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August 16, 2011 | By Geoff Boucher, Los Angeles Times
LOS ANGELES - If the Oscars need a host, Billy Crystal is ready to talk. That was the message that came across over the weekend when Crystal, who hosted the show eight times between 1990 and 2004, answered a fan who asked an Academy Awards question after a 20th anniversary screening of City Slickers in Santa Monica, Calif. Crystal, from the stage of the Aero Theatre, admitted that he got "itchy" after last year's cameo on the Oscars and that he'd be ready to talk about a return to the global stage of the gala.
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March 27, 2012 | DAILY NEWS STAFF REPORT
The Union will host Barclays English Premier League club Aston Villa on Wednesday, July 18 at 7:30 p.m. at PPL Park, the team announced. One of the oldest clubs in England, Aston Villa has won the FA Cup and First Division Championship seven times. Included on the roster are Brad Guzan, Eric Lichaj, Emilie Heskey and Darren Bent, although it is unknown whom will be available for the game at this point. The game is included in the Union full season ticket package at no additional cost.
NEWS
June 25, 2012 | DAILY NEWS STAFF REPORT
PITTSBURGH - The Flyers will host the 2014 NHL entry draft at the Wells Fargo Center, the league announced Friday. It is the first time the draft will be held in Philadelphia. "We are truly excited to host the 2014 National Hockey League entry draft at the Wells Fargo Center," Comcast-Spectacor president Peter Luukko said in a statement. "This is further testament that Philadelphia truly is a hockey town. We just hosted a wonderful Winter Classic last season and, in addition to hosting the 2014 NHL entry draft, we soon will be preparing to also host the 2014 NCAA Frozen Four at Wells Fargo Center.
SPORTS
September 22, 2010
Drexel will host the 2013 NCAA men's lacrosse championships at Lincoln Financial Field and the 2012 quarterfinals at PPL Park. The 2006 championships were held at the Linc.
NEWS
September 28, 2007 | By Larry Eichel, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Oct. 30 Philadelphia debate among the eight Democratic presidential candidates will take place at Drexel University. Philip Terranova, the university's vice president for university relations, made the announcement Friday morning. Such details as the availability of tickets were not immediately available. The debate, which has been officially sanctioned by the Democratic National Committee, will be produced by NBC News and televised on MSNBC.  
SPORTS
November 20, 2012 | DAILY NEWS STAFF REPORT
ROLLING GREEN Golf Club, of Springfield, Delaware County, has been named the host site for the 2016 U.S. Women's Amateur championship, the USGA announced on Monday. The tournament will be held Aug. 8 to 14. It will be the second USGA event held at Rolling Green. In 1976, the U.S. Women's Open was played there. Joanne Carner won the event. "The USGA is very happy to bring another national championship to Rolling Green," said Thomas J. O'Toole Jr., USGA vice president and championship committee chairman.
NEWS
October 8, 2012
John Rovick, 93, the beloved host of a children's show in Los Angeles throughout the 1950s and '60s, died Saturday in Boise, Idaho, after a brief illness, his former station, KTTV-TV, told the Associated Press. For nearly two decades, Mr. Rovick appeared on the daily Cartoon Time show that earned him an Emmy Award for outstanding children's program. It was so popular that KTTV said it added another Rovick show, Sheriff John's Lunch Brigade , that stayed on the air until 1970.
NEWS
February 22, 2013 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Seven years ago, Philadelphia was among five U.S. cities seeking to qualify to host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, but it failed to make it to the medal round. The U.S. Olympic Committee wants to know if the city is ready to get back in the game. Letters went out this week to gauge interest for 2024 among the nation's 25 largest cities - including Philadelphia - and 10 others, the USOC said. Mark McDonald, Mayor Nutter's spokesman, was noncommittal Wednesday about whether the city would apply, but he spoke enthusiastically about what an honor it would be to host the Games.
SPORTS
September 5, 2012
VILLANOVA'S basketball team will host Jeff Ruland's District of Columbia team on Nov. 9, and Marshall 2 days later, in the regional rounds of the 2K Sports Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project. The Wildcats, as had previously been announced, will then meet Purdue on Nov. 15 in the second half of the semifinal doubleheader at New York's Madison Square Garden. They'll get either Alabama or Oregon State the following night, in either the consolation or title matchup. All the games from up there will be on ESPN2 or ESPNU.
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April 28, 2016 | By Linda Loyd, STAFF WRITER
Merchants and entrepreneurs interested in retail, food and beverage leasing opportunities at Philadelphia International Airport are invited to a meeting May 5at the Philadelphia Airport Marriott Hotel. The forum, from 9:30 a.m. until noon, will be hosted by the city Division of Aviation and MarketPlace PHL, which manages the airport food and retail concessions. The Marriott is located on the airport Arrivals Road at Terminal B. More than 30.8 million passengers annually travel through Philadelphia International, which has 183,000 square feet of concession space and supports more than 20,000 airport jobs.
SPORTS
April 27, 2016 | By Jack Goodwillie, Staff Writer
Nick O'Day hit a home run, had two RBIs, and scored two runs as Bishop Shanahan beat visiting Sun Valley, 9-4, in a Ches-Mont League matchup. Teammate David Angelo went 2 for 3 with two RBIs. In other Chest-Mont League baseball action: Andrew Snyder pitched six innings and struck out seven to earn the win as host West Chester Henderson defeated Unionville, 10-0. Hutch Gagnon struck out seven in four innings and host Downingtown East beat Octorara, 6-2. Ryan Guckin went 2 for 4 with two RBIs to help host Avon Grove to a 7-2 in over Oxford.
