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March 12, 2004 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Stacy Stephens made a short fadeaway to seal the game with 35 seconds left, and second-ranked Texas (28-3) beat No. 14 Baylor (24-8) by 63-59 last night in Dallas to earn a second straight appearance in the Big Twelve Conference tournament championship game. Stephens finished with 16 points for the Longhorns. She got into foul trouble early in the second half and took just two shots after the break, but the last one, a twisting shot in the paint, put Texas up, 61-57. Texas also got 19 points from Nina Norman, who was 8 for 12 from the field.
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June 23, 2005 | Daily News Wire Services
Chance Wheeless homered leading off the bottom of the ninth inning to give Texas a 4-3 victory over Baylor last night and send the Longhorns into the championship round of the College World Series, which begins Saturday. Wheeless, who had made an error that helped Baylor take a 3-2 lead in the seventh, sent a long drive to right off reliever Ryan LaMotta. The Longhorns, unbeaten in three CWS games, tied the game at 3-all in the eighth when Nick Peoples ran over Baylor catcher Josh Ford in a violent collision at the plate to score on a sacrifice fly. J. Brent Cox was the winner in relief for Texas, which is in the CWS for the 32nd time, a record.
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March 31, 1986 | By Mel Greenberg, Special to The Inquirer
Last year, it was the Villanova men's basketball team that performed magic here at Rupp Arena. Yesterday, the artistry belonged to the University of Texas women. Unlike the Wildcats, the new NCAA champions are no miracle bunch. You simply do not say that about a team that was ranked No. 1 ever since the first preseason story was written. But the Longhorns, who completed a perfect 34-0 season with a 97-81 victory over No. 3 Southern California (31-5), still must be called special.
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October 17, 2010 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
ARLINGTON, Texas - Less than 24 hours after a disheartening defeat in which Texas squandered a five-run lead, the Rangers made a statement that the American League Championship Series may be competitive after all. Jumping to a 5-0 advantage for the second straight game, Texas evened the best-of-seven ALCS with a 7-2 win Saturday over the Yankees at Rangers Ballpark here. The Rangers now head to New York for Game 3 on Monday with their pitching ace - former Phillies lefthander Cliff Lee - taking the mound.
NEWS
October 3, 2008
I LOVED Signe Wilkinson's "Red Square 2008" cartoon about the bailout turning us all into Marxists. I double extra loved it - like I often do with your cartoons. Thank you for all the scribbling and coloring you do. Your life has meaning if it's measured in how many people say, "Oh, that's it, that's so good!" when they see your cartoons. My dad always looks at your cartoons every day or so on GoComics.com. This campaign year seems to be following the storyline of Mel Brooks' "Blazing Saddles.
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July 18, 1988 | By Tom Fiedler, Inquirer Convention Bureau
Leave it to Ann Richards, the treasurer of the state of Texas, to cut to the core of the matter when asked what she thinks about being asked to speak to countless millions on prime-time television on the first day of the Democratic National Convention. "I think about the time I threw up at my first dance," she said. When, at a little bit before 9:30 tonight, Americans tune in for the keynote address - traditionally the image-setting act of a national convention - they will meet a drawling "good ol' gal" from Waco, Texas, with the wit of a stand-up comic and, depending on the side she wants to show, the bite of an adder or a heart as big as her native state.
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May 4, 1987 | By Fawn Vrazo, Inquirer Staff Writer
Ennis seems for all the world like your typical small Texas town. It has a one-story shopping district full of old brick storefronts, a smattering of pit-cooked barbecue places and fast-food outlets, and homey grocery stores where the locals linger to chat while buying the fixings for that night's chicken-fried steak. But on the first weekend of every May, Ennis throws off its Texas camouflage to reveal its true soul. Country-and-western is out, and Main Street throbs with loud oom-pah-pahs from polka bands.
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May 12, 1998 | Daily News Wire Services
Texas has been hitting all season. Now the Rangers are getting some pitching, too. Rusty Greer, Kevin Elster and Ivan Rodriguez homered to back seven strong innings from Bobby Witt, and the Rangers beat the visiting Boston Red Sox, 8-2, last night for their fourth straight victory. Pitching on his 34th birthday, Witt overcame a two-run first and allowed only five hits. In his previous start against the New York Yankees, he gave up seven runs and four hits in 1 1/3 innings.
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September 29, 1994 | by Bernard Fernandez, Daily News Sports Writer
It's still early, but the widely held perception is that this season's national championship race will be decided among a four-team field of Florida, Nebraska, Florida State and Penn State. Lesser teams need not apply. But try telling that to No. 5 Colorado (3-0), which has a look of destiny about it after shocking Michigan, 27-26, in Ann Arbor on a final-play, 64-yard scoring pass from Kordell Stewart to Michael Westbrook, via Blake Anderson. The general idea was that Westbrook would tip the ball to Anderson or Ray Carruth, but, hey, destiny does not always go according to script.
NEWS
July 23, 1986 | By Desmond Ryan, Inquirer Movie Critic
No writer for the screen has seen deeper into the heart of Texas than Horton Foote. Any time he returns to his roots, there's almost a guarantee that the trip will be bountiful. Foote's eloquent and precise script for The Trip to Bountiful proved a worthy vehicle for Geraldine Page last year, and she rode it triumphantly to a long-overdue Oscar as best actress. One advantage of Page's victory over the prestige studio entries was that it made a wider audience aware of Foote's skills.
