<![CDATA[NBC 10 Philadelphia - Sports]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/sports http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC10_40x125.png NBC 10 Philadelphia http://www.nbcphiladelphia.comen-usMon, 26 Jun 2017 01:37:39 -0400Mon, 26 Jun 2017 01:37:39 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Boston Red Sox Retire David Ortiz's Number]]> Fri, 23 Jun 2017 23:42:13 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/David+Ortiz+Retired+Number.JPG

The Boston Red Sox officially retired No. 34 in honor of David Ortiz in a special ceremony at Fenway Park on Friday night.

"I love you, Boston," Big Papi told Red Sox Nation. "Thank you."

Red Sox legends like Carl Yastrzemski, and relatives of others, like Johnny Pesky, were on hand to congratulate the slugging designated hitter.

Some of his former teammates, including Hall of Fame pitcher Pedro Martinez, catcher Jason Varitek, knuckleballer Tim Wakefield, and second baseman Dustin Pedroia, also honored Ortiz. Martinez and Pedroia both paid tribute in speeches.

Friday morning, JetBlue unveiled a new Big Papi and Red Sox themed gate at Logan Airport. The gate, appropriately C34, is adorned with photos of Ortiz's top 10 Red Sox moments and his jersey. Ortiz was on hand for the dedication.

"I have been around for a long time and it's been a blessing being part of Boston," Ortiz said.

Big Papi played for the Red Sox for 14 consecutive seasons, helping the team win a total of three World Seriess Championships.

On Thursday afternoon, the Red Sox and the City of Boston renamed the Yawkee Way extension near Fenway Park "David Ortiz Drive" in honor of the player.

Later in the day, Big Papi was roasted by friends and fellow heavy hitters in major league sports.

Friday's game against the Los Angeles Angels is set to begin at 7:10 p.m. but fans are encouraged to arrive earlier for the ceremony.



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<![CDATA[Sixers Select Markelle Fultz With No. 1 Pick]]> Thu, 22 Jun 2017 23:43:33 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Markelle+Fultz+Draft+Sixers.jpg

Markelle Fultz is a Sixer. 

What seemed highly unlikely up until last week became a reality Thursday night when the Sixers selected Fultz first overall with the pick they acquired from the Celtics. 

The Sixers traded the third pick and a future first-round pick to move up for the 6-foot-4, 195-pound point guard out of Washington. Fultz averaged 23.2 points (47.6 percent from the field and 41.3 percent from three), 5.9 assists and 5.7 rebounds last season. He led all freshmen in the nation and the entire Pac-12 in scoring. Defensively, Fultz boasts a seven-foot wingspan. 

Fultz is the best fit for the Sixers among all players in the draft. The team has been in need of a go-to scorer and cannot head into next season relying on Joel Embiid when it is unclear how many games he will play. The Sixers tied with the Bulls for 24th in long-range shooting (34.0 percent), were 25th in points per game (102.4) and 27th in field goal shooting (44.2 percent). Fultz will give them instant offense.

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Fultz can create a dynamic backcourt duo with the 6-10 Simmons when last year's No. 1 overall pick is running the floor. This week, Sixers president of basketball operations Bryan Colangelo said Simmons doesn't necessarily have to be the point guard in order to be the facilitator. 

"Anytime I make a selection, whether it's one or 30, you're looking for talent, character, fit," Colangelo said Monday, remaining mum on a specific player. 

Fultz traveled from Maryland to the Sixers' training complex in Camden, New Jersey, Saturday as trade talks heated up. He arrived wearing his own Sixers hat, later posting a photo of himself entering the training complex on Instagram. He also posed for a picture with Simmons, Embiid and Robert Covington following his workout. This image set off a social media frenzy as the group gave a glimpse into what the Sixers' future could look like. 

"It would be great," Fultz said Saturday of playing for the Sixers. "Get up and down. They're big on defense, so I think the tools that I have to be a defensive player will help them get out in transition. I'm a pretty good shot blocker for a point guard, so I think helping them with that, everything will pretty much help with that." 

