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May 6, 1989 | From Inquirer Wire Services
Derrick McKey's layup at the buzzer spoiled a dramatic Houston comeback and gave the Seattle SuperSonics a 98-96 victory that eliminated the Rockets from the NBA playoffs. The SuperSonics, who won the best-of-five series by 3-1, will meet the Los Angeles Lakers next. Trailing by 92-83 with 6 minutes, 25 seconds to play, the Rockets outscored Seattle, 13-4, including Sleepy Floyd's three-pointer with one second left in regulation play. Seattle went 5:05 without scoring during Houston's rally.
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April 11, 1997 | By Chris Morkides, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The University of Houston rolled out the big guns when Chester High track star Adonis Coles paid an official visit last month. Carl Lewis, Penn Wood graduate Leroy Burrell - how could Coles turn down a scholarship offer with Olympic gold-medal winners tugging on his sleeve? But it wasn't Houston's storied past that swayed Coles. It was a future under the tutelage of head coach Tom Tellez. "I talked to Carl Lewis. I talked to Leroy Burrell," Coles said. "But I couldn't base my decision on what they did. I decided to go there because of the coaching.
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November 22, 1986 | By PHIL JASNER, Daily News Sports Writer
Charles Barkley wants to play for the 76ers against Houston tomorrow night at the Spectrum. But will he? "I think I'm playing, but that's just my opinion," said Barkley, who has been out since Nov. 4, when he suffered a bruised spleen and internal bleeding in a double overtime loss in Indianapolis. Barkley was to be re-evaluated Monday, but says he intends to ask to have that done tomorrow. "Sunday, Monday, that shouldn't make any difference," he said. "Twenty- four hours aren't going to make it or break it. I've been feeling good, haven't had any pain.
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July 9, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
THE UNION dropped a 1-0 decision in Houston on Saturday night, but remain tied for third place in the East with 27 points. The Dynamo got a second-half goal from Ricardo Clark to secure the win over the Union (7-6-6). "This is a tough league; you're going to win some and you're going to lose some, especially when you play in these kinds of conditions with our third game in 8 days," manager John Hackworth said after the match. "I thought our team put out a fantastic effort. It just wasn't there tonight.
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April 18, 2012 | By Evan Burgos, FOR THE INQUIRER
For Eric Futch, a standout track and field athlete at Penn Wood, it came down to two schools: Houston and Louisiana State. He made his decision two weeks ago. He just didn't tell anybody. On Wednesday, in Penn Wood's auditorium partially filled with family, friends, school administrators, and classmates, the 5-foot-11, 160-pound sprinter who holds the PIAA record in the 300-meter hurdles made his college destination public. Futch, wearing a maroon Penn Wood track and field shirt, with a backward Penn Wood hat, sat at a table draped with Houston and LSU T-shirts.
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September 10, 2013 | By Mike Kern, Daily News Staff Writer
Players of the weekend National: Andrew Furney kicked a 41-yard field goal with 3 minutes left to give Washington State its first win at Southern Cal in 13 years, 10-7. Holy Mike Leach. Local: Aaron Wilmer passed for 260 yards and two touchdowns and ran for a score as Delaware Valley scored 28 unanswered fourth-period points to beat visiting Rowan, 35-27.   Around town Houston 22, Temple 13 In the inaugural American Athletic Conference game, the visiting Cougars scored 40 fewer points than they had in their opener against FCS Southern.
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October 20, 2014 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
The turnovers Temple committed Friday night certainly played a role in its eye-opening, 31-10 loss at Houston. But that doesn't hide the fact that Temple (4-2, 2-1 American Athletic Conference) absorbed the type of statistical beating that indicates Houston was just a better team. The four turnovers included three P.J. Walker interceptions - two that led to scores - and a crucial Walker fumble at the Houston 1-yard line, ending a drive that could have tied the game at 17 early in the third quarter.
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February 9, 2014 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jamaad Muse said he wasn't thinking about a track scholarship. "I didn't even realize this could happen," said Muse, a Timber Creek senior who on Wednesday signed a national letter of intent to attend the University of Houston on a track scholarship. Muse said he visited Houston last summer and also received a home visit from Cougars coach Leroy Burrell, a former Olympian who went to Penn Wood High School in the Philadelphia suburbs. "I loved it down there," Muse said. "They worked hard.
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May 16, 2014 | DAILY NEWS STAFF
TEMPLE'S baseball team, in its last regular-season weekend, is going down with a fight. The Owls knocked off No. 16 Houston, 4-1, yesterday at Campbell's Field in Camden. Temple (14-29, 9-13 AAC) clinches a bid in the American Athletic Conference Tournament next week in Clearwater, Fla. Matt Hockenberry (5-5) allowed only three hits, a walk and one unearned run while striking out four in six innings.
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August 25, 1997 | Daily News Wire Services
Jennifer Gillom scored 29 points as the Phoenix Mercury beat the visiting Los Angeles Sparks, 73-68, last night to win the Western Conference title. In Thursday semifinals, Charlotte (15-13) visits Houston (18-10), the Eastern Conference winner at 7:30, and Phoenix (16-12) hosts New York (17-11) at 9:30 p.m. The league championship will be held on Saturday at 4 p.m. New York, which finished second in the East, closed out its season with a 79-72 overtime win over Cleveland before 18,051 fans at Madison Square Garden last night.
