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August 8, 2012
CYCLIST LAURA Trott of Great Britain was born a month premature with a collapsed lung. As a child, she was diagnosed with asthma. Tuesday, Trott, 20, got her second gold medal of the London Games by winning the multi-discipline omnium event - which is sort of cycling's version of an individual medley race. Leading after Day 1, Trott slipped into second place behind Sarah Hammer of the United States after the opening session. Hammer extended her lead in the penultimate event, but Trott set an Olympic record 35.100 seconds in the 500-meter time trial to win the gold.
SPORTS
August 14, 2012 | BY EMILY KAPLAN, For the Daily News
LONDON - As soon as the medal was placed around his neck, Andre Iguodala picked it up with his hands and stared at it. He turned it over, ran his fingers around it, then stared at it some more. He wouldn't let it go. Iguodala's life changed dramatically in the last 4 days, but it hasn't sunk in yet. All he's been able to think about was this medal, and finally it was his. "I just froze for a second," Iguodala said. "Only a small group can say they were in that position. " The U.S. men's basketball team defeated Spain, 107-100, on Sunday afternoon to capture its second straight Olympic gold medal.
SPORTS
August 12, 2012 | Associated Press
LONDON - Destinee wasn't enough. Brazil denied the United States its first Olympic gold medal in women's volleyball Saturday in a 3-1 upset that had the Brazilians turning somersaults on the court and some American players sobbing. It was the first loss for the United States at the tournament and the second straight gold medal for Brazil. American star Destinee Hooker, the second-best scorer in London, was held to 14 points. Jaqueline Carvalho had 18 points to help Brazil overcome a disastrous first set and win 11-25, 25-17, 25-20, 25-17.
SPORTS
August 12, 2012 | Associated Press
LONDON - Eyeing the trackside clock as she approached the finish line, Carmelita Jeter pointed the black baton in her left hand at those bright orange numbers. She wanted to make sure everyone saw what she saw: The United States was breaking the world record in the women's 4x100-meter relay - and it wasn't even close. Allyson Felix, Tianna Madison, and Bianca Knight built a big lead, and Jeter brought it home Friday night, anchoring the United States to its first Olympic gold medal in the sprint relay since 1996 with a time of 40.82 seconds, more than a half-second better than a record that had stood for 27 years.
SPORTS
July 26, 2012 | Associated Press
Goalkeeper Hope Solo said the antsy U.S. women's soccer players are ready to "unleash the beast. " The Americans open their Olympic campaign on Wednesday with a game against France in Scotland, two days before the opening ceremony. Soccer is one of two sports that starts early because the extra days are needed to play a sufficient slate of games that doesn't wear the players out. Women's soccer isn't much of a draw in Scotland. Some 37,000 fans are expected for Wednesday's game, but organizers say about 80 percent of the tickets were given away to schools and local clubs.
NEWS
September 20, 1992 | For The Inquirer / J. SCOTT LYONS
Once incarcerated in Holmesburg Prison, Tyrone Wade of Darby Borough is now a role model for neighborhood children. He disciplined himself through bodybuilding, and in an international competition last month in Barcelona, his efforts were rewarded when he won a gold medal.
NEWS
December 8, 2014 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Inquirer Fashion Writer
Gold has moved beyond deck-the-halls festive into the glitzy realm of must-have fashion. It's the season for gleaming flecks to sparkle on fluttering eyelids and glisten on mistletoe-ready lips. A bronzy link chain, instead of a ribbon, on tuxedo-style trousers is happy-hour sultry. And shimmering, silky pantsuits are both retro and relevant. Once civilization's most sought-after metal, gold shines brightest this year in classic yellow. But copper and rose blends, especially on sequined blouses, are trending chic, too. Unlike in decades past, however, the granddaddy of precious metals no longer feels arrogant or garish.
SPORTS
September 27, 1988 | From Inquirer Wire Services
The Olympics have always been known for gold and records. The Games of the XXIV Olympiad will be remembered for a gold record. "Hand in Hand," the official song of the Seoul Olympics, has sold more than one million records. The Seoul Olympic Organizing Committee says the song is No. 1 on the charts in Switzerland, Hong Kong and South Korea. And it's among the top 10 in Denmark and West Germany. The song was composed by Italy's Giorgio Moroder, who won Academy Awards for his music in the movies Midnight Express, Flashdance and Top Gun. "Hand in Hand" was recorded by a local quartet known as Koreana, which performed the number during the Games' opening ceremony.
SPORTS
July 13, 1992 | By Tom Williams, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The Southwest boys' soccer team, consisting primarily of South Jersey high school players, defeated the Southeast, 5-1, yesterday in the gold-medal game of the 10th annual Garden State Games. The action took place at Rutgers University on the final day of the games, an Olympics-like event of 30 different sports for New Jersey athletes of all ages. The Southwest soccer team finished undefeated in the round-robin competition. Sean Flanagan of Shawnee High School, Matt Miles of St. Augustine, Mike Payne of St. Mary's, David Weinstein of Moorestown and James Dellapietro of Lacey contributed goals to yesterday's win. In other action, the South team won the gold medal in wrestling, 47-22, over the team from Central Jersey.
