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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Baseball Again. Thank God.

On Wednesday, Phillies pitchers and catchers held their first season workout in Florida under new manager Joe Girardi. The rest of the team is due to […]

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Is Brett Brown the Right Coach to Lead Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid to a Championship?

Early in this season of marvelous possibility, two roars at the 76ers’ sold-out arena in South Philadelphia sounded something of a warning. The first, during […]

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Eagles Leader Malcolm Jenkins on Race, Justice, and His New Filmmaking Career

Malcolm Jenkins is sore. “Two days after the game, it’s like when all your meds and stuff wear off,” he says, gingerly settling into a […]

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Meet the Cherry Hill Pastor Who Hears the Eagles’ Prayers

He gets it. Which is no small thing. Kyle Horner, pastor of Connect Church in Cherry Hill — the spiritual home to several Philadelphia Eagles, […]

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Philadelphia Is the Best City for Sports Fans

This piece is one part of our How Philly Stacks Up article. Read more ways Philly has been ranked as the best, the worst, and […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Joel Embiid Dances

What a glum world we live in. Halloween, a West Chester prof declares, is sexist. A decorated war hero, Republicans say, is a traitor. Kids are […]

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Temple’s New Basketball Coach Talks Allen Iverson and the Team’s Owl Mascot

My full name is … Aaron Fitzgerald McKie. I actually don’t know where the “Fitzgerald” came from. Maybe Kennedy? I grew up in … North […]

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We Chatted With Eagles Fan Rob Dunphy About All Those Philly Tattoos

If you were watching the Eagles decimate the Packers on Thursday — or if you’ve been anywhere near social media anytime since — no doubt […]

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Vai Sikahema on Punching Goalposts, the NFL Catch Rule, and the Amazing Story Behind His Name

I was born in … Nuku’alofa, the capital of Tonga, a small island nation in the South Pacific. My first name means … “water” in […]

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You Can Try a New Racquet Sport in Manayunk This Summer

You’ve probably played tennis. You’ve almost definitely heard of pickleball. The game of squash most likely rings a bell. But padel? Never heard of it. Padel […]

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The U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team Is Playing at the Linc in August

Football is coming to the Linc early this year. No, not that kind of football: The U.S. Women’s National Soccer team will bring its Victory Tour […]

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Where to Find Free Public Tennis Courts in Philadelphia

This post has been updated. With summer in full swing, you might be eager to embrace the warm weather while switching up your fitness routine. Luckily, […]

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Phillies Announcer Dan Baker on Bryce Harper, Gritty, and People Who Say Baseball Games Are Too Long

When I was a kid, I wanted to grow up to be … a Phillies, Eagles or Warriors player. I’ve always rooted for everything Philadelphia. […]

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How Philly Is Making the Arena Football League the Perfect Sport for Gambling

If you’re not a die-hard fan of the Arena Football League (chances are you’re not), your knowledge of the game likely starts and ends with […]

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Bryce Harper Isn’t From Here, But He Was Born to Play in Philly

Bryce Harper had been set up to fail. It wasn’t a position the great baseball prodigy — he whose greatness had been foretold from the […]