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October 29, 1986 | By Lee Winfrey, Inquirer Staff Writer
The November "sweeps" begin today, television's quarterly quest for the highest possible ratings and the increased profits that customarily follow. Sweeps are conducted in February, May, July and November. The February and November sweeps are by far the most important; in colder months, viewership is higher because more people are indoors, next to their televisions. Two ratings services conduct the sweeps in almost identical four-week periods. Arbitron's begins today and ends Nov. 25. The A. C. Nielsen Co.'s will begin tomorrow and wind up Nov. 26. November and February are when the networks traditionally put on their biggest specials, to please their affiliated stations, which benefit most directly from sweeps success.
SPORTS
May 18, 2008 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
LAKEWOOD, N.J. - The West Virginia Power swept a doubleheader against the Lakewood BlueClaws yesterday in the South Atlantic League. Evan Anundsen and Rob Bryson combined on a three-hitter in the first game, a 5-2 Power win. Jonathan Lucroy homered in Game 2, a 6-4 decision. Camden 10, Southern Maryland 2 WALDORF, Md. - The Riversharks grabbed an Atlantic League win over the Blue Crabs, a new franchise.
SPORTS
June 29, 1996 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Strong pitching by Carlton Loewer and Rich Hunter gave Reading a doubleheader sweep of Harrisburg last night. Loewer (5-5) went six innings and allowed only one run in winning the opener, 3-1. He struck out four and walked three. Hunter (1-1) went 6 1/3 and allowed just one run to win the second game, 4-1. CANTON 4, TRENTON 3 SCRANTON 4, ROCHESTER 2 WILMINGTON 6, KINSTON 4
SPORTS
August 14, 1992 | By Mayer Brandschain, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Top-seeded Fran Schecter of Wayne rallied to win the Waynesborough 35-and- over women's tennis championship with a 7-5, 6-2 victory over Pat Leidy of Bridgewater, N.J., yesterday at the Waynesborough Country Club. Schecter also teamed with Connie Van Housen of Newtown to win the doubles championship. They triumphed, 6-0, 6-1, over Leslie Pixley of Waynesborough and Janet Cook of Lansdale.
SPORTS
July 17, 1994 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Two former No. 1 draft picks of the Phillies - Jeff Jackson and Chad McConnell - helped Reading sweep an Eastern League doubleheader from Trenton last night. McConnell hit a three-run homer to lead Reading to a 5-2 win in the first game. Reading used Jackson's grand slam to win the second, 5-1. SCRANTON 6, PAWTUCKET 5 PAWTUCKET, R.I. - Dave Hollins, on a rehabilitation assignment, hit a three-run homer in his first at-bat in the International League game.
SPORTS
May 25, 1996 | By Mayer Brandschain, FOR THE INQUIRER
Penn crews made a sweep of all five rowing races yesterday in the Madeira Cup Regatta against Cornell on the Schuylkill. The heavyweight varsity eight, coached by Stan Bergman, won the Madeira Cup by outrowing the Big Red by 2 1/4 boat lengths. Penn won the junior-varsity race by a wide margin, won the freshman four by a half-length, took the first freshman eight by 1 1/4 lengths and captured the open four by 2 1/4 lengths. Bill Belden (bow), Gerry Sweeney, Hardy Viener, Matt Guerrieri, Marcus Dahiloff, Jake Watkins, Justin Angle, stroke Tom Rymes and coxswain Hope Varney were in the Penn varsity shell.
SPORTS
October 27, 1994 | By Mayer Brandschain, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The lads from Wellington College near Reading, England, displayed their prowess in the speedy sport of racquets by winning four singles and a doubles match yesterday against an adult team at the Philadelphia Racquet Club. The Wellington players are ages 18 and younger. They have reason to be good at racquets, in which a 1-inch-diameter, hard white ball is propelled around a big slate court at tremendous speed. The British youths have their own court, built in 1869. One of the outstanding matches yesterday resulted in a 3-15, 15-9, 15-7, 15-1 victory for Wellington's Dan Kinder over John Madzin.
SPORTS
January 6, 2013 | The Inquirer Staff
Tyler Callendar had an impressive outing Saturday afternoon as he helped host Council Rock North win all four of its matches at the Jack Callendar Memorial Rock Yard Duals, named after Tyler's late father. Callendar, a junior, wrestled for the first time this season and won all four of his bouts by pin. He is the defending 220-pound District 1 North AAA champ. The Indians knocked off four New Jersey teams: Absegami, Lower Cape May, St. Augustine Prep, and Williamstown. The three other Pennsylvania teams (Council Rock South, Germantown Academy and Pennsbury)
SPORTS
May 30, 1989 | The Inquirer Staff
David Burba of Williamsport had a no-hitter for 6 2/3 innings in the first game of a doubleheader yesterday, and Tino Martinez slammed two home runs in the nightcap as the visiting Bills swept two games from the Reading Phillies, 6-3 and 8-1. Burba's no-hitter in the first game was broken up with just one out left in the game when Reading catcher Sal Agostinelli doubled home three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning. The bases became loaded on two walks and an error. Leftfielder Harry Davis singled home two runs for the Seattle Mariners' Bills in the second to highlight a three-run inning.
