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More help for Flyers defense? Provorov could be the pick — To prepare for Friday's NHL draft, to settle on the best way to use that No. 7 overall pick, Flyers general manager Ron Hextall has spent plenty of time on the phone with an old teammate, looking to improve what is already perceived to be the organization's long-term position of strength.

The Broad View: Franco, NBA & NHL Drafts — On today's The Broad View, the Daily News' Les Bowen & the Inquirer's Mike Sielski discuss Maikel Franco's power surge and look ahead to what the Sixers & Flyers may do in the NBA and NHL drafts.

Sixers, Lakers intertwined on draft night — Posted: Wednesday, June 24, 2015, 3:01 AM There are two guards who, more than any other players, promise to shape the 76ers' future ahead of Thursday's NBA draft, and Doug Bibby has rare insight into both of them. The Sixers have the No.

The Broad View: Pete Rose Bet as Player — Posted: Tuesday, June 23, 2015, 9:33 AM A report came out on Monday that Pete Rose bet on games as a player. On today's The Broad View, the Inquirer's Mike Sielski discusses the revelation and how it affects Rose's legacy.

Life changed for Eagles rookie Bailey after death of a friend — Posted: Sunday, June 21, 2015, 3:01 AM In East Falls, atop a hill that crests after a tenth-of-a-mile slope of dirt-pocked grass and fissured white pavement blotched with black tar, rests the Abbotsford Homes housing project. Rasheed Bailey lived at Abbotsford until he was 18, as did his best friend and classmate at Roxborough High School, Rashawn Anderson.

What if Sanchez plays a full season for the Eagles? — Posted: Friday, June 19, 2015, 3:01 AM For a moment, assume the worst for Sam Bradford. Picture him at Lambeau Field on Aug. 29, dropping back to pass against the Packers during the Eagles' third preseason game. The third exhibition game is a team's most important preseason game.

Larry Brown's twisted wish: Iverson in 76ers' front office — From his office at Southern Methodist or from the road during a recruiting trip, Larry Brown still finds time to pick up the phone and make another plea on Allen Iverson's behalf, too blind by loyalty and ego to understand what a laughable idea he's peddling.

The Broad View: Sam Bradford’s Knee, Joel Embiid's Foot — On today's The Broad View, the Inquirer's Mike Sielski discusses Sam Bradford's surgically repaired knee and Joel Embiid's troublesome foot.

The Broad View: Joel Embiid’s Setback — Posted: Monday, June 15, 2015, 10:36 AM The Sixers announced late Saturday that Joel Embiid suffered a setback in his recovery. On today's The Broad View, the Inquirer's Mike Sielski wonders about Embiid's future and the Sixers' rebuild.

Kelly dismisses another star who wouldn't buy in — Posted: Friday, June 12, 2015, 3:01 AM There is no mystery about why the Eagles - let's get specific here; we're talking about Chip Kelly - cut Evan Mathis on Thursday. Mathis wanted a new contract. He thought he deserved one, and he made that desire public.
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Jun 30, 2015

Today in 1992, the #Flyers officially acquired Eric Lindros. The culture changed him. My column;

Jun 30, 2015

RT @jensenoffcampus: City Line column on @De11eDonne, who leads WNBA in scoring & was funny taking on doofus Twitter trolls.…

Jun 30, 2015

Andy MacPhail says #Phillies will embrace "analytics," which in 2015 is like saying that cooks will embrace "toasters."

Jun 29, 2015

RT @phillieshats: @MikeSielski do you not have pets? or let me guess, you have 2... Culture and Change...gotta be why you talk about it so much... #pets

Jun 29, 2015

Panaccio names his pets after #Flyers players, then talks to them. And yet he walks among us, as if he were sane.…

Jun 29, 2015

RT @DavidCattai: I want to thank @MikeSielski for influencing the #CultureChange in the city of Philadelphia.

Jun 28, 2015

RT @brianstartare: Back on the airwaves TODAY 12-4 @975TheFanatic Weekend recap-Get want you want? Or still wanting more? @MikeSielski @BobCooney76 join me

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