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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.
NEWS
October 17, 2012 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer
SO, HOW DOES it feel to be making a difference in history-making victories in the fall semester of your freshman year at Temple? Welcome to Tyler Matakevich's new world. A few weeks ago, the 6-1, 220-pound linebacker - who enrolled in January as a midyear transfer from Milford Academy in New Berlin, N.Y. - was just another freshman trying to make the transition to the next level. Then junior Olaniyi Adewole, the Owls' Most Improved Special Teams Player in spring practice, was injured.
SPORTS
October 13, 2012
Robert Griffin III took part in the Washington Redskins' full practice Friday for the first time this week and appears set to play Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings. Griffin was full-go after being limited Wednesday and Thursday while recovering from a concussion suffered in last week's 24-17 loss to the Atlanta Falcons. The rookie quarterback has been subject to NFL-mandated post-concussion medical tests that he must pass before he can play. "If he passes his tests and we don't see any symptoms, then it looks like he'll be ready to go," coach Mike Shanahan said.
SPORTS
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.
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