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July 7, 2015 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Columnist
REVENGE WAS always the easy narrative for the United States at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. When the tournament started a month ago, Team USA had no guarantee that it would make the final, much less face Japan, the team that beat it for the title four years ago. With powerhouse teams like Germany, France, Brazil and Sweden in the field, a rematch of the 2011 final was not something many would have counted on. Ultimately, however, there...
SPORTS
July 6, 2015 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Wearing teal and purple, with a smile that would have lit up Pinehurst had the sun not been out, Michelle Wie found many ways last year to pose with the U.S. Women's Open trophy. She proudly displayed it in front of her. She kissed it. She held it off to the side at arm's length. And she hugged it as if she never wanted to let it go. For all her years as the most high-profile teenage female golfer of her era - competing in her first LPGA Tour event at age 12, playing at a PGA Tour stop when she was 14, attempting to qualify for the U.S. Open at 16 - this was the moment of her ultimate achievement in golf, at the ripe old age of 24. "I know that I had been putting a lot of pressure on myself at the U.S. Open," Wie said in May at the ShopRite LPGA Classic.
SPORTS
July 6, 2015 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
LANCASTER - Though United States Golf Association executive director Mike Davis is himself a Central Pennsylvanian, the USGA and bucolic Lancaster appear to make for an odd coupling. The USGA, after all, is the blue-blazered embodiment of an elite Eastern establishment that has championed and ruled golf since the game crossed the Atlantic in the 19th century. Lancaster, meanwhile, brings to mind buggies, bacon gravy, and barley. But while that juxtaposition of old money and fresh manure figures to lend this week's 2015 U.S. Women's Open a unique flavor - and, possibly, scent - the Lancaster Country Club course where it will be contested would fit in easily on the Main Line or in the tony suburbs of Boston and New York.
NEWS
July 3, 2015 | Vance Lehmkuhl, Daily News
HOMESTYLE-vegan chef/entrepreneur Rachel Klein, of Miss Rachel's Pantry , just opened her new location on Chadwick Street, a couple of blocks from the Passyunk Avenue spot she'd occupied for the past three years. "I'm very excited to be embedded in the community," she said. And while she meant her home neighborhood, Klein is also part of a growing Philly vegan community that we'll look at today via three of the women involved. First, if you missed a chance to experience Klein's scrumptious down-home cooking at the old place, or via her meal-prep and catering programs, now's the time to treat yourself.
NEWS
July 3, 2015 | By Justine McDaniel, Inquirer Staff Writer
Her face painted red, white, and blue, Grace Bendon stood, screaming, in the overwhelming sea of U.S. fans. Montreal's Olympic Stadium thundered with chants: "I believe that we will win!" And win the women's soccer team did, led by South Jersey's Carli Lloyd. Bendon watched as the women she grew up idolizing carried their team to a 2-0 victory over Germany in the semifinal match of the FIFA Women's World Cup. Seeing the U.S. women play is like nothing else, said Bendon, who co-captained the Central Bucks High School West girls' varsity soccer team to a state championship this year.
SPORTS
July 1, 2015 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Columnist
WASHINGTON - Elena Delle Donne, pride of Delaware, hit a new frontier, scoring 45 points last week for the Chicago Sky. It was her second 40-point game of the young WNBA season. Delle Donne got plenty of online shout-outs, but not everything was congratulatory. Somebody working for the Sky had the inspired idea of having Delle Donne read some mean posts on Twitter about her big-time game. First, in the reaction piece filmed by the Sky, Delle Donne noted that the SportsCenter tweet itself about her game spelled "Della wrong," then she got to the reaction tweets, the first noting they would "rather watch professional lawn mowing.
NEWS
June 30, 2015 | Inquirer Editorial Board
U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew announced last week what many had waited a long time to hear: Starting in 2020, which will mark the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage, a woman will finally be featured on a paper bill. But women are still being shortchanged in more ways than one. The nonprofit Women on 20s began campaigning earlier this year for a woman's image to replace Andrew Jackson's on the $20 bill. But Lew announced that the yet-to-be-determined female figure would instead appear on the $10. Many have joked that given the wage gap between men and women, the new $10 might be worth as little as $7.70.
NEWS
June 26, 2015 | Wendy Ruderman, Daily News Staff Writer
LAUREN HITT had picked up and moved from Ohio to Philly to work on the mayoral campaign of Ken Trujillo, the buttoned-down lawyer whom she viewed as a sure thing. About two weeks later, Trujillo's campaign was dead. He had dropped out of the mayor's race to attend to a family matter. It was late January, just four months before the Democratic primary election, and Hitt, Trujillo's newly minted communications director, was suddenly jobless. Now what? she thought. Like a backup prom date, there was Jim Kenney, the veteran unbridled member of City Council, waiting in the wings.
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June 24, 2015 | BY DAN SPINELLI, Daily News Staff Writer spineld@phillynews.com, 215-854-5906
DESPITE ITS rock-'em-sock-'em roots, Rock Ministries has vastly expanded its outreach efforts beyond boxing. Missionary Lizzie Savar heads the Rock's women's ministry, which meets weekly for breakfast and Bible study. The women's group complements a children's ministry and Sunday school, which occupy the floor above the gym and practice areas. During one study, Savar teaches a little-known passage from the Book of Genesis, which in its description of dynastic wars and familial conflict sounds more like a Game of Thrones excerpt than a Bible passage.
NEWS
June 19, 2015 | By Molly Eichel, Inquirer Staff Writer
ABC will go back in time while Amazon Studios hops over to London, in two shows that explore the families we create when we're forced into extraordinary circumstances. We have lift-off . . . Behind every great early-space pioneer was a great, Jell-O-salad-making woman. So says The Astronaut Wives Club , ABC's new period drama about the wives of the first astronauts. Itpremieres at 8 p.m. Thursday. Based on Lily Koppel's book, The Astronaut Wives Club focuses each of its episodes on one of the women married to a member of the Mercury Seven.
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