Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 7:51am Phils drop another close one to Padres By Associated Press
Alexi Amarista had three hits, including a go-ahead two-run homer, to lead the San Diego Padres to a 5-4 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday night.
Amarista's two-out homer in the sixth inning off A.J. Burnett (8-17) put the Padres ahead 4-3. Amarista, who doubled in the second and singled in the fourth, fell a triple short of the cycle when he grounded out in the eighth.
San Diego won its second straight game after dropping nine of 11.
Ian Kennedy (11-13) pitched six innings for the win. The right-hander allowed three runs and three hits with seven strikeouts and four walks. Kennedy had lost his previous two starts, giving up double-digit hits in both outings.
Freddy Galvis hit a two-run homer in the fifth inning to give the Phillies a 3-2 lead. Domonic Brown had a solo homer in the second.
Tonight, Cole Hamels takes the mound against Eric Stults...pre-game on WDEL starts at 9:35.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 11:28pm Orioles clinch AL East with 8-2 win over Blue Jays By David Ginsburg/AP
The Baltimore Orioles won their first AL East crown since 1997, using home runs by Steve Pearce and Jimmy Paredes to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 8-2 Tuesday night before a boisterous crowd of 35,297 at Camden Yards.
With their ninth win in 10 games, the Orioles clinched their second playoff appearance in three years following a run of 14 consecutive losing seasons.
Afterward, the Orioles converged behind second base, fireworks soared in the outfield and streamers sprayed throughout the crowd.
It was Baltimore's ninth AL East title and only its second since 1983, when the Orioles last won the World Series.
The franchise has enjoyed a rebirth under the guidance of manager Buck Showalter, whose 1,254th victory thrust him past mentor Billy Martin into sole possession of 36th place on the career list.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 6:31pm Appo's Jester nets hat trick in victory By Sean Greene
VIDEO: Highlights and reaction to Glasgow's victory
Appoquinimink's Sam Jester recorded a hat trick as the Jaguars soccer team remained unbeaten with a 5-0 victory over visiting Glasgow Tuesday afternoon.
Jester recorded a pair of goals in the opening forty minutes, the second of which came when he headed home a high-looping, bouncing pass from Stephane Ratsimbazafy in the 32nd minute.
Appoquinimink's Matt Dina would make it 4-0 just before the break when he used the outside of his foot from right at the edge of the 18-yard box to find the far-side netting.
Jester completed his hat trick in the 53rd minute after he was fouled from behind in the middle of the penalty area.
Appoquinimink (3-0) faces Charter of Wilmington in an important Blue Hen Conference battle Thursday afternoon. The loss drops Glasgow to 2-2, they host Caravel inside the football stadium Thursday night at 6:30.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 10:53pm Padua ace clinches bounce-back victory By Sean Greene
Updated Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 11:10pm
VIDEO: Highlights of the victory. PHOTO: Megan Barnett serves winning ace
Playing after a loss for the first time in 26 matches, the Padua volleyball squad battled hard to defeat St. Mark's in three tough sets Tuesday evening.
Padua lost a tough five-set battle to Paul VI Catholic (Va.) on Saturday, and found themselves in a nip-and-tick opening set there no team led by more than three points.
The set was tied at 24 when Stephanie Annone used a cut shot from the left side to set up a set point that the Pandas converted for a one-set advantage.
The 2nd set looked to be on its way to a similar set up when St. Mark's won a point to get within 9-8, but Padua went on a 9-2 run, including an ace from Hailey Baker, and kills from Annone, Emma Lucey, and Emily Jarome to take an 18-10 lead, and eventually a 25-15 set.
St. Mark's stormed out of the gates with their back against the wall in the final set, winning the first four points, including a combo block from Kennedy Staudt and Addison Reich, and then an ace from Reich. A later ace from senior Amanda Gerhart helped St. Mark's eventually get a 10-3 advantage, before Padua slowly began to work its way into the set.
