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Philadelphia Sports Announcer Andy Musser Passes
 
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 01/25/12 4:40 am | updated: 01/25/12 4:40 am
 
Andy Musser "did play-by-play for every major sports team in Philadelphia except the NHL Flyers", says the Philadelphia Inquirer.

He worked Phillies baseball from 1976 to 2001, most of that time alongside the legendary Harry Kalas and Richie "Whitey" Ashburn.

Musser broadcast the NBA Philadelphia 76ers championship team that included Wilt Chamberlain.

Musser left the Phillies in 2001 and worked for Anchor Steam Beer – joking that he’d made a... Read More
 
 
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Soccer All Star Game to be Played in Philadelphia in 2012
 
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 01/24/12 8:02 am | updated: 01/24/12 8:02 am
 
Philadelphia will host the 2012 Major League Soccer All Star Game. Actually PPL Park in Chester, home to the Philadelphia Union, will be the site of the game.

The New York-based league said Tuesday that the 18,500-seat stadium will host the event July 25.

The game will be televised on ESPN 2 and ESPN International.

Three days of events are planned at the stadium. The actual game will feature a team of Major League Soccer stars versus an... Read More
 
 
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Cole Hamels and Wilson Valdez Sign 1-year Contracts With Phillies and Avoid Arbitration
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 01/17/12 9:19 am | updated: 01/17/12 9:19 am
 
Left-hander Cole Hamels and infielder Wilson Valdez have both agreed to one-year contracts with the Phillies General Manager Ruben Amaro Jr. announced the deals today. Both players were eligible for salary arbitration but avoided those proceedings by signing these deals.

Cole Hamels, 28, will earn $15 million next season. Last year he was 14-9 with a 2.79 ERA in 31 starts (32 games) for the Phillies. He was also selected to his second All-Star Game and finished 5th in the NL Cy... Read More
 
 
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Joe Paterno Agrees to First Interview Since Penn State Scandal
 
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 01/16/12 5:32 am | updated: 01/16/12 5:32 am
 
Joe Paterno had not spoken publicly about his role in the ongoing sexual abuse scandal that rocked Penn State University. Students rioted in November when Penn State fired Joe Paterno as the school's head football coach. Paterno-who is battling lung cancer-gave his first interview to the Washington Post.

Paterno was asked why, after receiving a report in 2002 that Sandusky had abused a boy in the shower of Penn State's Lasch Football Building, and forwarding it to his superiors,... Read More
 
 
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Phillies Give Kyle Kendrick a One Year Deal
 
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 01/13/12 9:50 am | updated: 01/13/12 9:50 am
 
The Phillies have agreed to a one-year, $3.585 million contract with Kyle Kendrick. With five weeks until pitchers and catchers report, the Phillies have secured Kendrick who has started, worked long relief and anything else the Phillies have asked of him.

In a career-high 34 games last season, including 15 starts, the 27-year-old Kendrick went 8-6 with a career-best 3.22 ERA.

Three other Phillies remain eligible for arbitration: Cole Hamels, Hunter Pence and... Read More
 
 
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Ryan Madson Signs With Cincinnati Reds for $8.5 Million
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 01/11/12 5:40 am | updated: 01/11/12 5:40 am
 
Ryan Madson will be wearing red next year but it will be for the Cincinnati Reds, not the Philadelphia Phillies. Madson reached an oral agreement for a 1-year contract worth $8.5 million to pitch as their closer next year. He will be replacing Fransico Cordero whose $12 million option was declined, in favor of a $1 million buy out.

Ryan Madson stepped into the closer role for the Phillies in 2011 after Brad Lidge was plagued by injuries. He was 4-2 with a 2.47 ERA, and saved 32... Read More

 
 
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Philadelphia May Become Home for NFL Concussion Suit
 
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 01/10/12 10:57 am | updated: 01/10/12 10:57 am
 
Philadelphia is likely to become the focal point of the NFL - player suit over concussion injuries. A group of former players has filed lawsuits against the NFL alleging that the league is partly responsible for their concussion-related brain injuries. According to the Wall Street Journal, the NFL will present a motion to have all of these lawsuits consolidated and to have the case heard by a U.S. District Court judge in... Read More
 
 
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Philadelphia 76ers Get to Come Home for Awhile
 
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 01/06/12 10:40 am | updated: 01/06/12 10:40 am
 
The 76ers started this abbreviated season away from home. And after five games, a 3 and 2 record and 11 days on the road, they'll be playing hoops close to home for awhile.

After the Friday night home opener against the Detroit Pistons, the 76ers won't have to venture far from the Wells Fargo Center for more than two weeks.

The Sixers play four straight games at home as well as eight of the next 10 and 18 of the next 22 games in Philadelphia. Included in the... Read More
 
 
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Andy Reid Will Return as Eagles Head Coach in 2012
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 01/03/12 11:53 am | updated: 01/03/12 11:53 am
 
Eagles Chairman/CEO Jeffrey Lurie announced during today's press conference that head coach Andy Reid will return for his 14th season in 2012. After high expectations at the beginning of the season, the Eagles started off slow, but finished well to end the season 8-8. Reid has only had 1 losing season as head coach after his first year in 1999, and has had an overall record of 126-81-1.

"I want to see our team coached by Andy Reid and I can’t wait to see that team play," Lurie... Read More
 
 
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Winter Classic Penn State Hockey
 
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 12/29/11 7:47 am | updated: 12/29/11 7:47 am
 
Hockey's Winter Classic is January 2nd between the Flyers and New York Rangers. One of the other many outdoor hockey games on tap for Citizens Bank Park next week will be a college battle between 14-2 Penn State and 7-3 Neumann University on January 4th.

Neumann is one of the top squads in Division III while Penn State is transitioning up to the Division I level from club status in the ACHA. Nittany Lions head coach Guy Gadowsky says that transition is going quite well.Read More
 
 
 
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