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Jrue on All-Star Media Day: "If My Man ET Was Here, It Would Have Been a Lot More Fun"

Jrue on All-Star Media Day: "If My Man ET Was Here, It Would Have Been a Lot More Fun"

It's hard to read the on-court relationship of Jrue Holiday and Evan
Turner sometimes. For every time Jrue drives to the basket and hits Evan
at the elbow or in the corner for a wide-open three, it seems like
there's two or three times where they both try to take the ball up into
the half-court, or where Jrue ignores Evan on the weak side as he
motions for a pass with his man lingering a few steps off. The chemistry
is there, but it's imperfect, and sometimes you wonder if one isn't
happier running the team while the other one is sitting on the bench.
You wonder if, a couple years down the road, it might end up being a
problem.

But at the very least, it seems like their off-court
relationship is a pretty tight one. Neither has ever said anything even
remotely sniping about the other through the media, and when asked about each others' games recently,
they were pretty unreservedly complementary. And now with one of them a
part of All-Star Weekend for the first time in either's career, the
closeness between the two becomes ever-more apparent. During Media Day
yesterday, Jrue was asked about his first visit to All-Star weekend, and
specifically if he was gonna take a lot of pictures to remember his
first time, and apropos of virtually nothing, he shouted out the
Extraterrestrial:


I will...I'm obviously a  goofball. I'll goof around. If my man ET was here, it would have been a lot more fun...but, again, just happy to be here.


Jrue
was then asked about some comments recently made by Clippers point
guard (and starting West All-Star) Chris Paul about how much better it
is to go to All-Star Weekend with a teammate, and asked if he could
understand that. His answer was similarly touching:


Yeah,
for sure. If somebody who you can hang out with ever day, inside jokes
or whatever, and maybe...again, just hanging out with them, and
experiencing this All-Star setting together...I dunno, that's something
that obviously, y'all could carry on for the rest of the season, and the
rest of your life.


Pretty sweet. We're
certainly hoping that Evan can make the jump to All-Star in Year Four
that the Damaja made this year, because we'd love to see them
goofballing it up together in New Orleans in 2014. And as far as reasons
not to trade ET
go, his friendship with Jrue might rank pretty down-ballot, but maybe
should be considered at least a little bit. Having a young team that
likes each other and can grow together...it's a tough prospect to give
up on in pro sports.

CSNPhilly Internship - Advertising/Sales

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CSNPhilly Internship - Advertising/Sales

Position Title: Intern
Department: Advertising/Sales
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# of hours / week: 10 – 20 hours

Deadline: November 20

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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.

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• Assist Account Executive on preparation of Sales Presentations
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Best of MLB: Red Sox's Sale reaches 300 Ks; Marlins' Stanton hits 56th HR

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Best of MLB: Red Sox's Sale reaches 300 Ks; Marlins' Stanton hits 56th HR

BALTIMORE -- Chris Sale was at his very best -- right down to his momentous last pitch -- in another meaningful victory for the Boston Red Sox.

Sale struck out 13 to become the first AL pitcher in 18 years to reach the 300 mark, and Boston moved to the brink of clinching a playoff berth by beating the Baltimore Orioles 9-0 on Wednesday night.

Sale (17-7) reached the milestone on his 111th and final pitch, a called third strike against Ryan Flaherty to end the eighth inning. The last AL pitcher to fan 300 batters in a season was Boston's Pedro Martinez in 1999, when he set a club record with 313.

Red Sox manager John Farrell sent Sale back out for the eighth inning to give him a shot at getting No. 300 (see full recap).

Stanton hits 56th homer, Marlins sweep Mets
MIAMI -- Home runs before small crowds in the eighth inning of lopsided games between also-rans count, too, which is fortunate for Giancarlo Stanton.

Now he needs only five more for 61.

Stanton hit his major league-leading 56th homer in the eighth Wednesday to punctuate the Miami Marlins' 9-2 win over the New York Mets, which completed a three-game sweep.

Announced attendance was 16,033, but the actual turnout was perhaps one-third that total. The Marlins are destined to miss the playoffs for the 14th year in a row despite Stanton's homer show (see full recap).

Rays, Snell end Cubs' 7-game winning streak
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Their seven-game winning streak is over and the Chicago Cubs are still being challenged for the NL Central lead with 11 games left in the season.

Blake Snell gave up two hits in seven shutout innings and the Tampa Bay Rays ended the Cubs' season-best winning streak 8-1 on Wednesday night.

The Cubs, who had not lost since being swept by the Milwaukee Brewers in a three-game series in Chicago on Sept. 8-10, are scheduled to open a four-game series in Milwaukee on Thursday night, holding a 3 1/2-game lead over the Brewers.

"It's going to be very exciting," manager Joe Maddon said. "We got the split here, which is good. Moving it forward, you've got to beat ‘em straight-up sometimes and that's what we're going to have to do,” (see full recap).

Nationals rally for 6 runs in 8th to beat Braves
ATLANTA -- Manager Dusty Baker was hardly surprised that the heart of the Nationals' order took so many pitches in the eighth inning.

"It's easy to be patient when they're not near the strike zone," he said. "We capitalized on it. You're going to get hits after that."

Braves closer Arodys Vizcaino issued three bases-loaded walks in the six-run eighth, Gio Gonzalez pitched seven strong innings and Washington beat Atlanta 7-3 on Wednesday night (see full recap).