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When Do the Devils Replace an Icon? — NEWARK-The New Jersey Devils recently completed a taxing road trip-four games over seven days, Pittsburgh to Los Angeles to Phoenix to Dallas-and goaltender Martin Brodeur watched each of those games from the press box, his right shoulder too sore for him to play. From Oct.

Turning overseas stars into NBA stars can be tricky — Posted: Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 2:29 PM The player who might best represent the 76ers' boldest break from their past is having himself a hell of a run, no matter how few people might be noticing it now.

Every Day's Media Day for Ochocinco — INDIANAPOLIS-Deion Sanders, the Edward R. Murrow of the NFL Network, had burrowed his way to the center of a scrum of reporters Tuesday at Lucas Oil Stadium, his face close to Chad Ochocinco's face, his microphone closer.

Justin Williams a typical Flyers story — "A back-to-back game, I think we played double or triple overtime the night before," Williams was saying Monday afternoon, and he was right. Game 6 had been a double-overtime Leafs victory that had ended less than 24 hours earlier. "Jeez, you're 19, 20 years old. You're just going out and playing.

Sixers' prospects represent promise and peril — The 76ers had a light day Thursday, a few hours of film study, a short and informal shootaround afterward, and all the while Tony Wroten was still in California, having his tender right knee examined by a specialist, his return to the lineup an uncertainty at best.

Ryan and Mornhinweg: the Jets' Offensive Odd Couple — CORTLAND, N.Y.-Around the NFL, Marty Mornhinweg's reputation as an offensive coordinator falls somewhere between savant and stereotype. He has distinguished himself with his ability to design and implement a prolific passing offense, but he sometimes forgets that a team can run the football, too.

For Knicks, a different kind of tank job — Posted: Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 3:01 AM NEW YORK - The New York Knicks had lost 16 consecutive games when Jose Calderon, one of their starting guards, spotted up in the right corner and caught a bounce pass from Carmelo Anthony against the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday.

NCAA rushed to judgment in Penn State case — So give them this: If nothing else, the people at the NCAA live up to expectations. From internal e-mails written in the run-up to the NCAA's July 2012 sanctions against Penn State - sanctions that included scholarship limitations, the vacating of victories under coach Joe Paterno, and a $60 million fine - it's clear now that college sports' governing body went looking for means to justify what it regarded as desirable ends.

Anthony Davis and Pelicans are a model for Sixers — Posted: Friday, January 16, 2015, 3:01 AM As his New Orleans Pelicans teammates practiced early Thursday afternoon at Temple's Liacouras Center, Anthony Davis slipped out the front doors with a trainer for a few minutes of treatment on some part of his 6-foot-10, 220-pound body.

Langston Galloway living dream with nightmarish team — GREENBURGH, N.Y. - On the day last week that Langston Galloway signed his 10-day contract with the New York Knicks, he called his college coach to share the good news, and from the St. Joseph's team bus, trundling through downtown Pittsburgh to a game against Duquesne, Phil Martelli gave Galloway a sound piece of advice: Don't let the culture around the NBA's worst team corrupt you.
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Jan 27, 2015

Trade him for another Schenn! RT @waynefish1 Brayden Schenn: 1 goal in last 21 games. #Flyers

Jan 27, 2015

Trade him for another Schenn! RT @tpanotchCSN First goal for Simmonds since the midpoint of the season. #Flyers

Jan 27, 2015

@jedifernando57 Everyone's gotta have a go-to move. It's my sky hook.

Jan 27, 2015

Wayne Simmonds is the best player the #Flyers have ever acquired for a guy who was supposed to be the franchise centerpiece. My column:

Jan 27, 2015

@gordonwjones Hey, you could argue that the Sixers have never been better over the last 25 years than when they had Toni Kukoc.

Jan 27, 2015

Got to cover Martin Brodeur while working in NY. Was the locus of the #NJDevils' entire organization for a long time:…

Jan 27, 2015

Western Conference exec: We'd have drafted Dario Saric in '13 if he hadn't withdrawn: #Sixers #76ers

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