The Sixers got Fultz at a relatively low price considering they kept No. 1 protections on the pick they traded. The Celtics will receive the 2018 Lakers' pick if it falls between Nos. 2 and 5. If that does not convey, the Celtics will receive the more favorable of the Sixers' and the Kings' first-round picks in 2019, as long as the better pick is not No. 1. If one of those picks in 2019 are first overall, the Celtics will get the less favorable of the two. 

With all these conditions, the Sixers have protected themselves from a "2013 Celtics-Nets trade" situation. That's how all of this was possible in the first place from the Celtics' side. 

Fultz is the missing piece to round out the Sixers' backcourt and foundational core. Expect them to target veterans in free agency to provide leadership for this young core. 

What is Fultz's biggest fit, though? 

Perhaps the fact he thought he came up with the phrase "trust the process."



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<![CDATA[Jeter Meets With Marlins, Remains Short on Funds: Report]]> Thu, 22 Jun 2017 19:19:04 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-683113516.jpg

Derek Jeter met with the Miami Marlins on Thursday and remains short on funds, according to a report by the Miami Herald.

Jeter is part of one of three reported groups that is vying for ownership of the Marlins. Thus far, no group has been able to come up with the reported $1.3 billion asking price. After meeting with Marlins' president David Samson and MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred on Thursday, Jeter still is trying to find investors.

Along with Jeter, Samson and Manfred, Greg Fleming sat in on the meeting. Fleming may be one of the most important aspects of the meeting, as he is the former chief of Morgan Stanley Wealth Management. Fleming is said to be one of the investors in Jeter's group and it could be a sizable stake.

While Jeter will only contribute a relatively small amount to the team, he would be in complete control of the club. This requirement by Jeter was the reported reason for Jeb Bush exiting the group. Jeter would handle both the baseball and business sides of the organization, if a deal comes to fruition.

While there are three groups reported to be in the running, Jeter remains the front-runner. A group including Tagg Romney and Tom Glavine is considered to be the runner-up. The third group has unknown members in it and would be looked at as a dark horse candidate.

In addition to coming up with the funds to buy the team, MLB wants the new owner to have enough equity to run the team properly. Miami is expected to take losses in the near future and would need to be able to cover those. The Marlins have a losing record this season, but will host a valuable All-Star Game in July.

With the ownership talks hanging in the balance, Miami will look to continue a turnaround on the field. The Marlins are currently hosting the World Series champion Chicago Cubs for four games at Marlins Park.



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<![CDATA[New Deal Makes Raider's Derek Carr NFL's Highest Paid QB]]> Thu, 22 Jun 2017 23:51:32 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/180*120/kahrpayydayye.jpg

Raiders quarterback Derek Carr wanted to get his contract extension done before training camp next month.

He got his wish.

Carr and the team have reached what is reported to be a five-year, $125 million deal, according to a story by Ian Rapoport of NFL.com Thursday morning.

An excited Carr confirmed that report on social media.

“Now it’s done!” he wrote on Twitter. “From the jump I’ve wanted to be a Raider 4 life. One step closer to that! Blessed!!! Business done! Let’s just play now!!!”

The deal is expected to pay Carr about $25 million per season, which will make him the NFL’s highest-paid quarterback. He’s heading into the final year of his first deal, signed after he was taken in the second round of the 2014 draft. That deal will pay him about $5.4 million this season, with the new terms kicking in starting in 2018.

The Raiders have been built with salary-cap flexibility under general manager Reggie McKenzie and are a reported $31 million under the salary cap.

Earlier this offseason, the Raiders signed defensive end-linebacker Khalil Mack to a long-term extension. Still to be done is a deal for starting guard Gabe Jackson.



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<![CDATA[Tearful Tribute: NHL Honors Bickell With Emotional Video]]> Thu, 22 Jun 2017 10:59:16 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-699489368.jpg

In a night filled with honors for some of the best hockey players in the country, one emotional moment stood above the rest.

The moment the NHL honored Bryan Bickell.

The former Blackhawk’s career was cut short after he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in November. He ended his hockey run with the Carolina Hurricanes, playing in less than a dozen games with the team.