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October 25, 2014 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
P.J. Walker knew the expectations would be heightened. Although he was thrown into the fray as a freshman and finished the 2013 season as the quarterback of the future for a 2-10 team, Walker knew that the challenges for him and teammates would be magnified in the team's second year under coach Matt Rhule. The Owls (4-2, 2-1 American Athletic Conference) are in the hunt for the AAC title with the season halfway complete, and Walker is acutely aware of his circumstances. Temple plays at Central Florida (4-2, 2-0)
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October 22, 2014 | BY JEFF NEIBURG, Daily News Staff Writer neiburj@phillynews.com
THERE WERE times throughout Friday night's 31-10 loss to Houston when coach Matt Rhule's face appeared expressionless. For the first time all season, the Temple coach's squad looked overmatched. There were undisciplined turnovers, missed coverages and missed tackles on defense and, as Rhule said during yesterday's American Athletic Conference coaches teleconference, a lack of passion and excitement. "For us, it was an opportunity to play in that environment where there's expectations and there's something on the line," Rhule said.
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October 20, 2014 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
The turnovers Temple committed Friday night certainly played a role in its eye-opening, 31-10 loss at Houston. But that doesn't hide the fact that Temple (4-2, 2-1 American Athletic Conference) absorbed the type of statistical beating that indicates Houston was just a better team. The four turnovers included three P.J. Walker interceptions - two that led to scores - and a crucial Walker fumble at the Houston 1-yard line, ending a drive that could have tied the game at 17 early in the third quarter.
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October 19, 2014 | By Richard Dean, For The Inquirer
HOUSTON - As poorly as Temple played on Friday, the Owls still had their chances against Houston. Despite miscues and four turnovers, the Owls were still in striking distance in the second half. But P.J. Walker's fumble from the 2-yard line into the Houston end zone for a Cougars touchback in the third quarter proved disastrous for the Owls, who were beaten, 31-10, at TDECU Stadium. "It wasn't a good night for us in every area," Temple coach Matt Rhule said. "I was really disappointed.
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October 16, 2014 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
TEMPLE HAS WON four of its first five games, for only the second time since 1979. Last year, the Owls lost their first six, en route to a 2-10 season, in Matt Rhule's head-coaching debut. So how's it feel? "That's hard for me to say, because I wish we were 5-0," Rhule said yesterday. Good answer. Last week, he correctly said his Owls hadn't done anything yet, because the teams they'd beaten had one win each. On Saturday, they rallied in the fourth quarter to beat Tulsa, another one-win team.
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October 16, 2014 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
Temple's hot start has some people talking about potential bowl bids. Those voices, however, can't be heard at the Owls' practice facility at 10th and Diamond streets. The Owls (4-1, 2-0 American Athletic Conference) are staying focused as they prepare to visit Houston (3-3, 1-1) on Friday night. Temple has been 4-1 in football just five times since 1971. It occurred most recently in 2010, when present coach Matt Rhule was the team's offensive coordinator. The Owls finished the season 8-4 but did not receive a bowl invitation.
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August 26, 2014 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Phillies will use the final 32 games to find solutions, and they must know every revelation cannot be franchise-altering. A team on pace for 90 losses will improve in slow (sometimes painful) increments. That elevates a 32-year-old waiver claim with three quality starts against three contenders to exalted status. This summer, two of the worst teams in baseball jettisoned Jerome Williams. He has carved a successful home in the Phillies rotation, with eight more innings in a 7-1 win over St. Louis as the latest evidence.
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August 17, 2014 | The Inquirer Staff
At the end of a busy week, the Union chose to break up the lineup that had produced their best soccer of the season. The moves did not help in a 2-0 loss to the Houston Dynamo at BBVA Compass Stadium. The Union played their third game in seven days. Interim manager Jim Curtin's starting lineup took into account those weary legs. Both of the club's first-round draft picks this year made their Major League Soccer debuts. Andre Blake, the No. 1 overall pick, started in goal instead of Zac MacMath, who had played in every MLS game.
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August 16, 2014 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
With their third game in seven days, the Union are banking on the adrenaline that has come from playing their best soccer of the season. So they hope to compensate for some tired legs when they visit the Houston Dynamo in Friday's Major League Soccer Eastern Conference game. The Union (6-8-9, 27 points) are tied for the fifth and final Eastern Conference playoff spot. Houston (6-12-4, 22 points) is just five points behind the Union with a game in hand. And the Dynamo will be more rested, although they did have to travel to Seattle on Sunday for a 2-0 loss to the Sounders.
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August 8, 2014 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
ONE PITCHER went around the clubhouse for a healthy heaping of handshakes and hugs. Jonathan Papelbon asked if he could tag along to join a first-place team. Another was still in Toledo, Ohio, around lunchtime before hearing he was wanted on the mound in South Philly that night. Roberto Hernandez was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers yesterday afternoon, in exchange for two minor league players to be named later. Since Hernandez was scheduled to start last night against the Astros, Sean O'Sullivan had to figure out a way to get from Toledo to Citizens Bank Park in a few short hours.
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