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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!
SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
December 12, 2013 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
THINK YOU'VE got problems. Talk to Manny Pacquiao. The boxer, who has won championship belts in eight weight divisions is about to take a big hit from the IRS, according to a report. TMZ claims it has official documents that show Pacquiao owes over $18 million in taxes from revenue he earned in bouts he fought in the United States. The way we see it, if you owe the fine people at the IRS a few hundreds dollars, you worry. If you owe them $18 million, they worry. But that's not all. Pacquiao's bank holdings in his native Philippines have been frozen because that government contends he owes $50 million in taxes.
SPORTS
November 12, 2013 | By Mike Kern, Daily News Columnist
Players of the weekend National: Logan Thomas, who had eight turnovers the previous two games (both losses), was 25-for-31 for 366 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions as Virginia Tech won at Miami, 42-24, to remain alive in the ACC's Coastal race. Local: Rowan (7-2) linebacker Darren Dungee had 18 tackles in a 7-6 win at Kean (2-7). The Profs haven't allowed more than nine points in their last three games. Around town Princeton 38, Penn 26 The Quakers' (4-4, 3-2)
BUSINESS
July 15, 2013 | By Diane Mastrull, Inquirer Staff Writer
Oh, what a ride the smiling sponge has been on. In 2011, Scrub Daddy was an undisputable cleaning hit - but pretty much only in the opinion of its inventor, Aaron Krause, and some of his family and friends. The Voorhees resident couldn't get onto store shelves the charming yellow scrubbing disc, carved from a high-tech foam, that turns hard in cold water and soft in hot. Then came an October 2012 appearance on Shark Tank , ABC-TV's competition show for entrepreneurs. Not only did Krause get national exposure, but he landed one of the judges as a minority investor.
NEWS
May 29, 2013
HERE ARE FOUR of A. Charles Peruto Jr.'s big (mob) hits: 1983: Defending Joseph Pedulla, one of two men convicted of shooting mobster Salvatore Testa - and a prime suspect in the murder of Angelo Bruno - Peruto says, "It's obvious that federal authorities are looking into the Bruno murder, but it's just as obvious that Joe Pedulla would have nothing to do with killing Angelo Bruno. " 1984: Pedulla, a former enforcer for mobster Harry "The Hunchback" Riccobene, turns police informant and dismisses Peruto as his attorney in a mob-hit case, citing a conflict of interest because Peruto also represented Riccobene in a gun-possession case.
NEWS
February 21, 2013 | By Jim Salter, Associated Press
ST. LOUIS - An armada of snow plows and salt spreaders deployed Wednesday across the nation's heartland as a winter storm that's already blamed for one death promised to dump up to a foot of snow in some areas and bring freezing rain and sleet to others. Winter storm warnings were issued from Colorado through Illinois. By midday Wednesday, heavy snow was already falling in Colorado and western Kansas. In Oklahoma, roads were covered with a slushy mix of snow and ice that officials said caused a crash that killed an 18-year-old man. National Weather Service meteorologist Jayson Gosselin said parts of Colorado, Kansas and northern Missouri could get 10 to 12 inches of snow.
NEWS
December 3, 2012 | By John S. Marshall, Associated Press
SAN FRANCISCO - Residents of Northern California endured the brunt of another powerful storm that drenched the area with yet another round of pounding rain and strong winds, but damage from the storm was less than expected, officials said. The latest storm system - the third to hit the area in less than a week - moved across the region late Saturday and early Sunday dropping as much as an inch of rain per hour in some areas, toppling trees and knocking out electrical service to tens of thousands of people, officials said.
SPORTS
October 19, 2012 | Daily News Wire Reports
THE NFL Players Association filed papers in federal court pointing out that the NFL permitted a 1996 incentive program for big hits funded by then-Green Bay defensive lineman Reggie White. In papers filed Thursday in U.S. District Court, the union questioned why NFL commissioner Roger Goodell should be able to suspend former Saints linebacker Scott Fujita for offering then-New Orleans teammates rewards for big plays during the 2009 season. The filing cited media reports about the late White's "smash-for-cash" program that paid $500 for big plays, including big hits.
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