But his journey back from rehab to playing his final game in the NHL was an extraordinary moment that earned him praise during the league’s national awards ceremony.

“I didn’t know if I was going to play hockey again,” Bickell said in a heartfelt video showed during the ceremony.

After rehabbing for weeks, Bickell returned to play with the Hurricanes, revealing the team’s season finale against the Flyers would be his last.

“Those people were there for me,” Bickell said in the video as footage showed each Hurricanes player shaking his hand and hugging him before the game.

But as the game went into overtime, it was Bickell who was first up in the shootout – a shot that would ultimately become his last. And it went in.

The stadium erupted as fans, players and his family roared for the goal. 

“There’s hockey life and there’s life after hockey,” Bickell said in the video as he talked about his future with his family and seeing his daughters grow up.

Bickell went on to give a speech during the ceremony, thanking the Blackhawks and the Hurricanes and his fans.  

But it was his thank you to his wife that had tears streaming down the faces of many in the audience.

“When I said no, she said yes. She picked me up when I was down,” he said. “If it wasn’t for Amanda, for everything… Thank you Amanda.”

The moment ended with the league making a $20,000 donation to the Bryan & Amanda Bickell Foundation.




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<![CDATA[Olympic Medalist Allison Baver Teaching Skating]]> Wed, 21 Jun 2017 12:37:50 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Winter_Olympian_Allison_Baver.jpg

Speedskater and designer Allison Baver captured the bronze medal in the 2010 winter Olympics in Vancouver. She is back in our area, to help inspire young athletes to pursue their dreams at the Flyers Skate Zone Power Skating for Hockey Clinic this weekend.

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<![CDATA[Every Goal So Far From the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017]]> Wed, 21 Jun 2017 10:55:16 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/mexico-gol-getty-images.jpg
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<![CDATA[Five Times Athletes Have Challenged Animals]]> Sat, 17 Jun 2017 06:36:07 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/DIT_SPO_5_TIMES_ATHLETES_VS_ANIMALS_061617-149765207316100001.jpg

With the announcement that Michael Phelps will race a shark for Discovery Channel's "Shark Week," we take a look back at five times athletes competed against animals.

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<![CDATA[McDonald's, Olympics Ending Partnership After 40 Years]]> Sat, 17 Jun 2017 06:38:24 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Untitled203.jpg

After 40 years, the relationship between McDonald’s and the International Olympic Committee has come to an end.

McDonald’s, which began sponsoring the United States Olympic Committee in 1976 and been a partner with the IOC since 1996, terminated the relationships with both entities on Friday afternoon.

"As part of our global growth plan, we are reconsidering all aspects of our business and have made this decision in cooperation with the IOC to focus on different priorities," McDonald's Global Chief Marketing Officer Silvia Lagnado said in a statement. "We have been proud to support the Olympic Movement, and we thank our customers and staff, the spectators, athletes and officials, as well as the IOC and local Olympics Games organizing committees, for all of their support over the years."

McDonald’s will continue on as a partner with the Olympics with domestic marketing rights for the 2018 Games in Pyeongchang, but their deal, which was set to run through the Tokyo 2020 games, will be terminated with immediate effect, according to CNBC.

"In today’s rapidly evolving business landscape, we understand that McDonald’s is looking to focus on different business priorities," Timo Lumme, managing director of IOC Television and Marketing Services, said in a statement to AdAge. "For these reasons, we have mutually agreed with McDonald’s to part ways."

According to AdAge, McDonald’s is just the latest business to cut ties with the IOC, following the lead of other companies like AT&T, Budweiser and Hilton Hotels.

McDonald’s and the Olympic Games have a long history that dates back all the way to 1968. According to the company’s Olympic page, they airlifted hamburgers to athletes during the Winter Olympics in Grenoble, France, to help athletes deal with homesickness.

The company officially became a sponsor of the USOC in 1976, and became one of the Games’ TOP partners before the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia. Since then, McDonald’s has served food in the Olympic Village at each competition, and has served up specially branded advertisements, cups and other items in the years since. 



