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.
January 29, 2016 |
St. Basil's Natalie Kucowski stood above everyone else on the floor on Wednesday night, as she led the hosts to a 59-32 victory over Villa Maria. The 6-foot-2 junior recorded a triple-double, totaling 12 points, 12 rebounds, and 10 blocks in the Catholic Academies matchup. The victory lifted the Panthers to a 17-2 record. Catholic League. Maura Hendrixson made four three-pointers en route to 15 points for Cardinal O'Hara in a 52-39 victory at Archbishop Ryan. Mackenzie Gardler scored 14 points for the Lions.
February 10, 2016 |
Trace Kinner (120 pounds) pinned his opponent in 51 seconds on Monday to help third-seeded host Kingsway to a 45-33 victory over No. 6 Lenape in the first round of the South Jersey Group 5 wrestling tournament. South Jersey Group 4. Mark Gross scored a fall in 1:30 and No. 6 Shawnee edged third-seeded host Toms River South, 36-31. South Jersey Group 1. Kody Wood (285) pinned his opponent in 52 seconds and No. 3 Pennsville defeated No. 6 Pitman, 39-20, at home Nicolas Bonowski (152)
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.
January 29, 2016 |
A 39-point outburst from Ahmadu Sarnor proved pivotal for Collegium Charter in a 82-75 victory on Thursday over visiting Perkiomen School in a Tri-County League boys' basketball game. Gary Grove scored all 18 of his points in the second half. Half of his points came from fourth-quarter free throws. Pioneer. Malik Brown made 11 free throws and scored 33 points as host Pottstown triumphed over Boyertown, 71-67. Bicentennial. Wyatt Harkins scored 34 points for Delco Christian in its 54-52 victory at MaST Charter.
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 26, 2012 |
"IT'S ALMOST SURREAL to me that he is part of our stupid wing-eating contest," said Sportsradio 94 WIP's Angelo Cataldi about Japanese eating machine Takeru Kobayashi 's participation in Wing Bowl XX on Feb. 3 at Wells Fargo Center. Kobayashi, a longtime champion of the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest, had been Cataldi's white whale. "For the last 10 years I've wanted Kobayashi in the event," Cataldi said yesterday. Cataldi saw Kobayashi inhale Twinkies on the " Wendy Williams Show" but does question his endurance.
February 12, 2016 |
Kelly Basile hit a free throw with six seconds left to extend Bishop Shanahan's lead to three and the Eagles held on to top Downingtown East, 42-39, on Wednesday night at West Chester East to capture their second-straight Ches-Mont League girls' basketball title. Basile finished with six points, shooting 3 of 6 from the foul line in the fourth quarter. Ciara Forde scored a team-high 15 points and Devon Adams added 12 points. Inter-Ac. Erin Lindahl scored 14 points to lead Germantown Academy to a second consecutive Inter-Ac title as the visitors defeated Notre Dame, 43-26.
April 10, 2016 |
Triton's power bats took center stage in Friday's Tri-County Conference baseball game. Darren Aupperle, Ryan Wells and Kyle Convery each hit a home run to help the host Mustangs edge GCIT, 6-5. The three home runs, plus a double from Dan Hurff generated the majority of Triton's offense. Jack Dunn earned the win on the mound for the home team. The Mustangs took a five-run lead into the seventh inning but let up four runs in the final frame to narrowly escape with the win. In other Tri-County Conference action: Anthony Coombs struck out seven batters and pitched a shutout in Cumberland's 1-0 home win over Woodstown.