ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting the Sixers and Ben Simmons have reached a settlement agreement regarding Simmons’s salary grievance.
Simmons filed a grievance after the Sixers withheld nearly $20 million from the embattled former superstar. Simmons never played a game for the team during the 2021-22 season and was shipped to Brooklyn as part of the James Harden trade.
As Woj points out, the Sixers maintain Simmons violated his contract thus the docking of his pay.
Philadelphia Phillies designated hitter Bryce Harper took to Instagram to update fans on his status. Needless to say, Phillies fans will be fired up over the update.
Harper taking outdoor batting practice is the first step in his eventual return to the lineup. If all goes well, Harper will progress to “high velocity” hitting in the indoor cage, and then a minor league rehabilitation assignment. The target date for his return is “September-ish” according to NBC Sports Philadelphia’s Jim Salisbury.
Big news for the kids. The Philadelphia Phillies are reportedly promoting starting pitchers Mick Abel and Andrew Painter to Double-A Reading. Abel and Painter are the top two rated prospects in the Phillies system according to MLB Pipeline, MLB’s in-house prospect analysis system.
The Philadelphia Eagles kickoff the 2022-23 campaign on Friday night with a preseason game against the New York Jets. Head coach Nick Sirianni discussed how he will use the starters during Friday’s game.
A B1G (pun intended) shoe is set to drop in the college sports media world. According to multiplereports, the Big Ten conference is poised to strike a media rights deal with Fox Sports, CBS, and NBC. The deal would end the conference’s 40-plus-year relationship with ESPN.
The deal is expected to be worth $1 BILLION annually.
The Philadelphia Flyers and the Reading Royals have announced and extension of their partnership. Reading, the Flyers ECHL affiliate, has signed an affiliation agreement through the 2023-24 season with an option for a third.
Reading has been the Flyers primary ECHL affiliate since 2014-2015 season.
The PhiladelphiaFlyers and forward ZackMacEwen agreed to a contract on Tuesday according to the organ-I-zation. The contract is a one-year deal with an average annual value (AAV) of $925,000. per the official release.
MacEwen had originally filed for salary arbitration.