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April 4, 2014 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
ARLINGTON, Texas - Ryan Howard received his big payday 4 years ago this month, when the Phillies extended the former MVP's contract to the tune of 5 years and $125 million. Kyle Kendrick is at least 7 months away from getting his own career-defining contract. Last night at Globe Life Park, two of the more-beleaguered remaining members of the 2008 world-championship team did their part to earn their salaries and help the Phillies take the rubber game of the season-opening series with the Texas Rangers, too. Jonathan Papelbon, however, did not. Papelbon, who received the biggest contract for a relief pitcher in the history of major league baseball two winters ago, entered the ninth inning with a two-run lead and quickly made it disappear.
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March 25, 2014 | By Mel Greenberg, For The Inquirer
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Penn led Texas at halftime but simply could not get to the finish line in their NCAA women's basketball tournament opener on Sunday. The 12th-seeded Quakers succumbed to a 22-2 Texas rally in a 79-61 Longhorns victory at the Comcast Center. "They just kept coming and coming," Penn coach Mike McLaughlin said. "We tried to answer. We tried to slow the game down. We tried to get a timeout. We just couldn't get back control of the game. " Fifth-seeded Texas (22-11)
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March 21, 2014 | BY ANDREW ALBERT, Daily News Staff Writer alberta@phillynews.com
IT HAS BEEN a whirlwind last week or so for the Penn women's basketball program. They have been waiting patiently for their first NCAA Tournament game in 10 years since they took down Princeton last Tuesday night. "It has been a tremendous week for our program," head coach Mike McLaughlin said. "The excitement of winning the Ivy League for the first time here at Penn in 10 years, the remarkable turnaround the program has had, particularly with the seniors that have set the tone for the program over the last 4 years, it has been an exciting week.
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March 19, 2014 | By Mel Greenberg, For The Inquirer
The suspense ended quickly and happily for Penn and St. Joseph's on Monday night during the draw for the NCAA women's basketball tournament. Ivy League champion Penn (22-6) will face Texas on Sunday at 3 p.m. in College Park, Md. There was concern that St. Joseph's (22-9) might be bypassed after a fifth-place finish in the Atlantic 10, but the Hawks saw their name at the top of the selection show on ESPN. The ninth-seeded Hawks will play eighth-seeded Georgia (20-11) on Sunday at 5:30 p.m. in Storrs, Conn.
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March 19, 2014 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Clubhouse attendants yanked the fresh Phillies green caps and jerseys from lockers Monday and stored them for Thursday. St. Patrick's Day was postponed for three days. A few Phillies pitchers scrambled through the raindrops to the minor-league complex for indoor simulated games. It felt longer than two weeks until opening day. So manager Ryne Sandberg decided it was time to reveal a not-so-secret nomination. Cliff Lee will start March 31 at Globe Life Park opposite the Texas Rangers and Yu Darvish.
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March 14, 2014 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Fancy electric-car maker Tesla Motors Inc. is mulling its future in New Jersey , since the state Motor Vehicle Commission on Tuesday passed rules Tesla says will protect established car dealers and prevent it from opening planned company-run car stores. Texas , like New Jersey, has rules that make car companies sell through franchised dealers. So instead of company stores there, Tesla has "galleries," where it promotes cars but cannot disclose prices, or offer test drives.
NEWS
March 11, 2014
TO CHRISTINE Flowers: I think you are right. I am totally against sodomy in all of its forms and had to place myself in the shoes of those in Arizona who can't conscientiously serve homosexuals. If I had a service of some kind in the state, I couldn't do anything that would encourage or express any approval of this form of sexual perversion. (I would say the same about fornication, adultery and pedophilia.) I suppose that I could be sued and put out of business. And this is probably true in many or most other states.
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January 1, 2014 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
During Nick Foles' senior season at Westlake High School in Austin, Texas, there was a celebration of the 10th anniversary of Westlake's 1996 state football championship. The quarterback from the 1996 team found a sliver of time away from work to fly in for the ceremony. His employer was the Saints. His name was Drew Brees. Born 10 years apart in Austin, Brees and Foles grew up in the same area and are the two most storied quarterbacks from their alma mater. On Saturday night, the Westlake alums will play in the wild-card round of the NFC playoffs when the Saints visit the Eagles.
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December 27, 2013
I ONCE dated a fellow who fancied himself a die-hard Eagles fan. He had the epidermal, obvious things covered fairly well. His "man cave" sported a giant, theater-quality flat screen that made the weekly viewing of the game a lifelike experience. He knew the lingo, and would never say "make the first down" as opposed to "convert," or mistake a safety for a touchback. He even had the body mass of a defensive end, although toward the end of our relationship his girth became a bit more offensive, if you get my drift.
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December 20, 2013 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
C OULD JON GRUDEN be the next head football coach at the University of Texas? Orangebloods.com, citing a source, reported yesterday that Gruden would consider the job if asked. The position opened when Mack Brown stepped down on Sunday after 16 years with the Longhorns. "It's no secret that every major position that comes open stirs Gruden rumors," the source told the website. "The reason why the talks never go anywhere is because there are definitely two, maybe three situations he's always said he would have to listen to. When Texas calls, you gotta listen.
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