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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.
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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.
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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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February 23, 2013 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
The 76ers made a minor deal Thursday before the NBA's trade deadline, acquiring second-year guard Charles Jenkins from the Golden State Warriors for cash and a protected second-round draft choice. Jenkins, who will turn 24 on Thursday, averaged 1.7 points and 6.2 minutes in 47 games for the Warriors this season. Golden State was trying to get under the luxury tax limit of $70.3 million. Jenkins' salary is $762,195. The Warriors also sent Jeremy Tyler, who has a similar salary, to Atlanta.
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February 11, 2013 | By Thomas Fitzgerald, Inquirer Politics Writer
HARRISBURG - Gov. Bob McDonnell (R., Va.) was a blunt therapist Friday night, telling assembled Pennsylvania Republicans to quit whining. "The pity party should be over," McDonnell said to a crowd of about 300 at the Harrisburg Hilton. "It's been two months. " Since losing a presidential race they were convinced they would win, Republicans nationally have been going through an extended mourning-cum-autopsy process, trying to figure out what went wrong on a clinical track, while many indulge their frustration that President Obama was so easily reelected.
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February 1, 2013 | By Kate Harman, FOR THE INQUIRER
Sammy Stipa stole a pass on the press that led to a basket, hit a jumper, made a steal on the defensive end, and threw the ball the length of the floor for an assist. And that was just in the first 40 seconds of the third quarter. The junior guard for Spring-Ford had a game-high 17 points as the Rams defeated Methacton, 48-27, Thursday night in a clash of the top two teams in the Liberty Division of the Pioneer Athletic Conference. Stipa, who had three three-pointers in the first half, might have made it look easy, but for the first 16 minutes, it was anything but for the Rams, ranked first in Southeastern Pennsylvania by The Inquirer.
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January 11, 2013 | Stan Hochman, Daily News Columnist
DOLPH SCHAYES was nearing the creaky-knee end of a Hall of Fame career when his team, the Syracuse Nationals, moved to Philadelphia 50 years ago. Surprised? "I read about it in the papers," Schayes recalled the other day. "Larry Costello was on his honeymoon. He heard about it in Bermuda. " Schayes is 84, living in Syracuse, his wit dry, his memory sharp. (I'm 84, so maybe someone can consult the Guinness folks, and see if we set a record for combined age, writer-subject, sports story.)
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December 30, 2012 | By John N. Mitchell, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
OAKLAND, Calif. — The 76ers found out on Friday night what the rest of the league is discovering about one-time patsy Golden State — that the Warriors are pretty good. Golden State, which last season lost games to the Sixers by 22 and 26 points, respectively, built a 20-point lead late in the third — a carryover from a very strong second period — and held on to defeat the Sixers, 96-89, at sold-out (19,596) Oracle Arena on Friday. The loss, the Sixers' 10th in their last 14 games, dropped the Sixers' record to 14-16.
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December 14, 2012 | WIRE AND STAFF REPORTS
The Warriors' Draymond Green made a layup with 0.9 seconds left to give visiting Golden State a 97-95 win Wednesday night over the host Miami Heat. Klay Thompson tied a season high with 27 points to lead the Warriors, who have won five straight. Jarrett Jack dribbled the ball at the top of the key for the Warriors as the clock ticked down before finding Green open underneath the basket. Green caught the pass in midair and made the basket. LeBron James' jumper from the baseline banged off the rim to give Golden State the win as Miami lost for just the second time in 12 home games.
NEWS
December 14, 2012 | BY MOLLY EICHEL, Daily News Staff Writer eichelm@phillynews.com, 215-854-5909
RICHARD ARMITAGE became a warrior dwarf only after a wizard bowed down to him. Armitage plays Thorin Oakenshield in "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," out this weekend. Armitage is in a tough spot as an actor. Not only is he relatively unknown in the States, but he is also must introduce a whole new character into a world already familiar to moviegoers who flocked to the original "Lord of the Rings" trilogy. But there were on-set obstacles as well. Thorin is the fearless leader of a pack of dwarfs, along with Gandalf the Grey (Ian McKellen)
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