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February 25, 1987 | By MARC MELTZER, Daily News Staff Writer
US Sprint said yesterday that its share of Philadelphia long-distance telephone customers has grown as much as two percentage points in its battle to overtake MCI Communications, the second-largest long-distance company here, after AT&T. Gabriel A. Battista, president of US Sprint's Atlantic division, also said that, by the end of the year, the company should be able to "set up" calls in six to seven seconds, one-third the time it took last spring. The set-up time is the period between the finish of dialing and the start of ringing at the other end of the line.
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April 15, 1987 | By MARC MELTZER, Daily News Staff Writer
US Sprint, the nation's third biggest long-distance company, is preparing to oppose Bell of Pennsylvania's plan to deregulate much of its business, contending the idea would be far too costly to consumers and others. A state Senate committee has scheduled a hearing for Monday on Bell's proposal. Under the proposal, the phone company would contribute $100 million during five years for state economic development if the state approves the partial deregulation plan. In December, the company called for revised regulations for its non- residential services to allow Bell to better compete with unregulated firms that have entered the field since the court-ordered breakup of the Bell system.
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April 25, 1986 | By Al Haas, Inquirer Staff Writer
With all the attention devoted to the $3,990 Yugo and the $4,995 Hyundai in recent times, another new little economy car has been kind of lost in the shuffle. And that's a shame, because the $5,660 Chevrolet Sprint deserves a better fate than that. The quality of this car is much higher than the Yugo's and at least as good as the Hyundai's. And when it comes to gas mileage, the forte of any minicar, the other two aren't even close. The Yugo and Hyundai have city EPAs in the 20s. The Sprint has an EPA city rating of 44 - which is 6 miles per gallon less than this driver obtained.
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April 26, 2009 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
The spirited Friday morning talk in the color-splashed Jamaican sector of Franklin Field's north grandstands had been all about whether Olympic hero Usain Bolt would be in Philadelphia this weekend. Then suddenly, as a heat of the Penn Relays' boys' small-school 4x100 drew near, the conversation stopped. The men and women in green-and-gold T-shirts, jackets and hats rose in unison, as if they'd just heard the first notes of their island nation's anthem. "Where is Nickel?" whispered a man whose prodigious dreadlocks were piled beneath a knit cap. Nickel Ashmeade, the lanky, euphoniously named runner, wearing Jamaica's ubiquitous green and gold, would be on the second leg in a heat St. Jago's should have dominated.
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July 4, 1987 | By Sarajane Freligh, Inquirer Staff Writer
His goal once was to someday ride wheel to wheel with Europe's finest cyclists as all of France cheered him from the side of the road. While most of the adolescent males of America pray for a football player's physique, Ken Carpenter bemoaned his every extra inch. "I wanted to do the Tour de France and all that," said Carpenter, who finished third to eventual champion Scott Berryman last night in the John E. duPont National Cycling Championships at the Lehigh County Velodrome. "But my junior year I weighed 175. The next year I was 200. And then I got up to 220. " When he reached his full height of 6-4, his dream gave way to hard reality.
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February 22, 1999 | By Marcia C. Smith, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The West Catholic girls' sprint medley team ran the nation's fastest time this season at the Simplot Games at Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho, yesterday. At the university's Holt Arena, the West Catholic quartet of freshman Tiffany Bradley, sophomore Sara Hatchett, junior Renee Fortune and freshman Evelyn Dwyer posted a time of 4 minutes, 4.07 seconds, taking the lead in the final 800-meter leg over Utah's Kearns High School, which finished second in 4:06.22. The winning time - the ninth-fastest time ever run in the event, Burrs coach Lenny Jordan said - bested this indoor season's previous top time in the nation, 4:06.
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March 4, 2005 | By Mike Jensen INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Down at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Ark., they're getting the idea that Tim Ritchey might make a pretty fair poker player. The Delaware Park-based trainer of top Kentucky Derby contender Afleet Alex kept it pretty hush-hush that he wanted to put his colt in a six-furlong race tomorrow. But when the entries came out yesterday for the $50,000 Mountain Valley Stakes at Oaklawn, Afleet Alex was among them. He is ready to make his 3-year-old debut, with Jeremy Rose riding, in Afleet Alex's first race since placing second in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile.
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June 20, 1988 | By Gary Miles, Inquirer Staff Writer
While most of the riders in yesterday's $110,000 CoreStates U.S. Pro Cycling Championship spent Saturday resting up for the 156-mile race, Italy's Roberto Gaggioli was winning a 40-mile contest in Washington, D.C. And, after most of the riders in yesterday's race had dropped out by the ninth lap, Gaggioli, of the Pepsi-Fanini team, produced a furious sprint in the final 200 meters to edge Norway's Dag-Otto Lauritzen of the 7-Eleven team and...
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July 19, 1988 | By Anthony Gnoffo Jr., Inquirer Staff Writer The Associated Press contributed to this article
GTE Corp. said yesterday that it planned to sell for $600 million most of its half of US Sprint to its partner in the unprofitable long-distance telecommunications venture, United Telecommunications Inc. The companies also announced that US Sprint president Robert H. Snedaker would take early retirement effective Aug. 15. William T. Esrey, United Telecom president and chief executive, will take on Snedaker's duties, at least temporarily....