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<![CDATA[Olympians Reveal the Most ‘Dad’ Thing Their Dads Do]]> Fri, 16 Jun 2017 14:39:52 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/celskijr.jpg

Winter Olympians talk about the most embarrassing “Dad” things their dads do.

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<![CDATA[Olympians Tell Their Favorite ‘Dad Jokes’]]> Fri, 16 Jun 2017 13:56:59 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/DIT_SPO_OLYMPIC_DAD_JOKES_061617-149763326114600001.jpg

In honor of Father’s Day, we asked Team USA Olympic athletes to share some of their favorite and cheesiest “Dad Jokes.”

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<![CDATA[Dems Win Ballgame of Unity, Give Trophy to Scalise]]> Thu, 15 Jun 2017 22:13:32 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Congressional+Baseball+Game.jpg

Republicans and Democrats put aside their differences to root for "Team Scalise" during the Congressional Baseball Game this year.

Many lawmakers wore purple and gold hats and shirts emblazoned with the LSU logo in a show of support for Majority Whip Steve Scalise, who was shot one day earlier during the Republican team's practice for the annual event.

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Scalise graduated from LSU in 1989. He is regularly decked out “from head to toe” in team gear, a representative for Rep. Roger Marshall, R-Kansas, said Thursday morning. 

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Scalise’s alma mater reportedly helped make the tribute at the game possible.

In an interview with NOLA.com, LSU athletic director Joe Alleva said he responded to a request for gear by sending hats, towels and shirts for both the Democratic and Republican teams to wear.

Scalise remains in critical condition, but has improved, MedStar Washington Hospital said in an update Thursday night. He had a second surgery related to his internal injuries and a broken bone in his leg, the hospital said.

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David Bailey, one of the Capitol Police officers injured in the shooting at a baseball field in Alexandria, Virginia, threw out the first pitch at the game.

Bailey walked to the pitcher's mound in crutches and former New York Yankees manager Joe Torre handed him the game ball. Bailey then threw a pitch that bounced before reaching the catcher, Roberto Clemente Jr. He gave a good-natured shrug as the stadium applauded.

Three others were shot Wednesday, including Matt Mika, director of government relations for Tysons Foods, who was in critical condition after being shot twice in the chest; Capitol Police Special Agent Crystal Griner, who was shot in the ankle; and Zack Barth, an aide to Rep. Roger Williams (R-Texas), who was shot in the calf.

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The Nationals said nearly 25,000 people attended -- a record number for the Congressional Baseball Game. More than $1 million was raised for Congressional Sports for Charity. The Capitol Police Memorial Fund was added as a beneficiary on Wednesday.

The Democrats beat the Republicans 11-2 in the friendly, but competitive, game. In a final flourish of bipartisan camaraderie for the night, Democratic Rep. Mike Doyle of Pennsylvania, his team's manager, accepted the trophy, then gave it to his GOP counterpart, Rep. Joe Barton of Texas, to put in Scalise's office on behalf of the Democrats. After accepting it gracefully, Barton cracked, "Next year we won't be so nice."

Scalise has previously played in the congressional game, and in previous years wore a variety of Louisiana jerseys.

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The Congressional Baseball Game for Charity dates back to 1909, and became popular enough by 1928 to be broadcast on the radio, according to a history of the game listed on a dedicated website. The Great Depression, World War II and some speakers of the House have intervened to cancel some games.

It is one of the most anticipated events of summer at the Capitol, with Democrats and Republicans splitting the 79 games that have been played over the years 39-39, with one tie. Democrats were on a winning streak for several years before the Republicans won the last game in a squeaker, 8-7.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.



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<![CDATA[Will the NHL Expansion Draft Nab One of Your Favorite Players?]]> Thu, 15 Jun 2017 13:36:45 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/goldenknights.jpg

The NHL is expanding next season as it adds a new team, the Las Vegas Golden Knights. To fill out their roster, the league is holding an expansion draft that entitles the Golden Knights to select one player from each of the 30 current NHL teams. Find out how this could impact your favorite team

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<![CDATA[Video Shows Blimp Crashing at Golf’s US Open]]> Thu, 15 Jun 2017 15:11:17 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_BLIMP_AT_US_OPEN_061517_1-149754558828200001.jpg

People posted video on social media of a blimp crashing near Erin Hills Golf Course in Hartford, Wisconsin, where the U.S. Open of golf is being held.

