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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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July 17, 2014 | DAILY NEWS STAFF
VILLANOVA OFFICIALS last night could not confirm details in a release from the University of Michigan that the Wildcats and Wolverines would meet in the Legends Classic at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Nov. 25. Although the 'Cats are scheduled to play in the event, a Villanova spokesperson said last evening that athletic department officials were unaware that any pairings had been set. Villanova, Michigan, Virginia Commonwealth and Oregon...
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April 25, 2014 | BY JAKE KAPLAN, Daily News Staff Writer kaplanj@phillynews.com
AMOBI OKUGO has known Jack McInerney since high school, when both were part of U.S. soccer's residency program. They were drafted a pick apart in the 2010 MLS SuperDraft and roomed together on countless road trips throughout four-plus seasons with the Union. So for Okugo and other Union mainstays, tomorrow's match at Montreal might feel a bit strange. Three weeks and a day after the Philly club made the surprising deal to send their star striker north of the border, McInerney will rejoin his former teammates on the pitch, as an opponent in an important game for both teams.
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April 7, 2014 | BY DICK JERARDI, Daily News Staff Writer jerardd@phillynews.com
ARLINGTON, Texas - Florida has not lost since Dec. 2 when Connecticut beat the Gators. That would be 30 straight wins. UConn lost eight times this season, all to teams that are no longer playing. They were non-competitive in three losses to Louisville. Wisconsin beat the regular season and tournament champions of the Southeastern Conference (Florida again) and Atlantic Coast Conference (Virginia), the tournament champion of the Ohio Valley (Eastern Kentucky) and the regular-season champions of the Atlantic 10 (Saint Louis)
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March 23, 2014 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
BUFFALO - Ryan Arcidiacono was reminded Friday that the last time Villanova competed on the same court with Connecticut, he knocked down five three-point baskets, scored 25 points and helped neutralize the Huskies' starting backcourt in the Wildcats' 70-61 win in Hartford. That was 13 months ago, but it might as well have been 20 years ago to the Wildcats' sophomore point guard, especially since Mouphtaou Yarou (16 rebounds in the game) isn't around to sweep the glass anymore. "I think we're two completely different teams," said Arcidiacono, who will play a key role Saturday night when the No. 2 Wildcats and the No. 7 Huskies meet at the First Niagara Center in the third round of the NCAA East Regional.
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March 15, 2014 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
Back in 2012, in a moment of postgame euphoria, then-Flyers coach Peter Laviolette called Claude Giroux the "best player in the world" after the center helped eliminate heavily favored Pittsburgh in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Since then, Laviolette has taken lots of criticism for that statement, especially from those who believe the Penguins' Sidney Crosby is head and shoulders the class of the NHL. Fast-forward to this season. Crosby - whose Penguins visit the Flyers in a Saturday matinee - leads the NHL with 88 points, while Giroux entered Thursday tied for 10th with 65 points.
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February 19, 2014 | BY AARON CARTER, Daily News Staff Writer cartera@phillynews.com
PEOPLE ARE quick to say high school basketball is now a guard's game. And while there is truth in that assertion, if your guards are good and their guards are good - bet on the big 'uns! Failure to control the interior in today's Public League semifinal between Math, Civics and Sciences Charter and Martin Luther King High likely will leave one squad long-faced and bleary-eyed. But stake a claim in the paint, and you could punch a ticket to the finale. The site will be Southern High in the first semifinal at 5 p.m. The teams split two games already this season.
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February 13, 2014 | By Chris Melchiorre, For The Inquirer
A year ago, they might have shrugged this game off as a loss. There might not have been that glint of confidence in their eyes. There certainly wouldn't have been quite as much anticipation or buildup. But last year, they were different players. "Last year, we were freshmen," Sierra Taylor said. "We weren't used to these kinds of experiences. But now we know the atmosphere. We know what we have to do. We have a year under our belt. We're ready. " Taylor is one of three starting sophomore guards on the Camden Catholic girls' basketball team.
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January 30, 2014 | BY AARON CARTER, Daily News Staff Writer cartera@phillynews.com
SCORERS dream of basking in its glow. Its power is great but proves elusive for most because only the trustworthy are granted control. Abraham Lincoln senior guard Raymond Fred said he was deemed worthy yesterday and used it to score 30 points in the Railsplitters' 78-73 takedown of visiting Northeast High. "It was out of hand, to be honest," Fred said, laughing. "In the second half, coach just gave me the green light, so I tried to make things happen. " Fred finished 11-for-16 from the field with two assists and two steals.
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January 20, 2014 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
In March 2012, both the San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks were reportedly in pursuit of Peyton Manning. They could not lure the future Hall of Famer, but it took both teams only a few more months to find their franchise quarterbacks. San Francisco realized Colin Kaepernick's potential when Alex Smith suffered a concussion in 2012, and Kaepernick excelled as Smith's replacement while leading the 49ers to the Super Bowl. The Seahawks spent a third-round pick on Russell Wilson in 2012.
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December 24, 2013 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
THE EAGLES' week took an unexpected turn around 4:30 p.m. yesterday, when ESPN's Adam Schefter tweeted that Tony Romo's season was over because of a back injury. (Dallas coach Jason Garrett later said no final decision has been made, but he confirmed his quarterback had an MRI, apparently for a herniated disk.) "I don't believe that. Are you for sure?" Eagles running back LeSean McCoy said to co-host Anthony Gargano, when Gargano told the NFL's leading rusher the news, early in McCoy's 94WIP radio show.
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