<![CDATA[NBC 10 Philadelphia - Sports]]>Copyright 2018https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/sports http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC10_40x125.png NBC 10 Philadelphia https://www.nbcphiladelphia.comen-usSun, 24 Jun 2018 03:23:53 -0400Sun, 24 Jun 2018 03:23:53 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Mexico Fans in California Celebrate Win Against S. Korea, Block Street ]]> Sun, 24 Jun 2018 00:50:12 -0400 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/woman+with+mexican+flag.PNG

Fans in San Diego woke up early to cheer Mexico on to their 2-1 victory against South Korea Saturday.

Fans in National City were so excited that they temporarily blocked a part of Highland Avenue during their celebrations, and an MTS bus had to be rerouted.

“If you ain’t here, you’re missing out!” one fan at the Machete Beer House in National City told NBC 7. He said he thought it would still be difficult for Mexico to win the World Cup, “but it’s possible.”

The National City pub was packed with anxious and hardcore fans Saturday morning who feasted on chilaquiles and craft beer as they watched the match play out.

Mexico earned its first win since their upset against Germany last weekend. The team scored their first goal just 26 minutes into the match against a struggling South Korea team who have now lost their opening two matches.

“I feel glorious, just the victory, so emotional,” another fan said as his elated friend attacked him with a hug. “You just feel it all over yourself – it’s just proud. We’re just so proud at the moment.” He said if you’re confident in your team anything is possible and they could make it to the final. “Viva Mexico!”

“To see everyone come together, it’s really great,” a female fan who was wearing the Mexican flag around her said. 

Fred Sanchez, a Mariachi performer who had just come from a show at a restaurant said he was representing Mexico both in spirit and in attire. “Mexico has been doing great,” he added.

Mexico next plays Sweden on Wednesday.



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<![CDATA[Beer Sales Skyrocket in Russia During World Cup]]> Sat, 23 Jun 2018 13:30:44 -0400 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/beer+thumbnail.jpg

Bar owners in Russia are shocked that beer sales have surpassed those of other types of alcohol.

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<![CDATA[Vikings Host NFL's First LGBTQ Summit]]> Fri, 22 Jun 2018 15:22:39 -0400 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/VikingsLGBTQSummit_MP4-152969430480100002.jpg
The Minnesota Vikings is the first NFL franchise to host a large-scale summit focused on the inclusion of LGBTQ athletes in sports. 
 
More than 200 people gathered at the summit in Eagan, Minnesota Thursday.
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<![CDATA[Sixers Coach Brett Brown Breaks Down Differences Between Bridges & Smith]]> Fri, 22 Jun 2018 13:16:03 -0400 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/uspresswire-sixers-silver-bridges-smith.jpg

The Sixers raised eyebrows when they traded traded local hero Mikal Bridges, who played at Villanova, for Texas Tech's Zhaire Smith. There are differences between the players.



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<![CDATA[Philly Fan Goes to the Sky to Send Message to LeBron James]]> Fri, 22 Jun 2018 10:58:13 -0400 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Philly_Fan_Sends_Big_Messages_to_LeBron_James.jpg

A 76ers fan sent messages over the NBA Draft, trying to lure LeBron James.

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<![CDATA['Tonight': Fallon and NBA Draft Stars '90s Sitcom Theme]]> Thu, 21 Jun 2018 07:20:19 -0400 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/tjf_hlt_s5e145_888_nbadraftstars_20180620_v1_current-152956485356100002.jpg

Jimmy Fallon and stars of the 2018 NBA Draft join forces for TGIF-style opening credits, with an original theme song, "Play-by-Play," written and performed by Jesse Frederick (he sang the themes to "Full House," "Family Matters" and "Perfect Strangers").

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<![CDATA[Flying Hot Dog Strikes Phillies Fan in the Face During Game]]> Thu, 21 Jun 2018 04:51:04 -0400 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Woman+Hit+by+Hot+Dog+_29121848.jpg

Phillies fan Kathy McVay continues to recover from a black eye she suffered while watching the team play against the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday. Yet it wasn’t a foul ball that caused her injury.

“You would think you would get hit by a baseball,” the Plymouth Meeting woman said. “Instead of a flying hot dog.”

McVay was sitting near home plate with two of her friends during the game. She says it was either the 6th or 7th inning when the Phillie Phanatic came out and began shooting hot dogs into the stands from a cannon.

McVay is suffering from a torn rotator cuff and is set for surgery on Tuesday. She never imagined her inability to lift her arm would be a danger for her at that very moment.

“All of a sudden I looked up and here comes this hot dog,” she said. “Since I can’t lift my shoulder…I couldn’t catch it or get it out of the way that fast.”

The flying hot dog struck McVay in the face, knocking off her glasses.

“Next thing I knew I was bleeding and we were going to First Aid,” she said.

McVay and her friends left the game and went to Einstein Hospital, where doctors took X-rays and she underwent a CAT scan. Fortunately for McVay, nothing was broken. She does have a black eye and a surreal moment she’ll never forget.

“At least it’s funny,” McVay said. “It’s a story I can tell people. My only thing is just to warn people just to be careful.”

The Phillies reached out to McVay Tuesday to apologize. They also offered her free tickets to a future game. McVay says the incident hasn’t scared her off from going. 

“I love the Phillies. I would definitely go,” she said. “I just have a story to tell.”

She’ll do one thing differently during the next Phillies game, however.

“Next time we’re going to the nosebleed section,” she said.

A Phillies spokesperson told NBC10 the incident was the first they’ve ever heard of a fan being injured by a hot dog.

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<![CDATA[Sneak Peek Inside Construction at the Wells Fargo Center]]> Tue, 19 Jun 2018 20:51:25 -0400 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Wells+Fargo+center+-+Mezzanine+Level+Concourse+THUMB.jpg

Photo Credit: Wells Fargo Center]]>