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Francoeur's career overshadowed by an early label — No, anyone cannot. If one judges Francoeur's career in its totality and against that of the average kid who grew up in suburban Atlanta dreaming of playing in the majors - if one judges Francoeur's career as he himself has come to judge it - then his presence here at Phillies camp, as he competes for a roster spot among their outfielders, is just the latest and perhaps last stage of a satisfying life in the game.

Berube likely to pay with his job for mistakes — Craig Berube answered a lot of questions about the Flyers and his future as their head coach Tuesday. The questions were to be expected. The Flyers are going to miss the playoffs this season, for the second time in three years, and they've bottomed out so badly - with one victory in their last nine games - that Berube's job is in jeopardy just 16 months after he replaced Peter Laviolette.

What is Chip Kelly’s next move?

Hilliard absorbs Villanova's crushing defeat with class — PITTSBURGH - The scene in the losing locker room after an NCAA tournament game is always the same, and this is how it was Saturday night in the Consol Energy Center: Each player on the Villanova roster, seated and slumped, each one's face blank, each one's body folded into a too-small cubicle as if they were all dolls stuffed and stacked on a child's closet shelf.

'Nova's Josh Hart has earned respect with his shooting — Posted: Saturday, March 21, 2015, 3:01 AM PITTSBURGH - Josh Hart was the Big East's sixth man of the year and its postseason tournament's most outstanding player, yet it was only just recently that his Villa teammates stopped making fun of him. A sophomore guard, Hart has always thought of himself as a shooter.

Lafayette's O'Hanlon: 'I can go back to being a Villanova fan' — PITTSBURGH - After his postgame news conference had ended Thursday night, Fran O'Hanlon slipped through a black curtain behind a dais and found himself face to face with two Villanova players - Darrun Hilliard and Daniel Ochefu - and Jay Wright.

Lafayette's Lindner is fiercely focused

Will Villanova's diversity lead to a Final Four run? — PITTSBURGH - As the No. 1 seed in the East Regional of this year’s NCAA tournament, Villanova is a fashionable and popular pick to make a Final Four run. And the Wildcats should be. They are 32-2, and they are deep and balanced, and they should have an easy time in their first-round game Thursday, against No.

Phillies feel a void with Jimmy Rollins gone — CLEARWATER, Fla. - Things are different for the Phillies this spring. Everyone knows and acknowledges this. From 2004 through 2012, the Phillies came here with the expectation that they would compete for, if not presume to win, the National League East.

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BREAKING: Former Cole Hamels teammate thinks Cole Hamels is good. #Phillies #RedSox

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