Isaac Avilucea
May 17, 2023 - Sports

Doc Rivers leaves the arena

Former Sixers head coach Doc Rivers.

Thanks for the memories, Doc Rivers. Photo: Matt Stone/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald via Getty

What's up, Doc?

Driving the news: Many Sixers fans were asking the same question after the team's ugly Game 7 exit against the Celtics in the Eastern Conference semifinals.

Isaac Avilucea
May 1, 2023 - Sports

What to know about the Sixers vs. the Celtics in the NBA playoffs

The Sixers' Joel Embiid shoots over Boston's Al Horford.

What a week. Photo: Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images

Joel Embiid’s balky knee is the talk of Philadelphia ahead of a daunting second-round playoff matchup with Boston.

Why it matters: Embiid is the key if the Sixers want to get one step closer to reaching the NBA Finals — something they haven’t done since 2001.

Isaac Avilucea
Apr 17, 2023 - Sports

Hurts is here to stay

Eagles QB Jalen Hurts

Rest easy, Eagles fans. Photo: Cooper Neill/Getty Images

Eagles QB Jalen Hurts is sticking around.

Driving the news: Hurts, an MVP finalist who led the Eagles to the Super Bowl, agreed to a five-year, $255 million contract extension yesterday that makes him the second-highest paid player in NFL history — behind only Browns QB Deshaun Watson, the Inquirer reported, citing a league source.

Isaac Avilucea
Apr 14, 2023 - Sports

Joel Embiid: Three fun things to know

Sixers center Joel Embiid being interviewed courtside by a reporter.

Your Sixers-fan friends are going to keep talking about this guy. Photo: Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images

Joel Embiid is the reason the Sixers may have a chance at getting back to the NBA Finals for the first time in more than two decades.

Driving the news: The team opens the playoffs at home Saturday at 1pm against the Brooklyn Nets, the team that swapped us guard James Harden in exchange for Ben Simmons in 2022.

Isaac Avilucea
Apr 13, 2023 - Sports

Weenie-flicking fans

Fans dressed in hot-dog costumes during a Phillies game at Citizens Bank Park.

We're a weenie in a bottle, baby. Photo: Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)

Imagine waiting in insanely long lines to get your hands on a bunch of cheap ballpark franks only to rain them down on the home team.

Driving the news: That’s exactly what Phillies fans did during Tuesday’s 8-4 loss to the Florida Marlins at Citizens Bank Park.

Isaac Avilucea
Apr 6, 2023 - Sports

Phillies’ home opener: How to fake it

Bryce Harper helped power the Phillies to the World Series last season. Will they be beasts of the NL East this year?

Breathe, Phillies fans; the team’s no longer winless entering Friday's home opener against the Cincinnati Reds.

  • As if that’s a big deal for this ball club, which proved its mettle last season.

State of play: The Phillies were two wins away from defeating the Houston Astros in the World Series. They splurged in the offseason, spending $400 million on five free agents, to put themselves in position to return to the Fall Classic.

Isaac Avilucea
Mar 30, 2023 - Sports

Phillies' 2023 projected standing in the NL

Data: FanGraphs; Table: Axios Visuals
Data: FanGraphs; Table: Axios Visuals

MLB's Opening Day is here, but the Phillies are playing away against the Texas Rangers (4:05pm).

  • Our home opener is April 6.

In the meantime, Axios Sports’ Jeff Tracy and Kendall Baker looked at projected standings in the National League and mashed up a smart-brevity take on the season for us.

Mike D'Onofrio
Mar 15, 2023 - News

Tiger Woods investing in Cobbs Creek revival

Tiger Woods

Tiger's aiming to help Philly. Photo: Ben Jared/PGA TOUR via Getty

Tiger Woods is teeing up the plan to revive the Cobbs Creek Golf Course in West Philly.

What’s happening: Woods’ team said yesterday they'll partner with the Cobbs Creek Foundation to build a new short course and provide programming for students.


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