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December 18, 2014
For the sixth straight time, the Flyers lose to the Lightning. D1.
SPORTS
February 24, 2012 | By Chris Melchiorre, For The Inquirer
Maybe it's the footwork. Maybe it's the quick hands - the physical style as fit for clearing a running lane as it is for scoring a takedown. But on the mat, Haddon Heights' Alex and Ryan Thompson look like football players. "The two sports go hand-in-hand," Garnets wrestling coach Chris Ormsby said. Plenty of athletes slide seamlessly into wrestling after football. Few marry the techniques and movements of the sports as the Thompson brothers have. For years, the two called themselves football players.
NEWS
April 19, 2013 | BY SEAN COLLINS WALSH, Daily News Staff Writer walshSE@phillynews.com, 215-854-4172
ALONGSIDE retired Eagles giant Brian Dawkins and actual giant Dikembe Mutombo, formerly of the Sixers, Mayor Nutter announced Wednesday that Philadelphia will host an international conference in September on how sports can be an agent of positive social change. Beyond Sport, which is chaired by former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, brings about 1,000 participants together each year to discuss the role of sports in community building. Recent locations have included London, Chicago and Cape Town, South Africa.
NEWS
December 24, 2012 | By Patricia Mans, For The Inquirer
Jose, 15, is passionate about sports and fashion and hopes to combine them in a career when he grows up. Eager to be successful, he envisions designing his own line of sneakers. He doesn't have a name yet for his line, but he does plan to use his favorite colors, blue and green. Jose keeps busy with a variety of activities. He loves playing the guitar and watching and participating in sports. Polite and well-mannered, he has many friends and enjoys spending time with them. A ninth grader, Jose is a good student, and especially enjoys math and gym. Jose wants very much to be adopted.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 14, 2014 | By Patricia Mans, For The Inquirer
When they hear the word adoption, people often think of babies. However, the majority of children in need of permanent homes are school-age, and many are teenagers. Among them is Jordan. At 15, he is handsome, attentive, and well-mannered, and takes pride in his appearance. He also excels in sports, enjoys playing basketball with friends, and gets a kick out of testing his skills at video games. Jordan's favorite foods are hamburgers, french fries, spaghetti with meatballs, rice and beans, and salads.
NEWS
February 23, 2012 | By Chris Melchiorre, FOR THE INQUIRER
Maybe it's the footwork. Maybe it's the quick hands - the physical style as fit for clearing a running lane as it is for scoring a takedown. But on the mat, Haddon Heights' Alex and Ryan Thompson look like football players. "The two sports go hand-in-hand," Garnets wrestling coach Chris Ormsby said. Plenty of athletes slide seamlessly into wrestling after football. Few marry the techniques and movements of the sports as the Thompson brothers have. For years, the two called themselves football players.
NEWS
October 5, 2012
By Eric Zillmer Sports remind us of the laws of the universe in many ways - the predictable flight of a golf ball, the field goal attempt that drifts wide, the geometry celebrated with every pitch of a baseball. And if there is one sport that is defined by the laws of Einstein and Newton, it's squash. Squash is a tough game with simple rules. At the elite level, two competitors are confined to a rectangular glass enclosure. With the semisoft squash ball traveling at speeds up to 170 m.p.h., and with all walls and angles in play, it is mesmerizing to watch.
SPORTS
October 29, 2013 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
THE REV. FRANK Berna, O.F.M. Ph.D., sees sports from a different perspective. Berna, the director of the Graduate Religion Program in Theology and Ministry at La Salle University teaches a course called "Sports and Spirituality. " For those who think the course might be about athletes thanking the almighty after scoring a touchdown, or hitting a home run . . . well . . . think again. According to the course description, students study the "contemporary spirituality in relation to the phenomena of sports.
NEWS
August 8, 2012 | By Peter Mucha, Inquirer Staff Writer
The NCAA and the four major professional sports leagues are suing to prevent New Jersey from legalizing sports betting. The suit was filed Tuesday morning in U.S. District Court in Trenton, with Major League Baseball, the National Basketball Association, the National Hockey League and the National Football League joining the National Collegiate Athletic Association as plaintiffs. The complaint argues the state has pursued a course of action that could, "within the next two months," allows casinos and racetracks to "commence gambling operations on amateur and professional sports.
SPORTS
January 23, 2014 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Temple president Neil D. Theobald has scheduled a meeting for Tuesday with the coaches and athletes from the seven sports Temple has announced it is cutting at the end of the academic year. This will be the first time coaches and athletes from discontinued sports will have a chance to address university administrators and trustees since the sports cuts were announced after a board of trustees vote in December. According to a source, coaches from each targeted sport - baseball, men's gymnastics, men's and women's rowing, softball, men's track and field, and indoor track - have been informed that they can bring up to two athletes from each sport to the meeting inside the Liacouras Center, and that each team will have up to 15 minutes for a presentation.
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NEWS
September 19, 2016
Bob Martin is a retired Inquirer writer and editor For many of us, this is not just the best time of the year; it's the greatest three months of the last four years. When the cooling temperatures of fall collide with the hot air mass of presidential politics and football, we move into a divine volatility, where from our armchairs we can feast on visceral verbiage, crushing hits, and a language that seems to feed on itself. In a realm where sports parlance has long been the province of politics, the football vocabulary offers a rich menu.
