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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.
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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.
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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?!
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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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