Takeru Kobayashi to Compete in Wing Bowl for First Time Ever

Takeru Kobayashi to Compete in Wing Bowl for First Time Ever

Legendary competitive eater Takeru Kobayashi will compete in 94 WIP's Wing Bowl 20 next month at the Wells Fargo Center. It will be the first time he has ever competed in Philadelphia's infamous wing eating competition. He hopes to set a world record.

You may recall from the photo above that Kobayashi participated in an eating stunt at least year's Wing Bowl but did not compete.

“Having
the greatest competitive eater in history, Takeru Kobayashi, in the biggest
competitive eating event in the world is the realization of a dream for me and
everyone at WIP," morning show host and wing leader Angelo Cataldi said. "Our crowd of 20,000 will finally get to see the great Kobayashi
compete against Philadelphia's best eaters…Thanks to Kobayashi, Wing Bowl 20
will be our most anticipated and spectacular event ever.”

You can see our photo gallery from last year's Wing Bowl 19 here.

And our video from the event:

Union see 4-game winning streak end in shutout loss to Real Salt Lake

Union see 4-game winning streak end in shutout loss to Real Salt Lake

BOX SCORE

SANDY, Utah -- Joao Plata scored his first goal of the season and Real Salt Lake beat the Union, 1-0, on Saturday night to snap Philadelphia's club-record winning streak at four games.

Plata tapped in his goal in the 36th minute after quickly exchanging short passes twice with Jefferson Savarino. Tony Beltran got the play started by saving the ball just before it went over the goal line.

The Union (4-5-5) had a chance to tie it in stoppage time, but goalie Nick Rimando blocked Haris Medunjanin's belt-high free kick and Salt Lake (4-8-2) cleared it after a scramble in front of the net.

Union goalkeeper Andre Blake made seven saves.

Howie Kendrick makes 4th rehab appearance in Lehigh Valley

Howie Kendrick makes 4th rehab appearance in Lehigh Valley

Howie Kendrick on Saturday night made his fourth rehab appearance in Triple A during Lehigh Valley's 13-1 rout of the Louisville Bats in Allentown.

Kendrick went 1 for 5 with a run scored and three strikeouts. He also grounded into a double play and left two runners in scoring position.

It was his second rehab game playing third base. He played third during his appearance in the IronPigs' 8-4 loss Thursday to the Indianapolis Indians. He was 0 for 1 in three plate appearances with a run scored and was hit by a pitch twice (see story).

The Phillies' plan for Kendrick was to have him play a minimum four games at Lehigh Valley. He played left field in two games and third base twice. Pete Mackanin said Wednesday that Kendrick would also get a game at first base but he hasn't gotten a game at first yet.

There is a chance Kendrick could be recalled Sunday before the Phillies’ series finale against the Cincinnati Reds depending on how he feels.

Kendrick has been sidelined since April 15 with an oblique strain. In 10 games before the injury, Kendrick went 13 for 39 (.333) with five extra-base hits and four walks while exclusively playing left field.