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July 7, 1992 | by Bill Fleischman, Daily News Sports Writer
Dan O'Brien will be in Barcelona for the Olympic Games after all. After failing to qualify in the decathlon, and thereby short-circuiting Reebok's "Dan and Dave" advertising campaign, O'Brien has been hired by NBC- TV as a commentator on the decathlon. Terry O'Neil, co-executive producer of NBC's Olympics coverage, said yesterday that O'Brien will work with former high jumper Dwight Stones on the decathlon in Barcelona. O'Brien, 25, was projected as a gold-medal contender in the Olympics after he won the decathlon in the last year's World Track and Field Championships in Tokyo.
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July 14, 1992 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
Larry Bird, whose status on the U.S. Olympic basketball team has been uncertain because of his back problems, appears ready to go to Barcelona. Bird made a surprise appearance yesterday at the Celtics' rookie camp in Waltham, Mass., where he participated in drills and a scrimmage. He left without talking with reporters, but trainer Ed Lacerte and Dave Gavitt, president of USA Basketball and senior executive vice president of the Celtics, were upbeat. "I would say he's Barcelona-bound," said Lacerte, who is Team USA's trainer.
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August 3, 1994 | By Steven Rea, INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
The time is "the last decade of the Cold War. " The place is Barcelona, the city where Queen Isabella welcomed Columbus on his return from the Americas, and where anti-American sentiment now hangs palpably in the air - in the dust rising from the rubble of U.S. edifices bombed by terrrorists. It hangs on the walls, too: graffiti telling Yankee pigs to go home. And so, of course, it is in Barcelona that Whit Stillman places the two Americans - a military officer and a capitalist marketeer - at the heart of his wonderfully droll and engaging new film.
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November 14, 1991 | By Brigette ReDavid, Special to The Inquirer
A free concert of works by Spanish composer Joaquin Rodrigo, whose style is molded partly by French music and partly by Spanish nationalist composers, will be held Saturday night at Cabrini College. Two musicians from Barcelona will play Rodrigo's works at 8 p.m at the Widener Center Lecture Hall at 610 King of Prussia Rd. in Radnor. The hall seats 250 people. Rodrigo, whose 90th birthday is in eight days, is best known for his flamenco work Concierto de Aranjuez. Pianist Luis Avendano, who specializes in chamber music, studied in Barcelona with masters Dimitri Bashkirov and Maria Cursio.
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May 25, 1992 | By Mayer Brandschain, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Barcelona, reined by Henri Prudent of Middlebury, Va., rebounded from illness and injury to earn his first triumph this year, winning the $2,500 Intermediate Jumper Stake of the 96th Devon Horse Show in yesterday's chill and rain. The 8-year-old bay gelding vaulted cleanly over 14 first-round fences and sped faultlessly over eight more to win a jump-off against the clock in 39.80 seconds and earn a $700 first prize for owner-rider Prudent, a member of France's national equestrian team.
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May 3, 1992 | By Al Haas, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Robert Hughes is known primarily as an art critic, thanks largely to more than two decades at Time magazine in that capacity. But to identify him as such is to give rather short shrift to a witty and wonderful writer who works out in other intellectual gymnasiums. The Fatal Shore, Hughes' 1987 bestselling account of the settlement of his native Australia, suggests he is also an exceptional historian. And so does his newest book, Barcelona (Alfred A. Knopf, hardcover, $27.50)
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April 19, 2006 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Ludovic Giuly scored off a pass from Ronaldinho in the 57th minute yesterday, giving Barcelona a 1-0 win over AC Milan in the first leg of the European Champions League semifinals in Milan, Italy. Barcelona hosts next week's return leg. Arsenal hosts Spain's Villarreal tonight in the first leg of the other semifinal. Teams at the World Cup will be subject to FIFA's new anti-racism rules, which include a possible three-point penalty in the standings for misbehavior by fans.
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January 15, 2006 | By Maureen McCarthy FOR THE INQUIRER
They tell you that, when traveling abroad, expect only differences, so you'll be surprised by the similarities. Performing with a small choir around Spain left little time for tasting the local way of life, but we managed to squeeze in little excursions where we could. Camera at the ready, Fodor's Spain in hand, I thought myself prepared for any differences of culture I might encounter. I underestimated Barcelona. Nothing seemed amiss as my friends and I shopped downtown. Store windows beckoned, tempting us with lime green ladybags (our tour guide never called them purses)
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October 18, 1986 | From Inquirer Wire Services
Barcelona, Spain, and Albertville, France, yesterday won the rights to hold the 1992 Olympics; the Spanish port city got the Summer Games and the French Alpine town the Winter Games. The decisions came fairly quickly at an International Olympic Committee meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland. Barcelona, long the frontrunner in its fourth try for the Games, won on the third ballot, while Albertville, a first-time Olympic bidder, won on the fifth. Paris was runner-up for the Summer Games, while Sofia, Bulgaria, finished second among the cities bidding for the Winter Games.
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April 16, 2011 | Associated Press
With eight trophies in the last three seasons, a 29-game Spanish league unbeaten streak heading into this weekend, and the world's greatest player in Lionel Messi, it's no stretch to argue that Barcelona is the best soccer team in the world right now. Once you've watched the team play for a while, another thought is hard to escape: Is this the best soccer team - ever? Unsurprisingly, there is no consensus. Unlike with sprinters or skyscrapers, where identifying the fastest or tallest is easy, there is no agreed standard benchmark for determining the greatest soccer team.
