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January 29, 1998 | By Steve Goldstein, INQUIRER WASHINGTON BUREAU
When Vernon E. Jordan Jr. stood before microphones and cameras in a hotel ballroom last week and quoted the biblical admonition, "To whom much is given, much is required," some members of the vast Washington legal community chuckled and rolled their eyes. It seemed an unlikely explanation for why Jordan, power broker supreme and Clinton friend without peer, admitted to having helped a 24-year-old intern find a job. Not only because the former civil rights leader has been criticized by at least one prominent black leader for trading his previous career - and his principles - for a life of privilege.
NEWS
July 3, 1986 | By Reid Kanaley, Inquirer Staff Writer
Marple Township Commissioner Robert Jordan had gone to court expecting to face a jury of his peers on charges stemming from an altercation in the township building Jan. 15. Instead, the charges were dropped, apparently ending what Jordan's attorney, John M. Gallagher Jr., described as "this whole little mess. " Patricia Keates, president of the Marple Board of Commissioners, along with her husband, Robert, and library board member Maureen Muehsam dropped complaints charging Jordan with simple assault and terroristic threats just as Jordan's trial was scheduled to begin Monday in Delaware County Court, Media.
SPORTS
March 19, 1995 | By Mike Bruton, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
After Michael Jordan announced his comeback yesterday, the world of television shifted into overdrive. NBC, the NBA's primary network, immediately began to make changes to today's edition of The NBA on NBC to capitalize on the return of the man many call the greatest player to ever step on a basketball court. Ironically, NBC already had the game between the Chicago Bulls and the Indiana Pacers scheduled for noon today before Jordan made his decision to return to the Bulls.
SPORTS
April 17, 1998 | by Phil Jasner, Daily News Sports Writer
When Michael Jordan walks away from basketball, at the end of this season or whenever, exactly what does the NBA lose? Its best player. Sellouts. TV ratings. Income. Charisma. All of the above. "We'd lose the only household name in basketball," said the Sixers' Scott Williams, who spent the first four seasons of his career as a teammate of Jordan with the Chicago Bulls. "People who don't know anything about basketball know him. " People who don't know anything else about the league know that Jordan, a free agent-to-be, has said he will return to the Bulls only under certain circumstances.
SPORTS
October 13, 1999 | By Peter Nolan, FOR THE INQUIRER
When Penncrest's Josh Jordan sets his mind on accomplishing something, it is a pretty good bet the cross-country runner is going to get the job done. At the Delaware County Championships at Rose Tree Park in Media, the junior kept repeating a simple, but powerful, message. "When I got there, I looked at everyone else and I said to myself 'I came here to win,' and I just kept repeating that to myself. " And win he did, posting a time of 16 minutes, 2 seconds, his best of the year and 30 seconds faster than his finish a year ago. "Josh just had it that day," Penncrest coach John Baker said.
SPORTS
May 26, 1988 | From Inquirer Wire Services
The Chicago Bulls' Michael Jordan capped a season of honors yesterday by capturing the NBA's most valuable player award. He became the first player to win MVP and defensive player of the year honors the same season. But Jordan still has not reached his primary goal - bringing the NBA championship to Chicago. Jordan, who averaged 35.0 points per game to lead the league in scoring for the second consecutive season, was golfing in the Carolinas and could not even be reached by his own team to be congratulated, Krause said.
SPORTS
February 1, 2002 | Daily News Wire Services
Only Michael Jordan, and only in Cleveland. Jordan did it to the Cavaliers and their fans again, hitting an 18-foot jumper at the buzzer last night to give the Washington Wizards a 93-92 win. Jordan victimized Cleveland throughout his career with the Chicago Bulls, and although he's now wearing a Washington jersey, No. 23 still has the Cavs' number. "Everybody in the place knew where the ball was going," Jordan said. "I've had some big shots in Cleveland, and they keep going in. " With 1.6 seconds left and Washington down, 92-91, Jordan got free on a defensive switch and calmly drained his jumper for the Wizards, who trailed by 12 points in the fourth quarter.
