steve Montador, before the defenseman died in February. He credits Montador for helping him overcome his substance abuse problems. This is a must-read for your weekend. (STORY)
STICK TO BASKETBALL MCW
Former Sixer Michael Carter-Williams threw out the first pitch at last night's Brewers game. He even had a customized "MCW" #5 Brewers jersey on him. The pitch however was....
ST. LOUIS RAMS HIRED EDUCATION CONSULTANTS TO HELP COACH THEIR YOUNG TEAM
Times change, and so do teams. The Rams are one of the youngest teams and managed to defeat defending NFC champion Seattle last week. But with such a young team and a fairly old coaching staff, the team brought in consultants to help understand their young team. Now, two phones, an iPad, and music playing are some of the new things that the team is doing. (REPORT)
P.K. SUBBAN TO DONATE $10 MILLION TO MONTREAL CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL
This is one of the more generous donations that I've read in a long time. Subban will donate $10 million over seven years to the Montreal Children's Hospital Foundation. Because of this, the atrium will be renamed after him. Outstanding job P.K. (REPORT)
ONE HIGH SCHOOL THOUGHT FERTILIZER WAS WEED KILLER
Well it bit them on the backside because it ruined their entire football field.
WHEN REAL 'JEOPARDY!' AND 'CELEBRITY JEOPARDY!' FROM SNL MEET
"Ah that's not my name."
"Yeah what do ya want?"
Turd Ferguson is a folk hero amongst those who watch "Saturday Night Live." Well, one of the contestants gave a nod to Burt Reynolds' alter-ego and Alex Trebek actually said the answer!
TODAY IN HISTORY
- 1679: New Hampshire becomes a county of the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
- 1851: The New-York Daily Times is first published. It later becomes The New York Times.
- 1927: The Columbia Broadcasting System goes on the air. That's also known as CBS, which owns KYW Newsradio 1060, which I work for. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOTHERSHIP!
- 1947: The United States Air Force becomes an independent branch of the United States armed forces. Also, the National Security Council and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) are established under the National Security Act.
- 1961: The NAFC and CCCF merge into CONCACAF.
- 2001: First mailing of anthrax letters from Trenton in the 2001 anthrax attacks.
- 2014: Scotland votes against independence from the United Kingdom.
- Scotty Bowman (82)
- Darryl Sittler (65)
- Ben Carson (64)
- Rick Pitino (63)
- Ryne Sandberg (56)
- Cappadonna (46)
- Lance Armstrong (44)
- Jada Pinkett Smith (44)
- Ronaldo - the Brazilian soccer player (39)
- Serge Ibaka (26)
VIDEO OF THE DAY
From Disney Movie Trailers: A new teaser trailer for a live-action version of the Disney classic The Jungle Book, staring Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Scarlett Johansson, and Christopher Walken: