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August 27, 1997 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
Baseball owners are considering dropping the New York Mets and Chicago White Sox from their realignment plan in an effort to swing votes and gain approval. The Mets and the Chicago Cubs have opposed the geographic realignment, arguing that their attendance and television ratings would be hurt if they were in the same league as their crosstown rivals. Under a scenario being discussed this week, the Mets would remain in the NL East and not join the Yankees in a new AL division.
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September 29, 1994 | by Paul Domowitch, Daily News Sports Writer
The NFL's current divisional alignment is a geographical abomination that looks as if it were put together by a third-grader with a bad sense of direction. You have a team from Arizona playing in the NFC East, and you have teams from Georgia and Louisiana with mailing addresses in the NFC West. You have Sun Belt teams from Florida playing in the same division as Snow Belt teams from Minnesota and western New York. You have a team from Texas in the NFC East and teams from Pennsylvania and Ohio in the AFC Central.
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November 2, 1994 | by Paul Domowitch, Daily News Sports Writer
The NFL has decided to wait one more day before it finally throws in the towel on realignment. The league's owners debated the subject again for nearly three hours yesterday morning at their two-day fall meeting at the O'Hare Hyatt. And unless commissioner Paul Tagliabue can get awfully persuasive awfully quick, the league's 1995 divisional alignment is going to look the same as it does in 1994. Tagliabue said the owners will bat around the realignment issue one more time today.
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November 23, 2000 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
NFL owners are moving on the fast track toward realignment for the 2002 season, when the Houston Texans become the league's 32d team. The league has approved an eight-division scheduling format, with owners expected to vote on realignment at a special Jan. 17 league meeting. The Washington Post reported yesterday that the committee will create two new southern divisions, one in each conference, with changes in every other division. Any proposal must be approved by three-quarters of the 32 owners, but the initial realignment looks like this, the Post said.
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March 15, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
THE NHL MAP is finally in order with Detroit and Columbus heading east, and Winnipeg moving west. "We're thrilled, absolutely thrilled," Blue Jackets executive John Davidson said on a conference call Thursday, shortly after the realignment plan was approved in a vote by the league's board of governors. "We tend to use the [term] common sense around here. This seems to make a lot of common sense. " The new format goes into effect next season, and will feature two eight-team divisions in the Eastern Conference, including the Red Wings and Blue Jackets.
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September 12, 2002 | By Marc Narducci INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
In December 2000, the NJSIAA member schools voted, 267-62, to defeat a proposal by the state Football Coaches Association that would have realigned conferences and established a state playoff system. They had spoken loud and clear: What turned most people off about the proposal was not the playoff system as much as the realignment plan. Schools would have been aligned by group size instead of by geography. No way, the voting schools said. They wanted to preserve local rivalries.
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May 26, 1991 | By Bill Ordine, Inquirer Staff Writer
The NFL is finally poised to deal with the two most explosive issues on the league agenda - expansion and then realignment. At their spring meeting last week in Minneapolis, league owners tentatively agreed to admit two new teams by 1994. Once the two new cities are chosen - probably by the fall of 1992 - the owners may face the even more ticklish problem of realigning the old ones. "The United States Constitution has been amended just 16 times since 1789, and I thought it was easier to amend the Constitution than to realign the last time," Giants general manager George Young said.
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December 10, 1987 | By Mary Anne Janco, Special to The Inquirer
The Ridley school board has agreed to take legal action, if necessary, to block the realignment of the Central League by the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA). Superintendent John Cochran called the PIAA's decision to split the Central League into two divisions an "arbitrary and capricious act. " The realignment would increase the cost of transporting students to games and cut instruction time because of the locations of the four new schools in the league, he said at the board's regular meeting Monday night.
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December 31, 2006 | By Tim Panaccio, Inquirer Staff Writer
When we last looked at what was bothering the league's general managers and Board of Governors, it was the schedule. Specifically, it was interconference play. Teams in the West feel shortchanged with just 10 games out of the conference each season, which means few chances to see the likes of Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and Alex Ovechkin. Last week, the commish, Gary Bettman, held a meeting with representatives from selected clubs to talk about conference realignment. The league's new proposal would add six out-of-conference games to the schedule for each team, bringing the total to 16 games per team per season.
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March 20, 1986 | By Robin Clark, Inquirer Staff Writer
The leadership of a commission composed of the top officials in Philadelphia's criminal justice system yesterday endorsed a realignment of the Sheriff's Department that would strip embattled Sheriff Ralph C. Passio 3d of some or all of his responsibilities, the commission's director said. Meeting in closed session, the executive committee of the Mayor's Criminal Justice Coordinating Commission approved a motion calling for "the transfer of the operations and functions of the sheriff to the courts and other appropriate agencies," said panel director Richard F. Moore.