BUSINESS
May 14, 1986 | By Neill Borowski, Inquirer Staff Writer
Thousands of long-distance-telephone customers probably thought they had found the best of all toll bargains when they received their recent GTE Sprint Communications Corp. bills. But, no such luck. Sprint has acknowledged that because of a computer glitch, $10 million or more in long-distance calls were not billed between late February and late last month. And now the third-largest long-distance carrier is trying to reconstruct the list of calls so it can bill customers.
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August 18, 2016 | By Elliott Denman, For The Inquirer
RIO DE JANEIRO - The world record-holder in the women's 100-meter hurdles, Kendra Harrison, couldn't even make the U.S. Olympic team. That tells you a lot about the strength of the American trio in the sprint hurdles event at Estadio Olimpico. "We definitely have a lot of talent," said Philadelphian Nia Ali after the first round of the event Tuesday morning. "We certainly have the potential to go 1-2-3," said teammate Kristi Castlin. "I'm excited, I think we're all capable of [a sweep]
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July 19, 2016 | By Chris Hepp, Staff Writer
Consternation briefly clouded Anna Adams-Sarthou's features as she sized up the cluster of television crews that cluttered the path to the podium. With the day's stars, former Gov. Ed Rendell and Philadelphia School Superintendent William R. Hite Jr., waiting in the wings, the once-aspiring ballerina turned political-communications specialist firmly cleared a runway in advance of Wednesday's news conference to promote a "youth engagement" program in conjunction with the coming Democratic National Convention.
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June 27, 2016 | By Paul Schwedelson, STAFF WRITER
Sean Fenoff didn't feel great when he woke up Saturday morning. He was fatigued and had a stomach ache. Still, Fenoff, 16, was the top male finisher at the TriRock Philadelphia Sprint Triathlon. "You've got to work with what you have," Fenoff said. Elizabeth Edwards, 17, of Kennett Square, was the top female racer. The course, along the Schuylkill near Fairmount Park, featured a half-mile swim, a 15.7-mile bike race, and a 3.1-mile run. Fenoff had a time of 1 hour, 15 minutes, 26 seconds, and Edwards finished in 1:25:18.
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June 8, 2016 | By Paul Schwedelson, STAFF WRITER
LONG POND, Pa. - Kurt Busch only had enough fuel to last 158 of the 160 laps. He needed to fuel up or save up. His crew members put on their gear and lined the wall along pit road. If he needed to make one final stop, they were ready. But Busch never had to stop. He maneuvered his car with the help of interim crew chief Johnny Klausmeier and conserved enough fuel to win the Sprint Cup Series Axalta "We Paint Winners" 400 on Monday afternoon at Pocono Raceway. "I felt like a cook in the kitchen trying to beat the buzzer and not get chopped at the end of the show," Busch said.
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June 3, 2016 | By Bill Fleischman, CORRESPONDENT
THIS WEEK'S RACE Axalta "We Paint Winners" 400 Pocono Raceway Long Pond, Pa. When: 1 p.m. Sunday TV/Radio: Fox Sports 1/WNPV (1440-AM) Course: 2.5-mile tri-oval Distance: 160 laps/400 miles Forecast: low 70s, thunderstorms Last year's winner: Martin Truex Jr. Last year's pole: Kurt Busch, 177.599 mph Track qualifying record: Kyle Larson, 183.438 mph (August 2014) Track facts: Greg Biffle crew chief Brian Pattie was fined $50,000 and suspended for all the activities through June 15 for infractions at Charlotte.
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April 28, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
The Villanova men are trying something a little different at the Penn Relays this year, and coach Marcus O'Sullivan appears to be quite excited about it. As always, the Wildcats will run their first race at the 122nd carnival in Friday's distance medley relay, an event that covers 10 laps and 4,000 meters around Franklin Field. But a little more than four hours later, Villanova will take part in the sprint medley relay - a race of four laps and 1,600 meters that the Cats have entered "for the first time in my 18 years" as head coach, O'Sullivan said.
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October 29, 2015
LEXINGTON, KY. - Owner Paul Conaway and trainer Lupe Preciado considered putting their prized 3-year-old Favorite Tale on a plane for California last October to run in the $2 million Breeders' Cup Sprint at Santa Anita. But it would have been a last-minute decision without any planning. The horse stayed home on the backstretch at Parx Racing while owner and trainer pondered the future. They put together a plan when 2015 began to get their horse to Saturday's Sprint at Keeneland.
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October 26, 2015 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
When Kjetil Borch and Kim Crow staked claim to Gold Cup titles at the 2014 Head of the Schuylkill Regatta on a crisp autumn day, the stakes were high. On Saturday, one year before the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games, they were even higher. And to meet those heights, both athletes raised their levels to successfully defend their crowns against elite fields. Borch, of Norway, covered the 750-meter sprint in 2 minutes, 16.09 seconds to hold off New Zealand's Mahé Drysdale (2:19.06)
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September 21, 2015 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
Where can a small, formerly all-women's Catholic college beat - well, actually trounce - an Ivy League university in its inaugural outing? On the football field. The sprint football field, that is. In its first game ever, Chestnut Hill College, which went coed in 2003, beat Princeton, 48-13, Saturday at a field in Plymouth Meeting. Sprint football is played the same as the regular version, except that players can't weigh more than 172 pounds, leading to faster action in which even a trim 5-foot-3 Raevon Floyd-Bennett could land a spectacular tackle for the Griffins.
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