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2:34 AM / Sunday June 7, 2020

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So Close…And Yet So Far…

November 19, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Eagles Nelson Agholor drops a pass in fourth quarter. (Photo: Webster Riddick) The Philadelphia Eagles had the New England Patriots right where they wanted them on Sunday. But a lackluster offense kept them from closing the deal. By Chris Murray  You would think that a lackluster performance by Tom Brady and the New…

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Philadelphia Eagles Rodney McLeod hosts Bowloween cancer research fundraiser

November 15, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Rodney McLeod and wife Erika McLeod and fans  (Photos courtesy of Afea Tucker) By Afea Tucker Eagles’ Safety Rodney McLeod recently hosted his 3rd annual Bowloween Bash at the Lucky Strike in Philadelphia.  The yearly pre-Halloween bowling party event benefits the American Association of Cancer Research.  Giving back to the community and raising…

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Colin Kaepernick plans to audition for NFL teams on Saturday

November 13, 2019

Colin Kaepernick plans to audition for NFL teams on Saturday in a private workout arranged by the league to be held in Atlanta. The exiled former Pro Bowl quarterback posted on Twitter: “I’m just getting word from my representatives that the NFL league office reached out to them about a workout in Atlanta on Saturday….

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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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