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L.A. Is A New Team With Chris Paul; Boston’s Win Streak Is Over
dimemag.com Updated Feb 11, 2013
Most nights when the home team gets run out of the gym, the arena is unusually quiet. Not last night in Philly. While the Clippers were busy laying a 17-point beatdown on the Sixers, the crowd was halfway in-between incensed and amazed. It really began …Upvote Share Tweet
profootballtalk.com philly.com eaglesgab.com CNNSI.com deadspin.com ESPN.com yahoo.com Updated Feb 11, 2013We’ve picked up some more details regarding Mike Vick’s new contract with the Eagles. So since we have them, we may as well use them. For starters, a source with knowledge of the deal tells PFT that it’s actually a three-year deal. But the final tUpvote Share Tweet
Blake Griffin Switches Hands Mid-Dunkdeadspin.com Updated Feb 11, 2013This is reminiscent of (but not nearly as pretty as) Michael Jordan switching hands in Game 2 of the 1991 Finals against the Lakers. It's not as fluid and obvious as Jordan, but that same hesitation is there and, anyway, Griffin's game has never been ab…Upvote Share Tweet
Vick deal could put Carson Palmer in a pinchprofootballtalk.com Updated Feb 11, 2013The Eagles owed quarterback Mike Vick $15.5 million for 2013. They’ll pay him considerably less. The Raiders owe quarterback Carson Palmer $13 million for 2013. Vick’s new deal could provide the template for a similar arrangement. Though many assuUpvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Updated Feb 11, 2013Angels manager Mike Scioscia was not surprised closer Ryan Madson had elbow soreness in his rehabilitation from reconstructive surgery.Upvote Share Tweet
Clippers close out road trip with rout of SixersESPN.com Updated Feb 11, 2013Chris Paul had 21 points and 11 assists, Blake Griffin scored 20 points and the Los Angeles Clippers cruised to a 107-90 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night.Upvote Share TweetThe Eagles don’t want a defense that is predictable. So when reporters tried their best to pin Chip Kelly and new defensive coordinator Bill Davis on whether the Eagles would remain a 4-3 defense or adopt a 3-4, they gave few details.Upvote Share Tweet
Pat Shurmur expects Chip Kelly to call Eagles playsEagles head coach Chip Kelly, known to quip more than his predecessor, Andy Reid, wasn't exactly forthright. But he was amusing when talking about how the team's play-calling duties will work between him and new offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur.Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Updated Feb 11, 2013Edith Houghton, one of the first female scouts in Major League Baseball, has died at the age of 100.Upvote Share Tweet
Braman, ex-Eagles owner: No tax money for Dolphins stadiumNorman Braman, who became a billionaire thanks to Florida car dealerships and investments in fine art and the Philadelphia Eagles, is no fan of taxes paying to upgrade Sun Life Stadium for the Miami Dolphins.Upvote Share Tweet
Ex-Eagles owner: Dolphins stadium “welfare for a multi-billionaire”profootballtalk.com Updated Feb 11, 2013The former owner of the Philadelphia Eagles is one of the most outspoken critics of plans to use taxpayer dollars to renovate the Miami Dolphins’ stadium. Norman Braman, an auto magnate who bought the Eagles from Leonard Tose in 1985 and sold the franchUpvote Share Tweet
High-Flying Clippers Top 76ersFeb 11Blake Griffin thrilled the crowd with another highlight reel dunk and Chris Paul had 21 points, 11 assists and 5 steals to guide the Clippers past the 76ers.
NFL32OT: Vick Remains An EagleFeb 11Episode 266: Adam Schefter breaks down Michael Vick's deal with the Eagles. The NFL32 crew discuss Rob Gronkowski's recent off-field behavior.
How do Philadelphia Eagles fix their defense?Feb 11Willie McGinest discusses how Chip Kelly and the Philadelphia Eagles can improve their talented defense in 2013 after an unsuccessful 2012 campaign.
Will Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly's offense work in the NFL?Feb 11The "NFL Total Access" crew debates if Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly's offense can succeed in the NFL.
Peter King: Looking back at Greg Roman's play calling, more mailFeb 11In the coming years, when I think about the Super Bowl just played, I know I'll think about the play that might have been: third-and-goal from the Baltimore 5. Colin Kaepernick, at the snap of the ball, took one step back and Frank Gore roared in front …
Clayton's mailbag: Big spending, subpar resultsFeb 11The teams that spent the most in 2012 got little bang for their buck. Plus, answers to reader questions.