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A Saint and a Satan

Two of the legendary college basketball coaches passed away within days of each other last week: a saint and a satan. Dean Smith, the gentlemanly […]

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Little League Cheating in the Age of Deflategate

Dear Little League International: Welcome to the party! By stripping Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West team of its title, you confirmed the sad but obvious fact […]

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Ed Sabol, Founder of NFL Films, Has Died

Ed Sabol, who founded NFL Films, has died at age 98. The company is headquartered in Mount Laurel, N.J. NFL.com reports: A member of the […]

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Marshawn Lynch’s Upside-Down Example

As Marshawn Lynch made a mockery of his Super Bowl interviews last week, he also became the symbol of the persecuted black man. In a […]

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Kevin Hart, Mo’ne Davis to Take Part in NBA All-Star Celebrity Game

This afternoon, the National Basketball Association announced the lineup for its 11th annual All-Star Celebrity Game, and it includes a team-up between Philly comedian Kevin Hart […]

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Cheaters Sometimes Win

Deflate-Gate has turned out to be a brilliant tactical development for the New England Patriots, who I predict will win this year’s Super Bowl. The […]

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All You Guys Shut Up About Tom Brady’s Balls Already

So, have you noticed that in the past week or so, there’s been a whole lot of talk about balls? (Well, a few people might have […]

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On the Royal Rumble: A Defense of Professional Wrestling

My Uncle Dave first introduced pro wrestling to me as this funny Saturday-morning TV show. Twenty years later, I’m a huge fan. But most people […]

Legendary boxer Bernard Hopkins talks to Philadelphia magazine
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Happy Birthday Bernard Hopkins!

It’s only been a couple of months since Philly Mag’s Dan McQuade proclaimed we’d probably seen Bernard Hopkins’ last fight after losing to Sergey Kovalev. Maybe […]

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Sixers Suspend Kirilenko

When the Sixers traded for Andrei Kirilenko earlier this season, it was expected that the veteran forward wouldn’t be in Philadelphia long — that, given the […]

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Jeffrey Lurie Enters Competition for Philadelphia’s Worst Sports Owner

In case you haven’t noticed, Philadelphia has a sports team ownership problem. It took last week’s Eagles front office fiasco to get me thinking about […]

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Top 28 Philadelphia Sports GIFs of the Year

It was not a good year for Philadelphia sports. The Eagles lost a playoff game a few days into the new year, and the only […]

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NBA Commish Asks Christie to Partner on Legalized Betting

New Jersey has been battling major sports leagues over its right to allow sports betting, but Monday brought a twist to the matter: NBA commissioner […]

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Jim Kenney’s Mean Girl 101

Like most people who were tweeting from the Linc on Sunday night, I’m going to assume that Councilman Jim Kenney wasn’t putting much thought into […]

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Why “I Can’t Breathe” Matters

There was once a time in sports where it was cool to be an anti-hero. Charles Barkley ran a money-making campaign to prove he was […]