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April 10, 2015 | BY JULIE SHAW, Daily News Staff Writer shawj@phillynews.com, 215-854-2592
A NORTH PHILLY woman accused by the feds of wanting to join the terrorist group the Islamic State and martyr herself was ordered yesterday to remain in custody pending trial. U.S. Magistrate Judge Marilyn Heffley also ruled there is probable cause to believe that Keonna Thomas, 30, violated federal law by attempting to provide material support and resources to ISIS. Thomas, wearing a black scarf that covered the top and back of her head but did not cover her face, appeared in court wearing a green prison shirt and pants.
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March 27, 2015 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
Emily Selke, a 2013 graduate of Drexel University, and her mother, Yvonne Ciarlo Selke, a 1975 graduate of Springfield High School in Delaware County, had a close relationship. "They were very supportive of each other. It was sweet to see. It was like the ideal mother-daughter relationship," said Xela Batchelder, an assistant professor at Drexel. The Selkes were traveling Tuesday on the Germanwings Airbus A320 that crashed in the southern French Alps. There were no survivors among the 150 people aboard Flight 9525 from Barcelona, Spain, to Dusseldorf, Germany.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 5, 2013 | By Jim Rutter, For The Inquirer
The theater is an empty space. To some, this connotes hope, freedom, the blank page; for others it represents the futility and confinement of a prison cell. Bess Wohl's disturbing 2012 play Barcelona strikes at the core of this dichotomy in both the literal and the metaphoric sense. Wohl fills her empty space with two lonely people in Barcelona. On a dare from her girlfriends, American tourist Irene (Julianna Zinkel) drags an older Spanish man (Robert Montano as Manuel) away from a bachelorette party to his garret apartment for a carefree fling.
SPORTS
May 3, 2013
The Week in Soccer   Arsenal at Queens Park Rangers   12:30 p.m. Saturday (Fox Soccer Channel) The Gunners need a win to hold on to a spot in next year's Champions League. London rivals QPR are already relegated.   Willem II Tilburg at Ajax Amsterdam 6:30 a.m. Sunday (ESPN3.com) Ajax can clinch the Dutch championship with a win. But, though Willem II is in last place, the Tricolores defense is tough on the road, while their offense, lead by Luxembourg's Aurelien Joachim, is ranked second in the league in away games.
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April 29, 2013
In a sign he is getting back from his knee injury, Rafael Nadal won the Barcelona Open for the eighth time on Sunday, defeating fellow Spaniard Nicolas Almagro , 6-4, 6-3. Maria Sharapova beat Li Na , 6-4, 6-3, in Stuttgart, Germany to win the WTA Porsche Grand Prix title. GOLF: In Avondale, La., Billy Horschel shot an 8-under-par 64 to finish at 20 under for his first PGA Tour win, in the Zurich Classic. Inbee Park shot a bogey-free, 4-under 67 to win the North Texas LPGA Shootout in Irving, Texas, by a stroke with a 13-under 271. Jeff Sluman partnered with Brad Faxon for a 1-stroke victory with a 193 total at the Champions Tour Legends of Golf at the Club at Savannah Harbor in Georgia.
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April 29, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
MIAMI GUARD Shane Larkin said yesterday he will forgo his final 2 years of college eligibility and enter the NBA draft. Larkin averaged 14.5 points and 4.6 assists this season for the Hurricanes, who won 29 games, climbed as high as No. 2 in the Associated Press Top 25 and reached the round of 16 in the NCAA Tournament. "I can honestly sit here and say this is the most difficult decision I've ever had to make in my life," Larkin said. "I've probably gone back and forth on this 100 times, just because I love the university so much.
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April 24, 2013
The Bowl Championship Series will be replaced by the College Football Playoff in 2014, BCS conference commissioners said Tuesday. The Rose, Sugar, and Orange Bowls will be joined by the Fiesta, Cotton, and Chick-fil-A Bowls in a six-bowl semifinal rotation, according to ESPN. James Madison gave men's basketball coach Matt Brady a four-year contract extension through 2016-17. Brady, who is from Haddon Heights, guided the Dukes to a 21-15 record, their first Colonial Athletic Association tournament title in 19 years, and their first NCAA tournament bid in the same span.
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February 8, 2013
A Dallas promotions company sued Lance Armstrong on Thursday, demanding he repay $12 million in bonuses and fees it paid him for winning the Tour de France. SCA Promotions had tried in a 2005 legal dispute to prove Armstrong cheated to win before it ultimately settled and paid him. Armstrong recently acknowledged using performance-enhancing drugs, and the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency in 2012 detailed a sophisticated doping program by Armstrong's teams. Armstrong was stripped of his seven Tour de France victories and given a lifetime ban from sports.
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January 25, 2013
Zambia vs. Nigeria 10 a.m. Friday (ESPN3.com) Defending Africa Cup of Nations champs Zambia face a group stage showdown with the Super Eagles and their Chelsea stars John Mikel Obi and Victor Moses.   Arsenal at Brighton & Hove Albion 10 a.m. Saturday (Fox Soccer Channel) After upsetting Newcastle United in the FA Cup's third round, Brighton aims for another knockout. Former England defender Wayne Bridge anchors Brighton's back line.   Osasuna at Barcelona 12:55 p.m. Sunday (beIN Sport)
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