March 15, 1999 |
When the game of this NCAA Tournament was supposed to be done and the two schools that had combined for 3,434 wins, 566 in the 1990s, nine national titles and 23 Final Fours had played an unforgettable 40 minutes, there was one thing missing. An ending. That would come after another five minutes. Kentucky and Kansas, first and third all-time in wins but meeting for the first time in the NCAA Tournament, had matched each other basket for basket, floorburn for floorburn, comeback for comeback.
July 5, 2013 |
FOR THE SECOND consecutive game, the Union lost a lead in extra time. The Union tied host Real Salt Lake, 2-2, on Wednesday night in Sandy, Utah, as Javier Morales scored on a penalty kick 7 minutes into the extra time. Sebastien Le Toux and Conor Casey scored for the Union (7-5-6). "If you would've told me coming into this game that I would've had a point coming out of here, I would've said I'll take it. The way that it went down, no, we're disappointed," Union manager John Hackworth said.
December 29, 2000 |
A Swarthmore College senior with learning disabilities is suing the organization that administers the law-school admission test because he wants three times the amount of time typically allotted to complete the examination. Jared Solomon, 22, of Philadelphia, argues that he is entitled to the accommodation under the Americans With Disabilities Act. The federal law requires that private entities, such as the Law School Admissions Council in Newtown, Bucks County, that offer admission exams make the modifications necessary to make the testing fair and accessible, the suit said.
November 8, 1989 |
When the polls opened in Philadelphia at 7 a.m. yesterday, 49 polling places throughout the city didn't have voting machines. Although the machines eventually were delivered - in some cases more than five hours late - the delays kept many people from voting, and for a time threatened to throw the entire election into confusion. The city's Democratic Party went to court in an effort to keep the 49 polling places open past 8 p.m. to make up for lost time. The Republican Party fought to close the polls as scheduled, and the court battle lasted through the day and into the evening.
January 28, 1990 |
The U.S. Labor Department's Wage and Hour Division is investigating ambulance services in Montgomery and Bucks Counties, where it is common for paid emergency medical technicians and paramedics to work as volunteers during their free time. The ambulance workers consider it community service. The government considers it illegal. According to the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, paid employees may not do unpaid volunteer work for the same business or agency that employs them, said Thomas Johnson, a Labor Department spokesman.
July 13, 2011
What: Women's World Cup semifinals Who: USA vs. France, at Moenchengladbach, today at noon; Japan vs. Sweden, at Frankfurt, 2:45 TV: Both games on ESPN. How they got here: USA won penalty shootout over Brazil after 2-2 tie . . . France won shootout over England after 1-1 tie . . . Japan defeated Germany, 1-0, in extra time . . . Sweden eliminated Australia, 3-1. What's next: Losers play third-place game Saturday at Sinsheim . . . Winners meet for championship Sundayat Frankfurt.
August 3, 2012 |
NEWCASTLE, England - The coach of the U.S. women's soccer team wants her players in win-or-go-home mode. She just doesn't want them thinking too much about it. The great mental shift, familiar in major soccer tournaments everywhere, has occurred in the last couple of days at the Olympics. The group stage is done. Eight of the 12 women's teams - including all the nations predicted to be medal contenders - have advanced to the knockout stage, starting with Friday's quarterfinals. Remember how the Americans slowed down the game against North Korea on Tuesday to save their legs?
July 27, 2005 |
Although the biggest crop of cookbooks is usually released in the fall/holiday season to capitalize on the gift-giving market, there's a flood of new titles this spring and summer, many designed for leisurely, fun, warm-weather eating. "Cookbooks definitely go by season," said Tim Fischer, manager of Los Angeles' Cook's Library, a store stocking 6,000 to 7,000 cookbooks, memoirs, wine and food history titles, both domestic and imported. Of the 171,061 books published in the United States in 2003, 2,856 were cookbooks, according to New Jersey-based Books-In-Print.
March 8, 2005 |
SEPTA and the union representing workers who operate buses and subways in Philadelphia agreed yesterday to extend the deadline for reaching a new contract from March 15 until April 15. Jeff Brooks, head of the Transport Workers Union Local 234 said he accepted the one-month extension offered by SEPTA to give riders some relief. "Our objective is a partnership with the riding public, not just to pull the trigger just because I can," Brooks said yesterday. "We have been talking about the extension for several days," SEPTA spokesman Richard Maloney said.
July 10, 2011 |
WOLFSBURG Germany - Japan knocked two-time defending champion Germany out of the Women's World Cup on Saturday, advancing to the semifinals with a 1-0 win when substitute Karina Maruyama outran the defense and scored on an angled shot in extra time. Japan absorbed relentless pressure during the match, gaining its first World Cup semifinal and handing Germany its first loss in the tournament in a dozen years. Standout midfielder Homare Sawa spotted Maruyama's deep run in the 108th minute and served her perfectly.