The Phillies have placed veteran left-hander Cliff Lee on the 60-day disabled list following a second failed attempt at rehabbing from a torn common flexor tendon in his left elbow.
The club announced the move Monday, stating that the 36-year-old pitcher and organization came to a mutual decision to attempt rehab, despite doctors recommending surgery.
Life on the bubble just became a bit more strenuous for the Temple Owls.
With a chance to likely lock up an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament on Saturday afternoon against #20 SMU, Temple would be unable to rise to the occasion.
After taking a two-point lead to the locker room at the half, the Owls would go ice cold in the second half, falling 69-56 to the Mustangs.
While a win would’ve likely been the final touch on Temple’s solid resume, the loss puts the Owls’ tournament hopes on life support and in the hands of the NCAA Selection Committee.
Coming off a tough loss in overtime to the Bulls on Wednesday, the 76ers looked to bounce back against the Kings in Philly Friday night. It would be a match-up between former Kentucky Wildcat big men in Nerlens Noel and DeMarcus Cousins.
It would take a serious talking to by Brett Brown at half time, but the Sixers would snap back from a terrible 2nd quarter and take over the second half. Philadelphia picked up their 15th victory on the year, beating Sacramento 114-107.
Survive and advance.
That’s the motto of many college basketball teams this time of year. Temple is no different.
The Owls entered the XL Center in Hartford on Friday firmly situated on the NCAA Tournament bubble and in need of a win over Memphis to likely keep their tournament hopes alive.
After more than 39 minutes of play, Temple would find itself knotted at 71-71 with the Tigers and the pressure continuing to build.
A scramble would ensue under the Temple basket with 39 seconds remaining, as Will Cummings came away with the ball and fed it to Obi Enechionyia for the basket and the foul. Enechionyia would sink the free throw to give the Owls a 74-71 lead, and Temple would hang on down the stretch for an 80-75 win over Memphis to advance to the semifinals of the AAC Tournament.
“Just a great win for us,” said Temple Coach Fran Dunphy. “Any time you can advance in your conference tournament, we’re delighted to do it. I thought we made some good plays down the stretch. I thought our defense was decent and yet we gave up a couple of easy baskets that we probably can’t do. But, we survived. And we survived and move on tomorrow and play a very good SMU team.”
This time last year, Phil Martelli and his Saint Joseph’s Hawks were making a run through the Atlantic 10 Tournament that would culminate in the Hawks senior-heavy squad cutting down the nets at the Barclays Center.
With a much less experienced roster this year, the Hawks went through quite a bit of growing pains throughout the season.
Saint Joseph’s 2014-2015 season would culminate in disappointing fashion - a 60-49 loss to St. Bonaventure in the second round of the A-10 Tournament - but with just one senior starter on this year’s squad, Martelli’s team could look much stronger with another year of experience under their belts come November.
After the trade of LeSean McCoy, many fans were left wondering who would try and replicate his efforts in the backfield in the 2015 season. The answer to that question came to us in the last 24 hours. The Eagles already have Darren Sproles and Chris Polk, but still needed to add another back or two in order to keep the rushing attack as one of their strengths.
To say that this offseason has been jarring for Eagles fans would be a gross understatement. Gone are almost all of the lineup mainstays, replaced by a group of players with sizable question marks. In the wake of Coach Chip Kelly's free agent 'Shock & Awe' campaign, I just wanted to see if I could offer a rationalization and a glass-half-full look at all of these transactions.
First, just for sake of my hypothetical, I'm assuming that everyone we've picked up so far is healthy. I don't think that's an insane assumption either. For a team that's embraced sports science and conditioning the way the Eagles have, I think this is probably something the Birds' medical staff took a long look at. So let's begin ...
Temple guard Will Cummings has been named to the 2014-2015 American Athletic Conference All-Conference First Team.
The senior guard, who has been pivotal to Temple’s success this season, has averaged 14.1 points, 4.3 assists and 2.1 steals per game, while also making 77.9 percent of his free throws.
In addition to Cummings, forward Jaylen Bond was named was named to the AAC Honorable Mention list.
Saint Joseph’s guard/forward DeAndre’ Bembry has been named to the 2014-2015 Atlantic 10 All-Conference First Team.
Bembry led the conference in scoring in both overall games (17.9 ppg) and in conference games (19.1 ppg).
The star sophomore, who was named A-10 Co-Rookie of the Year last season, also led the Hawks in rebounds (7.8), assists (3.6) and steals (1.9) per game.
Just when I thought you couldn't possibly be any dumber, you go and do something like this... and totally redeem yourself!