Rumor Mill: Could Allen Iverson Play in the Battle for I-95 at the Palestra?

Rumor Mill: Could Allen Iverson Play in the Battle for I-95 at the Palestra?

Let's look at the facts. The much-hyped pickup game featuring many of the NBA's brightest stars is set to take place on Sunday night at the Palestra on Penn's campus. An Eventbrite website is now promoting a Ciroc Vodka party hosted by Sixers' legend Allen Iverson on Saturday night at Vault Ultra Lounge on N. 2nd Street.

Now, we've seen athletes names attached to parties in the past without it being approved by the player, but if this turns out to be legit and A.I. is in Philadelphia this weekend, well, he'd have to play at the Palestra on Sunday night, right?

Intrepid Tweeter and proprietor of TheFightins.com, Meech, asked this very question to the organizer of the Battle for I-95, Rahim Thompson.

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Mike Meech @RTChosenleague Iverson's in town, I assume that means he'll make an appearance? (or is that a secret?)
Sep 21 via TweetDeckFavoriteRetweetReply

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Rahim Thompson @meechone no comment
Sep 21 via Twitter for BlackBerry®FavoriteRetweetReply

Now, Meech seems to assume the "no comment" response means Iverson will show up on Sunday night and show off his aging crossover move, but I'm not as sure. If Iverson is in Philly, I'd expect him to play, but there's still the chance he's not in Philly at all this weekend, and if Thompson knows this and gives a "no comment" answer, it creates more of a buzz on the Internet and maybe some gullible websites might even write about it.

But who knows, maybe Allen Iverson plays against LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, and Kevin Durant on Sunday in West Philly.

That would make for a wild weekend.

UPDATE: The AP's Dan Gelston passes along info that "Iverson 'isn't planning to play' Sunday, per manger Gary Moore."

We shall see.

NBC Sports Philadelphia Internship - Advertising/Sales

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NBC Sports Philadelphia Internship - Advertising/Sales

Position Title: Intern
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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.

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MLB Playoffs: Yankees storm back for win over Astros to even ALCS

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MLB Playoffs: Yankees storm back for win over Astros to even ALCS

NEW YORK -- Aaron Judge ignited a rousing rally with a home run, then doubled during a four-run eighth inning to spur the New York Yankees over the Houston Astros 6-4 Tuesday night and level the AL Championship Series 2-2.

The Yankees trailed 4-0 against starter Lance McCullers Jr. until Judge homered leading off the seventh. He tied it with a line drive that nearly left the park in the eighth and scored on Gary Sanchez's go-ahead two-run double off loser Ken Giles.

The Yankees have rallied from a second straight 0-2 series deficit -- they beat Cleveland in the Division Series by winning three in a row to take that best-of-five matchup.

Aroldis Chapman struck out two in a perfect ninth, and New York improved to 5-0 at home in the playoffs.

Masahiro Tanaka pitches for New York against Dallas Keuchel in Game 5 Wednesday and rematch of the opener, won by the Astros 2-1 (see full recap).

Dodgers on brink of World Series after shutout
CHICAGO -- Yu Darvish pitched sparkling ball into the seventh inning, Chris Taylor homered again and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Chicago Cubs 6-1 on Tuesday night to open a commanding 3-0 lead in the NL Championship Series.

Andre Ethier also went deep and Taylor added an RBI triple in the fifth as Los Angeles set a franchise record with its sixth consecutive playoff win. Yasiel Puig had two more hits in another entertaining performance that included an impressive bat flip -- on a long foul ball in the first inning.

Looking for a four-game sweep and their 22nd NL pennant, the Dodgers will send Alex Wood to the mound Wednesday night at Wrigley Field with a chance to reach the World Series for the first time since their last championship in 1988. Jake Arrieta, eligible for free agency after the season, pitches for the Cubs in what could be his final start with the team.

Los Angeles was eliminated by Chicago in the NLCS last year, but this is a different group of Dodgers. The lineup is patient and pesky and the pitching staff is much deeper, especially since Darvish was acquired in a trade with Texas in the final minutes before the July 31 deadline (see full recap).