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April 15, 2014 | Staff Report
TORONTO - The Rock defeated the Wings, 10-9, Saturday to eliminate Philadelphia from the playoffs. With the victory, the Rock (7-9) secured the third and final playoff spot in the East Division. Kevin Crowley had four goals and two assists for the Wings (5-12), who play at Vancouver on Saturday. Jordan Hall added two goals and three assists. The Wings host Colorado in their season finale on April 26 at 7:30 p.m. at the Wells Fargo Center.  
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December 15, 2015 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Columnist
DEPENDING ON your level of faith, the Eagles have either raised your spirits or extended your misery. The thing the Birds left no doubt about with their 23-20 win over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field is that they remain firmly entrenched in the hunt for the NFC East title and the playoff spot that goes along with winning it. Despite the Eagles following up last week's surprising win in New England with a another victory...
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October 15, 1990 | By John Kerr, Special to The Inquirer
Going into the District 1 playoffs scheduled to begin on Wednesday, Abington (17-0 overall, 12-0 Suburban One National) is not only riding an undefeated record but also loaded with optimism. "We feel we have just as much a chance to win the District 1 playoffs as anyone else," Ghosts head coach Dottie Lemcke Borkowski said. "We're going into matches with the attitude that we can win and we will win. " Abington, as one of 10 division winners, got an automatic bid to the playoffs and - off its record - likely will be one of the top four seeds.
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November 28, 1989 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Staff Writer Also contributing to this story were staff writers Dave Caldwell and Tim Panaccio
Each year, Penn Wood football coach Mike Guille reads the local newspapers, notices a strange phenomenon and asks himself the same question: Why are losing athletic teams in so many boys' and girls' sports competing in the district playoffs? "It confuses the living heck out of me," Guille said. "How can you have teams that are 3-15 and they're in the playoffs - and here you have (football) teams that are 10-0 and their season is done?" Most football coaches, seeing the possiblity of added local interest in their sport, appear to favor some form of a district playoff, even if they aren't too optimistic about getting it. "Everyone who knows anything about football wants (district playoffs)
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July 28, 2014
The Soul (9-9) were left in playoff limbo after losing to the Power, 64-34, in Pittsburgh Saturday night. But all they had to do was wait for the Tampa Bay Storm to lose to the Cleveland Gladiators (which they did, 56-49), and the Soul slipped into the playoffs. The Soul will travel to the No. 1-seeded Gladiators for a game Saturday at 7:30. "You hate having to back into the playoffs," Soul coach Clint Dolezel said after the Soul lost, "but we will be rooting for Cleveland and get in the right frame of mind to be ready for next week.
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February 4, 1994 | By Sam Carchidi, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The NJSIAA yesterday denied Clayton High's request for a forfeit boys' basketball victory over St. Mary's Hall. Without the win, Clayton's record remained at 6-7 at Tuesday's cutoff date, and it does not qualify for the South Jersey Group 1 tournament. Teams with a .500 or better record after Tuesday's games earned tournament berths. Clayton athletic director Jim Hall asked the NJSIAA to award Clayton a forfeit win for its scheduled game against St. Mary's Hall on Jan. 24. The St. Mary's bus broke down before it reached its school, and it was unable to make the trip to Clayton.
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March 2, 1989 | By Steve Wartenberg, Special to The Inquirer
West Chester Christian ended its regular season with a decisive 71-36 win over visiting Elkton (Md.) Tuesday night. Elkton hung tough for a quarter and was behind only 14-10 going into the second quarter. But at that point, the Conquerors turned up their defensive intensity and went on a 22-4 run to take a 36-14 halftime lead. "We started off slow, but in the second quarter we started playing good defense and got our running game going," coach Bill Muller said. Elkton could not handle the Conquerors' quickness and pressing defense, and West Chester had 19 steals in the game and converted many into easy fast-break points.
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May 21, 1990 | By Jeff Hurvitz, Special to The Inquirer
Sue Reilly has been a champion of girls' golfing rights in the Catholic League over recent seasons. And the nine-year coaching veteran at Bishop McDevitt had much reason to be proud when she was permitted to add the names of her two daughters to the Lancers' roster for the 1990 campaign. But she is not all smiles it seems. For the first time since she assumed the head coaching reins at the school, the Lancers will miss the Catholic League team playoffs, which are scheduled to be held next Monday.
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May 18, 1992 | By Joe Santoliquito, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Academy Park baseball players had to endure two agonizing unknowns last week: whether they would make the playoffs in PIAA Class AAA District 1, and if they did, whether their coach, Anthony Gagliardi, would be joining them. On Friday, the 215 teachers in the Southeast Delco School District went on strike. They haven't had a contract since the end of the 1989-90 school year. The first problem was solved Thursday, when the Knights found out they received an at-large bid in the playoffs.
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September 18, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
Hard to believe it's only Sept. 17 and we're just into the third week of a 15-week college football season but we're already talking about potential playoff elimination games. The top three teams in this week's Associated Press poll all face games on the road against ranked opponents: No. 1 Alabama at No. 19 Mississippi, second-ranked Florida State at No. 10 Louisville, and No. 3 Ohio State at 14th-ranked Oklahoma. What's even more heavenly is that no two contests are being televised at the same time.
