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Phillies Ryan Howard Retirement Ceremony

July 19, 2019

Last weekend former Phillies MVP and 2008 World Series Champion Ryan Howard retired, finishing a 13-year career as the greatest first baseman in Phillies history.  Howard was presented with a portrait by former general manager Ed Wade and club executive Bill Gales. Fans were treated to Ryan Howard bobblehead dolls celebrating their champ. (Photos by…

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Back Down Memory Lane

July 19, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Ryan Howard  (Photo: shutterstock) During Ryan Howard Retirement Day at Citizens Bank Park, Phillies fans got the chance to revisit the glory days with ‘The Big Piece.’ By Chris Murray For the Chris Murray Report and the Philadelphia Sunday SUN As someone who covered the Philadelphia Phillies during their postseason runs that included…

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Gauff loses at Wimbledon, while Williams wins again

July 11, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: United States’ Cori “Coco” Gauff is dejected after losing to Romania’s Simona Halep in a women’s singles match against on day seven of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Monday, July 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)  By Chris Lehourites ASSOCIATED PRESS WIMBLEDON, England  — Coco Gauff’s unexpected but remarkable run at Wimbledon is over….

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Black Women in Sport Foundation (BWSF) Co-founder Tina Sloan Green to delivers motivational charge to the EYEKONZ Lacrosse Nine

July 11, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: BWSF Co-Founder Tina Sloan Green and other community and political leaders show their support of The Eyekonz Lacrosse League Team during the citation issuance ceremony held in their honor at Mander Recreation Center.  Pictured with the Eyekonz players are  Paulette Branson, Netter Center director of UACS sports; Lacrosse Hall of Famer Tina Sloan…

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Venus Williams ousted by Coco Gauff, 15, at Wimbledon

July 9, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: United States’ Cori “Coco” Gauff reacts after beating United States’s Venus Williams in a Women’s singles match during day one of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Monday, July 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland) Associated Press WIMBLEDON, England— Coco Gauff grew up admiring the Williams sisters. Picked up a tennis racket as a little…

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Follow The Bouncing (Basket) Ball…

July 8, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Boston Celtics’ Al Horford, top, fouls Philadelphia 76ers’ Justin Anderson (1) while battling for a rebound during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)  For the Philadelphia 76ers, the Free Agent signing period was either a very good thing… or a very bad thing….

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On His Own Terms

June 28, 2019

Bernard Hopkins made it to the Atlantic City Boxing Hall Of Fame by making sure he was the only person making decisions for his career.  By Chris Murray  For the Philadelphia Sunday SUN  ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – During the speech he made to accept his induction into the Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame last…

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IAAF claims Olympic champion Semenya is ‘biologically male’

June 21, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Caster Semenya (RSA) during women’s 800m in the Rio 2016 Olympics Games. (Photo: Shutterstock) By Gerald Imray associated press The governing body of track argued in court that Olympic champion Caster Semenya is “biologically male” and that is the reason she should reduce her natural testosterone to be allowed to compete in female…

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It’s the greatest: Ali’s training camp opens to the public

June 14, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Muhammad Ali (Photo: AP) By Michael Rubinkam associated press DEER LAKE, Pa.— The rustic Pennsylvania training camp where Muhammad Ali prepared for some of his most famous fights has undergone an elaborate restoration, opening to the public Saturday as a shrine to the heavyweight icon’s life and career. The famed Deer Lake camp…

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Six suspects, including gunman, arrested in Ortiz shooting

June 14, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: David Ortiz, shown with his wife Tiffany at the 2011 Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year award presentation. Ortiz’s wife said that he is able to sit up and take some steps as he recuperates in the intensive care unit at Massachusetts General Hospital. (Photo: Shutterstock) By Michael Weissenstein and Martín Jose Adames…

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