April 25, 2012 |
THE PHILLIES are among the teams that want to host an All-Star Game, but their target is further away than you might think. How about 2026? After hosting the game in 1976 to mark the country's bicentennial, the Phillies have targeted the sestercentennial, the 250th birthday of the United States. "We think the Year 2026 is a pretty special time for this city and our country," Phillies president David Montgomery told the Daily News on Wednesday. "We were fortunate enough to host the All-Star Game in 1976.
July 30, 2012 |
The Olympic motto, "Citius, Altius, Fortius" — faster, higher, stronger — might inspire athletes training for the Games, but for a nation looking for Olympic glory, a more useful dictum might be "Maior, Ditiores, Communistarum": bigger, richer, communist. While upsets are always possible in any individual event, the factors that make a nation an Olympic powerhouse are pretty clear, and it's surprisingly easy to predict which countries will come out on top. Shortly before the 2000 Sydney Olympics, two economic papers appeared within days of each other looking at the determinants of gold-medal success.
December 22, 2010 |
Paul Robeson's basketball team was in trouble Tuesday, but Leonard Chester rode to the rescue in a big way. The Huskies were missing three starters and during the course of the game, four players fouled out. So Chester played every position on the floor, scored 32 points, and led his team past visiting Lamberton, 76-72, in a Public League Division E game. Chester grabbed 10 rebounds and was 12 for 19 from the free-throw line. His performance offset a 31-point effort by Troy Yancy for the Blue Devils.
November 22, 2012 |
Rotnei Clarke and Kellen Dunham each scored 17 points Tuesday night to lead unranked Butler (3-1) past No. 9 North Carolina, 82-71, in the second round of the Maui Invitational in Lahaina, Hawaii. The Bulldogs jumped out to a 17-point halftime lead and held back several second-half surges from the Tar Heels. Florida 58, Savannah State 40 - Patric Young had 13 points and 11 rebounds as the No. 7 Gators (4-0) overwhelmed the Tigers (3-3) in Gainesville, Fla. UCLA 60, Georgia 56 - Shabazz Muhammad scored 21 points and the No. 11 Bruins (4-1)
March 12, 2002
A headline on an editorial Thursday gave the incorrect year for the Democratic National Convention Philadelphia may try to host. The correct year is 2004.
June 23, 1998 |
Sugar Ray Leonard was in Philadelphia to host the 2d Inner City Golf Classic yesterday.
October 5, 2014
SOCCER COLONIAL PATRIOT Haddon Heights 3, Woodbury 2: Erin Peters knocked in the game-winner for the host Garnets. Natalie Johnson and Alex Pease added the other goals. Rebecca Rossett scored twice for the Thundering Herd. Gateway 5, Paulsboro 0: Perri Stavoli had a goal and an assist for the host Gators. Mackenzie Dubbs needed just two saves to earn the shutout. COLONIAL LIBERTY Sterling 1, Haddonfield 0: Sabrina Shinkowitz scored for the host Silver Knights, who edged the Bulldogs.
August 30, 1989 |
The camera fixes on a sign that says "Welcome to Paulsboro, home of Fort Billings. Site of first federal land purchase July 6, 1776. " The camera's eye then catches the view from the back window of a car entering Paulsboro, going over the black bridge across Mantua Creek and traveling down Broad Street. Next, you see an overhead view of the Paulsboro waterfront and finally the "Pride in Paulsboro" flag at the nearby Mobil refinery. That is the opening segment of "Eye on Paulsboro," a new program on Storer Cable's local television station, Channel 5, which transmits in Paulsboro and about 12 other communities in Gloucester County.
September 19, 2012 |
Biff Jones scored two goals Tuesday to lead St. Hubert past host Cardinal O'Hara, 3-1, in a Catholic League girls' soccer game, giving Bambies coach Mick McGroarty his 399th career victory. McGroarty will aim for win No. 400 when St. Hubert plays at Archbishop Wood Thursday at 3:45 p.m. Wood is ranked third in Southeastern Pennsylvania by The Inquirer. Because of rain, Hubert-O'Hara was the only Catholic League girls' soccer game played Tuesday. In postponed games, Little Flower will host Neumann-Goretti on Wednesday, Conwell-Egan will visit Archbishop Carroll on Sept.
May 22, 2012 |
Brielle Morichetti pitched her fourth no-hitter of the season and Ariel Schuck batted 3 for 3, including a pair of triples, with four RBIs and four runs scored as host Burlington City buried Palmyra, 15-0, on Monday in Burlington County League softball. Cape-Atlantic. Kelly Lupton (9 strikeouts) carried a shutout into the seventh inning, and Dana Cafone singled twice, stole a base and drove in a run to help Absegami edge host Millville, 3-1. Olympic. Lindsey Manera belted the go-ahead home run, allowing host Lenape to hold off Paul VI, 7-6.