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March 4, 2015 | For The Inquirer
Harrah's Philadelphia leading driver Tim Tetrick finished third in the World Driving Championship, which concluded Sunday at Tabcorp Park Menangle in Australia. Tetrick, who represented the U.S. in the 10-driver competition and was making his first trip to the WDC, won three of the 20 races in the series. New Zealand's Dexter Dunn won the championship, followed by France's Tony LeBeller. Finland's Mika Forss was fourth and Canada's Jody Jamieson fifth.
SPORTS
February 27, 2015
CLEARWATER, Fla. - It was Halloween and your world was collapsing around you: AIG and Citigroup toppling, your stocks and houses and wages deflating like air from a balloon that somebody had forgotten to tie, a balloon that was now darting around the room in flatulent loopty loops, the country clinging to its surface, powerless to resist the momentum pent up inside. This was the best day of your lives, in the best month of your lives, in a year you've spent the previous 7 yearning for. You swore it as you felt the morning sun stream through the skyscrapers, bathing you in slats of light, and you swore it as you watched the darkness drop like a curtain, the beer still glowing, the streets still swamped with mobs of red, one last night to soak it in, one more ibuprofen morning to greet without regret.
SPORTS
February 26, 2015 | For The Inquirer
Tim Tetrick, Harrah's Philadelphia's top harness racing driver, picked up two wins in seven races Tuesday as harness racing's World Driving Championship visited Wagga Wagga in Australia. Tetrick, a six-time driving champion at Harrah's and four-time U.S. Driver of the Year, is in second place through 12 of 20 races in the competition. New Zealand's Dexter Dun won three races Tuesday to move into first place with 111 points. Tetrick has 97 points followed by France's Tony LeBeller with 91 points.
SPORTS
February 23, 2015 | By Nick Carroll and Dwayne C. Nelson, Inquirer Staff Writers
Carsten Vissering, a senior at Georgetown Prep and a USC recruit, didn't disappoint Saturday when he smashed the meet record in the breaststroke at the Interscholastic Swimming and Diving Championships at La Salle University. He might have left the meet disappointed, though, thanks to Penn Charter's Reece Whitley. Whitley, the 6-foot-8, 15-year-old Quakers freshman with Olympic aspirations, finished in 53.66 seconds, nine hundredths of a second ahead of Vissering to set the new mark.
NEWS
February 23, 2015 | By Frank Fitzpatrick and Michael Matza, Inquirer Staff Writers
A silver staircase gleamed in the bright sunshine behind Neumann-Goretti High School on a recent day. But in the gym, a lighting failure turned afternoon to twilight. Defying the dusk, the nation's No. 1-ranked high school girls' basketball team, including Nigerian stars Felicia Aiyeotan and Christina Aborowa, never relented. For 90 minutes the N-G Saints raced noisily, joyfully, and determinedly through a dimly lit workout. The murk seemed an apt metaphor for the fog that has clouded the accomplishments of this South Philadelphia juggernaut, rolling now toward a possible second straight Catholic League championship title Monday at the Palestra.
SPORTS
February 20, 2015 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Another PGA Tour event is likely coming in 2018 to Aronimink Golf Club, site of the 2010 and 2011 AT&T National, pending a vote of the members next month. Sources confirmed Wednesday that the tour has invited the Newtown Square club to host the 2018 BMW Championship, the third event of the annual FedEx Cup playoffs that annually is held in mid-September. Comcast SportsNet first reported the news. One source said club officials already have approved the offer and a vote of the membership is all that is needed to bring the tour back to the Philadelphia area.
SPORTS
January 20, 2015 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - There were the requisite hugs and handshakes in the New England Patriots' locker room Sunday night, but the celebration of their sixth AFC championship with the Bill Belichick-Tom Brady coach-quarterback combination seemed to occur with almost a restrained excitement. The tone might have been set during the trophy presentation, when Belichick played off one of his phrases from earlier this season: "We're on to Seattle. " The Patriots have become the gold standard of the NFL, and their consistency has made events like the 45-7 win over the Indianapolis Colts at Gillette Stadium seem like a television rerun.
SPORTS
January 20, 2015 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Columnist
SEATTLE - Really, nobody outside of Saskatchewan knew much about Jon Ryan . . . until he turned the tide that sent the Seahawks back to the Super Bowl. Maybe, no one outside of State College knew much about Garry Gilliam . . . until he caught Ryan's unlikely pass on a fake field goal for a touchdown. Sadly, no one outside of South Carolina knew much about Brandon Bostick . . . until he tried to grab for glory and lost it all for the Packers. They were the faces of their franchises after the Seahawks came back and won the NFC Championship Game yesterday, 28-22, in overtime: one, pale and ruddy and delighted with his newfound celebrity; another, beaming with Penn State slyness; the third, a blank pit of despair as he faced a future of infamy.
SPORTS
January 14, 2015 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
IN 1910 THE Philadelphia Cricket Club hosted the U.S. Open for the second time in 4 years, on its St. Martins course in Chestnut Hill, nine holes of which are still there. In 2020 the Wissahickon and Militia Hill courses in Flourtown will be the site of the first USGA championship to be held at the club since then, the newly created U.S. Amateur men's Four-Ball. The inaugural championship is being held in early May at The Olympic Club in San Francisco, the first competition on the USGA schedule (the inaugural women's championship is the following week at Oregon's Bandon Dunes resort)
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