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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.
NEWS
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.
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
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
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.
SPORTS
November 9, 2012
The Temple football team will play Fordham on Sept., 14, 2013 at Lincoln Financial Field, according to multiple sources. It is unlikely that the Owls will have a home-and-home series with the Football Championship Subdivision program. Temple's current announced nonleague games for next season are at Notre Dame (Aug. 31), at Idaho (Sept. 28), and against Army (Oct. 19) at the Linc. - Keith Pompey
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April 1, 2015 | By Howard Gensler
NO ONE can accuse Comedy Central of making the safe, obvious choice. The network has tapped Trevor Noah to replace Jon Stewart as host of the "The Daily Show," and if you have Noah idea who he is, you're not alone. Trevor, a 31-year-old comedian from South Africa, has contributed to "The Daily Show" a handful of times during the past year, and is the son of a black South African mother and a white European father. Noah has an international presence and hosted a late-night talk show in South Africa, "Tonight With Trevor Noah.
SPORTS
March 20, 2015 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
The 76ers hosted the family of slain Philadelphia Police Officer Robert Wilson III for Wednesday night's game against the Detroit Pistons at the Wells Fargo Center. Shooting guard Jason Richardson gave Wilson's older son, Quahmier, a tour of the locker room and took him to meet coach Brett Brown in his office. The 10-year-old received one of Richardson's No. 23 jerseys and a pair of Nerlens Noel's Nike sneakers. One-year-old Robert Wilson IV and other family members watched the Sixers' pregame on-court workouts from the team's bench.
NEWS
March 15, 2015 | Inquirer Staff
Bad news for these newscasters TV folks are flying like falls! Nancy Snyderman , NBC medical correspondent, said Thursday she's leaving. She made too much news in October, after she went to the Peasant Grill in Hopewell, N.J., and thus busted a voluntary Ebola-virus quarantine. As if NBC needed more tsuris . And Emmy-winning Univision guy Rodner Figueroa is also gone, three days after he said on El Gordo y La Flaca that first spouse Michelle Obama "looks like she's from the cast of Planet of the Apes.
SPORTS
March 7, 2015 | The Inquirer Staff
Archbishop Wood's Chad Haegele, the 132-pound No. 2 seed from the Northeast Region, defeated Pennridge's Josh Stillings, the Southeast No. 2, 9-3, Thursday night in the first round of the PIAA Class AAA wrestling tournament at the Giant Center in Hershey. In other first-round action: 106. Pennridge's Matt Parker, the No. 1 seed in the Southeast Region, defeated Northwest No. 4, Kolby Ho (Dubois), 10-2. Council Rock North's Aiden Burke, the Southeast's No. 2, edged out South Central second-seed Dalton Rohrbaugh of Spring Grove, 2-1. Jakob Campbell, the third seed from Boyertown, clipped Southwest No. 4 Logan Macri (Canon-McMillan)
SPORTS
March 6, 2015 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
The 2018 BMW Championship, a playoff event on the PGA Tour, is on its way to Aronimink Golf Club after the club's membership voted unanimously Wednesday to approve hosting the tournament. While there are no dates set as yet for the tournament, it traditionally has been the penultimate event of the tour's FedEx Cup playoffs in mid-September. The top 70 players in the FedEx Cup standings compete in the tournament. The contestants who are in the top 30 of the standings at the conclusion of the event move on to the season-ending Tour Championship, which will pay the Cup champion $10 million this year.
BUSINESS
March 3, 2015 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Triumph Group , whose 14,000 workers make aircraft parts in 21 U.S. states, Latin America, Europe, and Asia, hosted a grateful Welsh leader at its Tredyffrin Township headquarters last week. Carwyn Jones, first minister of Wales, one of the four nations that form the United Kingdom (England is the biggest), made the journey Thursday. He said he did not feel too foreign. "The Welsh know about Pennsylvania," he said. Founder William Penn sold a chunk of Tredyffrin in the late 1600s to Welsh settlers, who named it (based on the Welsh for "valley town")
SPORTS
March 2, 2015 | By Paul Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
St. Augustine captured its eighth Cape-Atlantic League title, and first since 2011, with a 71-60 triumph over Holy Spirit at Stockton College on Saturday afternoon. Sophomore guard Sa'eed Nelson paced the Hermits with 27 points, 10 assists, and seven rebounds. Sophomore forward Justyn Mutts scored 21 points and grabbed six rebounds. Tri-County Classic. Gloucester Catholic's Matt Green contributed from the inside and the outside in the host Rams' 68-23 win over Pitman. The senior forward scored 13 points and connected four times from beyond the arc. He also grabbed seven rebounds and dished out six assists.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 24, 2015 | By Ellen Gray
SO THAT HAPPENED. The 87th annual Academy Awards had its moments, but too many of them were uh-huh moments. Host Neil Patrick Harris onstage in his tighty whities, a la "Birdman. " Anna Kendrick and Philly's Kevin Hart presenting the award for animated short because, well, they're animated. And short. Harris' following the Oscar win of "Whiplash" star J.K. Simmons with, "He won Oscar . . . ," set to the tune of the jingle for Simmons' Farmers Insurance ads. Yep, Oscar, the Everest of hosting gigs, has left yet another promising host stranded short of the summit.
SPORTS
February 20, 2015 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
THE PGA TOUR will be back in the Philadelphia area in 2018, following a 7-year absence. The Daily News has confirmed a Comcast SportsNet report that Newtown Square's Aronimink Country Club will host the BMW Championship in mid-September of that year. That event, the third leg of the FedExCup playoffs, is held at different venues throughout the country. It won't become official until the club's membership votes to accept on March 4, but sources say that isn't expected to be an issue.
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