1. Philadelphia Eagles: DeSean Jackson Mulling a Holdout?

    DeSean Jackson may be mulling a holdout. Speaking to reporters outside the Novacare Complex Tuesday, Michael Vick spoke on Jackson's absence and alluded to a conversation he had with Jackson yesterday...

    Matt Hammond Written by Matt Hammond about 3 years ago 565 reads 13 comments

  2. Philadelphia Phillies: How Much Longer Can Chase Utley Beat Injury?

    For eight years in Philadelphia, Chase Utley 's value has been everything he's not. Uncertainty. Unreliable. Unproductive. In other words, a question mark. Those personas never cracked the picture with Utley...

    Matt Hammond Written by Matt Hammond about 3 years ago 1,048 reads 10 comments

  3. Philadelphia Phillies: Amaro Needs Strategy for Hamels, Madson and Rollins First

    There's something about Julys that fiddle with priorities. The chatter reads of Carlos Beltran, Hunter Pence and a Heath Bell-Ryan Ludwick double down being the foci here. It's not...

    Matt Hammond Written by Matt Hammond about 3 years ago 888 reads 16 comments

  4. NFLPA Pressures Site into Abandoning Goal to Be Medium for Union Recertification

    A web site that had independently contacted NFL players as recently as Friday with hopes to serve as the medium for the NFLPA's recertification has abandoned that agenda, after discouragement from key union officials...

    Matt Hammond Written by Matt Hammond about 3 years ago 68 reads 0 comments

  5. NFL Lockout: Rogue Web Site Contacting, Urging Players to Recertify NFLPA

    A web site has contacted and urged NFL players to recertify as a union, according to NFL union representative George Atallah...

    Matt Hammond Written by Matt Hammond about 3 years ago 145 reads 0 comments

  6. NFL Lockout: Fans Need to Keep Out of Fight That Isn't Theirs

    Quit your bitching. This isn't about fans. Not unless they're an owner, like the 31 (and Al Davis , I guess) who ratified the owners' latest proposal last night ...

    Matt Hammond Written by Matt Hammond about 3 years ago 342 reads 20 comments

  7. NFL Lockout: Collective Bargaining Agreement, Football in Jeopardy

    Keep dreaming. Hope you don't have to for much longer. But for now, you can't wake. This isn't over. Despite the news, a 31-0 ratification of a 10-year collective bargaining agreement by NFL owners, the lockout isn't lifted...

    Matt Hammond Written by Matt Hammond about 3 years ago 381 reads 0 comments

  8. Wildest 11 Moments in Philadelphia Sports History

    If there's one thing Philadelphians know, it's wild. If everyone in the city is related, zaniness is the family business. It's going harder at tailgates than a granite Robert Downey, Jr...

    Matt Hammond Written by Matt Hammond about 3 years ago 3,371 reads 11 comments

  9. Top 5 Reasons Mike Shanahan Absolutely Needs to Trade Albert Haynesworth

    He's got to go. I know it. You know it. Mike Shanahan surely knows it. Hell, Albert Haynesworth would even concede it...

    Matt Hammond Written by Matt Hammond about 3 years ago 1,471 reads 11 comments

  10. NFL Trade Speculation 2011: Kevin Kolb Deal Won't Be Awful, but Will Disappoint

    Tighten those eyes, people. And curb the celebration. The Kevin Kolb deal won't be what you wanted. Any transaction shuttling Kolb out of town would more-than-break even, shoving the $1...

    Matt Hammond Written by Matt Hammond about 3 years ago 1,034 reads 28 comments

  11. Women's World Cup 2011: Japanese Win Final, Write the More American Story

    The premise was bigger than James Cameron could handle, and the undercurrent too strong for Martin Scorsese...

    Matt Hammond Written by Matt Hammond about 3 years ago 3,475 reads 41 comments

  12. Minnesota Twins Announce Michael Cuddyer Won't Be Traded

    Michael Cuddyer will not leave the Minnesota Twins before the end of the season via trade, according to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune ...

    Matt Hammond Written by Matt Hammond about 3 years ago 343 reads 0 comments

  13. NFL Free Agency 2011: Philadelphia Eagles Should Sign, Groom, Trade Vince Young

    Pretty sure you don't need a fancy-pants business degree to grasp the most fundamental of trading principles. Buy low. Sell high. Milk profits and feed the people. In other words: as soon as he hits the market, acquire Vince Young...

