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'The deal of the century': Sixers owner Josh Harris buys house for just $45 million

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'The deal of the century': Sixers owner Josh Harris buys house for just $45 million

Joshua Harris, the billionaire owner of the Philadelphia 76ers and the New Jersey Devils, just bought a home for $45 million. The price was actually 40 percent lower than the original asking price. According to New York Real Estate site The Real Deal, one insider called this purchase “the deal of the century.”

Co-founder of Apollo Global Management, Harris purchased the Sixers in 2011 for $280 million, which has turned out to be a tremendous investment given that Forbes latest valuation in February was $800 million.

Now, about this ridiculous house. Located at 50 E 69th Street in the Upper East Side in Manhattan, this massive 21,070 square-foot, seven-level, townhouse was built in 1926 for Otto Louis Dommerich, who ran his father’s international cotton business. It boasts 14 marble fireplaces, three elevators and 3,350 square-feet of outdoor space.

The location was once used as the site for the Center for Specialty Care, a luxury medical facility, but can be reconfigured as a single-family home.

The monthly taxes are listed at $28,386 for a yearly total of $340,632.

Here’s a look inside this amazing piece of architecture.

Brent Celek would rather retire than play for Cowboys

Brent Celek would rather retire than play for Cowboys

Need another reason to love Brent Celek?

Probably not — the standing ovation he got at the Sixers game in March just hours after being cut by the Eagles gives you a sense of the connection he has with Philadelphia fans.

But appearing Friday on 97.5 The Fanatic, Celek did the one thing guaranteed to get you in any Eagles fan's good graces — diss the Cowboys.

"Hell no. Do you think I would play for the Cowboys? Philly is my home," Celek said. "If they offered me 10 million, I still wouldn't go."

While Celek said back in March before being cut that he wasn't planning to retire, it sounds like his mind has shifted. He has a hard time imagining himself playing anywhere besides Philadelphia.

"I think I'm leaning more toward retirement," Celek said. "I've had a few offers, but none of them are worth leaving a city that I have been in for 11 years where I won the Super Bowl in my final year. It wouldn't feel right to put another uniform on."

Like seeing Brian Dawkins in a Broncos uniform, it would be bizarre to watch Celek suit up for another team. 

If he does find a new home, we know it definitely won't be Dallas. 

You can listen to the full interview with Celek here

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Mets pitcher records 1st MLB hit off Scott Kingery, jokes on social media

Mets pitcher records 1st MLB hit off Scott Kingery, jokes on social media

When someone gets a bloop single or a broken bat hit, they’ll often say “it looks like a line drive in the box score.” Does the same apply when your first major-league hit came off Scott Kingery lobbing pitches over the plate?

Thursday, in the midst of the Mets' 20-run victory, the Phillies used position players to record the final nine outs of the game. Roman Quinn pitched first and regularly registered in the upper 70s with his offerings, but Kingery on the other hand …

In the eighth inning, Mets reliever Jerry Blevins was called on to hit for just the fourth time in his 12-year MLB career and he delivered with an RBI single off the soft-tossing rookie infielder. 

After the game, Blevins took to social media to make a joke about his first hit.

Mets fans had some fun with the moment, too.

While Dodgers fans, just didn’t get it.

The Phillies went on to win the second game of the twin bill, aided by a solo home run from Kingery. The Phils also gained a half-game on the Atlanta Braves in the standings, so we can have a laugh at this one.

Congratulations, Jerry, it’s a line drive off Kershaw in the box score.

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