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strike zone, get out for those guys and do the best you can. >> as a whole, the phillies haven't had a good season, but one player is being recognizeed for individual efforts. pat is headed to the all star game. the reliever will be the phillies loan representative. he has a 1.39 era and 35 games her season. this is his second all star selection. the all star game is set for a week from tuesday in miami. for those of you who are holding out hope that kyle lowry would come home to play for the 6ers, forget it. lowry is staying put. the former defend has reached an agreement to remain with the raptors for $100 million. lowry is coming off a career best scoring average. the 6ers will open their utah summer league schedule tomorrow night. the team had one last work out before heading west. the 6ers say they have a simple goal for the next few weeks. >> for the team, it's just compete. go out and represent 6ers brand
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and the 6ers logo, represent the city of philadelphia, understand, you know, what philly basketball is. we're trying to do here, which is build a brand of exciting basketball where guys pass and continue. >> tomorrow, we'll mark the first time we'll see mark in game actions to see who's drafted number one overall. all eyes will be on the new stud point guard. is there added pressure? of course, but fultz says that will not bother him. >> i don't feel it, actually. other people might feel it, but i feel like i'm just out here having fun, just learning. and i don't feel any pressure right now. like i said, i set my own goals and that's all i'm worried about. >> he gets younger every time i see him. >> we'll break down the 6ers seemingly overnight transformation at 11:45. as always, mike will join us live. we hooch you will, as well. yesterday, the flyers used free agency to swap out goal ies. maceson out. elliott is in.
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during his run here, mason had a habit of calling out his teammates. that might have been a factor in his oustr. >> in the end, i think the change is the number one reason and i think it will probably be good for me and you know for us. i think brian being available certainly played into it. he's a real good team guy. teammates want to play for him. >> real good team di. read between the lines. union, home to new england. a role on auburn. fresh into the mats. given immediately. perfect placement on that goal. the union win 3 -0. >> and ewe love a winner. >> yes, for sure. >> thank you. still to come, an officer who rescued a little boy from unspeakable abuse ends up changing his life for the better. and later, it's america's birthday and what better way to celebrate than with a red, white and blue cake? details when action news comes
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♪ [brother] any last words? [boy] karma, danny... ...karma! [vo] progress is seizing the moment. your summer moment awaits you, now that the summer of audi sales event is here. audi will cover your first month's lease payment on select models during the summer of audi sales event. . in the health check at 11:00, new evidence that teenagers who use electronic cigarettes tend to move on to tobacco cigarettes. teenagers who vape are four times as likely to smoke traditional cigarettes as teens who don't.
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some experts worry that ecigarette use counters tobacco control efforts which led to a decline in smoking overall. still, 2 -weeks ago a report said fewer teenagers are smoking overall, both electronic and tobacco. nothing says 4th of july quite like a barbecue. but be careful not to become one of the hundreds of people who suffer from home grill burns every single year. if a gas grill doesn't light on the first try, turn it off, let it air out, and try again. don't stand too close to the grill and don't leave it unattended. if you suffer a small burn, put it under cool water or apply ice. that minimizes damage to the skin. for larger or facial burns, get professional medical care right away. >> if it's more than the size of your palm or if you feel like it's very deep and it's blistering oplot, you'll want to go to the emergency department and seek care. >> and dr. warner says don't touch the blisters. they're the body's dressing for
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the burn f. they break, the burn can penetrate deeper into the skin. >> one in oklahoma went well above and beyond the call of duty. he rescued a little boy from unspeakable abuse, but he didn't stop there. >> a new beginning, a chance for a new life a boy and an oklahoma police officer cementing their special bond. >> officer thompson rescued john, now 10, from deplorable conditions. investigators say he had been abused and starved by his biological parents. officer thompson took john to the hospital and stayed by his side in the intensive care unit until he got better. >> when i see seen him in the house, i knew. >> he knew that he wanted john to be a part of his family, and that's just what he did. it took more than a year, but thompson and his wife adopted john. and now john is thriving, a straight a student on the honor
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role and the gifted and talented program at his school. >> what john went through, a lot more than --. >> and more than that, when the tampasons found out that john's biological mother had a baby girl in prison, they adopted his newborn sister, too. >> we picked her up at the hospital. she was barely 25 hours old and brought her home. >> a picture of hope and love, all because of a cop who does his job with his baggage and his heart. abc news. >> that's a great story. the minions are dominating the box office this holiday weekend. despicable me 3 made $75 million this weekend. this time around, gru meets up with his more successful twin brother drew who wants to team up for one last heist. amy driving raked in 30 million for the weekend to take the
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number 2 spot and following closely at $17 million is transformers.
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what is the best way to celebrate our country's 241st birthday? the best way to begin is with a birthday cake and that is exactly what visitors enjoyed this afternoon at the museum of the american revolution. in addition to the cake and cup cakes, visitors were granted an opportunity to relive american history by signing a giant copy of the decklers of interest before touring the rest of the museum. >> they sure packed a lawn there earlier this evening. this town is celebrating independence day all weekend long. tonight, neighbours were treated to a free concert. the celebration continues
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tomorrow with the 4th of july children's parade and the 5 k run. >> a very special flight landed today at doil town airport. a litter of 10 week old puppies arrived to find loving homes right here in the delaware valley. the trip is organized by a group called pilots and paws. the puppies mom gave birth in a shelter in as you recollect while some of the puppies are being fostered, others have already been adopted. action news sports sunday is next here on channel 6. action news continues at 4:30 tomorrow morning with david, pamela, and karen. now for melissa magee, ducis rodgers, jessica, sarah and the entire action news team, i'm walter perez. have a great night a great week ahead, and a wonderful 4th of july.
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♪ [brother] any last words? [boy] karma, danny... ...karma! [vo] progress is seizing the moment. your summer moment awaits you, now that the summer of audi sales event is here. audi will cover your first month's lease payment on select
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models during the summer of audi sales event. tonight on sports sunday, this independence weekend we're talking nba and free agency. now with redick coming to philadelphia, who else can round out the 6ers rost insure flyers goalie situation may be cleared up and the phillies find anyway to get out of new york with the victory. >> oh, what a play all the way around. >> that and more right now on sports sunday. >> this is action news on sunday, sponsored by outy. >> welcome to sports sunday. brand new look at sports sunday. >> i got the a team and a new set. >> we did it just for you, mike. >> he's mike. i'm


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