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June 20, 1995 | by Bernard Fernandez, Daily News Sports Writer
Only in professional boxing can an untested fighter who hadn't appeared in a main event, or even fought a scheduled 10-rounder, rise to a world rating. North Philadelphia's James Stanton found himself in that rather curious position several months ago when the World Boxing Association declared he was its No. 11-rated heavyweight contender. Of course, Stanton's promotional ties to Don King might have had something to do with it. But if last night's winning performance at the Blue Horizon is any indication, Stanton, 22, someday might prove himself as good as the WBA claims he is already.
NEWS
April 11, 2008
HILLARY = Rocky? This campaign reminds me more of wrestling, where Hillary the Pure postures and distracts the referee - that's us, the voters - while Bruiser Bill Clinton and Crusher Carville bash Obama and Bill Richardson over the head with folding chairs. Patrick O'Hara, Elverson, Pa.
SPORTS
January 19, 2012
MAIN EVENTS president Kathy Duva and matchmaker J Russell Peltz have come up with late substitutions for Saturday night's featured bout at the Asylum Arena, which was to have paired heavyweight contenders Eddie Chambers (36-2, 18 KOs) and Sergei Liakhovich (25-4, 16 KOs). That fight went by the boards when Chambers suffered cracked ribs in training last week and was forced to withdraw. The new 10-round main event for the debut event of four 2012 cards to be televised by the NBC Sports Network pits Maurice "Freight Train" Byarm (13-0-1, 9 KOs)
SPORTS
November 12, 1986 | By ELMER SMITH, Daily News Sports Writer
The scheduled main event at the Blue Horizon last night was Hugh "Buttons" Kearney against Milton "Cuda" Leaks. But Gregg Tutt and Sidney Outlaw were on a different schedule. Tutt (10-3), from South Philadelphia, and Outlaw (7-6), from North Philadelphia, were supposed to warm up the crowd for the main event with an eight-round junior middleweight bout. On a night when most of the preliminary fights ended very early, it would have been enough for them just to last long enough for Kearney and Leaks to lace up their gloves.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 3, 2010
JOE CADA had pocket 3s in the small blind and reraised all in against an overpair, risking his tournament life in the 2009 World Series of Poker $10,000-buy-in main event at the Rio Hotel. Cada's move drew criticism, but a year later he maintains "there are reasons for what I did. " Whether or not you agree with his play, here is Cada's thinking at that final table. To recap, five players remained, blinds were $300,000-$600,000 plus a $75,000 ante, and Jeff Shulman opened under the gun for $1.75 million.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 22, 2010
MANY PROS express frustration that their raises don't always get a lot of respect, because amateurs want to beat them in a pot or go home with a story if they lose to the name player. To counter that, a lot of pros will take some shots with surprising hands that can both take down a big pot and send a message to the table, as top pro Michael Mizrachi did in this hand from the 2010 World Series of Poker $10,000-buy-in main event. With blinds at $100-$200, the player in Seat 5 limped.
BUSINESS
June 3, 1993 | by Jenice M. Armstrong, Daily News Staff Writer
The Main Event. That's the name of the new entertainment complex planned for the space formerly occupied by Market Street Live! in the Mellon Independence Center/ Market Place East building at Eighth and Market streets. The Main Event, which will feature an Italian restaurant on the lower level, also will have a restaurant on the main level as well as a nightclub. The main level restaurant, formerly named Michael Jack's after former Phillies third baseman Mike Schmidt, will be renamed Mike Schmidt's.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 29, 2011
THE MAIN EVENT of the World Series of Poker offers one of the best structures of any major tournament. The $10,000 buy-in gets you $30,000 in chips, two-hour levels and incremental increases in blinds and antes. Because the slow structure rewards skill, a lot of pros play the first couple levels - heck, the entire first day - just looking to avoid trouble. They want to survive and advance, building their stacks without putting their tournament lives into a pot. Many amateurs emphasize surviving, too, but mainly because they want to stretch their expensive experience.
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June 26, 2015 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
JAZMINE SMITH is paying it forward. As a child she was introduced to field hockey, a sport not traditionally played by African-Americans. She fell in love with it. Excelled at it. Got a full ride to Kutztown because of it. Smith founded Eyekonz Field Hockey and first introduced the sport to young women of color in the Philadelphia area last year. She uses a unique approach in which she does far more than teach them the game. She molds them. Mentors them. Challenges them. Her efforts haven't gone unnoticed.
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June 1, 2013 | By Zach Helfand, Inquirer Staff Writer
As Andrew Welles exited the oval after his jump-off round in the $100,000 Devon Grand Prix Thursday night, his friends had some words for him. The eventual second-place finisher had just run a faultless time of 35.815 seconds. Only two riders remained. "They said I'm about to get smoked," recalled Welles, who lives in Wellington, Fla. "And McLain was walking in. " Welles' prophetic friends were referring to McLain Ward, a legend at the Devon Horse Show with seven Grand Prix victories entering this year's event.
