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Sports

A hustle win

April 2, 2024

To get their first win of the season, the Philadelphia Phillies went back to their Little League days. ABOVE PHOTO: BY WEBSTER RIDDICK By Chris Murray For the Philadelphia Sunday Sun If you want to understand why coaches from Little League to the major leagues harp on hustling on the basepaths on every ground ball…

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Rajah Caruth makes the leap from computer racer to NASCAR national series winner

March 9, 2024

By Jenna Fryerassociated press ABOVE PHOTO: Rajah Caruth (24) during qualifying for a NASCAR truck series auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Friday, Feb. 17, 2023, in Daytona Beach, Fla. The 21-year-old student at Winston-Salem State has cracked into NASCAR’s national-level series racing and on Friday, March 1, 2024, won the Truck Series race at…

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Book review of ‘The Tigerbelles, Olympic legends from Tennessee State’

February 10, 2024

By Constance Garcia-BarrioMost bookies would have looked askance at the prospects of Black women athletes in the South in the 1950s. “The Tigerbelles, Olympic Legends from Tennessee State,” by Aime Alley Card (Lyons Press, 2024), tells the story of how the steadfast collegians of TSU chewed up the odds and became some of the world’s…

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Poor coaching led to the Eagles’ dramatic fall from grace in 2023

January 21, 2024

The inability to make adjustments paired with a defense that couldn’t stop anyone led to the collapse of the defending NFC Champs. By Chris MurrayFor the Philadelphia Sunday SUN ABOVE PHOTO: Coach Nick Sirianni Photo: Webster Riddick After the Philadelphia Eagles’ ignominious exit from the NFC Wildcard playoffs at the hands of the Tampa Bay…

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Birds in desperate search for answers

January 6, 2024

As the Philadelphia Eagles approach the playoffs, they’re still trying to find themselves. By Chris Murray For the Philadelphia Sunday SUN ABOVE PHOTO: The 2023 Christmas day game between the Eagles and Giants. Through the first 11 weeks of the 2023 season, all the struggles the Philadelphia Eagles have had in losing four of their…

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Cardinals run all over Birds in a stunning upset

January 6, 2024

The Philadelphia Eagles played down to the level of their competition…and lost. By Chris Murray For the Philadelphia Sunday SUN ABOVE PHOTO: The Cardinals’ Michael Wilson makes a touchdown conversions against the Eagles. Photo: Webster Riddick At this point of the season, Philadelphia Eagles fans are hoping that their team can find their groove during…

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Cleaning things up

December 29, 2023

The Philadelphia Eagles may be 11-4 and still have a shot at a first-round bye, but even they recognize that they have been more lucky than good. By Chris MurrayFor the Philadelphia Sunday SUN ABOVE PHOTO: Fans express Christmas dreams. Photo: Webster Riddick For the first time in four weeks, the Philadelphia Eagles (11-4) will…

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Snake Eyes

December 5, 2023

On Sunday, the Philadelphia Eagles found out that you have to be lucky AND good to stay on top. By Chris Murray For the Philadelphia Sunday SUN At some point, you had to know that all the Philadelphia Eagles’ shortcomings that put them behind in the last four games were going to put them at…

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