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August 21, 1989 | By Les Bowen, Daily News Sports Writer
Jim Vatcher and Mickey Morandini hit Reading in late July and made themselves right at home. Before the promotion of Vatcher, an outfielder, and Morandini, a shortstop, from Class A Clearwater, the Phillies weren't employing many highly regarded position-player prospects at Double A Reading. The injection of talent paid immediate dividends, with Reading moving into contention for a spot in the four-team Eastern League playoffs. Reading, 59-66, has won 17 of its last 30 games to move into a tie for fourth.
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April 15, 2009 | BY THE INQUIRER STAFF
Zachary Collier's two run-scoring extra-base hits led the Lakewood BlueClaws past the Lake County Captains, 10-3, last night in a South Atlantic League game ended in the seventh inning by rain. Collier had a double and a triple and scored three times for the Claws, and Jim Murphy was 3 for 3 with a double and three runs scored. Righthanded starter Tyler Cloyd pitched all six innings for Lakewood, striking out five and giving up four hits in addition to the three earned runs scored by Lake County.
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November 27, 1993 | By Gary Miles, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Al Conroy doesn't spend much time on the ice. His specialty is killing penalties and filling in as a fourth-line winger for the Flyers. But no one on the team plays harder than the 5-foot-8 Conroy. Yesterday, Conroy helped kill six power plays. He nearly scored two short- handed goals and he threw a handful of crunching checks during the Flyers' 3-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning at the Spectrum. Conroy said he's always prepared to play his hardest because he knows what his role is. "I'm not sitting on the bench pouting or anything," Conroy said.
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May 6, 2004 | By Phil Sheridan INQUIRER COLUMNIST
The day after, both of Darcy Tucker's victims were on the mend and on track to play in the Eastern Conference finals against Tampa Bay. Sami Kapanen, knocked woozy by Toronto's Tucker in overtime of Game 6 Tuesday night, was at the Flyers' practice facility briefly yesterday for treatment. So was defenseman Vladimir Malakhov, who missed Game 6 after taking a shot to the head from Tucker in Sunday's Game 4. "[Kapanen] is feeling great," coach Ken Hitchcock said yesterday. "Malakhov had a good day. Unless something happens overnight, we're expecting all those guys on the ice [today]
SPORTS
April 27, 1998 | by Paul Hagen, Daily News Sports Writer
Doug Glanville came from the Cubs. Desi Relaford arrived from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Glanville had a successful big-league season behind him. Relaford, well, didn't. As the season's first month draws to a close, though, these two young players have been a big part of the Phillies' surprisingly solid start. Glanville extended his hitting streak to a career-high 12 games with a pair of singles in yesterday's 9-3 win over the Cardinals. That's the longest current streak in the National League.
NEWS
December 29, 1987 | By BRUCE BRITT, Los Angeles Daily News
Thanks to "digitalizing" - a process in which electronics are used to make old, noisy tapes cleaner-sounding, and moldy recordings are given the sparkle of new ones - audiophiles are lapping up digital versions of their favorite golden music. And, as one might guess, digitalization has revived interest in a lot of vintage recordings. RCA Records currently is digitalizing some of Elvis Presley's greatest live concert performances for a 1988 "Essential Elvis" series. Among the scheduled releases: "Elvis: Aloha from Hawaii," "Elvis at Madison Square Garden" and "G.I.
SPORTS
October 24, 2008 | By Mike Jensen INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Maybe it is destined to be this kind of postseason for Ryan Howard - not a bust, but never wholly satisfying. Howard gets hits, but not big ones. He gets his chances for really big ones, but those aren't the times he's hitting. He's got time, but it's slipping away. "We're very confident in our ability," Howard said. "I don't think anybody's panicking. " Game 2 of the 2008 World Series ended with Howard taking off his batting gloves and helmet, side-stepping a Tampa Bay celebration line.
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October 23, 2005 | By Jim Salisbury INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
For a team that hadn't played in a World Series game in 46 years, the Chicago White Sox certainly navigated themselves pretty well around baseball's biggest stage last night. The American League champs did a little bit of everything in beating the Houston Astros, 5-3, in Game 1 of the first World Series played in the nation's third-largest city since 1959. They got big hits from Jermaine Dye, Juan Uribe, Joe Crede and Scott Podsednik. They got a pair of defensive gems from Crede at third base.
SPORTS
January 13, 1996 | ASSOCIATED PRESS Inquirer staffer Tim Panaccio contributed to this report
Packers defensive end Reggie White acknowledged yesterday that he doled out his entire paycheck to his teammates following last week's playoff victory over the San Francisco 49ers. "I gave them money for big hits," White said. The smash-for-cash program depleted White's $13,000 game check in $500 increments, according to a report in Friday's Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. White, the 34-year-old all-pro and former Eagle, said his incentive program would continue for tomorrow's NFC championship game against the Dallas Cowboys.
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June 14, 2015 | By Tricia L. Nadolny, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jim Nichols came to the auction ready to spend. But his $6,000 limit - more than twice the advertised opening bid for the vacant lot at 2646 Ritter St. in Kensington - never stood a chance. "Wow," he said, his auction card wrapped tightly in his hand, where it would remain as a man in the front bid $10,000. "It's because they're building over that whole street. " The number swelled higher, then stopped - "Sold!" - at $25,000. Nichols hadn't seen that coming. And neither had the auction's organizer, City Councilman Mark Squilla, who had hoped Friday's modest sale of city-owned lots in his district would bring in $1 million.
