Looming Irene: Oswalt Takes On Marlins at CBP

Looming Irene: Oswalt Takes On Marlins at CBP

Plenty of interesting story lines developing this weekend in Philadelphia, with perhaps one of the worst hurricanes we'll ever see likely to hit the East Coast in the next 24 hours, but not too many of them have to do with the action on the field.

The big question now seems to be whether the Phillies will play only one game this evening or if they'll find a way to squeeze in tomorrow's 1:05 game as well.

As for the matchup tonight, it'll be Roy Oswalt (6-7, 3.51) who Phillies fans will have their eyes on. Oswalt is coming off a great start in DC in which his velocity was the best it's been all season. Will he be able to continue hitting 92-94 on the gun and striking out opposing hitters in the process?

The Phils offense will take on right-hander Clay Hensley (1-5, 5.47) who gets the start for the struggling Marlins.

As for tomorrow's game, it looks like they're hoping to get the 1:05 game in before Irene touches down in Philly, but I'm skeptical. Ruben Amaro Jr. told reporters before the game that he hopes to get the Phils on a plane and in the air tomorrow afternoon to head to Cincy.

Should be an interesting weekend. We'll be here with some chatter all weekend long. If we have power and Internet, that is.

7:05 start tonight from CBP.

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NBC Sports Philadelphia Internship - Advertising/Sales

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NBC Sports Philadelphia Internship - Advertising/Sales

Position Title: Intern
Department: Advertising/Sales
Company: NBC Sports Philadelphia
# of hours / week: 10 – 20 hours

Deadline: November 20

Basic Function

This position will work closely with the Vice President of Sales in generating revenue through commercial advertisements and sponsorship sales. The intern will gain first-hand sales experience through working with Sales Assistants and AEs on pitches, sales-calls and recapping material.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Assist Account Executive on preparation of Sales Presentations
• Cultivate new account leads for local sales
• Track sponsorships in specified programs
• Assist as point of contact with sponsors on game night set up and pre-game hospitality elements.
• Assist with collection of all proof of performance materials.
• Perform Competitive Network Analysis
• Update Customer database
• Other various projects as assigned

Requirements

1. Good oral and written communication skills.
2. Knowledge of sports.
3. Ability to work non-traditional hours, weekends & holidays
4. Ability to work in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment
5. Must be 19 years of age or older
6. Must be a student in pursuit of an Associate, Bachelor, Master or Juris Doctor degree
7. Must have unrestricted authorization to work in the US
8. Must have sophomore standing or above
9. Must have a 3.0 GPA

Interested students should apply here and specify they're interested in the ad/sales internship.

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Kyrie Irving fined $25,000 for his inappropriate comments to Sixers fan

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Kyrie Irving fined $25,000 for his inappropriate comments to Sixers fan

NEW YORK — The NBA has fined Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving $25,000 for responding to a fan with inappropriate language.

Kiki VanDeWeghe, the NBA' executive vice president of basketball operations, announced the fine Sunday.

Irving spoke to a fan at halftime of Boston's 102-92 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday night (see story). 

The NBA fined Pelicans center DeMarcus Cousins $25,000 for language he used toward a fan late in a loss to Memphis on Wednesday night in the season opener.