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The Jersey Shore’s New Pickleball Festival Is Here to Make You Fall in Love With the Sport

Over the past five years, pickleball — a hybrid of tennis, badminton, and ping-pong that requires no prior training and caters to players of all […]

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City Life

Help Me, Doctor! I’m a Philly Sports Fan

Back in May, as the Sixers were a few games away from snagging the best regular-season record in the Eastern Conference, sportswriter John Gonzalez took […]

Be Well Philly

Meet 7 of Philly’s Olympic Hopefuls, Class of 2021

During a year of nonstop adjustment and uncertainty, athletes all over the world had one thing they could depend on: their training. After pandemic-related concerns […]

City Life

Ray Didinger’s New Book Is Packed With Great Philly Sports Stories. These Are Five of Our Favorites

Ray Didinger, the doyen of Philly sportswriters, has a new book out: Finished Business: My Fifty Years of Headlines, Heroes and Heartaches (Temple University Press). […]

City Life

Touch-Free Toilets and No More Cash: What to Expect as Fans Return to Philly Sports

For some of us, Philly sports have been a much-needed distraction — and a rare source of pleasure — over the past year. But as […]

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City Life

Philadelphia Union Head Coach Jim Curtin on His Unused Peloton and What He Thinks of IPA Drinkers

I was born at … Holy Redeemer, in 1979. Grew up in Oreland, which is basically just down the road from Glenside. I’ve lived in […]

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City Life

The Year We Won It All: An Oral History of the 1980 Phillies

It was a different city then, in 1980. Bill Green had just become mayor after eight years of Frank Rizzo’s reign. As Sam Katz (who […]

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City Life

Dear Eagles Fans: Say Goodbye to Tailgating

A roundup of news from the Philadelphia area. Philly Just Ruined Your Eagles Tailgating Plans By now, you are probably over the fact that the […]

City Life

Why the Return of Sports Feels So Uncomfortable

If the last few months of lockdown have made anything clear, it’s that the feeling of normalcy (remember normalcy?) is built on routine. Commutes, work, […]

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City Life

State Liquor Police Have Visited Philly Area Bars More Than 5,000 Times In July

A roundup of Philly news. This article may be updated at any time as new information becomes available. Pennsylvania State Police Liquor Control Enforcement Officers […]

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How 5 Philly-Area Gyms Are Handling Memberships During COVID Closures

Just about seven weeks ago, Tom Wolf closed gyms and other non-essential businesses due to the escalating coronavirus outbreak. Even though Wolf has recently outlined […]

City Life

These Philly Sports Stars Are Crushing It On TikTok

One of the extremely trivial but also kind of sad things about our present moment is that there are no sports. This is a problem […]

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City Life

Meet Maia Weintraub, Philly’s Teenage Fencing Phenom

Adi Nott is kind of a big deal in fencing. A four-time All-American at Notre Dame and a member of the 2011 U.S. women’s foil […]

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City Life

Can Phillies Fans Learn to Love a Bunch of New Yorkers?

If I’m paying attention when I walk around my South Philly neighborhood, I see these stickers. They’re black, white and red — making prominent use […]

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City Life

The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Baseball Again. Thank God.

On Wednesday, Phillies pitchers and catchers held their first season workout in Florida under new manager Joe Girardi. The rest of the team is due to […]