SPORTS
September 16, 2016 | By Mike Jensen, STAFF WRITER
The NCAA has been told that the Palestra and the Liacouras Center would be available for 2017 NCAA tournaments games that need a home, several sources said Wednesday. The Wells Fargo Center had originally bid for the 2017 dates but now is booked for the March 17-19 period that is open because the NCAA pulled seven championship events from North Carolina this week in reaction to a state law that the NCAA and other critics say is discriminatory toward LGBT people. The women's soccer final four, originally scheduled for Dec. 2 and 4 in Cary, N.C., also needs a home, and Philadelphia is looking into the possibility of offering to host that tournament.
SPORTS
September 10, 2016 | By Rick O'Brien, STAFF WRITER
Practice and games scheduled for Friday and Saturday in all Public League sports have been postponed due to the anticipated heat index. The announcement came Thursday afternoon. "The school district made the decision based on the heat advisory," said James Lynch, the Philadelphia School District's executive director of athletics. Among the Public League football contests postponed is Friday night's Independence Division showdown between Imhotep Charter, ranked No. 2 in Southeastern Pennsylvania by the Inquirer, and No. 19 Northeast.
SPORTS
September 9, 2016 | By Sam Carchidi, STAFF WRITER
Second of two parts Lou Scheinfeld is spearheading a project that he hopes will lead to a sports museum - featuring artifacts from the Phillies, Eagles, Flyers, and 76ers - being erected near the South Philadelphia sports complex. For the last five years, Scheinfeld, a former Flyers vice president, has been meeting with civic leaders and city groups, cultivating the idea of having a Philadelphia sports museum built in the shadow of the Wells Fargo Center, Lincoln Financial Field, and Citizens Bank Park.
SPORTS
September 8, 2016 | By Sam Carchidi, STAFF WRITER
First of two parts When you walk into the DePace Sports Museum in Collingswood, you are greeted by a dizzying, one-of-a-kind array of memorabilia from the Phillies, Eagles, Flyers, and 76ers, among others. The museum, which organizers hope is relocated to the South Philadelphia sports complex in the near future, is loaded with jerseys and equipment used by a who's who in sports. The most charming part of the museum, however, is the collection of unique artifacts that Nicholas DePace has accumulated, including the bell from the famed 1926 heavyweight championship fight between Jack Dempsey and Gene Tunney before more than 120,000 fans in rainy Philadelphia, and the turnstile from old Connie Mack Stadium.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 7, 2016 | By David Patrick Stearns, Staff Writer
'Go home and hug your mother!" That gruffly stated order upon leaving the Jack Costello Boxing Club is a standard in the Irish-dominated Tacony neighborhood where 25 to 50 sweaty young boxers, many of them teenagers, turn up on weekday evenings for training, sparring, and maybe even getting their lives together. Or, sometimes not. The trainers watch for injuries in the ring but also keep an eye out for the less-visible ones, the ones the boxers may already have. "I don't know what's so terrible that a 15-year-old would commit suicide," said Patrick Costello, 55, one of several volunteers who run the place, "but he did. " He won't say much more about the teenager who used to train there regularly, but the memory of him reminds Costello why he's there.
NEWS
August 30, 2016
ISSUE | GENDER BIAS All women deserve respect I was pleased to see Melissa E. Mishcon's commentary, "Swim like a girl? You wish," (Friday). As a parent and teacher, I have been disturbed by the continued elevation of male accomplishments over and against those of girls and women. The commentary's accurate critique of "female gender still being used as an insult" missed an even larger opportunity to challenge the dismissal of the accomplishments of women of color. In every example, there are added implications for females of color through attacks on their looks, supposed attitudes, and temperament.
SPORTS
August 28, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
The Union's 2-1 win on Wednesday at Columbus was not only a much-needed victory in their Major League Soccer playoff quest but an affirmation on this year's MLS SuperDraft. For the second time all season the Union's three first-round draft choices - No. 2 selection, defender Josh Yaro; No. 3, defender Keegan Rosenberry; and No. 6, midfielder/forward Fabian Herbers - were in the starting lineup. And all three played an integral part in the win. Herbers scored the first goal, and, after Columbus tied the score, Rosenberry got the game-winner.
SPORTS
August 28, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
Saturday at 7 p.m., Talen Energy Stadium   Records: SKC, 11-11-5, 38 points; Union, 10-9-7, 37 points. TV: The Comcast Network Coaches: SKC, Peter Vermes, 101-80-58; Union, Jim Curtin, 26-29-19. Goals for: SKC, 32; Union, 45. Goals against: SKC, 30; Union 41. SKC on the road: 2-7-4. Union at home: 7-3-3. Last MLS game: SKC beat the visiting Vancouver Whitecaps, 2-0, on Saturday. The Union won Wednesday at Columbus, 2-1. About Sporting Kansas City: Defender Kevin Ellis is suspended for the game for violent conduct that endangered the safety of an opponent in Saturday's match against the Vancouver Whitecaps.
SPORTS
August 26, 2016 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Columnist
AS FAR AS being a welcomed site for a professional sports league, Las Vegas got out of the penalty box in June, when NHL commissioner Gary Bettman announced that the mecca of gambling in America was granted an expansion franchise that would begin play in the 2017-18 season. Except for the 1982-83 NBA season when the Utah Jazz played 11 games there, Sin City had always been left on the outside looking in when it came to consideration from the "Big Four" professional leagues. The NBA held its All-Star Weekend in Vegas in 2007, while the Canadian Football League, the defunct XFL and United Football League briefly had franchises, and NASCAR and the PGA are regular tour stops.
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