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A hero on and off the ice

Few people could possibly understand what Devon Richio has been through. A young U.S. Marine had returned home with more than he bargained for after tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. As part of a combat engineers...

Wentz talks about added pieces and last year’s concussion

By Al Thompson Quarterbacks almost always take the high road at news conferences even if there are some things bothering them or even if the questions get a little hot. Eagles franchise quarterback Carson Wentz is...

Eagles draft pick Shaun Bradley admits there is no place like home

By Al Thompson Every year during the NFL Draft, after each pick there is a conference call. The questions are pretty much the same. Did you know the Eagles were going to pick you? How...

No Flyers for now, but Therien busy with dad duties

Chris Therien has now excelled at three jobs. The former Flyers defenseman almost seamlessly transitioned into a broadcasting role in the sport he loves — all while holding down the fort as the father of...

Lindros back as Flyers ambassador

Many wish that he had never left. Eric Lindros’ time in Philadelphia was polarizing, to say the least. A generational talent whose arguments with upper management over the treatment of his injuries led to a...

Kamiah Smalls’ time has arrived

Kamiah Smalls remembers shooting hoops until exhaustion set in. On most nights, her mother had to interrupt the marathons, wrangling the young South Philly girl home for dinner from the basketball courts at the former...

Grading the Eagles’ draft depends on who is grading

By Al Thompson How did Eagles Vice President/General Manager Howie Roseman grade out drafting players to fill the Birds’ roster for 2020? Not so good, according to Eagles fans and most observers who rate these things. It...

Neumann-Goretti baseball had eyes on another prize

Conor Cook has an appreciation for baseball history. Having visited the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York as a 12-year-old, Cook remembers being wide-eyed as he walked the hallways of the museum. Back in...

A Stanley Cup would still carry glory despite interrupted season 

On Sunday, NBC replayed Game 6 of the 2013 Stanley Cup Final. And it was still pretty exciting hockey the second time around. It reminded us of a fantastic finish, as the Chicago Blackhawks swiped...

Eagles get ready for a draft like no other

By Al Thompson Unlike many businesses, schools and entertainment venues, the NFL has been able to run its business as close to normal as any company has been operating during the COVID-19 pandemic. Late last week,...
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