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Foles & Romo on Sports Illustrated cover


That's 2 SI covers in less than a year for Mr. Foles

Adam Lallana back in training


Adam Lallana is fighting to regain his fitness as the £25million signing from Southampton was put to the test in training by Brendan Rodgers on Thursday.

Eagles vs Bears Game Notes


Taking a look at the good, bad and otherwise from the Eagles preseason opener against the Bears

Just don't get hurt


A healthy Eagles training camp will be a good camp, no matter what else happens

Andy Carroll: West Ham striker faces long lay-off with ankle injury


He tore ligaments in his ankle and will be out for 4 months. It's amazing/sad how injury prone the poor guy is.

Your Las Vegas Summer League Awards


The biggest obstacle to Year 2 of Sam Hinkie’s PhilaTankia plan is certainly a healthy Nerlens Noel. Noel blew out his knee in February 2013, was drafted by the Pelicans with the sixth pick, then traded to the Sixers. In a showing of abundant care for the player’s long-term health, and a dearth of caring about winning actual basketball games, he was lovingly swaddled in bubble wrap and placed carefully in Hinkie’s desk drawer. And, hey, looking pretty good on both counts. The Sixers went 19-64 last season, landed Joel Embiid — another injured big, this time with superstar potential — and a fully rested Noel has been a summer league force. Nerlens played three games in Orlando and two games in Vegas, averaging 13.4 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 2.6 blocks per game, and generally looked like a ready-made defensive destroyer. His offensive game can sometimes resemble the flailings of one of those used-car-lot air dancers, but he’s somehow made it work, all while displaying a surprising passing vision from the post. Memo from Sam Hinkie to Nerlens Noel: Stop being so good right now.

Started From Yaoundé, Now He’s Here


How Joel Embiid came from Cameroon, a soccer country of 23 million people and just two indoor basketball courts, to become a top-three pick in the 2014 NBA draft

HINKIEEEEEEEEEEE! Taking Stock of the Sixers Draft Rumors


Despite Hinkie’s clandestino machinations, the rumor mill has been coughing up Sixers-related gossip. After all, they have seven picks, a stash that includes the third selection, the 10th selection, and five second-rounders. Philly may not make the biggest splash on draft night, but it’ll control much of the ebb and flow.

England should play like Liverpool - Paul Scholes


"It would be refreshing for England to adopt Liverpool's attacking mentality," said Paul Scholes. "That means four - and possibly five - Liverpool players in the starting XI." "The thing I admired most was the swagger of their play and how they terrorised opponents, which reminded me of United at their best." "I'd definitely start with Gerrard, Sturridge, Henderson and Sterling," said Scholes. "The question mark is Johnson at right-back."

Big Hands, Small Colleges and the N.F.L. Draft


Hand size and small school players in the middle rounds are the innefficiencies to exploit in the draft.

Up Close on Baseball’s Borders


Fans may not list which team they favor on the census, but millions of them do make their preferences public on Facebook. Using aggregated data provided by the company, we were able to create an unprecedented look at the geography of baseball fandom, going down not only to the county level, as Facebook did in a nationwide map it released a few weeks ago, but also to ZIP codes.

Mourinho, Ramires handed FA charges


Manager Jose Mourinho is among three Chelsea staff charged by the FA in the aftermath of the club's Premier League loss to Sunderland. Assistant manager Rui Faria and midfielder Ramires have also been charged following the 2-1 defeat. Mourinho has been charged with misconduct in respect of the comments he made post-match. Ramires has been charged with violent conduct, while Faria has been charged with two counts of misconduct.

The Rebuilding of Liverpool


How Luis Suarez and co came to dominate the Premier League

Raheem Sterling: Liverpool winger bids to shed bad boy image


Sterling was removed from mainstream primary school because of behavioural problems and spent three years at Vernon House special school, where the youngster was told by a teacher: "If you carry on the way you're going, by the time you're 17 you'll either be in prison or playing for England."

A 25-Game Skid, but All Is Not Lost for the Sixers


The Sixers and their losing stream get a big feature in the NY Times. It's actually pretty positive

No Fun League Strikes Again


The NFL's ongoing campaign to end any and all expressions of personality or fun rolls on

Eagles reach out to Panthers about Jackson


Local reports in Carolina have the Eagles reaching out to the Panthers to gauge their interest in trading for Pro Bowl WR DeSean Jackson

Agger broke Jack Wilshire's foot


Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere will be sidelined for at least six weeks after fracturing his left foot. The 22-year-old sustained a the injury in a challenge with Liverpool's Daniel Agger in the 12th minute of England's 1-0 friendly victory over Denmark.

Before USA-Canada, USA Meets Canada in Sochi Street Hockey


"I’ve seen a lot of things at these Olympics, but the semi-impromptu street hockey game that broke out in front of the USA and Canada houses on Wednesday morning may honestly have been the best."

Chief executive Richard Scudamore confirms plans for a Premier League 'B' league


The new league would replace the current Under-21 league format, and would be for Under-23 players with four over age players allowed. The league would involve the same teams that are in the Under-21 league - which is those who are classed as category one in the Elite Player Performance Plan (EPPP).

Evan Mathis on Michael Sam, legal weed


''NFL players shouldn't judge Michael Sam based on his sexuality but some guys will. MLB players shouldn't have judged Jackie Robinson based on his skin color but some did,'' Evan Mathis said. ''Whether or not the NFL is ready for it, it needs to happen. There are still people on this Earth who lived through the prohibition of alcohol and the Civil Rights movement. They can look back and reflect on how primitive those times were. ''Current generations will look back at marijuana prohibition and gays having to fight for equal rights and think how primitive those times were.''

Yahoo Sports

Fulham v Liverpool in doubt due to London Underground strike


Fulham statement read: "The club has concerns over the potential impact that the strike may have on the ability of its safety staff to attend the ground in sufficient time and numbers to ensure that it is able to open the ground and effectively operate it, from the time that the gates are open to the public until the departure of all supporters." "If the proposed action is still undetermined at 15:00 GMT on Tuesday, and the club cannot guarantee enough staff are available to attend the ground in sufficient time and numbers, then the club would not be able to comply with the terms of its safety certificate and the fixture would be postponed and rescheduled for a future date."

Frank De Boer: Liverpool or Tottenham jobs interest Ajax coach


Ajax coach Frank De Boer says he would be happy to manage Liverpool or Tottenham in the future, despite rejecting approaches from both clubs.

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