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Report: Hamels Wants Seven Years

Report: Hamels Wants Seven Years

The richest contract ever signed by a Major League pitcher is seven years, $161 million, awarded to C.C. Sabathia by the Yankees in December '08. If the latest report from Howard Eskin is true, Cole Hamels could be aiming to surpass those figures.

Never mind the money, which we already expect will climb north of $20 million annually. Seven years! The longest the Phillies have gone with any pitcher during the Pat Gillick/Ruben Amaro era is five years to Cliff Lee.

That might be a stumbling block.

And the money! With player salaries constantly on the rise, a future 29-year-old Hamels figures to command record-breaking numbers, especially should this season continue on its current course. Cole is 4-1 with a 2.45 ERA in 2012, and seems to get better with every year.

With all of this in mind, I still prefer Hamels in red pinstripes next season. Besides the fact that he is elite, we're talking about a homegrown talent, the Most Valuable Player on the only world championship team from Philadelphia in nearly 30 years. Obviously emotions have no place in business, but cutting this guy loose could be bad for baseball and for business.

Yes, the Phillies have been burned by lengthy contracts, none more prevalent for the moment than Ryan Howard's five-year extension at $125 million. When it comes to the truly great players though, sometimes you just have to take a leap.

Does Hamels belong in that company? Whether the Phillies think so or not, somebody will be paying Cole a king's ransom.

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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Brooks' 4 TDs leads Penn by Lehigh 65-47 in 60th meeting

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Brooks' 4 TDs leads Penn by Lehigh 65-47 in 60th meeting

BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- Karekin Brooks rushed for 268 yards with three touchdowns on 29 carries and Pennsylvania outlasted Lehigh 65-47 on Saturday in the 60th meeting between the defending champions of the Patriot and Ivy leagues.

Brooks became the 12th Quaker to rush for 200-plus yards in a game and moved into second on Penn's single-game rushing record, behind Terrance Stokes' 272 yards against Princeton in 1993. Brooks also threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to David Ryslik early in the fourth quarter, which made it 56-35.

Penn (2-0) scored consecutive touchdowns 1-minute, 9 seconds apart late in the second quarter to establish a two-touchdown lead it maintained during a second half that saw the teams trade scores on virtually every possession.

Will Fischer-Colbrie finished 13 of 20 for 235 yards and three touchdowns, connecting with Christian Pearson on a 43-yard scoring strike, Logan Sharp from 26 yards and Nicholas Bokun late in the fourth from 21 yards out.

Lehigh (0-4) was led by Brad Mayes, who went 26 of 40 for 444 yards with four touchdowns, but also suffered two interceptions.