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 26, 2014 |
Despite a late scare, Swenson held off visiting Kensington, 3-2, in a nonleague softball game on Monday afternoon. Alexis Collopy pitched a complete game and struck out 17. She had a shutout until the final inning when Kensington scored two runs. Collopy stood out offensively as well, going three for three and knocking in a run. She accounted for half of the Lions six hits. In other nonleague action: Kelsey Caldwell powered host Calvary Christian to a 16-0 win over West-Mont Christian.
October 5, 2013 |
Jennifer Harchut scored once in the first half before adding two goals in the second half as Upper Dublin rallied past host Norristown, 4-2, Thursday in a Suburban One American field hockey game. Alycia Hildebrand assisted on one of Harchut's goals and also scored once in the first half. Also in the Suburban One, junior Allison Spinelli scored once and assisted on a goal as Plymouth Whitemarsh blanked host Cheltenham, 4-0. Tori Byrne posted the four-save shutout. Central. Dana Davis scored twice and Garnet Valley nipped host Marple Newtown, 2-1. Lane Adams scored on two strokes as Conestoga dropped host Haverford High, 5-2. Ches-Mont.
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.
April 5, 2011 |
In the first Public League Division A heavyweight match of the baseball season, Masterman and David Ashbridge left a calling card. Ashbridge hit a grand slam in the fourth inning and the Blue Dragons held on to beat host Frankford, 9-8, handing the Pioneers their first loss of the season. The Pioneers (2-1) grabbed an 7-4 lead on Masterman (3-0) in the bottom of the third inning, but Ashbridge cracked the game-winning slam in the top of the fourth inning to give his team a 9-7 lead and help make himself the winner on the mound.
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.
February 2, 2013
Two-time Olympic champion Shaun White overcame a first-run fall to win gold and lead an American sweep at the U.S. Grand Prix snowboard championships in Park City, Utah. White laid down a perfect second run to score 97.25 points. Scott Lago took second with 94.50 and Luke Mitrani third with 91.75. Kikkan Randall of the United States won the women's 1.4-kilometer cross-country World Cup race at the Sochi Olympic course in Russia to claim her fourth victory of the season.
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.
May 8, 2012
Alie Alkins scorched a run-scoring triple in the bottom of the eighth inning to give Sun Valley a 6-5 win over Downingtown East on Monday, clinching the Ches-Mont League American Division softball title. The Vanguards scored twice in the sixth to tie the game, and won their third extra-inning game this spring. Katie Maloney hit a triple, went 2 for 4, drove in a run, and scored twice, and Kait Dwyer finished 1 for 3 with a double and an RBI. Paige Giunta went 2 for 5 with a home run for the Cougars.