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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.

Eagles fan mad about loss allegedly put girlfriend's dog in microwave

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Eagles fan mad about loss allegedly put girlfriend's dog in microwave

Eagles fans have been known to take their frustrations out on horses in the past, but now we can add cruelty to canines to the long list of strange behavior by Philadelphia sports fans.

Kirsten Gaskins was arrested on Sunday evening at a hotel in Hanover Township and has been charged with simple assault, harassment, cruelty to animals, and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

Gaskins was at the hotel as "a getaway" from Philadelphia with her girlfriend. She was drinking while watching the Eagles game against the Saints and allegedly became angry once the Saints won, according to police. Gaskins allegedly struck the victim in the face multiple times before threatening to harm her Pomeranian.

Gaskins was not present when police arrived but when she returned and they entered the room they found the dog inside of the microwave. The microwave was never turned on and the dog was reportedly OK.

It's unclear if the Pomeranian had any rooting interest in the game. Dogs usually don't care.

[NBC 10 | Morning Call]

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Flyers mascot Gritty featured on Mike McKenna's goalie mask

Flyers mascot Gritty featured on Mike McKenna's goalie mask

Everybody loves Gritty.

Especially the goalies, because the Flyers' mascot makes for some awesome art.

First, it was Calvin Pickard who honored the furry fella on his mask.

Now, it's newest netminder Mike McKenna with the Gritty ink.


(Zack Hill/Philadelphia Flyers)

McKenna has a neat hockey story and background. He wears No. 56 because it was the number his father Terry used as a race car driver.


(Courtesy of Mike McKenna)

The Flyers are McKenna's seventh NHL club.

"I've always been able to perform," he said earlier this month. "It's just been a matter of not being somebody's prospect. That's what I've battled my whole career. I didn't start out with an entry-level contract, so the cards were stacked against me from the beginning, and for whatever reason, I've managed to persevere and keep my career going."

All the way to a fresh Gritty mask. Let's hope we see it in action soon.

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