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Transplant Games of America
Jim Melwert | KYW Newsradio
Jim Melwert
August 05, 2018 - 10:09 am
SALT LAKE CITY (KYW Newsradio) — Team Philly raked in more than two dozen medals in swimming at the 2018 Transplant Games. But for one group of spectators, just getting to Salt Lake City was half the fun. Back in 2006, Andrea Henninger didn’t make it to the Transplant Games to see her mother...
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President Donald Trump, right, stands beside 12th Congressional District Republican candidate Troy Balderson, left, during a rally, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018, in Lewis Center, Ohio.
AP Photo/John Minchillo
August 05, 2018 - 8:50 am
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump insulted NBA star LeBron James from afar but passed up an opportunity to criticize him on his own turf, sticking to Democrats, the news media and other familiar targets during a campaign rally Saturday night in James' home state of Ohio. When Trump...
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In this July 30, 2018 file photo LeBron James listens to a question at a news conference after the opening ceremony for the I Promise School in Akron, Ohio.
AP Photo/Phil Long, File
August 04, 2018 - 1:30 pm
By Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — Ahead of campaigning in Ohio on Saturday, President Donald Trump unleashed a withering attack on the state's favorite son, savaging LeBron James in a late-night tweet that derided the intelligence of one of the nation's most prominent...
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Team Philly athlete Bill Solloway
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Jim Melwert
August 04, 2018 - 9:42 am
SALT LAKE CITY (KYW Newsradio) — The competition heated up Saturday at the Transplant Games of America in Salt Lake City, with more swimming, basketball, and a 5K run. Team Philadelphia’s Bill Soloway, at his second Transplant Games, picked up a bronze medal in cycling on the first day of the...
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Eagles Training Camp
Ed Benkin | KYW Newsradio
Ed Benkin
August 03, 2018 - 7:39 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Jake Elliott knows all about pressure kicks after an impressive 2017 season. The one he hit in practice on Friday had a different type of meaning. As the ball went through the posts, the Eagles celebrated in a way which indicated something was on the line. Doug...
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Jim Melwert | KYW Newsradio
Jim Melwert
August 03, 2018 - 1:32 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (KYW Newsradio) — Competition got underway Friday in Salt Lake City for the 2018 Transplant Games of America, celebrating organ donation and raising awareness of the need for donors. The first action is in the pool with the 200-meter individual medley and the 500-meter freestyle...
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Ohio State University found itself mired in another scandal when the school placed its revered head football coach Urban Meyer on paid leave this week after a longtime assistant coach was fired amid spousal abuse allegations.
Adam Lacy/AP via CNN
August 03, 2018 - 8:51 am
By Darran Simon, CNN (CNN) -- Ohio State University found itself mired in another scandal when the school placed its revered head football coach Urban Meyer on paid leave this week after a longtime assistant coach was fired amid spousal abuse allegations. The school is investigating what Meyer knew...
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Philadelphia Phillies' Maikel Franco (7) is congratulated at home plate after hitting a walk-off three-run home run against the Miami Marlins in a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, in Philadelphia.
AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson
August 03, 2018 - 6:29 am
By Rob Maadi, AP Sports Writer PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Maikel Franco launched a towering drive, watched the ball clear the left-field wall and flipped his bat high in the air backward before his jubilant trot around the bases. Franco's three-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth lifted the...
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Urban Meyer
AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File
August 02, 2018 - 8:53 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State closed ranks around the rollout of its football season as the university investigates whether coach Urban Meyer failed to report domestic abuse allegations, a scandal hitting a school already accused of not facing up to sexual misconduct allegations against a sports...
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Shane Victorino
Mark Abrams | KYW Newsradio
Mark Abrams
August 02, 2018 - 5:17 pm
NICETOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Former all-star outfielder Shane Victorino — who will sign a one-day contract Friday and retire as a member of the Philadelphia Phillies — stopped in Nicetown Thursday to check out the Boys & Girls Club that still bears his name. A relaxed Victorino walked into...
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