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SPORTS
June 17, 2015 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
North Philadelphia's Danny Garcia has talked longingly about moving up seven pounds to fight as a welterweight, and on Aug. 1 he will get that opportunity. Garcia (30-0, 17 knockouts) gave up his World Boxing Council super-lightweight belt last week. He will make his debut at 147 pounds when he headlines a card against veteran Paulie Malignaggi at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The fight will be televised on ESPN. "I'm looking forward to getting in the ring again and putting on a great show for the East Coast fans in attendance and the fans watching all over the world," Garcia said.
SPORTS
June 10, 2015 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
CINCINNATI - David Buchanan lasted no longer than the season's first month, and severely sprained his right ankle shortly after joining Triple A Lehigh Valley. Chad Billingsley joined the major league rotation a month ago, but his stay lasted all of three starts because of shoulder discomfort. He isn't likely to return before July. Severino Gonzalez has been tearing up mileage on the Northeast Extension, shuttling to and from the big leagues and the minor leagues. Cliff Lee hasn't been heard from since March, and is a longshot ever to throw another major league pitch.
SPORTS
June 9, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK - During a much earlier part of her career, U.S. women's national team forward Abby Wambach never would have considered watching the game from the sideline. In those days Wambach would impose her will on many overmatched defenses for the entire 90 minutes. But as she enters the twilight of a record-setting career, Wambach is not willing to concede much except that maybe she doesn't always have to be on the field for every minute. The United States opens the World Cup Monday against Australia in Winnipeg.
NEWS
June 6, 2015 | By Michaelle Bond, Inquirer Staff Writer
Joseph Lewis, an Army veteran, lost his job as a security guard, and then his home, when the osteoporosis in his feet prevented him from standing for long periods. He lived on the streets of Coatesville, his hometown, because he did not want to burden his family. The Coatesville Veterans Affairs Medical Center housed him temporarily and helped him find work at a warehouse. This year, he set a goal to celebrate his birthday in his own home. Lewis turned 50 on Saturday, a week after moving into his new two-bedroom apartment in Coatesville.
NEWS
June 5, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Elizabeth Emma Miller Zaro, 95, of Valley Forge, an officer in the Navy WAVES during World War II and later a homemaker and secretary, died Saturday, May 23, at Paoli Hospital of complications following a fall. Born in Williamstown, Pa., she was the daughter of Dr. Morris W. and Harriet E. Humphreys Miller. She grew up in Ebensburg and attended Allegheny College in Meadville, Pa., briefly before transferring to the Drexel Institute of Technology (now Drexel University), from which she graduated in 1941.
SPORTS
May 29, 2015 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
GALLOWAY, N.J. - LPGA Hall of Famer Juli Inkster will turn 55 next month. So what was she doing tying for seventh in her most recent start, at last month's Volunteers of America North Texas Shootout, a week after coming in 15th at the Swinging Skirts Classic in San Francisco, her best finish since a 15th at last June's U.S. Open? Isn't women's golf mostly supposed to belong to teenagers these days? So maybe there's a time warp going on. "I love competing," Inkster said at Stockton Seaview Hotel & Golf Club, where the 54-hole LPGA ShopRite Classic tees off tomorrow on the Bay Course.
NEWS
May 29, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Albert Eugene Filano, 89, of West Chester, a decorated World War II veteran and later a mathematics professor at West Chester University, died Monday, May 18, of respiratory failure at Barclay Friends in West Chester. Born in Penfield, Pa., he was the son of Italian immigrants James E. and Rosy Ulizio Filano. He graduated in 1943 from Jay Township High School and went into the Army Air Corps, completing 33 combat missions against the Japanese mainland as a B-29 bombardier and radar navigator.
SPORTS
May 29, 2015 | BY BILL FLEISCHMAN, For the Daily News fleiscb@phillynews.com
DURING THE TESTING session earlier this month at Dover International Speedway, Joey Logano was asked what his team was learning. Smiling, Logano replied, "I can't tell you our secrets. " Later, referring to the annual Dover-Pocono softball game, Logano laughed and said, "You should see me play second base. They call me 'Joey Doubleplay.' " One pleasure of this job is seeing people mature and develop. At age 18, Logano was rushed into the Sprint Cup series a year ahead of schedule when Tony Stewart left Joe Gibbs Racing.
NEWS
May 29, 2015 | By Michaelle Bond, Inquirer Staff Writer
After two straight years of rejection, a proposed apartment complex for veterans in Chester County has received the tax credits it needs to move forward. Mission First Housing Group, the project's Philadelphia-based developer, said it plans to break ground at the site of the historic Whitehall Inn in East Vincent Township late this year or early next year. Construction of the development, which is to have 48 units available for veterans attached to the refurbished inn, is expected to take about a year.
NEWS
May 29, 2015 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
SCOTT FLANDER, then a Daily News police reporter, wanted to know what it was like to be a cop. So nearly every night for six months in the early 1990s, Scott rode on patrol with the officers of the 18th District at 55th and Pine. Among them was a sergeant named Joe Escher. For Scott, Joe Escher became the personification of the ideal police officer. He was, as the saying went in the department, "real police," meaning that he was born to be a cop. "I was struck by his character," Flander said.
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