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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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September 10, 2016 | By Rick O'Brien, STAFF WRITER
Practice and games scheduled for Friday and Saturday in all Public League sports have been postponed due to the anticipated heat index. The announcement came Thursday afternoon. "The school district made the decision based on the heat advisory," said James Lynch, the Philadelphia School District's executive director of athletics. Among the Public League football contests postponed is Friday night's Independence Division showdown between Imhotep Charter, ranked No. 2 in Southeastern Pennsylvania by the Inquirer, and No. 19 Northeast.
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September 10, 2016 | By Matt Breen, STAFF WRITER
WASHINGTON - On the inside of Alec Asher's left wrist is the tattooed message of a fortune cookie he received on one of the worst days of his career. "Nothing can keep you from reaching your goals," the message reads. Asher cracked open that fortune after San Francisco reneged on a contract agreement in 2010 when the Giants discovered a bone spur in his right elbow after they drafted Asher in the 23rd round. His baseball future was on the rails. And if that was a bad day, then the afternoon in June - when Asher was suspended for 80 games after testing positive for a drug he claims he did not take - was an even worse one. That tattooed message was tucked under Asher's glove on Thursday night at Nationals Park as the righthander picked up his baseball career in a 4-1 win over Washington.
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September 6, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
Phillies general manager Matt Klentak says the team will add reinforcements to the big-league team after the minor-league playoffs conclude. Double-A Reading and triple-A Lehigh Valley will begin postseason play this week. "Off the top of my head, about a half dozen or so" will be promoted, Klentak said Sunday before a 2-0 loss to the Atlanta Braves at Citizens Bank Park. "I want to manage the workload of our pitchers. " One pitcher who is likely to be called up is righthander Alec Asher, whose 80-game suspension for testing positive for an anabolic steroid would end sometime this week, depending on if Lehigh Valley has any postponements.
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September 5, 2016 | By Matt Breen, STAFF WRITER
READING - Dylan Cozens and Rhys Hoskins have emerged this season as legitimate Phillies prospects. And it was almost impossible to discuss one this summer without talking about the other, so it is only fitting that the two Reading sluggers entered the final weekend of the season in almost a dead heat for the minor-league home run crown. Cozens, a 22-year-old outfielder, hit his 39th homer of the season on Saturday to break Darin Ruf's Reading single-season record from 2010. Hoskins, a 23-year-old first baseman, stands two home runs behind.
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September 4, 2016 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, STAFF WRITER
Philadelphia's national reputation in 2016 is closely linked to that of its famously boisterous sports fans. But for most of its existence, as a 1956 Rotarian magazine article described, the city was regarded as "quiet, conservative, staid and straight-laced. " Perhaps that historic desire for decorum explains why since the earliest days of American sports Philly has been a breeding ground for those charged with maintaining order - referees and umpires. In fact, the first umpire in Major League Baseball history was a Philadelphian.
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September 4, 2016 | By Matt Breen, STAFF WRITER
Triple-A Lehigh Valley A small transaction in June is paying large dividends at triple A and could provide the Phillies some starting pitching depth for next season. Phil Klein became the first IronPigs pitcher in six years to be named the International League's pitcher of the month. The 27-year-old righthander had a 1.06 ERA in five August starts with 46 strikeouts and just four walks in 34 innings. He made a spot start for the Phillies on Aug. 3 and should return to the majors at the end of the triple-A season.
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August 31, 2016 | By Phil Anastasia, STAFF WRITER
As recently as 2013, the regular-season schedule for the St. Augustine Prep football team included games against rebuilding small-school programs such as Middle Township, Lower Cape May, and Pleasantville. "That was our freshman year," St. Augustine senior linebacker Dean Kolonich said. "Look at us now. " Look at everybody else, too. Dramatic change has come to South Jersey football since the formation of the West Jersey Football League for the 2010 season. The latest development is significant: This season marks the addition of the Cape-Atlantic League and the Colonial Conference to the West Jersey Football League, creating a 95-team superconference that includes every program in South Jersey.
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August 11, 2016 | By Mike Kern, STAFF WRITER
PRESEASON MEDIA polls are nothing more than hopefully educated projections and a place to start. A year ago, coming off a 2-8 season and with a new coach in longtime assistant Ray Priore, Penn's football team was picked to finish sixth in the Ivy League, the lowest it had been voted in more than two decades. So the Quakers proceeded to win their last six games - which meant going on the road in November and handing defending champion Harvard its lone loss - to get their first title since 2012.
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