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Game Chat: Cover Your Eyes and Ears, the Phillies Are on This Afternoon

Game Chat: Cover Your Eyes and Ears, the Phillies Are on This Afternoon

Hope you've got a barbecue or somewhere to be to today, otherwise you might be tempted to witness a train wreck. That's how it went down for the Phillies on Tuesday night anyway, as the Mets thumped them 11-1 -- and it could have been a lot worse. No more analysis needed than that. They stink something awful right now.

Still two more to go before the club can make their escape from New York though. Your pitching matchups are below for the Independence Day matinee.

Cliff Lee (0-5, 4.13), what else is there really left to say? You can't lose complete faith in the guy, because he's battled periods in his career like this before. He's prone to incredible streakiness, so a stretch of dominance always seems like it's right around the corner for this guy. Hard to be confident at the moment though when he's this close to reaching the break without a win.

The Mets call on Chris Young (2-1, 3.30). The former All Star has been battling injuries for years, but the Mets are hoping he is finally healthy. So far, so good through five starts this season, which is already the most he's pitched since 2009. The Phillies saw the 6'10" righthander twice last season, and did not fare well. Young was 1-0 and allowed one earned run over 12.1 innings of work.

Even if you don't enjoy the Phillies, enjoy the holiday.

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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Report: Darren Sproles out indefinitely with broken arm

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Report: Darren Sproles out indefinitely with broken arm

It appears the Eagles have lost running back Darren Sproles for a while.

Sproles, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, suffered a broken arm in Sunday's 27-24 victory over the Giants and is out indefinitely.

Sproles left the game early in the second quarter with what was announced as a wrist injury and did not return after running the ball three times for 11 yards. 

Despite his loss, the Eagles' run game thrived. Wendell Smallwood, LeGarrette Blount and Corey Clement combined for 160 yards rushing and two touchdowns on 30 carries.

Veteran Torrey Smith, for the time being at least, will take over as the Eagles' punt returner. Smith returned one punt Sunday for nine yards. He tweeted it was his first punt return since high school. 

The 34-year-old Sproles seemed to be contemplating retirement after last season, his 11th in the NFL, but backed off this spring during OTAs.

"We're gonna see," Sproles said in June. "Right after we make the playoffs, then come back and ask me."