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Inside Philadelphia sports with the Delaware Valley's most-respected team of sports reporters and broadcasters.

  • Villanova Products Now Plays In St. Louis Cardinals Organization

    July 31, 2014

    Kyle Helisek played his college baseball at Villanova. In 2012 he was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals and this season he is in the starting rotation for High Class-A Palm Beach. KYW's Matt Leon spoke with Helisek about his pro career.
  • Connor Settles In As New Asst. Coach At WCU

    July 31, 2014

    Former Strath Haven HS and PSU star Dan Connor, who spent several years playing linebacker in the NFL, has been named the new linebackers coach at West Chester University. KYW's Matt Leon spoke to Connor about the new gig.
  • Philadelphia Soul Prepare for Playoffs

    July 30, 2014

    Philadelphia Soul have qualified for the playoffs. They will open things up against Cleveland on Saturday night. KYW's Matt Leon sat down with Soul coach Clint Dolezel to talk about the match-up.
  • Local Native Gets Start In Minor Leagues

    July 30, 2014

    Ryan Etsell is a Philadelphia native who was drafted by the Angels in 2013. This year he is a member of the starting rotation for Single-A Burlington. KYW's Matt Leon spoke with Etsell about his pro career.
  • Phils Continue Series Against Mets

    July 29, 2014

    The Phillies continue their series in New York tonight against the Mets. Cole Hamels gets the start. KYW's Matt Leon spoke with the one and only Seth Everett, now the pre- and post-game radio host for the Mets.
  • Soul End Regular Season On The Road

    July 25, 2014

    The Philadelphia Soul wrap up their regular season on Saturday as they visit Pittsburgh. The Soul wrap up a playoff berth with a win. KYW's Matt Leon sat down with Soul coach Clint Dolezel to talk about the match-up.
  • Will The Phillies Make A Trade?

    July 23, 2014

    The Phillies continue their series with San Francisco tonight behind RHP A.J. Burnett. Phils have lost three straight coming in. KYW's Matt Leon spoke with Corey Seidman of Phillies Nation about the Phils and the trade deadline.
  • Wayne's Raymond Enjoying Front Office Role With Freedoms

    July 23, 2014

    Wayne native Lisa Raymond is one of the best women's doubles tennis players in the country. She is getting a taste of the front office in World Team Tennis as the Director of Player Personnel for the Philadelphia Freedoms. KYW's Matt Leon spoke to Raymond about this gig and the success of WTT.
  • Preview: Giants vs. Phils

    July 22, 2014

    The Phillies take on the Giants again tonight at CBP behind RHP Roberto Hernandez. KYW's Matt Leon spoke with Bill Evans of the South Jersey Times about the Phils as the trade deadline creeps closer.
  • Phillies Draft Pick Adjusts To Professional Baseball

    July 22, 2014

    Aaron Nola was the Phillies first-round pick in the 2014 draft. He has already made a strong impression at High Class-A Clearwater. KYW's Matt Leon spoke with Nola about adjusting to the pro game.
  • Cliff Lee Returns To Phils' Lineup

    July 21, 2014

    The Phillies open a four-game series with San Francisco tonight as Cliff Lee returns from the DL to make the start. KYW's Matt Leon spoke with Stephen Gross of the Allentown Morning-Call about the return of Lee and the upcoming trade deadline.
  • Haddonfield Product Pitches for Blue Rocks

    July 21, 2014

    Johnny Walter, a product of Haddonfield Memorial High School and Penn State alum is pitching in the Kansas City organization for the High-A Wilmington Blue Rocks. KYW's Matt Leon caught up with Walter to talk about his success.
  • Phillies

    July 17, 2014

    KYW's Matt Leon spoke with Kevin Cooney about the Phillies second half.
  • Expectations for Phillies After Break

    July 17, 2014

    The Phillies return from the All-Star Break on Friday night as they open a series in Atlanta. What should you expect over the remainder of the season? KYW's Matt Leon spoke with Kevin Cooney of the Bucks County Courier Times to find out.
  • Preview: Union Host Red Bulls

    July 16, 2014

    Philadelphia Union will be home tonight to host the New York Red Bulls. KYW's Matt Leon spoke with Union play-by-play voice J.P. Dellacamera about the match-up.
  • Soul Prepare To Host San Jose

    July 16, 2014

    The Philadelphia Soul return from the bye on Sunday as they host San Jose in a critical game as they continue to chase an AFL playoff berth. KYW's Matt Leon sat down with Soul head coach Clint Dolezel to talk about the match-up.
  • Fmr. WCU Pitcher Moves Up Red Sox System

    July 16, 2014

    Joe Gunkel was a star right-handed pitcher at West Chester University and now he is making his way up the ladder in the Boston farm system. KYW's Matt Leon caught up with Gunkel during a recent visit to Wilmington to talk about his success.
  • Phillies Post All-Star Break

