While the Sixers were busy catching everyone off guard Thursday night, the Phillies were in Los Angeles to begin a four-game series with the Dodgers.
The Phillies were coming off a comeback win against the Padres in 13 innings the night before, while the Dodgers entered Thursday night on a five-game win streak. Behind a clutch single from Yasiel Puig, the Dodgers beat the Phillies 6-4.
Former Phillie Darren Daulton, the catcher for the '93 team that won the National League Pennant, will be undergoing surgery next week, after a trip to the doctor's revealed that he has two brain tumors.
The 2013 NBA Draft is less than 24 hours away and it is crunch time for teams around the league. The Sixers possess the 11th pick in the draft and are hoping to draft a prospect with long term advantages.
The Philadelphia 76ers are hoping to retool after a disappointing 2012-2013 campaign. With only a few players returning next the season, the Sixers are hoping to use there cap space to acquire big names and improve their team.
The Flyers wasted no time using their second compliance buyout.
Goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov, who has been one of the Flyers' more interesting characters over the past two years, has been informed by the organization that his nine-year, $51 million contract will be bought out.
It took some time, but I'm finally back to updating 215 Sports again! I have some help this time too! My friend, Mike Patterson, will now be helping me write for the blog. Content should be added more regularly now with Mike in the mix.
In addition, adding Mike also allows 215 Sports to expand. A new page called 215 Basketball will open up on the blog soon. Mike will do the best job he possibly can to keep you up to date with the 76ers on the new page.
Phillies coverage will resume tonight with the opener of a four-game series against the Milwaukee Brewers. Flyers coverage will start up again after the Stanley Cup Finals end and Sixers coverage will follow the same route, starting after the NBA Finals.
Now we jut need to find an Eagles and a Union writer and we're set! If you're interested, e-mail me.
Once again, I apologize for the halt in coverage. I'm very sorry that I had to stop posting for a while and I cannot thank you enough for your patience.
Go Flyers! Go Phillies! And now, go Sixers! - Nick Tricome