September 16, 2015 |
The first day of the Flyers' rookie camp was held Monday at the Skate Zone in Voorhees, but the bigger news was the way veteran winger R.J. Umberger skated on the other sheet of ice. Umberger, coming off the worst season of his career, skated effortlessly and had no ill effects from hip and abdominal surgery. "I feel like a different person," said Umberger, one of many veterans on the ice in advance of Friday's official camp opening for vets. "It's refreshing. It was a great offseason for me to get healthy.
April 3, 2015 |
PITTSBURGH - Flyers defenseman Luke Schenn will have abdominal surgery on Thursday but will be ready for the start of training camp, general manager Ron Hextall announced Wednesday before the game in Pittsburgh. Hextall said Schenn, who missed the last four games, had an injury similar to that of R.J. Umberger, who recently underwent an abdominal procedure. Umberger also had hip surgery. Schenn does not have a hip problem. The Flyers have a glaring need for a No. 1 defenseman, but because of salary-cap problems, Hextall said that player would have to come from within the organization.
December 8, 2014
ISSUE | TAXI SAFETY Ensure it's insured An article on taxi insurance was timely, at least for me ("City cabs light on accident coverage," Nov. 27). Returning from an August medical appointment for knee surgery, I was hit by an All City Taxi cab in Center City. My attorney soon learned that the cabbie's insurance carrier is in liquidation. Perhaps it is wise to ask a taxi driver to show proof of insurance before getting in. |Michael Fill, Philadelphia, firstname.lastname@example.org ISSUE | PROTESTS Root causes A recent letter writer asserts that violent protests contradict the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King's principles and thwart racial harmony ("Nonviolent civil rights activist would mourn," Nov. 30)
November 6, 2014 |
IT'S OFFICIAL - the 2013 Eagles offensive line, the bellweather of that NFC East championship team, will not play one game together in 2014. An NFL source said right guard Todd Herremans will have season-ending surgery Friday to fix the torn biceps in his left arm, 3 days before left guard Evan Mathis returns from his knee injury to play against Carolina. Mathis went down in the season opener, while right tackle Lane Johnson was serving a four-game suspension. Center Jason Kelce underwent abdominal surgery after the third game, returning Sunday.
June 13, 2014
The Flyers signed speedy left winger/center Pierre-Edouard Bellemare, a native of Paris, to an NHL contract on Wednesday. "He's a versatile player who can kill penalties and he adds depth to our forward group," general manager Ron Hextall said. The 6-foot, 196-pound Bellemare, 29, scored the shootout winner in an upset of Canada at the 2014 IIHF World Championships, where he had eight points in eight games. In 52 games last season with Skelleftea of the Swedish Hockey League, Bellemare scored 20 goals and had 35 points and a plus-21 rating.
December 16, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - Has it come to this? After Friday night's 102-96 win over the woebegone Washington Wizards at the Verizon Center, Kobe Bryant couldn't contain his excitement. "I actually am happy to win one damn game," the Los Angeles Lakers superstar said, laughing. And he wasn't kidding. That win snapped a four-game losing streak for the Lakers, who take a 10-14 record into the Wells Fargo Center to face the 76ers at 6 p.m. Sunday. A team that won back-to-back NBA titles as recently as 2009 and 2010 was happy for a win over a Wizards team that has played all year without injured guard John Wall and fell to 3-17 heading into Saturday's game at Miami.
October 19, 2012 |
NEW HOUSTON manager Bo Porter inherits a team that has been the worst in baseball the past two seasons. But he remembers the excitement in the city just a few years ago when Houston went to its only World Series, and is determined to get the Astros back into contention as soon as possible. Turning around a team that lost 100 games in each of the last two seasons won't be easy, but he's confident it can be done. Porter is the former third base coach for the Nationals, who went from losing 93 games in 2010 to a major league-best 98 wins this regular season.
January 17, 2012 |
HENRIK ZETTERBERG scored the first of Detroit's three goals in the opening period and the Red Wings broke a franchise record with their 15th straight home victory, 5-0 over the Buffalo Sabres last night. It is the longest single-season winning streak by an NHL team at home since 1976 when the Flyers won 20 in a row to match a league mark set by Boston during the 1929-30 season, according to STATS, LLC. The Red Wings won 14 straight at home in 1965. Detroit's Jimmy Howard made 27 saves for his fifth shutout this season and NHL-high 27th victory.
November 22, 2010 |
FIVE MONTHS AGO, Daniel Vassallo was undergoing abdominal surgery. Today, he is the winner of the men's Philadelphia Marathon. Vassallo, part of a record-setting field of 23,000 in the 17th annual event that included the half marathon and an 8K this past weekend, finished yesterday's race in 2 hours, 21 minutes, 28 seconds. It eclipsed his previous personal best, which he set in Houston earlier this year. "I was kind of overcome by emotion a couple times," Vassallo said minutes after he crossed the finish line.
March 3, 2010 |
Ray Emery's season is over, and there are major questions about whether the Flyers goalie will ever play again. The Flyers announced yesterday that Emery would undergo surgery on his right hip at a date to be determined. Emery is suffering from avascular necrosis - a condition in which poor blood supply leads to death of bone tissue - and will have a bone graft to alleviate the hip issue, the Flyers announced. It is the same ailment that ended Bo Jackson's baseball career.