Sixers Look to Do What They Do: Beat the Lesser Teams Up

Sixers Look to Do What They Do: Beat the Lesser Teams Up

The Philadelphia 76ers are a fantastic team when they play opponents who are awful basketball teams. They thrive at beating the crap out of lesser teams while struggling to hang with the likes of San Antonio as on Sunday.

From John Finger's what-you-need-to-know about tonight's game: "Since the start of the season, the Sixers have taken care of the teams
below them in the standings. They are 10-17 against teams that currently
qualify for a playoff spot, but have ripped up the rest of the league
for a 17-4 mark. Suffice it to say, the Sixers need to continue that
trend against the Cavaliers, especially with Andre Iguodala likely to
sit it out."

Thankfully, tonight they face a Cleveland Cavaliers team that isn't as good as Doug Collins' squad. At least not on paper. But they'll have to face Kyrie Irving for the first time, who missed the earlier match up in February, an easy Sixers win in which the Night Shift dominated.

The Sixers will be without Andre Iguodala this evening who continues to battle through knee pain. Jodie Meeks will start in his place with Sam Young seeing plenty of run as well. Coach Collins really seems to like the way S-Young gets after it on the floor.

The Sixers are neck and neck with the Celtics atop the Atlantic while a loss tonight could drop them to as low as the seven seed. Gotta get this one.

7:00 tip from the WFC. Hopefully the Sixers can wreck Cleveland so Bruce Springsteen can come to town to write a song about it tomorrow night.

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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Best of NHL: Maple Leafs hand Kings 1st regulation loss of season

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Best of NHL: Maple Leafs hand Kings 1st regulation loss of season

TORONTO -- Frederik Andersen made 36 saves, and the Toronto Maple Leafs handed the Los Angeles Kings their first regulation loss of the season with a 3-2 victory on Monday night.

Matt Martin, Tyler Bozak and Patrick Marleau scored for the Maple Leafs (7-2-0). Mitch Marner added two assists.

Toronto has won at least seven of its first nine games for the first time since the 1993-94 season and just the seventh time overall in franchise history.

Adrian Kempe and Trevor Lewis scored for Los Angeles (6-1-1), which had won four in a row. Jonathan Quick stopped 31 shots.

Toronto defenseman Roman Polak made his season debut after signing a $1.1 million, one-year deal on Sunday. He had one assist and played 12-plus minutes (see full recap).

Couture, Jones lead Sharks past struggling Rangers
NEW YORK -- Logan Couture had a goal and an assist, Martin Jones stopped 33 shots and the San Jose Sharks beat the struggling New York Rangers 4-1 on Monday night.

Tim Heed, Joonas Donskoi and Melker Karlsson also scored to help the Sharks win for the third time in four games. Jones got his fourth straight win after losing his first two starts.

Mika Zibanejad scored and Henrik Lundqvist finished with 20 saves for the Rangers, who fell to 2-6-2 on the season. New York finished 0 for 6 on the power play and is 3 for 25 over the last six games.

With the Sharks leading 3-0 after two periods, Couture took the puck away from Lundqvist behind the goal and sent it to Karlsson, who put it in for his second of the season at 2:51 of the third. Couture got his 200th career assist on the play.

San Jose turned the puck over in its defensive zone and Zibanejad snapped a shot into the top right corner to spoil Jones' shutout bid at 4:23 of the final period (see full recap).