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December 23, 2007 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Staff Writer
Today at 1 p.m. At the Superdome, New Orleans TV: Fox29 Radio: WYSP-FM (94.1) Line: Saints by 3 How They Match Up Eagles offense vs. Saints defense As well as the Eagles played in beating the Dallas Cowboys, they still managed just 10 points, and even if you give them that Brian Westbrook touchdown, the total would have been 17. Until the Eagles figure out how to score inside the 20-yard line, they're going to be condemned to...
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December 4, 1989 | By Joe Ferry, Special to The Inquirer
For the first time since he took over as head coach at Archbishop Kennedy in 1985, Jim Schaffer must contemplate life without Chris Kaufmann. Kaufmann, a 6-foot-2 guard who scored more than 1,700 points in his four seasons as a starter, graduated in June and is now a freshman at Shippensburg University. Schaffer must find some way to replace the two-time Bicentennial League Most Valuable Player and the 27 points and 11 rebounds per game he averaged as a senior. "There's no question we're going to miss him," Schaffer said.
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December 15, 1989 | By Ron Reid, Inquirer Staff Writer
Theirs has been a miserable, rotten-luck season of the sort that was the norm in New Orleans for the first 20 years of their NFL existence. Indeed, 1989 has been that bad for the Saints (7-7), who will go marching in against the Eagles (10-4) Monday night in the Superdome, hoping to prove they are a playoff-quality club, even if they are no longer a playoff contender. If that doesn't make the Saints worth worrying about, perhaps the mere law of averages should. In a season that has been devoid of good fortune, the Saints certainly are due for some.
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January 5, 1987 | By Gary Miles, Inquirer Staff Writer
Archbishop Kennedy jumped out to an early lead against host Upper Merion Saturday night, but the Saints fell victim to scoring inconsistency and lost the nonleague game, 54-44. "We've played seven games and have yet to play four good quarters," said Kennedy coach Jim Shaffer. The Saints (1-6) received two field goals apiece from junior forward Sean Flanagan and senior forward Tom Blomstrom to take a 12-8 first-quarter lead. But the offense fell apart in the second quarter, and the Vikings (5-5)
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September 29, 1988 | Special to The Inquirer / HINDA SCHUMAN
Friends and families of SS. Cosmas and Damian Church on Fifth Avenue and Maple Street in Conshohocken celebrated its 76th annual festival honoring its two namesake saints Sunday. After a 12:15 p.m. Mass was offered, a procession of saints was held, including the statue of St. Clementine, borne by (from left) Josette Gourdain, Retala S. Jour, Marily St. Ellen and Annesly Orbuthnott, all of Brooklyn. People came from as far away as Canada and the Caribbean to take part in the festivities.
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January 2, 1986 | By Joe Ferry, Special to The Inquirer
It should have been easy, but the Archbishop Kennedy basketball team made it extremely difficult. The Saints, up by as many as 11 points in the second half, had to sweat out a 48-42 victory over Upper Merion in the consolation game of the Wayne Rotary tourney Monday night. "We were terrible from the foul line in the fourth quarter," said head coach Jim Shaffer. "We missed 11 free throws in the fourth quarter to let them back in the game. " The Saints (3-4) were ahead 20-15 at halftime but stretched that lead to 11 points in the opening minutes of the third quarter.
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November 5, 2012
The Saints have Bountygate and are without their head coach this season. The Eagles can't finish 8-8 or they'll be without their coach beyond next season. Both teams are not living up to recent heights. The Saints are 2-5 and have shown how vital coaches are in the NFL, with their leader  Sean Payton  suspended for the season. The Eagles are 3-4, and some may wonder if  Andy Reid  has been suspended because the team has often been a rudderless ship. Reid has already fired his defensive coordinator.
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April 4, 2012 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
NEW ORLEANS head coach Sean Payton, general manager Mickey Loomis and assistant head coach Joe Vitt are set to have their NFL appeals heard Thursday regarding the punishment they've received for their roles in the Saints' bounty system. League spokesman Greg Aiello confirmed the hearing schedule in an email to the Associated Press on Tuesday afternoon. Aiello also said former Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, who has since taken a job as defensive coordinator with the St. Louis Rams, did not appeal his indefinite suspension.
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December 29, 1992 | by Ray Didinger, Daily News Sports Writer
New Orleans coach Jim Mora doesn't need films to recall what happened the last time his team played the Eagles. The image of Herschel Walker breaking through the Saints' line and shaking off tacklers like so many droplets of water still is fresh, very fresh, in Mora's mind. "They just ripped us running the football," Mora said yesterday as the 12-4 Saints began preparing for Sunday's NFC wild-card date with the 11-5 Eagles at the Louisiana Superdome. "It's as bad as we've been ripped around here in some time (with an opponent)
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October 3, 1988 | By Jeremy Treatman, Special to The Inquirer
Academy Park football coach Sal Oropollo is breathing a lot easier these days. After starting the season with two losses, the veteran Knights coach has seen his team bounce back for two straight victories, including Friday night's 15-8 triumph over nonleague foe Archbishop Kennedy at the Garthwaite Field in Conshohocken. "The kids played well . . . and they had to," said Oropollo. "Because this (Kennedy) is a good football team. . . . We've been really improving a lot, and everybody is coming through now no matter what their role may be. " The coach cited the fact that the offense came together against the Saints, who are 1-3, despite the absence of a set backfield.
