The Morning Sports Page
Make it six...Lavy gets 100...Madson will wear red...an Eagles front office man on the move and all the college hoops, Phillies news and more in today's 973espn.com Morning Sports Page.
Make it Six: The Sixers won their sixth straight game with Elton Brand finally breaking out on with a season-high 21 points to go along with 10 rebounds and three blocks on 10-of-14 shooting in a 112-85 blowout win over the Kings. Evan Turner had 16 points, 10 rebounds, eight assists and a steal on 6-of-12 shooting. The Sixers are right back in action in New York tonight against the Knicks. This will be the third of back-to-back-to-back games and the third of five games in six days. Spencer Hawes (back) will be a game-time decision for the game.
Lavy Gets no. 100: Sergei Bobrovsky made 35 stops and Brayden Schenn recorded his second goal of the year in the Flyers 2-1 win against Carolina on Tuesday night to give Peter Laviolette his 100th victory since becoming Flyers coach. The Flyers are now 18-3-3 against the Hurricanes since the start of the 2006-07 season, including 10-1-1 in Carolina. Next up, the Flyers are on Long Island to take on the Islanders.
Eagle to Fly the Coup: ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Colts plan to hire Eagles director of player personnel Ryan Grigson as their next GM. Grigson, 39 was the runner-up to Howie Roseman for the Eagles GM job in 2010 and is a Indiana native.
Madson in Red: Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com reports that Ryan Madson's has signed a one-year deal with the Reds worth $8.5 million guaranteed. Madson, 31, has a 2.89 ERA over the last five seasons and saved 32 gaves in 34 chances for the Phillies last season.
More Phillies: Phillies assistant general manager Scott Proefrock said Tuesday that the club is hopeful Ryan Howard (Achilles surgery) will return to the lineup sometime in May. Also, that the club is focused on a one-year contract for the arbitration-eligible Cole Hamels and that Joe Blanton (elbow) will be assured of a rotation spot this season if he's healthy. Finally, the Phillies released OF-1B John Bowker.
City Six, College Hoops: LaSalle is now 13-4 after a 68-57 win over Penn last night. The Explorers , haven't dropped a contest since a 70-66 loss at Delaware on Dec. 19.
College Hoops Tonight: The number one team in the national visits Philadelphia when the Syracuse Orange take on struggling Villanova. The Wildcats are just 8-8 and 1-3 in Big East play and are led by Maalik Wayns who averages 17.4 points and 4.8 assists per game.