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November 9, 2000 | by Edward Moran, Daily News Sports Writer
Martina Hingis was getting caught playing the power game. Trying to match strokes with the most formidable hitters in women's tennis - players like Lindsay Davenport, and Serena and Venus Williams - isn't what lifted Hingis to the world's No. 1 ranking. "I was hitting the ball hard, but with no control," Hingis said yesterday afternoon after dispatching Elena Bovina, 6-4, 6-1, in the first round of the Advanta Championships at Villanova's Pavilion. "My game has never been to hit the ball hard.
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July 25, 1988 | By BARBARA BECK, Daily News Staff Writer
Track star Florence Griffith-Joyner is not like other human beings. She doesn't put her pants on like the rest of us. Griffith-Joyner, who ran last year's World Championships in a hooded bodysuit that once belonged to a speedskater from Mars, now wears something called a "one-legger" - thanks to an experiment at home with scissors. She has these bodysuits in lime green and in purple; she finishes off the outfit with a contrasting barely there briefkini over the unitard. Of course, Griffith-Joyner makes statements in other ways.
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July 4, 2011 | By David O'Reilly and David Sell, Inquirer Staff Writers
Four Coatesville Area School District students were killed early Sunday morning when their car flipped and slid up an embankment near a challenging stretch of two-lane road in West Brandywine Township. The West Brandywine Police Department said in a statement that the crash occurred just before 1 a.m. in the 1300 block of North Manor Road. Police said all four occupants of the car were ejected during the crash. "Names are not being disclosed at this time due to the pending investigation," police said in a statement.
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June 7, 1998 | By Jim Salisbury, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Curt Schilling looks for his first win since May 12 when he faces the Blue Jays at SkyDome this afternoon. It ought to be interesting to see how Schilling fares. He's coming off two difficult starts in which he has given up 20 hits and 11 earned runs. That's as many earned runs as he allowed in his previous six starts. In his two most recent starts, Schilling has struck out just eight, leading some to wonder if he's tired. His fastball lacked its usual life in the early innings of his last start, Tuesday against the Expos.
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May 31, 1987 | By Diane Pucin, Inquirer Staff Writer (Correspondent David Shaw contributed to this article.)
Bishop Shanahan baseball coach George Hadfield told his team Thursday to play aggressively on the basepaths and in the batters box in the District 1 Class AA playoff semifinal against Springfield (Montco) at Haverford College. The hitting advice paid off. The Eagles stroked the ball well and sprayed six hits off opposing pitcher Chris Shelly. Meanwhile, Springfield managed only three hits off Bob Niersbach. But the baserunning was a little too aggressive. The Eagles had two men thrown out at the plate, another picked off third and a fourth caught in a rundown between first and second when he made too wide a turn on a single.
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June 5, 2010 | By Phil Anastasia, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
TOMS RIVER, N.J. - Their No. 5 hitter, no speed demon, beat out an infield single and scored the first run by escaping from a rundown. Their leadoff hitter, no power guy, broke the game open with a two-run homer far over the left-field fence. But one thing was typical for the Pitman Panthers in the Group 1 state baseball championship game: the superb pitching of Steve Schuler. The senior lefthander worked a complete game, allowing seven hits with 13 strikeouts, as Pitman beat Whippany Park, 5-0, Saturday at Toms River East.
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June 22, 2011 | By Jeremy Roebuck and Kathleen Brady Shea, Inquirer Staff Writers
Friends of Jackass star Ryan Dunn knew him as an adrenaline junkie behind the wheel, a lover of fast cars with a devil-may-care demeanor on the roads. And he had a record to prove it. In the 13 years before his death Monday in a fiery Chester County crash, Dunn was cited at least 23 times, including 10 stops for speeding and careless driving and three more for driving with a suspended license. Among those violations - 90 percent of which ended in guilty pleas - was a 2005 DUI arrest.
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July 3, 2011 | By David O’Reilly and David Sell, INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
Four Coatesville Area School District students were killed early Sunday morning when their car flipped and slid up an embankment near a challenging stretch of two-lane road in West Brandywine Township. The West Brandywine police department said in a statement that the crash occurred just before 1 a.m. in the 1300 block of North Manor Road. Police said the students - all boys under 18 - were ejected during the crash. "Names are not being disclosed at this time due to the pending investigation," police said in a statement.
SPORTS
September 16, 2002 | By Marc Narducci INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Randy Wolf acknowledged that he was as tired as the Pittsburgh Pirates' bats. There aren't many pitchers who would take themselves out of a scoreless game after allowing just one hit through eight innings. Wolf had had enough, even though it meant another quality start with nothing to show in the personal-win column. His departure didn't prove disastrous for the Phillies, thanks to that noted speed demon Johnny Estrada, slowly becoming Mr. Fan Appreciation Day. Estrada, who can be timed running to first base with a sundial, legged out a fielder's choice that scored Pat Burrell from third base as the Phillies defeated the Pirates, 1-0, in 10 innings at overcast Veterans Stadium.
SPORTS
September 11, 1998 | by Marcus Hayes, Daily News Sports Writer
It's all about attitude. Playing on the road in the NFL is invading the den of a sleeping monster and stealing its young. It is sneaking in, wrestling the beast to the ground and walking away with its most precious possession. At least, that is the way the road-cursed Eagles now approach their trips away from Philadelphia. "[They] are like a bear hibernating," running back Duce Staley said of opposing hosts. "A bear's not going to let you come in and take its cub. " Not without a fight, anyway.
