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April 14, 1986 | By John Lowe, Inquirer Staff Writer
The New York Rangers' preparations for the fifth game of their series with the Flyers began at 5 minutes, 17 seconds of the second period in last night's fourth game. That's when Ted Sator, the Rangers' coach, removed goalie John Vanbiesbrouck in favor of backup Glen Hanlon. Sator wasn't upset at Vanbiesbrouck, although the Rangers had just fallen behind by 5-1. But when you're the coach of the only NHL team that didn't have a 30-goal scorer this season, you know that a four-goal deficit means it's time to think ahead to the next game.
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March 6, 2001 | by Ted Silary Daily News Sports Writer
St. John Neumann High will have to continue pursuit of the Catholic League basketball championship minus its main "Man-Man. " As was feared, 5-9 senior point guard Cantrell "Man-Man" Fletcher, a first-team coaches' All-Catholic selection and a Siena signee, indeed suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee Sunday night with slightly more than 10 minutes gone in a quarterfinal win over Archbishop Carroll. He will be unavailable tomorrow night at Temple's Liacouras Center when the Pirates, the CL's preseason favorite, meet Archbishop Ryan in a 6:30 semifinal.
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March 12, 1986 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
The spotlight that eluded him last year now follows Harold Pressley wherever he goes, growing brighter as Villanova begins its defense of the national championship. Unlike last season, when the glare focused on seniors Ed Pinckney, Dwayne McClain and Gary McLain during the Wildcats' improbable six-game odyssey to No. 1, the attention now is squarely on Pressley, who has emerged as one of the best all-round players in the nation. He is averaging 16.7 points, 10.1 rebounds and 2.3 blocked shots a game as the Wildcats (22-13)
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December 22, 2000 | By Chris Morkides, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
West Chester East's Aaron Johnson watched center Mike Queenan play the leading man last season. Queenan, who was a senior, did most of the scoring and most of the rebounding, while Johnson, a junior at the time, did much of the dirty work and got little of the notoriety. That was then. Now Johnson finds himself in the spotlight with East's boys' basketball team - a spot the 6-foot-7 center relishes. "He wants to prove he can shoulder the responsibility," Vikings coach Eric Anderson said.
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September 8, 1999 | By Tom McGurk, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Tremaine Hill loves the ritual. In the same fashion as dubbing someone a knight, Hill stands before a teammate and thinks for a moment before giving the player a nickname that undoubtedly will stick. However, the most appropriate nickname probably is the one bestowed by others on Hill: "Main. " Sure, it's probably a play off his first name, but many feel differently about its origin. "He's the main man," Kingsway coach Tony Barchuk said. This year, he certainly will be. After sharing the running-back chores with Bernie Fiddler the last two seasons, Hill is slated to be the workhorse of the Dragons' backfield.
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December 29, 2011 | BY DICK JERARDI, jerardd@phillynews.com
YOU KEEP coming back to the arena because you never know if this is the game where you will see something you have never seen before. You might just appear at Hagan Arena on the night Phil Martelli wins more games than any coach in the glorious history of Saint Joseph's basketball. And, on that same night, you might see a power forward nearly get a triple-double without scoring a point. Martelli, in his 17th season as St. Joe's coach, won game No. 310 as the Hawks overwhelmed Morgan State, 81-50.
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January 8, 2013 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
If Muhammad Ali's approach to the boxing ring was to float like a butterfly and sting like a bee, Philadelphia's Jon Barthmus sounds as though he's thinking likewise when it comes to making music. Yet rather than treat his audience to pummels and poetry of insults, Barthmus - as the main man and singing compositional center of Sun Airway - soothes and romances his listeners with an insistent and constant flutter. Two albums of Barthmus' chirruping tones and sparse lyrics - 2010's Nocturne of Exploded Crystal Chandelier and last year's Soft Fall - are as metrical as any Ali rant and doubly melodious to boot.
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May 11, 1997 | By Stephen A. Smith, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
League officials have called him a headache. Teams shy away from him, viewing him as something equivalent to a plague. Fellow players have insinuated that he's a quitter. Not too many folks have rushed to the defense of Sixers power forward Derrick Coleman. And Derrick Coleman doesn't often speak for himself. But one who does defend him is Steve Smith, a guard for the Atlanta Hawks. "We've known each other since the 10th grade," Smith said last weekend in Atlanta shortly after the Hawks knocked the Detroit Pistons out of the NBA playoffs.
NEWS
September 4, 1989
President Bush has doled out ambassadorships to so many cronies that it's hard to single out someone as the least qualified. Former Sen. Chic Hecht, who once argued that Nevada shouldn't get a "nuclear-waste suppository," liked being sent to the Bahamas because of the golf links there. Then there's Peter F. Secchia, a building-supply executive and GOP stalwart, who kicked off his tour of duty as ambassador in Rome with a little joke. The new Italian navy, he said, has glass-bottomed boats - so it can see the old Italian navy.
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October 1, 1996 | By Chris Morkides, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
What's in a name? According to West Chester Henderson running back Brandon, er, "Beef" Montgomery, quite a bit. " 'Brandon' is too wimpy," Montgomery said. "Everybody calls me 'Beef.' Even my mom calls me 'Beef.' I like it. " Defenders who try to tackle Montgomery usually don't ask for the Henderson senior's name after he leaves them in the dirt. They usually ask for the license-plate number of the truck that ran over them. Montgomery stands 5-foot-10 with 205 pounds spread over a powerfully built frame.
