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In this July 28, 2018, file photo, London Spitfire fan Rick Ybarra, of Plainfield, Ind., reacts after London won the second game against the Philadelphia Fusion during the Overwatch League Grand Finals competition at Barclays Center in New York.
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July 16, 2019 - 10:07 am
By Jake Seiner, AP Sports Writer Each Overwatch League franchise will host two to five homestand weekends in 2020 as the esports league launches an unprecedented home-and-away schedule spanning three continents. The esports league on Tuesday revealed plans for each of its 20 teams to host homestand...
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TORONTO, ON - MAY 07: Ben Simmons #25 of the Philadelphia 76ers shoots the ball during warm up, prior to Game Five of the second round of the 2019 NBA Playoffs against the Toronto Raptors at Scotiabank Arena on May 7, 2019 in Toronto, Canada.
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July 15, 2019 - 2:06 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers and star guard Ben Simmons have agreed to a $170 million, five-year contract extension, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press. The max deal is the latest big commitment by a team expected to make a serious push at its first NBA...
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Philadelphia Phillies' Maikel Franco follows through after hitting the game-winning home run off Washington Nationals relief pitcher Matt Grace during the ninth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, July 14, 2019, in Philadelphia. Philadelphia won 4-3.
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July 14, 2019 - 8:04 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Maikel Franco got exactly the pitch he wanted, and he didn't miss it. Franco homered with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Philadelphia Phillies a 4-3 win over the Washington Nationals on Sunday. Franco drove the first pitch he saw from Matt Grace (0-2), a...
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Philadelphia Phillies' Aaron Nola pitches during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Saturday, July 13, 2019, in Philadelphia.
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July 14, 2019 - 10:42 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Juan Soto walked up to the plate expecting to see a splitter and he hammered the first one he saw. Soto hit a go-ahead two-run homer off closer Hector Neris with two outs in the ninth and the Washington Nationals rallied for a 4-3 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday...
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Winner Romania's Simona Halep and second placed United States' Serena Williams, right, pose with their trophies after the women's singles final match on day twelve of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Saturday, July 13, 2019.
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July 13, 2019 - 11:03 am
By Howard Fendrich AP Tennis Writer WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Clutching her trophy 20 minutes after becoming Wimbledon's champion, Simona Halep checked out the board inside Centre Court that lists tournament winners. Below all of the mentions of Serena Williams, her opponent in Saturday's final,...
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Bryce Harper, David Robertson and Jake Arrieta
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Dave Uram
July 12, 2019 - 9:10 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — There's no reason to beat around a bush: This Phillies season has been disappointing. A 47-and-43 record at the All-Star break isn't what most people expected. It leaves the Phils in third place in the National League East, heading to Game 91 — half a game back of the...
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Paul Holmgren
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July 12, 2019 - 7:04 am
By Andrew Porter PHILADELPHIA ( WIP Sportsradio ) — Flyers President Paul Holmgren has elected to step aside and relinquish his role. He will now serve as a senior adviser to Comcast Spectacor chairman and CEO Dave Scott. Flyers general manager Chuck Fletcher will take on a new title as president...
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Umpire
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July 11, 2019 - 3:52 pm
YORK, Pa. (AP) — "Robot umpires" have arrived. The independent Atlantic League became the first American professional baseball league to let a computer call balls and strikes Wednesday night at its All-Star Game. Plate umpire Brian deBrauwere wore an earpiece connected to an iPhone in his pocket...
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Craig Berube
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Paul Kurtz
July 11, 2019 - 11:50 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Wearing a St. Louis Blues hat and windbreaker, Craig Berube's head swiveled around as he watched his campers glide back and forth on the ice. Although a ways away from Missouri, the former Flyers head coach still lives in Bucks County — and still leads his annual...
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The Starfinder Foundation, out of Manayunk, is excited about the success of the World Cup champs and hopes to get a boost.
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Tim Jimenez
July 10, 2019 - 7:47 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — As the World Cup-winning U.S. women's soccer team celebrates with a parade in New York City, a Manayunk-based youth soccer organization hopes Philadelphia girls will benefit from the team's success. Right before the World Cup started, the U.S. Soccer Foundation...
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