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Briere Shreds Isles in Shootout

Briere Shreds Isles in Shootout

A beautiful goal by Danny Briere ensured the Flyers wouldn't be the victims of a second consecutive shootout loss Saturday night, winning 4-3 on Long Island. For the second straight night, the Flyers found themselves down in the third period, but Mike Richards rammed home the equalizer to send it to overtime. A last minute penalty had them down a man for the first 2 minutes of OT, and when another penalty immediately followed, it looked like the Flyers might be in line for another sympathy point. But tenacious play stifled the Isles' power play, and once again the Flyers headed to the dreaded shootout.

Tonight's round was just the opposite of last night's, in which only one save was made in six attempts; Antero Niittymaki was perfect on the three attempts he faced, and Wade Dubielewicz stopped the first two Flyers shots, but couldn't answer Briere's multi-deke backhander. Briere scored in regulation as well, and his hot streak continues. Joffrey Lupul added the Flyers other goal, lighting the lamp for the first time since returning to injury.

Dubielewicz and Niitty both played great games in net, with a total of 83 shots between the teams. The Flyers' 54 marked a season high, and tonight's game was the sixth time in the past 10 games the Flyers have gone to overtime or beyond. Video highlights after the jump.

CSNPhilly Internship - Advertising/Sales

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CSNPhilly Internship - Advertising/Sales

Position Title: Intern
Department: Advertising/Sales
Company: Comcast SportsNet 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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Chris Long donating first 6 game checks for scholarships in Charlottesville

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Chris Long donating first 6 game checks for scholarships in Charlottesville

Chris Long talked the talk. Now he's walking the walk. 

The Eagles defensive end is donating his first six game checks of the 2017 season to fund two scholarships in his hometown of Charlottesville, Virginia. 

In August, Long spoke out about the violent protests in Charlottesville (see story).  At that time, he thought the majority of the original protesters, protesting the removal of a Confederate statue, were from out of town. He thought his neighbors were the ones trying to stop them. He also took umbrage to President Donald Trump's response, which condemned "violence on many sides."  

Now, Long is doing more than just speaking out. Based on his $1 million base salary in 2017, six games checks will amount to roughly $375,000. 

"In August, we watched people fill our hometown streets with hatred and bigotry," Long said in a release. "Megan (his wife) and I decided to try to combat those actions with our own positive investment in our community." 

According to the release, the scholarships will be administered by Long's alma mater, St. Anne's-Belfield School. Two members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Virginia will be given the seven-year scholarships to go a Virginia school. The two scholarships will go to students entering sixth grade and will provide them with tuition through high school graduation. 

The Longs have actually been sponsoring a student who will graduate this spring from St. Anne's-Belfield, the release said. They have been paying for the student's tuition for the past six years. But now, Long wants to make a more public statement. 

"We want these scholarships to be reflective of what the 'Cville' community is really about -- supporting one another, social equality and building up those in our community who need it," Long said. "We hope our investment will change the lives of the students who receive the scholarship and in turn, those students can positively impact others."