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May 16, 2008 | BY THE INQUIRER STAFF
The National Lacrosse League yesterday named Wings forward Athan Iannucci as the league's most valuable player. In his second season, Iannucci led the league in goals with an NLL-record 71 and points with 100. He also tied for the league lead in game-winning goals (five) with Sean Pollock of the Minnesota Swarm. Iannucci's 71 goals surpassed the record of 61 set by Minnesota's Gary Gait in 2003.
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October 1, 1987 | By PHIL JASNER, Daily News Sports Writer
The National Basketball Association Players Association this morning filed a class action anti-trust suit in federal court in Newark, N.J., against the league and its 23 member teams. The suit asks the court to declare the NBA's draft, salary cap and right of first refusal invalid, and asks for damages to be paid to any players hurt by those mechanisms. "We're saying the anti-trust laws are being violated and that it is time to end those restrictions," said Larry Fleisher, general counsel to the Players Association.
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July 6, 1993 | By John McBride, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
With about 10 games remaining in the season, Cryhten Langhorne's name began to appear more and more frequently in Willingboro boys' basketball box scores. It seems that the junior had begun to impress Paul Collins with more than his superior leaping ability. Langhorne had tacked on a mid-range jump shot, which meant additional opportunities to score. If summer league play is any indication, Langhorne just might be primed to emerge as a bona fide scorer. The 6-foot-2 senior leads the Chimeras in the Cherry Hill Recreation league with a 25 points-per-game average.
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September 10, 1991 | By Gus Ostrum, Special to The Inquirer
Parity should be the name of the game in the race for the Colonial Conference field hockey championship this season. With such teams as Collingswood, Gateway, Haddonfield and Haddon Heights boasting experienced lineups, the league race figures to be tight all the way. And those teams will not be able to rest easy, because Audubon, Haddon Township and Woodbury seem capable of pulling surprises. Collingswood, which claimed the league title with a 17-1 record and was 19-2 overall last season, has nine returning letter-winners under coach Sandra Ritter.
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April 24, 2007 | Reviewed by John Rooney, For The Inquirer
Ruling Over Monarchs, Giants and Stars Umpiring in the Negro Leagues & Beyond By Bob Motley with Byron Motley Sports Publishing LLC. 212 pp. $16.95 I would love to sit down for an hour or so with Bob Motley and jaw about our memories of old-time baseball. He spent much of his life umpiring in the Negro Leagues, and relates his experiences there to his son, author Byron Motley. I lived across the street from Philadelphia's Shibe Park, and knew most major league players before I started school.
NEWS
July 23, 1993 | Inquirer photographs by Charles Fox
Success was sweet for the Mets of the Fairmount Sports Association Little League, who took the league championship Tuesday night. The Mets and the Yankees were tied in the best-of-3 series going into the championship game. The 12-team league is made up of children ages 7 to 9. After the win, the victors launched a messy celebration.
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January 31, 2012
Women's Professional Soccer announced Monday that it has suspended the 2012 season due to "legal issues" and an "ongoing dispute" with a former owner. WPS was formed in 2009 following the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. The Independence, owned by David Halstead and coached by Paul Riley, last season lost in the WPS championship game for the second straight year. "This is what responsible business enterprises do, and it's what the WPS and Philadelphia Independence are going to do," Halstead said in a statement.
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October 18, 2007 | By Keith Pompey INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Frustrate and dominate. That describes what Villa Joseph Marie has done to soccer opponents in the Athletic Association of Catholic Academies this season. Whether it was the cat-quick moves of striker Megan Verdeur, the acrobatic saves by goalkeeper Kerriann Kane, or the pesky play by midfielder/defender Alysha Mallon, the Jems left no doubt about their league superiority. Last night was different. But as dominant teams do, they still found a way to win. Steph Lawall's penalty kick in the 78th minute gave Villa Joseph Marie a 2-1 victory over St. Basil Academy in the league championship match at La Salle University.
NEWS
January 29, 1987 | By Marian Uhlman, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Swarthmore Academy Knights showed on Tuesday that they can learn their lesson well. Rather than allow a week's respite from game action to bother them, they released that bottled up energy on a Tri-County Independent School opponent, Kimberton School. The Knights (9-6 overall) chalked up their fifth league victory in seven games with the 73-53 win over Kimberton (2-4 league, 2-4 overall). Swarthmore coach Mark Jordan said his team concentrated on mental preparation against the Knights - something it had omitted in a nonleague contest against Mercy Vocational a week ago. In last week's game, the Knights lost by more than 30 points.
SPORTS
November 30, 2007
ROMAN OFFENSE ROMAN DEFENSE Pos. PlayerNo. Pos. PlayerNo. C John Matthews. . . 62 T Jewhan Edwards. . . 68 G Mike Angelo. . . 77 T John Marcinek. . . 65 G Ed Krimmel. . . 50 T Ed Krimmel. . . 50 T Tahir Basil. . . 79 T Amir Little. . . 36 T John Mazzola. . . 52 T Bob Kalinoski. . . 72 TE Sean Clift. . . 18 E John Mazzola. . . 52 TE Andrew Regan. . . 21 E Reggie Irby. . . 46 WR Al Desiderio. . . 85 E Tahir Basil. . . 79 WR Nick Moody. . . 2 MLB Sean Clift.
