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May 25, 2005 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
The type of tackle that cost Terrell Owens four games last season will be illegal this season. In a 27-5 vote, NFL owners meeting in Washington yesterday approved a ban on the horse-collar tackle, in which a defender grabs the inside of an opponent's shoulder pads from behind and yanks him backward in the open field. Dallas safety Roy Williams did just that to Owens in the Cowboys' Dec. 19 loss to the Eagles, injuring Owens' right ankle and fracturing his fibula. Owens missed the final two regular-season games and two playoff games before returning for the Super Bowl.
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June 16, 1993 | by Mike Kern, Daily News Sports Writer
For the third straight year, 1984 Masters champion Ben Crenshaw did not qualify for one of the at-large spots in the U.S. Open. Lanny Wadkins, who won the 1977 PGA title, was also non-exempt and failed to play his way in. For the first time in 16 years, he is not part of the 156- man starting field. Neither is two-time U.S. Amateur champ Phil Mickelson, who has been hailed as the next great player, nor Jim McGovern, who ranks 14th on the PGA money list. But 16-year-old Ted Oh, a sophomore at Torrance (Calif.
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June 12, 1986 | By JOE GREENDAY, Daily News Sports Writer
Andy North, the defending champion, picks Calvin Peete to win the 86th U.S. Open. Why Peete? Well, if you have been salmon fishing in Alaska for the last few years, you might not know that the self-taught Calvin Peete is clothesline straight off the tee. He has led the PGA Tour in driving accuracy and greens hit in regulation almost since he began chasing the likes of Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson in 1975. Peete's style is well-suited for Shinnecock Hills, where the Open begins today.
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October 10, 1992 | By Tom Williams, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
It looked like Delsea's Mike Adams was stopped two or three times on his run up the middle midway through the fourth period last night. But the junior running back eventually burst into the open for a 43-yard touchdown run that lifted the undefeated Crusaders to a 14-8 victory over visiting Salem. Delsea, No. 7 in The Inquirer's South Jersey Top 15, is 3-0. Salem, which upset Delran last week and was ranked No. 13, fell to 2-1. "The big thing Mike did on that run was stay in the lane," said Delsea coach John Oberg, who increased his South Jersey career victory total to 226, a record.
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October 25, 1992 | By Gus Ostrum, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Highland's young football team might have turned a crucial corner in its battle toward respectability with yesterday's stunning 14-6 triumph over host Camden in the Olympic Conference's American Division. Highly regarded Camden (2-2-1 overall, 2-1-1 conference) entered the game unbeaten in its last three contests. But Highland (2-2, 2-2), using a tough defensive effort, put forth its finest game of the season. The loss might have jarred Camden's American Division title hopes, as Washington Township and Eastern lead the way. "They found confidence in themselves, and that's exactly what a victory like this can mean to your program," Highland coach Don Reich said.
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September 8, 2010
For once, Bill Belton was stumped. Asked how he would defend against himself, he had a hard time coming up with a concrete game plan. "I wouldn't know what to do," he said. "I guess I would stand there and wait for me to come. " Good luck with that strategy. The reason Belton was so confused was because he leaves defenders on the football field with the same feeling. The 5-foot-10, 180-pound senior quarterback has a game centered on deception, toughness, and intelligence.
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November 3, 1992 | By Peter Finn, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
One flying instructor was killed and another was critically injured yesterday morning when their single-engine plane crashed nose-first into an open field shortly after taking off from the South Jersey Regional Airport, police said. The pilot, Randall Griggs, 27, of Cherry Hill, was pronounced dead at the scene. Michael DeVries, 24, of Marlton, was taken to Memorial Hospital of Burlington County in Mount Holly, where his condition was listed as critical but stable last night. According to Sgt. Lawrence Thomas of the Lumberton Police Department, the two were instructors with the South Jersey Flyers club, which is based at the airport.
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September 10, 2007 | By Bill Iezzi INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Aaron Hayward removed his black, No. 9 jersey under a blazing-hot sun Saturday afternoon moments after his Penns Grove Red Devils defeated visiting Woodstown, 14-7, in the Tri-County Conference Classic Division football opener for both teams. "We're a balanced team," said Hayward, a junior running back/receiver/free safety. "It's not just me. " True, Penns Grove has weapons. Still, it was hard to dismiss what the 6-foot, 180-pounder did to help his team overcome a feisty Wolverines squad that stayed in the Devils' faces all afternoon.
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September 13, 2012 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer
EVENTUALLY, it doesn't matter where you were drafted, it matters what you've done. That reality hit home for safety Jaiquawn Jarrett Tuesday, when he became the earliest-released second-round draft pick of the Andy Reid era. Not 17 months after the Eagles selected him 54th overall, from Temple, in the 2011 draft, Jarrett was cut so the Birds could add Mardy Gilyard, a wide receiver they trimmed from the roster at the end of the preseason. Gilyard might be needed this week against Baltimore, with Jeremy Maclin battling a hip injury and Riley Cooper not ready to return from a broken collarbone.
