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March to Maddyness | Sports activities Day by day E-newsletter


Mar 17, 2023

The listing of data, at Villanova and within the Massive East, males’s or ladies’s, that Maddy Siegrist holds is prolonged. The senior’s trophy case is full, too.

However earlier than all of the accolades and the highlight of main a top-10 crew into the NCAA Match, who was she?

The Inquirer’s Meghann Morhardt traveled to Siegrist’s hometown of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., to search out out. She talked to household, former coaches, and academics to inform the story about how a CYO hooper who cherished the sport grew into the perfect participant in Villanova ladies’s basketball historical past.

— Maria McIlwain, Inquirer Sports activities Employees, @phillysport, sports activities.day by day@inquirer.com.

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Darius Slay has a brand new deal price as much as $42 million.. … Learn moreJose F. Moreno / Employees Photographer

Darius Slay by no means actually left, however he’s now staying with the Eagles after agreeing to a two-year contract extension. Whereas at one level he was anticipated to be launched, he’s again on a brand new deal new deal price as much as $42 million with $23 million assured, a supply advised Jeff McLane.

The Eagles weren’t completed on the place and agreed to phrases with free-agent cornerback Grasping Williams, who performed in a reserve function for the Cleveland Browns, a supply advised EJ Smith. Subsequent up, the query is: Can the Eagles retain security C.J. Gardner-Johnson?

Working again Rashaad Penny spoke of the recent begin he’ll get with the Eagles after some injury-plagued seasons. Was his signing a great transfer? It’s definitely a low-risk transfer that might repay. At no cost-agent signings of that nature, historical past exhibits they may end up in massive issues for the Eagles.

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The Inquirer is debuting a brand new podcast, Uncovering the Birds, with Eagles beat author Jeff McLane. The primary episode drops March 24; test again in for extra info and to enroll!

Joel Embiid and the Sixers are closing in on a pair NBA data.. … Learn moreYong Kim / Employees Photographer

Led by Joel Embiid and James Harden, it ought to come as no shock that the 76ers are chasing historical past on the free-throw line — and utilizing it as a weapon. With their stars on the forefront of their assault from 15 ft, the Sixers entered Thursday main the NBA in free-throw proportion (83.6%) — nicely inside placing distance of the 2020-21 Los Angeles Clippers’ NBA file of 83.9% — and makes from the foul line (21.3 per sport).

Subsequent: The Sixers’ subsequent sport is towards the Charlotte Hornets on Friday, one of many few sub-.500 opponents on their March schedule (7 p.m., NBCSP).

The Mets misplaced their $100 million nearer Edwin Diaz to a fluke harm within the World Baseball Traditional.. … Learn moreDavid Santiago / MCT

Think about how the Mets should really feel after dropping All-Star nearer Edwin Díaz to a knee harm that he suffered whereas celebrating Puerto Rico’s win over the Dominican Republic within the World Baseball Traditional on Wednesday. This isn’t only a participant we’re speaking about. It is a $100 million funding. At that degree of cash, even a minor degree of danger can really feel insupportable with the WBC. If it doesn’t make sense for the gamers or the groups to play October baseball in March, then why even attempt to make it occur? However right here’s the purpose that us cynics ought to think about. The purpose of the WBC isn’t to enchantment to these of us within Main League Baseball’s orbit. The purpose is to develop that orbit and broaden the fan base in order that it sometime contains people who presently are outdoors of it. It doesn’t matter if it doesn’t really feel severe to you, as David Murphy writes, that’s not who it’s meant for.

Garrett Stubbs is the Phillies backup catcher and clubhouse DJ extraordinaire. Now, after his expertise within the WBC, he can add one other moniker: Israel sports activities sensation.

With depth turning into a problem amongst their starters, the Phillies have turned to reliever Matt Strahm to pitch a number of innings. And he’s OK with that.

Subsequent: The Phillies play split-squad video games towards the Blue Jays on Friday. Their 1:05 p.m. sport in Clearwater, Fla., will likely be televised on NBC Sports activities Philadelphia+.

Ronnie Attard’s first reminiscences taking part in hockey are hating it as a result of his ft had been chilly.. … Learn moreCourtesy of the Attard household

When Ronnie Attard was a child, he hated hockey as a result of his ft “had been at all times chilly.”

He quickly grew to adore it, and, regardless of being a late bloomer, ultimately was drafted by the Flyers in 2019. This season, his first full skilled one, he has taken the most recent step in his improvement.

Giana Han dove into the rise of one of many Flyers group’s prime defensive prospects, as Attard continues to knock on the door of an NHL recall.

The Flyers face a troublesome resolution on Attard on a number of of their different prime prospects over the ultimate few weeks of the season. Is it higher to get a have a look at them within the NHL or for them to expertise a playoff run with the Phantoms?

Subsequent: The Flyers host the Buffalo Sabres on Friday evening (7 p.m., NBCSP).

Union midfielder Jack McGlynn (proper) defends Alianza FC’s William Canales (left) throughout a Concacaf Champions League soccer sport in El Salvador.. … Learn moreConcacaf.com

It’s 405 miles from Philly to Montreal, and it’s 2,005 miles from the town to San Salvador, the capital of El Salvador. Although the Union simply performed and eradicated Alianza FC in Concacaf Champions League motion, a minimum of Tuesday’s sport was within the pleasant confines of Subaru Park in Chester. Now the crew is again on the MLS grind and taking up CF Montreal, which ran a detailed second to the Union within the Jap Convention standings all final season.

Union followers, wherever they’re positioned, can observe their crew like by no means earlier than on the Apple streaming MLS Season Move service.

Subsequent: The Union tackle Montréal on Saturday (7:30 p.m., Apple TV, MLS Season Move).

Price a glance

Mother’s want: Neumann Goretti’s Sultan Adewale is grieving the lack of his mother, however he is aware of she’d need him to proceed striving to play basketball within the U.S.

Leaving the nest: A fourth Temple males’s basketball participant is coming into the switch portal.

What you’re saying about who you’re rooting for:

We requested you: With no Metropolis 6 males’s groups within the Massive Dance, who’re you rooting for? Amongst your responses:

I dwell in Prescott Arizona now so I’ll root for the U of Arizona Wildcats though I’m not an enormous fan of any of the groups. Though I’ve lived the final 45 years right here within the West first in L.A. and Orange County and now northern Arizona I’ve by no means forgotten my Philly groups and by no means rooted for the groups the place I lived. I feel the one crew I ever actually rooted for was the Cal State Fullerton baseball program the place my oldest daughter went to highschool. Yearly no matter the place i lived I rooted for the Phillies, Eagles, Sixers, and Flyers and received to see all of them at varied places in L.A. Orange County, San Diego, and Phoenix each time potential. For faculty sports activities I’ve been a die arduous Penn State soccer fan for the reason that days of Lenny Moore. I received to see the Nittany Lions play in L.A. a minimum of 4 occasions, twice on the Coliseum towards the Trojans after which twice in Rose Bowl video games in Pasadena. Throughout school basketball season I used to be at all times rooting for our Massive 5 groups and really a lot loved the nice success that Jay Wright’s Villanova Wildcats delivered to Philadelphia followers.

All the time a Philly sports activities man regardless of the place I lived. — Everett S.

We compiled at this time’s e-newsletter utilizing reporting from Meghann Morhardt, EJ Smith, Jeff McLane, Josh Tolentino, Ed Barkowitz, Gina Mizell, David Murphy, Scott Lauber, Giana Han, Jonathan Tannenwald, Isabella DiAmore, and Cayden Steele.