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Wright leads Villanova through COVID-19, early injuries

October 23, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Villanova head coach Jay Wright gestures during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Georgetown, Saturday, March 7, 2020, in Washington. Villanova won 70-69. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) By Dan Gelston associated press PHILADELPHIA — An avid sports fan, Villanova coach Jay Wright watched with interest how Major League Baseball muddled…

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Consistently Inconsistent

October 20, 2020

Until the Philadelphia Eagles put together a complete game, their season is headed for nothing but frustration. By Chris MurrayFor the Philadelphia Sunday SUN There seems to be an unmistakable commonality in the Philadelphia Eagles losses this season, and that commonality is the team’s inability to play a consistent four quarters on either side of…

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Malcolm Jenkins says therapy helps him cope with stress

October 16, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Malcolm Jenkins arrives at the ESPY Awards at Microsoft Theater on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, in Los Angeles.  (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP) By Rob Maaddi associated press Malcolm Jenkins is passionate about many subjects, including mental health awareness. Going to weekly therapy helps him cope with stress and he wants young men to…

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Meet The New “Doc”

October 8, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Glenn “Doc” Rivers (Photo: fashionstock.com / Shutterstock) New Philadelphia 76ers coach Glenn “Doc” Rivers has worked with some of the NBA’s premiere talents. He’s hoping to bring his magic to the City of Brotherly Love. By Chris Murray  For the Philadelphia Sunday SUN If there is something to be hopeful about the with…

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Positively Negative

October 2, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Carson Wentz (Photo: Webster Riddick) The tie between the Philadelphia Eagles and Cincinnati Bengals portends a long season for Philadelphia sports fans. By Chris Murray  For the Philadelphia Sunday SUN On one level, Philadelphia Eagles fans can take some solace in the fact the Birds 23-23 overtime tie with the Cincinnati Bengals last…

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Deion Sanders set to become Jackson State’s football coach

September 25, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Deion Sanders  (Photo: DFree / Shutterstock) ASSOCIATED PRESS  JACKSON, Miss.— Hall of Fame cornerback Deion Sanders says he will become Jackson State’s football coach. Sanders made the announcement a last Sunday night on the first episode of the “21st & Prime” podcast with Jamie Dukes on Barstool Sports. The player known as “Prime…

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Gale Sayers, Bears Hall of Fame running back, dies at 77

September 25, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Gale Sayers  (Photo/Wiki Commons) CHICAGO (AP) — Hall of Famer Gale Sayers, who made his mark as one of the NFL’s best all-purpose running backs and was later celebrated for his enduring friendship with a Chicago Bears teammate with cancer, has died. He was 77. Nicknamed “The Kansas Comet” and considered among the…

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Totally Inconsistent

September 21, 2020

The Philadelphia Eagles were their own worst enemy during Sunday’s loss to the Los Angeles Rams. By Chris Murray  For the Philadelphia Sunday SUN  Last week, Philadelphia Eagles safety Jalen Mills chided his defense for not stopping Washington from scoring from short distances after miscues by the offense.  In the Eagles 37-19 loss to the…

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Japan celebrates Osaka; Sponsors cautious about activism

September 17, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Naomi Osaka, of Japan, holds up the championship trophy after defeating Victoria Azarenka, of Belarus, in the women’s singles final of the US Open tennis championships, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) By Yuri Kageyama and Stephen Wade associated press TOKYO — Japan is celebrating Naomi Osaka’s victory…

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