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July 18, 2013
HANDICAPPING 101 (or trying to size up some of the usual suspects) * Tiger Woods (8-1): It has been 5 years. But he's still the betting fave, just because. Wonder how his left arm feels? * Rory McIlroy (15-1): Hasn't won since the PGA last August. * Adam Scott (18-1): Should have won last year. Did win at Augusta in April. * Justin Rose (20-1): Best man at Merion has no Top 10s in this Open since his magical debut in 1998. * Lee Westwood (25-1): Maybe one of these days, it'll finally be his time.
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June 15, 2013 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
It's like something Carl the greenkeeper from Caddyshack might have concocted. But Merion Golf Club's rough is no joke. Just ask the golfers who whacked their way around the Admore track and were penalized for nearly every wayward shot through the first two rounds of the U.S. Open. "It's very difficult," Ernie Els said Friday morning after he completed his 1-over par first round. "I was actually fortunate a couple of times. I didn't hit too many fairways, but I did get reasonable lies.
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June 14, 2013 | By Dick Jerardi, Daily News Columnist
IT WAS 8:30 a.m. when I walked past the fairway on the Quarry Hole and who I think was Keegan Bradley was trying to hit it out of the quarry toward the 16th green. I was headed to the grandstand behind the 17th green to see Bradley's group, which included Phil Mickelson and Steve Stricker, hit their next tee shots. I heard somebody drive on the 18th when the air horns went off. That wasn't much golf. Thunder, lightning and rain quickly followed, but 3 1/2 hours later, there was more golf, much more golf in the first round of the U.S. Open yesterday at wondrous Merion Golf Club.
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February 11, 2013 | By Dan DeLuca, Inquirer Music Critic
Before getting down to the business of prognosticating the 2013 Grammy Awards, to be broadcast Sunday from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, I'd like to take a moment to thank Adele. Last year, she made it so simple. The British songwriter's sophomore disc, 21 , was such a dominant force that predicting she would make a clean sweep of it - album, song, and record of the year - was so easy, even a rock critic could do it. (Though I will accept congratulations for also calling Bon Iver's upset win as best new artist, thank you very much.)
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February 8, 2013 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
The Eagles took responsibility for $3 million of whatever is left of quarterback Michael Vick on Wednesday when they let pass the deadline for releasing him and getting away without a nickel's obligation for the 2013 season. Everyone agrees it was the smart play and allows another month for new coach Chip Kelly to figure out his battle plan for the quarterback position. When the NFL calendar actually flips on March 12 with the opening of the free-agent season, Vick could be jettisoned then, with the Eagles only liable for any portion of the $3 million that he doesn't make elsewhere.
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September 13, 2012 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer
EVENTUALLY, it doesn't matter where you were drafted, it matters what you've done. That reality hit home for safety Jaiquawn Jarrett Tuesday, when he became the earliest-released second-round draft pick of the Andy Reid era. Not 17 months after the Eagles selected him 54th overall, from Temple, in the 2011 draft, Jarrett was cut so the Birds could add Mardy Gilyard, a wide receiver they trimmed from the roster at the end of the preseason. Gilyard might be needed this week against Baltimore, with Jeremy Maclin battling a hip injury and Riley Cooper not ready to return from a broken collarbone.
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October 30, 2011
Heather Horner and Sarah Spencer scored two goals apiece, Kristin Tully dished out three assists, and Florence netminder Kate Reed enjoyed an uneventful afternoon as the third-seeded Flashes dominated No. 14 seed Mater Dei, 5-0, on Friday in the first round of the NJSIAA North Jersey 2 Group 1 field hockey tournament. Reed needed to make just one save in posting the shutout for the host Flashes (15-3), who enjoyed a 24-1 advantage in shots on goal. Nicole Myslinski also scored for Florence, while Lexi Smith and Olivia Panebanco each added an assist.
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May 29, 2011 | New York Times News Service
INDIANAPOLIS - Tony Kanaan, the gregarious racecar driver from Brazil, began hearing the stories from the old-timers and hangers-on not long after he arrived for his first Indianapolis 500 nine years ago. There was one common thread: The Indy 500 used to be a lot better. Sometimes, particularly when wide patches of the enormous gray grandstands were noticeably empty three years ago, Kanaan wondered if he would ever feel the excitement the way that the veterans had described it. But this year, as the race celebrates its 100th anniversary, Kanaan and other longtime participants in the event have seen signs of a revival.
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September 8, 2010
For once, Bill Belton was stumped. Asked how he would defend against himself, he had a hard time coming up with a concrete game plan. "I wouldn't know what to do," he said. "I guess I would stand there and wait for me to come. " Good luck with that strategy. The reason Belton was so confused was because he leaves defenders on the football field with the same feeling. The 5-foot-10, 180-pound senior quarterback has a game centered on deception, toughness, and intelligence.
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