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NEWS
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. TheobaldĀ 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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BUSINESS
April 18, 2016 | By Suzette Parmley, Staff Writer
Close calls don't count in sports retailing, and that helps explain why it will soon be lights out for the Sports Authority store in Cherry Hill. The field is crowded - Dick's Sporting Goods (the 800-pound gorilla because of its scale), Modell's, REI, Cabela's, and Bass Pro Shops are among the players vying for the sporting dollar. There's also Schuylkill Valley Sports, an employee-owned firm with 18 stores in the Philadelphia region, and City Sports, an East Coast chain that tanked and is being revived by two Wharton-trained brothers.
SPORTS
April 13, 2016 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Columnist
PHILADELPHIA lost its most influential sports figure in history with Monday's passing of Flyers co-founder and Comcast Spectacor creator Ed Snider at 83 after a long battle with bladder cancer. The icon was a sports "futurist" who played some kind of role in virtually every major sporting occurrence in Philadelphia over the past five decades. From his bringing the NHL to Philadelphia in 1967 with the expansion Flyers to the birth of the sports television and entertainment entity known as Spectacor in 1974 that grew into Comcast Spectacor to the opening of the state-of-the-art CoreStates Center (now Wells Fargo Center)
SPORTS
April 4, 2016 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, STAFF WRITER
I really miss the Big Store. In 2016, nearly everyone's wardrobe includes considerable sports merchandise - baseball hats, golf shirts, team jackets, throwback jerseys. At college and professional events, it sometimes seems, most fans are dressed in the home team's colors, wearing their allegiance not just on their sleeves but all over. On Wednesday, when Villanova students assembled at a sendoff for their Final Four basketball team, so many were dressed in blue-and-white team gear that it looked as if the campus bookstore had been looted.
NEWS
March 26, 2016 | By Walter F. Naedele, Staff Writer
In the early 1970s, Patrick F. McGlade was a bit troubled that his six very athletic sisters had no place to play summer basketball. Those were the days before federal legislation required equality in sports, sister Agnus Berenato said, and "in the summer there was no place to play. " So, she said, Mr. McGlade helped organize the first such summer league, eight to 10 teams of players from several schools in Burlington, Camden, and Gloucester Counties. It certainly helped Berenato, who retired in 2013 as head women's basketball coach at the University of Pittsburgh.
NEWS
March 22, 2016
ISSUE | NATURE The call of the wild Mike Weilbacher of the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education seems frustrated by the emphasis on sporting events over those happening in our natural world ("On cusp of spring, real March madness awaits," March 13). Many people are not sensitive to the fine points of God's creation on this wonderful planet. Sports provide an easy way for parents to bond with their kids and for kids to socialize with their peers. In a way, sports are a modern substitute for group hunting, which was a necessity for survival.
NEWS
March 11, 2016 | By Steven Bohnel, Staff Writer
BIOLOGICALLY, Ryan Ciolli was John Moffat's nephew. But after Ciolli's father left him at the age of 3, John raised him as if he was his son. Because of John's support, Ryan legally changed his name to Ryan Moffat in June 2011, when he married. "I wanted my kids to know who he was," Ciolli, now 34, said. "And to be able to identify with the last name of him rather than my father, who they'll never meet and never had any real role in raising me. " John Moffat, 63, a lifelong resident of Andorra, died March 6 of cancer.
BUSINESS
March 9, 2016 | By Bob Fernandez, Staff Writer
Comcast Corp. said Monday that it had acquired the Philadelphia real-time sports-information service OneTwoSee that tech guys Chris Reynolds and Jason Angelides launched out of a rowhouse at 20th and Brandywine Streets five years ago. OneTwoSee's insight has been to apply real-time auto traffic analytics seen on TV news to sports, tracking game momentum and player statistics with easy-to-read graphics. The company, in effect, has brought big data together with multibillion-dollar TV sports.
SPORTS
March 7, 2016 | By Phil Anastasia, Columnist
We embrace the madness. But we can't forget the sadness. We love to hear the cheers. But we can't ignore the tears. There are two sides to this time of the scholastic sports calendar. That's why it's such a special time - it's so high and low, so gleeful and glum, so heart-filling and so heartbreaking. Over the last two weeks, we've seen - as always - basketball players celebrating buzzer-beating shots and improbable comebacks and wrestlers jumping into the arms of their coaches.
BUSINESS
March 1, 2016 | By Suzette Parmley, Staff Writer
Game on! City Sports is hoping to rise from the athletic-apparel graveyard under the ownership of a pair of Wharton-trained brothers who love sports and have been outfitting suburban soccer enthusiasts. Brent Sonnek-Schmelz, 39, and brother Blake, 37, bought the intellectual property rights - IP for short - for City Sports at a bankruptcy auction in December for $400,000. "By having the IP, it gives us the name 'City Sports' to use, its logo, data list of customers, and website," Brent Sonnek-Schmelz said last week.
BUSINESS
February 19, 2016 | By Chris Mondics, Staff Writer
Lawyers for professional sports leagues and the State of New Jersey clashed in oral arguments Wednesday before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in a case that could decide the fate of a years-long effort by New Jersey to institute sports betting. The case features two of the nation's top legal guns, Paul Clement, who represented the sports leagues, and Theodore Olson, who argued on behalf of New Jersey. Both served at different times as U.S. solicitor general under President George W. Bush.
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