SPORTS
April 24, 2016 | By Matt Cassidy, Staff Writer
Maggie Balint improved her season record to 10-1 with a perfect five-inning game in Avon Grove's 10-0 victory over visiting Octorara in Friday's Ches-Mont League softball matchup. The University of Oregon recruit recorded seven strikeouts while Morgan Defeo went 4 for 4 with two RBIs for the Red Devils. Elsewhere in Ches-Mont League action: Devon Miller tossed a complete-game with nine strikeouts as she led host Bishop Shanahan past West Chester Rustin, 12-5. Hannah Kieper and Ava Dudkiewicz both homered for the Eagles.
SPORTS
April 23, 2016 | By Jack Goodwillie, Staff Writer
Billy Chillari and Dan Pavlik provided the power for host St. Augustine in its 5-3 nonleague victory over Egg Harbor Township on Thursday. Both players finished the game with home runs. While Chillari's solo shot came in the first inning, Pavlik's two-run homer tied the game in the bottom of the seventh inning. Jake Catalano earned the win on the mound for the home team. Colonial Conference. Jake Heinel went 3 for 3 with a double and two runs scored as host Collingswood defeated Overbrook, 5-4. Brandon Buckley pitched 61/3 innings, struck out seven batters and went 2 for 4 at the plate with two RBIs to help host Woodbury oust Paulsboro, 11-4.
SPORTS
April 21, 2016 | By Jack Goodwillie, Staff Writer
Caitlyn Newsom sparked host GCIT's comeback against Clearview with a two-run triple in the bottom of the seventh inning. Minutes later, Briana Wilky knocked in Newsom to give the Cheetahs a 7-6 Tri-County Conference softball victory Tuesday. Kami Delorenzo earned the win for GCIT. Elaina Hansen hit a home run for Clearview. Burlington County League. Angie Dunphy struck out seven batters and scored Shyla Pastore with the game-winning hit as host Rancocas Valley defeated New Egypt, 2-1. Gabi Earley hit a two-run home run, her fourth of the year, to help Pemberton to an 8-2 win at Delran.
NEWS
April 13, 2016
Doug Banks Phila.-born radio host, 57 Doug Banks, 57, a Philadelphia native and nationally syndicated radio host, died Monday of complications from diabetes. Mr. Banks cohosted the news feature show  190 North  for 10 years on WLS-TV, an ABC affiliate in Chicago. He was raised in Michigan and began his career at his Detroit high school radio station, when he was noticed and given a late-night weekend show by WDRQ-FM. Mr. Banks later worked at radio stations in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Las Vegas.
SPORTS
April 10, 2016 | By Jack Goodwillie, Staff Writer
Triton's power bats took center stage in Friday's Tri-County Conference baseball game. Darren Aupperle, Ryan Wells and Kyle Convery each hit a home run to help the host Mustangs edge GCIT, 6-5. The three home runs, plus a double from Dan Hurff generated the majority of Triton's offense. Jack Dunn earned the win on the mound for the home team. The Mustangs took a five-run lead into the seventh inning but let up four runs in the final frame to narrowly escape with the win. In other Tri-County Conference action: Anthony Coombs struck out seven batters and pitched a shutout in Cumberland's 1-0 home win over Woodstown.
SPORTS
April 3, 2016 | By Jack Goodwillie, Staff Writer
Haddon Heights pitcher Adam Laskey set a tone on Friday that the Garnets will be looking to replicate as many times as possible in 2016. Laskey racked up 11 strikeouts over 61/3 scoreless innings to pace the visitors to a 3-0 victory over Gateway in Colonial Conference play. He also helped his own cause by knocking in one run in the first inning on his only hit of the game. In other Colonial Conference action: Tyler Blair had a home run and three RBIs as visiting Sterling triumphed over Haddonfield, 14-9.
NEWS
March 19, 2016 | By Jeremy Roebuck and Laura McCrystal, STAFF WRITERS
Bill Cosby's chief criminal defense lawyer hosted a campaign fund-raiser and donated $2,500 to a former Montgomery County district attorney months before calling him as a primary witness in a bid to derail the entertainer's sexual-assault trial. Details emerged Thursday as attorney Brian J. McMonagle sought to quash a subpoena from Cosby accuser Andrea Constand seeking details of any other political contributions that he, Cosby, or their employees may have made to Bruce L. Castor Jr. as he ran to try to reclaim his previous office months before testifying on the entertainer's behalf.
NEWS
March 16, 2016 | By Erin Arvedlund, Staff Writer
LEGENDARY Daily News personal-finance columnist and radio talk-show host Harry S. Gross, 92, died of heart failure Sunday at his home in Rydal. Mr. Gross was a trailblazer in local media, providing financial advice to consumers. In 1978, he started a call-in radio program that ran for more than 20 years on Philadelphia radio stations WCAU and WWDB. He wrote his personal-finance column for the Daily News from 1981 until his retirement late last year. Among his mantras were "Live beneath your means," and "If it sounds too good to be true, it is too good to be true.
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