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Maya Hughes

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The Eagles Road to the Playoffs

Team overcame its share of adversity throughout the season

For the first time since 2013, the Philadelphia Eagles clinched the NFC East title in Week 14 in a 43-35 win against the Los Angeles Rams.

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Rookies from South Jersey making mark in NFL

While fans across the country are tuning in to watch their favorite teams and players compete in the NFL, many people in South Jersey are cheering for local standouts.

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Allen Iverson returns to Wells Fargo Center

Fans in the area will be able to see former Philadelphia Sixers player and Hall of Famer Allen Iverson along with some of their favorite former NBA players as the BIG3 will be coming to the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on July 16.

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Why Sixers made the trade

The Philadelphia Sixers went 28-54 this past season, after winning 19, 18, and 10 games the previous three seasons. While the majority of those seasons were plagued with injuries and a rotation of players coming in and out of the lineup, one thing that was noticeable missing on the team was the lack of a point guard.

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Michael Vick retires as a Falcon

In May, former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick said in an interview how he would love to retire as an Atlanta Falcon, the team where he started his career. Vick will finally get his wish as the Falcons will not only honor him, but also former Falcons wide receiver Roddy White in a retirement ceremony on Monday, June 12.

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Cavaliers vs. Warriors: A Remarkable Matchup

For the first time in league history, the NBA Finals matchup will be the same for a third straight year, with both the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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NFL Draft: Temple's Haason Reddick goes to Cardinals

Top-rated linebacker is native of Camden and graduate of Haddon Heights High School

With the 13th pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, the Arizona Cardinals selected Camden native and Temple linebacker Hasson Reddick.

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How the Phillies will fare in 2017

After going 71-91 in 2016, the Phillies will continue their rebuilding program in 2017. The Phillies made the playoffs every season from 2007 to 2011, winning the title in 2008, but have now been under .500 in each of the last four seasons, including 90+ losses the last two years.

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Temple’s Haason Reddick’s path to NFL draft

Top-rated linebacker is native of Camden and graduate of Haddon Heights High School

Haason Reddick has ascended to one of the top-rated linebackers in this year’s NFL draft.

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NFL Draft in Philadelphia: List of public activities

As the NFL sets up shop in Philadelphia, which will host the draft from April 27 to 29, here are some details about this year’s draft in the City of Brotherly Love.

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MLB prepares to celebrate Jackie Robinson Day

The youngest of five children, Jackie Roosevelt Robinson was an excellent athlete who played four sports as a youth football, basketball, track and baseball. But it was his dedication to baseball that would eventually change the sport forever.

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Ben Simmons’ injury delays “the process” for Sixers

It’s getting harder for Philadelphia Sixers fans to Trust the Process.

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Sixers trade Nerlens Noel

The Philadelphia Sixers traded Nerlens Noel to the Dallas Mavericks for guard-forward Justin Anderson, center Andrew Bogut and a 2017 first-round pick before the trade deadline.

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Sixers 2016 Season Preview

“Trust the Process” has been the theme for the Philadelphia Sixers organization the last few seasons. After having another losing season with a 10-72 record, now is the time for the Sixers to begin their transformation from tanking and experimenting to a more typical NBA franchise.

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Ryan Howard ends great career with Philadelphia Phillies

It’s an end of an era for the Philadelphia Phillies organization.

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Sixers rookie Ben Simmons’ return timetable uncertain

Philadelphia Sixers rookie Ben Simmons will undergo surgery on his right foot this week. Simmons suffered a fracture of the fifth metatarsal bone in his right foot during a training camp scrimmage at Stockton University in New Jersey on Sept. 30.

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What will the Eagles do in 2016?

Team makes changes in coaches, roster

After finishing 10-6 in the both the 2013 and 2014 season, the Philadelphia Eagles regressed in 2015 with a record of 7-9. Owner Jeffery Laurie stepped in and made some huge changes to the roster.

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Simone Biles wins all-around Olympic gold

Simone Biles is continuing to make her imprint on the Olympic Games in Rio. After helping her team win gold in the team gymnastics competition Aug. 9, the 19-year-old earned a gold medal for herself Aug. 11 during the women’s individual all-around competition with an overall score of 62.198.

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Going for the gold: N.J. Olympian Jordan Burroughs

The reigning Olympic gold medalist in freestyle wrestling, Jordan Burroughs is one of the favorites to win big in Rio.

U.S. women’s gymnastics team a favorite in Olympics

The last Summer Olympics was momentous for American gymnastics: the women’s team, dubbed the “Fierce Five,” won the second gold team medal ever for the U.S., the first gold on international soil, and Gabby Douglas became the first African-American gymnast to win gold in the all-around event.

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Allen Iverson to host celebrity basketball game

Basketball Hall of Fame inductee Allen Iverson is bringing the Allen Iverson Celebrity Summer Classic back to Philly. The charity event will take place on Aug. 4-5.

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Serena Williams moves closer to Grand Slam record

Serena Williams won her 22nd major title with her 7-5, 6-3 victory over Angelique Kerber in the Wimbledon final July 9. Williams tied Steffi Graf’s Open-era record for Grand Slam singles titles. She has won six trophies at the Australian Open, three at the French Open, seven at Wimbledon, and six at the U.S. Open throughout her career.

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Who will Sixers pick in draft?

The 2016 NBA Draft is finally here, and it’s one of the biggest nights in Philadelphia Sixers franchise history.

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Muhammad Ali inspired millions

Three-time heavyweight champ Muhammad Ali, who charmed millions with his wit and confidence in the ring and inspired many more with his commitment to humanitarian causes died June 3. He was 74.

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What are the Eagles doing at quarterback?

The Philadelphia Eagles have no plans to trade disgruntled quarterback Sam Bradford despite drafting North Dakota State's Carson Wentz with the second overall pick.