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<![CDATA[5th Grader Promised College Football Scholarship ]]> Thu, 15 Jun 2017 05:55:33 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Scholarship0614_MP4-149746452895700001.jpg

Titan Lacaden's prowess on the football field caught the eye of University of Hawaii football coach Nick Rolovich, who offered the 11-year-old a scholarship for when Lacaden attends college.

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<![CDATA[The 2017 Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame Inductees]]> Thu, 15 Jun 2017 17:27:57 -0400 Ron JaworskiPhiladelphia through and through, "Jaws" led the Eagles to the franchise's first Super Bowl in 1980. He is now a part owner of the Philadelphia Soul, who brought Philly a championship in August.]]> Ron JaworskiPhiladelphia through and through, "Jaws" led the Eagles to the franchise's first Super Bowl in 1980. He is now a part owner of the Philadelphia Soul, who brought Philly a championship in August.]]> http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Philly+Jaws.jpg Meet the 15 inductees in the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2017 class.

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<![CDATA['The Fight Is On': McGregor to Meet Mayweather in Las Vegas]]> Thu, 15 Jun 2017 07:38:30 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Mayweather_McGregor.jpg

MMA fighter Conor McGregor tweeted Wednesday afternoon that "the fight is on" between himself and renowned boxer Floyd Mayweather.

The spectacle is expected to take place on Aug. 26, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

The Nevada commission approved the date of the fight earlier Wednesday, according to reports.

McGregor tweeted the photo of himself next to Floyd Mayweather Sr., but he will be fighting Floyd Mayweather Jr. It is unclear whether it was a mistake or whether McGregor did it on purpose, as he is known to provoke his opponents.

Mayweather also posted on Instagram about the fight, writing "It's official!"

Mayweather, who retired in September 2015 after going undefeated in all 49 of his pro fights, will face a mixed martial arts fighter who has never been in a scheduled 12-round fight at the MGM Grand arena. The fight will take place in a boxing ring and be governed by boxing rules.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 



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<![CDATA[Will the NBA Champion Warriors Visit the White House?]]> Tue, 13 Jun 2017 15:40:15 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WarriorsWhiteHouseTrump.jpg

With winning a championship routinely comes the opportunity to visit the White House, but it's not clear if the newly-crowned Golden State Warriors will pay a visit to President Donald Trump just yet.

“Today is all about celebrating our championship," the organization wrote in a statement released Tuesday. "We have not received an invitation to the White House, but will make those decisions when and if necessary.”

A report surfaced shortly after Game 5 claiming that the Warriors would unanimously refuse any invitation to the White House, but that report was clearly debunked by the organization's statement.

President Trump has already welcomed members of the New England Patriots and Clemson Tigers football team to the White House after their championship runs this past winter. Whether or not the Warriors will join those teams remains to be seen.

One Warrior has already publicly stated he won't make the trip if the offer is placed on the table. Back in February, guard Shaun Livingston was asked about visiting the White House, but he told a local radio station, "I definitely wouldn't go."

Even if the entire team follows Livingston and says "no" to the White House, that doesn't mean they still wouldn't make a trip to Washington D.C. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who represents San Francisco, on Tuesday took to Twitter to say, "The @Warriors leadership is inspiring. I'd be honored to welcome the team to the U.S. Capitol. #DubNation."

Back in 2015, the Warriors did pay a visit to a Barack Obama-governed White House after capturing the organization's first title in 40 years.



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<![CDATA[Report Warriors Won't Go to White House Is False]]> Tue, 13 Jun 2017 15:06:55 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/DIT+WARRIORS+FINAL+WH+THUMB.jpg

Shortly after winning the NBA Championship last night, a report was circulated stating that the players of the Golden State Warriors were going to unanimously refuse an invitation to the White House to celebrate their win. However, that report turned out to be false.

