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Kevin Hayes
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June 19, 2019 - 3:58 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers have signed center Kevin Hayes to a $50 million, seven-year contract. Hayes becomes the Flyers' third-highest paid player with a deal worth $7.14 million per season and should step in as their new No. 2 center behind Sean Couturier. General manager Chuck...
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Gritty
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Rachel Kurland
May 15, 2019 - 10:52 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Coming off the high of winning an award, the next obvious appearance for any distinguished celeb would be a guest spot on "Saturday Night Live." On Monday, Gritty won a Webby Award for best sports-related social media. By Tuesday, Kenan Thompson invited him to be on...
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KYW Newsradio
Flashpoint
April 27, 2019 - 11:52 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — This week on Flashpoint: Host and KYW Community Affairs reporter Cherri Gregg asks the burning questions about the Kate Smith controversy. Last week, the Philadelphia Flyers announced they would no longer play the late singer's rendition of "God Bless America" after...
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Where the statue of the late singer Kate Smith once stood at the Sports Complex in South Philadelphia there is now an empty spot with three flowers.
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Paul Kurtz
April 23, 2019 - 3:51 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It's a controversy that's gone viral. And now Kate Smith's niece is adding to it by criticizing the Flyers organization for their quick decision to cut all ties to the late singer. Suzy Andron says she's glad the woman she called Aunt Katherine and her mother are no...
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Where the statue of the late singer Kate Smith once stood at the Sports Complex in South Philadelphia there is now an empty spot with three flowers.
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Ian Bush
April 22, 2019 - 5:36 pm
WILDWOOD, NJ (KYW Newsradio) -- Her statue was torn down at the sports complex. The Flyers won't play her rendition of 'God Bless America.' However, there is one public place you'll still be able to hear Kate Smith perform that song: on the boardwalk in Wildwood every morning. Mayor Ernie Troiano...
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The Flyers' decision to drop Kate Smith over offensive lyrics from the 1930s is continuing to incite controversy.
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Mike DeNardo
April 22, 2019 - 11:02 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Flyers' decision to drop Kate Smith over offensive lyrics from the 1930s is continuing to incite controversy. Lou Scheinfeld, vice president of the Flyers in 1969, was the first to play Smith's version of "God Bless America" at a game. He didn't believe it at...
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Where the statue of the late singer Kate Smith once stood at the Sports Complex in South Philadelphia there is now an empty spot with three flowers.
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Ian Bush
April 21, 2019 - 2:19 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Where the statue of the late singer Kate Smith once stood at the Sports Complex in South Philadelphia there is now an empty spot with three flowers. The Flyers have removed the statue of Smith outside the Wells Fargo Center days after the team pulled the plug on her...
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The Kate Smith statue near the Wells Fargo Center is covered, amid reports the Flyers have cut ties with her over racist song lyrics.
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Mike DeNardo
April 19, 2019 - 9:59 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Flyers fans have become accustomed to hearing the voice of Kate Smith singing "God Bless America" at big events and games for the Flyers. But that's not going to happen anymore. The Flyers are cutting ties to the singer over what they call offensive song lyrics from...
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Alain Vigneault decided that one year away from coaching was more than enough.
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Ed Benkin
April 18, 2019 - 6:54 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Alain Vigneault decided that one year away from coaching was more than enough. After a combined 15 seasons in Montreal, Vancouver and New York, Vigneault took a year off from coaching after being let go by the Rangers. He soon discovered a desire to get back behind...
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Carolina Hurricanes' Jordan Staal (11) celebrates his goal with teammates during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Philadelphia Flyers.
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April 07, 2019 - 8:32 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Carolina Hurricanes coach Rod Brind'Amour was pretty forgiving of his team's effort Saturday night against the Philadelphia Flyers. "Nobody's going to remember this game come tomorrow," Brind'Amour said. Game No. 82 for the Hurricanes had some playoff implications. But with a...
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