SPORTS
August 2, 1994 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
If Michael Jordan hits a home run and it's not on video, did it happen? The Birmingham Barons outfielder, whose career highlights so far have been filmed inside NBA arenas, hopes to find a videotape of his first professional home run. Jordan's homer at Hoover (Ala.) Stadium on Saturday came so late in the evening that local television photographers had already packed up. "It was the bottom of the eighth and a late night," said team spokesman Chris Pika. "We would like to have a copy of it, and I think Michael would, too. " So the Barons are trying to get the word out to anyone in the record crowd of 13,751 who might have had a camera running when Jordan hit his homer.
SPORTS
December 4, 1998 | by Kevin Mulligan, Daily News Sports Writer
With Michael Jordan back in the Big Apple, this NBA labor talk thing was perceived to be growing serious. Perceptions, of course, have been known to disappoint. David Falk, agent of His Airness, did say Jordan wouldn't become involved again until he thought discussions aimed at breaking the five-month-old NBA labor stalemate reached a more serious stage. Jordan's silky touch didn't seem to have much effect yesterday, with no new proposals offered in meetings between league and union officials in New York that didn't end until nearly midnight.
SPORTS
September 16, 1991 | By Dick Polman, Inquirer Staff Writer
When he heard the news that John Kruk had been signed for three years at $7.2 million, he had mixed feelings - understandably so. Basically, he was happy for his teammate. But he wasn't so happy for himself. As Ricky Jordan put it yesterday, "(Kruk) is a good player, and he deserves what he got. As you know, the guy can play some first base. People talk about Andres Galarraga and Will Clark, but I think he's one of the top three. He can hit and play defense. It's no surprise that they wanted to sign him. " But Jordan knows what this means for him: another season in limbo.
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August 20, 2015 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
The countdown clock to Joel Embiid's prospective return to the 76ers has restarted, more than a month after the team announced that he would indeed need bone-graft surgery in his right foot. He had that surgery Tuesday, so the mystery that had surrounded the process ought to be quelled for at least a little while. The Sixers themselves, of course, fed the questions and speculation and mystery by remaining so quiet about Embiid and his situation. They released a statement July 11 that said because Embiid had suffered a setback in the healing of his right navicular bone, he would undergo the operation within seven and 10 days.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 19, 2015 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
South Philly rapper Dayne Jordan has a valuable friend in Jazzy Jeff, and vice versa. Jazzy Jeff has produced Jordan's album, The Memoirs of Dayne Jordan . And Jordan has taught Jazzy Jeff how to use Twitter. Jazzy Jeff - born Jeffrey Townes - has been Philly-famous since the '80s. Along with local DJ Cash Money, Jazzy put "scratching" on the map with the 1985 track "Jazzy Jeff Scratch," the B-side to a Korner Boyz single. That year, at a party when the DJ bailed, he met and collaborated with Wynnefield native Will Smith, and the rest is history: DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince were born.
SPORTS
August 13, 2015 | By David Murphy, Daily News Columnist
THERE ARE a lot of things that are tough to judge from practice. Here's one that isn't: Jordan Matthews and Sam Bradford have developed some serious chemistry over the first week-and-a-half of Eagles training camp, and everybody at the NovaCare Complex will testify. Nolan Carroll: "He's hungry, man. " Byron Maxwell: "He definitely looks like he's gotten bigger. " Bradford: "I think that guy catches more footballs than anybody I've ever seen. " If you can purchase stock in Matthews, the Eagles' second-year receiver, do it before the start of the regular season.
NEWS
August 7, 2015
AFTER a full day fielding questions about playing Johnny Storm in "The Fantastic Four," Michael B. Jordan was bushed. "I spoke my piece," said Jordan, referring to a magazine essay he wrote about crossing racial lines to play the character. Stan Lee has endorsed Jordan's casting whole-heartedly, but some fans have objected to a black actor being cast to play a character who was white in the comics. What does Jordan think of the controversy online? "I honestly couldn't tell you. I haven't really been paying attention.
