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January 30, 1988 | By Mel Greenberg, Special to The Inquirer
When Women's Big 5 teams play each other, the least predictable matchup is usually between Temple and St. Joseph's. "Records don't mean anything when we play," said Temple junior guard Pam Balogh, whose team will visit St. Joe's today at 1 p.m. for an Atlantic 10 contest. This will not be a city-series game, however. That comes later next month when the two meet at Temple. St. Joseph's (7-1 conference, 12-5 overall), which took over second place in the league after winning at upstart George Washington, 81-70, Thursday night, is looking to solidify its position.
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March 23, 2012 | Associated Press
  Baylor vs. Xavier is more than an undercard to the highly anticipated Kentucky-Indiana rematch. The No. 3 seed Bears and Musketeers, the No. 10 seed, are building their own impressive resumes heading into their round of 16 matchup Friday night for a spot in Sunday's South Regional final in Atlanta. Baylor (29-7) is one win away from its second regional final in three years. Xavier (23-12) is playing in the round of 16 for the fourth time in five years. Only Kansas, Michigan State, and North Carolina can share that claim.
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November 15, 1995 | Daily News Wire Services
So much time has passed since Mike Keenan jumped ship in New York that the Rangers' first shot at him was far from a clash of the titans. The Blues' Geoff Courtnall and the Rangers' Jeff Beukeboom traded goals in a 1-1 tie at St. Louis last night. "There's been so much time and distance between the spring of 1994 and now and so many changes," Keenan said. "It really didn't have the emotional impact you would expect. " Keenan left to become the Blues' general manager and coach in July 1994, a month after leading the Rangers to their first Stanley Cup in 54 years.
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January 29, 1999 | by Ted Silary, Daily News Sports Writer
A showdown between the Public League's top scorers fizzled before the first shot was even taken. Engineering & Science's John Cox and Northeast's Randy Dukes entered yesterday's game between the two teams dead even in the race for the scoring title, with 257 points in eight games (32.1 average). Dukes shot 6-for-22 from the floor (1-for-5 on three-pointers) and 5-for-8 from the line for 18 points in a 65-56 loss at Northeast. Cox went scoreless. He never stepped on the court.
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June 14, 2012
LeBron James versus Kevin Durant. It is the story of these NBA Finals. Except to the guys who share the top billing. One of them will emerge with his first championship and probably the title of best player in the game. It could be James, the three-time MVP. Or it might be Durant, the league's scoring champion the last three seasons. All they know is whoever it is won't have done it alone. "Everybody is going to make the most out of the matchup of me versus LeBron, but it's the Thunder versus the Heat," Durant said Monday.
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August 8, 1993 | By Mayer Brandschain, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Clay Hamlin and Gary Van Arkel joined Chris Sanni and Jason Hackin in the final round of the Philadelphia Clay Court Tennis Doubles Championship yesterday as each side scored straight-set victories at the Cynwyd Club. They meet today at 11 a.m. SQUASH RACQUETS Margaret Pilling recovered after losing the first two games to defeat Whitney Stewart, 3-9, 4-9, 9-7, 9-6, 9-5, in the women's Class A quarterfinals of the Quaker State Softball Squash Racquets Championships yesterday at the Berwyn Squash & Fitness Club.
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April 29, 1989 | By Mike Bruton, Inquirer Staff Writer
The physical interplay between Charles Barkley and Charles Oakley - which was more akin to wrestling than basketball at times during the New York Knicks' 102-96 opening-game victory over the 76ers on Thursday night - could be the most crucial matchup as the first-round playoff series continues today (Channel 10, 3:30 p.m.). Oakley held Barkley to 22 points and 12 rebounds, and that's significant considering the way the Sixers' co-captain bludgeoned the Knicks during the regular season.
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June 26, 2002 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
History was made when Luis Pujols' Detroit Tigers took the field last night against Tony Pena's Kansas City Royals. The two became the first Dominican-born managers to oppose each other in a major league game. Pena and Pujols, who were both catchers, took over as first-time managers after the start of the season. Manny Ramirez was back in the lineup for Boston after a six-week stint on the disabled list with a broken left index finger. Ken Griffey Jr. was placed on the 15-day DL, the second time this season the Cincinnati Reds have lost the outfielder to injury.
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June 13, 2012 | By Shandel Richardson, SUN SENTINEL
OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant was just 5 years old the last time it happened, so it's no surprise he is unable to remember such a matchup. When Durant and Miami Heat forward LeBron James meet in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday at Chesapeake Energy Arena, it will be the first time the top two players at one position have faced off on this stage since centers Patrick Ewing and Hakeem Olajuwon in 1993. The matchup has grabbed all the attention, but the participants refuse to play into the story line.
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March 15, 2012
BRAHIEME JACKSON hit a game-tying trey at the end of regulation last night and Bishop McDevitt rallied in overtime to top Riverside, 61-55, in a PIAA Class AA boys' basketball second-round matchup at Bethlehem Liberty. Jackson's three from the top of the key with 3.6 seconds left in the fourth helped erase an 11-point deficit. The senior forward finished with a team-high 24 points. Carl Garner scored seven of his 19 points in the extra period and knocked down five free throws. It's the first time in school history McDevitt has advanced to the state quarterfinals.
