Here is what you need to know in the Morning Sports Page:

Sixers

Andre Iguodala had 11 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists , Evan Turner returned from a quad injury and hit 8-of-17 shots for 20 points, 11 rebounds, two assists and two steals and Thaddeus Young scored a season-high 22 points in Wednesday's 108-104 OT loss to the Nuggets.

Up Next:  Friday vs Atlanta

Flyers

The Sports Bash caught up with Former Flyers goalie Michael Leighton, who will be competing in the AHL All-Star Classic in Atlantic City on Jan. 30.

Up Next:  Tonight vs New York Islanders

Phillies

Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. said Ty Wigginton will start at first base to open the 2012 season.  Ryan Howard has made steady progress from his ruptured Achilles tendon but probably won't be ready to come off the disabled list until late May.  After agreeing to a one-year, $15 million contract, Cole Hamels' agent John Boggs told Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com that he doesn't expect his client to sign a long-term contract similar to Jered Weaver's five-year, $85 million deal with the Angels.

Eagles

Could the Eagles cut-ties with DT Cullen Jenkins?  He is due a $5 million roster bonus on March 13 but the Eagles would take no salary cap hit if they cut ties with Jenkins because his original, five-year, $30 million deal included no signing bonus. Cutting Jenkins would save $7.75 million in cap space. The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel suggests that the Packers might have interest in bringing Jenkins back if that occurs. He finished the 2011 season with 40 tackles and 5.5 sacks.

NCAA Hoops

Temple 76, La Salle 70 Box ScoreRecap
Villanova 84, Seton Hall 76 Box ScoreRecap
George Mason 89, Delaware 63 Box ScoreRecap
Drexel 56, Hofstra 50 Box ScoreRecap
Xavier 68, Saint Joseph's 55 Box ScoreRecap

Local

The Nets cut ties with Linwood resident and Holy Spirit grad Dennis Horner, he will head back to the NBA's D-League.