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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.
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.
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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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August 13, 2015 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J. - Villanova's Buddy Marucci has played in more than 50 USGA championships in the last four-plus decades. He's seen the amateur game change, not always for the better. But when the U.S. Senior Amateur is played at Hidden Creek Golf Club from Sept. 26-Oct. 1, your 2008 champion thinks it'll seem just like old times. "You won't have coaches and sports psychologists, and all this other stuff," said the guy who took Tiger Woods to the limit in the 1995 U.S. Amateur final and captained the American team to victories in the 2007 and 2009 Walker Cups.
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August 12, 2015 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J. - When he opened Hidden Creek Golf Club in 2002, owner Roger Hansen recalled, he had no thoughts about holding a big event there, never mind hosting a championship of the United States Golf Association. But the more he saw how the course played, the more he felt a national championship would be well-suited for his course. That will happen when the course will host the 61st U.S. Senior Amateur starting Sept. 26. "I really felt that if I'm in the business, I should do a national championship," Hansen said Monday.
NEWS
August 3, 2015 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Former New Jersey Gov. James J. Florio recalled radio reporter Gene Dillard as someone who "asked penetrating questions" but always treated him well. "He was not adversarial at all," Florio said. "He was very fair and balanced. " Florio, who is now a senior fellow for public policy and administration at the Bloustein Graduate School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, said he dealt with Mr. Dillard during his time as a congressman from 1974 to 1990 and when he was governor from 1990 to 1994.
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July 24, 2015 | BY GARRETT MILEY, For the Daily News
THE PITCH conditions throughout the CONCACAF Gold Cup have been a hot topic of discussion among players, commentators and fans alike. Games have been played all over the United States on varying field setups. After holding matches in Dallas and Kansas City in MLS grass-field stadiums, play moved to larger-capacity stadiums for the later rounds. Gillette Stadium, for example, is a turf field, which is fine for the New England Patriots and other teams to play football on. While all games in the Gold Cup have technically been played on grass pitches, many stadiums laid grass sod over turf fields when hosting the CONCACAF national teams.
NEWS
July 20, 2015
WHEN POPE Francis comes to Philadelphia in September, he'll visit one place that doesn't make it on many tourists' - or locals' - must-see lists: The Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility, one of six facilities within the Philadelphia Prison System. There, his host will be city prison commissioner Louis Giorla, a 58-year-old Philly native and a 1974 graduate of North Catholic High School. Giorla never dreamed of being prison commissioner while growing up: "It's not a job that anybody comes to by first aspirations," he said.
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July 17, 2015 | BY DICK JERARDI, Daily News Staff Writer jerardd@phillynews.com
WHEN STEVE BILSKY retired as Penn athletic director and became executive director of the Big 5, he had a few thoughts on how to revive the City Series. As he told the Daily News in February, he wanted to open the series with a doubleheader at the Palestra next season to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Big 5. Done. On Wednesday, Jan. 20, Temple will play La Salle and Saint Joseph's will play Penn. Villanova is not playing for a very simple reason. Only four teams can play.
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July 15, 2015 | BY GARRETT MILEY, For the Daily News
UNION MANAGER Jim Curtin sees a similarity between AFC Bournemouth and the city of Philadelphia. The Union will take on AFC Bournemouth, recently promoted to the English Premier League, in a friendly match tonight (7 o'clock) at PPL Park. Bournemouth isn't a household name in the soccer world. Not yet, anyway. But the longtime club has quickly risen through the ranks of the English soccer system: It was crowned as the 2014-15 second-tier champions and earned a promotion to one of the best leagues in the world.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 15, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Collins: A dream come true She's been a frequent guest host, so it wasn't a big surprise Monday when comic Michelle Collins , 34, was named a permanent cohost on gabshow The View . The 15th host to join the show since it launched in 1997, Collins is replacing Rosie Perez . "I couldn't be happier to join such an awesome, smart, accomplished, and funny group of women," she said in a statement. "Ever since the age of 4 . . . it's been my dream to host a talk show. " Bieb: Sorry about the pic Canadian sensation Justin Bieber , who recently declared he was now a responsible grown-up, has deleted a photo of his bare derriere from Instagram.
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July 13, 2015 | By Jen A. Miller, For The Inquirer
On Thursday morning in the pouring rain, Peter Sagal set out to run the streets of Philadelphia with 19 people in tow. Sagal, who is host of NPR's Wait Wait . . . Don't Tell Me , was in town to do a show at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts that night. But that morning, he went to the WHYY studios to get in a run, a city tour, and help fund-raise a little bit, too. "It's totally selfish of me because people want me to come out and hang with the donors," said Sagal, a multi-marathoner who also writes a column for Runner's World magazine.
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July 12, 2015 | By Dan McQuade, For The Inquirer
What do 50 Cent, Pauly D, Paris Hilton, Brody Jenner, Lance Bass, and Dennis Haskins have in common? They're all regulars at Harrah's Atlantic City. Each has hosted multiple parties at Pool After Dark, the casino's nightclub. Other hip Atlantic City clubs, such as MIXX at The Borgata and Dusk at Caesars, are booking electronic dance music artists and well-known DJs this summer. Pool After Dark plays Top 40 hits; its party hosts are often celebrities closer to D-list than A-list. On Wednesday, 50 Cent hosted his 40th birthday party at the pool.
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