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Troubling news hits proud C.B. West program hard

philly.com — Posted: Friday, October 24, 2014, 3:01 AM Drive north along Business Route 202 into Doylestown, past a hospital campus on the left and a wall of verdant trees on the right, and soon a striking sight will emerge before you.

Mike Hull ready to go to the mat vs. Ohio State

philly.com — Sometimes there are stories that are teed up for sportswriting - for all the clichés of the craft about overcoming adversity or pain or both, for a quick and easy metaphor about how an athlete's triumph represents his team's best chance for an improbable victory. Mike Hull's story is one of those.

Any lottery changes too late to affect 76ers

articles.philly.com — The Sixers weren't trying to lose games over that time, though you wouldn't have known it from those decisions. It's only now, with owner Josh Harris and general manager Sam Hinkie more than a year into a rebuilding plan that aims to maximize the team's chances of securing high draft picks and (in turn) superstar players, that the league has taken notice.

Seahawks' loss (Percy Harvin), may be Eagles' gain

philly.com — So Percy Harvin thought he was Biff Tannen and every other wide receiver on the Seattle Seahawks' roster was George McFly. On Friday, the Seahawks traded Harvin to the New York Jets, getting a conditional draft pick back for a Pro Bowl-caliber player with a volcanic personality.

A friend fights for ex-Phillie Dick Allen's Hall of Fame induction

philly.com — He gripped the computer mouse in his right hand, leaned forward in his chair, and searched for a few words to cool his fevered mind. The e-mails, stored in Microsoft Outlook, whirred down the screen as if the monitor were a slot machine, black script blur

A friend fights for ex-Phillie Dick Allen's Hall of Fame induction

inquirer.com — He gripped the computer mouse in his right hand, leaned forward in his chair, and searched for a few words to cool his fevered mind. The e-mails, stored in Microsoft Outlook, whirred down the screen as if the monitor were a slot machine, black script blur

Chip Kelly and the culture of success

Even in big win, Foles is nowhere near perfect

inquirer.com — It was just 11 months ago that Nick Foles had become a sensation, throwing seven touchdown passes in one game, coming out of nowhere to run Chip Kelly's offense with calmness and precision and such care for the football.

Even in big win, Foles is nowhere near perfect

An Eagles coach draws inspiration from Giants' Herzlich

articles.philly.com — Still, he and the trainers had been concerned enough about Herzlich's health that they told him to see a doctor. "I have good news and bad news," Sandy Herzlich said when McGovern called him back. "The good news is we've figured out what's wrong with Mark's back." "OK, great.
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Oct 24, 2014

"place to raise a family, and to have a negative light cast on it is an unfortunate thing.”

Oct 24, 2014

"Like I said, as an alumni I can speak for all of us that it is an unfortunate thing. Bucks county Pennsylvania and Doylestown is a great...

Oct 24, 2014

"I don’t know all the details, but it’s unfortunate. If what it is is true, there’s obviously no place for that...."

Oct 24, 2014

#Browns coach and #CBWest alum Mike Pettine Jr. declined an interview request from @PhillyInquirer. He told reporters in Cleveland today...

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