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Batman Returns to the Eagles | Sports Daily Newsletter

With all the hype around a new addition to the Eagles and the tempting question of how much quarterback Jaylen Hurts could improve, in some ways he was likely the team’s most outstanding player last season. The person, Devonta Smith, was a little overlooked.

not anymore.

In a game that most of the Eagles did well, Smith topped them all with a career-best catch in Sunday’s 24-8 win over the Washington Commanders.

His laser-focused focus and mantra on every contested ball – “my ball or whose ball” – how many times he fought the Commander’s secondary and landed while hugging the ball. also became clear. Smith won the team’s Batman cape at the end of the first half.

— Andrea Canales, Inquirer Sports Staff, @phillysport,

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The Eagles made life miserable for old friend Carson Wentz, sacking him nine times, recovering one of his fumbles, and holding him without a touchdown pass. Meanwhile, Jalen Hurts passed for 340 yards and had three touchdowns. If this was a revenge match, it ended in a knockout, writes Marcus Hayes.

The defense hit Wentz 17 times, Jeff McClane wrote, and the quarterback saw a ghost in the secondary.

While the defense dominated Wentz and the Commanders, Smith set career-highs with eight catches and 169 receiving yards in a convincing win.

The Eagles are 3-0, beating their last two opponents by 17 and 16 points respectively, and everyone feels they could have won more.

Next: The Eagles will host Doug Pederson’s Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday at 1pm (CBS3).

The Phillies pause today before wrapping up the regular season with 10 games in nine days. They wrapped up their final homestand of the regular season on Sunday, splitting a four-game series against the Braves after he lost 8–7 in 11 innings. Their magic number is 8, which puts him 1.5 games ahead of the Brewers in the third wildcard spot.

Relief Brad Hand became the latest filly to land on injured reserve. Hand has tendonitis in his left elbow, the team said.

Next: After today’s break, the Phillies will begin a three-game series against the Cubs in Chicago at 7:40 p.m. NBCSP on Tuesday.

Mathis Thybulle probably knew Philadelphia fans weren’t happy with him at the end of last season. Why did his refusal to receive his first dose of vaccination affect his rhythm of play at the end of the season?

Thybulle looked unformed and uncomfortable for the rest of the playoffs. Granted, Joel Embiid’s injury probably had the biggest impact on the Sixers, but simply put, if Thybulle was there to help the Sixers against the Raptors, Embiid would probably be the one to take that damage. I wouldn’t have been on the floor.

Thybulle, who was at the center of numerous trade rumors that never materialized, is now on the road to redemption.

Fresh out of their first preseason game with a 2-1 win over the Boston Bruins, the Flyers hit the ice on Sunday for another scrimmage, more drills and, of course, more sprints. New coach John Tortorella promised a tough training camp and so far has delivered.

Defenseman Cam York shared his thoughts on getting through the grueling sprint:

Next: The Flyers will visit the Buffalo Sabers for an exhibition game on Tuesday.

There’s probably at least one Union fan who’s terrified of what awaits if the team continues a blazing season and finally lifts the MLS Cup. I imagine losing all the players who have overseas career dreams, such as Martinez.

But the reason the team gets those players in the first place is due to how well Union’s development system works at feeding the first team. Fans got a glimpse of it in action during Saturday’s exhibition win with solid Liga MX team Pachuca.

For US Men’s National Team fans, it even provided a glimpse into the potential future talent of both teams.

In 1976, the Phillies defeated the Montreal Expos to win the National League East title for the first time in franchise history. Pictured above, then-Phillies manager Danny Ozark wearing his hat as the Veterans Stadium scoreboard tests messages ahead of his series in the playoffs against the Cincinnati Reds in October 1976. shows where you are. The 1977 team won more than any other team in franchise history.He died on May 7, 2009 at the age of 85.

We have compiled today’s newsletter with reports from Josh Tolentino, EJ Smith, Jeff McLane, Alex Coffey, Jonathan Tannenwald, Mike Sielski, Marcus Hayes, Joey Piatt, Keith Pompey, and Giana Han.