Longtime Flyers General Manager Keith Allen dies at 90

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Former longtime Philadelphia Flyers General Manager Keith Allen, who was also the team's first head coach, died Tuesday, the Flyers announced. He was 90.

MLB: Pittsburgh 5, Houston 4

PITTSBURGH, May 17 (UPI) -- Travis Snider scored the winning run in the ninth inning on a fielding blunder Friday, giving Pittsburgh a 5-4 victory over Houston.
Sale of NBA's Philadelphia 76ers approved

Sale of NBA's Philadelphia 76ers approved

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Private equity investor Joshua Harris has had his purchase of the Philadelphia 76ers approved by the NBA Board of Governors.

Philadelphia sports arena to be torn down

PHILADELPHIA, July 15 (UPI) -- The owners of The Spectrum, home to Philadelphia's NHL and NBA teams for almost 30 seasons, announced Tuesday the building will be demolished.

Flyers GM Holmgren signs on for two years

PHILADELPHIA, March 14 (UPI) -- Philadelphia Flyers General Manager Paul Holmgren has agreed to a two-year contract extension with the NHL team. Holmgren has been the team's general manager since Oct. 22, when Bob Clarke resigned in the wake of the Flyers' 1-6-1 start to the NHL season.

NBA: Orlando 86, Philadelphia 84

ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Dwight Howard had 28 points and 12 rebounds Saturday as the Orlando Magic posted 86-84 win over the Philadelphia 76ers, who played without Allen Iverson.

NBA: Washington 113, Philadelphia 98

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Gilbert Arenas had 32 points and Washington overcame a 20-point second- quarter deficit Friday night for a 113-98 victory at Philadelphia.

Will Smith looking to invest in 76ers

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- The former "Fresh Price of Bel-Air," Will Smith, is one of a group of investors interested in buying the Philadelphia 76ers from Comcast-Spectator.

Flyers fire head coach after dismal start

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- After a disappointing 1-6-1 start this season, the Philadelphia Flyers say head coach Ken Hitchcock has been fired.

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Sixers coach Larry Brown resigns

PHILADELPHIA, May 26 (UPI) -- Saying it was time for a "fresh look," Larry Brown resigned Monday as Coach and Vice President of Basketball Operations of the Philadelphia 76ers.

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Flyers name Hitchcock coach

VOORHEES, N.J., May 14 (UPI) -- Ken Hitchcock was named the new head coach of the Philadelphia Flyers Tuesday, agreeing to a four-year contract.

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Ed Snider

Edward M. Snider (born January 6, 1933, Washington, D.C.) is the American Chairman of Comcast Spectacor, a Philadelphia-based sports and entertainment company that owns the Philadelphia Flyers of the NHL, the Philadelphia 76ers of the NBA, the Wells Fargo Center, the Spectrum, the regional sports network Comcast SportsNet and Global Spectrum, an international facilities management company.

Snider, the son of a successful grocery-store chain owner, attended the University of Maryland and earned his bachelor's degree. He would become a partner in Edge Ltd., a record company. When in financial trouble, Jerry Wolman helped him out.

After selling the company, Snider joined Jerry Wolman (builder) and his brother-in-law Earl Foreman (attorney) to buy the Philadelphia Eagles in 1964. He was given a 7 percent stake in the team, and served as vice president and treasurer.

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