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Philadelphia Private Schools: Are They the Right Choice for Your Child?

John Nagl is sitting comfortably on the back porch of his house across the street from the Haverford School campus on a sticky summer day. […]

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The Phillies’ Latino Uprising

For teenage big-league hopefuls at the brand-new baseball academy the Phillies opened (with the Minnesota Twins) in the Dominican Republic this January, the box score […]

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Now Is the Time to Build the Temple Football Stadium

Those who remember Peter Liacouras’ infamous early-’80s prediction that Temple’s football team would play in the Sugar Bowl by the end of the decade still […]

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In Philadelphia Sports, It’s 1972 All Over Again

Housing values are soaring in Point Breeze, Grays Ferry and Kensington, of all places. The restaurant boom continues along East Passyunk Avenue. Millennials are piling […]

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The Sixers and the Media: Tanks for Nothing

This is Bob Cooney’s sixth season on the Sixers beat for the Daily News — he’s a puppy compared to his legendary predecessor, Phil Jasner, […]

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Penn Charter’s Reece Whitley May Be America’s Next Olympic Star

When the grueling pace of kindergarten life overwhelmed him, Reece Whitley would escape to the bathtub. Two hours of soaking soothed his tired mind and […]

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Philadelphia Is Full of Winter Weather Wimps

There is a scene in The Ten Commandments in which Anne Baxter’s scheming Nefretiri slinks around Yul Brynner’s Rameses II and ridicules him for letting the […]

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St. Joe’s Basketball in Limbo: The Hawk Will Never Die?

You see them at St. Joe’s hoops games: old-guard fans who go by names like Owen, Ernie and Dr. Ed. Rich the CPA. The Twins. […]

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Great Job, Birds. Now Get to Work: A Guide to the Eagles Postseason

No matter how disappointing Saturday’s 26-24 loss to New Orleans might have been, there is absolutely no denying the fact that the 2013 Eagles were […]

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All the Pressure Sunday Will Be on Cowboys

Anyone who says that at mid-season — when the Eagles were staggering around at 3-5 — they knew the December 29th game in Dallas would […]

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How the Sixers Learned to Stop Winning and Love the Tank

Things were pretty scary in Sixerland there for a while. The home team was sitting at 6-8 and in first place (gasp!) in the NBA […]

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Temple Sports Cuts Sure Seem to Be About Football

Let’s start with Temple’s premise that the cutting of seven sports from the athletic department roster had nothing to do with football. That’s what the […]

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Sunday Was Huge Test for Eagles

It’s tempting to look at the various missteps taken by the Eagles in Sunday’s highly imperfect win over Arizona and worry that their recent prosperity […]

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Hey Ruben Amaro: It’s Called a Plan. Look Into One.

That was quite a smile Carlos Ruiz was sporting during the celebratory press conference that announced his re-signing with the Phillies. He should have been […]

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The Education of Chip Kelly

Sunday was a good day for the only two purely college-to-pro coaches in the NFL. Both Tampa Bay’s Greg Schiano and the Eagles’ Chip Kelly […]