Late February is typically when the sports world takes a breath for a few weeks. Not at Edge Of Philly, we have a lot to cover in a short amount of time so let’s get to this :
It was great news for Tua Tagovaiola as teams reported he had clean reports upon their examinations. Some saying his former dislocated hip looked “great”. It appears he will be cleared for football activity sooner than expected. Tonight should be an exciting night as the talk is John Ross’s record time in the 40-yard dash could be in jeopardy. The name that keeps coming up is Henry Ruggs the speedy wide receiver from Alabama. Devin Duvernay a wide receiver from Texas is another that could push Ross’s time to be knocked from the record books as well as Jalen Rigor from TCU.
The Bench Press record is held by Eastern Kentucky’s Justin Ernest who threw up the 225 pounds 51 times in a record that has stood for over 20 years. I think that record is safe.
Things went from bad to worse for the hometown Sixers. Joel Embid left in the first quarter with a shoulder injury and did not return. He will have an MRI today to determine the extent of the injury. The Sixers got no help from their $180MM man Tobias Harris who continues to shrink when the lights shine bright. I don’t think its a stretch to say this may go down as one of the worst signings in the history of the Sixers. That may seem dramatic but I have thought this since they announced the signing. With $120MM of the expected $147MM cap number already committed to a third of the team next year, the Sixers have huge problems. Both now and next year. On the court, the Sixers got smoked by the lowly Cavs 108-94. They have run their road record to 9-21 what a disaster.
The Sixers were helped by Minnesota who got by Miami 129-126. Deangelo Russell had 27 for the Timberwolves.
In Houston, the Rockets stayed red hot by blowing out the Grizzles 140-112. James Harden & Russel Westbrook combined for 63 points. The Rockets have turned into a legitimate contender in the West.
The Flyers will play a rare home game tomorrow night against the Rangers at the Center. Every game is crucial at this point for them. And they seem like the local team with the most hope.
The Penguins lost a big game against the Kings late last night keeping a one-point differential between them and the Flyers.
Kind of a lite night in the NC2A but not much has changed as being in the top 10 typically means you are destined to be upset. Maryland took exception to that in a thrilling win against Minnesota. #12 Villanova and #16 Penn State did survive to play for another day.
Week 4 is upon us and the Schedule with ranking is below:
- (5) Los Angeles at (8) New York. LA -7 40.5
- (6) Seattle at( 2) St Louis. Stl -12 38.5
- (1) Houston at ( 4) Dallas Hou -1 50.8
- (3 )DC at (7) Tampa TB -1.5 43.5
Henry Cejudo will defend his 135-pound title against Jose Also in San Paulo later this spring.
Maria Sharapova has announced her retirement after 19 years with extreme highs and lows.
The Edge team continues to give out winners as Maryland came all the way back to beat Minnesota at the buzzer.
Tomorrow we have another game identified check back on our twitter feed after 10 am Enjoy your sports Thursday!