This Week in Philly Sports

PHILLIES:

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Breakout left fielder Dom Brown posted a picture of him donning Cowboys gear at the Eagles-Cowboys game this past Sunday. The picture earned him a lot of trouble with Philly fans and a few cautionary tweets to which he responded, ” Philly doesn’t love me … I get booed every night.” Dom Brown then took back his comments in an interview on Tuesday with 97.5 The Fanatic. Brown said, ” I know the Philly fans love me. I had a standing ovation my first at bat. I know the fans love me.” Dom Brown should’ve expected negative reaction when he posted that picture especially in favor of one of the most hated teams in Philly, this just stands as a cautionary tale to our athletes; you can be a fan of another team, just don’t rub it in our faces.

Cincinnati’s pitching coach will not be joining the Phillies coaching staff. Instead he has been hired to be the manager of the Cincinnati Reds. The only two-known candidates left for the Phillies pitching coach job are Rod Nichols, who is a longtime coach with the Phillies and Phillies bullpen coach for the 2013 season, and Miami Marlins bullpen coach Reid Cornelius.

EAGLES:

The Eagles fell to 3-4 and second place in the NFC East to the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday with a 17-3 loss and the team’s ninth straight at Lincoln Financial Field. Nick Foles left the game with a head injury which resulted in the unexpected 1st game of rookie Matt Barkley. Barkley came in for the 4th quarter and threw 3 interceptions.

Quarterback Michael Vick is probable for this Sunday against the Giants with a hamstring injury, but he has been a full participant in practice this week. The biggest test for him is to be able to run at full speed. Vick said he was going to run at full speed at practice on Friday to test out his hamstring. Cornerback Bradley Fletcher was out of a couple of practices this week with a knee injury but it is expected to play Sunday and safety Patrick Chung practiced this week and said that his shoulder has felt the best it has since the game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

The Eagles have signed quarterback G.J. Kinne to practice squad on Tuesday. The team also resigned linebacker Emmanuel Acho and have waived cornerback Shaun Prater.

FLYERS:

The Flyers picked up their second win of the season on Thursday with a 2-1 win against the New York Rangers. Vinny Lecavalier returned in the win and joined Claude Giroux and Michael Raffl on the top line. Lecavalier simply said this about the change, “I love it.” The win snapped a four game slump for the Flyers in one of their worst starts in franchise history. Goals were tallied by Matt Read on a short handed break away and by Brayden Coburn on a wrist shot in the third period.

Talbot injured

There was a scary moment in the 2nd period as Max Talbot had an awkward fall due to a hit from behind and fell face first into the boards. Talbot saw his blood and was taken back for evaluation by team doctors and passed all the necessary concussion tests to rejoin the game in the 3rd. Goaltender Steve Mason said this about Talbot coming back to finish the game, “That’s just the type of player he is.”

SIXERS:

The Sixers made their roster cuts on Thursday. These cuts included Vander Blue, Mac Koshwal, Khalif Wyatt, and Royce White. The most surprising of these cuts was Royce White. Royce White was a first round draft pick by the Houston Rockets in 2012 but did not play in the NBA last season due to his anxiety disorder. The cuts left the amount of players on roster to 16. The roster is at 16 players but only 12 suited up for practice on Friday afternoon. The four players who are on are guard Jason Richardson, power forward Arnett Moultrie, center Nerlens Noel, and center Kwame Brown. The Sixers have a very young roster going into this year with 4 players 25 or older. The Sixers open the season at home against the defending champion Miami Heat next Wednesday October 30th.

 

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