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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Joel Embiid Dances

What a glum world we live in. Halloween, a West Chester prof declares, is sexist. A decorated war hero, Republicans say, is a traitor. Kids are […]

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Temple’s New Basketball Coach Talks Allen Iverson and the Team’s Owl Mascot

My full name is … Aaron Fitzgerald McKie. I actually don’t know where the “Fitzgerald” came from. Maybe Kennedy? I grew up in … North […]

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We Chatted With Eagles Fan Rob Dunphy About All Those Philly Tattoos

If you were watching the Eagles decimate the Packers on Thursday — or if you’ve been anywhere near social media anytime since — no doubt […]

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Vai Sikahema on Punching Goalposts, the NFL Catch Rule, and the Amazing Story Behind His Name

I was born in … Nuku’alofa, the capital of Tonga, a small island nation in the South Pacific. My first name means … “water” in […]

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You Can Try a New Racquet Sport in Manayunk This Summer

You’ve probably played tennis. You’ve almost definitely heard of pickleball. The game of squash most likely rings a bell. But padel? Never heard of it. Padel […]

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The U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team Is Playing at the Linc in August

Football is coming to the Linc early this year. No, not that kind of football: The U.S. Women’s National Soccer team will bring its Victory Tour […]

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Where to Find Free Public Tennis Courts in Philadelphia

This post has been updated. With summer in full swing, you might be eager to embrace the warm weather while switching up your fitness routine. Luckily, […]

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Phillies Announcer Dan Baker on Bryce Harper, Gritty, and People Who Say Baseball Games Are Too Long

When I was a kid, I wanted to grow up to be … a Phillies, Eagles or Warriors player. I’ve always rooted for everything Philadelphia. […]

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How Philly Is Making the Arena Football League the Perfect Sport for Gambling

If you’re not a die-hard fan of the Arena Football League (chances are you’re not), your knowledge of the game likely starts and ends with […]

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Bryce Harper Isn’t From Here, But He Was Born to Play in Philly

Bryce Harper had been set up to fail. It wasn’t a position the great baseball prodigy — he whose greatness had been foretold from the […]

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Courtside Sixers Seats Are Philly’s Hottest Status Symbol

It was just minutes before tip-off, and the vibe was electric. For a good hour prior to the start time of this nationally televised Sunday-afternoon […]

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What’s the Deal With Gritty’s Belly Button?

It should come as no surprise that Gritty’s belly button has attracted some level of fascination. For one thing, as Gritty is a mythic creature, it’s surprising […]

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Will Philly Ever Love Esports the Way We Love the Eagles and the Sixers?

One Sunday afternoon in October, Patrik Mike, a 19-year-old semi-pro video gamer, sat hunched over the dining room table in his house — well, technically, […]

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Manny Machado, Bryce Harper and Philly’s Unhealthy Obsession With “Hustle”

It was embarrassing. Manny Machado — the youngest (26), arguably most talented baseball player to hit free agency since Alex Rodriguez inked a quarter-billion-dollar contract […]

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Temple Coach Fran Dunphy Deserved Better

Last March 10th, after Temple men’s basketball lost to Wichita State in a conference-tournament quarterfinal, a reporter asked Owls coach Fran Dunphy about his future […]