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Ex-Phillie Kevin Gross: Tom Brady punishment 'sounds crazy'

articles.philly.com — Gross missed two starts over 162 games. Brady will sit out a quarter of the 2015 regular season. You can recognize that both men were cheating and still acknowledge that one of those punishments was so excessive as to be ridiculous - and it wasn't Gross'.

Noel's the face of Sixers - for now

philly.com — The ESPN cameras turned to Nerlens Noel on Tuesday night at the Midtown Hilton in Manhattan, and he flashed that toothy smile of his, lowered his high-topped head, and opened his suit jacket, marking maybe the first time that a blazer's lining has broken news.

For once, Flyers are ahead of the curve

philly.com — Posted: Thursday, May 21, 2015, 3:01 AM Jim Montgomery played with Ron Hextall and coached against Dave Hakstol, and he regards them with the same measure of respect, with an appreciation for each's intelligence and open-mindedness. He was a fourth-line center on the 1994-95 Flyers, on a club that reached the Eastern Conference finals with Hextall as its No.

GM Hextall takes fresh approach by hiring Hakstol

philly.com — Dave Hakstol was talking to a TV camera in another room of the Wells Fargo Center, a city that pays little attention to college hockey still buzzing and puzzled by his ascension to the NHL, and Ron Hextall descended from a dais and stepped in front of a black drape dotted with Flyers insignias.

The upshot of the Flyers' decision to hire Hakstol

philly.com — Culture change. Culture change. Culture change. Culture change. Culture change. Culture change. Culture change. Culture change. Culture change. Culture change. Culture change. Culture change. Culture change. Culture change. Culture change. Culture change. Culture change. Culture change. Culture change. Culture change. Culture change. Culture change. Culture change. Culture change. Culture change.

The Broad View: Chad Billingsley Back On Shelf

philly.com — Posted: Monday, May 18, 2015, 9:58 AM On today's The Broad View, the Inquirer's Mike Sielski discusses Chad Billingsley's latest setback and the psychological and physical toll injuries take on elite athletes.

Coburn adds veteran presence for Lightning

philly.com — Posted: Monday, May 18, 2015, 3:01 AM NEW YORK - Jon Cooper is the head coach of the Tampa Bay Lightning. Jon Marchessault is a 24-year-old center who has appeared in two regular-season games and two postseason games for the Lightning.

Jim Kelly backs Phila. cause that is close to his heart

philly.com — Not long ago, a father could not cry. He had been diagnosed with cancer in his jaw in 2013, and it had returned last year, and the chemotherapy and radiation treatments had cost him his tear ducts. The fluid backed up, infecting his eyes. So in the middle of April, he underwent surgery.

The Broad View: Don't count on Mike Babcock

philly.com — Posted: Thursday, May 14, 2015, 1:59 PM Many assume Ron Hextall's top head coach candidate is Detroit's Mike Babcock. On today's The Broad View, the Inquirer's Mike Sielski tempers the expectations of some Flyers fans.

Even Eagles not immune to NFL's 'over-discipline'

philly.com — Posted: Thursday, May 14, 2015, 3:01 AM Everyone had better be careful now. This is the reality of an NFL leadership group that just suspended the league's most famous and accomplished star for favoring a softer football and failing to come clean about his preference.
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May 23, 2015

@SpikeEskin @thunderdam13 He's an excellent player. Just not a franchise fulcrum. There are worse things.

May 23, 2015

@NatalieEgenolf I am Mike Sielski, crusher of dreams, destroyer of worlds.

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