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January 24, 2012 | By Henry Chu, Los Angeles Times
LONDON - Time stands still for no one. In London, it doesn't even stand straight. Big Ben, perhaps the most iconic structure in all of Britain, is leaning, and lawmakers who work in the shadow of the famous clock tower are trying to figure out what to do about it. Members of Parliament gathered at the House of Commons on Monday to discuss a report containing some drastic solutions to deal with the problem, even though it will be thousands of...
SPORTS
June 11, 2010 | Daily News Staff and Wire Reports
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said he got caught up in being a caricature called Big Ben, not the grounded player and person he once was, leading to his off-field problems - and affecting his play. In his first detailed interviews since a Georgia college student accused him of sexually assaulting her in a nightclub bathroom on March 5, Roethlisberger told Pittsburgh TV stations KDKA and WTAE that he expects to be booed this season. He also apologized extensively for his actions, and promised to become the role model he should have been throughout his career.
SPORTS
December 11, 2011
In what might have been the most brutal night of the season for quarterbacks, Ben Roethlisberger was knocked out of Thursday night's game with an ankle injury, limped back in, and led the Steelers to a 14-3 win over Cleveland. Browns quarterback Colt McCoy also was injured and returned and has been diagnosed with a concussion. Roethlisberger returned to pass for 178 yards and a TD in the second half. Roethlisberger's prognosis remained vague a day later. X-rays taken during the game showed his ankle wasn't broken, and underwent an MRI on Friday to get a closer look.
SPORTS
October 4, 2012 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer
MAYBE SACKS aren't quite the Holy Grail, after all. The Eagles didn't have any Sunday night against the Giants. They still shut down one of the NFL's top offenses. Eli Manning flung a few passes to the benches at the very last second, which meant plays were still disrupted. Tight end Martellus Bennett, a dangerous weapon, caught one ball all evening - he had to stay in and block. If you saw the game, you know the Eagles' defense had the upper hand, whether the sack stats reflect that or not. Which brings us to this week, and Ben Roethlisberger.
SPORTS
October 12, 2012 | Associated Press
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Rob Bironas kicked his fourth field goal, a 40-yarder as time expired, and the Tennessee Titans beat the Pittsburgh Steelers, 26-23, on Thursday night to snap a two-game skid. Pittsburgh (2-3) lost its third straight road game this season and for the fifth time in six games dating to last season despite Ben Roethlisberger throwing for 363 yards and becoming the Steelers' career passing leader. Roethlisberger came the game needing 286 yards to tie Terry Bradshaw's 27,989 yards passing.
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October 20, 1989 | By Dick Weiss, Daily News Sports Writer Daily News wire services contributed this report
It apparently has not taken Benoit Benjamin long to discover he didn't like Italy. After spending less than 72 hours in Milan, the Clippers' prodigal 7-foot center decided to return home after the reported one-year, $1.5 million deal he had agreed to with the Italian pro team unraveled. Benjamin, who said he was leaving Los Angeles because he did not want to "play for peanuts," will meet with the Clippers this weekend to negotiate the terms of a new contract. Accompanying him will be his troika of agents - Henry Holmes, James Casey and Brian Blatt.
SPORTS
January 15, 2016 | By Vegas Vic, For the Daily News
BRONCOS (-7) over Steelers Goin' down in flames if Ben Roethlisberger can pull of a miracle with his separated shoulder and some torn ligaments. I'm dead in the water. Pittsburgh's offense lives for the vertical game, with an amazing set of speedy receivers. Short routes and little bubble screens? Nah! Not gonna phase the wicked Denver defense. And speaking of Pitt's wideouts, Antonio Brown is still not 100 percent, while running back DeAngelo Williams is still listed as questionable.
NEWS
May 29, 1992 | The Philadelphia Inquirer / MICHAEL MALLY
Wow, that really is a Big Ben! Alex Generalis (left) watches Robert C. Alena assemble a 30-foot-high, 7.5-ton, stainless-steel sculpture of Ben Franklin on the 17th Street bridge over Vine Street. Generalis and Tom Miles made Ben. Alena is moving and rigging coordinator for Louderback Worldwide Moving Systems of King of Prussia.
NEWS
January 26, 1994 | By Thomas J. Brady, with reports from Inquirer wire services
TOWER OF PISA IS LEANING TOWARD STRAIGHT AND NARROW The Tower of Pisa is leaning less and less these days. Measurements of the 12th-century tower show that the leaning has diminished. After years of study by engineers, 600 tons of lead ingots have been stacked up at the tower's base as a counterweight. Experts say the tower now is 1 centimeter (0.4 inches) closer to vertical than it was a year ago. Glad we got that straightened out. NORWEGIAN WHEELS OF JUSTICE SPIN TO A LOGICAL CONCLUSION A man accused of drunken driving had his case thrown out in Norway after a judge ruled that the vehicle in question - an electric wheelchair - was too slow to be a hazard.
