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Phillies reverting back to usual form

It is interesting how quickly the Phillies reverted to their historic norm....last place. It was just a few years ago the Phillies were in a run of playoff appearances that started with players like Jimmy Rollins, Chase Utley, Ryan Howard and Cole Hamels either just reaching their prime or in it...
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Soccer's flopping is ridiculous

This will probably draw the ire of true soccer (futbol) fans, but the first day of the World Cup put on display one of the worst aspects of the sport...
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Blue Hen hoops looking fuzzy

Delaware basketball coach Monte Ross will try to defend his CAA title next year with just two players who were at least semi-regular starters, after guard Jarvis Threatt was dismissed from the program for violating team rules...
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Flyers come up short....again

Can anyone tell me why the Flyers haven't won a Stanley Cup since 1975? Obviously in most of the seasons since then, they haven't had enough talent to do so...
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NCAA women's tourney holds no suspense

Both the NCAA women's and men's basketball tournaments will be concluded over the next several days...the men play Saturday and Monday while the women play Sunday and Tuesday...
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Monte finally gets Blue Hens to the Dance

It has been 15 years since the Delaware men's basketball team has been to the NCAA tournament...they will learn who they play on Sunday. Delaware went 4 times in the 1990's...
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NFL Pro Bowl a colossal waste of time

Two years ago, the NFL Pro Bowl was played like a game of touch football. It so infuriated NFL commissioner Roger Gooddell (and fans) that he considered pulling the plug on the game...
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Blue Hens hoops hitting their stride

It's been a long time coming but it finally looks like Delaware again has a good men's basketball team. The last time a Blue Hens men's team had this much talent was in the days of Mike Brey...
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Whither goest UD football?

Die-hard Delaware football fans are concerned about the direction the program is going. Dave Brock's first season at the helm saw the Blue Hens go 7-5, losing their last three games and missing the post-season for the third straight year...
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Blue Hens flame out

While it is still possible Delaware will get a spot in the post-season, a win against Villanova is a must if that is to happen. It seems like a long time ago that the Blue Hens pulled off a stunning comeback to beat Towson 32-31...
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Fickle fans now adoring Blue Hens, Brock

It was just about a month ago that Delaware football fans were ready to bury the 2013 team and new head coach Dave Brock. It was as a result of ugly losses to Navy and Maine that dropped the Blue Hens to 4-2...
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Delaware attendance heading south

Delaware football cosch K.C. Keeler was fired in January for a number of reasons...many suspected one reason was the dwindling football attendance. But replacing him with Dave Brock and a more interesting offense hasn't helped...
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Blue Hens kick off season of interest

Tonight I will walk up the steps of Delaware Stadium to one of the worst press boxes in FCS football to start my 25th season of UD football coverage...
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Charlie's firing not unexpected, timing was

Charlie Manuel's termination Friday by the Phillies was not a surprise, but the timing of it certainly was. The team was not responding, and his replacement-in-waiting was coaching at third base...
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Riley Coopers' needs go beyond sensitivity training

Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper will undergo sensitivity training, courtesy of the team, so that he can see the seriousness of his "crime" as depicted on an internet video when he used the "N" word at a Kenny Chesney concert...
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Who is going where?

The Phillies made it abundantly clear over the last 10 days they are not buyers this year...but will they be sellers? There had been talk the Red Sox were interested in Cliff Lee...
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Good reads

In the summertime, I always take some good books to digest when I head off to vacation. Some involve sports, many do not. While I didn't save them for vacation, I have read two recent sports books that I highly recommend...
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Buyer or Seller?

Are the Phillies a buyer or seller at the trade deadline? General manager Ruben Amaro Junior has said the games leading up to the All-Star break would help determine that...
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A few random thoughts

The news that the University of Oregon, under Chip Kelly's watch, violated NCAA rules regarding payment to someone for recruiting "information" that was in fact, used to steer the recruit toward Oregon, comes as no surprise...
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What's Charlie to do?

I'm glad I'm not Charlie Manuel. He sounds like a broken record, insisting his team will start to hit and finally get a winning streak going that will get him back into the post-season race...
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