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November 2, 1994 | by Mark de la Vina, Daily News Staff Writer
Jon Stewart was ailing. Bleary-eyed and about as nimble as Rose Kennedy, the talk-show host crawled into Ray's Coffee Shop in Chinatown around noon to begin a day of interviews and promotional appearances that eventually took him to the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Minutes earlier, the Trenton-area native had been slumbering in the back of the Team Stewart limo as it drove down I-95 from New York City. But nap time was over. In a few minutes - largely because of a boost provided by a pricey cup of Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee - the infectiously amiable talk host was knocking the cobwebs loose.
NEWS
April 7, 1987 | By JUAN GONZALEZ and RON GOLDWYN, Daily News Staff Writers (Staff writers Michael Days, Maria Gallagher, Howard Schneider and Bob Warner contributed to this report.)
Leland M. Beloff will remain something of an odd man out at City Council despite yesterday's favorable federal jury verdict. Council President Joseph E. Coleman said Beloff would not be reappointed to committee chairmanships or be allowed to introduce legislation while charges remain pending. The federal jury acquitted the South Philadelphia Democrat, who represents the 1st Councilmanic District, of one count, and reached no decision on six counts of conspiracy and extortion.
SPORTS
September 7, 1999 | Daily News Wire Services
The Miami Dolphins acquired quarterback Jim Druckenmiller from the San Francisco 49ers for an undisclosed selection in the 2000 draft. Druckenmiller, the 49ers' first-round pick in 1997, will probably be the Dolphins' third-string quarterback behind Dan Marino and Damon Huard, who beat out Craig Erickson as the team's backup. Erickson was released by the Dolphins on Friday. Druckenmiller, 26, played in six games, with one start, during his two seasons with the 49ers. He'd been one of four quarterbacks - along with Steve Young, Jeff Garcia and Steve Stenstrom - on San Francisco's roster after the team's final cuts Sunday.
SPORTS
October 1, 2008 | By Todd Zolecki INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Phillies have until 10 a.m. today to announce their postseason roster, but it practically is set. Lefthander J.A. Happ is in the bullpen as a long man. Righthander Rudy Seanez is expected to be the odd man out. He said he hadn't been informed of his status. He went 5-4 with a 3.53 ERA in 42 appearances this season. Opponents hit .239 against him. "Whatever their decision is, that's what you go with," Seanez said. "It's all about the team and winning. So you do what's best.
SPORTS
February 14, 2009 | By Jim Salisbury INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Adam Eaton is the fifth man in a four-man competition for the Phillies' job of fifth starter. So as pitchers and catchers hold their first workout of spring training today, Eaton is probably getting ready to pitch for another team. Barring a rash of injuries to the pitching staff, the righthander is likely to be traded or released toward the end of camp. "It's well known I'm not in the mix to make the team," Eaton said yesterday. "But I'm not going to shortchange my teammates, or my future teammates, by not preparing for the season.
SPORTS
April 11, 1990 | By Paul Hagen, Daily News Sports Writer
Don Carman stays in the same hotel as the Phillies, flies on the club charters, puts on the same uniform in the same clubhouse as the rest of the players. But the Phillies' veteran lefthander feels out of place with the only major league team he has known. "It's odd," Carman said yesterday. "For the first time, I don't know what I'm supposed to do. I feel like I don't really belong here. " He has been in limbo most of the spring. It is an open secret that the Phillies have been trying to trade him. Nobody was more surprised than Carman when he broke camp with the Phillies.
SPORTS
October 19, 1993 | By Joe Juliano, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The question of Toronto's odd man out for Game 3 of the World Series will finally be answered tonight. Blue Jays manager Cito Gaston chose not to end the suspense yesterday. One of the nine potent hitters in Toronto's lineup will have to sit out the first 1993 World Series game without the use of the designated hitter. So who will it be? Will it be Paul Molitor, the Blue Jays' regular DH who batted .332 with 22 homers and 111 RBIs in the regular season? Will it be Ed Sprague, who became a good hitter and fine defensive player at third base?
SPORTS
January 20, 1999 | By Stephen A. Smith, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
There was a time not so long ago when the 76ers coveted players like Doug Overton. A hard worker. A cerebral player. An upstanding citizen unlikely to embarrass team officials with off-court incidents. Image and leadership were everything the season Pat Croce arrived as team president, before Larry Brown became head coach. Wins? Well, wins would have to await talent. Now Brown and the rest of the Sixers' brass feel that enough talent has arrived, particularly at guard. With it comes the imminent departure of Overton.
SPORTS
June 28, 2008 | Daily News Wire Services
The Chicago Bulls answered one key question when they took Derrick Rose over Michael Beasley with the first pick in the draft on Thursday. Now what? The Bulls insist they won't rush Rose, or rush into a trade, even though somebody figures to be the odd man out in a crowded backcourt. "I think Kirk Hinrich can play very effectively with Derrick Rose," general manager John Paxson said. "And I think Ben Gordon can play very effectively with Derrick Rose. And I think Thabo [Sefolosha]
NEWS
March 10, 1995 | by Jim Smith, Daily News Staff Writer
Suspended Philadelphia Police Officer James Ryan, 39, a 17-year veteran, is the odd man out. One of five cops accused of corruption and civil rights violations last month, Ryan is the only defendant who is demanding a trial. The others have agreed to plead guilty. Ryan, flanked by two defense attorneys, Brian J. McMonagle and Leon H. Rose, yesterday stood before U.S. District Judge Robert S. Gawthrop III and pleaded "not guilty" to charges that he conspired with other officers to rob, assault, intimidate, illegally search, and falsely prosecute about 30 suspected drug dealers between 1988 and 1991, when he was assigned to the 39th District's narcotics squad.
