THIS IS WHAT happens when you build a team to lose. Young players ignore basic baseball tenets. Veterans protect their own best interests. What should be a collection of professionals evolving as a unit instead devolves into a group of mercenaries punching a clock, cashing a check and marking time. No one expected the Phillies to exceed .500 in their second year of a rebuild.
NEW YORK - The No. 1 pick was ready, seated, Sixers hat pulled down tight, answers ready. The third mic worked, but the cord was too short. "It's all good," he said. "It's all good." That was how the first 75 seconds of Fultz's first NBA press conference unfolded: everything going wrong, Fultz calm amid it all. Anyone who watched the Sixers botch dozens of late-game chances over the past four seasons knows the NBA's worst team needs a steady hand. They added that, finally, when they drafted Fultz.
NEW YORK - At this point, Markelle Fultz has only a wispy mustache. Soon, though, Josh Jackson believes Sixers opponents will Fear the Beard. "He's really similar to James Harden right now," said Jackson, the Kansas product who is projected as a top-five pick. "They can both score in so many different ways. They're very athletic. They're both great passers." Imagine if Bryan Colangelo, the NBA's crown prince of nepotism, has acquired the next James Harden . . .
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".