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June 8, 1989 | By Edward Kracz, Special to The Inquirer
Both men agree that all-star games are important, for the same reasons. It could be because both went to the same high school or because both teach at the same school in the same department. But for three weeks leading up to "All-Star Weekend," the two men encountered a fundamental difference. That difference had to do with practice schedules. The reason was that Tom D'Alonzo, 42, was the coach of the Del-Val League All-Star baseball team in the Joseph J. Barrett game, played Saturday afternoon, and Jerry Kennedy, 44, was the coach of the Del-Val League All-Star football team in Friday night's Hero Bowl.
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May 8, 2010 | By Angela Couloumbis, Inquirer Harrisburg Bureau
HARRISBURG - At first, they almost look like typos - as if someone accidentally keyed in one too many zeroes. Or two. Or three. But the numbers are real. And with them, State Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams (D., Philadelphia) has again eclipsed his Democratic rivals in fund-raising, according to reports released Friday. In just over a month, Williams amassed $2.5 million, far surpassing what any of the other three Democrats in the May 18 primary managed to raise in that time. And Williams continued his pattern of gathering eye-popping contributions from individuals and political action committees.
SPORTS
March 4, 2012
Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant told ESPN Saturday that he has no real rivalry with a player currently in the NBA - and really hasn't had any in his 16-year pro career. Though his team faces Miami on Sunday (3-0 against L.A. since LeBron James' decision to take his talents to South Florida), Bryant doesn't consider the Heat star a true rival. "Not for me," he said. "I get up for everybody just the same, to be honest. " Dwyane Wade doesn't qualify, despite the hard foul he delivered during last week's All-Star Game that gave Bryant a concussion, a broken nose, and neck spasms, and put him in a plastic mask to play.
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October 23, 1995 | By Nick Fierro, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Lida Le stared across the net at her mirror image on Saturday at the Gulph Mills Tennis Club and saw Kate Ovelman. Ovelman, a junior from Marple Newtown, stared right back and saw the same thing. Perhaps that's why it was appropriate that Le, an Upper Moreland sophomore, and Ovelman hooked up to produce one of the most intense high school matches ever seen in these parts. And perhaps it was even more appropriate that Le needed to fight off six match points in the second set before pulling out a 4-6, 7-5, 6-4 victory to gain third place in the PIAA District 1 singles tournament.
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January 10, 2012 | By Kasie Hunt and Charles Babington, Associated Press
NASHUA, N.H. - Mitt Romney's Republican rivals accused him Monday of exaggerating his successes and coldly laying off thousands of workers while heading a profitable venture capital firm, an effort to turn the presidential front-runner's biggest asset into a liability. The heightened focus on the Bain Capital firm threatens to slow Romney's cruise-control campaign because it goes to the heart of his No. 1 appeal to voters: the claim that he knows far more than President Obama about creating jobs.
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February 13, 1989 | By Joe Fite, Special to The Inquirer
The rivalry between Abington Friends and Germantown Friends has long been an intense one, and that was never more graphically illustrated than when the Kangaroos defeated Germantown Friends, 70-68, in the final 14 seconds in the Friends School League championship tournament last season. Abington Friends, paced by a 28-point performance by David Fields, continued its mastery over the visiting Tigers Friday night. The Kangaroos won the regular-season title with a 76-66 win before a standing-room-only audience despite a 39-point scoring effort by the Tigers' Jon Haynes.
SPORTS
February 21, 1989 | By Ray Parrillo, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Flyers, also known as the .500 Club these days, can use some consolation as they prepare for a five-game road trip that will begin tomorrow night in Madison Square Garden with a game against the New York Rangers. All the Flyers have to do, however, is look at the Patrick Division standings to find salve for their wounds. They will see that the upper two-thirds of the division look like a four- car pileup on the Schuylkill Expressway, with each of the teams waiting for a tow truck to yank it free.
SPORTS
July 20, 1990 | By Phil Jasner, Daily News Sports Writer
From a marketing standpoint, the 76ers have to love their 1990-91 schedule, which they released yesterday. That is because traditional NBA Atlantic Division rivals New York and Boston will visit the Spectrum three times each. Last season, for the first time in memory, the Knicks and Celtics each made just two appearances here, a scheduling quirk created by the expansion of the league to 27 teams. Teams now play each division opponent five or six times, opponents in the opposite division of their conference four times and rivals in the opposite conference twice each.
SPORTS
July 21, 2011 | Associated Press
PINEROLO, Italy - Edvald Boasson Hagen of Norway won the 17th stage of the Tour de France on Wednesday, the first of three days in the Alps, while Thomas Voeckler retained the yellow jersey but lost time after riding off course on the final descent. Defending champion Alberto Contador made repeated attempts to get away from his rivals, but was caught on each occasion. He finished in the same time as Cadel Evans, brothers Frank and Andy Schleck, and Samuel Sanchez. Voeckler lost 27 seconds and is 1 minute, 18 seconds ahead of Evans.
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April 13, 2015 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Columnist
If not for the horrible coincidence, there wouldn't be much in common between the girls' lacrosse programs from Cherokee and Shawnee. Other than proximity and history and rivalry and familiarity and everything else that binds together athletes and coaches from sister schools in the same sport in the same district, that is. But all that stuff was cast in a different light when these teenagers and their coaches paused to consider the deepest connection...
BUSINESS
April 10, 2015 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Inquirer Staff Writer
They aren't all the same: "Rate-shopping" cities may prefer Standard & Poor's rosier credit ratings - but bond buyers trust rivals Moody's Investors Service and Fitch Ratings more to warn investors when towns are less likely to pay what they owe, says municipal bond analyst Tom Kozlik. A majority of municipal-bond analysts, 57 percent, said they had a "very favorable" or "somewhat favorable" opinion of both Moody's and Fitch, compared with just 43 percent for S&P, according to a survey of 162 analysts at bond investment funds, brokerages, bond insurers, and other firms conducted by Kozlik, of Janney Montgomery Scott L.L.C.
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March 28, 2015 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
They have been teammates in the past. They will be teammates in the future. Fow now, they are rivals - an ace pitcher and a star hitter for teams that will compete in both the Olympic Conference's American Division and the South Jersey Group 4 sectional tournament. When Cherry Hill East senior Jon Hansen steps to the plate in the first inning of the first game of the Mingo Bay Classic in South Carolina on April 7, he'll likely see Cherokee senior Brian Marconi on the mound. The confrontation will be both good fun between old friends and a renewed battle between fierce competitors.
SPORTS
March 9, 2015 | By Chris Melchiorre, For The Inquirer
There was a running theme uttered frequently in Lenape's gym Saturday night. Referees said it when they stepped between two heated players. Coaches said it they when they felt like a physical, testy game was getting out of hand: "You have to play through it," Lenape girls' basketball coach Rob Hummel said. "Don't get caught up in anything that isn't basketball. "Just keep playing. " The Indians' ability to do just that - to let nothing rattle them - was the difference in a 46-34 win over Cherokee in the South Jersey Group 4 semifinals.
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February 28, 2015 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jordan Taylor knew this time was going to be different. "Coming into this game, we knew we weren't going to lose," Taylor said. "We said, 'Not today. Not this time.' " It took one last defensive stop at the end of a wildly emotional game, but Holy Spirit emerged with a 61-60 victory over archrival Atlantic City on Friday night in the Cape-Atlantic League tournament semifinals at Absegami. Taylor, a senior forward, scored 21 points with eight rebounds and senior center Tyler Jones added 18 points as third-seeded Holy Spirit (18-6)
SPORTS
February 11, 2015 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Archbishop Wood girls' basketball coach John Gallagher announced his resignation on Monday afternoon amid allegations that he sent anonymous e-mails to college coaches in an effort to ruin the NCAA eligibility of rival players. Gallagher was called as a witness in a lawsuit in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court filed by former Neumann-Goretti coach Letty Santarelli. Santarelli, who resigned in October, is suing Stephen Skedzielewski, whom she replaced as coach in 2012. Santarelli is seeking more than $50,000 in damages for libel, slander, and misrepresentation of character.
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February 6, 2015 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
Glassboro football stars Juwan Johnson and Ronnie James officially parted ways Wednesday. But they probably will see each other again. Johnson, a wide receiver, signed with Penn State during a ceremony Wednesday morning in the hallway outside the Glassboro High School gymnasium. James, a defensive back, signed with Rutgers. It wasn't lost on either athlete that Penn State and Rutgers both are members of the Big Ten Conference and that they could meet again on the football field.
NEWS
February 5, 2015 | By Chris Brennan, Inquirer Staff Writer
It may appear that James F. Kenney, who resigned from Philadelphia City Council last week to run for mayor, has the edge on other Democratic candidates when it comes to marijuana policy. But former State Sen. T. Milton Street Sr. got the jump on Kenney by introducing state legislation 32 years ago to decriminalize the cultivation and consumption of the drug. "Maybe we can say I was ahead of my time," Street said Tuesday, laughing about the issue finally sparking up. Kenney's stance and Street's response prompted The Inquirer to poll the half-dozen declared and likely mayoral candidates about their views on decriminalizing pot - and about whether they had ever used the drug.
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February 4, 2015 | By Tricia L. Nadolny, Inquirer Staff Writer
One hotly contested Philadelphia City Council race is proving to also be heavily funded. Councilman Kenyatta Johnson and challenger Ori Feibush, vying to represent the Second District, have raked in fund-raising totals fit for this year's mayor's race - more than $300,000 each. The two, who have waged an acrimonious battle for months, rolled out their 2014 contribution totals in finance reports due Monday. While numerous candidates are vying for Council's seven at-large seats, the Second District, which includes a swath of South Philadelphia and many of the city's Southwest neighborhoods, thus far is the only serious contest of the 10 Council districts.
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February 1, 2015 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
That sizable chip Lower Moreland carries on its shoulder when it comes to playing Bicentennial Athletic League rival Holy Ghost Prep is understandable. Last season, Holy Ghost won all four meetings, including a 65-47 romp in the PIAA District 1 Class AAA final at Villanova. "They really wiped us off the floor in that one," Lower Moreland sophomore guard Nick Smolda said. "It's something we don't forget. And we use it as motivation. " Clearly. With Smolda producing 15 points off the bench Friday night in an Independence League showdown, the Lions completed a regular-season sweep of the Firebirds with a 69-55 triumph in Huntingdon Valley.
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