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Philadelphia is getting 17 new soccer pitches. City officials say the $3.5 million project will bring local facilities in line with local enthusiasm for the sport.
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Pat Loeb
July 17, 2019 - 4:42 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia is getting 17 new soccer pitches, and city officials say the $3.5 million project will bring local facilities in line with local enthusiasm for the sport. 12-year-old Izel Perez plays for Palumbo Soccer Club in South Philadelphia, but he can't play at...
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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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Deirdre Kane
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Matt Leon
July 05, 2019 - 12:25 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Deirdre Kane was one of the top women's basketball coaches in the nation in Division II. She spent 27 years at West Chester University before retiring in 2014. Kane won 447 games during her time at West Chester — 489 games overall as a collegiate head coach. She was...
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Tyler Skaggs has died at age 27, Monday, July 1, 2019.
Chris O'Meara/AP Photo, File
July 01, 2019 - 7:40 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs died Monday at the age of 27, stunning Major League Baseball and leading to the postponement of the team's game against the Texas Rangers. Skaggs was with the team in Texas when he was found unresponsive in his hotel room, police said...
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The dance form known as breaking has been provisionally included in the 2024 Olympic Games.
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Hadas Kuznits
July 01, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The dance form known as breaking has been provisionally included in the 2024 Olympic Games. Mark Wong, co-director of Hip Hop Fundamentals in Philadelphia,a says having an Olympic audience on breaking would certainly reinvigorate this art form. "My first thought was...
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Marc Zumoff
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Matt Leon
June 28, 2019 - 1:04 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Marc Zumoff has spent the last quarter-century calling 76ers games first on PRISM, and now on NBC Sports Philadelphia. As one of the most popular media professionals in Philadelphia, Zumoff said he has been fascinated with broadcasting since his early days growing up...
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It wasn't easy, and at times there was doubt, but defending champion the US can look ahead to a mouthwatering quarterfinal clash against host France after a 2-1 win over a resolute Spain.
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June 24, 2019 - 6:44 pm
By Aimee Lewis, CNN (CNN) - - It wasn't easy, and at times there was doubt, but the defending champion United States can look ahead to a mouthwatering quarterfinal clash against host France after a 2-1 win over a resolute Spain. In the United States' toughest challenge at the Women's World Cup so...
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Footballer Neymar denies rape allegations.
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June 02, 2019 - 4:22 pm
By Duarte Mendonca, Laura Perez Maestro and Theresa Waldrop, CNN (CNN) -- Brazilian football star Neymar da Silva denied rape allegations Sunday, publishing texts and photos he said prove he was set up, and his representative claimed he was the victim of attempted extortion. "I'm being accused of...
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Borgata casino in Atlantic City
Wayne Parry/AP
May 22, 2019 - 1:11 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's Borgata casino is investing $12 million in a new sports betting and entertainment project. Casino officials tell The Associated Press it will open a sports bar and sports betting facility named Moneyline Bar & Book on June 29. The name is a reference...
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Runners take part in the 2019 London Marathon, over Tower Bridge in London, Sunday April 28, 2019.
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May 05, 2019 - 10:26 am
LONDON (AP) — A British nurse who ran the London Marathon in her uniform says she has been denied a Guinness World Records listing because she wasn't wearing a skirt. Jessica Anderson ran last week's marathon in a time of 3.08:22, half a minute faster than the existing marathon record for a woman...
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