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  • Eagles' Lurie to speak at owner's meetings

    Eagles' Lurie to speak at owner's meetings
    Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie will talk and take questions this afternoon at the NFL owners meetings in Phoenix. Look for coverage in print and on-line editions of The Morning Call. … Although his mother, Weissport native Betty Mullen Brey, died earlier that day, Notre Dame coach Mike Brey never considered not coaching his team in Saturday's NCAA tournament game against Butler because, he said, that's what his mother would have wanted him to do. … Before Betty Mullen was Mike's mom, she was an Olympic and world record swimmer whose career was chronicled by Paul Reinhard in a December, 1999, story in the Morning Call. … Services have been set for Eagles Hall of Famer Chuck Bednarik, who died last week. … Speed-up rules are coming to the upper minor leagues this season, including Coca-Cola Park. … Penn State coach James Franklin is grateful to have his staff back intact for his second season with the Nittany Lions. … Mo'ne Davis, the victim of a brutally offensive tweet about Disney's plans to make a movie about her Little League fame, says the Bloomsburg University baseball player who has been suspended for sending the message should be given a second chance and reinstated. … A few local basketball coaches talk with Keith Groller about how District 11 teams can narrow the gap with the power teams form Philadelphia in District 12. … Even Burian looks at a golden season in Allentown basketball when Allentown and Central Catholic won state high school basketball championships while Muhlenberg went to the NIT. … Thanks to data compiled by a Coplay company the shift has changed the way baseball teams set their defenses, but power hitters such as the Phillies Ryan Howard remain unwilling to change their batting approach to beat it. … Coming Friday: a live chat with Phillies beat writer Stephen Gross from Clearwater before Aaron Nola faces major league hitters for the first time. … By acknowledging his sexual assaults and accepting plea deals, former NFL all-pro Darren Sharper is avoiding stiffer penalties and much harsher conditioins during his jail time. … The 76ers continue their western road trip in Sacramento tonight.
  • Phillies' Ryan Howard refuses to adjust approach at the plate to combat shifts

    Phillies' Ryan Howard refuses to adjust approach at the plate to combat shifts
    CLEARWATER, Fla. — Ryan Howard has heard the suggestions from commentators and fans who say he should drop down bunts or poke the ball into left field a few times to defeat the shift. The long ball made him one of baseball's top players, a...

    Ryan Howard, Darin Ruf homer for Phillies in 6-3 win over Braves

    Ryan Howard, Darin Ruf homer for Phillies in 6-3 win over Braves
    KISSIMMEE, Fla.— Ryan Howard hit his third homer of the spring and Darin Ruf added three hits and a homer to lead the Phillies to a 6-3 win over the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday. Phillies pitching prospect Severino Gonzalez, 22, a longshot...

    Coplay company helps major league teams set defensive alignment

    Coplay company helps major league teams set defensive alignment
    Twentysomethings sit in rows inside a two-story, red brick building in the small town of Coplay. Using a keyboard and a pair of screens, the video scouts each note 700,000 pitches and 130,000 batted balls in the major leagues each year, night after...

    The Big Shift: Infields spin in response to data explosion

    Twentysomethings sit in rows inside a two-story, red brick building in an Allentown suburb that Norman Rockwell could have painted. Using a keyboard and a pair of screens each, the video scouts note every one of the 700,000 pitches and 130,000 batted...