TRAVEL
June 8, 2015 | By John M. Rosenberg, For The Inquirer
BOGOR, Indonesia - In front of the functionally named Gong Factory, a painter was carefully putting the final touches on a long-overdue sign identifying this otherwise difficult-to-find, characterless complex of small buildings along a bustling side street. Even if I had signaled my arrival by banging on one of their largest instruments, it's doubtful anyone would have heard it above the rhythmic clanging of hammers and abrasive din of filed metal that reverberates from the factory seven days a week.
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May 15, 2015 | By Chuck Darrow, Daily News Staff Writer
There will be no shortage of laughs this summer in Atlantic City casinos, along with other nonmusical attractions. As always, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa leads the chuckle chase with a diverse slate of funny people, from Jerry Seinfeld and Howie Mandel to George Lopez, part-time Media resident Wanda Sykes, and Margaret Cho. Elsewhere in town, the offerings include Bill Maher at Caesars, Chris Tucker (Trump Taj Mahal), Dom Irrera and WIP overnight host Big Daddy Graham (Tropicana)
ENTERTAINMENT
March 12, 2015 | The Inquirer Staff
Pussy Riot at Penn! Next Tuesday, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Penn Museum's Harrison Auditorium, 3260 South St., two members of the Russian band  Pussy Riot , cofounders  Nadya Tolokkonnikova  and  Masha Alyokhina , will be on hand for "A Conversation with Pussy Riot. " They'll screen their film  I Can't Breathe , followed by a discussion. Free. 'Got to Give It Up,' indeed A lot of people think "Blurred Lines," the 2013 smash hit for Pharrell Williams , Robin Thicke , and rapper T.I. , sounds like Marvin Gaye 's 1977 hit "Got to Give It Up. " Gaye's family did, which is why they sued for $25 million.
BUSINESS
January 24, 2015 | By David Sell, Inquirer Staff Writer
Pete Rose was painful for opponents during his 24 Major League Baseball seasons, including five with the Phillies, because no one played harder and no one collected more hits. The less physical but more significant pain, of course, for Rose, baseball, and its fans was Rose's gambling habits, which led to his banishment from the game in 1989. Now, nearing his 74th birthday, Rose will be paid to promote a pain reliever. He signed a one-year contract to appear in advertisements for Myoflex, an older brand-name, over-the-counter cream used to treat sore muscles and joints.
BUSINESS
October 19, 2014 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Urban Outfitters Inc. shares fell as much as 15 percent Friday after the apparel retailer warned investors that third-quarter earnings would be hurt by declining sales. The stock fell to its lowest since July 2012, closing down $4.94, or 14.29 percent, to $29.62. The Philadelphia-based owner of Anthropologie, Free People, and Urban Outfitters stores said in early September that quarterly comparable sales had declined. The sales slump has continued, and the company said in an update Thursday after the market closed that because of lower than expected sales, "its gross profit margin may deleverage for the third quarter at a rate greater than during the first half of the year.
NEWS
September 17, 2014 | By Kelly Flynn, Inquirer Staff Writer
Soggy conditions last weekend did not discourage crowds from gathering in New Hope and Doylestown to watch the Thompson Bucks County Classic on Saturday and the Criterium of Doylestown on Sunday. If anything, the rain underscored the events' success, according to John Eustice, the event director. "It was raining . . . and we still had a big crowd," Eustice said. "It's great that it rained, because it's proof that people loved the race. " On Saturday, about 200 men competed in a 100-mile race from Doylestown to New Hope for the international title of UCI Champion of the Americas.
NEWS
August 17, 2014 | By Chris Palmer, Inquirer Staff Writer
  Mo'ne Davis entered Friday's game to considerable hype. Her dominant performance on the pitcher's mound justified the attention. After firing a shutout, Davis was the talk of Twitter Friday afternoon. Her name was trending on the site in Philadelphia, and one social media tracking site, TwazzUp, said Friday night that more than 4,000 tweets per hour mentioned her. The Phillies, who changed their Twitter logo to that of the Taney Dragons, wrote "Mo'ne Davis was dealing on the mound again today!
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August 12, 2014 | BY DAVID MURPHY, Daily News Staff Writer dmurphy@phillynews.com
JEROME WILLIAMS has two arms and can throw a ball 60 feet, 6 inches, which makes him a perfect fit for the Phillies rotation. As to his efficacy, well, the team isn't in a position to be picky, which is why they claimed the 32-year-old righthander off waivers yesterday and are planning on pitching him against the Angels tomorrow. "We needed another arm, and he's a guy who has pitched in the big leagues, so we want to take a look at him," manager Ryne Sandberg said. Williams already has been released by two teams this season.
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December 17, 2013 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
BIG 5 GAMES are supposed to be scrum-like. It's right there in the bylaws. Well, maybe it's time someone let this Villanova team in on the history lesson. On Dec. 4, the Wildcats beat Penn at home by 23 points. Last weekend they went to Saint Joseph's and won by 30. Good thing they were trailing late in the first half. Yesterday afternoon at the Pavilion, the nation's 10th-ranked club remained unbeaten with a 73-52 victory over La Salle. They still have to go to Temple on Feb. 1, for those who like to plan ahead.
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