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Report: Sam Bradford should be ready for Eagles Training Camp

July 22nd, 2015 by Sam Shipley | Comments Off on Report: Sam Bradford should be ready for Eagles Training Camp | Filed in Eagles, Football, NFL

The biggest question mark of this entire Philadelphia Eagles season is the health of newly acquired quarterback Sam Bradford.

However, according to a report from Eliot Shorr-Parks the Eagles quarterback looks like he will be fully healthy once Eagles training camp opens on August 2nd.

“According to a person familiar with the situation who requested anonymity, Bradford is “looking great”, has been in the rehab room close to every day this summer, and should be ready to go when training camp opens.”

This news means that come August 2nd, Bradford should be ready for full 11-on-11 drills which is huge.

It is not only huge because he is healthy, but it is also huge for the simple fact that Bradford needs to learn the new system, get comfortable running the up-tempo style offense, and most importantly get reps with a young receiving core.

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Draft Night Recap: Were the Sixers smart in their picks?

June 30th, 2014 by Ryan Waterman | Comments Off on Draft Night Recap: Were the Sixers smart in their picks? | Filed in Basketball, General, Sixers

nbadraftThe suspense (or….lack thereof) is now officially over. The NBA Draft has come and gone without a trade up to No.1 for Andrew Wiggins, or unloading the expensive contract of veteran Thaddeus Young. However, it’s a mis-statement to say that the Sixers weren’t active in last night’s draft, executing 4 trades in Brooklyn.  With that said, let’s take a rundown of the picks and see how Sam Hinkie fared in his 2nd draft at the helm of this….interesting orginazation.

1st Pick (#3): Joel Embiid (C/Kansas)

I love this pick. Embiid is the most talented player in this draft. The question remains, “Can he get healthy?” If he can, pairing Embiid with Nerlens Noel can create a monstrous back court, the likes of which haven’t been seen since the Spurs’ “Twin Towers” of Tim Duncan and David Robinson. Many were skeptical of this pick, but to the skeptics…I have one thing to say. The Sixers had Embiid’s medical records on file for three days.  If they didn’t feel he would recover to almost 100%, I doubt they would’ve taken him. Whether you like the approach or not, Hinkie is demanding that you be patient with this team.

2nd Pick (#10): Ellfrid Peyton: (PG/UL-Laffyette)

To me, this pick seemed like a panic pick. It was no secret that the Sixers wanted Nik Stauskas out of Michigan. The Kings took him at #8 and the Sixers panicked. The took the relatively unknown PG out of Louisiana-Laffyette that rose with the quickness. It seemed for a short time like the Sixers were primed to trade reigning ROY Michael Carter-Williams. Or, so we thought….

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Could/will the NBA eventually add a third-round again to the NBA Draft?

June 28th, 2014 by Kyle Lutz | Comments Off on Could/will the NBA eventually add a third-round again to the NBA Draft? | Filed in Basketball, General, Sports

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Sportswriter Chris Sheridan reported roughly three-years ago that the likelihood of the NBA adopting a third round in the NBA Draft each and every year is fairly high. The NBA, just so you know, hasn’t had a third round in the annual draft since 1988. I bet you all the money in the world that you couldn’t guess off the top of your head who was the first third-round pick in that year’s draft in ’88. Go ahead and take a crack at it.

Give up? Clue: It was a one-year, 1.5 points/game player.

The Clippers’ Rob Lock.

Anthony Mason, out of Tennessee State, was the most famous third-round pick in that year’s draft; he was drafted 53rd-overall by Portland. Mason went on to play 13 seasons in the league, with six-different teams, averaging 10.9 points and 8.3 rebounds/game as a power forward/center.

Fast forward to 2014, and the question still remains 26-years later: should the NBA start a third-round in the draft again?