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SPORTS
January 30, 2015 | By Sam Donnellon, Daily News Columnist
OF THE FOUR men who began this fall as the general managers of our professional sports franchises, three remain in those jobs. The odd man out was clearly the most successful of the four, helping to build a roster that won 10 of its 16 games despite season-ending injuries to its quarterback and defensive captain; despite spearheading, just a season before, the successful hiring of the most coveted coach at the time, Chip Kelly. Odd man out may be somewhat inaccurate, for Howie Roseman is still with the Eagles organization, but bumped so far upstairs that he will need field glasses to view the assemblage of players he was once chiefly responsible for. In that, he is more exiled than Flyers president Paul Holmgren, who is still consulted by the man who replaced him, or so Ron Hextall says.
SPORTS
November 8, 2013 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Eagles changed their kick returner and punt returner in their last game, and those changes could continue Sunday against the Green Bay Packers. Damaris Johnson, who has handled both return duties this season, did not start at either spot against the Oakland Raiders after spending much of last week nursing an ankle injury. With DeSean Jackson returning punts and Brandon Boykin handling kickoffs, the Eagles had their longest returns of the season. "We're not ready to make a wholesale change at anything," coach Chip Kelly said.
NEWS
June 8, 2012
You can dress up what happened at the NovaCare bunker this week and send it to the prom, but no one will dance with the story the Eagles are telling about the "executive succession plan" that cost Joe Banner his job. Only those who don't know how fiercely loyal and combative Banner was about the organization could believe the fairy tale that it was his first choice to go off seeking some opportunity more appealing or challenging than winning a...
SPORTS
February 21, 2012 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
DID ESPN drop Ron Jaworski from Monday Night Football because of his age? Possibly, the 60-year-old Jaworski told 97.5 The Fanatic yesterday. Last week, ESPN removed the former Eagles quarterback as a commentator from its three-man MNF team, but retained play-by-play man Mike Tirico and color commentator Jon Gruden. The network did give Jaworski a 5-year extension for what it termed a multiplatform NFL analyst role that includes appearances on "Sunday NFL Countdown," "Monday Night Countdown," and "NFL Matchup.
SPORTS
December 13, 2011 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
On the day the Phillies had to make decisions on their arbitration-eligible players, they traded one of their bench mainstays in what continues to be a complete overhaul of Charlie Manuel's reserves. Ben Francisco was shipped to the Toronto Blue Jays for minor-league reliever Frank Gailey. Francisco served as the team's top righthanded pinch-hitter for the last two seasons, but this winter's additions of Ty Wigginton, Jim Thome and Laynce Nix squeezed Francisco out of the picture.
NEWS
January 23, 2010 | By David Hiltbrand INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
This wasn't your typical misty-eyed farewell last night. But then Conan O'Brien wasn't leaving Tonight under auspicious circumstances. NBC's continued mismanagement of its late-night talent had left the rangy redhead the odd man out. Warm and cuddly was never his style anyway. After a sustained standing ovation from the audience, O'Brien opened the monologue with an invitation to loot: "Ladies and gentlemen, we have exactly one hour to steal every single item in this studio. " He cast the movie that he suggested HBO will inevitably make about NBC's late-night fiasco, asking that he be portrayed by actress Tilda Swinton.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 5, 2009 | By Steven Rea, Inquirer Movie Critic
It's becoming a subgenre all its own: the Las Vegas memory-loss movie. First What Happens in Vegas , with Cameron Diaz and Ashton Kutcher (himself a veteran of the seminal stoner amnesiac comedy Dude, Where's My Car? ) trying to remember how they woke up as newlyweds. And now The Hangover , in which three guys celebrating their buddy's impending marriage awake in a Caesars Palace mega-suite and try to determine what happened to the fourth - the missing groom. And what's with that smoldering chair?
SPORTS
February 14, 2009 | By Jim Salisbury INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Adam Eaton is the fifth man in a four-man competition for the Phillies' job of fifth starter. So as pitchers and catchers hold their first workout of spring training today, Eaton is probably getting ready to pitch for another team. Barring a rash of injuries to the pitching staff, the righthander is likely to be traded or released toward the end of camp. "It's well known I'm not in the mix to make the team," Eaton said yesterday. "But I'm not going to shortchange my teammates, or my future teammates, by not preparing for the season.
SPORTS
October 1, 2008 | By Todd Zolecki INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Phillies have until 10 a.m. today to announce their postseason roster, but it practically is set. Lefthander J.A. Happ is in the bullpen as a long man. Righthander Rudy Seanez is expected to be the odd man out. He said he hadn't been informed of his status. He went 5-4 with a 3.53 ERA in 42 appearances this season. Opponents hit .239 against him. "Whatever their decision is, that's what you go with," Seanez said. "It's all about the team and winning. So you do what's best.
SPORTS
June 28, 2008 | Daily News Wire Services
The Chicago Bulls answered one key question when they took Derrick Rose over Michael Beasley with the first pick in the draft on Thursday. Now what? The Bulls insist they won't rush Rose, or rush into a trade, even though somebody figures to be the odd man out in a crowded backcourt. "I think Kirk Hinrich can play very effectively with Derrick Rose," general manager John Paxson said. "And I think Ben Gordon can play very effectively with Derrick Rose. And I think Thabo [Sefolosha]
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