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June 2, 2010
Playoff block parties are scheduled for 4 p.m. today and Friday outside of the AT&T Pavilion on the 11th Street side of the Wachovia Center in advance of the Stanley Cup finals games. Doors to the arena will open at 6 p.m. Game time is 8 o'clock for both nights.
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September 23, 2001 | By Mike Jensen INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Virginia Tech linebacker Brian Welch was walking into Rutgers Stadium when he saw John Ballein, the Hokies' football operations director, carrying an American flag. When Welch asked about it, Ballein told him someone carrying the flag was going to lead the team onto the field. "You want to do it?" Ballein asked. It's hard to imagine a more moving candidate. Welch's father, Kenneth, a member of the Army, was 33 in 1984 when he was killed during a terrorist bombing of the U.S. Embassy annex in Beirut, Lebanon.
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September 2, 1994 | by Bernard Fernandez, Daily News Sports Writer
Like any number of NFL teams heading into the season with new personnel and new personalities, the three pregame shows that will do battle Sunday afternoons have done a fair amount of roster-juggling. All those different faces in different places might be a tad unsettling to channel-surfers who, at least initially, won't be able to tell the announcers without a scorecard. NBC's altered "NFL Live," which normally airs from 12:30 to 1 p.m. but is expanding to an hour with a noon start time for the season's opening weekend, finds CBS expatriate Greg Gumbel now the host in place of Jim Lampley.
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April 22, 2011 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
Ninety minutes before Thursday night's NBA playoff game, the anticipation inside the Wells Fargo Center was at the level of a Phillies-Marlins game in July, a midweek race at Delaware Park, a Wawa opening. The Sixers tried. They really did. The main concourse was teeming with artificial pregame festivities. Face-painters, scantily clad 76ers dance-team members, balloon-twisters, scantily clad 76ers dance-team members, a DJ whose high-decibel music likely damaged more ears than the great corn-leaf blight of '86, photographers, employees handing out free T-shirts, and placards.
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December 22, 2010 | by Frank Seravalli
Born: Jan. 12, 1988 Offseason residence: Ottawa, Ontario Hometown: Hearst, Ontario Favorite food: Grilled cheese and shepherd's pie Least favorite food: Tomatoes First car: 1997 purple Toyota Corolla Best-dressed teammate: Ville Leino Worst-dressed teammate: James van Riemsdyk Game-day routine: Breakfast, pregame skate, pregame meal with pasta and chicken, sleep 3 hours, wake up, drive to rink, eat a grilled cheese....
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January 26, 1998 | The Philadelphia Inquirer / TOM GRALISH
Justin Troccoli, 15, controls the basketball on the court with Roy Pomarico, 14 (from left), Mark Donato, 16, and Rick Grosso, also 16, in South Philadelphia. While others were inside watching pregame Super Bowl coverage yesterday, they were playing on the V-shaped playground at Porter Street, 12th Street and Moyamensing Avenue. Their group of 12- to 16-year-olds calls itself "1-P-1," after an earlier generation that played at 11th and Porter.
SPORTS
September 21, 2011
THE EAGLES will honor a great player from their past at each home game this season, allowing the player to serve as honorary captain. For Sunday's home opener against the Giants, the inaugural honor goes to linebacker Seth Joyner, a three-time Pro Bowler (twice with the Eagles, in 1991 and 1993). The captain will be involved in both pregame and halftime activities, with highlights from his playing days on the giant screens. Joyner will raise the Eagles flag during the pregame ceremony (approximately, 12:45)
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November 3, 2011
La Salle men's basketball games will be broadcast on WNTP (990-AM) or WFIL (560-AM) under a multiyear partnership with Salem Communications Corp., the school announced yesterday. Most games will air on WNTP, with a select number of weekend dates moved to WFIL. All men's games and home women's games will be streamed online at GoExplorers.com. Kale Beers will return for his 16th season on play-by-play and Steve Degler will return for his 15th season as an analyst. An online-only pregame show begins approximately 15 minutes before every men's game.
SPORTS
January 29, 1999 | by Bill Fleischman, Daily News Sports Writer
Every year, the network televising the Super Bowl has to defend its all-day pre-Super Bowl programming. On Sunday, Fox is moving the start of its pregame programming to the morning. At 11 a.m., Fox will launch its seven hours of pre-Super Bowl shows (kickoff for the Denver-Atlanta game is 6:25 p.m.). The bottom line is, if the networks can sell lucrative commercials for the pregame shows, they'll continue stretching the pregame shows (coming soon: "Super Bowl Rock Around the Clock")
NEWS
February 4, 2012
By B.G. Kelley The Super Bowl is the most watched sporting event of the year in America. Last year's Super Bowl enticed 111 million viewers to their television sets - an American record for TV viewing, eclipsing the 2010 Super Bowl record of 106 million. In fact, the top five most-watched events in U.S. history are the last four Super Bowls and the finale of M*A*S*H , which ranks third. And no event typifies more the marriage of sport and money. Indeed, 30-second commercials cost between $3.5 million and $4 million.
