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Archive: October, 2011

Philly's First Pro Basketball Owner

Wednesday, October 19, 2011, 4:56 PM
Now that a group of Wall Street dilettantes has purchased the 76ers, it seems like a good time to look back at the long-forgotten Philadelphia plebian who was the first owner of the city’s first NBA team. When in 1946 the Philadelphia Warriors became charter members of the Basketball Association... Read more


Thursday, October 13, 2011, 2:36 PM
I understand that Ryan Howard isn’t a football player. But he is a professional athlete and as such, his torn Achilles tendon ought to raise serious concerns for Phillies fans. A 2010 study by Duke researchers that appeared in the journal, “Foot and Ankle Specialist” revealed that... Read more
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