IT WAS THE WINTER of 1985. I had been at the Daily News for just a few weeks when I got a call from executive sports editor Mike Rathet, the man who hired me. In classic Rathet style, he said: “Don’t take this the wrong way, but I don’t care if I ever see you again.”“As long as you do your job.”I took it exactly as it was meant. Find the stories and write ’em up. Have a point of view. Tell people something they don’t know. Nearly 33 years and more than 7,000 stories later, the job is done.
WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. — Penn spent the entire second half at the Ocean Front Bank Center trying to find a way to lose a game it seemed to have won by halftime. What the Quakers did not know was they were going to have to play the equivalent of three halves to decide a game at Monmouth that seemed as if it would never end. Trailing by five 50 seconds into a fourth overtime, Penn found its fourth wind, took the last of 15 lead changes and held on to win, 101-96, in, yes, four overtimes.
Billy Hahn played with a No. 1 choice in the NBA draft. He was a backup guard on the most talented team in his alma mater’s history. He coached a No. 1 choice. He was on the staff at two schools that made the Final Four. In his 41 years as a college basketball coach, Hahn, 64, has seen everything and experienced everything — sometimes exhilarating, often agonizing.
Congrats to Philly legend Speedy Morris on his 1,000th win in the most unique coaching career imaginable.
Three high schools, La Salle University women and men. I figure I covered around 150 of those wins. It was absolutely my privilege.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
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A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".