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April 17, 2015 | BY DAVID MURPHY, Daily News Staff Writer dmurphy@phillynews.com
NEW YORK - If you are looking for positives, there were a couple. Odubel Herrera, the dreadlocked Rule 5 draft pick who has spent the last couple of nights at the top of the order, tallied three extra-base hits. Cody Asche, the second-year starter at third base, continued his torrid start to the season by reaching base in all four of his plate appearances. The negatives included just about everything else, most of all the fact that Asche and Herrera combined to score only one run, thanks to a 2-for-16 showing with runners in scoring position.
SPORTS
April 17, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK - Just this past weekend, the Phillies reached a game over .500 for the first time in 11 months. They haven't won since. The Mets' 6-1 win Wednesday night at Citi Field made the Phillies victims of their first sweep of the young season. A failure to capitalize on a bevy of opportunities with runners on base doomed the offensively challenged club. The Phillies (3-6) were a woeful 2 for 16 with runners in scoring position on Wednesday, 3 for 27 in the series. They left 11 runners on base in the finale.
SPORTS
April 7, 2015 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
With four minutes remaining in the Flyers' final game against the rival Pittsburgh Penguins during another unfulfilled season, the Wells Fargo Center crowd started chants of "You can't beat us!" There has been little for Flyers fans to cheer about during the last month, but they found a worthy one Sunday. Even though the Flyers will finish the season this week with one of the NHL's worst records, they will at least have an undefeated mark against the Penguins. The Flyers finalized the four-game season sweep with a 4-1 victory in an Easter Sunday matinee that weakened Pittsburgh's postseason push.
SPORTS
March 3, 2015 | By Evan Cross, Inquirer Staff Writer
Sam Ritz of Germantown Academy set a state record in the boys' one- mile run at the Pennsylvania Track & Field Coaches' Association indoor state championships Sunday at Penn State. Ritz won the race in 4 minutes, 9.56 seconds, breaking his own record of 4:10.50 that was set three weeks ago. He beat the previous meet record of 4:12.61, set by Unionville's Paul Springer in 2007, by more than three seconds. Cardinal O'Hara's Kevin James also broke the old meet record and placed second with a time of 4:12.57.
SPORTS
January 26, 2015 | By Nick Carroll, Inquirer Staff Writer
Heavyweight Bruce Graeber scored a pin to clinch host Neshaminy's 31-26 win over Plymouth Whitemarsh on Saturday at the Neshaminy Duals. He finished the pin in 4 minutes, 55 seconds and it made the score 31-23 with one match to go. Neshaminy won all five of its matches for the day, also beating Archbishop Carroll, Chichester, Northeast, and Pine Grove. In Neshaminy's 51-22 win over Chichester, 170-pound Ben Stern earned a pin in 24 seconds. He also had a 25-second pin in a 63-12 win over Archbishop Carroll.
BUSINESS
January 22, 2015 | By Jeff Gelles, Inquirer Columnist
Privacy advocates say they welcome the Obama administration's renewed emphasis on enhancing data security and protecting identity-theft victims, consumers who shop online, and children whose schools sell their personal information. But they are worried by details emerging from the White House - especially by drafts of a proposed federal data-breach law that would preempt stronger state laws. Breach disclosures mandated by states such as California are a main reason why Americans know about major data-security lapses in the first place.
NEWS
January 19, 2015 | By Jeff Gammage, Inquirer Staff Writer
Organizers planning to lead a massive march through Philadelphia on Martin Luther King's Birthday say interest is being driven by a rare confluence of events: Lingering anger over the killing of young African Americans by white police officers. The impending arrival of a new Pennsylvania governor. The palpable sense of dashed hope that clings to King's birthday. And, not least, by Selma . Not the Alabama city - the movie. The cinematic portrayal of one of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s greatest triumphs lands on local screens as march preparations reach their apex, helping to stoke passion and enthusiasm.
FOOD
November 27, 2014 | By Maureen Fitzgerald, Inquirer Food Editor
'So why aren't we making real grilled cheese?" said chef Marc Vetri, who was visiting our after-school cooking class. "Well, we're going for something healthier," I said. Baked whole-wheat pitas stuffed with cheese and homemade tomato soup - a reinvention of the classic pairing. "You think these are healthy?" he said, grabbing the pitas and reading off the offensive ingredients: preservatives, enzymes, gluten. "So, what kind of bread should I buy in a grocery store?
SPORTS
October 20, 2014 | By Matt Hoffman, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Cardinal O'Hara girls' cross-country team easily won the Catholic League championship Saturday on the 3.1-mile course at Belmont Plateau, the 16th title for O'Hara since 1986. The Lions' Elizabeth Mancini won in 19 minutes, 35 seconds, followed by teammates Sara Hayes (19:41) and Olivia Arizin (19:51). Seven of the top 10 finishers hailed from O'Hara, which scored 15 points. For the boys, brothers Kevin and Ryan James finished first and second in 16:22 and 16:30, respectively, and Rob Morro completed a top-three sweep for O'Hara in 16:41.
SPORTS
August 29, 2014 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
Doug Fister, owner of the National League's third-best ERA before Wednesday, threw Grady Sizemore a two-strike curveball. The pitch was higher than the top of Sizemore's long red socks, and the 32-year-old survivor of seven surgeries in five years smashed it. A crowd that gathered to celebrate a Little League team erupted. This is what the best brand of 2014 Phillies baseball looks like. Sizemore's two-run, pinch-hit homer in the sixth powered an 8-4 win over Washington. The Phillies swept the first-place Nationals.
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