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NEWS
May 1, 2016
On April 16, the Philadelphia Museum of Art hosted Art After Dark. This year's theme was "Pop Goes the Sixties," which included British decor, food, and music. Guests were greeted with 1960s Mini Cooper cars and royally dressed queen's guardsmen as they entered. In Lenfest Hall, more than 300 attendees enjoyed cocktails, fresh oysters prepared by Oyster XO, and a Pennsylvania Ballet II dance performance of the '60s-inspired "She Loves Me. " In the Great Stair Hall, guests enjoyed settings and food from four of London's neighborhoods: Piccadilly, Big Ben, Brick Lane, and Buckingham Palace.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 3, 2016
ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK - On the field, the four-legged fur balls of the Hallmark Channel's Kitten Bowl III were all business. But off? Well, let's just say there were some impurr-prieties dogging these feline paw-thletes. "Sometimes we get into an issue or two. They tend to like to really delve into the catnip, and that type of thing sometimes gets a little out of control," quipped Boomer Esiason, the Feline Football League commissioner for the Super Bowl Sunday event (airing at noon Sunday)
SPORTS
January 15, 2016 | By Vegas Vic, For the Daily News
BRONCOS (-7) over Steelers Goin' down in flames if Ben Roethlisberger can pull of a miracle with his separated shoulder and some torn ligaments. I'm dead in the water. Pittsburgh's offense lives for the vertical game, with an amazing set of speedy receivers. Short routes and little bubble screens? Nah! Not gonna phase the wicked Denver defense. And speaking of Pitt's wideouts, Antonio Brown is still not 100 percent, while running back DeAngelo Williams is still listed as questionable.
SPORTS
November 18, 2015 | By Ladd Biro, For The Inquirer
No lead seemed safe in Week 10 as one fantasy stud after another engaged in a mind-boggling exhibition of highlight-reel plays. Antonio Brown put an exclamation point on the Steelers' victory over the Browns by taking a Ben Roethlisberger pass 56 yards to the end zone. Yet, somewhat amazingly, that barely landed among the Top 10 scoring plays of the weekend. It wasn't even the longest pass play of the day for Big Ben, who also threw a 64-yarder to Martavis Bryant that didn't score.
NEWS
November 4, 2014 | By Ladd Biro, For The Inquirer
Who's that under center in Pittsburgh and what have they done with Ben Roethlisberger? That can't be the Big Ben who has cracked the top 10 fantasy QBs in just three of his first 10 seasons. That's not the same guy who has followed nearly every masterful fantasy performance throughout his career with a dud the next week. I know it can't be him, because who else could pass for 522 yards and six TDs and still be benched by half his owners the next game? Roethlisberger isn't even owned in about 15 percent of all fantasy leagues.
BUSINESS
November 6, 2013 | By Chris Hepp, Inquirer Staff Writer
LONDON - Bill Rumble and Mayor Nutter formed a tag team Monday, and a roomful of British business executives never had a chance. Rumble, chief commercial officer of Mark Group USA, softened up the crowd with his unqualified endorsement of Philadelphia as a place for a British company, such as his own, to set down roots in the United States. "We are really, really happy we located in Philadelphia," Rumble said, referring to his weatherization firm's decision to open its North American headquarters in the city.
SPORTS
October 12, 2012 | Associated Press
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Rob Bironas kicked his fourth field goal, a 40-yarder as time expired, and the Tennessee Titans beat the Pittsburgh Steelers, 26-23, on Thursday night to snap a two-game skid. Pittsburgh (2-3) lost its third straight road game this season and for the fifth time in six games dating to last season despite Ben Roethlisberger throwing for 363 yards and becoming the Steelers' career passing leader. Roethlisberger came the game needing 286 yards to tie Terry Bradshaw's 27,989 yards passing.
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October 9, 2012 | By Paul Domowitch, Daily News Staff Writer
PITTSBURGH - For the fourth time in 5 weeks, it came down to Juan Castillo's defense. The Eagles had preserved close victories over the Browns, Ravens and Giants with valiant, late-fourth-quarter stands. And there they were again Sunday, confident they could do the same against Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers. "As a defense, that's exactly what you want," safety Kurt Coleman said. "To be able to close up a game. " "Every game's been a fight this year," cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha said.
SPORTS
October 4, 2012 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer
MAYBE SACKS aren't quite the Holy Grail, after all. The Eagles didn't have any Sunday night against the Giants. They still shut down one of the NFL's top offenses. Eli Manning flung a few passes to the benches at the very last second, which meant plays were still disrupted. Tight end Martellus Bennett, a dangerous weapon, caught one ball all evening - he had to stay in and block. If you saw the game, you know the Eagles' defense had the upper hand, whether the sack stats reflect that or not. Which brings us to this week, and Ben Roethlisberger.
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August 13, 2012 | By Phil Sheridan, Inquirer Columnist
LONDON - It's hard to make history in the city of Henry VIII, William Shakespeare, Queen Victoria, and Winston Churchill. It is hard to leave a mark on a place that has endured through the centuries, from the War of the Roses to the German rocket attacks of World War II. The 2012 Olympics managed to do all of that, with London serving as a spectacular backdrop for unforgettable performances and countless triumphs and disappointments. There were days here when, within a few hundred yards of each other, Usain Bolt was running, Michael Phelps was swimming, LeBron James was dunking.
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