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August 23, 2015 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
MIAMI - The 12th pitch Jerad Eickhoff delivered in his major league debut - a 92-mph fastball he spotted on the outside of the plate - was ripped back his way by Marlins cleanup hitter Justin Bour. The one-hopper deflected off Eickhoff's pitching hand and toward third baseman Andres Blanco. Pitching coach Bob McClure and the Phillies training staff made their way to the mound, where the rookie righthander's hand was examined before he attempted to throw a couple of warmup pitches.
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August 23, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
MIAMI - Jerad Eickhoff needed only three starts with triple-A Lehigh Valley before the Phillies were comfortable bringing him to the major leagues. He needed only 75 pitches on Friday to cement himself on the list of intriguing players to watch over the final six weeks of this Phillies season. The first of the five prospects the Phillies acquired for Cole Hamels to debut in the major leagues, Eickhoff tossed six shutout innings in a 7-1 win at Marlins Park. The 6-foot-4 righthander became the first Phillies starter to not allow a run in his big-league debut since Hamels in May 2006.
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August 23, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
MIAMI - Darnell Sweeney was getting ready to lead off and play center field in Oklahoma City on Wednesday night when he learned he was scratched from the lineup of the Dodgers' triple-A club. It didn't take much more than a scroll through Twitter to learn the reason. Sweeney's manager later officially alerted him that he had been traded to the Phillies. If that wasn't enough news, Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. called 20 minutes later and told Sweeney he was getting his first major-league promotion.
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August 21, 2015 | BY ED BARKOWITZ, Daily News Staff Writer barkowe@phillynews.com
DICK VERMEIL has done just about everything in football, except own a team. Until now. Vermeil is buying a 2.5 percent stake in the Philadelphia Soul. Vermeil, 78, becomes the latest high-profile figure to join the group. Saints wide receiver Marques Colston became part of the ownership in October. There also has been talk that Philadelphia native Jahri Evans, a longtime teammate of Colston's, is next. Real estate mogul Craig Spencer, a co-founder of the Soul along with Ron Jaworski and Jon Bon Jovi, has been looking to diminish his investment in the club, which on Sunday will play for a berth in the ArenaBowl championship game.
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August 20, 2015 | BY JENNIFER WRIGHT, Daily News Staff Writer wrightj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5938
"MAJOR League Bocce" is exactly the sort of tongue-in-cheek name that works for a league that's "major" mostly in how fast it has grown. The casual, social sport league that is helping to rejuvenate the ancient game expects about 12,000 registered players this year in Philadelphia and 10 other cities nationwide. In 2004, Sarah DeLucas and fellow co-founders started D.C. Bocce League with about 50 players as an alternative to an intramural kickball league that just wasn't cutting it. "People took kickball a little too seriously," she said, "getting out of their crap jobs and taking everything to the next level.
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August 5, 2015 | By Allison Steele, Inquirer Staff Writer
One day early in 2012, Bryan Morton found himself giving a tour of North Camden's baseball fields to a man he'd never met before. All Morton knew was that the man had money, and that he was thinking of donating to Morton's fledgling Little League. As they toured the dilapidated fields where members of the newly formed North Camden Little League played, Morton explained that baseball helped families feel connected to their community. He told of how sports could teach children about a world beyond the city's drug-ridden streets, and how he dreamed of a citywide league.
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August 4, 2015 | BY ED BARKOWITZ, Daily News Staff Writer barkowe@phillynews.com
FOR A TEAM that just had a week off, the Soul's defense was in a rather foul mood. It seemingly meant nothing that they were 13-3 and had clinched their conference. At the root of their irritability was a loss to Jacksonville on July 18 in which the defense gave up the most points it had all season. "We had a chip on our shoulder all week," defensive back Dwayne Hollis said. "We allowed 74 points [to Jacksonville.] That's not characteristic of us. We had to come out and play lights-out.
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August 2, 2015
4 p.m. Sunday at the Wells Fargo Center TV: ESPN3 Soul record (home record): 13-3 (8-0) VooDoo record (road record): 3-12 (0-6) Soul key players: Dan Raudabaugh, QB: 108 TDs, 12 INTs, 4,596 passing yards. Tommy Taggart Jr., RB: 83 attempts, 260 rushing yards, 12 TDs. Marco Thomas, WR: 141 receptions, 1,662 receiving yards, 35 TDs. VooDoo key players: Adam Kennedy, QB: 38 TDs, 11 INTs, 2,561 passing yards. Roosevelt Falls, RB: 41 attempts, 94 rushing yards, nine TDs. Chris Duvalt, WR: 100 receptions, 1,183 receiving yards, 21TDs.
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July 28, 2015 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
CHICAGO - When Cole Hamels returned to his locker stall on Saturday, he was greeted with a bottle of Dom PĂ©rignon, a gift from his teammates for pitching a no-hitter at Wrigley Field. Less than 24 hours later, Aaron Nola collected his first big-league win in his second career start. What was his prize? "I got the ball," Nola said, more than happy with the souvenir. It's probably worth pointing out that Nola is just 13 months removed from his 21st birthday. "I'll stick with some water," the rookie righthander joked following an 11-5 win over the Cubs yesterday afternoon.
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July 23, 2015 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
RUBEN AMARO JR. found an empty chair next to the rookie pitcher's locker and waited for him to return. When Aaron Nola joined him, he received a few warm words and a hearty handshake from the Phillies' general manager. Maikel Franco followed, offering a fist bump to the 22-year-old righthander. Then relievers Luis Garcia, Hector Neris and Justin De Fratus, with a handshake, a hug, or a slap on the behind for the Louisianan Kid. Aaron Nola was as good as advertised in his major league debut.
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