Another trophy for Mo’ne Davis:
— ESPN (@espn) July 16, 2015
We don’t know if the staff losses at CBS3 are over yet, but the replacements are clearly on the way: Pat Gallen, a three-year veteran of 97.5 the Fanatic and multiple other local media outlets, announced on Twitter he is leaving radio to become a sports anchor and reporter for the TV station. Gallen says he’ll start next week. Read more »
The funeral begins at parking lot C, marching slowly past the team’s corporate offices and into the plaza, where kids kick soccer balls on a grassy expanse and folks line up for fast-food giveaways. It’s a gorgeous spring evening in Chester, at the city’s biggest attraction — PPL Park, the waterfront coliseum that’s home to Philadelphia’s pro soccer team, the Union. The stadium is also the rallying point for the most dedicated fan base in town, the Sons of Ben. Before tonight’s match against rival D.C. United, they’re marching in unison to protest the team’s front office. Loudly. “We’ve had enough!” they chant while carrying a massive banner that reads UNION FANS DESERVE BETTER. They’re also carrying a coffin for the team’s CEO, whose photograph is labeled “Serial Franchise Killer.” Read more »
With the help of a 5-year-old Philly tech company, Comcast is launching the Xfinity Sports App for the X1 platform.
It provides a plethora of visual sports info along the right side of the screen to help fans follow along with each game. Let’s take baseball for example. The app not only features the pitching match-ups and box scores casual fans are used to, but also strike-out percentages, hit zones and spray charts for the stat geeks. It kind of feels like ESPN’s GameCast but on your TV. Read more »
If you think techies and sports don’t mix, you’re mistaken.
I learned that first-hand at Wednesday’s Philly New Tech Meetup which showcased innovations in sports and technology.
Here are three things I learned: Read more »
— Phillies (@Phillies) June 9, 2015
The surely-they’re-rebuilding-now Phillies picked 10th in the MLB draft Monday night and came away with Cornelius Randolph, said to be the best high school hitter in the country. Here’s what else they’re saying about him. Read more »
Philly sports fans know CrossingBroad.com for its hilarious yet insightful blog posts. They speak to the 20- and 30-something Philadelphia fan: jaded, critical and super-into-it.
It’s run by Kyle Scott, a guy who spent time in marketing before diving head-first into his own sports blog. Almost six years later, the 31-year-old has a serious following with 300,000 monthly unique visitors, 1.4 million impressions and more than 27,000 Twitter followers. In a media landscape where so many sports blogs come and go, Scott is a legitimate success. Read more »
He sounds like the abbreviation for a painful urological condition. Most Americans think she’s a country singer. That’s only part of why it was so improbable that new U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch took on president Sepp Blatter’s FIFA this week, indicting nine current and former high-ranking officials of international soccer’s governing body for dirty dealing and bribery. Blatter, who’s been with FIFA since 1975, is known worldwide as the most powerful man in sports; he wasn’t named in Wednesday’s indictments, and he was actually reelected to a fifth term on Friday, giving him the opportunity to say in a speech, “I am the president of everybody.”
Except Loretta. Read more »