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(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

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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

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Philadelphia To See Economic Boost From NCAA Lacrosse Championships

It’s a big weekend in Philadelphia for lacrosse fans as the NCAA Championships are in town.

05/25/2013

(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

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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

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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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Phillies Ace Honored With John Wanamaker Athletic Award

Roy Halladay has picked up another prestigious award. The Phillies ace has been honored with the John Wanamaker Athletic Award. 


06/28/2011

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Roy Halladay To Receive 2011 Wanamaker Award

Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay has been named the 2011 recipient of the John Wanamaker Athletic Award.

05/17/2011

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Lee’s Decision Could Bode Well For Philly, Says Sports Marketer

Larry Needle heads the Philadelphia Sports Congress. He says Lee’s decision will have a ripple effect.

12/14/2010

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It’s Army Versus Navy At Lincoln Financial Field

Philadelphia tourism officials say Army/Navy weekend is expected to give the local economy a $35 million boost.

12/11/2010

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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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Philly Pushes to Host 2018, 2022 World Cup Soccer Tournament

The World Cup needs a home in 2018 and 2022, so some in Philadelphia are asking, why not us?

10/01/2010