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.
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.
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.
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.
October 19, 2012 |
Spring-Ford earned the top seed in the District 1 Class AAA field hockey tournament and will be one of four teams to receive a bye in the first round. Also receiving byes in AAA are Central Bucks South, Wissahickon, and Unionville. Mount St. Joseph's, the fifth seed, will be the top team to play on Monday when the tournament opens. The Magic will host 28th-seeded Upper Merion. West Chester Henderson, the sixth seed, will host No. 27 Interboro, and No. 7 Haverford High will host North Penn.
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.
April 26, 2014 |
Anthony DeVito pitched a four-hitter Thursday, striking out 16 and walking none, to help Central shut out visiting GAMP, 7-0, in a Public League Division A baseball game. Danny Holdsman led the Lancers at the plate by going 2 for 3, including a double, and knocking in two runs. Suburban One American. Kevin Graham hit a two-run homer in a 3-for-4 performance and scored three times in host Cheltenham's 11-1 romp over Springfield (Montco). Catholic Red. Jim Herron knocked in four runs - three with a bases-loaded double to open the scoring in the third inning - and La Salle, The Inquirer's top-ranked team in Southeastern Pennsylvania, won at Cardinal O'Hara, 7-3. Brad Snyder's RBI single broke a 3-3 tie in the seventh inning.
April 7, 2014 |
Egg Harbor Township pitcher Jordan Wisser entered the baseball game in a big spot. With his team up by three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning, Wisser inherited a two-out, bases-loaded situation against host Cherokee on Saturday. After allowing a two-run single and a walk, Wisser forced a groundout to get the save and give Egg Harbor a 3-2 nonleague win. Teammate Todd Henry knocked in two runs on a two-out triple in the fifth inning, and that proved to be the difference.