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May 8, 2016 | By Phil Anastasia, Staff Writer
Jason Groome of Barnegat High School and Tyler Mondile of Gloucester Catholic will square off in a highly anticipated, specially scheduled pitching matchup May 16 at Campbell's Field on the Camden riverfront. The pitchers will share more than a mound. Both athletes have designated charities to which all proceeds from the event will be donated. Tickets are $5 and available at the gate for the showdown between Groome, a lefthander regarded as possibly the No. 1 overall pick by the Phillies in the June 9 major-league draft, and Mondile, a righthanded Florida State recruit and potential high draft pick as well.
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March 26, 2016 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - On the narrowing ladder of the NCAA tournament, Villanova reaches for a very high rung Saturday night in an Elite Eight matchup against the Kansas Jayhawks, who merely happen to be the top-ranked men's basketball team in the country. The Wildcats have climbed this far with three tournament wins, one more impressive than the next. Their Thursday dismissal of Miami in the regional semifinal by a score of 92-69 was another thunder-and-lightning mix of rumbling defense and electric offense.
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March 3, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, Staff Writer
St. Joseph's coach Phil Martelli said he won't care about revenge or any personal milestones Wednesday night when his team faces St. Bonaventure in a crucial Atlantic Ten basketball game in Rochester, N.Y. All Martelli is worried about is winning, which would keep his team in the running for the top seed in the A-10 tournament. With two games left, one game separates the top four teams. St. Joseph's is 24-5 and 13-3 in the A-10. Virginia Commonwealth (21-8, 13-3) is tied with the Hawks while St. Bonaventure (20-7, 12-4)
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January 22, 2016 | By Ed Barkowitz, Staff Writer
BRING ON the snow and bring on the conference championship games. Sunday's doubleheader is typically fascinating. Four great quarterbacks. All sorts of talented wide receivers. Denver's great defense. Carolina's great linebackers. Just hope the zebras don't get in the way. There are enough story lines in these games for a dozen daytime soap operas. Here are just a few: Patriots (13-4) at Broncos (13-4) Seeds: Patriots, AFC-2; Broncos, AFC-1. When: Sunday, 3:05 p.m. TV: CBS (Jim Nantz, Phil Simms, Tracy Wolfson, Evan Washburn)
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January 3, 2016 | By Keith Pompey, STAFF WRITER
LOS ANGELES - Jerami Grant is the 76ers' matchup guy. He's the starting power forward whenever the team is forced to open with a small-ball lineup, as it did Friday night against the Los Angeles Lakers at the Staples Center. The 6-foot-8, 210-pounder will line up as the starting small forward when the Sixers face dominant small forwards like the New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony, the Brooklyn Nets' Joe Johnson and the San Antonio Spurs' Kawhi Leonard. "I definitely like it," Grant said.
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December 4, 2015 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Navy had every right to be disappointed after its 52-31 loss to Houston on Saturday, which prevented the team from qualifying for a championship game matchup against Temple in its first season in the American Athletic Conference. But after their flight back to Annapolis and a good night's sleep, the Midshipmen knew Army would be the next game on their schedule, and they cheered right up. "When you lose a game, it hurts regardless of who it is," Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds said Wednesday before the Army-Navy luncheon at Lincoln Financial Field.
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December 2, 2015 | BY DICK JERARDI, Daily News Staff Writer jerardd@phillynews.com
VILLANOVA is rolling right along - unbeaten again, playing great defense again, crushing every team it plays again. Saint Joseph's is clearly better than last season, but are the Hawks good enough to hang with the Wildcats or possibly upset them Tuesday night at Hagan Arena? Last season's game was non-competitive, a 74-46 'Nova win. That margin was not a fluke. Two years ago, it was Villanova, 98-68. That margin was a fluke. In the second half that night at Hagan, the Wildcats shot 11-for-14 from three while the Hawks, a team that would close 20-5 on its way to an Atlantic 10 championship, were 0-for-9.
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November 21, 2015 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Penn State pass defense, which has been ranked near the top of the FBS rankings in yards allowed this season, will get a major test from Michigan quarterback Jake Rudock on Saturday in a senior day matchup against the 14th-ranked Wolverines at Beaver Stadium. But the leader of the defense, senior cocaptain Jordan Lucas, will be watching from the sidelines. The Nittany Lions' starting strong safety suffered a season-ending injury in the first half of the team's Nov. 7 loss to Northwestern.
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November 8, 2015 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
GREG HARDY'S presence on the Dallas roster, after a 10-game league suspension was reduced to four games by an arbitrator, was already controversial. Now, the Eagles fly to Dallas on Saturday with Hardy suddenly overshadowing everything else involved in this Sunday night prime-time meeting of NFC East rivals. There was no media access to the Eagles on Friday, after the website Deadspin published graphic photos of the abuse inflicted by the defensive end on his former girlfriend, Nicole Holder.
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November 3, 2015 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
St. Augustine Prep vs. Paul VI in the first round of the Non-Public 4 state tournament? Camden Catholic vs. Bishop Eustace in the first round of Non-Public 3? St. Joseph vs. Holy Spirit or Holy Cross in the first round of Non-Public 2? It would be like a mini-version of a South Jersey non-public football showcase, if things play out a certain way in the final week of action before the start of the state tournaments. A lot can happen this weekend, both directly, in terms of results on the field, and indirectly, in terms of residual points that always seem to play a huge role in tournament seeding.
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