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April 12, 2014 | By Dan DeLuca, INQUIRER MUSIC CRITIC
NEW YORK - It was a big night in Brooklyn on Thursday at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, as Philadelphia pop-soul duo Hall & Oates joined Nirvana, Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, cartoon hard-rockers Kiss, and others in entering the Cleveland-based Hall as its 2014 class. Other inductees included '70s and '80s prog-rocker Peter Gabriel, singer-songwriter Cat Stevens, and country-rock hit maker Linda Ronstadt. She suffers from Parkinson's disease and did not attend the show but was paid tribute to in song by Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris, Stevie Nicks, Sheryl Crow, and Carrie Underwood.
SPORTS
April 9, 2014 | BY DICK JERARDI, Daily News Staff Writer jerardd@phillynews.com
DALLAS - The idea that a women's basketball team from Immaculata could one day be enshrined into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame would have been so far-fetched an idea in the early 1970s that it would not have been an idea, thought or dream. "It's not something a young girl in the 70s who played basketball . . . it's not even I could say is a dream come true because you would never have dreamt this," Judy Martelli said yesterday morning at the Omni Dallas. The Immaculata teams that went 60-2 from 1972 to 1974 and won three consecutive AIAW national championships will be part of the 2014 Hall Class that will be inducted on Aug. 8 in Springfield, Mass., a class that will have a distinct Philly flavor with Maryland coach and Collingswood, N.J. native Gary Williams and Temple and Warriors legend Guy Rodgers.
NEWS
April 9, 2014 | By Michaelle Bond, Inquirer Staff Writer
On its picturesque campus on King Road between Malvern and Exton in Chester County, Immaculata University features 19 sports programs. But it's the women's basketball team that for many defines this Catholic school of about 2,500 undergraduates. "We're still celebrating what the women's basketball team did for women's sports," Marie Moughan, university spokeswoman, said, referring to the school's national championship teams of 1972, '73, and '74. "Immaculata was at the beginning of women's basketball the way it is today.
SPORTS
March 28, 2014 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
NEW YORK - For years, Bob Clarke has been one of many Flyers executives to lobby for superstar Eric Lindros to be included in the Hockey Hall of Fame. Now, Clarke will have his say - and not just on Lindros. The Hockey Hall of Fame announced today that Clarke was appointed as one of three new members of the 18-person selection committee - which votes in secret. He will join Nashville GM David Poile and Los Angeles president of business operations, Luc Robitaille, to serve under new selection committee chairman John Davidson.
SPORTS
March 12, 2014 | By Stan Hochman, Daily News Staff Writer
PETE ROSE won $2,500 that night at Maywood, the harness track just outside of Chicago. I was with him, talked to the same people, bet the same races, not the same horses. I won $25. Rose cackled about that, all the way to the parking lot. There was a delay and Pete asked the valet parking guy if he knew who he was. The guy took a half-step back, his brow furrowed. "Yeah," he said, "The Incredible Hulk, Lou Ferrigno. " Rose stopped cackling. Someone who didn't know Pete Rose? In a National League town?
SPORTS
March 12, 2014 | By Sam Donnellon, Daily News Staff Writer
THERE'S A GREAT story in Kostya Kennedy's new book, "Pete Rose: An American Dilemma" about the time the all-time hit king finally felt real sorrow, real remorse, for gambling on baseball. At a banquet held on the 25th anniversary of his recordsetting 4,192nd hit, Rose looked upon a room that held former teammates, opposing players, executives, fans and friends, and began to break down. "I disrespected baseball," he said at one point, choking up. "I guarantee everyone in this room I will never disrespect you again.
NEWS
February 21, 2014 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
WHEN RICHARD Leek went to teach at Girard College, he found what many people spend their lives searching for: a fulfilling way to make a difference in others' lives. In this case, the others were students from single-parent and low-income homes, many desperate for the touch of a caring mentor to guide them into challenging lives. Rick, as he was known to family and friends, filled that role as both teacher and coach, not only stimulating young minds but giving his charges pride in their accomplishments.
SPORTS
February 19, 2014 | DAILY NEWS STAFF REPORT
FORMER EAGLES center Ken Farragut died Sunday morning of complications of diabetes, the team announced. He was 85 and lived in Lafayette Hill. Farragut was selected in the sixth round of the 1951 NFL draft out of the University of Mississippi. He played for the Eagles from 1951 to '54, and was a Pro Bowler in 1953. He was selected to the University of Mississippi Hall of Fame in 1988 and the Pennsylvania Hall of Fame in 1992. Also, he was the recipient of the NFL Alumni Career Achievement Award in 1992.
SPORTS
February 16, 2014 | BY DICK JERARDI, Daily News Staff Writer jerardd@phillynews.com
TEMPLE'S Guy Rodgers, the first great player of the Big 5 era when the City Series began for the 1955-56 season, will be part of the Class of 2014 for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. He was elected directly to the hall yesterday by the veterans committee, along with other individuals who were chosen directly. Ten finalists for general inclusion were also named, with inductees named on April 7 during the Final Four and enshrined in August. The Northeast High grad was the classic Philadelphia point guard who saw the game like a chess master, led the Owls to a 74-16 record and two Final Fours in his three seasons playing for Hall of Fame coach Harry Litwack, went on to play 12 NBA seasons mostly for the Philadelphia/San Francisco Warriors and play in four All-Star Games.
SPORTS
February 6, 2014 | DAILY NEWS STAFF REPORT
CHARLIE MANUEL will be inducted into the Phillies' Wall of Fame on Aug. 9, according to the team. Manuel was the manager in 2008 as the Phillies won their second World Series title in history. "I am honored to be enshrined on the Wall of Fame with Phillies greats such as Mike Schmidt, Steve Carlton and, of course, my good friend, Dallas Green," Manuel said in a statement. "I want to thank David Montgomery and the entire Phillies organization. This would not be happening if not for the great players and coaches I had around me. The years I spent in Philadelphia were some of the best of my professional career, and I owe a lot of that to the fans.
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