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FOOD
March 6, 2008
  There are fine taverns throughout the area offering wide selections of high-quality beers, domestic and imported. But it is those that brew their own that have unique status among beer lovers, and get credit for restoring Philadelphia to the top tier of beer brewing and drinking towns. Here are some of the area's breweries and brewpubs. (Locations are in Philadelphia unless otherwise noted.) - Marilynn Marter
SPORTS
June 16, 1994 | by Phil Jasner, Daily News Sports Writer
The people in Donyell Marshall's hometown of Reading want him to go high in the NBA draft, but maybe not that high. That's in deference to the 76ers, who hold the No. 6 pick June 29. "When I walk around the streets at home, people say they want me to go high, but they want me to fall to No. 6, so they can see me play," Marshall said after going through a workout and interview with the Sixers yesterday. Marshall, who set a University of Connecticut record with a career total of 245 blocks, would appear to be a top five pick, along with Purdue's Glenn Robinson, California's Jason Kidd, Duke's Grant Hill and Michigan's Juwan Howard.
SPORTS
May 28, 2005 | Daily News Wire Services
It was a farewell as tough as any for Arnold Palmer, playing his final round before his hometown fans, friends and loved ones. Palmer shot a 14-over-par 86 yesterday in the second round of the Senior PGA Championship at Laurel Valley Golf Club, the course he redesigned in Ligonier. It likely was the last time he would play competitively in his native western Pennsylvania. "It's another of those emotional situations for me," Palmer said. "I'm not sure that I would even be playing if it weren't for the fact this tournament is here.
SPORTS
January 16, 2007 | Daily News Wire Services
Chris Webber will sign with the Detroit Pistons today, but he already has returned to the area where he starred in college and later was tarnished in a booster scandal. "Joining the Pistons will allow me the opportunity to play the game I love in my hometown of Detroit surrounded by my family," the former 76er and five-time All-Star said in a statement yesterday. Webber, who was waived by the Sixers on Thursday, watched the Pistons play the Minnesota Timberwolves with his father, Mayce, in front-row seats at The Palace and was greeted by a standing ovation late in the first quarter, a far cry from when he was booed following the booster scandal.
SPORTS
February 20, 2001 | By Bob Brookover INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Until this season, the Phillies had a minor-league team in Kannapolis, N.C., the hometown of NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt, who was killed during the final lap of Sunday's Daytona 500. Earnhardt is considered a legend in Kannapolis, where the Phillies' single-A Piedmont Boll Weevils played for six seasons in the South Atlantic League. The team's home, Fieldcrest Cannon Stadium, is three miles north of the Earnhardt Road exit off I-85. The Phillies severed their ties to the Piedmont club at the end of last year and moved their South Atlantic League team to Lakewood, N.J. In November, Earnhardt bought a portion of the Piedmont team.
SPORTS
October 2, 2006 | By Joe Juliano INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It's a dream scenario for Steven Smith, being able to play professional basketball in his hometown of Philadelphia, where his family and friends can watch him. But first things first. Smith, an undrafted 6-foot-8 rookie forward, must show the 76ers' brass and coaching staff that he has enough drive and talent to make the roster. After an uncertain summer wondering where he would end up, he joined the Sixers without a guarantee of money or a job. He has a chance, however, and that's all he wants.
SPORTS
February 23, 1997 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
"The one thing unforgivable in Philadelphia is to be new, to be different from what has been. " - Harper's Magazine, 1916 Only a few mourners, shading themselves from the hot afternoon sun, watched as Bill Tilden's ashes were buried at Ivy Hill Cemetery in June 1953. This wasn't how it was supposed to end. Born to Philadelphia's aristocracy, Tilden had been the world's best tennis player and one of sport's brightest celebrities. He had been rich, stylish and erudite, the epitome of amateur gentility in the early 20th century.
NEWS
April 11, 1991 | Special to The Inquirer / MARTY O'GRADY
The return of Navy Lt. Jeffrey Zaun, a prisoner for 7 weeks, was the cause of much jubilation in his hometown of Cherry Hill.
SPORTS
November 27, 1991 | ELWOOD P. SMITH/ DAILY NEWS
The Cos himself, Bill Cosby, was on hand to see his hometown team, the 76ers, lose to the Cavaliers, 95-91, at the Spectrum.
SPORTS
September 30, 2010
Every big game needs a name, so we want to know what you think the title of Sunday's Redskins-Eagles game should be. Send us an e-mail with your favorite title, your name and hometown to dnsports@phillynews.com . We will print a selection of the best ones tomorrow in our 16-page Eagles Playbook preview.  
