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December 23, 2002 | Daily News Wire Services
Toccet won the $406,507 Hollywood Futurity on Saturday at Hollywood Park, prevailing by a head over 13-10 favorite Kafwain. Kafwain was later placed fourth for interference in the stretch. Toccet, ridden by Jorge Chavez and owned by former New Hope, Pa., resident Dan Borislow, ran the 1 1/16 mile Futurity in 1:41 1/4. The horse is named for former Flyer Rick Tocchet. Toccet has won six of eight starts, including stakes victories at four tracks. The $243,900 winner's share pushed his career earnings to $755,610.
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July 24, 2014 | BY DICK JERARDI, Daily News Staff Writer jerardd@phillynews.com
ANYBODY WHO met Dan Borislow understood almost instantly they were dealing with a larger-than-life figure - in business, at the racetrack, as a gambler, in life, savoring anything and everything he did. The Plymouth Whitemarsh and Widener University grad made millions in the telecom business, first with Tel-Save, a long-distance telephone-service provider and, more recently, with "magicJack," the device that enables people to make long-distance calls...
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April 7, 2005 | By Mike Jensen INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The way Dan Borislow sees it, the history of horse betting goes back further than a mutuel window. "Cowboys and gentlemen used to bet all the time on whose horse was faster," Borislow said yesterday. "It still goes on today in the Middle East and I am sure in many other areas. " It was Borislow, majority owner of Wild Desert, who came up with the idea of the three owners with Philadelphia ties putting up $50,000 each for charity, based on which of their horses finished ahead in the April 16 Arkansas Derby.
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January 31, 2012
Women's Professional Soccer announced Monday that it has suspended the 2012 season due to "legal issues" and an "ongoing dispute" with a former owner. WPS was formed in 2009 following the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. The Independence, owned by David Halstead and coached by Paul Riley, last season lost in the WPS championship game for the second straight year. "This is what responsible business enterprises do, and it's what the WPS and Philadelphia Independence are going to do," Halstead said in a statement.
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January 13, 2012 | By Jonathan Tannenwald, For The Inquirer
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - When Women's Professional Soccer was granted sanctioning for 2012 by the U.S. Soccer Federation last month, it seemed like the league had escaped the worst storm of another tumultuous offseason. But as WPS convenes for its annual draft Friday, the league might not be on safe ground. On Monday, a Florida judge ruled that controversial former magicJack SC owner Dan Borislow was denied due process when the league terminated his Boca Raton, Fla.-based franchise after the 2011 season.
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September 1, 2003 | By Craig Donnelly INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
With the 3-year-old divisional leaders having failed to capture or even compete in their latest engagements, today's $750,000 Pennsylvania Derby offers the richest purse in the history of the state and a chance for the winner to take a big step toward the head of the class. Dynever, who lost a thrilling stretch duel to the unbeaten Soto in the West Virginia Derby on Aug. 9, is the likely favorite in the 25th renewal of the Pennsylvania Derby at Philadelphia Park, a Grade III race of 1 1/8 miles.
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April 18, 2005 | By Mike Jensen INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Outside Tim Ritchey's barn yesterday morning, a Silverado pickup truck with Arkansas tags had pulled up. As it drove away, the driver said: "You did a great training job. Good luck to you. " It was a sweet morning on the backside, Ritchey had to admit. The Delaware Park-based trainer already had taken calls from fellow East Coast trainers Scott Lake and Donald Reeder, congratulating him after Afleet Alex's eye-opening triumph in Saturday's Arkansas Derby. Afleet Alex's next stop is Churchill Downs.
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October 28, 2011
U.S. Open champion Rory McIlroy shot an 8-under 64 on Thursday to take a 1-stroke lead in the Shanghai Masters, the lucrative invitational tournament that isn't sanctioned by any of the major tours. The 22-year-old from Northern Ireland had eight birdies in his bogey-free round on Lake Malaren's Masters course. American Hunter Mahan was second with a 65. England's Paul Casey and Ian Poulter and Ireland's Padraig Harrington were 3 shots back at 67. Thirty players are vying for the $2 million first prize, the richest in golf.
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December 7, 2011 | BY KERITH GABRIEL, gabrielk@phillynews.com
FOR THE SECOND time since the turn of the century, women's professional soccer in America is in danger of becoming obsolete. Women's Professional Soccer, currently the top league in the United States, has fallen to just five bona fide franchises. As a result, the U.S. Soccer Federation, America's governing body for club soccer, was in deliberation with WPS commissioner Jennifer O'Sullivan from its offices in Chicago yesterday, deciding whether it's best to just pull the plug. Before the start of the 2011 season, the USSF granted WPS a 1-year waiver to increase its club count to eight teams, the minimum for a USSF-sanctioned entity to be granted what's referred to as Division I (top-tier)
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June 26, 2011 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
For the second time in a week, the Independence knocked off magicJack as they rolled to a 3-1 victory Saturday in a Women's Professional Soccer game at Widener's Leslie Quick Stadium in Chester. The hosts controlled the flow for the majority of the game, peppering the magicJack defense throughout the first half before breaking through for two goals. Defender Kia McNeill put the Independence on the board in the 31st minute as she guided in a low cross from the right side by forward Danesha Adams.