NEWS
September 30, 1988
Grace in victory is important. And it was exhibited flawlessly in the sportspersonship of America's "Golden Girls," notably double-gold track stars Jackie Joyner-Kersee and Florence Griffith Joyner, as well as the 12- member American women's basketball team who high-fived everyone in sight - including their Yugoslav opponents - after winning the Olympic title. But it's a different story when you are a gifted athlete who is expected to win in competition with an equally gifted rival - and who fails.
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September 4, 2016 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Fashion Writer
Jewelers are placing emeralds, rubies, and sapphires in bold settings. The trendlet In other words, they are fashioning our drop earrings, cuff bracelets, and statement necklaces in the style of the baroque period. That means mixing metals (think rose gold and sterling silver) and piling on the precious stones - a little sapphire here, a few pearls there - in a big, big way. Where did it come from? The baroque period spanned about 135 years, from 1590 to 1725. It was Europe's most opulent period, and artists, architects, and dressmakers were all about the extras - vivid paintings, ornate buildings, and flouncy fashions were considered a hallmark of the era. Baubles were equally ostentatious.
SPORTS
August 29, 2016 | Mike Jensen, STAFF WRITER
Kyle Lowry moved between the young basketball players, ball in his hand, familiar half-smile usually on his face. To 11-year-old Tai-Oni Walker, Lowry mentioned how she dribbled so fast. Walker smiled and then showed some real instincts, grabbing a pass someone threw toward her face as she talked to Lowry. He stepped toward some teenagers taking jump shots, offering a moment of defense they could take home with them. To a little boy, Lowry said, "Go behind your back. " The 5-year-old with the nice handle was Lowry's own son, Karter.
NEWS
August 24, 2016
ISSUE | SUMMER OLYMPICS From Philly streets to 3 gold medals When Matthew Centrowitz captured the gold medal in the 1,500-meter final on Saturday, he became the first American to win the "metric mile" since 1908 ("U.S. cleans up on final night," Sunday). Melvin Sheppard was the American who won that race in 1908. Mel grew up in the Grays Ferry neighborhood of South Philly. He was a street tough, known for his fighting skills, but fighting rival gangs was not his only skill.
NEWS
August 6, 2016
ISSUE | CAMPAIGN 2016 Slain soldier's father should blame Clinton Khizr Khan angrily attacked Donald Trump at the Democratic National Convention for his immigration stance, relating it to his son's death in Iraq ("Trump: He is criticized over soldier's dad," Sunday). Millions of us share Trump's concern about immigration from countries with terrorist ties without proper vetting. Is Khan angry at all of us, too? Khan's son died heroically in support of our country, but that was in 2004.
BUSINESS
July 12, 2016 | By Erin E. Arvedlund, Staff Writer
In the midst of the market uncertainty over Brexit, it's not just gold that's shining as an investment alternative these days. Silver is outperforming, as well. As gold has surged to its highest since March 2014 in recent weeks, silver is hovering around $19 an ounce, up roughly 10 percent since voters in Britain opted to leave the European Union. After hitting nearly $40 an ounce in 2011 and then crashing down to $11, silver recently broke above its January 2015 highs, a key price level.
SPORTS
May 30, 2016 | By Aaron Carter, STAFF WRITER
SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - Chanel Brissett isn't likely to shrink from a challenge. After all, wilting during adversity doesn't help you qualify for the U.S. Olympic track and field trials as a junior in high school. Before Saturday afternoon's PIAA track and field championships at Shippensburg, however, the Cheltenham phenom was tested. After banging her knee on a hurdle during Friday's 100-meter hurdle preliminaries, Brissett was forced to pull out of the 200 dash later that day. All she did on Saturday was win the Class 3A 100 hurdles in record time and anchor Cheltenham's 4x100 relay team while helping set another record.
SPORTS
May 28, 2016 | By Phil Anastasia, STAFF WRITER
One year ago, Shakira Dancy was competing for New Manchester High School in the Douglas County, Ga., track and field championships. Three months ago, Dancy was competing for Eastern High School at the New Jersey indoor track and field championships. On Friday, Dancy will lead Winslow Township High School into the South Jersey Group 3 championships at Central Regional High School. "I adapt quickly," Dancy said of her nomadic lifestyle over the last 12 months. Dancy also runs quickly.
SPORTS
May 21, 2016 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
First-pick fever has struck the Philadelphia sports scene. How can you not be excited about Tyler Goeddel? He's got it all - the arm (he ended a game with that weapon Saturday night against Cincinnati), the bat (he's hitting .474 with a 1.284 OPS during his current stretch of six straight starts in left field for the Phillies) and the great nickname (The Commish because his last name is spelled differently but pronounced the same as the NFL's commissioner). A good portion of the reading audience probably missed the draft in which the Phillies made Goeddel the first overall pick.
SPORTS
May 4, 2016 | By Sam Donnellon, STAFF WRITER
LAST THURSDAY the NFL inadvertently and unintentionally made a case for paying college players. Minutes before he was expected to go within the top three or four picks in the NFL draft, Laremy Tunsil found out both his Twitter and Instagram accounts had been hacked, sharing with any potential future employer a two-year-old video of him smoking out of a gas mask bong and messages suggesting he was paid under the table while playing for Ole Miss. Tunsil tumbled to the Dolphins as the 13th pick overall - the Eagles' original draft position - costing the offensive tackle by, even modest estimates, more than $8 million in lost wages.
BUSINESS
April 27, 2016
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