NBC's Hurricane Sandy benefit concert to air live on Comcast SportsNet

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NBC's Hurricane Sandy benefit concert to air live on Comcast SportsNet

After Hurricane Sandy ravaged the Atlantic seaboard, the networks of NBC Universal will host a one-hour live benefit telethon on Friday, Nov. 2 beginning at 8 p.m. "Today" show anchor Matt Lauer will host the benefit and performers scheduled to appear include Christina Aguilera, Jon Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen and Sting.

Jimmy Fallon and Brian Williams will also take part in the telethon, which will air live on Comcast SportsNet along with NBC, Bravo, CNBC, E!, G4, MSNBC, Style, Syfy and USA. Proceeds collected during the telethon will benefit the American Red Cross relief efforts for Hurricane Sandy.

The American Red Cross response to Hurricane Sandy will require millions of dollars and cover much of the East Coast from the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes. To donate, people can visit www.redcross.org, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Donations go towards shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance to those affected by disasters like Hurricane Sandy.

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Melo Trimble is a Philadelphia 76er, for now at least

Melo Trimble is a Philadelphia 76er, for now at least

On Thursday night, the 76ers landed a decorated point guard who grew up in the DMV. His name? Melo Trimble.

Oh, sorry, was that misleading? 

After being passed over in the NBA Draft, Trimble decided to sign a free-agent contract with Philadelphia. The former Maryland star will now audition for a more solidified role with the 76ers by playing for the team's summer league squad

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It'll be a tough task for Trimble, however, considering he'll only have a handful of games starting in early July to make his case. He'll also be sharing the floor with guys he's never done so with before, and that unfamiliarity will make his job as a point guard that much more difficult.

But Trimble does have at least one basketball figure on his side.

"I think he will play in the NBA," John Feinstein told the Sports Junkies on Friday. "I really do. He's the kind of guy you want on your team." 

Whether the 76ers want him on their team is something that'll be sorted out in the near future.

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One surprising stat that puts Vernon Davis at top of NFL tight ends

One surprising stat that puts Vernon Davis at top of NFL tight ends

Vernon Davis played well in 2016, quite well in fact. Signed to a one-year deal after a poor 2015 season, expectations were low for Davis and he over-delivered.

He ended the season with 44 catches and 583 yards to go with two touchdowns, but a stat from Pro Football Focus truly stands out. 

There were 15 tight ends with more yards than Davis, including one on his own team in Jordan Reed. Still, at age 32, Davis had the moves to make defenders miss. 

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Even early in 2016, as early as training camp, a number of Redskins players mentioned that Davis still had speed and quickness. That didn't change throughout the 16 game season. Pro Football Focus just quantified it. 

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