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time for a check on sports, jamie apody is here and it is most wonderful time of the year. >> especially on a day like today, three, big five teams work big dance dreams and they all get in. selection sunday does not get better than. that i guess it could have had villanova been a number one seed. >> in brooklyn, new york in the number two seed in the south, the wildcats of villanova a. >> two seed for wildcats, unc/ashville friday in brooklyn. that wasn't the big surprise, big surprise is they were shipped to the south region. they will not get a chance to play in fill at second weekend. loss to seton hall in the big east final put them in selection. committee didn't want to give a competitive advantage from the two seed over a number one
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seed and jay wright knew that. >> we knew when we lost last night we wouldn't be a number one seed. i think at this time of the year, and in the crowd we didn't get a chance to come back and play in philadelphia. our fans wanted tuesday play in philadelphia. >> being in philly could have been a distraction because everybody is around us but that is, probably going to help us down the line. >> we're just happy to be able to work it out and go to the tournament. being a number two seed and playing for the championship will be something special. >> should cats dance, they could have a potential second round up with temple, for owls, it had to be a nerve racking day. after losing yesterday in the a ac semis, temple hoping they did not have repeat of history when they were snubbed last year. >> number ten seed, owls of tell. >> not this time. owls were the tenth seed in the south. match up with seventh seeded iowa, a tough team coached by philly native fran mccarry. two philly guide named fran hoping to advance to face a philly guy named jay.
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>> my phone didn't blow up last year. it started to blow up before 6:00 o'clock. i was grateful for the blowing up. obviously it meant that we were in. really happy for our seniors. >> i was up most of the the night just thinking bit, woke up early this morning, still thinking about it, could not wait until 5:30 to see if we could get called object not. the just an unbelievable feeling. >> st. joes did not worry about like temple did they clinched earlier in the day, the hawks, they won the a-10 tournament final against vcu. they came out on fire shooting 65 percent from the field. isaiah miles had 26 points. he scored double digits the every single game this season. deandre bembry leads all with 30 points. hawks win 87-74. they will play ninth seeded cincinnati, as the eighth seed, out in spokane, washington, on friday. >> we won 27 games and, you know from the night we walk
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out of here four-two against villanova, i knew that night we had a good team. >> like i said, we play with confidence. >> those 27 wins, second most in school history. we will have much more on our local teams in the tournament tonight on sports sunday. 97.5 the fanatic's mike missanelli will be here and he will recap a busy week with the eagles. flyers three points behind the red wings in the playoff spot. detroit will be here tuesday. regardless of their successful, and stressful stretch run right now, the team all smiles tonight in the 39th annual flyers wife's carnival. fans interact with their favorite players and have fun, all helping to support flyers charity. >> every time we have a little push, we can see the fans, they get really passionate and really push us to play better and i would be like today, it is fun to be able to kind of talk with the fans and see
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what they think about the game. >> hottest team in baseball, i don't care that it is spring training, it is phillies. the cc sebathia, ryan howard cannot hit lefties, um. rbi double to first. one to nothing phillies. he also struck out twice. phillies beat yankees three to to nothing. they have had eight wins, one tie in their last nine games. >> that is not bad. >> no. >> "action news" van is every where. >> yes. >> same thing with jamie apody, helped celebrate read across america. event celebrates life and legacy of doctor sueses by encouraging young people to read. jamie was at elmwood park sue to read a story about the flamingo. >> awfully talented. still to come on "action news" tonight it was a record breaking night at university of delaware for student philanthropy. but first revellers painted the town green in the center city. we will take you to the fun in this years st. patrick's day parade when "action news"
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(vo) you can check on them. you can worry about them. you can even choose a car for them. (mom) honey, are you ok? (child) i'm ok. (announcer vo) love. (mom) we're ok. (announcer vo) it's what makes a subaru, a subaru. the the sound of ireland filled the dance studio in delaware county today. emerald aisle academy of irish dance held a package in springfield. they are send willing eight dancers to the world championshipness england later on this monthing. >> there is no shortage of irish pride today in center
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city. it was 2016 philadelphia a st. patrick's day parade. >> one of the oldest in the country and still going strong. "action news" reporter trish hartman has the story. >> ♪ >> reporter: clouds over ben franklin parkway could not dampen spirits of the parade goers celebrating st. patrick's day. >> it was a rain, we have been doing rain dancing all day. >> reporter: 15,000 people marched in the historic parade, one of the country's oldest. some groups louder then others. >> he was a afraid from the boom that he heard from the cannon. >> we have got flags, hats, and lots of lolly-pops. >> reporter: between the dancers, and the pipes and drums, the spirit of the ireland was every where. >> my daughter's birthday is on st. pat i a's day. she will be 11. she thinks it is her parade. >> i want to see band go by. she's very excited about the band. >> reporter: parade goers says it business spending time with family and celebrating heritage, parade organizers
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say it is also about history marking 100 anniversary of 1916 easter rising. >> this was a very concerted effort. they rose up in 1916 and picked easter sunday. it was a nationwide rebellion. >> reporter: even consul general of ireland was there her first philadelphia parade, compared to the more formal parade of ireland, she called this parade joyous. >> nothing prepared me for the sense of community are, and neighborliness and size of the the parade. >> reporter: folks say that is what being irish and philadelphian is all about. >> it is just a nice time for us all to get together, we're all irish, we like to hang out and enjoy each other together on the set. >> reporter: reporting from center city, trish hartman for channel six "action news".
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when you think about success, what does it look like? is it becoming a better professor by being a more adventurous student? is it one day giving your daughter the opportunity she deserves? is it finally witnessing all the artistic wonders of the natural world? whatever your definition of success is, helping you pursue it, is ours. t-i-a-a. afternoon in montgomery county. philmont fire company hosted this event to raise awareness
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about down syndrome, the conditions of the source of the string of health issues ranging from mild intellectual and developmental disabilities to severe physical disabilities. university of delaware's largest student run philanthropy was held today with the tenth year of you dance, a 12 hour dance marathon raised more than 1.7 million-dollar, and the andrew mcdonough be positive foundation, and that is a a record for this event. "action news" sports sunday is next here on channel six, "action news" continues at 4:30 tomorrow morning with david murphy, tamala edward, matt o'donnell and karen rodgers. for walter perez, melissa a magee, jeff skversky and jamie apody, and the entire "action news" team, i'm sarah bloomquist. have a great night. we knew when we lost last
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night we would not be in the number one. >> this will be a 13-point victory for hawks of st. joes. >> my phone didn't blow up last year and it started to blow up a little after 6:00. i'm grateful for the blowing up. >> you know, we have a lot more to do. this is a "action news" sports sunday, sponsored by audi. >> a packed show with the big news we have three teams in the ncaa tournament all will play friday, and villanova a two seed in the south opens autopsy against unc ashville. temple sneaks in as a tenth seed in the south. owls open up with ia.


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