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February 2, 2016 | By Dick Jerardi, Daily News Columnist
MY TOP four NCAA Tournament seeds if the selections were today. East: North Carolina South: Oklahoma Midwest: Iowa West: Villanova Each tournament selection committee is different, but if there is one common denominator among members through the years, it would be the value of road wins. After all, teams do not play NCAA Tournament games on regular home courts. If the selections were today, Saint Joseph's almost certainly would be in the field because, after winning Saturday at Rhode Island, 64-55, the Hawks (18-3, 7-1 Atlantic 10)
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January 20, 2016 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
The first test for the Neumann-Goretti girls' basketball team occurred just four games into the season - against Archbishop Wood - in a rematch of the previous two Catholic League championship games. The Saints passed. The next test came just over a week later against Inter-Ac power Germantown Academy. After that was a trip to Delaware with tough teams from New York waiting to take down the Saints. Check and check. A couple of league matchups here, a familiar opponent there, and the Saints had yet to falter.
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January 18, 2016
Orlando R. Barone is a writer in Doylestown He was the finest athlete I ever saw up close, certainly the best I ever played against. I got to know him in high school, where he was a varsity baseball player. I sat right behind him in homeroom for two of our four years at Monsignor Bonner High School in Drexel Hill, because of the alphabet. He was Atkinson; I was Barone. He was unassuming and good-natured, but not the sort of person who would up and decide to become a priest. When he up and decided to become a priest, I was surprised.
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January 13, 2016 | By Aaron Carter, Staff Writer
Vaughn Covington is an extremely intelligent basketball player with a deft shooting stroke. The slender point guard for Neumann-Goretti also knows his limitations. In Saints' 74-50 win at La Salle on Monday night, the 5-foot-11, 160-pound senior did his damage from the perimeter. "That definitely was a big focal point coming into high school," Covington said. "I had to develop a good jump shot because I knew I wasn't going to be over 6-foot-1, and I'm skinny already so I wasn't going to be able to finish at the rim against bigger guys.
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December 20, 2015 | By Ladd Biro, For The Inquirer
Here are my picks to roll, and get rolled, in Week 15 of the 2015 season. Watch 'em roll Matt Stafford, QB, Lions at Saints. Stafford is a high-volume passer even against good secondaries, partly because the Lions can't run worth a darn. Expect Calvin Johnson to play a much bigger role in the Monday nighter as well. Denard Robinson, RB, Jaguars vs. Falcons. All indications are that T.J. Yeldon will miss this game with a knee injury, giving Robinson an opportunity to reprise his role as Jacksonville's dual-threat workhorse.
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December 11, 2015 | By Ed Barkowitz, Daily News Staff Writer
THE CHATTER around the fantasy football taproom this week was heavy on the Buccaneers. Should I start Jameis Winston? Where does Mike Evans rank? How about that Rastafarian guy at tight end? Uh, that's Austin Sefarian-Jenkins. While the Bucs are building a nice foundation in Tampa (life's good when there's a franchise quarterback in the building), many of this week's fantasy questions are more because of whom the Bucs are playing. The Saints got rid of defensive coordinator Rob Ryan after giving up 324 yards and four TD passes to Kirk Cousins in Week 10, but their generosity has continued.
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November 23, 2015 | Ellen Gray, Daily News
* THE LEFTOVERS. 9 p.m. Sunday, HBO. Did we really see what we thought we saw at the end of last Sunday's episode? If so, what could that mean for the series? And if not - my head hurts. I'm not leaving now, that's for sure. Ep. 17: Weeks Ahead *  SAINTS & STRANGERS . 9 p.m. Sunday and Monday, National Geographic Channel. Two-night miniseries about the Mayflower passengers' immigrant experiences stars has Kalani Queypo playing the crucial Squanto in a story more complicated than the one in all those Thanksgiving pageants.
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November 20, 2015 | BY DICK JERARDI, Daily News Staff Writer jerardd@phillynews.com
AFTER THE first 250 games, scoring across college basketball is up from 69 points per game last year to 74, due to some combination of the 30-second shot clock and increased emphasis on allowing offensive freedom of movement. Scoring is way, way up Hawk Hill. Last season, the Hawks averaged just 61.7 points per game. After blasting Buffalo, 89-67 Wednesday night at Hagan Arena, the Hawks (3-0) are averaging 81.3 points. Now, it is very early and the competition is about to get much more serious when Phil Martelli's team travels to Mohegan Sun in Connecticut to play Florida Saturday and either Purdue or Old Dominion Sunday, but, as signs go, the increased scoring is positive.
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November 17, 2015 | BY DICK JERARDI, Daily News Staff Writer jerardd@phillynews.com
IF THIS was last November and Saint Joseph's had played a first half in which DeAndré Bembry has as many fouls (two) as shots from the field and free-throw line combined, the offensively-challenged Hawks might have been in single digits. Sunday evening at Hagan Arena, this SJU team, with more firepower, actually put up 34 points at the break and had Niagara down six on the way to a 73-62 win. Now, Niagara, 15-50 in two seasons plus two games since coach Joe Mihalich went to Hofstra and took some very talented players with him, is not the kind of opponent the Hawks will see in the Atlantic 10. But 2-0 is 2-0 and that is SJU after beating Drexel in the Friday opener.
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November 15, 2015 | By Peter Dobrin, Inquirer Music Critic
With a repertoire spanning a few hundred years, Seraphic Fire is likely to morph before our ears this season in its first visits to Philadelphia. The professional choir from Miami, in a local debut Thursday night at St. Clement's Church, fused its sound to Handel, Purcell, and Marc-Antoine Charpentier, and in this guise - with New York instrumental ensemble the Sebastians in tow - the group made a strong case for itself as an authoritative purveyor of three distinct strains of baroque music.
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