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September 18, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
The Union will look to close out the second Major League Soccer playoff berth in their seven-year history, but it won't be easy. With an 11-10-8 record for 41 points, the Union are in fourth place in the Eastern Conference where six teams will make the playoffs. Privately, there was a feeling among the coaches and players that the Union would already have clinched a playoff berth had they not squandered the chance to earn three points during Saturday's 1-1 draw with the visiting Montreal Impact.
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September 6, 2016 | By Phil Anastasia, STAFF WRITER
With an 8-0 record in early November, St. Augustine Prep earned the No. 1 seed in the 2015 Non-Public 4 state tournament. The Hermits hosted St. Joseph of Montvale in the first round. The home game was a big deal for the Hermits. It was a big deal for students and teachers on the secluded campus in Richland, Atlantic County. It was a big deal for alumni and other supporters of the rapidly rising program. Apparently, it also was a one-shot deal. "Ridiculous," St. Augustine coach Mark Reardon said of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association's latest effort to twist its rules and regulations to account for the superpower status of North Jersey programs such as St. Joseph of Montvale, Don Bosco Prep, Bergen Catholic, Paramus Catholic and a few others.
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September 6, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
Phillies general manager Matt Klentak says the team will add reinforcements to the big-league team after the minor-league playoffs conclude. Double-A Reading and triple-A Lehigh Valley will begin postseason play this week. "Off the top of my head, about a half dozen or so" will be promoted, Klentak said Sunday before a 2-0 loss to the Atlanta Braves at Citizens Bank Park. "I want to manage the workload of our pitchers. " One pitcher who is likely to be called up is righthander Alec Asher, whose 80-game suspension for testing positive for an anabolic steroid would end sometime this week, depending on if Lehigh Valley has any postponements.
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September 2, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
Final Four predictions 1. Alabama It's the annual quiz in Tuscaloosa - who's the No. 1 quarterback? The question hasn't hurt the Crimson Tide the last two years when they made the playoffs, and especially last year when they won it all behind one-year starter Jake Coker. This year's final two candidates are junior Cooper Bateman and redshirt freshman Blake Barnett, either of whom will throw to a very talented bunch of receivers. Alabama faces a brutal batch of road games - at Mississippi, at Tennessee, at LSU - but should still have what it takes to reach the playoffs again.
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August 14, 2016 | By Jill Beckman, For The Inquirer
The Soul will seek redemption against the Jacksonville Sharks on Sunday in the Arena Football League American Conference championship at 6 p.m. at the PPL Center in Allentown, Pa. Last year in the conference championship, the Sharks (8-9, 1-0 playoffs) defeated the Soul, 61-56, knocking them out of the playoffs. "They're a good football team," Soul coach Clint Dolezel said of the Sharks. "Let's be real honest about that. " The Sharks, with first-year coach Bob Landsee at the helm, are fresh off last weekend's 69-68 win over Orlando.
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August 7, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
Jeff Osberg of Huntingdon Valley Country Club captured his second straight Golf Association of Philadelphia major title on Friday, taking the 114th Patterson Cup in a four-hole playoff at his home course over David Hicks of Wildwood. Osberg, 32, who also won last month's Philadelphia Open in the same fashion, in an aggregate-score playoff, defeated Hicks, 16 strokes to 18, to win GAP's stroke-play championship for the second time. He and Hicks finished with 36-hole scores of 3-under-par 137. Osberg shot a second-round 69 and Hicks fired a 67. Hicks, who played ahead of Osberg, posted four birdies on the back nine and got to 3-under with a birdie on 17. Osberg's last of four birdies on the day came at No. 15, and he parred in. Roland Massimino of Back Brook contended for the championship after an eagle on the par-5 15th hole but carded back-to-back bogeys on 16 and 17 for a 67 and third place at 139. Philadelphia Amateur champion Michael McDermott of Merion shot his second straight 70 to join Ben Smith of Huntingdon Valley (68)
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July 26, 2016 | Les Bowen, STAFF WRITER
OVER THE past week or so, you've seen a lot of Eagles training camp preview stuff on whatever media platforms you favor, but you might not have learned too much you didn't already know. There is a very good reason for this. We, the intrepid Eagles media, haven't seen or talked to these guys in six weeks. The story lines haven't changed since minicamp wrapped up June 9. (Unless you count Nelson Agholor not being charged over that sexual assault allegation as a football story line.)
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July 21, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
Jeff Osberg sank a five-foot birdie putt Tuesday on the final hole of a four-hole, aggregate-score playoff against Chris Crawford to win the Philadelphia Open, ending an odyssey that took 40 holes and 121/2 hours of golf over two days to decide. Osberg, 32, of Huntingdon Valley Country Club, fired a 1-over-par 17 over holes six through nine at the Ridge at Back Brook in Ringoes, N.J., for a 1-stroke victory, and finished off the first father-son combination to post wins in the 112 years the championship has been contested.
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July 20, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
RINGOES, N.J. - This wasn't the way Chris Crawford wanted to close out the 36-hole Philadelphia Open, after holding the lead for most of the day Monday. Leading by 2 strokes on the last hole, Crawford faced a shot out of the right rough that he didn't find overly difficult, but he caught the ball heavy and watched in dismay as it splashed into a pond that guards the green short and left at the Ridge at Back Brook. The resulting double bogey, and a par by playing partner Jeff Osberg, created a tie for the championship of the Golf Association of Philadelphia major, and forced a four-hole aggregate-score playoff on Tuesday morning at the Hunterdon County layout.
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