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Bye, Bye, Bye!

November 5, 2019

As the Philadelphia Eagles go into their bye week, Sunday’s win against the Chicago Bears gives them something to build on as an extended home stand commences.  By Chris Murray  For the Chris Murray Report After starting toughest stretch of their season with a pair of blowout losses on the road, the Philadelphia Eagles will enter the team’s bye-week with a 5-4 record and a…

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NCAA board approves athlete compensation for image, likeness

November 1, 2019

By Ralph D. Russo ASSOCIATED PRESS The NCAA took a major step Tuesday toward allowing college athletes to cash in on their fame, voting to permit them to “benefit from the use of their name, image and likeness.” The nation’s largest governing body for college sports and its member schools now must figure out how…

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The Fast And The Furious

October 24, 2019

Thanks to a new docu-series produced by Will Smith, Philadelphia’s Urban Youth Racing School will get its moment in the sun. By Chris Murray For The Chris Murray Report and the Philadelphia Sunday Sun When they first formed the Urban Youth Racing School in 1998, Anthony and Michelle Martin had the goal of not only…

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Simone Biles sets all-time medal record at gymnastics worlds

October 18, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Simone Biles of the United States, center and gold medal, and Jade Carey of the United States, left, and silver medal, and Elissa Downie of Great Britain, right and bronze medal, show their medals during the ward ceremony for the vault exercise in the women’s apparatus finals at the Gymnastics World Championships in…

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The Easy Part

October 11, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Jordan Howard scores a touchdown. (Photos: Webster Riddick) The relatively easy game the Philadelphia Eagles played against the New York Jets may be the only break the team gets for a while. By Chris Murray  For the Chris Murray Report and the Philadelphia Sunday SUN  With the most difficult part of their schedule…

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NFL suspends Raiders’ Vontaze Burfict for rest of season

October 4, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Vontaze Burfict By Josh Dubow ASSOCIATED PRESS Oakland Raiders linebacker Vontaze Burfict was suspended Monday for the rest of the season for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Indianapolis Colts tight end Jack Doyle, the most severe punishment in NFL history for an on-field infraction. Burfict will miss the final 12 games of the season…

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Eagles too banged-up to fly past Packers

September 27, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Eagles QB Carson Wentz is sacked by opposing Lions last Thursday. (Photo: Webster Riddick) By Barry Wilner associated press A team considered a strong Super Bowl contender will be at Lambeau Field on Thursday night. It’s not — at least right now — the visiting Eagles. Philadelphia was among the early favorites in…

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D’oh!

September 23, 2019

The Philadelphia Eagles go into Thursday’s game with the Green Bay Packers with a 1-2 record because of boneheaded mistakes. By Chris Murray For the Philadelphia Sunday Sun For the third straight week, the Philadelphia Eagles found themselves trailing at the end of the first half and trying to figure out a way to erase…

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In cryptic tweet, Antonio Brown appears to retire from NFL?

September 22, 2019

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Antonio Brown says he is finished with the NFL. In a Twitter rant on the morning his most recent team was getting ready to play without him, the former New England Patriots receiver says, “Will not be playing in the NFL anymore.” He went on to take shots at other people…

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Jones scores late TD, leads Falcons past Eagles 24-20

September 20, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz (86) is stopped for a first down by Atlanta Falcons free safety Isaiah Oliver (26) Atlanta Falcons strong safety Keanu Neal (22) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, in Atlanta. The Atlanta Falcons won 24-20. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) By Paul…

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