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July 24, 2014 | BY DICK JERARDI, Daily News Staff Writer jerardd@phillynews.com
ANYBODY WHO met Dan Borislow understood almost instantly they were dealing with a larger-than-life figure - in business, at the racetrack, as a gambler, in life, savoring anything and everything he did. The Plymouth Whitemarsh and Widener University grad made millions in the telecom business, first with Tel-Save, a long-distance telephone-service provider and, more recently, with "magicJack," the device that enables people to make long-distance calls...
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May 28, 2014 | BY DICK JERARDI, Daily News Staff Writer jerardd@phillynews.com
GAMBLERS AROUND the country had been waiting for yesterday's races at Gulfstream Park for months. They had spent the weekend cramming, watching videos, preparing for the chance at the score of a lifetime. The Rainbow 6, a $20 minimum bet, had been carrying over for 4 1/2 months, the jackpot up to $6.6 million. It got so huge because, unlike a typical Pick 6, the Rainbow 6 carryover pool gets paid out only if there is a single winning ticket. Yesterday was what is known as a "mandatory" payout, with anybody having all six winners getting paid.
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May 19, 2012 | By Jonathan Tannenwald, For The Inquirer
PRINCETON - The Independence missed out on a Women's Professional Soccer championship in 2011 by the narrowest margin possible - a penalty shootout loss in the title game. It turns out that was as close as the franchise will ever come. WPS announced Friday that it has fully shut down, dashing any lingering hopes held by fans of a rebound for the league after the London Olympics. The news came by way of an e-mail news release and a post on the league's Facebook page.
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January 31, 2012
Women's Professional Soccer announced Monday that it has suspended the 2012 season due to "legal issues" and an "ongoing dispute" with a former owner. WPS was formed in 2009 following the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. The Independence, owned by David Halstead and coached by Paul Riley, last season lost in the WPS championship game for the second straight year. "This is what responsible business enterprises do, and it's what the WPS and Philadelphia Independence are going to do," Halstead said in a statement.
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January 13, 2012 | By Jonathan Tannenwald, For The Inquirer
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - When Women's Professional Soccer was granted sanctioning for 2012 by the U.S. Soccer Federation last month, it seemed like the league had escaped the worst storm of another tumultuous offseason. But as WPS convenes for its annual draft Friday, the league might not be on safe ground. On Monday, a Florida judge ruled that controversial former magicJack SC owner Dan Borislow was denied due process when the league terminated his Boca Raton, Fla.-based franchise after the 2011 season.
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December 7, 2011 | BY KERITH GABRIEL, gabrielk@phillynews.com
FOR THE SECOND time since the turn of the century, women's professional soccer in America is in danger of becoming obsolete. Women's Professional Soccer, currently the top league in the United States, has fallen to just five bona fide franchises. As a result, the U.S. Soccer Federation, America's governing body for club soccer, was in deliberation with WPS commissioner Jennifer O'Sullivan from its offices in Chicago yesterday, deciding whether it's best to just pull the plug. Before the start of the 2011 season, the USSF granted WPS a 1-year waiver to increase its club count to eight teams, the minimum for a USSF-sanctioned entity to be granted what's referred to as Division I (top-tier)
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October 28, 2011
U.S. Open champion Rory McIlroy shot an 8-under 64 on Thursday to take a 1-stroke lead in the Shanghai Masters, the lucrative invitational tournament that isn't sanctioned by any of the major tours. The 22-year-old from Northern Ireland had eight birdies in his bogey-free round on Lake Malaren's Masters course. American Hunter Mahan was second with a 65. England's Paul Casey and Ian Poulter and Ireland's Padraig Harrington were 3 shots back at 67. Thirty players are vying for the $2 million first prize, the richest in golf.
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July 23, 2011 | By Bill Iezzi, Inquirer Staff Writer
Will forward Amy Rodriguez, recently returned from the U.S. Women's World Cup team, play for the Independence against host Sky Blue on Saturday? We won't know until the Women's Professional Soccer game, scheduled for 7 p.m., starts. "After the last Indy game, [coach Paul Riley] said that World Cup players will have to work their way back into the lineup," said Rodriguez, who registered the most playing time of the three Independence players on the national team roster. The Indy's last game, a 1-0 win over the host Atlanta Beat, extended the team's winning streak to six. They lead the league with an 8-2 record.
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June 26, 2011 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
For the second time in a week, the Independence knocked off magicJack as they rolled to a 3-1 victory Saturday in a Women's Professional Soccer game at Widener's Leslie Quick Stadium in Chester. The hosts controlled the flow for the majority of the game, peppering the magicJack defense throughout the first half before breaking through for two goals. Defender Kia McNeill put the Independence on the board in the 31st minute as she guided in a low cross from the right side by forward Danesha Adams.
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April 18, 2005 | By Mike Jensen INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Outside Tim Ritchey's barn yesterday morning, a Silverado pickup truck with Arkansas tags had pulled up. As it drove away, the driver said: "You did a great training job. Good luck to you. " It was a sweet morning on the backside, Ritchey had to admit. The Delaware Park-based trainer already had taken calls from fellow East Coast trainers Scott Lake and Donald Reeder, congratulating him after Afleet Alex's eye-opening triumph in Saturday's Arkansas Derby. Afleet Alex's next stop is Churchill Downs.
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