The Athletic’s Jayson Stark is reporting the Philadelphia Phillies have been targeting starting pitching ahead of Tuesday’s MLB trade deadline. Specifically, the Phillies are looking for a playoff-caliber starter.
The Phillies currently have a one-game lead over the St. Louis Cardinals for the final NL Wild Card spot. And Red October is in sight for the first time in over a decade.
So, while the Phillies are “in” on a starter, they’re also reportedly not willing to include any top prospects.
The NBA is investigating the Philadelphia 76ers for tampering according to the intrepid Adrian Wojnarowski. The investigation centers around James Harden’s rejection of his player option for 2022-23. Harden recently re-signed with the Sixers on a team friendly two-year, $68.5 million deal.
The Harden deal allowed the Sixers to sign PJ Tucker, Danuel House, De’Anthony Melton, and Trevelin Queen. This has made the NBA upset.
One of the Northeast’s preeminent mixed martial arts promotions, Art of War (AOW) has announced the return of their popular AOW All-Star Weekend in February 2023. A venue for the event will be announced in the coming days according to AOW promoter Mike Bickings.
AOW All-Star Weekend2022 was a massive success for the promotion. The two-night event sold out back-to-back nights at Live! Casino and Resort in South Philadelphia, PA.
All-Star Weekend2023 will once again feature two-nights of fights.
The Philadelphia Flyers announced the re-signing of restricted free agent Owen Tippett. The two-year deal is worth an average annual value (AAV) of $1.5 million.Tippett was acquired by the Flyers on March 19 from Florida as part of the Claude Giroux trade.
The 23-year old recorded seven points (4G, 3A), averaged just over 15-minutes of ice time a game in 21-games with the Orange and Black.
The Philadelphia Flyers have officially added Rocky Thompson as an assistant coach according to the organ-I-zations press release. The move was first reported on July 14 by SportsNet Canada’s Elliotte Friedman. Thompson and assistant coach Brad Shaw will join John Tortorella behind the bench.
The 44-year old Thompson comes to the Flyers with seven-years of professional (AHL, NHL) coaching experience with the Oilers organization and the Chicago Wolves. Thompson spent the 2020-21 season as an assistant with the San Jose Sharks. He did not coach in 2021-22 due to NHL’s COVID-19 protocols.
During his time with San Jose, Thompson was reportedly involved in an altercation with divisive star Evander Kane.
As first reported months ago by Crossing Broad, SportsRadio 94 WIP has tabbed the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Mike Sielski and Jody McDonald to partner with Glen Macnow on the weekends. Sielski will join Macnow on Saturday’s and McDonald will take the Sunday shift.
Here’s the annoucement by Macnow on Thurday morning’s WIP Morning Show: