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April 18, 1997 | By Mayer Brandschain, FOR THE INQUIRER
Manchester, England, won Group A of the Lord Percival Cup court tennis doubles matches yesterday at the Racquet Club with victories over Philadelphia and Newport, R.I. Manchester 2, Philadelphia 1 Harry Hare-Dick Tanfield, Phila., def. John Tours-Richard Christmas, Manchester, 6-5, 2-6, 6-4; Mike Thomas-Anthony Fielden, Manchester, def. Andy Kinzler-Bill Schwarze, Phila., 1-6, 6-5, 6-5; Roger Carter-Chris Brownson, Manchester, def. Val Sauri-Ed Reitmeyer, Phila., 6-2, 6-2. Manchester 2, Newport 1 Tours-Christmas, Manchester, def. Keith Mayes-Larry Allen, Newport, 6-3, 6-3; Dick Boenning-Kurt Poulton, Newport, def. Thomas-Fielden, Manchester, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2; Carter-Brownshon, Manchester, def. Dick Poholok-Andy Segal, Newport, 5-6, 6-2, 6-3. Philadelphia 2, Newport 1 Hare-Tanfield, Phila.
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November 21, 1991 | By Ginny Wiegand, Inquirer Staff Writer
They've got a City Centre, we've got a Center City, and they think theirs could learn a thing or two from ours. Does this mean . . . could it be . . . Philadelphia's doing something right? The answer may surprise the naysayers who have written off Center City as a 3-D kind of place - dirty, dangerous and dilapidated. It may disappoint the career city-bashers who couldn't find a kind word to say about the place if you abolished panhandling and parking tickets. And it will surely shock those who haven't been downtown for the last eight months, which is how long the Center City District's sidewalk-cleaners and good-will ambassadors have been on the street.
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September 24, 1989 | By Cynthia Mayer, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Manchester House nursing home got a slight reprieve last week, winning permission to remain open until a hearing is held on its license this fall. The Media nursing home, under fire by the state since June, has made enough improvements so that "there is no immediate threat to the health and safety of residents," according to a letter sent by the Department of Health last week to Walter Strine, a part-owner of the Manchester. But the Manchester still is barred from receiving Medicaid payments through the state, leaving it without a major source of income, according to state health officials.
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December 17, 2003 | By Jane M. Von Bergen INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Right Management Consultants Inc. will spend $8 million in cash to acquire former rival Manchester Inc. from the MPS Group, a Jacksonville, Fla., staffing company. Yesterday's news came less than a week after the Philadelphia-based global career transition, outplacement and organizational consulting firm announced that it would be acquired in a $488 million stock swap by temporary-staffing giant Manpower Inc., which is based in Milwaukee. That deal is expected to close early next year.
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January 18, 2013 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Sean McDonnell texted Chip Kelly a congratulatory message on Wednesday. "How's your day going?" Kelly responded to McDonnell, the New Hampshire coach and Kelly's best friend. They texted back and forth about chicken cheesesteaks they ate when they met with the Penn coaches one time, back when Kelly was an assistant to McDonnell at New Hampshire. There are "thousands" of other stories McDonnell can share about times when the friends are relaxing, away from the field where they are just two alums from New Hampshire enjoying each other's company.
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March 20, 1995 | by Ted Silary, Daily News Sports Writer
Consolation is what it is, but it probably gets no better than this: Rowan College, of Glassboro, N.J., hammered Trinity, of Hartford, Conn., 105-72, Saturday afternoon at Buffalo (N.Y.) State for third place in the NCAA Division III Basketball Championship Tournament. That matched the Profs' showing in the 1993 Final Four. "You always hear the question, 'Should there be consolation games?' " said Joe Cassidy, the first assistant for Rowan coach John Giannini. "When you leave on a winning note, you have a good feeling instead of being totally bummed out. " Senior guard Charles Grasty, an all-tournament selection out of Abington High, led the Profs (27-4)
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March 8, 2004 | Daily News Wire Services
Ian MacNeil scored twice and added an assist as the Phantoms rallied from an early three-goal deficit with five unanswered goals to defeat the Albany River Rats, 5-3, last night at the Wachovia Spectrum in an American Hockey League game. Ben Stafford, Freddy Meyer, and Kirby Law also scored for the Phantoms (35-21-6-1), who scored three power-play goals in snapping a two-game losing streak. Goalie Antero Niittymaki made 25 saves. Ahren Nittel had two goals and an assist for Albany (16-29-11-7)
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February 18, 1994 | By Carrie Rickey, INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
Johnny, the nocturnal drifter of Naked, wanders through London's shabby rowhouse blocks like a New Testament prophet warning of the apocalypse, his lightning tongue electrifying those cockneys he does not merely shock. Johnny's exodus from his native Manchester and his food- and sleep-deprived nights in London streets and flats is the subject of Mike Leigh's furious film, one that plunges this director of whimsical comedies (Life is Sweet, High Hopes) into startlingly unfamiliar depths.
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August 14, 2002 | By Lewis Beale FOR THE INQUIRER
From the frigid British Columbia logging town where his 19th-century period film The Claim was shooting, the inspiration to make a movie about the music scene in Manchester, England, struck Michael Winterbottom as more than a little appealing. "It just seemed really attractive to do something that was like going back home," the 41-year-old Brit said. "And to do something in clubs, so we'd be inside, warm. " The result is 24 Hour Party People, opening Friday at the Ritz Five and Ritz Sixteen/NJ, an exhilarating, funny and stylized production that takes place between 1976 and 1992, when gritty, postindustrial Manchester developed a cutting-edge music scene that bled from punk into the emerging rave culture.
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January 12, 2008 | BY THE INQUIRER STAFF
Brad Richardson had a goal and two assists and the Lake Erie Monsters beat the Phantoms, 5-1, in an AHL game last night at the Wachovia Spectrum. Chris Stewart scored the game-winner. He got his 11th goal of the season less than three minutes into the second period. The Phantoms' goal came in the first period. Darren Reid, playing in his first game back from injury, took the puck near the end wall and fired a shot on net that was tipped straight up in the air. Pete Zingoni, coming in from the right side, batted it back toward goaltender Tyler Weiman, and Stefan Ruzicka scored on a rebound in the crease tie to the score, 1-1. The game was Lake Erie's first trip to the Wachovia Spectrum.
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September 23, 2014 | BY MARK PERNER, Daily News Staff Writer pernerm@phillynews.com
MARIO BALOTELLI, the very talented yet mercurial Liverpool striker, has been known to stir the pot, and rarely in a good way. His on- and off-field tactics have usually embarrassed his club and himself, which could explain why he's played for Manchester City, A.C. Milan and now Liverpool in consecutive seasons. Yesterday, after rival Manchester United - which just might be everybody's rival - blew a 3-1 lead in losing, 5-3, to Leicester, Balotelli tweeted, "Man Utd . . . LOL. " As a native Mancunian who has friends on both sides of the City-United civil war, I understand not only the hate the two teams have for each other, but the total dislike they have for Liverpool.
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October 8, 2013 | BY MARK PERNER, Daily News Staff Writer pernerm@phillynews.com
AS A NATIVE of Manchester, England - Mancunians, they call us - I felt a responsibility to provide anyone going to my place of birth to catch the Sixers play the Thunder tomorrow with sightseeing tips. Since I have only visited Manchester on so very few occasions over the past soooooo many years, I recruited my childhood pal, Ian Goldstone, who just so happens to be a limo driver in Manchester, to be our tour guide. Of course being a Manchester City football fan, Ian highly recommends that you check out Etihad Stadium, home of the boys in blue.