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<![CDATA[Cowboys Star Irvin Denies Sexual Assault Allegations]]> Tue, 13 Jun 2017 16:06:17 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/061317+michael+irvin+press+conference.JPG

Dallas Cowboys star Michael Irvin and his Fort Lauderdale-based attorney Kenneth Padowitz met with reporters Tuesday and continued to deny claims of sexual battery made by a female acquaintance, saying a completed police investigation cleared Irvin of wrong doing.

With television cameras rolling, the football Hall of Famer and former Miami Hurricanes star addressed the serious allegations that are still being reviewed by the Broward State Attorney’s office.

"This has been the most difficult period my family and I have ever had to endure. To have to live through heinous false allegations," Irvin said. "Now that all the evidence is in…and it says exactly what I’ve always said that nothing, nothing, nothing happened here. I just want to get this process behind me."

Irvin, who starred at St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale before a star studded career with the ‘Canes and the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys, was listed on a sexual battery report from Fort Lauderdale Police for an alleged incident that took place inside a hotel on March 22nd.

The State Attorney’s Office in Broward County confirmed that they had received the case from Fort Lauderdale Police and the investigation is ongoing, while reiterating that no charges have been filed at this time.

"This is an ongoing case that the State Attorney’s Office first received from police investigators on May 31, just nine business days ago," the state attorney's office said in a statement Tuesday. "Prosecutors in our Sexual Battery Unit are continuing their thorough and careful review of this serious matter with the professionalism that our community deserves and expects. Our review is well-within the time period required under the law."

"The Broward State Attorney’s Office has had ample time to review the evidence in this case,” Padowitz said on Tuesday. "I am confident, after having looked at thousands of these cases, that under the law, there is no evidence and in fact affirmative evidence that shows that Michael Irvin, what he has been saying all along, is in fact true."

Irvin, who had previously settled a lawsuit brought against him for sexual assault in 2011, had previously said he was in the area during that time for a relative’s sporting event and the birthday of an aunt.

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<![CDATA[Cristiano Ronaldo Charged With Tax Fraud in Spain]]> Tue, 13 Jun 2017 12:43:28 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/DIT_SPO_RONALDO_TAXED_061317_1-149737169756300001.jpg

Soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has had a tax fraud lawsuit filed against him by prosecutors in Spain. Ronaldo has been accused of using offshore accounts to avoid paying taxes.

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<![CDATA[NBA Finals Memes: Warriors Get Revenge on Cavs]]> Tue, 13 Jun 2017 02:39:59 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/205*120/Warriors+Get+Revenge+on+Cavs+in+Part+3.png

Round 3 goes to Golden State.

The Golden State Warriors avenged their 2016 NBA Finals loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers with a 129-120 victory on Monday night in Oakland.

Kevin Durant was named the NBA Finals MVP after scoring 39 points as he finally took home his first ever NBA Championship trophy.

LeBron James did everything he could to send the series back to Cleveland scoring a game-high 41 points, but this time the Warriors were able to close the door on the 3-1 series lead.

After the game, the Internet was abuzz with memes and jokes from the Cavs loss and the Warriors redemption. We compiled some of the best ones for your enjoyment.

Part III, Revenge of the Steph: 

We have the LeBron crying meme, the Jordan crying meme, and now the Tiger Woods mugshot meme.

The Cavaliers were in trouble after they went down 3-0.

The Kardashian Kurse:

Insane ticket prices for Game 5:

Kevin Love didn't score in the first half of Game 5:

The Warriors kiss cam:

Kevin Durant's Next Chapter: 

What J.R. Smith will be doing after tonight's loss in Game 5:

When you finally slay those 3-1 lead demons: 

LeBron carries the Cavs all series:

Russell Westbrook after the Warriors won Game 5:

Could Brian Scalabrine have helped LeBron and the Cavs:

A recap of the 2017 NBA Finals:

This shirt was great:

Too soon?:

Tribute to Warriors super fan, MC Hammer:

This was epic:

Redemption:

Kevin Durant, King Slayer:



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