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May 1, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
ST. LOUIS - Cody Asche has been asked to resume mixing left-field work into his pregame routine. The Phillies' everyday third baseman has shagged fly balls this week at Busch Stadium. Before spring training, Asche spent a few weeks in Clearwater working on fundamentals in left field. The Phillies are looking to create more versatility with the 24-year-old Asche, presumably with an eye toward a summer promotion of third-base prospect Maikel Franco. "With circumstances and possibilities and things like that throughout the summer, it's only fair to the player to prepare and to be ready in a situation," manager Ryne Sandberg said Wednesday.
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September 5, 2013 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
EYEBROWS raised when Cole Hamels came out of a 1-1 pitchers' duel with Stephen Strasburg after throwing only 87 pitches and allowing only two hits in seven innings on Monday night. Heads were scratched when Hamels answered questions about it with a joke - a joke that went over a lot of those heads - saying he injured his back barhopping in Chicago. So why exactly was he lifted? Pitching coach Rich Dubee said Hamels felt some discomfort in his back during Monday's pregame bullpen session.
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August 26, 2013 | BY DAVID MURPHY, Daily News Staff Writer dmurphy@phillynews.com
AS PLAYERS exited the clubhouse after a whirlwind day, they did so through a door that had been decorated with a makeshift sign. This was last Friday night, roughly 12 hours after the Phillies had formalized their decision to part ways with longtime manager Charlie Manuel. The sign was crude, an 8.5-by-11 piece of paper with handwritten letters. Report Time: 3:00 p.m. Among the changes Ryne Sandberg has instituted since the club installed him as interim manager, the Phillies' new pregame routine is perhaps the most example of the difference between himself and his predecessor.
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April 25, 2013 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
FIVE DAYS before the NHL's draft lottery that will determine the order for perhaps hockey's best class since 2003, Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren said he isn't keeping a close tabs on the overall standings to pinpoint where his team might fall. "I don't really look at it that closely," Holmgren said. "I think it's a fairly deep draft. I know where our list is going to be. I've seen a lot of those players. We'll wind up getting a good player. " Like his bosses, Holmgren is accustomed to the success that the Flyers have achieved - now missing the Stanley Cup playoffs only twice since 1995.
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March 1, 2013 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
IN HOCKEY, pregame skates are usually quiet - players twirling around the ice in an empty arena in an attempt to shake the doldrums of a night's sleep. Ilya Bryzgalov livened the Flyers' morning skate on Wednesday when he exited his crease and winged his goalie stick across the ice in apparent frustration. It was a routine drill, one the Flyers perform religiously before games, yet something upset Bryzgalov. It has been a routine practice recently for Bryzgalov, who has tried hard to stay out of the limelight after a less than flattering introduction to Philadelphia last season.
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February 4, 2013 | Associated Press
WASHINGTON - President Obama said Sunday that the threat of concussions for football players means that everything possible should be done to improve their safety - especially players from youth football leagues through college. He said in an interview on CBS during Sunday's Super Bowl pregame show that he was not as worried about pro football players, because they are adults who know the risks and are well compensated. Obama, who has two daughters, reiterated his position that, if he had a son, he would have to think about whether he would let him play football.
SPORTS
August 10, 2012
Football and family mixed together at Lincoln Financial Field on Thursday night, just as they have throughout a long, emotional week for the Philadelphia Eagles. There was a moment of silence before the national anthem to honor the passing of Garrett Reid, the oldest son of coach Andy Reid. Later on, there was a message of thanks on the scoreboard from Reid and his wife, Tammy, acknowledging the outpouring of condolences and compassion from the entire region. Reid's two other sons, Britt and Spencer, were on the sideline for the game.
SPORTS
May 19, 2012
ON A TRIPLE A baseball diamond somewhere in Louisville, Ky., Mike Costanzo stood among a throng of kids and felt his stomach churn as a lifetime's worth of jubilation and disappointment flashed through his head. An hour earlier, the 28-year-old third baseman had phoned home to Delaware County for his usual pregame chat with his father. "I'm batting cleanup," Costanzo told Mike Sr., who knew that his son had been waiting for such a promotion. The conversation ended, but not for long.
NEWS
February 4, 2012
By B.G. Kelley The Super Bowl is the most watched sporting event of the year in America. Last year's Super Bowl enticed 111 million viewers to their television sets - an American record for TV viewing, eclipsing the 2010 Super Bowl record of 106 million. In fact, the top five most-watched events in U.S. history are the last four Super Bowls and the finale of M*A*S*H , which ranks third. And no event typifies more the marriage of sport and money. Indeed, 30-second commercials cost between $3.5 million and $4 million.
SPORTS
November 3, 2011
La Salle men's basketball games will be broadcast on WNTP (990-AM) or WFIL (560-AM) under a multiyear partnership with Salem Communications Corp., the school announced yesterday. Most games will air on WNTP, with a select number of weekend dates moved to WFIL. All men's games and home women's games will be streamed online at GoExplorers.com. Kale Beers will return for his 16th season on play-by-play and Steve Degler will return for his 15th season as an analyst. An online-only pregame show begins approximately 15 minutes before every men's game.
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