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Delle Donne proves she belongs

Many critics said Elena Delle Donne would have trouble with the speed and physicality of the WNBA...but 22 points, 8 rebounds and 4 blocked shots later in her pro debut, it appears it took just one game to put those doubts to rest...
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Fun day at the ballpark

Who says you can't have fun at a Phillies game? Certainly the Phillies haven't been an exciting team for the most part this year, with their anemic offense...
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Phils at a crossroads

We may know later today (Wed. 5/8) whether Roy Halladay will need surgery, whether he'll pitch again this year, or maybe whether he will pitch again at all...
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Phillies fans disappearing fast

The Phillies had a nice little run going of some two-plus years (maybe closer to three years) of consecutive sellouts...although it didn't come close to Boston's mark of 800 some games, it was still pretty good...
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Phillies broadcasters don't measure up

While I am glad baseball season is here, it brings with it one drawback...the Phillies TV announcers. We in the Delaware Valley were spoiled for many years with Harry Kalas...
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UD women's basketball electrifies the state

The roar of the crowd was deafening. Voices, feet stomping, hands clapping...it was all there Tuesday night as the Delaware women's basketball team, behind All-American Elena Delle Donne made school history with a 78-69 win over North Carolina and a spot in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA women's basketball championship...
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CAA loses another one

The reason the University of Delaware left America East more than 10 years ago to join the CAA was for better competition....especially for the money sport of basketball, both men and women...
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Is UD's decision to forego a post-season offer a message?

The News-Journal quoted Delaware athletic director Eric Ziady as saying the Blue Hens men's team would not accept an invitation to either the CBI or CIT basketball tournaments if offered...
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Another UD hoops disappointment

The University of Delaware men's basketball program has been in the doldrums since Mike Brey left for Notre Dame in 2000. And Sunday's performance against James Madison didn't change anything...
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March Madness in Delaware

It's that time of year when the high school basketball season comes to a close for both the girls and boys. To me, its as a good a time of year in the state for sports as any...
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Monte Ross on the hot seat

With the firing of Delaware football coach K.C. Keeler, how secure is Monte Ross as the men's basketball coach? This is Ross' 7th season and last year's 18-14 record was his first winning mark...
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Kelly a breath of fresh air for Eagles

Chip Kelly immediately made an impression on the Philadelphia media...as well as the Eagles fan base. The new Eagles head coach showed he had a personality, a sense of humor, and wasn't bound by cliches while answering questions...
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The K.C. Keeler surprise

The University of Delaware has fired its football coach. K.C. Keeler was told he would not come back for 2013 and beyond even though he has 5 years remaining on a very hefty contract...
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Shame on the Cowboys

The Cowboys won a vitally important game in their hunt for the playoffs with a dramatic 27-24 overtime victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday afternoon, but their organization lost my respect...
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What's Andy Reid doing?

Is Andy Reid trying to take the focus off the bad job he's doing? I realize Jim Washburn had some issues in the short time he coached the defensive line and may have become a locker room problem...
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Stern oversteps his authority in Spurs case

NBA commissioner David Stern thinks he can tell coaches who they should play and who they shouldn't. At least that's the clear implication from his verbal smackdown of the San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich...
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Reid, Keeler facing same pressure

Eagles coach Andy Reid probably won't be back next season after his 14th year at the helm of the Eagles spirals out of control. University of Delaware football K...
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Time for Andy Reid to fall on his sword

The phrase to "fall on his sword" is a figurative phrase meaning to take personal responsibility for a group action. It dates back as far as biblical times...
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NFL replacement refs causing a ruckus

The uproar over replacement refs in the NFL is growing louder. In case you weren't aware, the NFL is using replacement refs because the regular officials are locked out, since the league and the referee's union haven't agreed to a new labor agreement...
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Vick looks like he's not the answer

Michael Vick is a very talented football player. There's no question about that. He has the speed of a wide receiver, the arm of a Hall of Fame quarterback, the nerve of a cat burglar...
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