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March 15, 2015 | The Inquirer Staff
Marcus Paige hit two free throws with 3.9 seconds remaining to help No. 19 North Carolina stun No. 3 Virginia, 71-67, on Friday night in the Atlantic Coast Conference semifinals in Greensboro, N.C. Paige also hit a shot to beat the clock in the final minute, helping the fifth-seeded Tar Heels (24-10) hold off the top seed. Freshman Justin Jackson scored a season-high 22 points to lead the Tar Heels, who led by 13 points before all-ACC guard Malcolm Brogdon (25 points) singlehandedly brought the Cavaliers (29-3)
ENTERTAINMENT
March 11, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Cosby breaks no silence   On Monday, Bill Cosby released a video in which he speaks excitedly on the phone about his upcoming show in Wheeling, W.Va. "You know I'll be hilarious," he says. No mention of anything else. None. Also on the site: "Hey. Hey. Hey. I'm far from finished. "   'Toy Story' wants love They're doing a Toy Story 4 ? Really???? So says Pixar prez Jim Morris to the blog Disney Latino. "It will be a love story," he said. "It will be a romantic comedy.
BUSINESS
February 28, 2015 | By Andrew Maykuth, Inquirer Staff Writer
Penn Virginia Corp. shares soared Thursday after the Wall Street Journal reported that the embattled Radnor oil and gas producer is considering putting itself up for sale. Penn Virginia, a former coal producer that turned its attention to oil and gas, has been under pressure from its biggest shareholder, the investment firm Soros Fund Management L.L.C., to sell itself to maximize shareholder value. Hurt by falling oil prices, Penn Virginia reported disappointing quarterly earnings Wednesday that missed analysts' expectations.
BUSINESS
February 27, 2015 | By Andrew Maykuth, Inquirer Staff Writer
    Penn Virginia Corp., the Radnor oil and gas exploration company, reported an adjusted fourth quarter loss of $25.4 million, or 35 cents per share. Analysts surveyed by Bloomberg had anticipated a loss of 10.5 cents per share. The company, which reported earnings Wednesday after markets closed, reported product revenues of $101.4 million, or $51.73 per barrel of oil equivalent, compared to $141.9 million, or $67.91 per barrel a year ago. A Bloomberg consensus of 16 analysts had anticipated sales of $137.6 million.
BUSINESS
February 19, 2015 | By Andrew Maykuth, Inquirer Staff Writer
Penn Virginia Corp. has joined other oil and gas exploration companies and slashed capital spending for 2015 in the face of low energy prices. The Radnor firm, whose drilling operations are concentrated in the Eagle Ford formation in Texas, announced Wednesday it plans to cut capital spending by up to 63 percent this year to $295 million to $345 million. Most of the expenditures would be incurred during the first half of the year. "During this challenging environment, we are taking a disciplined approach to deploying capital in order to achieve year-over-year production growth and maintain a relatively flat production profile throughout the year," said H. Baird Whitehead, the company's chief executive.
NEWS
January 16, 2015 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
Tam Minh Le had been on the run since August - when the battered bodies of two brothers were found in the Schuylkill with their throats slit and their limbs bound with duct tape. By the time authorities searched Le's Southwest Philadelphia house and named him as a suspect in the killings, he was already on the move. For months, authorities probed his associates for information and chased leads across the country. And, officials say, even as U.S. marshals burst into Le's motel room in Virginia on Tuesday night, the alleged gang member tried one last time to slip from authorities' grasp.
SPORTS
December 2, 2014 | BY DICK JERARDI, Daily News Staff Writer jerardd@phillynews.com
LA SALLE WON its first four games, but the competition was such that it was hard to tell the Explorers' deal. After two weekend games against much better competition over 24 hours in Brooklyn, more is known. And it is not good news. La Salle never led against Virginia on Friday or Vanderbilt on Saturday in the Barclays Center Classic and headed home with two losses and a lesson in just how far it has to go. On Friday, the Explorers actually played unbeaten Virginia (7-0) better than anybody else this season.
NEWS
December 1, 2014 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Aaron Bacote scored a career-high 31 points to lift Old Dominion to a 73-67 win over No. 14 Virginia Commonwealth on Saturday in Norfolk, Va. Bacote, who entered the game averaging just four points and shooting 16 percent, had scored just 20 points on the season. He made his first eight shots, including four three-pointers, and was 11 for 13 from the free-throw line to top his previous career high of 28. The Rams (4-2) were paced by Treveon Graham's 34 points and never led after the opening minutes.
SPORTS
November 30, 2014 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK - La Salle made a furious comeback attempt that just fell short against one of the top teams in the country. Trailing as many as 20 points in the second half, the Explorers cut the deficit to four before falling to Virginia, 64-56, during the Barclays Center Classic on Friday night. La Salle's Jordan Price made the first of two free throws to cut the margin to 58-54 with 1 minute, 12 seconds left. Price, the 6-foot-5 redshirt sophomore transfer from Auburn, missed the second foul shot and La Salle never got any closer.
SPORTS
November 26, 2014
DESPITE NOT yet seeing a single pitch of varsity baseball action, Penn Charter freshman outfielder Mike Siani committed to the University of Virginia last weekend. The 5-11, lefty, who recently turned 15, picked up scouting attention during summer ball with the Whiz Kids baseball organization. Siani, who lives in Glenside, also competed in tournaments involved with Perfect Game, an organization that aids in baseball recruiting. "(Virginia) was always kind of on the radar for us as a family," said Siani's father Ralph.
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