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76ers erase 19-point deficit, top Raptors in OT
ESPN.com Updated Jan 18, 2013
Jrue Holiday had a career-high tying 33 points and 14 assists, including all 12 of Philadelphia's points in overtime, and the 76ers overcame a 19-point second-half deficit to defeat the Toronto Raptors 108-101 on Friday night.Upvote Share Tweet
The Eagles released Todd Bowles from his contract to allow the defensive coordinator to interview with other teams, an NFL source said. There were several reports on Friday that Bowles was expected to get the defensive coordinator job with the Cardinals…Upvote Share TweetOn the second day of his employment as coach of the Eagles, Chip Kelly addressed the first challenge he’ll face from a personnel standpoint. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Kelly and Vick met on Friday. However, there has been no resolutUpvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Updated Jan 18, 2013On Friday, a feud suddenly emerged between Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie and former Eagles president (and current Browns CEO) Joe Banner. Lurie believes Banner has been criticizing Eagles G.M. Howie Roseman, and Banner denies it. The strangest aspect of t…Upvote Share Tweetnytimes.com Updated Jan 18, 2013Eight N.F.L. teams hired coaches in the past few weeks. Not a single hire was African-American.Upvote Share Tweet
Vince Young Is Just Another Bored College Student Againdeadspin.com Updated Jan 18, 2013Cam Newton's decision to re-enroll at Auburn has been a quiet storyline this week, but Newton's not the only national-title-winning QB again giving school the old college try. Vince Young is back in the classroom at the University of Texas, and he more …Upvote Share TweetThe Philadelphia Phillies have agreed with left-hander Antonio Bastardo on a $1.4 million, one-year contract, avoiding arbitration.Upvote Share Tweet
Clips stay on top; Nuggets continue their ascentThree teams out West have set themselves apart. But don't forget about Andre Iguodala and the Nuggets. Close to unbeatable at home, Denver is one of this week's biggest risers.Upvote Share TweetWorking across the country from his more celebrated brother, John Harbaugh has made the Ravens one of the most consistent winners in the NFL, writes Peter King.Upvote Share Tweet
On Roseman, Kelly and 'collaboration'ESPN.com Updated Jan 18, 2013By all accounts, the guy who kept pushing and ultimately sealed the deal on getting Chip Kelly to coach the Philadelphia Eagles was GM Howie Roseman, whose triumph was a critical step in getting the fan base to trust his ability to run the team. Eagles …Upvote Share Tweet
Eagles' search comes up roses for Howiephilly.com Updated Jan 18, 2013VILLAGE IDIOT on Monday, dressed up for the big press conference on Thursday; welcome to Howie Roseman's world. It is a strange place in which the Eagles' general manager lives, in which all of them live, including new coach Chip Kelly. It is a world in…Upvote Share Tweet
All That Glitters: A closing 9-0 Miami run sealed a 99-90 win over L…A closing 9-0 Miami run sealed a 99-90 win over L.A. The Lakers fought hard, but LeBron James may have just ignited another championship run for the Heat, writes Lee Jenkins.Upvote Share Tweet
Lee Jenkins: Once a Finals preview, Heat-Lakers now just a LeBron showcaseLOS ANGELES -- Outside of fame, riches and backlit banners, there is no motivator in sports quite like the threat of everlasting ignominy. It is the specter that hangs over each of the so-called super teams, the realization that if they fail, reputation…Upvote Share Tweet
76ers Come Back To Top Raptors In OTJan 1876ers erase 19-point deficit to beat Raptors in OT.
Peter King: Ravens owe consistent success to 'other' HarbaughJan 18ATLANTA -- I'll be spending the weekend covering the NFC Championship Game, but before I get too heavy into Niners-Falcons, I wanted to write about the most under-appreciated single person of the NFL weekend: John Harbaugh.
Don Banks: History not on Ravens' side as they try to get revenge on Patri…Jan 18The Baltimore Ravens have worked hard and admirably persevered through multiple challenges this season to get back to the same position they were in last year: playing at New England in the AFC Championship game. But history says the chances of the outc…
NFL playoffs -- John Clayton's First and Goal: Championship roundJan 18Teams put up 276 points in the divisional round of the playoffs. Will the trend continue?
The Sports Guy's All-Te'o MailbagJan 18Even the NFL playoffs can wait for the weirdest sports story of our age.