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Allen Iverson shoe shops in Philly 👟

Iverson remembers getting his electricity cut off to buy Nikes

Allen Iverson may have a lifetime sponsorship deal from Reebok, but the Sixers legend’s very first hot kicks were a pair of oversize Nike Air Revolutions. He remembers them because his mom gave up something important for Iverson to have them: Electricity.
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94WIP Fantasy Football Draft Results

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The SportsRadio 94WIP Fantasy Football Draft took place on Monday evening.

The 94WIP league consists of 12-teams. It’s a PPR league where each team starts 1 QB, 2 RB, 3 WR, Flex, TE, Def, and K.

The participating employees were: Eric Golden (Turtle), Andrew Porter (Roadshow), Jon Ritchie, Ben Livingston, Kevin Keenan (Coach), Jack Fritz, James Seltzer (Jimmi), Mike Angelina, Maria Donahue, Ike Reese (#58), John Barchard (BGN Radio), and Chris Carlin (Cookie’s N Cream).

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Philadelphia To Host 4 Of Next 5 Army-Navy Football Games

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia will remain the primary host for the iconic Army-Navy football game, winning four of the games in the next five years.

Officials announced Tuesday that Philadelphia will host 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2022. New York is expected to be getting 2021.

“If a cadet left West Point on a bus going 60 miles an hour and a midshipman leaves Annapolis…,” joked Army athletic director Boo Corrigan.

Corrigan joked about the foundation of Philadelphia’s status as home of the Army-Navy classic. Picked because it’s midway and gives neither team home field advantage, the city has hosted 86 of the 117 games, and Navy athletic director Chet Gladchuk says it now transcends geography.

“Something that only, only Philly exudes, that next level of commitment, energy, enthusiasm and truly the spirit of Army-Navy,” said Gladchuk.

Still, Gladchuk and Corrigan say negotiations were tough. Lots of cities want the game. Officials declined to say how much the city put up to win the games but say the economic impact is estimate at $30 million.

Mayor Kenney says, this year in particular, the game offers something more.

“We can all take a page out of their book on this one, we’re going to disagree on somethings but at the end of the day we need to find our way back to remembering we’re all on the same team,” said Kenney.

Mayor Kenney says the game also offers a lesson.

Report: Phillies To Sign Former All-Star Pitcher Henderson Álvarez

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Phillies are reportedly signing 27-year-old Venezuelan pitcher Henderson Alvarez, according to Jon Heyman. The deal is reportedly a minor-league deal worth $750,000 if he’s called up.

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Alvarez was a MLB all-star in 2014 with the Miami Marlins. He spent his first two seasons in 2011-2012 with the Toronto Blue Jays, before joining the Marlins in 2013.

In September of 2016, Alvarez underwent shoulder surgery and was outrighted to the Triple-A Nashville Sounds on October 7th, 2016. Álvarez signed with the Long Island Ducks of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball on July 14th. 

JUST IN! WATCH EAGLES’ WENTZ AND PEDERSON’S TUESDAY PRESSER!

Watch live as head coach Doug Pederson and QB Carson Wentz address the media. http://bit.ly/2vVHxfg — Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) August 22, 2017

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College Football Preview: Ursinus College Bears

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Division III Ursinus College Bears are waist-deep into preparations out in Collegeville for the upcoming season.

The Bears are coming off a frustrating 2016 season that saw them go 2-8 (2-7 in the Centennial Conference), but head coach Pete Gallagher likes what he sees here in the run-up to the 2017 season.

“We’ve got a good camp going,” he tells KYW Newsradio.

The Bears have a young starting quarterback returning in sophomore Thomas Garlick. The Quakertown High School product threw for 1,522 yards and eight touchdowns as a freshman last year with eight interceptions.

“I think anytime you get a quarterback back in a system, we’re trying to do a lot of the same things, he had a full spring under his belt, is certainly a positive,” Gallagher says. “His reads, looking at who he should look at, not just out there slinging around, now really controlling the offense. So we’re excited about him coming back.”

