After finally ending their drought against Detroit, the 76ers journeyed to Atlanta to challenge the struggling Hawks. Philadelphia held the lead until sloppy play gave Atlanta the lead late in the 3rd. Brett Brown's crew could not keep up in the final minutes of the 4th quarter and the Sixers (16-58) lost, 103-95.
Phillies Top Rangers in Slugfest
An offensive outburst in the second inning spotted Cliff Lee a 6-0 lead, but it would be short-lived, as the left-hander struggled on the afternoon.
Following an inning that saw the Phillies draw three walks (out of character for the Phillies of years past) and was capped by a Jimmy Rollins grand slam, Lee found himself with a seemingly comfortable lead.
It would be anything but, as the Rangers scored four runs in the bottom half of the second and three more in the third to take a 7-6 lead. The Phillies would respond however, winning the high-scoring Opening Day affair 14-10 over the Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington.
Going into this game, I was hoping the Bruins would call off the dogs since they've already locked up the Atlantic Division. (Atlantic Division Champions = Boston Bruins, how weird does that sound?) Still, the Bruins brought it today, and that was probably a good thing. A game like this is exactly what the Flyers need to get them ready for the playoffs.
2013-2014 Regular Season Record: 21-9
Atlantic 10 Conference Record: 11-5
Graduating Seniors: Langston Galloway (17.7 ppg), Halil Kanacevic (10.8 ppg), Ronald Roberts (14.4 ppg), Daryus Quarles (2.4 ppg)
Returning Impact Players: Chris Wilson (9.1 ppg), DeAndre Bembry (12.1 ppg)
Random Phillies Predictions
With the season starting Monday, it is time to make some completely random (and probably terrible) predictions for the 2014 Phillies season. Here we go.
Sixers fans rejoice! The 76ers may have tied the longest single-season losing streak in American sports history with 26 defeats, but they would not set it at 27. In an impressive performance at home, the Sixers would get their first taste of victory since January 29th. Philly (16-57) dominated the Pistons (26-47), 123-98.
A shorthanded goal by the Impact in the 80th minute spoiled what would’ve been the second win of the season for the Union on a rain soaked day at PPL Park.
The Union got on the board in the 35th minute when Jack McInerney placed the ball around a defender to Vincent Nogueira in space. Nogueira would blast one past the keeper on the breakaway to give the Union a 1-0 lead with his first MLS goal.
Temple transfer Anthony Lee has announced he is heading to Ohio State. ESPN first reported the news.
The 6-foot-9 forward is coming off a season where he averaged 13.6 points and 8.6 rebounds for a Temple team that went just 9-22.
Lee will be able to play immediately thanks to the graduate transfer rule and is a great addition to a Buckeyes team that went 25-10, making a second (really first) round exit in the NCAA Tournament with a loss to Dayton.
Phillies Opening Day Roster Set
The Phillies have announced their Opening Day roster, which will include 12 pitchers and five men on the bench, with perhaps the only surprise being the inclusion of left-handed pitcher Mario Hollands.
The 25-year-old did have a solid spring however, compiling a 3.09 ERA with a 1.29 WHIP in 11.2 innings pitched.
Kyle Kendrick went five scoreless innings in his final tune up before the regular season. Kendrick allowed just three hits in the outing, but with the Phillies offense still nowhere to be found, they fell to the Pirates 3-0.
Chase Utley would double off the top of the fence in right field in the first, but would be stranded on base.
Domonic Brown gunned down Russell Martin at home in the top of the fourth to keep the game scoreless.
Just when I thought you couldn't possibly be any dumber, you go and do something like this... and totally redeem yourself!