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June 12, 2014 | By Jessica Parks, Inquirer Staff Writer
A silver lining has emerged from the moldy walls of Cheltenham's Cedarbrook Middle School: an accelerated and harmonious decision to realign the district's primary grades. Cedarbrook was abandoned in March after it was found to be wracked by mold and uninhabitable. That decision came after seven months of debate that pitted neighbor against neighbor, and a plan that many called the least bad option. At the end of that tumultuous year, parents, teachers, and administrators agreed that the new middle school should be built to accommodate not only grades seven and eight, but also five and six. Discussions about demographics and grade alignment have been on the district's to-do list for years.
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January 11, 2014 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
As expected, the West Jersey Football League denied an appeal by Cherry Hill East and announced Thursday that it would realign its divisions for the 2014 season. Details of the realignment were reported by The Inquirer in December. At the time, WJFL president Bud Kowal, the athletic director at Ewing, said schools would have a week to appeal the new alignment. Cherry Hill East appealed, hoping for relief in the form of removal from the American Division, according to several sources.
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January 8, 2014 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
Holy Spirit, a perennial power that spent much of last season as the No. 1-ranked team in South Jersey, will move down to the National Division in the Cape-Atlantic League's new alignment for football for the 2014 and 2015 seasons. The Spartans were 11-1 last season, with their only loss to North Jersey powerhouse DePaul Catholic in the Non-Public 2 state title game. They finished No. 2 in The Inquirer's final South Jersey rankings. Holy Spirit won state titles in 2007, 2010, 2011, and 2012.
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July 3, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
HAPPY realignment day! It certainly was for the Atlantic Coast Conference, which welcomed Pittsburgh, Syracuse and Notre Dame to the league yesterday with a celebratory news conference/flag planting in New York City. After commissioner John Swofford welcomed the new teams at a news conference at the NASDAQ stock exchange in Manhattan, he said further expansion isn't on the agenda. "It's not a topic of conversation for us right now," he said. "I would not anticipate it being in the future, but we'll see. I don't predict the future much anymore, I've learned better.
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April 29, 2013 | Associated Press
PARK RIDGE, Ill. - No more Legends . And no more Leaders . The Big Ten is giving them the boot and following a more traditional route for its division names. The conference is going with East and West instead and switching to a nine-game format for football after presidents and chancellors approved the moves on Sunday. The new division alignments will begin in 2014 when Rutgers and Maryland join the conference, meaning Legends and Leaders will be a thing of the past.
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March 28, 2013 | By Phil Anastasia, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Brian Anderson figures his Shawnee baseball team might hit a little this season. The Renegades' bats will surely be tested. Shawnee will move up to the American Division as the Olympic Conference switches to two divisions from three this season in baseball and softball. "We're going to get challenged every game," Anderson said. "We're going to see a good pitcher every game. " The loaded Olympic American now includes Shawnee from the old Patriot Division, which has been dissolved, along with holdovers Cherokee, Cherry Hill East, Eastern, Lenape, and Washington Township.
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March 15, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
THE NHL MAP is finally in order with Detroit and Columbus heading east, and Winnipeg moving west. "We're thrilled, absolutely thrilled," Blue Jackets executive John Davidson said on a conference call Thursday, shortly after the realignment plan was approved in a vote by the league's board of governors. "We tend to use the [term] common sense around here. This seems to make a lot of common sense. " The new format goes into effect next season, and will feature two eight-team divisions in the Eastern Conference, including the Red Wings and Blue Jackets.
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March 9, 2013
Marian Gaborik scored a power-play goal 42 seconds into overtime as the New York Rangers rallied for a 2-1 victory Thursday night over the host New York Islanders. Gaborik's goal stretched the Rangers' winning streak to a season-high four games, and ended the Islanders' winning run at two. Gaborik took a feed in the high slot from Rick Nash, who got the Rangers even at 1 with 5:23 left in regulation, and fired in a shot for his eighth of the season and first in nine games. The Rangers got their third power play of the night - the only advantages for either team - when Michael Del Zotto was hauled down as he crashed in on Islanders goalie Evgeni Nabokov 21 seconds into the extra session.
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March 4, 2013 | By Frank Seravalli, Daily News Staff Writer
This time last year, when the NHL laid out its original proposal for divisional realignment, the Flyers and Penguins were skating in separate "conferences. " After last spring's epic playoff series - and wild first two games this season - is there any chance the NHL would ever let that happen again? "Especially after the playoffs, I don't think they'll want to take that away again," Danny Briere said with a smile. "It's so complicated. You're trying to please as many teams as possible.
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February 28, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
TOMAS KOPECKY recorded his first career hat trick and Tomas Fleischmann had the go-ahead score for his 100th career goal, lifting the Florida Panthers to a 6-4 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday night in Sunrise, Fla. Brian Campbell and Marcel Goc also scored and Fleischmann added two assists for the Panthers. Scott Clemmensen stopped all 15 shots he faced in the third after replacing Jose Theodore during the second intermission. Theodore stopped 15 of 19 shots through the first and second period.
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