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PHILADELPHIA >> This year, Howie Roseman didn’t say anything at the Eagles’ pre-draft availability about folks in the draft room high-fiving and being excited about the team’s first pick.

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VOORHEES, N.J. >> It’s the playoffs. Ron Hextall has either played in or spectated from a lofty executive box seat for countless games at this time of year. Whether it’s at ice level or from the arena stratosphere, his view of postseason tournaments hasn’t changed. So it’s always give …

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VOORHEES, N.J. >> It would have seemed to be a good idea at the time, Dave Hakstol shaking up his lines at practice Tuesday, assembling two new scoring trios for a bold attempt at leveling an Eastern Conference quarterfinal series with the Penguins when Game 4 commences Wednesday night…

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The Eagles cut newly acquired cornerback Daryl Worley, who, according to reports, was found passed out early Sunday morning in an automobile that blocked traffic near Broad and Pattison.

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PHILADELPHIA >> Before their series against the superiorly skilled Penguins, the Flyers had game-planned against doing exactly what they did Sunday. That would be giving the Penguins extra guys with which to utilize their scoring skills.

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Being the old-school point guard that he is, Jalen Brunson turned to a little-used method of communication to announce that he will forgo his senior season at Villanova to enter the 2018 NBA draft.

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The Big 5 announced its awards Wednesday, and it was pretty much a clean sweep on the men’s side for the national champion Villanova Wildcats.

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PITTSBURGH >> It’s the playoffs. Claude Giroux actually remembered what they’re like. So there he was on the afternoon of Game 1, recalling how to give pat answers to the same old questions.

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SAN ANTONIO >> Villanova coach Jay Wright and Michigan’s John Beilein go way back, more than 30 years, to when Wright was an assistant coach at the University of Rochester, a Division III school, and Beilein was the main man at Le Moyne, a Division II school in nearby Syracuse in the 1980s.