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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.
SPORTS
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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July 22, 2015 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
AARON NOLA remembers the Friday nights at "The Box" as if they were yesterday, because, well, it was nearly yesterday he called LSU's "electric" ballpark his home. Nola was the ace of a Tigers team loaded with talent, a perennial College World Series entrant, playing in front of college baseball's best environment. LSU has led college baseball in attendance for an astounding 20 consecutive seasons, the last seven coming in their state-of-the-art facility, the new Alex Box Stadium in Baton Rouge, La. "It's really electric over there," Nola said.
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July 20, 2015 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
LAS VEGAS - One thing appears to be certain for the 76ers: Their top scoring option is Jahlil Okafor. The third pick in the NBA draft averaged 15.8 points, 8.4 rebounds, and 1.4 assists in five games in the NBA and Utah Jazz summer leagues, scoring 18 or more points on three occasions. Okafor routinely drew oohs and aahs from crowds. Yet he still has plenty of room to improve. The 6-foot-11, 270-pounder failed to shoot above 50 percent in any of his games. He struggled to consistently make shots outside eight feet, and the below-the-rim post player routinely had his shot blocked.
NEWS
July 20, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Stanley W. Root Jr., 92, of Chestnut Hill and Naples, Fla., a prominent lawyer, Army veteran, and former president of the Union League of Philadelphia, died Wednesday, July 8, of respiratory failure at Chestnut Hill Hospital. Mr. Root's life revolved around commitment to country, profession, and family. Born at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, where his father was stationed as an Army officer, Mr. Root grew up in Chestnut Hill. His mother, Henrietta Brown, was a descendant of Godfryd Lehman, a follower of Francis Daniel Pastorius and an early settler of Germantown.
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July 19, 2015 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Aaron Nola's sprint through the Phillies farm system reached the finish line on Friday morning as the team announced the righthander will make his major-league debut on Tuesday night at Citizens Bank Park against Tampa Bay. Nola, 21, went 10-4 this season with a 2.39 ERA in 18 starts between double-A Reading and triple-A Lehigh Valley. He is the first Phillies player to debut the season after he was drafted since Pat Combs in 1989. Nola will wear No. 27. Bench coach Larry Bowa currently wears No. 10, which Nola has sported since college.
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July 19, 2015 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
LAS VEGAS - The 76ers' final summer-league game had a lot of excitement and no-goes. In the end, the Sixers defeated the Houston Rockets, 100-96, in an NBA Summer League consolation game on Friday at Cox Pavilion. That enabled the team to finish 1-4 here and 2-6 this summer. The franchise also fielded a squad with a lot of different players that went 1-2 in the Utah Jazz Summer League. "It's definitely good to go out with win," said second-year swingman JaKarr Sampson, who only played in Las Vegas.
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