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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. 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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SPORTS
August 10, 2015 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
PHILLY-BASED NFL agent Ed Wasielewski, who heads what he acknowledges is a "boutique" agency, EMG Sports, gains a higher national profile starting Tuesday with the debut of "The Agent," an Esquire Network series that focuses on four people plying their trade in the sport that obsesses much of America. Wasielewski and New York-based producer Amani Martin came up with the concept, Wasielewski said. As part of their pitch, they used a Daily News story written three years ago, in which Zach Berman, now with the Inquirer, shadowed Wasielewski during the 2012 NFL draft.
SPORTS
August 10, 2015 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Columnist
WILDWOOD - Summer, the Shore, and sports. Until last week, when my grandchildren and I watched a dreadlocked teen in a Dikembe Mutombo jersey launch basketball after basketball at an unyielding Wildwood boardwalk rim, I'd never combined those three evocative nouns in a single thought. That's the power of this resort town's boardwalk, a two-mile-long stretch where dreams and nightmares are as redolent as the salt air. You can't walk it without thinking. One moment you're conjuring sweet memories, the next you're pondering its blatant vulgarity.
NEWS
July 31, 2015 | BY REKHA BASU
RAHA MOHARRAK was 25 when her parents said it was time for her to marry, but she decided she wasn't a toaster - as in " Ping! It's ready" - the Saudi Arabian woman told a U.S. audience recently. "I wasn't ready. " Nor was she interested in giving up her job, car or independent life in Dubai, or up for the demeaning ritual in which "you get all dolled up, get onstage and dance at a wedding, and wait for some mom to see you and say, 'She's good for my son.' " Instead, Moharrak climbed Mount Everest.
SPORTS
July 18, 2015 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
It's not supposed to be this easy. It's supposed to take time, a lot of hard work and endless patience. Failure should precede success, and only those who can overcome it get to achieve greatness. At the moment, the expected timeline for a professional athlete's progression is being eaten alive by the ultra-talented young in a variety of sports. Start with baseball. Fox's theme for Tuesday night's All-Star Game telecast was baseball's youth movement and it was born of validity.
SPORTS
July 17, 2015 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - There's no way Jordan Spieth can possibly complete golf's calendar Grand Slam, right? Not at 21. Or probably any other age. Why? Well, because it's never been done in the modern era. He's halfway there, having gone wire-to-wire in April at the Masters (where he tied Tiger Woods' scoring record) before taking last month's U.S. Open by a shot when Dustin Johnson three-putted the 72nd green. Last week he won in a playoff at the John Deere, in his first start since Chambers Bay, even though a bunch of folks figured he would have been better off getting to the Old Course earlier to properly prepare for the third major of the season.
SPORTS
July 17, 2015 | BY SHAMUS CLANCY, For the Daily News
PHILLIES public address announcer Dan Baker has been belting out the names of the team's players since 1972, so it wasn't a surprise that when Garry Maddox was selected as one of the inductees in the 2015 class of the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame yesterday, Baker was on hand to call him onto stage for the announcement. "No. 31, Phillies centerfielder Garrrrrryyyy, Madddddoxxxx," Baker rang out to those in attendance, introducing and celebrating the career of Maddox, a defensive star in the outfield and an integral member of the Phillies' 1980 World Series championship team.
SPORTS
July 11, 2015 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
LANCASTER - It has been a monumental week for women's sports in this country. Delran's Carli Lloyd was singled out in a tweet from POTUS - that's an acronym for president of the United States - and invited over to Barack Obama's house along with her teammates after the U.S. women's soccer team won its third World Cup on Sunday in Canada. It was the most-watched soccer game in our country's history, drawing 25.4 million viewers for the Fox telecast. The party that never ends continues Friday with a ticker-tape parade down the Canyon of Heroes route in Lower Manhattan.
SPORTS
July 6, 2015 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Columnist
It was the summer of 1996, and - stop me if you've heard this before - Philadelphia was enduring a sports slump. With little to occupy me here, an enterprising editor suggested a road trip, one whose primary purpose would be to locate pickup baseball games, the kind that once were hallmarks of American summers. Discovering none on the first day out, I headed for what seemed like a logical destination, Cooperstown, N.Y., a town built on and devoted to baseball. There I encountered skateboarders at Doubleday Field, a re-creation of 19th-century town ball, and an organized baseball tournament at the Field of Dreams complex.
SPORTS
July 1, 2015 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
THERE ARE few things in life that pique the interest of 76ers coach Brett Brown as much as basketball. One of those, however, is his obsession with sports science. Yesterday, the team announced that it has hired Dr. David T. Martin as director of performance research and development. He joins the Sixers from his senior sports science position at the renowned Australian Institute of Sports. Brown has a long history of coaching in Australia, including serving as the head coach of the Australian Olympic team.
SPORTS
July 1, 2015 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Columnist
WASHINGTON - Elena Delle Donne, pride of Delaware, hit a new frontier, scoring 45 points last week for the Chicago Sky. It was her second 40-point game of the young WNBA season. Delle Donne got plenty of online shout-outs, but not everything was congratulatory. Somebody working for the Sky had the inspired idea of having Delle Donne read some mean posts on Twitter about her big-time game. First, in the reaction piece filmed by the Sky, Delle Donne noted that the SportsCenter tweet itself about her game spelled "Della wrong," then she got to the reaction tweets, the first noting they would "rather watch professional lawn mowing.
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