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November 8, 2013 | By Chris Melchiorre, For The Inquirer
The hair was not supposed to make a statement - at first, anyway. "It started basically because I didn't like doing my hair in the morning," Carin Arline said with a laugh, describing her somewhat retro Afro hairdo that is two-tone and spans about two feet in length and width. It has become something of a trademark. "People will yell, 'Get the girl with the hair,' " said Arline, a senior striker for the Burlington Township girls' soccer team who also has added neon cleats to her game-day wardrobe.
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October 22, 2013
The Eagles lost their ninth straight game at Lincoln Financial Field on Sunday. Their last home victory was against the Giants, 19-14, on Sept. 30 of last year. The Eagles host the Giants on Sunday. Here is a look at their nine straight losses: This Season   Sunday Cowboys 17, Eagles 3   Sept. 19 Chiefs 26, Eagles 16   Sept. 15 Chargers 33, Eagles 30 Last Season   Dec. 23 Redskins 27, Eagles 20   Dec. 13 Bengals 34, Eagles 13   Nov. 26 Panthers 30, Eagles 22   Nov. 11 Cowboys 38, Eagles 23   Oct. 28 Falcons 30, Eagles 17   Oct. 14 Lions 26, Eagles 23, OT
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October 11, 2013 | By Ed Barkowitz, Daily News Staff Writer
IN MOST LEAGUES, there are enough wide receivers on the waiver wire to fill out lineups running low because of poor play or to cover those that are on bye. But the problems Julio Jones owners face can not be covered with a simple drop/add. When Mama Pajama rolled out of bed Tuesday, she found Julio down by the trainer's room. The news has been grim, and the panic high, ever since. Jones is out for the rest of the season with a broken right foot. "You know, when it rains, it pours," Falcons owner Arthur Blank told USA Today . "In this case, we're having a monsoon right now in Atlanta.
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July 27, 2013 | Associated Press
Pro Bowl quarterback Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons have agreed to terms on a five-year contract extension, the team announced on Thursday. Falcons spokesman Reggie Roberts said the deal was being finalized as the Penn Charter product led the offense through practice on the first day of training camp. A source said Ryan's extension is worth $103.75 million, with $59 million guaranteed. Ryan will average $20.75 million during the first three years of the extension. The 28-year-old Ryan, the NFL's No. 3 overall draft pick of 2008, is entering the sixth and final season of his original rookie contract and will earn a $10 million salary.
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July 26, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
PRO BOWL quarterback Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons have agreed to terms on a 5-year contract extension. Falcons spokesman Reggie Roberts said the deal was being finalized as Ryan led the offense through practice yesterday on the first day of training camp. A source familiar with the situation said Ryan's extension is for $103.75 million deal, with $59 million guaranteed. The source said Ryan will average $20.75 million during the first 3 years of the extension. "I've always not worried about the business side of it," Ryan said at a news conference last night.
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June 16, 2013 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - They were one of the last qualifiers for the PIAA District 1 playoffs. And they were the district's fourth and final entry into the state tournament. Well, so much for the seedings. The North Penn Knights pulled off the highly improbable Friday night, ending their Cinderella story with a 6-5, nine-inning triumph over District 3's Lower Dauphin in the Class AAAA state final at Penn State's Medlar Field at Lubrano Park. The difference was Bobby Scott's walk-off single to left field that drove home Eddie Posavec from second base and set off a wild celebration.
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June 12, 2013 | By the Inquirer Staff
The recently potent Pennsbury offense ground to a halt Tuesday in the PIAA Class AAAA softball semifinals. The Falcons, who had scored 27 runs in their first two state-tournament games, were shut down in a 3-1 loss to Canon McMillan at Carlisle. Christina Bascara drove in the Falcons' lone run with a fourth-inning single. Pennsbury had only seven hits off Alayna Astuto, who struck out three and walked one. Abby McCartney knocked in all three of the Macs' runs, with an RBI double in the first inning and a two-run homer in the sixth.
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June 6, 2013 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
They practiced the play all season. They used it once - in the seventh inning of the state semifinals. "The play of the game," Burlington Township baseball coach Jason Stec said of the bunt-rotation play that helped the Falcons secure a 4-3 victory over Northern Burlington in the Group 3 state semifinals Tuesday at Rider University. "It was huge," said Burlington Township senior Ryan Bell, who triggered the big play by bouncing off the mound, fielding the ball, and firing to third.
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May 30, 2013 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
The Pennsbury softball team had gotten familiar with the concept of waiting. Waiting for their final home game of the season. Waiting to earn a spot in the state tournament. And for the nine seniors, waiting to see if they were about to play their final game in a Falcons uniform. Wednesday's 8-3 victory over West Chester Henderson in a District 1 Class AAAA quarterfinal had been a long time coming. The game was scheduled for last Friday and then Saturday, postponed both times because of the weather, and then was rained out on Tuesday.
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May 22, 2013 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Daily News Staff Writer farrs@phillynews.com, 215-854-4225
EVEN AS F. ARTHUR McMorris was being dive-bombed - with just a broom between him and the fastest animal in the world - he had nothing but pride for his aggressors. "The more aggressive they are, the more we like it," McMorris said. "That means they're better parents. " McMorris, the peregrine-falcon coordinator for the Pennsylvania Game Commission, spent yesterday morning inside City Hall's tower banding four healthy baby peregrine falcons that he estimated to be about 30 days old. The birds are the offspring of one of just 33 pairs of peregrine falcons known in the state.
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