One thing is certain, there are plenty of Eagles questions to be answered this Sunday.
Will Jalen Hartz play? Can Hearts rush back to MVP form?Will CJ Gardner-Johnson be out?Will Giants starter play?Eagles finally wrap up his NFC top seed and playoff bye-bye All of this will begin to be put away at 4:25pm on Sunday.
Indeed, Hearts appear to be making progress in recovering from their shoulder sprain. He took first-team rep again at practice Thursday, but was listed as a limited participant in injury reports, team sources said. It’s a good bet to demote to .
Tight end Dallas Gaeddard tries to set his sights on Sunday’s big game. “Really, it’s a dream come true,” he said. “If they said at the beginning of the season, ‘Week 18, you’re going to play for the No. 1 seed and the division,’ I think everyone would have accepted it.”
—Jim Swan, Inquirer Sports Staff, @phillysport, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Eagles, who lost to the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, fell behind in many ways. Play calling was one of them, as offensive coordinator Shane Steichen admitted Thursday.
Steiken called his “worst game” as a playcaller and a dismal performance as the Eagles recorded just 10 points and 313 total yards of offense. They were also sacked six times, four of them in the first eight plays. Here’s what else Steichen had to say about a Sunday to forget.
Next: The Eagles will be targeting the #1 seed in the NFC with a victory over the New York Giants on Sunday at 4:25 pm (CBS3).
The 76ers played a long homestand, extending their 11-game home winning streak and allowing Georges Niang to spend an extended period in Philadelphia. At that time, Niang said he knew Sixers fans, people who grew up rooting for the team, people who hoped his team would win his NBA title, and that he had paid for his tickets for the 20-year season. It reminded me why I work hard for people and enjoy playing.
Niang explained all that and more in his latest Inquirer diary.
Next: The Sixers will host the Chicago Bulls Friday at 7 p.m. NBCSP in hopes of extending their 11-game home winning streak. Joel Embiid missed his second straight game with a sore left leg.
Hockey players and fashion aren’t two things we usually associate with each other. But that is changing.
Thanks in part to companies like State & Liberty, NHL players like Flyers’ James van Riemsdyk are starting to push the envelope when it comes to style and fashion choices. Giana Han and Olivia Reiner accompanied her JVR on a suit shopping trip earlier this season.
Flyers forward Kevin Hayes was named Thursday night to the NHL All-Star Game on Feb. 4 in Sunrise, Florida.
The Flyers beat the Arizona Coyotes, 6-2, on their fourth straight win.
Next: The Flyers will host the Toronto Maple Leafs (NBCSP) on Sunday at 7pm.
The U.S. Women’s National Team is back in action, just in time for U.S. Soccer to get some positive news.
The biggest scandal in years involving the federation, a USMNT coach, his wife and a former player isn’t going away anytime soon.
The most surprising development in that whole mess may be that despite all the recent controversy, Gregg Berhalter still wants the job.
Craig Kimbrel has been a closer since day one at Rookie Ball. He has finished 99 of his 126 games in the minor leagues and 80% of his 709 major league appearances since his debut in 2010. From Danville, Virginia to his stadium at Dodger, where he played from age 21 to age 34, his role has changed very little. His decision to sign with the Phillies was a little intriguing because manager Rob Thomson took a progressive approach in the bullpen, basing relief on matches against hitters rather than specific innings. So bullpen byhis matchup is Natural BornHow does he fit in with the closer?Kimbrel he’s known for 13 years Billy he Wagner after all his buddy is the Phillies thinks he could be a ninth inning pitcher.
Whether he’s a closer or not, Kimbrel believes he can help the Phillies regain control of him.
Building a bullpen in free agency is hard. David Murphy writes that the Phillies can hope Kimbrel brings back his old magic, but hopes it will be a bonus.
We asked you: What do you think will be the most memorable Philadelphia sports moment of 2022? Among your responses:
There have been many great moments over the course of the year, but the one that stands out the most to me was Bryce coming up to bat in the rain. It has said. “Give them something to remember” or close, hitting the home run that sent the Phillies to the World Series. — Everett S.
The most memorable Philadelphia Sports moment of 2022 was Bryce Harper’s two-run homer rocket in the bottom of the eighth in the Fightin’ Phils’ 4-3 victory over the San Diego Padres in Game 5 of the NLCS. Great! — Tom O.
Harper’s HR against the Padres! In my book, it’s a pretty easy choice. — Dave S.
Bryce Harper HR is a classic! — Frank Z.
We were definitely watching the Phillies in the World Series.To see the turnaround after firing [Joe] Girardi was amazing. It’s a crime that Rob Thomson wasn’t nominated for Manager of the Year after his service to the team. It would have been even better if they had defeated the unloved Astros. — Cassie T.
The Phillies’ rise from a bad start, overcoming injuries and succeeding is a good memory choice for me. . — Stephen L.
A great Phillies playoff run is arguably the best story of 2022. — James H.
Today’s newsletter is based on reports from Jeff McClain, Josh Tolentino, Keith Pompey, Gina Mizell, Scott Roeber, David Murphy, Olivia Reiner, Giana Hann, Gustav Elvin, Jonathan Tannenwald, Matt Breen, Matt Ryan and Melanie Heller. Edited to