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May 13, 2013
Harrison Barnes collected 26 points and 10 rebounds, Stephen Curry scored 22 on an injured left ankle, and the Golden State Warriors rallied past the San Antonio Spurs, 97-87, in overtime Sunday in Oakland, Calif., to even their Western Conference semifinal series at two games apiece. Jarrett Jack added 24 points in reserve and Andrew Bogut grabbed 18 rebounds to help the Warriors overcome an eight-point deficit in the final five minutes of regulation. Golden State scored the first nine points of overtime to whip the yellow-shirt-clad crowd of 19,596 into a frenzy and give this topsy-turvy series another twist.
NEWS
May 13, 2013 | By Dava Guerin and Kelly Fidler
Instead of the traditional Mother's Day gifts - flowers, jewelry, spa days - two Pennsylvania moms have other things in mind: a pair of legs, a motorized track wheelchair, or wounds that heal. Stacy Fidler and Julie Keys are proud moms of wounded warriors. For them, Mother's Day is a time to celebrate their sons' sacrifices, and their solidarity within a group of unexpected heroes themselves. On Oct. 3, 2011, Lance Cpl. Mark Fidler was on foot patrol in Sangin, Afghanistan, with a belt of live grenades strapped to his waist, when he stepped on an IED. The blast blew off both of his legs above the knee.
SPORTS
May 5, 2013 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
It has been a roller-coaster week for Methacton's baseball team. The Warriors opened a key three-game Pioneer Athletic Conference stretch with a win over Division I-bound righthander A.J. Bogucki and Boyertown. Then, in a big letdown, they fell to Perkiomen Valley. Friday afternoon in Worcester, scoring three runs in each of their last two at-bats, catcher Clayton Harwick and company closed with an 11-7 triumph over fellow title contender Spring-Ford. "It's been pretty wild this season," Harwick said.
SPORTS
April 29, 2013 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK - His legs were fine, Danny Garcia said, but his arms were tight. The unified light-welterweight world champion was burned out in the later rounds of his bout Saturday night. But he had to go on. And he did. The 25-year-old from Juniata Park turned in an inspiring performance en route to a unanimous 12-round decision over Zab Judah at Brooklyn's Barclays Center. Garcia (26-0, 16 knockouts) scored a crucial eighth-round knockdown and held on as the 35-year-old Judah desperately sought a knockout.
SPORTS
April 24, 2013 | BY TED SILARY, Daily News Staff Writer silaryt@phillynews.com
ANTONIO HARRIS lives on South Ringgold Street, little more than a mile from Citizens Bank Park, and his favorite sport is baseball. So, maybe he can tell some stories about brushes with famous Phillies. Securing an autograph from Ryan Howard. Being tossed a batting-practice ball by Roy Halladay. Dancing on top of the dugout with the Phillie Phanatic. Um, not quite. "My favorite team is the Yankees," Harris said. Yankees?! Seriously?! Should we end this story now?!
SPORTS
March 10, 2013 | Austin Odenbrett, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
By Austin Odenbrett Quadir Rice grabbed a last-second rebound and made a putback layup as time expired Saturday afternoon giving Upper Darby a 47-45 victory over Bethlehem Freedom in the first round of the PIAA Class AAAA boys' basketball tournament at William Allen. Rice finished with nine points and nine rebounds, and Kulty Slanger led the Royals with 12 points. "It feels great for these kids," Upper Darby coach Bob Miller said. "This team has been special, and they believe they're going to win these close games.
SPORTS
March 10, 2013 | By Austin Odenbrett, Inquirer Staff Writer
Quadir Rice grabbed a last-second rebound and made a put-back layup as time expired Saturday afternoon, giving Upper Darby a 47-45 victory over Bethlehem Freedom in the first round of the PIAA Class AAAA boys' basketball tournament at William Allen. Rice finished with nine points and nine rebounds, and Kulty Slanger led the Royals with 12 points. "It feels great for these kids," Upper Darby coach Bob Miller said. "This team has been special, and they believe they're going to win these close games.
SPORTS
March 3, 2013 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
Coach Doug Collins did not call for a team meeting, and no soul searching was needed for the 76ers Saturday night. Something finally went right for a team that had seen things go so horribly wrong for so long. At the Wells Fargo Center, in the same game in which many in the crowd of 17,929 had booed them as they dug themselves into a hole in the first half, the Sixers rallied from a 16-point second-quarter deficit to defeat the road-weary Golden State Warriors, 104-97. The win, their first since they defeated the Charlotte Bobcats, 87-76, way back on Feb. 9, ended their season-high losing streak at seven games.
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