A key weapon in the passing game for Garlick should be senior wide receiver Carmen Fortino who led the Bears last season with 71 receptions for 801 yards and five scores. Last year’s leading rusher, Stacey Gardner, also returns for the Bears. He had 459 yards and five touchdowns last season on the ground as a freshman.

Up front on the offensive line, the Bears have experience.

“Grant Nulty, Greg Olsson and AJ Dalessandro all return as starters,” Gallagher says. “We’re moving Grant from center out to left tackle.”

Gallagher talks about some keys in the front seven on defense.

“It starts up front with our defensive line and returning Chuck Anderson,” Gallagher says. “He’s going to be a junior out of Northeast High School. He’s a very good player inside for us at tackle. Demarcus Henry out of Orlando, Florida, a senior for us, has been coming along and making some plays up front for us. At linebacker, Cody Richmond, a local kid out of Boyertown, was a defensive back a couple years ago, we moved down to linebacker last year, he’s flying around and making some plays. And another local kid out of Penn Charter, Jake McCain, has really caught our eye this preseason.”

Gallagher says they have some great competition in the defensive secondary.

“Senior Jamie Casseus at cornerback has played a bunch of football for us,” Gallagher says. “Mitch Bradford was a freshman last year, playing at corner for us and he’s back. King Nworu is back, played as a freshman, now he’s a sophomore. Freshman defensive back/safety Jack Spingler, an all conference kid, is back for us. Heath Hidlay is back for us as a senior in our secondary. They’re all getting pushed by the kids that are behind them. I think our secondary is going to be much, much improved and the strength of our defense.”

The Bears open their 2017 season at home on September 2nd against Bethany College out of West Virginia.

Fan Essentials: Who Won The Mayweather-McGregor Pre-Fight Buildup?

Ryan Mayer

Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor may come from different fighting backgrounds, but they both have one particular talent in common: trash talking. The two fighters have clearly been blessed with the gift of gab, and the lead up to their much anticipated bout on August 26th has provided plenty of material in the way of a war of words both through social media and in press conferences. This particular fight buildup was unique in its press tour in that the fighters went on a four-day, four-city international tour with press conferences/jawing sessions at each of the stops. The spectacle provided plenty of memorable comments, both good and bad.

Showtime Boxing announcers and analysts Mauro Ranallo, Paulie Malignaggi, and Al Bernstein have broken down this fight from every angle, giving their keys to victory for McGregor and Mayweather and also breaking down what most excited them about the fight. For them, the question of who “won” the pre-fight war of words is a tough one but they weighed in with their thoughts on which side took home the ‘W’ as we prepare for fight night this coming Saturday, August 26th, beginning at 9 pm Eastern time on Showtime PPV and the new Showtime pay-per-view app.

Fan Essentials: Who Won The Mayweather-McGregor Pre-Fight Buildup?

Ryan Mayer

Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor may come from different fighting backgrounds, but they both have one particular talent in common: trash talking. The two fighters have clearly been blessed with the gift of gab, and the lead up to their much anticipated bout on August 26th has provided plenty of material in the way of a war of words both through social media and in press conferences. This particular fight buildup was unique in its press tour in that the fighters went on a four-day, four-city international tour with press conferences/jawing sessions at each of the stops. The spectacle provided plenty of memorable comments, both good and bad.

Showtime Boxing announcers and analysts Mauro Ranallo, Paulie Malignaggi, and Al Bernstein have broken down this fight from every angle, giving their keys to victory for McGregor and Mayweather and also breaking down what most excited them about the fight. For them, the question of who “won” the pre-fight war of words is a tough one but they weighed in with their thoughts on which side took home the ‘W’ as we prepare for fight night this coming Saturday, August 26th, beginning at 9 pm Eastern time on Showtime PPV and the new Showtime pay-per-view app.