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Who will the Eagles pick in the draft?

The Philadelphia Eagles made a bold move in this year’s draft when the team acquired the No. 2 overall pick in a trade with the Cleveland Browns.

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Major League Baseball set to remember Jackie Robinson

The impact Jackie Robinson made on Major League Baseball is one that will be forever remembered. On April 15, every team in the majors celebrates Jackie Robinson Day in honor of when he broke the color barrier in baseball, becoming the first African-American player in the 20th century to take the field in the big leagues. He opened the door for many others and will forever be appreciated for his contribution to the game.

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Phillies 2016 Season Preview

After winning five consecutive National League East titles, the Phillies fell to .500 in 2012 and then 73-89 the following two seasons. As they've entered a full-on rebuild, things bottomed out at 63-99 last season.

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Villanova is headed to the Final Four

The second-seeded Wildcats weathered a furious comeback attempt by No. 1 Kansas and held on to win the NCAA South Region final 64-59 at the KFC Yum! Center on Saturday.

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Sixers’ Jahlil Okafor out for the season

Philadelphia Sixers rookie center Jahlil Okafor will miss the remainder of the season due to a meniscus tear. He will undergo minor arthroscopic surgery and is expected to resume basketball activities in approximately six to eight weeks.

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Rutgers fire Eddie Jordan as men’s basketball coach

Eddie Jordan’s three-year tenure as Rutgers men’s basketball coach has officially come to an end. The school recently announced that the two sides have parted ways. He signed a six-year contract when he accepted the job back in 2013.

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Iverson selected as finalist for Hall of Fame

Former Philadelphia Sixers guard Allen Iverson was recently selected as a finalist for the Basketball Hall of Fame. The Sixers legend was among 14 finalists named.

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Which team has the edge in Super Bowl 50?

It’s the perfect intersection of the NFL’s past, present and future.

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How Cam Newton got to the Super Bowl

A native of Atlanta, GA, Cam Newton attended Westlake High School, where he played for the Westlake Lions high school football team. As a 16-year-old junior, he passed for 2,500 yards and 23 touchdowns and ran for 638 yards and 9 touchdowns, gaining the attention of major college programs. His senior year he was rated a five-star prospect by Rivals.com, the No. 2 dual-threat quarterback in the nation, and the 28th player overall.

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Sixers 2015 Season Preview

The Philadelphia Sixers won just 18 games in the 2014-15 season. For most teams, that campaign would be an absolute failure and embarrassment. For the Sixers, it was exactly according to plan. With two seasons of general manager Sam Hinkie's rebuilding project in the books, the Sixers are looking to year three as the one that will finally see measurable gains.

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Eagles Season Forecast

Chip Kelly’s short tenure as Philadelphia’s coach has been anything but dull. It’s too early to tell if the many changes Kelly has made will pay off in postseason success, but there can be no denying the interest the team has created.

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Phillies trades for future prospects

A fan favorite in baseball is no longer playing in Philadelphia.

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Chester’s Rondae Hollis-Jefferson headed to Brooklyn Nets

Two local players were selected in the first round in this year's NBA draft. The draft took place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on June 27.

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Why the Sixers drafted Jahlil Okafor

Heading into the draft, the Philadelphia 76ers already had a couple of franchise building blocks in the front court in Nerlens Noel and Joel Embiid. But after a setback with Embiid, many experts wondered if the Sixers would stick with drafting a need at guard or go with the best player available.

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Some potential draft options for the Sixers

The next big day for the Philadelphia 76ers' rebuilding project is June 25. That's the date of the 2015 NBA Draft, where they'll use yet another high draft pick to try to add a building block to their young core. Sam Hinkie did not land any additional first-round selections via the Lakers or the Heat, but he should be able to grab a difference-maker with that third pick.

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NBA Finals Prediction: Cavaliers vs. Warriors

The NBA Finals begin on June 4, and while the matchup may not feature teams from major markets, there's no questioning the appeal of Cleveland Cavaliers versus Golden State Warriors.

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Why the Eagles selected Nelson Agholor

With the 20th pick in the 2015 NFL Draft the Philadelphia Eagles select…..

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Olympian Carl Lewis helps next generation excel

One of the most successful Olympic athletes of all time is Carl Lewis. His passion for track and field not only led to broken records, international recognition and lucrative endorsement contracts, but Lewis did it all with class and pride.

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Phillies Players To Watch

Looking into the teams’ future

Six years after their last World Series appearance and seven years after they won it, the Phillies are now languishing in the basement of not just the NL East, but all of baseball.

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Mo’ne Davis gets Disney Movie

Thirteen-year-old Mo’ne Davis made history in August 2014 as the first female to pitch a shutout in the Little League World Series.

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Allen Iverson wants to work in Sixers front office

Sixers’ legend Allen Iverson has said he would be interested in working in some capacity within the team's front office.

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Chip Kelly shakes up Eagles roster

The NFL free-agency jamboree officially began March 10, and already Chip Kelly has made one thing clear: There was something about his Eagles last season that he just did not like.

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Sixers trade ignites controversy

By all appearances, Philadelphia is continuing the most obvious and well-publicized tanking effort in NBA history and attempting to lose as many basketball games as possible lot in order to increase its chances of landing a high pick in next year's NBA Draft and a potential franchise player.

Black History Month events scheduled in N.J. and Philadelphia

As we celebrate Black History Month, we continue to honor pivotal African American figures from the past, present, and future through a series of events in New Jersey and surrounding areas.

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Preview of Super Bowl 2015: Patriots vs. Seahawks

In one of the most enticing matchups in NFL history, the top-seeded New England Patriots will take on the top-seeded Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday, Feb. 1 in Glendale, Ariz. Let's break down the matchup.

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