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August 5, 2014
FORGET THE World Cup. Forget the Phillies. (Really.) Forget the Sixers. (Please.) Philadelphia owns a world record. The Philadelphia Parking Authority ticketed a motorist for "meter expired" even before he got out of his car. Here's what happened, according to ticketee Brian Yan: It was about 11 a.m. July 10, and he had dropped his girlfriend off on Arch Street near 22nd. He turned onto 22nd and pulled his white 2010 Ford Taurus into a parking space to get a cup of coffee.
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July 4, 2011 | By David O'Reilly and David Sell, Inquirer Staff Writers
Four Coatesville Area School District students were killed early Sunday morning when their car flipped and slid up an embankment near a challenging stretch of two-lane road in West Brandywine Township. The West Brandywine Police Department said in a statement that the crash occurred just before 1 a.m. in the 1300 block of North Manor Road. Police said all four occupants of the car were ejected during the crash. "Names are not being disclosed at this time due to the pending investigation," police said in a statement.
NEWS
July 3, 2011 | By David O’Reilly and David Sell, INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
Four Coatesville Area School District students were killed early Sunday morning when their car flipped and slid up an embankment near a challenging stretch of two-lane road in West Brandywine Township. The West Brandywine police department said in a statement that the crash occurred just before 1 a.m. in the 1300 block of North Manor Road. Police said the students - all boys under 18 - were ejected during the crash. "Names are not being disclosed at this time due to the pending investigation," police said in a statement.
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June 22, 2011 | By Jeremy Roebuck and Kathleen Brady Shea, Inquirer Staff Writers
Friends of Jackass star Ryan Dunn knew him as an adrenaline junkie behind the wheel, a lover of fast cars with a devil-may-care demeanor on the roads. And he had a record to prove it. In the 13 years before his death Monday in a fiery Chester County crash, Dunn was cited at least 23 times, including 10 stops for speeding and careless driving and three more for driving with a suspended license. Among those violations - 90 percent of which ended in guilty pleas - was a 2005 DUI arrest.
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June 5, 2010 | By Phil Anastasia, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
TOMS RIVER, N.J. - Their No. 5 hitter, no speed demon, beat out an infield single and scored the first run by escaping from a rundown. Their leadoff hitter, no power guy, broke the game open with a two-run homer far over the left-field fence. But one thing was typical for the Pitman Panthers in the Group 1 state baseball championship game: the superb pitching of Steve Schuler. The senior lefthander worked a complete game, allowing seven hits with 13 strikeouts, as Pitman beat Whippany Park, 5-0, Saturday at Toms River East.
NEWS
November 9, 2006
RE "Why drivers go wild" (letters, Nov. 2): In his indictment of Philadelphia motorists, Len Trower suggests that we might be driving too slowly. This is about as smart as the letter-writer who argued that tavern patrons should be armed. And as for his assertion that the city's bicycle lanes are "useless," I invite Mr. Trower to join me and the thousands of other bike commuters who use these lanes daily. He'll get a different perspective on Philadelphia traffic - as well as exercise.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 3, 2005 | By Akweli Parker INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
I've finally found the strength to admit the truth. My name is Akweli, and I like to ride a motorcycle - fast. I've spent almost four years, since I started riding, craving a way to open up my street machine without endangering other drivers or becoming an organ donor myself. But motorcyclists on the street learn quickly that spanking their sportbikes like they were meant to be is roundly frowned upon by cops, insurance companies and fellow motorists. After a few wild rides (and close calls)
SPORTS
December 10, 2004 | By Jeff McLane INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It's an amusing clich?. The dumb jock daydreaming during English class about making the big play in the big game. But R.C. Lagomarsino isn't your stereotypical jock. And he's certainly not dumb. So you can excuse the Lansdale Catholic tailback if his head wasn't completely in the game this week. "It's definitely been tough to concentrate in school," Lagomarsino said. "I think if you ask any of the football players, you'll get the same response, because it's a huge game, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 10, 2003 | By BOB STRAUSS -Los Angeles Daily News
I N EVERY James Bond movie, the reckless spy gets outfitted with a sleek new luxury car - complete with nifty gadgets and armaments - that he will inevitably smash up after a death-defying chase. Audiences never tire of this ritual. It's like visiting a fancy auto showroom and getting permission to drive the shiny expensive toy irresponsibly and in the process wreck a bunch of other cars. "Nobody is ever going to come out of a movie theater going, 'Oh, that was stupid,' as long as they crash stuff," observed veteran stunt coordinator and lifelong racing fanatic Artie Malesci, who oversaw the good bad driving in "2 Fast 2 Furious.
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September 16, 2002 | By Marc Narducci INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Randy Wolf acknowledged that he was as tired as the Pittsburgh Pirates' bats. There aren't many pitchers who would take themselves out of a scoreless game after allowing just one hit through eight innings. Wolf had had enough, even though it meant another quality start with nothing to show in the personal-win column. His departure didn't prove disastrous for the Phillies, thanks to that noted speed demon Johnny Estrada, slowly becoming Mr. Fan Appreciation Day. Estrada, who can be timed running to first base with a sundial, legged out a fielder's choice that scored Pat Burrell from third base as the Phillies defeated the Pirates, 1-0, in 10 innings at overcast Veterans Stadium.
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