PHILADELPHIA >> The Eagles held back in their first public comments about Darryl Worley, the cornerback they released Sunday.
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.
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 …
VOORHEES, N.J. >> Ignoring the obvious, the Flyers have chosen to believe they can turn it all around and knock the Pittsburgh Penguins out of the playoffs.
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…
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.
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.
PITTSBURGH >> How much does Michal Neuvirth rate with the Flyers right now? The guy didn’t even get a stall in the visitors locker room at PPG Paints Arena for this playoff series. Not that there’s anything surprising about that.
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.
PHILADELPHIA >> It ended in the 12th inning, the 18th player used by the Phillies scoring on a sacrifice fly given up by the 20th player put on the field by the Cincinnati Reds.
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.
PHILADELPHIA >> The team that gave the Flyers fits in the last several days of the season increased their workload yet again Sunday night.
PHILADELPHIA >> Jake Arrieta has a history of slow starts, delayed all the more this year by his prolonged free agency courtship that finally landed him in a mid-spring-training marriage with the needy Phillies.
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.
SAN ANTONIO >> Villanova has faced its share of talented big men this season. Seton Hall’s Angel Delgado and Georgetown’s Jessie Govan immediately spring to mind.
SAN ANTONIO >> Most of Michigan’s players did not get to see much of the 3-point shooting display that Villanova put on its 95-79 romp over Kansas in the national semifinals Saturday night at the Alamodome.
PHILADELPHIA >> It was a play that could have crushed any ordinary team, but maybe the Flyers have become so accustomed to last-minute melodrama against the Boston Bruins that this time, it was easier to withstand.