SPORTS
August 5, 2015 | BY JORI EPSTEIN, Daily News Staff Writer
WHEN JORDAN HICKS was drafted by the Eagles this spring, he knew he'd be greeted by a familiar face. As the top outside linebacker and No. 4 recruit in the Class of 2010 was deciding where to play in college, then-Texas linebacker Emmanuel Acho received a message from his coaches about Hicks: Make sure we get this guy. The two never imagined they'd end up on the same NFL roster. "I'm texting this high school kid, being like, 'Hey, come to Texas, it'll be good,' " remembers Acho, now an Eagles linebacker who's played in 20 games for the Birds the past two seasons.
SPORTS
July 24, 2015 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
MARK CUBAN is still trying to get over losing DeAndre Jordan to the Clippers. Last month, the Mavericks owner publicly announced that the 6-11 free-agent center had agreed - verbally - to sign with Dallas. But then Jordan changed his mind and re-signed with the Clippers. The incident embarrassed Cuban who, in addition to not getting Jordan, was hit with a $25,000 fine from the NBA for commenting on the deal before the signing deadline. Yesterday, Cuban discussed the matter with ESPN radio's Colin Cowherd.
SPORTS
July 23, 2015 | By Jesse Dougherty, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jordan Burroughs is nose deep in his four-year preparation for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. On Saturday, the wrestler from Sicklerville, N.J., won the gold medal at the Pan Am Games and will train for more than a month in Nebraska before the world championships in Las Vegas start Sept. 7. There's always another match, and the preparation rarely stops. Nineteen days ago, he did take a break from the mat for a trip to Philadelphia, where he started making appearances at 7 a.m. When he finally sat down for breakfast with two representatives from Liberty Mutual on South Broad Street at 9:30, Burroughs looked down at a blue felt case with "London 2012 Summer Olympics" engraved on it. Inside the case is what pulled him from TV appearance to TV appearance on that day. It's what has turned his life into an unending series of calculated steps.
SPORTS
July 22, 2015 | By Mike Kern, Daily News Columnist
OK, SO Jordan Spieth didn't become the youngest player to win golf's oldest major since 1893. Nor did he become only the second man, and first since fellow Texan Ben Hogan 62 years ago, to win the first three modern-era majors in a season. It means he can't win the Grand Slam, something only Bobby Jones in 1930 has ever been able to pull off. Instead, like Arnold Palmer in 1960 and Jack Nicklaus a dozen years later, Spieth's pursuit of immortality came to an end by a single shot at the Open Championship.
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July 21, 2015 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - No amateur has won the Open Championship since Bobby Jones was immortalizing himself by sweeping the grand slam in 1930. The last time an amateur won any major was Johnny Goodman at the 1933 U.S. Open. The last amateur who even led a major after 54 holes was Jim Simons in the 1971 U.S. Open at Merion, where he was two clear of Jack Nicklaus heading into the fourth round before finishing three shots out of a timeless playoff. That's the kind of history 22-year-old Irishman Paul Dunne will be chasing today at the Old Course, when the game's oldest major will finally come to an end albeit a day late for the first time since 1988.
SPORTS
July 17, 2015 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - There's no way Jordan Spieth can possibly complete golf's calendar Grand Slam, right? Not at 21. Or probably any other age. Why? Well, because it's never been done in the modern era. He's halfway there, having gone wire-to-wire in April at the Masters (where he tied Tiger Woods' scoring record) before taking last month's U.S. Open by a shot when Dustin Johnson three-putted the 72nd green. Last week he won in a playoff at the John Deere, in his first start since Chambers Bay, even though a bunch of folks figured he would have been better off getting to the Old Course earlier to properly prepare for the third major of the season.
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