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March 25, 2014 | By Matt Stypulkoski, For The Inquirer
STORRS, Conn. - Erin Shields scored a team-high 18 points Sunday as ninth-seeded St. Joseph's picked up a 67-57 win over No. 8 Georgia in the first round of the NCAA women's basketball tournament at Gampel Pavilion. "It was a well-fought game," St. Joseph's coach Cindy Griffin said. "I thought our kids played with a lot of intensity, a lot of emotion. They executed the game plan as well as any other situation that we've had this year. " St. Joseph's reward is a matchup with the overwhelming tournament favorite, top-ranked Connecticut.
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March 19, 2014 | By Mel Greenberg, For The Inquirer
The suspense ended quickly and happily for Penn and St. Joseph's on Monday night during the draw for the NCAA women's basketball tournament. Ivy League champion Penn (22-6) will face Texas on Sunday at 3 p.m. in College Park, Md. There was concern that St. Joseph's (22-9) might be bypassed after a fifth-place finish in the Atlantic 10, but the Hawks saw their name at the top of the selection show on ESPN. The ninth-seeded Hawks will play eighth-seeded Georgia (20-11) on Sunday at 5:30 p.m. in Storrs, Conn.
NEWS
March 4, 2014 | BY DUSTY NIX
YOU'RE at the pharmacy to pick up your diabetes medication. The pharmacist takes a look at you and at your prescription, and refuses to fill it. Why? Is it expired, or maybe you're out of refills? No, the prescription is valid and current. But the pharmacist has decided that your Type II diabetes is something you brought on yourself, and because of his deeply held moral and religious objection to the sin of gluttony, he doesn't have to serve you. (At this point, the HIV-positive guy in line behind you is getting nervous.)
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September 30, 2013 | The Inquirer Staff
Aaron Murray threw four touchdown passes, including a 25-yarder to Justin Scott-Wesley with 1 minute, 47 seconds remaining, and No. 9 Georgia rallied to beat No. 6 Louisiana State, 44-41, in a Southeastern Conference thriller in Athens, Ga., on Saturday. Murray was 20 of 34 for the Bulldogs (3-1, 2-0). The Tigers (4-1, 1-1) got a career-best 372 yards passing and three touchdowns from former Georgia quarterback Zach Mettenberger in his return to Athens. West Virginia 30, Oklahoma State 21 - In his first start since October 2011, Florida State transfer Clint Trickett went 24 of 50 for 309 yards with a touchdown and engineered two late scoring drives to lead the Mountaineers (3-2, 1-1 Big 12)
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September 24, 2013
MICHAEL JACK'S TOP 10 1. Alabama (3-0). Beat Colorado State, 31-6. Tide has beaten Ole Miss nine straight. Saturday: vs. Mississippi. 2. Ohio State (4-0). Beat Florida A&M, 76-0. So who needs Braxton Miller? Won at Wisconsin in OT last year. Saturday: vs. Wisconsin. 3. Oregon (3-0). Idle. Scored 59 at Cal last year. Saturday: vs. California. 4. Clemson (3-0). Beat North Carolina State, 26-14. Has beaten Wake Forest four straight. Saturday: vs. Wake Forest.
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July 15, 2013 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
Rosemary Joseph disappeared. She told the newspaper her son, Domonic Brown, was "brainwashed. " For years, she worked two jobs to raise her two children as a single parent. She loved her 17-year-old son and encouraged him to play baseball because she was a former softball catcher. And when Brown chose his father over his mother, Joseph clutched her daughter. "We just left," Joseph said. "It was such an embarrassment. " Five months later, Robert Walker bought his son a batting cage for Christmas.
NEWS
June 13, 2013 | By Rahim Faiez, Associated Press
KABUL, Afghanistan - Georgia said Wednesday that the country has closed two of its bases in Afghanistan after 10 of its soldiers were killed by militant attacks within the last four weeks, but it will not reduce the number of troops serving there. The announcement by Defense Minister Irakli Alasania came five days after he visited Afghanistan to meet with his country's contingent in the U.S-led coalition in the aftermath of the attacks. A massive truck bomb killed seven Georgians at their base in Helmand province's Now-e-Zad district on June 6, while three other Georgian soldiers died May 13 in a bomb attack on another base in Helmand's Musa Qala district.
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April 1, 2013 | Associated Press
Jasmine Hassell scored six of her 13 points in the final three minutes and fourth-seeded Georgia reached the NCAA women's regional finals for the first time since 2004 with a 61-59 victory over top-seeded Stanford on Saturday night in Spokane, Wash. The Bulldogs (28-6) overcame three major scoring droughts, including falling behind, 9-0, to end the Cardinal's hopes of reaching the Final Four for the sixth straight year. Jasmine James led Georgia with 16 points, including a pair of free throws with 23.5 seconds left that gave the Bulldogs a 60-56 lead.
NEWS
February 13, 2013 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
JUANITA G. HALL had a lonely childhood, and she grew up yearning for a large family with happy descendants gathered together for mutual comfort and caring. She got her wish. She had eight children, who went on to have 30 grandchildren and more than 30 great- and great-great-grandchildren - five generations of love. And Juanita, the lonely child from Georgia, was the proud matriarch. "I never wanted my children to be lonely growing up the way I was as a child," she would say. Juanita Hall, a political junkie who liked to keep up with current events, a spectacular cook in the Southern tradition and a woman whose primary focus was always on caring for her family, died Thursday of complications of a stroke.
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February 7, 2013 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
SCRATCH ANOTHER theory from the Chip Kelly defensive coordinator hiring process sweepstakes. This time, it's the thought that Kelly was just waiting for national signing day to arrive, so he could announce the hiring of a college coordinator who didn't want to leave his current program in the lurch at a crucial time. (One who presumably wouldn't mind leaving signees in the lurch.) Georgia defensive coordinator Todd Grantham has been mentioned most prominently. The Eagles might end up hiring Grantham, but in speaking with reporters Wednesday in Athens, Ga., Grantham said he hasn't gotten to the point with any NFL team where "I feel like I have to contractually say something," Macon.com reported.
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