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Every year, at least one player admits that a team engaged in shenanigans near the end of the draft, striking a deal with the player as a free agent before the draft was over. Last year, it was quarterback Chandler Harnish, who said he had a deal with t…Upvote Share Tweet
The Eagles twice passed on Geno Smith, and it's reasonable to wonder whether their interest in the West Virginia quarterback was ever that significant. This topic was debated leading up to the draft, and intrigue was added when owner Jeffrey Lurie accom…Upvote Share Tweet
Indians blast seven long balls to throttle PhilliesCNNSI.com Updated Apr 30, 2013Indians blast seven long balls to throttle PhilliesUpvote Share Tweet
Inside the Sixers: For players, homophobia not a problem in NBASpend enough time around elite athletes and you come to realize something that you'd otherwise miss. While many wrongly assume they are all mostly narcissistic, self-centered, intolerant and out of touch, I've always felt that they have, in some regards…Upvote Share Tweet
Indians ride 7 HRs in rout of Halladay, PhilsESPN.com Updated Apr 30, 2013Ryan Raburn homered twice for the second straight game and the Cleveland Indians hit seven home runs in all, routing the Philadelphia Phillies 14-2 Tuesday night.Upvote Share Tweet
Seventh heaven: Indians club septet of blastsMLB.com Updated Apr 30, 2013Only a handful of games ago, Cleveland was scratching and clawing in an effort to find home plate. Things have changed in a hurry for the suddenly potent Tribe. The Indians launched seven home runs, beat up on Phillies starter Roy Halladay and cruised t…Upvote Share Tweet
Evan Turner shouting at geese? Evan Turner shouting at geese.deadspin.com Updated Apr 30, 2013Evan Turner shouting at geese? Evan Turner shouting at geese.Read more...Upvote Share TweetAfter analyzing the draft needs of all 32 teams, PFT will review how well each team addressed those needs. Up next: The Philadelphia Eagles. What they needed: Offensive tackle, quarterback, outside linebacker, cornerback, wide receiver. Who they got: Ro…Upvote Share Tweet
Bennie Logan Scouting Reporteaglesgab.com Updated Apr 30, 2013LSU awarded DL Bennie Logan with its storied #18 jersey Previous scouting reports: Lane Johnson, Zach Ertz Entering the draft, defensive line was a pressing concern for the Eagles, who will transition to a base 3-4 system in 2013. The team did not addre…Upvote Share Tweet
Brent Celek, restaurateurThe Eagles tight end owns the new Prime Stache in Old City.Upvote Share Tweet
Reid laughs off the notion he wanted Matt BarkleyEven if Chiefs coach Andy Reid was ever interested in Matt Barkley, he has absolutely no reason to admit it now. The story was going around during the draft that the Eagles traded in front of the Chiefs in the fourth round because they thought Reid migh…Upvote Share TweetMichael Vick had a disappointing season in 2012, but new Eagles coach Chip Kelly doesn’t think that’s Vick’s fault. Kelly told WIP in Philadelphia that injuries along the Eagles’ offensive line were the biggest problem Vick had in 2012, and thereâUpvote Share Tweet
Phillies activate Young from disabled listMLB.com Updated Apr 30, 2013Phillies outfielder Delmon Young, recovering from offseason microfracture surgery on his right ankle, was activated from the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday ahead of the club's game in Cleveland. In a corresponding roster move, outfielder Ezequiel Carre…Upvote Share Tweet
As strange as it sounds, Eagles looking long-termIt’s not as if the Eagles stood pat in free agency, and they got high marks for adding players such as Lane Johnson and Zach Ertz in the draft. But they’re still coming off a 4-12 season, and still have thin spots on defense, and general manager HowieUpvote Share Tweet
Cliff Lee deal shows that acquiring prospects in trades is riskyRecent history shows that prospects acquired for star players in Phillies trades haven't been panning out.Upvote Share Tweet
One draft won't solve all the Eagles' illsIf you look at the Eagles' roster right now, some positions appear to have only short-term solutions..Upvote Share Tweet
Halladay Hit Hard By IndiansApr 30Roy Halladay surrenders eight-plus runs for only the sixth time in his career as the Phillies fall 14-2 to the Indians.
What Is Jason Collins Up Against?Apr 30ESPN.com's Kevin Arnovitz has been out of the closet, and going to work at NBA stadiums (and yes, in locker rooms) for years. In his experience, how can Jason Collins really expect to be treated?
2013 NBA playoffs: Golden State Warriors aren't ready to close things out …Apr 30The young Warriors aren't quite ready to close out a series on the road, writes J.A. Adande.
Peter King: NFL must create environment for others to follow Collins' lead…Apr 30In the wake of NBA player Jason Collins' decision to come out as gay in this week's Sports Illustrated, the obvious conclusion to draw is that it will start a trend of players to do the same.