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May 31, 2014 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Founded in 1955, the LPGA Championship is the oldest tournament on the LPGA Tour, and it enjoyed a successful 11-year run at DuPont Country Club in Wilmington with McDonald's as the title sponsor. But the association has decided to take the championship up a notch, announcing Thursday that it has partnered with the PGA of America and KPMG, a professional business services company, to create the KPMG Women's PGA Championship starting next year at Westchester Country Club in Rye, N.Y. The event, which is expected to rotate to other major metropolitan markets, will provide a boost in prize money from $2.25 million, the purse for this year's Wegman's LPGA Championship near Rochester, N.Y., to $3.5 million and receive weekend national television coverage on NBC. "For us, this is a major step in supporting the women's game," Pete Bevacqua, the chief executive officer of the PGA of America, said Thursday during a news conference in New York.
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May 25, 2014 | By Mark Macyk, Inquirer Staff Writer
Three South Jersey varsity teams won national titles at the Scholastic Rowing Association of America Championships on Saturday on Mercer Lake in Princeton Junction. The Holy Spirit boys' lightweight eight took gold, winning in 4 minutes, 39.39 seconds. Lawrenceville came in two seconds later. Holy Spirit's lightweight girls' eight also won, crossing in 5:09.92. Mount St. Joseph (Pa.) placed second in 5:12.45. The Holy Cross girls' double took first when it crossed the finish line in 5:44.84.
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May 25, 2014 | BY AARON CARTER, Daily News Staff Writer cartera@phillynews.com
TO THE VICTORS go the photo shoots. After Ss. Neumann-Goretti claimed its third Catholic League championship in 4 years yesterday with an 11-0 win against Roman Catholic, the Saints' "Big Three" gathered on the infield between first and second base on Ward Field at La Salle College High. With junior southpaw Pat Doudican and sophomore righty Ethan Pritchett each clutching the championship plaque, the duo summoned yesterday's hero, senior lefty Charlie Jerla, for a photo-op with former longtime Daily News sports writer Ted Silary.
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May 9, 2014 | By Tim McManus, Inquirer Staff Writer
Central got off to a roaring start Wednesday at the Public League Track and Field Championships at Johnston Stadium in Mount Airy. The Lancers won four of the first six finals contested on Day 1. Walt Pegues claimed two championships. He leaped 22 feet, 7 inches to capture the long jump, and he won the triple jump with a mark of 43-21/2. Sam Reid won the discus with a throw of 151-10, and Jonathon Henderson took gold in the javelin with a heave of 142-7. In the day's other final, Masterman's Joseph Previdi and Julian Roessler ran first and second in the 3,200 meters.
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March 18, 2014 | By Chris Melchiorre, For The Inquirer
TOMS RIVER, N.J. - The Woodrow Wilson fan section more than doubled that of West Morris Central. The fans were loud and on their feet virtually the entire game. "People say nothing good comes out of Camden," said Wilson junior guard Ciarah Bennett. "But we had the whole city behind us. And that pushed us. It just feels so good to win this for our city, and to win it for ourselves. " The Wilson girls' basketball team clawed its way to a 70-64 win over West Morris in Sunday's state Group 3 championship at the Pine Belt Arena.
NEWS
March 9, 2014 | By Clark Mindock, Inquirer Staff Writer
ASTON They talk funny. They drink Labatt beer, and they are incredibly friendly. They also love cowbells. At least that's how some of the locals described the out-of-town visitors at this year's U.S. National Curling Championships in Aston, Delaware County. Apparently, those with Minnesota and North Dakota accents seem quite foreign - but endearing. "There was a guy, I felt so bad. I think he was trying to order a hamburger," said Teagen Holzhauser, who works at the bar and café at IceWorks Skating Complex, where the tournament is being held through Saturday.
SPORTS
March 3, 2014 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
Liam Brennan, his arms folded, sat patiently on Holy Ghost Prep's bench for the first five minutes of the second half. If he was a bit antsy to return to action, you couldn't blame him. In the first half of Saturday night's PIAA District 1 Class AAA boys' basketball final against Lower Moreland, the junior guard drained seven three-pointers. Six came in the second quarter of a 65-47 romp at Villanova's Pavilion. "I was kind of upset, but it's the coach's choice," Brennan said of waiting to return to the hardwood.
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February 28, 2014 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Columnist
THE ANSWER, sadly, is none. The question: Which of Philadelphia's four major sports teams is closest to winning a championship? It's an annual question, one that reached a ferocious crescendo around 2008, when it had been 25 years since the city's last title. The Sixers provided the championship that began the drought; then, inexplicably, dismantled themselves. For a generation, the teams went through cycles of respectability, of competitiveness. They built three new arenas and spent nearly as many millions on talent, but, until 2008, still nothing: Three Stanley Cup finals for the Flyers; a World Series glimpse for the 1993 Phillies; an NBA Finals for the 2000-01 Sixers; a Super Bowl for the 2004 Eagles.
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February 24, 2014 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
At first, Colleen Walsh needed some persuading to come join Sox Alexander and AAU coach Sean Costello at Shipley. Then a seventh grader, Alexander was more than happy to provide the incentive, telling her AAU teammate that they could be a "dream duo" on the court for the Gators. Walsh followed Alexander's lead and enrolled the next year. After the Gators won their second Pennsylvania Independent Schools championship in three years by defeating Germantown Academy, 40-31, on Saturday, Alexander turned and found Walsh as the buzzer sounded at Malvern Prep.
SPORTS
February 23, 2014
Who: Martin Luther King vs. Constitution When: 3 p.m. tomorrow Where: Temple's Liacouras Center Records: King is 21-4 and on a seven-game winning streak. ConHigh is 22-4 and also a winner of seven straight. Coaches: Sean Colson, second season at MLK, 45-9. Rob Moore, fourth season at ConHigh, 108-36. Previous meetings: Constitution won the first meeting, 65-49, on Jan. 7 and ended King's undefeated streak at eight games. Ahmad "J.R. " Gilbert (22, 20 in second half)
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