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Eagles place Franchise Tag on DeSean Jackson
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 03/01/12 1:00 pm | updated: 03/01/12 1:00 pm
 
The Philadelphia Eagles have officially placed the franchise tag on Wide Receiver and Returner DeSean Jackson. The franchise tag is worth $9.4 million for a wideout in 2012. That is equal to the average of the 5 highest paid players at his position. Jackson becomes the first NFL player to be given a franchise tag this year.

"We want DeSean to be an Eagle for the long haul and this is a step in the right direction to accomplish that," GM Howie Roseman said in a statement released... Read More

 
 
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Phillies Single Game Tickets Go On Sale
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 02/16/12 10:44 am | updated: 02/16/12 10:44 am
 
Fans started lining up at Citizens Bank Park early Thursday to make sure they got their hands on tickets to the games they had their eyes on, whether it be a giveaway night, the first night home game, or just one on the schedule that fits their plans. This morning at 8:30 am tickets went on sale at the box office, at phi lies.com and on the phones 215-463-1000.

The team has already sold about 3 million tickets through the full and partial season-ticket plans, plus smaller 6 and 3... Read More
 
 
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Washington Nationals Launch "Forget You, Philly" Ticket Strategy
 
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 02/04/12 5:17 am | updated: 02/04/12 5:17 am
 
Apparently the Washington Nationals would rather see empty seats than Phillies fans in the seats of their ballpark. Forget You, Philly is the new cry from the Nationals top brass. They've named the campaign, "Take Back the Park." The Nationals plan to prevent Phillies fans from buying tickets by refusing to sell tickets to anyone who doesn't have a Washington, Maryland or Virginia address attached to their credit card. So if Phillies fans want to invade Nationals Park for the opening series... Read More
 
 
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Brian Westbrook Back in Philadelphia as a Sportscaster
 
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 01/31/12 11:22 am | updated: 01/31/12 11:22 am
 
Former Philadelphia Eagle and Villanova Wildcat running back Brian Westbrook is about to start a career in radio broadcasting. According to 97.5, The Fanatic, the former running back will be heavily involved with the station's coverage of the NFL Draft, training camp and throughout the football season starting in September.

Westbrook played on the Eagles' 2005 Super Bowl team with another Fanatic personality, linebacker Jeremiah Trotter. Westbrook was one of the Eagles' finest... Read More
 
 
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Long time Phillie Left Fielder, Pat Burrell Retires After 12 Years
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 01/30/12 10:57 am | updated: 01/30/12 10:57 am
 
Pat Burrell, 35, is putting down the bat after a 12 year career. He was drafted No. 1 overall by the Phillies in 1998 out of the University of Miami as a third baseman, but spent the majority of his career as a left fielder. He was most notably known for his prowess at the plate. Pat the Bat finished his career just shy of 300 HR's at 292.

A nagging, recurring foot injury has hurt his effectiveness in the field and as an everyday player over the past few years. He helped... Read More

 
 
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Eagles Hire Todd Bowles to Coach Eagles Defensive Backs
 
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 01/30/12 10:18 am | updated: 01/30/12 10:18 am
 
The Philadelphia Eagles are bringing in former Miami Dolphins interim head coach, Todd Bowles to be the Birds defensive backs coach. Juan Castillo will remain defensive coordinator.

Bowles will be in charge of the entire secondary. Safeties coach Mike Zordich will report to under Bowles. Bowles will fill the vacancy left by Johnnie Lynn after he Eagles fired him.

The decision to keep Castillo as defensive coordinator ends weeks of uncertainty over his future.... Read More
 
 
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Philadelphia Sports Announcer Andy Musser Passes
 
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 01/25/12 4:40 am | updated: 01/25/12 4:40 am
 
Andy Musser "did play-by-play for every major sports team in Philadelphia except the NHL Flyers", says the Philadelphia Inquirer.

He worked Phillies baseball from 1976 to 2001, most of that time alongside the legendary Harry Kalas and Richie "Whitey" Ashburn.

Musser broadcast the NBA Philadelphia 76ers championship team that included Wilt Chamberlain.

Musser left the Phillies in 2001 and worked for Anchor Steam Beer – joking that he’d made a... Read More
 
 
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Soccer All Star Game to be Played in Philadelphia in 2012
 
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 01/24/12 8:02 am | updated: 01/24/12 8:02 am
 
Philadelphia will host the 2012 Major League Soccer All Star Game. Actually PPL Park in Chester, home to the Philadelphia Union, will be the site of the game.

The New York-based league said Tuesday that the 18,500-seat stadium will host the event July 25.

The game will be televised on ESPN 2 and ESPN International.

Three days of events are planned at the stadium. The actual game will feature a team of Major League Soccer stars versus an... Read More
 
 
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Cole Hamels and Wilson Valdez Sign 1-year Contracts With Phillies and Avoid Arbitration
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 01/17/12 9:19 am | updated: 01/17/12 9:19 am
 
Left-hander Cole Hamels and infielder Wilson Valdez have both agreed to one-year contracts with the Phillies General Manager Ruben Amaro Jr. announced the deals today. Both players were eligible for salary arbitration but avoided those proceedings by signing these deals.

Cole Hamels, 28, will earn $15 million next season. Last year he was 14-9 with a 2.79 ERA in 31 starts (32 games) for the Phillies. He was also selected to his second All-Star Game and finished 5th in the NL Cy... Read More
 
 
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Joe Paterno Agrees to First Interview Since Penn State Scandal
 
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 01/16/12 5:32 am | updated: 01/16/12 5:32 am
 
Joe Paterno had not spoken publicly about his role in the ongoing sexual abuse scandal that rocked Penn State University. Students rioted in November when Penn State fired Joe Paterno as the school's head football coach. Paterno-who is battling lung cancer-gave his first interview to the Washington Post.

Paterno was asked why, after receiving a report in 2002 that Sandusky had abused a boy in the shower of Penn State's Lasch Football Building, and forwarding it to his superiors,... Read More
 
 
 
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