Vanessa Crumety and Jarome had kills on back-to-back points to get back within 13-10, but St. Mark's would stretch the lead back to 21-15 after a block from Staudt set up by a series of fantastic digs by Lauren Sorantino.
Baker would get a kill to tie the set at 23-23, before St. Mark's freshman Gillian Lytle's kill gave the Spartans a set point.
They could not take advantage, with Padua winning the next two points, setting up junior Megan Barnett behind the line, and she sliced a serve right on the left-hand line to clinch the match for the two-time defending state champions.
Padua (2-1) was led by Jarome's 14 kills, Wiley's 18 digs, and Baker's 30 assists. The final point was Padua's 9th ace of the match.
St. Mark's (2-2) picked up 15 digs from Sorantino and 15 assists from Wirt.
Monday, September 15, 2014 - 8:17pm WDEL's High School Football Rankings - Week 3 By Sean Greene
William Penn stayed atop Division I with a win over Salesianum
Concord's decisive victory over Dover and St. Mark's edging of Sussex Tech helped shake up WDEL's High School Rankings for Week 3 of the season.
There were no changes in Division II after everyone held serve with wins, although some big games this week would create a shakeup there by Saturday morning.
WDEL HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL RANKINGS (As of September 15, 2014)
1) William Penn (2-0, 1) - Marvell Watts' KO return KOd the Sals, the Colonials are a deserving number one. (At A.I. - Sat. 1:00pm)
2) Salesianum (1-1, 2) - Did nothing to think there won't be a fantastic William Penn vs. Salesianum II. (Host Conc - Sat. 7:30pm - WDEL)
3) Middletown (2-0, 4) - D handled CR's Wing-T brilliantly. Perhaps a questionable call from a shutout. (At Charter - Sat. 10:30am)
4) St. Mark's (1-1, -) - Spartans re-enter the rankings after edging Sussex Tech in a fantastic game. (At Sus. Cent. - Fri. 7:30pm)
5) Concord (1-1, -) - 41-14 win over previously No. 3 Dover opened some eyes. (At Sallies - Sat. 7:30pm - WDEL)
Others on our radar: Cape Henlopen (2-0), Dover (1-1), Newark (2-0), Sussex Central (1-1), Sussex Tech (1-1)
1) Caravel (2-0, 1) - Made Delaware look great with win over solid Episcopal Academy (Pa.) program. (Host Arch. Curley (Md.) - Fri. 7:00pm)
2) St. Georges (2-0, 2) - Selby brothers have 7 TDs in two games. (Host Mt. Pleasant - Sat. 10:30am)
3) Hodgson (1-1, 3) - Bounced back from cramps with decisive win over Mount Pleasant. Huge exam looms. (At CR - Fri. 7:30pm)
4) Woodbridge (2-0, 4) - Late push over Poly kept the Blue Raiders unbeaten. Interesting matchup Friday. (Host Friends - Fri. 7:00pm)
5) DMA (2-0, 5) - 56-0 after two games. Will try to break Tower Hill's 12-game regular season winning streak Friday. (At Tower - Fri. 7:00pm)
Others on our radar: Archmere (1-1), Friends (2-0), Indian River (1-1), Lake Forest (2-0), Tower Hill (2-0)
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 8:09am Union appeals Rice's indefinite suspension by NFL By David Ginsburg, Associated Press
The NFL players' union has appealed the league's indefinite suspension of Ray Rice.
Rice was originally handed a two-game suspension in July under the NFL's personal conduct policy after he was charged with assault following a Feb. 15 altercation with his then-fiancee in a casino elevator.
The Baltimore running back had already served the first game of that suspension when, on Sept. 8, a video surfaced showing Rice punching Janay Palmer, now his wife, in that elevator.
Within hours, the Ravens released Rice and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell extended the suspension to indefinite based on the "new evidence."
Goodell and the Ravens say they never saw the video before Sept. 8.
The NFL Players Association had until 11:59 p.m. Tuesday to file the appeal
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