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.
November 28, 2012 |
JOHN BOLARIS ' Twitter posts are often amusing, but on Sunday night, they took a different turn. Bolaris' fiancée , Erica Smitheman , spent a few hours posting on his account (@JohnBolaris), teasing that she would post naked pictures of herself and also taking the opportunity to curse at a few people who had insulted Bolaris. The bizarre tweets inspired many to believe that Bolaris had been hacked. We texted Smitheman, to whom Bolaris recently proposed live on Howard Stern 's SiriusXM radio show, to confirm she was tweeting and that Bolaris had not been hacked.
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.
April 27, 2016 |
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.
October 15, 2015 |
The second doubles team of Sarah Mounzer and Maddie Sherman rallied to win, 4-6, 6-0, 7-5, as top-seeded Moorestown defeated No. 2 Hightstown, 3-2, at home in the final of the Central Jersey Group 3 tennis tournament. South Jersey Group 4. First doubles team Lauren Romisher and Natalie Yanosov won, 6-4, 6-3, and No. 1-seed Cherry Hill East defeated No. 2 Lenape, 3-2, at home. First singles Stephanie Yanosov won, 6-0, 6-2. Rachel Phan also cruised to a 6-1, 6-1 victory at third singles.
April 23, 2016 |
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.
April 13, 2012
Erynn Sobieski gift-wrapped GCIT softball coach John Holland's 100th career victory on Thursday, pitching her second consecutive shutout and driving in the game's lone run with a seventh-inning triple, as the host Cheetahs upended Gloucester Catholic, 1-0. Sobieski struck out eight and walked one while batting 3 for 3, including a pair of triples, to give GCIT (6-0 overall, 5-0 division) sole possession of first place in the Tri-County Conference Diamond Division. Also in the Tri-County: Sophomore pitcher Jayme Zeilman fueled an eight-run fifth inning with a double and a two-run home run, helping host Delsea outscore Williamstown, 9-6. Olympic.
April 3, 2016 |
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.
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.