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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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)
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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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July 21, 2015 | BY JOHN SMALLWOOD, Daily News Staff Writer smallwj@phillynews.com
THE VISUALIZATION wasn't working. Yesterday, the Phillies started their annual "Christmas in July" promotion when they ask fans to bring new, unwrapped toys to be donated to the Police Athletic League and Carson Valley Children's Aid - the toy drive, by the way, continues through the three-game series with the Tampa Bay Rays that ends on Wednesday. Still, while Christmas music blared between innings, thoughts of December frost and snowflakes could not erase the fact it was one of the hottest days of the year, 95 degrees and rising.
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July 21, 2015 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jeff Francoeur spent the first three months of last season in the minor leagues. He was a nine-year major-league veteran traversing the western United States by bus with the El Paso Chihuahuas. He worked his way back to the major leagues, first, by accepting the Phillies' non-roster invitation to spring training. The 31-year-old then played himself onto the opening-day roster by securing the final bench spot. And now Francoeur is playing himself into a starting role. Francoeur's major-league comeback continued Sunday as his walk-off homer lifted the Phillies past the Miami Marlins, 8-7, at Citizens Bank Park.
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July 14, 2015 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
SAN FRANCISCO - Jeff Francoeur had a flight to catch to get to Atlanta, where he'll celebrate his daughter's second birthday. Darin Ruf was going back to Philadelphia on the team charter flight. Freddy Galvis was joining Carlos Ruiz on a trip to Panama, Justin De Fratus was heading down the coast to his offseason home in Southern California, and Chase Utley was sticking around in San Francisco, where he's made a home in recent years. It's fair to say everyone in the visiting clubhouse, no matter where they were headed yesterday afternoon, was eager for a break.
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July 4, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
The finale of a four-game series at Citizens Bank Park between baseball's two worst teams needed extra innings to decide. Three hours and 57 minutes after it began, the battle of ineptitude ended with the Phillies again coming out on the losing end. An 8-7 loss in 11 innings to the Milwaukee Brewers, the Phillies' fourth consecutive defeat and 28th in 36 games, cemented the team's worst record at the season's midway point since 1997. A mere 27 wins through 81 games puts the Phillies on pace for a 54-108 season, and their roster figures to get only worse after the July 31 trade deadline.
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June 16, 2015 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
PITTSBURGH - It was a play, Ryne Sandberg said, that Freddy Galvis makes "all the time. " The grounder to short and the sharp throw across the field for the out at first. But there was nothing routine about the shortstop's error that precipitated the Phillies' 1-0 loss to the Pirates Sunday at PNC Park. Galvis fielded Jose Tabata's grounder and threw high and to the left of Ryan Howard at first base - a bad throw, Galvis said. The play would have ended the 11th inning. Instead, Neil Walker moved to third and scored on Josh Harrison's single to center.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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