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January 22, 2015 | By Jessica Parks, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Villanova man was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison for drug trafficking and money laundering in what U.S. Homeland Security agents said was one of the region's largest cash busts. Ronald Belciano, 42, pleaded guilty in February in federal court in Harrisburg to leading a distribution ring that brought hundreds of pounds of marijuana from Northern California to Pennsylvania from 2007 to 2011, and laundering the profits to conceal the illegal operation. Federal agents seized more than $4 million in cash; Belciano's Villanova home; 190 acres of land in Mendocino County, Calif., from which he exported the drugs; and an estimated $620,000 worth of artwork, including some by Pablo Picasso and Salvador DalĂ­.
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January 8, 2013 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
If Muhammad Ali's approach to the boxing ring was to float like a butterfly and sting like a bee, Philadelphia's Jon Barthmus sounds as though he's thinking likewise when it comes to making music. Yet rather than treat his audience to pummels and poetry of insults, Barthmus - as the main man and singing compositional center of Sun Airway - soothes and romances his listeners with an insistent and constant flutter. Two albums of Barthmus' chirruping tones and sparse lyrics - 2010's Nocturne of Exploded Crystal Chandelier and last year's Soft Fall - are as metrical as any Ali rant and doubly melodious to boot.
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November 1, 2012 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
It's difficult - perhaps impossible - to find a moment in recent 76ers history filled with more frenetic energy and optimism than that August day when the Sixers introduced Andrew Bynum. With more than 1,500 cheering, sign-waving fans packing the atrium of the National Constitution Center, Bynum, a second team all-NBA center who averaged 18.7 points, 11.8 rebounds, and almost two blocks a game last season with the Los Angeles Lakers, was introduced. He said he was awed by the outpouring of love showered on him during a news conference that was more pep rally than anything.
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September 8, 2012 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
Carl Gamble, 65, of East Mount Airy, brother of famed Philadelphia music producer Kenny Gamble, died Sunday, Aug. 26, at his home after a long battle with cancer. Mr. Gamble worked as head of security for his brother's label, Philadelphia International Records, and wrote several songs, including "We All Got a Mission" and "False Faces" for the singer Billy Paul. Known as "Beans," Mr. Gamble was described by his family as a great teller of jokes and stories. "He was my brother, my friend, and he will really be missed," said Kenny Gamble, founder of Universal Cos., a community activist organization.
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January 30, 2012 | BY ED BARKOWITZ, barkowe@phillynews.com
HOLY FAMILY guard Ben Badeen did not play in the game against Chestnut Hill earlier this month, but he definitely contributed to the victory. The Tigers play a 2-3 zone, similar to the defense Syracuse uses. They are sometimes vulnerable to teams that use big men in the high post. Badeen found video of Chestnut Hill College online and relayed valuable information to his coaches. The scouting report helped HFU win the game, 70-67. Badeen, a deep sub, is probably the easiest guy to spot in the Holy Family layup line because of his height.
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December 29, 2011 | BY DICK JERARDI, jerardd@phillynews.com
YOU KEEP coming back to the arena because you never know if this is the game where you will see something you have never seen before. You might just appear at Hagan Arena on the night Phil Martelli wins more games than any coach in the glorious history of Saint Joseph's basketball. And, on that same night, you might see a power forward nearly get a triple-double without scoring a point. Martelli, in his 17th season as St. Joe's coach, won game No. 310 as the Hawks overwhelmed Morgan State, 81-50.
NEWS
August 21, 2011
Pop The Rip Tide (Pompeii ***) Steve Martin once had an album titled Let's Get Small , named after the refrain in a very funny Martin routine. For Zach Condon, main man of the indie band Beirut, "Let's get small" is a way of life. Four years after the indie success of Beirut's richly layered Flying Club Cup , band and main man are making music that's mature and stately while reestablishing the intimately miniature and zealous brand of foreign intrigue that started when he first recorded as a kid of 19. The Rip Tide is brief (less than 35 minutes)
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June 2, 2011 | By Bonnie L. Cook, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A 65-year-old Devon man was killed Thursday afternoon by a 45-foot-long branch that snapped off a tree and fell on him as he sat on a bench beside the Radnor Trail in Radnor Township, Delaware County, authorities said. Safety superintendent William A. Colarulo said the accident happened about 3 p.m. A 17-year-old hiker heard the limb splinter and ran to try and revive the victim using CPR, Colarulo said. The effort wasn't successful; the man was pronounced dead a short time later at Bryn Mawr Hospital, Colarulo said.
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March 30, 2011 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
There's discontent, disharmony, vexation - yes, madness - on the Mad Men ship. Matt Weiner , beloved creator and exec producer of the sexy, revisionist '60s soap opera, has yet to renew his contract with Mad Men 's home channel, AMC, says Variety. Fans quake in horror! But, there's good news, of a sort: AMC has green-lighted the fifth season of the superb drama - to run in 2012. Seems they're determined to crank it out with or without Weiner. The cabler hasn't necessarily abandoned Weiner, saying that "key non-cast negotiations" continue as we speak.
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December 25, 2010 | By Kate Fagan, Inquirer Staff Writer
An NBA game is like an NBA season - only the end matters. All the good effort in the world, if paired with a string of last-minute misses, really means as much as a first-minute collapse. And the 76ers know this better than most teams. For two years the Sixers have been the team that, when taking the ball out on the sideline for the final crucial possession, had their fans watching with a sense of foreboding. How will it end this time? With what off-balance miss will this loss be sealed?
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