    Matt Hammond Written by Matt Hammond about 3 years ago 1,254 reads 29 comments

  14. Philadelphia Phillies: Minor Grades Show Minimal Improvement, Empty Cupboard

    The good news first: What's actually growing in the Phillies farm system is rich and healthy and improving. According to Keith Law 's midseason Minor League Top 50 , RHP Jarred Cosart and Jonathan Singleton have developed since May...

    Matt Hammond Written by Matt Hammond about 3 years ago 1,630 reads 7 comments

  15. Philadelphia Phillies: Ibanez and Mayberry Win 7-2 at Mets, Earn Fan Approval

    Raul Ibanez and John Mayberry want to win. Against the Mets . Over your affections. Whatever odds are stacked, wherever criticism falls. And in last night's 7-2 win in New York, they were more than game for challenges, however lowly or lofty...

    Matt Hammond Written by Matt Hammond about 3 years ago 321 reads 4 comments

  16. Philadelphia Eagles: Brandon Graham Underwent Microfracture Surgery This Winter

    Brandon Graham underwent microfracture surgery on the same right knee that suffered a torn ACL and ended his 2010 season, multiple sources confirmed to PhillySportsDaily.com's Tim McManus ...

    Matt Hammond Written by Matt Hammond about 3 years ago 396 reads 2 comments

  17. Dallas Cowboys: Jerry Jones Stays in NYC, Works Overtime to Iron out Labor Deal

    Jerry Jones has apparently rolled up his sleeves higher and harder than his NFL owner colleagues, according to ESPN Insider Chris Mortensen. Well, actually @mortreport , the writer's Twitter persona...

    Matt Hammond Written by Matt Hammond about 3 years ago 389 reads 3 comments

  18. NFL Free Agency 2011: Release of Salary Cap Figure Scores One for Tampa Bay

    In their first decision of the season, Tampa Bay pierced the red zone. It's not a conventional game—more a game within the game, or the end game of collective bargaining that set a salary cap figure at $120 million...

    Matt Hammond Written by Matt Hammond about 3 years ago 1,612 reads 1 comments

  19. Dallas Cowboys: CBA's $120 Milllion Salary Cap Will Hamper Offseason Spending

    Dallas could be in trouble—a heaping, $136 million mound of it. Yesterday's latest (and likely last) bout of negotiations fixed the 2011 salary cap at $120 million, according ...

    Matt Hammond Written by Matt Hammond about 3 years ago 2,469 reads 5 comments

  20. Bias in Baseball: Study Shows MLB Umpires Discriminate in Calling Strikes, Balls

    Major League Baseball umpires exhibited racial/ethnic bias in calling strikes between 2004-08, which translated to wage discrimination against Hispanic pitchers, according to a study published in the American Economic Review last month...

    Matt Hammond Written by Matt Hammond about 3 years ago 1,478 reads 0 comments

  21. MLB Trade Speculation: Phillies Could Find Value in Heath Bell's Persona, Arm

    After just 10.2 seconds, 100 yards, a comical slide and a few divots of Chase Field, and I was sold. The Phillies need Heath Bell. The guy is a complete clown, a point proven with his zany All-Star Weekend antics...

    Matt Hammond Written by Matt Hammond about 3 years ago 1,916 reads 14 comments

  22. Women's World Cup 2011: Team USA Poised to Reshape Women's Sports Landscape

    Barometer of success No. 1: This is bigger than Team USA. That's the premise of international competition. Fans are eager for entertainment, if not a peg to hang their nationalism on...

    Matt Hammond Written by Matt Hammond about 3 years ago 515 reads 0 comments

  23. Women's World Cup 2011: Team USA Making Way into Future, Not Making Up for 2007

    A few hundred miles south of Germany's capitol, pioneering is very much a pastime. Even today, hundreds of years past modern history's exploratory era. Even in Dresden, host of the 2011 Women's World Cup , known neither as exhibition or expedition...

    Matt Hammond Written by Matt Hammond about 3 years ago 527 reads 0 comments

  24. MLB All Star Game 2011: Prince Fielder's Derby Selection of Rickie Weeks Analogy

    Envision your fondest co-worker. Corner office guy, like yourself, who's wittier and better at his job than anyone gives him credit for, especially your boss. He's a year older, but a complete newbie on the job...

    Matt Hammond Written by Matt Hammond about 3 years ago 490 reads 1 comments

  25. NFL Predictions: 18 Players Likely to Retire During, After 2011 Season

    Pretty American, looking toward the end of something ( NFL careers) before it (NFL season) starts. But what else are we to do in this lull of sport-less-ness? That's why I'm throwing ...

    Matt Hammond Written by Matt Hammond about 3 years ago 1,347 reads 0 comments