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Buzz Around The NHL: Potential Flyers Targets

June 21st, 2014 by Ryan Waterman | Comments Off on Buzz Around The NHL: Potential Flyers Targets | Filed in Flyers, General, Hockey

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July 1st is looming, and teams are looking to free up cap space, roster spots, or a combo of the two.  That’s right…buyout season is among us.  The first of many expected buyouts took place on Tuesday, as the Buffalo Sabres placed winger Ville Leino on waivers, with the intention to buyout.  Leino, 30, cashed in on a 6 Year, $27 Million dollar deal with the Buffalo Sabres in July of 2011, coming off the heels of a career year in which he tallied 19 goals and 53 points in the regular season.

However, Leino was not lucky enough to have the same success in Buffalo, tallying only 46 points over a three season span.

With Leino’s buyout expected since mid-April, rumors have surfaced of a potential reunion between Leino and the Flyers. Speculation running rampant, that he may be able to re-kindle the magic he once had if paired with Scotty Hartnell once again.

In other buy-out news, the Vancouver Canucks bought out David Booth to a mixed reaction. Some were surprised, while others seemed relieved. Booth is a very interesting option for the scoring starved Flyers.  While Booth may not be the flashiest option available, he can get the job done. In 443 career games, he’s tallied 113 goals, and 105 assists for 218 points.

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Should the Sixers pursue Kevin Love?

June 20th, 2014 by Kyle Lutz | Comments Off on Should the Sixers pursue Kevin Love? | Filed in Basketball, General, Sixers

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Per USA Today, Timberwolves’ star forward Kevin Love is involved in trade talks with the Warriors, potentially for forward David Lee, shooting guard Klay Thompson, and a future first-round pick. That’s Minnesota general manager Milt Newton’s proposal to Golden State’s GM Bob Myers. It’s Myers’ call at this point on whether or not to approve or nix the proposal.

And if he doesn’t, or if things remain the same anyway due to various circumstances, does Sixers’ GM Sam Hinkie get involved then in potentially acquiring the All-Star forward?

It will take a lot, and rightfully so considering the talent level of Love, to acquire Love from Minnesota; but the Sixers have adequate pieces in order to be in the hunt to pursue him. Perhaps more than any team in the NBA at the moment does. This year’s upcoming draft — which will air a week from today at the Barclays Center in New York — the 76ers have two first-round picks; both within the top 10, including the third-overall pick; five second-round picks, and seven picks total spanning the first two rounds. That’s a ton of picks for any team to select from, in terms of mapping out a return piece(s) in a trade.

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Report: Sixers Interested In First Pick

June 11th, 2014 by Sam Shipley | Comments Off on Report: Sixers Interested In First Pick | Filed in Basketball, General, Sixers

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According to an ESPN Mock Draft that was released recently, the Philadelphia 76ers are interested in trading up to acquire the Cleveland Cavaliers first overall pick in the upcoming NBA Draft on June 26th.

The Sixers already own the 3rd and 10th selections, along with five second round picks, in this years draft.

The report says that the Sixers are not interested in giving up both of their top 10 picks to acquire the top selection, but a package including #3 and Forward Thaddeus Young is a possibility.

Earlier this month, Fox Sports Ohio reported that there was a team in the top three who had expressed interest in acquiring the top selection. It now turns out that the mystery team appears to be the Sixers.

 

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Soul will Hold Open Tryouts, Are You Pro-Caliber?

June 5th, 2014 by | Comments Off on Soul will Hold Open Tryouts, Are You Pro-Caliber? | Filed in Football, General, Soul

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  SOUL TO HOLD OPEN TRYOUT JULY 6

           Tryouts to be Held at Wells Fargo Center

PHILADELPHIA (June 2014) – The Back-to-Back American Conference Champion Philadelphia Soul will hold an open player tryout on Sunday, July 6 at the Wells Fargo Center.   Soul head coach Clint Dolezel, assistant head coach Phil Bogle and general manager Tom Goodhines will be evaluating all players in attendance.  Kickers will be evaluated at this tryout.

“With a high level of injuries this season, and the success we have had getting talented players at our open tryouts, we want to make sure we have talented guys ready to go if we need to call upon them for our championship run,” said Soul coach Clint Dolezel.  “If we can find another Ryan McDaniel out there, it will only increase our chances to bring home a World Championship.”

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