SPORTS
February 27, 2013 | DAILY NEWS STAFF REPORT
JOE HAND Promotions Inc., and the Ultimate Fighting Championship organization have announced a multiyear extension of their pay-television agreement. Joe Hand Promotions, based in Feasterville, will continue to be the UFC's exclusive commercial distributor in the United States for closed circuit and pay-per-view. The extension goes until 2015. "I'm pleased that Joe Hand Promotions will continue to provide passionate, loyal sports fans with our action-packed events," UFC president Dana White said.
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December 3, 2012 | Associated Press
Northern Illinois has busted the BCS and is heading to the Orange Bowl. The Mid-American champions (12-1) finished 15th in the final Bowl Championship Series standings. Finishing in the top 16 and ahead of a qualifying conference champion meant the Huskies were automatically BCS-bound, and they'll play Atlantic Coast Conference champion Florida State (11-2) on Jan. 1 in Miami. Northern Illinois finished ahead of two conference titlists, Big East winner Louisville and Big Ten champion Wisconsin.
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November 30, 2012 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
HOW DO YOU expect Macho Camacho to rest in peace with all that racket going on? At Camacho's wake in Puerto Rico on Tuesday, at least two fights broke out among the mourners who showed up to pay their final respects to the former five-time boxing champion, who died on Saturday after being shot outside a bar in San Juan. The main event - if you had to pick one - involved Camacho's former girlfriends and his sisters. At one point, Cynthia Castillo - who claimed she was the boxer's main squeeze at the time of his death - leaned into the coffin and kissed Camacho on the lips.
NEWS
September 29, 2012
Promoter J. Russell Peltz is trying to line up an opponent for North Philadelphia heavyweight Bryant Jennings, but it apparently will not be the rising star of Golden Boy Promotions. Jennings is set to fight the main event Dec. 8 in Philadelphia on a card that will be televised by NBC Sports Network. Peltz said he offered Golden Boy a match between Jennings (15-0, 7 knockouts) and Deontay Wilder, a 2008 Olympic bronze medalist who has won all 25 of his pro fights by knockout.
NEWS
July 8, 2012
Connecticut. The Greater Hartford Jazz Festival 2012 runs July 20-22 at Bushnell Park, on Trinity Street. There will be live jazz entertainment in contemporary, straight ahead, smooth, Latin, and more; a variety of food and beverage vendors; and an arts and crafts marketplace. Free. 860-727-0050; www.hartfordjazz.com . Delaware. The Delaware Shakespeare Festival runs July 13-28 at Rockwood Park and Mansion, 610 Shipley Rd., Wilmington. Gates open at 6:15 p.m. and you are encouraged to bring picnic baskets, blankets and low-backed chairs for general admission lawn seating.
SPORTS
March 20, 2012
THE UFC IS returning to its roots this summer when UFC on FX 4 makes a stop in Atlantic City on June 22. It will mark the seventh time UFC has graced the boardwalk and the first since UFC 53 in 2005. The main event - to take place at the new Revel Casino - features lightweights Clay Guida and Gray Maynard. Both fighters are looking to avenge losses in previous bouts, Maynard (8-1-1 UFC; 10-1-1 MMA) losing to former lightweight champion and Toms River native Frankie Edgar at UFC 136 last October.
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January 27, 2012 | By KERITH GABRIEL, gabrielk@phillynews.com
THERE AREN'T many moments in his mixed martial arts career Phil Davis regrets. Certainly not the opponents he has had to injure and embarrass to make his commanding rise to the top of UFC's light-heavyweight division. Or the exchange of insults he's had with fellow UFC light-heavyweights, specifically Rashad Evans in preparation for their upcoming main event tomorrow at UFC on Fox 2 from the United Center in Chicago. Missing his chance at Evans when UFC's caravan rolled into Philadelphia last August for UFC 133 at the Wells Fargo Center?
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January 23, 2012 | BY BERNARD FERNANDEZ, fernanb@phillynews.com
GABRIEL ROSADO has seen enough football games on television to know when a coach is trying to "ice" the opposing kicker by calling a timeout just before a potential game-winning field-goal attempt. So when the corner crew for Rosado's bloodied and battered opponent, Mexico's Jesus Soto-Karass, dumped what seemed to be a full bucket of ice into their fighter's trunks before the start of the fifth round - much of which found its way onto the canvas - Rosado and his trainer, Billy Briscoe, knew exactly what was going on. The maneuver wasn't done so much to revive Soto-Karass within the allowable 60 seconds between rounds as to grant him additional time to recuperate.
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