Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey. AP | Matt Rourke
Good morning, Philadelphia. Here’s what you need to know today.
Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey will reportedly announce his retirement today.
The Nutter Administration has alerted the press to a “major public safety announcement” today, and the Daily News reports that Ramsey, 65, will announce his intent to retire at the end of the year.
Democratic mayoral candidate Jim Kenney is expected to win next month’s election, and to pick Ramsey’s successor. “Deputy Commissioner Richard Ross has long been viewed by department insiders as the likely successor to Ramsey,” the Daily News reports. “But other candidates, including SEPTA Police Chief Tom Nestel, could emerge as well.” Read more »
Has 94 WIP stiffed former host Tony Bruno? The sports talk host said on Twitter yesterday that Andy Bloom, WIP operations manager, still owes him $30,000 after Bruno’s show with Josh Innes hit No. 1 in the radio ratings. Read more »
Apr 14, 2013: Philadelphia 76ers former player Moses Malone speaks with the media before game against the Cleveland Cavaliers at the Wells Fargo Center. The 76ers were celebrating the 30th anniversary of the 1982-83 championship team. |Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports
Moses Malone, MVP of the 76ers last championship team in 1983, has died at age 60.
“The 6-foot-10 center, nicknamed the “Chairman of the Boards,” averaged a double-double while playing for eight teams over 20 NBA seasons and led the league in rebounding six times,” ESPN reports. “The 12-time All-Star averaged 20.6 points per game and 12.2 rebounds over his career.” Read more »
A month after going on an epic rant, storming out the studio, then revealing that his co-host had suddenly retired, Josh Innes has new on-air radio partners.
The afternoon drive time sports-talk host on 94 WIP will now be joined by Spike Eskin (son-of-Howard) and former Philadelphia Eagles defensive lineman Hollis Thomas. The newly reformatted Josh Innes Show starts on Monday and will run from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays. Read more »
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Another trophy for Mo’ne Davis:
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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 »
Sébastien Le Toux after a missed goal earlier this year. Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty
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 »
Get your sports geek on with the Comcast X1 Sports app.
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 »