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.
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.
January 30, 2013 |
Jessica Gerber's impressive third quarter provided the difference for Council Rock North on Tuesday night as the host Golden Hawks knocked off Pennsbury, 54-45, in a Suburban One National girls' basketball game. The sophomore guard sank four of her six three-pointers in the third as she poured in 14 of her career-high 26 points. Gerber's output increased North's one-point halftime lead to a 15-point advantage. Gerber also added three rebounds and five assists. Madison Attanasio chipped in with 12 points.
September 21, 2013 |
For most of the afternoon Thursday, the Woodstown girls' soccer team enjoyed a healthy advantage in shots. Darien Hoguet made sure that effort didn't go to waste. Hoguet punched one in midway through the second half and host Woodstown beat Schalick, 1-0, in a Tri-County Conference game. Tori Klose had the assist. Fallon Secaur recorded her third shutout of the season. Elsewhere in the Tri-County: Tatiana Helwig and Lindsey Thomas scored second-half goals to give Kingsway a 2-1 victory at Clearview.
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.
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 10, 2011
Kiersten Daly located two free kicks with great accuracy as Lower Merion slipped past Ridley, 2-1, on Friday in a Central League girls' soccer match. The junior defender scored twice on free kicks, including the game winning goal from 20 yards out with 14 minutes, 21 seconds remaining in regulation. Danielle Baer turned away five Ridley shots to hold on for the win. Ridley's Annemarie Cericola was assisted in the first half by Hayley Kilian. Helen Ann Lawless made nine saves for the Green Raiders.
September 7, 2014 |
The Cumberland boys' soccer team started its season on the right foot Friday. The right foot of Scott DeLussa, that is. DeLussa, a senior striker and cocaptain, opened the scoring with a first-half goal off his right foot. He then scored two goals in the second half - one on a header and another on a left-footed shot - to complete the hat trick, as the Colts blanked host Penns Grove, 3-0, in a Tri-County Diamond matchup. Michael Raczenbek made three saves for the shutout. Nonleague.
January 11, 2013 |
A go-ahead dunk by Roxborough's Matthew Harris in overtime proved too much to overcome as the host Indians won, 68-62, over Audenried in a Public League Division C basketball game Thursday afternoon. The 6-foot-6 junior center finished with a double-double, scoring 17 points and collecting 15 rebounds. His dunk came with less than a minute remaining in overtime to give Roxborough a 64-62 lead. Tony Brown led the Indians with 22 points, and teammate Edward Davis added 10. Elsewhere in the division: Overbrook was led by 21 points from Kevin Wallace in a 62-59 win at Master Charter North.