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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | October 17, 1998
Memories of the Pennsylvania Railroad's old Parkton Local and Ruxton Rocket were revived last Sunday afternoon. Members of the National Capital Trolley Museum and other rail buffs traveled to the Wilmington and Western Railroad in Delaware to ride one of the last two Pennsy gas-electric cars in operation.For 30 years, until the demise of commuter service on the Pennsylvania Railroad's 28.8-mile Northern Central Division in 1959, the gas-electrics trundled back and forth daily, connecting the city with commuters and residents from Woodberry and Mount Washington to Bare Hills, Lake Roland, Ruxton, Riderwood and Lutherville.
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By Dave van Dyck, Tribune reporter | March 29, 2011
Predicted finish, records Reds Cardinals Cubs Brewers Astros Pirates 91-71 85-77 84-78 83-79 79-83 68-94 Pennants, wild cards since 1995: 3,1. Average payroll: $91.9 million (fourth of six divisions). Manager with World Series rings: Tony La Russa ('09, '06). Players with MVP awards: Joey Votto ('10), Albert Pujols ('05, '08, '09). Pitchers with Cy Young awards: Zack Greinke ('09)
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April 2, 1995
Opponent: Detroit PistonsSite: The Palace at Auburn Hills (Mich.)Time: 1:30 p.m.TV/Radio: Ch. 4/WWLG (1360 AM), WTEM (570 AM)Outlook: The Pistons are last in the Central Division (25-45), but still have a shot at the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Rookie F Grant Hill (19.1 ppg, 5.8 rpg) and G Joe Dumars (18.0 ppg) lead the Pistons, who have lost two straight and eight of their past 10. F Juwan Howard returned to the Bullets' lineup Friday in Cleveland, but Washington still lost for the sixth straight time.
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By BILL ORDINE | December 21, 2007
College football New Orleans Bowl: Florida Atlantic vs. Memphis 8 p.m. [ESPN2] The Burrowing Owls (I called FAU just "the Owls" once but was corrected by some alumni) didn't even have a football team until seven years ago, when former Baltimore Colts head coach Howard Schnellenberger started the program. In college football's speediest ascent ever, Florida Atlantic has gone from zero to Division I-AA to Division I-A to sharing first place in the Sun Belt Conference with a bowl berth.
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February 15, 1997
Opponent: Columbus InvadersSite: Baltimore ArenaTime: 7: 35Radio: Updates after each quarter on WWLG (1360 AM) and WASA (1330 AM)Outlook: The Spirit again is in first place in the NPSL's East Division, a half-game ahead of the Harrisburg Heat, after Thursday's road win over the Philadelphia Kixx. Columbus, last in the Central Division with a 4-23 record, dropped its ninth straight Thursday in Cincinnati. The Invaders, 1-12 on the road, have allowed more points (557) than any other team in the league.
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By Dale Meggas and Dale Meggas,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 4, 2000
CLEVELAND -- The Blast's drive for the title in the National Professional Soccer League's East Division hit a Central Division bump in the road last night. That bump was a nightmarish first half in a 13-8 loss to the Cleveland Crunch, which did all of its scoring before the break, leaving the Blast a longer trip to Edmonton for tomorrow afternoon's game with the Drillers. The Blast, still 2 1/2 games up in the East on the Philadelphia KiXX, fell behind 9-0 in the second quarter and 13-2 at halftime before closing to the final margin with two third-period goals and one early in the final period.
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November 23, 2003
UP: Baron Davis The Hornets are leading a charmed existence these days, and Davis is healthy enough to be the difference-maker. DOWN: Bonzi Wells It didn't take long for Wells to pop off at Portland coach Maurice Cheeks, and to get stripped of his captaincy. UP: Central Division Indiana, New Orleans and Detroit are the only three Eastern Conference teams above .500 and should stage a great race to the playoffs. DOWN: Atlantic Division Yuck! Can anyone in this division play winning basketball?
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By BILL ORDINE | December 21, 2007
College football New Orleans Bowl: Florida Atlantic vs. Memphis 8 p.m. [ESPN2] The Burrowing Owls (I called FAU just "the Owls" once but was corrected by some alumni) didn't even have a football team until seven years ago, when former Baltimore Colts head coach Howard Schnellenberger started the program. In college football's speediest ascent ever, Florida Atlantic has gone from zero to Division I-AA to Division I-A to sharing first place in the Sun Belt Conference with a bowl berth.
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April 25, 1991
EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlanta HawksRecord: 43-39, fourth in Central Division.Strengths: Dominique Wilkins has scored less, but improved his overall game and leadership. Spud Webb, 5-7, proved he belonged in league. Kevin Willis and Moses Malone provide strong offensive rebounding.Weaknesses: Jon Koncak has proved a major bust at center. The Hawks are vulnerable to a trapping defense. The Pistons won all 5 meetings between the teams this season.Boston CelticsRecord: 56-26, first in Atlantic Division.
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By Jim Henneman and Jim Henneman,Sun Staff Writer | May 24, 1995
Is the balance of power starting to shift in the American League? Or was the process well under way before anybody noticed?Along with the current heavyweights in the AL East, the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees, the Orioles are about to get a clue. Those three teams opened series on the West Coast last night -- and the Orioles' game against Oakland was the first of 19 straight against AL West teams.You'll remember that last year's strike almost certainly saved the American League the embarrassment of having a division winner with a sub-.