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SPORTS
July 10, 2015 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
SALT LAKE CITY - Nik Stauskas was the centerpiece of the 76ers' deal with the Sacramento Kings on July 1, but another acquisition expects to help his new team. South Jersey's Jason Thompson intends to fulfill a vital role with the squad he grew up following. "I'm expecting to come in here ready and have an impact from day one," Thompson said in a telephone interview. "I know they have a big amount of bigs, but I'm trying to come in there and re-amp myself. " The Sixers received the sharpshooting Stauskas, Thompson and Carl Landry, a 2018 protected first-round pick and the option to swap 2016 and 2017 first-rounders in the deal in exchange for recent second-round picks Arturas Gudaitis (47th overall)
SPORTS
July 8, 2015 | By Jesse Dougherty and Laine Higgins, Inquirer Staff Writers
It didn't take long for Carli Lloyd's high school to get in on the fun. The 2001 class yearbook from her senior year at Delran High School was on display on Monday morning, just hours after Lloyd led the United States to the World Cup title and was named the tournament's top player. Down a dimly lit hallway housing Delran High's athletic hall of fame sits the worn yearbook with ripped yellow Post-It notes sticking out of it. Propped up next to the book is a picture of a teenage Lloyd, and the Post-Its in the yearbook mark each page on which her face appears.
SPORTS
July 8, 2015 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Columnist
Yes, there will be a Victory Tour. The U.S. women, the World Cup champions, will stop in 10 cities later this summer, basking in the screams of the faithful and all the new converts, as it should be. Just make one of the stops Delran High. Seriously, U.S. Soccer should take one date out of the mix, not worry about maximizing profit that night, and use the game for another purpose - to thank Carli Lloyd, to give her a truly memorable gift. Maybe this country would still be World Cup champion without Lloyd, just as maybe the national team could have won the 2008 Olympics without Lloyd's 19-yard screamer in overtime, the only goal that night in Beijing.
SPORTS
July 7, 2015 | BY JEFF NEIBURG, Daily News Staff Writer neiburj@phillynews.com
AFTER LEAVING Liberty Island in New York yesterday, Justin Miller and seven other members of the Miller family, of Manteca, Calif., needed to find somewhere to watch the World Cup final on their drive back to Fairfax, Va. It was already a July 4th weekend of celebrating after Miller, 37, won four gold medals in the men's 35-39 division at the World Police and Fire Games in Fairfax. Miller, a California State Highway Patrol Officer, took gold in the pole vault, long jump, high jump and 4 x 100 relay event.
NEWS
June 19, 2015 | By Zoë Miller, Inquirer Staff Writer
Your relationship with your hometown can be complicated. Add media representation and identity politics to the mix, and that rapport becomes even thornier. These are some of the issues explored in the essays that make up City by City: Dispatches from the American Metropolis , a collection released by literary magazine n+1 - some essays originally appeared on the mag's website - and Farrar, Straus, and Giroux. Anthology coeditor Stephen Squibb, n+1 editor Dayna Tortorici, and contributor Elias Rodriques, who currently lives in Philadelphia, will speak at the Free Library of Philadelphia on June 22. The authors chronicle how their hometowns, and the issues within, influenced them.
SPORTS
June 7, 2015 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia boxer Bernard Hopkins said that his next fight - most likely in October - win, lose or draw will be his finale. "It will be my last fight," Hopkins, a 50-year-old surefire Hall of Famer, said Friday. "I'm doing it on my terms because I want to go out on my own terms. And I'm not asking for that right; I'm exercising that right. " Hopkins, the only fighter in history to hold all four sanctioned middleweight belts and to have defended them a record 20 times, had more to say. Hopkins sounded like Charles Barkley when the 76ers star said on the radio in 1991 that "Philadelphia is a racist city.
SPORTS
June 4, 2015 | BY JEFF NEIBURG, Daily News Staff Writer neiburj@phillynews.com
A DAY off before your baseball team heads to your hometown for a series usually means good, home-cooked food and a night sleeping in your old bed. For Point Pleasant, N.J., native and Reds third baseman Todd Frazier, that food came in the form of The Sawmill pizza on the boardwalk, though the weather prevented a typical June beach day. He did get to sleep in his bed Monday, though, a night before the Reds opened a three-game set at Citizens Bank...
ENTERTAINMENT
May 20, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
B.B. King going back home Riley B. "B.B. " King , who died Thursday at 89, will be laid to rest in his hometown of Indianola, Tenn. He will be buried on the grounds of the B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center, officials announced Monday. The famed bluesman will be honored at a public memorial Friday in Las Vegas, followed by a private memorial service on Saturday. Info: www.bbkingmuseum.org .   POTUS' very first tweet "Hello, Twitter! It's Barack ," read a mysterious tweet sent Monday from the handle @POTUS . "Really!
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