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Fishing for bass on the Delaware River. (Credit: John McDevitt)

Bassmaster Elite Challengers Bait Their Hooks For Delaware River Competition

Later this summer, a hundred of the nation’s top anglers will be catching bass for a competition on the Delaware River.

06/29/2014

(File photo of Lincoln Financial Field, which could be the site of Copa América Centenario matches in 2016, by WCBS 880 chopper pilot Tom Kaminsky.)

Philly Soccer Show: Copa América Centenario Matches Here?

A major soccer tournament is coming to the USA in a couple of years, and Philadelphia could be a host city for it.

05/09/2014

(Four sisters who compete with the Philadelphia Curling Club will be among the competitors at the USA Curling National Championships in Aston, Delaware County, next month.  Photo by Mark Abrams)

Curling National Tourney Sweeping Into Delco, To Delight of Local Family

Aston, Pa., will be the site of the USA Curling national championships, beginning March 1st.

02/19/2014

(Feats of strength, including a pull-up contest between Navy and Army, were part of the pep rally at the Shops at Liberty Place.  Photo by Dan Wing)

Pep Rally, Gala Draws Hundreds in Advance of Saturday’s Army-Navy Game

“It’s a wonderful event. It’s an All-American event, and it certainly is America’s game,” said one man who had traveled to Philadelphia from Florida.

12/13/2013

(Credit: Tim Jimenez)

Regional Officials Delighted With International Rugby Match This Fall in Chester, Pa.

Former Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell joined USA Rugby officials and others to announce the USA Eagles national team will play the Maori All Blacks of New Zealand at PPL Park on November 9th.

05/31/2013

(Head coach John Thompson III and the Georgetown Hoyas raise their Big East championship trophy on March 9th.  Credit:  Mitchell Layton/ Getty Images)

Philadelphia Basking In Reflected Glow of NCAA Tournament Spotlight

“We’re probably looking at an economic impact of eight to ten million dollars,” says Larry Needle, executive director of the Philadelphia Sports Congress.

03/19/2013

(credit: Hunter Martin/Getty Images)

Army-Navy Game Brings More Than Tradition To Philadelphia

The legendary Army-Navy football classic returns to the Philadelphia on Saturday, and no matter which team prevails, the real winner will be the city’s hotels and restaurants.

12/06/2012

(Credit: {Paul Kurtz)

2012 USA National Curling Championships Being Held This Month In Delaware County

Two teams, each comprised of four players, try to slide massive stone into position over a circular target.

02/01/2012

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‘Operation Gratitude’ Comes To The Army-Navy Game

Those attending the Army-Navy game will be able to show their appreciation for the troops through “Operation Gratitude.”

12/06/2010

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