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May 14, 2013 | Associated Press
MANCHESTER, England - Tens of thousands of Manchester United fans lined the streets on Monday to celebrate their team's 20th English league title and catch another glimpse of manager Alex Ferguson before he retires. Jubilant United players were spending a second day with the Premier League trophy after lifting it Sunday following the 2-1 win over Swansea - Ferguson's final game at Old Trafford after nearly 27 years in charge. A custom-designed, open-top bus bearing a "Champions 2013" logo set off from the stadium under overcast skies and wound its way through the packed streets in a parade that will last more than an hour before arriving at Albert Square in the center of the city.
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May 9, 2013
Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson , 71, announced Wednesday that he is retiring at the end of the season, bringing a close to a trophy-filled career of more than 26 years at Old Trafford that established him as the most successful coach in British soccer history. With his 13th English Premier League title and 38th major trophy at United already secured, Ferguson is going out on his own terms. He will remain as a club director. Since taking charge at Manchester United in 1986, Ferguson has compiled a trophy collection that also includes two Champions League titles, five FA Cups, four League Cups, and the 2008 FIFA World Club Cup. Manchester United, which is owned by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers owner Malcolm Glazer and family, did not immediately announce a successor.
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March 7, 2013 | From Inquirer Wire Services
MANCHESTER, England - Cristiano Ronaldo sent Real Madrid into the Champions League quarterfinals at the expense of his former club Manchester United by hitting his 40th goal of the season to clinch a 2-1 victory on Tuesday. The forward completed Real's comeback in the 69th minute to secure a 3-2 aggregate-goals win after the Spanish champions took advantage of United being reduced to 10 men on a controversial red card. Ronaldo opted not to celebrate the goal that clinched the win. "I am happy inside because Madrid got through," he said.
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January 18, 2013 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Sean McDonnell texted Chip Kelly a congratulatory message on Wednesday. "How's your day going?" Kelly responded to McDonnell, the New Hampshire coach and Kelly's best friend. They texted back and forth about chicken cheesesteaks they ate when they met with the Penn coaches one time, back when Kelly was an assistant to McDonnell at New Hampshire. There are "thousands" of other stories McDonnell can share about times when the friends are relaxing, away from the field where they are just two alums from New Hampshire enjoying each other's company.
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December 30, 2012
Winston Spencer Churchill, Defender of the Realm, 1940-1965 By William Manchester and Paul Reid Little Brown, 1,232 pp. $40 Reviewed by Dan DeLuca With this third volume of William Manchester's The Last Lion , one of the two truly epic multi-volume 20th-century political biographies still at sea has finally been finished. That other, greater white whale of the great man theory of history, Robert Caro's four-books-and-counting The Years Of Lyndon Johnson , is still ongoing.
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November 22, 2012
Galatasaray remained on course to join Manchester United in the Champions League knockout phase after Burak Yilmaz secured a 1-0 victory over the already-qualified leaders in Istanbul, Turkey. Elsewhere: Juventus got goals from Fabio Quagliarella , Arturo Vidal , and Sebastian Giovinco for a 3-0 win over Chelsea in Turin, Italy, to put the English squad on the brink of becoming the first defending champions to fail to make it out of the group stage. . . . Lionel Messi scored twice as Barcelona dropped host Spartak Moscow, 3-0. David Beckham said he has several enticing offers to continue his 20-year career after he leaves the Los Angeles Galaxy next month.
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May 16, 2012 | Associated Press
MANCHESTER, England - In a city that's more used to a sea of red during title celebrations, it was blue confetti that fell over the streets of Manchester on Monday. About 100,000 fans packed the streets as Manchester City paraded the Premier League trophy through the city to celebrate its first English title in 44 years. Blue and white ticker-tape and streamers rained down on the team bus as City players showed off the trophy they had wrestled away from crosstown rival Manchester United in nailbiting fashion a day earlier.
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May 14, 2012
In the final moments of the English Premier League's most dramatic season yet, Manchester City had just enough time Sunday to produce one final twist. City looked to have thrown it all away by letting 10-man Queens Park Rangers rally from a goal down to take the lead in the second half and went into the five minutes of stoppage time needing two scores. Meanwhile, rival Manchester United had completed a 1-0 win at Sunderland, and were lingering on the field ready to start celebrating.
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