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November 23, 2003
UP: Baron Davis The Hornets are leading a charmed existence these days, and Davis is healthy enough to be the difference-maker. DOWN: Bonzi Wells It didn't take long for Wells to pop off at Portland coach Maurice Cheeks, and to get stripped of his captaincy. UP: Central Division Indiana, New Orleans and Detroit are the only three Eastern Conference teams above .500 and should stage a great race to the playoffs. DOWN: Atlantic Division Yuck! Can anyone in this division play winning basketball?
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October 9, 2002
Detroit Red Wings Last season: 51-17-10-4, won Stanley Cup. Coach: Dave Lewis, first season Pluses: Still loaded with oldies but goodies such as Brett Hull and Luc Robitaille up front, while the absence of Steve Yzerman (offseason knee surgery) will allow Sergei Fedorov more responsibility. Youngsters Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg prove the Wings are more than just an aging champion. Goalie Curtis Joseph gets his turn to win that elusive Cup. Minuses: Yzerman isn't expected to return until January.
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April 11, 2002
East Division ..............................W....L....Pct. ...GB....L10....Strk....Home.....Away.....Inter. Montreal..............5.....3.... .625....--.......5-3.....W-2......1-2... ........4-1.........0-0 Philadelphia.......5......4.... .556...1/2....5-4.....W-2.......4-2..... .....1-2..........0-0 New York............4.......4..... .500...1.....4-4......W-1......1-2...... .....3-2..........0-0 Atlanta.................4........5... .444...11/2..4-5.....L-2.......3-3...........1-2.
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By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,SUN STAFF | March 10, 2002
Call the Detroit Pistons the stealth contenders. The Pistons weren't expected to be much more than an afterthought in the Central Division, fodder for the defending division champion Milwaukee Bucks and the seemingly more talented Toronto Raptors and Indiana Pacers. Yet, while the Bucks have bickered among themselves, the Raptors have been reeling of late and the Pacers have remade their roster in a trade-deadline deal, the Pistons have quietly pushed their way to the top of the division.
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By Glenn P. Graham | October 19, 2000
American Conference Baltimore Blast Coach: Kevin Healey Last season: 26-18, first in the American Conference's East Division; eliminated, 2-0, by Cleveland in conference final. Outlook: In Healey's third season as coach, the Blast continues to methodically build toward its goal of bringing Baltimore an NPSL title. Offensive firepower is everywhere, with Denison Cabral (team-leading 145 points) and Paul Wright leading a deep midfield and Mark Thomas (109) and Tarik Walker big, strong targets up front.
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By Jamison Hensley and Jamison Hensley,SUN STAFF | September 1, 2000
When arriving with the Tennessee Titans, receiver Carl Pickens traded in his accustomed No. 81 for No. 18. This season for Pickens, it's all about a turnaround. During his eight-year career with the Cincinnati Bengals, Pickens never played on a team with a winning record. The former All-Pro receiver can't even remember the last time he was on a team that had won two straight games. Now, Pickens enters his first season with the Titans, the defending AFC champion, feeling like a rookie again.
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April 11, 2002
East Division ..............................W....L....Pct. ...GB....L10....Strk....Home.....Away.....Inter. Montreal..............5.....3.... .625....--.......5-3.....W-2......1-2... ........4-1.........0-0 Philadelphia.......5......4.... .556...1/2....5-4.....W-2.......4-2..... .....1-2..........0-0 New York............4.......4..... .500...1.....4-4......W-1......1-2...... .....3-2..........0-0 Atlanta.................4........5... .444...11/2..4-5.....L-2.......3-3...........1-2.
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By Phil Jackman | December 9, 1993
Problems, problems, problems, is there no surcease?No sooner are the vagaries of the college bowl situation addressed and dispatched when up pops the realignment dilemma of the NFL to take its place.After months of intensive study, a blue ribbon committee, in consultation with the best minds at Cal Poly, came to the conclusion that with 30 teams now the NFL can have six divisions of five teams apiece simply by placing the expansion teams, Jacksonville, Fla., and Charlotte, N.C., in the divisions currently comprised of just four members.
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By Dale Meggas and Dale Meggas,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 4, 2000
CLEVELAND -- The Blast's drive for the title in the National Professional Soccer League's East Division hit a Central Division bump in the road last night. That bump was a nightmarish first half in a 13-8 loss to the Cleveland Crunch, which did all of its scoring before the break, leaving the Blast a longer trip to Edmonton for tomorrow afternoon's game with the Drillers. The Blast, still 2 1/2 games up in the East on the Philadelphia KiXX, fell behind 9-0 in the second quarter and 13-2 at halftime before closing to the final margin with two third-period goals and one early in the final period.
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,Sun Staff | August 1, 1999
There were major renovations to the AFC Central Division this off-season, and not all of the repair work had to do with the arrival/return of the Cleveland Browns. No team underwent as many alterations as the Tennessee Titans, nee Oilers, who got a new name, new uniforms, new stadium in Nashville and new team president in Jeff Diamond this off-season. The Titans are also hoping for a new script after three straight 8-8 seasons. But there was more. The Pittsburgh Steelers revamped their scraggly offense after it produced just one touchdown in the final month of 1998.
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