    July 14, 2014

    KYW's Ed Benkin talks to Phillies play-by-play announcer Tom McCarthy about what lies ahead for the Phillies after a rough first half of the season.
  • Local Product Doing Well In A's Minor League System

    July 10, 2014

    Frank Gailey, an Archbishop Carroll and West Chester University alum is pitching well in the Oakland A's organization for Double-A Midland in Texas. KYW's Matt Leon spoke to Gailey about his pro career.
  • Noel Progresses During Summer League

    July 9, 2014

    Sixers big man is getting his first taste of the NBA after missing all of last season recovering from a knee injury. KYW's Matt Leon spoke with Noel about his progress.
  • Sixers Draft Pick On Summer League

    July 8, 2014

    The 76ers are hoping that second-round draft pick K.J. McDaniels can play a role for them this season. KYW's Matt Leon spoke with the Clemson product who down in Orlando playing in the summer league.
  • Phillies Begin Series Against The Brewers

    July 7, 2014

    The Phillies open a four-game series in Milwaukee tonight behind LHP Cole Hamels. Phillies coming off getting swept in Pittsburgh. KYW's Matt Leon spoke with Corey Seidman of Phillies Nation about this series opener.
  • Former St. Joe's Product Trying To Catch On With 76ers

    July 7, 2014

    The 76ers are playing in the Orlando Summer League. Forward Ronald Roberts is a St. Joe's product who is trying to open some eyes while playing with the 76ers down in Florida. KYW's Matt Leon spoke with Roberts about the opportunity with the 76ers.
  • Union Prepare to Face FC Dallas

    July 3, 2014

    The Philadelphia Union visit FC Dallas on Friday night. KYW's Matt Leon spoke with Union midfielder Brian Carroll about the match-up.
  • Phils To Wrap Up Series with Miami

    July 3, 2014

    The Phillies will look to snap a six-game losing streak tonight as they wrap up their series in Miami. KYW's Matt Leon spoke with John Finger of CSNPhilly.com about the match-up.
(Penn State running back Silas Redd reacts after scoring against Indiana State on Sept. 3rd.  Credit: AP)

College Football: Penn State Looks to Find the Offense vs. Eastern Michigan

This week, the 2-1 Nittany Lions return to Beaver Stadium to host Eastern Michigan out of the MAC.

09/22/2011

(File photo by Jos. Labolito, provided)

College Football: Temple Looks to Bounce Back on the Road vs. Maryland

KYW’s Matt Leon spoke with the longtime voice of the Owls, KYW’s own Harry Donahue, to talk about the match-up with Maryland and what the Owls need to do to pull out a win in College Park.

09/22/2011

(File photo provided.  Credit: West Chester University Athletics)

College Football: West Chester Looking For Second Straight Win

The West Chester Golden Rams will look to even their record at 2-2 as they host 1-2 East Stroudsburg in a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference match-up, Saturday.

09/22/2011

Widener quarterback Chris Haupt. (Credit: Widener University)

College Football: Widener’s Haupt Leading High-Powered Offense

The Widener Pride have hit the ground running this college football season, and a big reason for that success is the play of junior quarterback Chris Haupt.

09/22/2011

Pat Venditte (Credit: Dave Schofield/Trenton Thunder)

Trenton’s Venditte An Effective Switch…Pitcher

In the world of minor league baseball, teams utilize any kind of promotion or gimmick to draw attention to their respective squad. But Pat Venditte is anything but a gimmick; he’s a relief pitcher for the Trenton Thunder, and he’s ambidextrous.

08/04/2011

Union forward Sebastien Le Toux beats Spanish international and Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso to the ball, during a friendly match at Lincoln Financial Field. (Credit: Philadelphia Union)

Le Toux, Union Host Defending MLS Champs

Union are coming off a pair of international friendlies against Everton (1-0 win) and Real Madrid (2-1 loss). Overall, Philadelphia has 31 points and they are tied with Columbus Crew for the top spot in MLS Eastern Conference.

07/29/2011

Sebastian Le Toux, Kyle Nakazawa and Sheanon Williams celebrate with Gabriel Farfan after his first MLS Goal. (Credit: Abelimages/Getty Images)

Fresh Off Offensive Explosion, Union Look to Tame Rapids

The Philadelphia Union had scored 8 goals all season in MLS play heading into last weekend’s game in Toronto. They nearly doubled that total in 90 minutes, picking up a 6-2 victory. The first tally, scored by midfielder Gabriel Farfan, was the rookie’s first MLS goal and it came a week after his twin brother Michael found the back of the net for the first time with the Union.

06/03/2011

(Credit: Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Stutes A Key Arm In Phillies’ Pen

While many times, rookie arms on good teams are relegated to mop-up duty, Stutes has stepped right in to get key 7th and 8th inning outs for the Phils since being called up from AAA in late April.

05/27/2011