What happened to George Niang on Monday night?
This season for the 76ers was bleak as they stumbled to a 4-6 start, but that all changed when Niang started hitting three pointers against the Phoenix Suns. Niang made 7 of 10 threes as the Sixers posted a 100-88 victory against one of the best teams in the Western Conference.
Amid the Sixers’ rocky start, sports talk radio and some disgruntled fans are calling for Doc Rivers to step down. But firing Doc? Let’s not take this away early in the game, writes Keith Pompey.
Next: The Sixers take the court again Thursday at 7:30 p.m., as they travel to Atlanta to play the Hawks (NBCSP+).
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You know it was a good time to choose Only Three great decisions, because there are so many, and it’s hard to find three terrible decisions because there are so few. But that’s usually the case when a team reaches Game 6 of the World Series, even if it’s the Phillies. Marcus Hayes breaks down what’s right and what’s wrong in 2022.
Zach Eflin will enter the free agent market after opting out of his joint option with the Phillies, who picked up a $16 million pick on Aaron Nola.
The Phillies also declined a $17 million club option on second baseman Jean Segura. Segura will become a free agent after receiving a $1 million buyout.
Among the most impressive stats from this 8-0 Eagles start: a plus-15 turnover margin, which leads the league by an impressive margin. There are three teams in second place on plus-six.
The Flyers will have a different look Tuesday as the team debuts its new Reverse Retro jersey. The mostly white and black jerseys are the ode to the Stanley Cup teams of the 1970s. For warmth, the players sported the famous Cooperalls worn for two seasons in the 80s.
Next: The Flyers return home Tuesday to play the St. Louis Blues at the Wells Fargo Center (7 p.m., NBCSP).
After the devastating loss in the MLS Cup final, there are major questions facing the union next season. The team’s overall performance has attracted interest from clubs abroad, with new contracts for some players pending official announcements.
Inquisitive soccer reporter Jonathan Tannenwald looks at the biggest questions facing the league in the offseason.
The win continued for the team as the Union knew their fate in the CONCACAF Champions League playoffs.
Sixteenth-ranked Villanova opened the season with an 81-68 win over La Salle in Kyle Neptune’s first game as coach of the Wildcats. Caleb Daniels led the Wildcats with 24 points and 10 rebounds. Josh Nickelberry scored 22 points for Fran Dunphy’s Explorers.
Damien Dunn led all scorers with 29 points, but Temple lost to Wagner 76-73 in overtime.
Iona beat Penn, 78-50. Jordan Dingle led the Quakers with 16 points.
The Temple women fell to Princeton, 67-49, in Diane Richardson’s first game as coach.
Sophomore Jordan Longano hopes to play a big role for Villanova this season.
Penn State transfer Maddie Burke is expected to be an impact player for the Villanova women.
St. Joseph’s University women have started the season with a win, coming off the back of a super high school game.
Which 76ers coach has won the most games? First correct response to [email protected] will be submitted in the newsletter.
A) Billy Cunningham
b) Alex Hannum
c) Larry Brown
d) Brett Brown
We asked you: Did this weekend’s championship loss in Philadelphia hurt you more as a sports fan, and why? Among your answers:
I cried when the Phillies won the pennant! Then they lost to cheaters, I cried! Nothing sad. They brought us more joy and the ten year wait was worth it! Rob Thomson has to be manager of the year, he was brilliant! The boys fought and fought and we are very proud! We love our National League Champions! – Jill L.
For me it was Union because they were the better team of the year, as their goal difference showed and they were champions with two minutes to go. The Phillies made an impressive run in the postseason, but the Astros always had an edge because of their deep rotation. – Joel G.
In fact, the Phillies have been around for about 130-plus years. Half my life and part because of a stupid move by a manager who should have known better. Since none of the analytics staff had played more than computer games, they convinced him to pick up a shooting rookie pitcher and bring in some relief that hadn’t been good lately. A sad way to disappear. – Bill M.
For me, losing the Union Cup is more unfortunate than the season they’ve had. Undefeated at home, one of the best defenses in MLS, it’s sad to go down to the shootout. Great season by both teams! The wish is at least one over in the title! – David H.
I saw the Phillies win the 1980 and 2008 World Series and I can tell you this one is going to be just as great. What if it hurts the most. One example is the elimination of Zack Wheeler in Game 6. It was a mistake that cost them the game and the World Series. Also hurting is the fact that the Astros won, a team that has been described as perpetual cheaters. But deep down, I’m proud of the Phillies and know they have the ability to do it again. Defy all odds to be there alone. 2023 awaits, go Phils! – Cathy T.
Our Phillies took us on an unexpected journey of joy and hope. Winning the pennant was stellar, so everything behind it was gravy. Our boys of summer have much to be proud of. They played with passion and made our city proud. The union’s loss was a real heartbreaker. The title and winner were so close you could taste the best cheesesteak ever. Always hate to lose on penalties, that’s annoying. In reflection, this was one of our best failures ever with so much talent and opportunity. It fills the hearts of these fans with pride and gratitude. – Dorothy L.
The Union – scored in the last few minutes with a red card and then a free kick – they have been good all season. – Mark R.
I’d have to say I definitely prefer the Phillies. The Astros’ Apollo Creed was Rocky Balboa; The last team in the NL to make the playoffs is the top team in the AL. Wow, great story. It was both frustrating and encouraging. Every Felix fan and every member of the team should keep their heads up. This team was exceptional in the playoffs and proved itself to be the second best team in all of professional baseball. Just wait to see what they do next year. – John N.
We put together today’s newsletter using reports from Jonathan Tannewald, Scott Lauber, Aaron Tully, Alex Coffey, Marcus Hayes, Keith Pompey, Gianna Hahn, EJ Smith, Jeff Nyburg, Melanie Heller, Meghann Morhardt and Cayden Steele.