January 28, 2016 |
Tyliek Raynor, a standout running back from PIAA Class 3A state champion Imhotep Charter, has made an oral commitment to Temple. Originally committed to Arizona, Raynor said Tuesday on Twitter that he has switched to Temple. Imhotep coach Al Crosby told The Inquirer that Arizona and Illinois were Raynor's other finalists. "The way things worked out, he wanted to be closer to home, he loves Temple, and he has a great relationship with coach [Matt] Rhule," Crosby said. The 5-foot-11, 180-pound Raynor suffered an ankle injury and appeared in just seven games as a senior, missing the end of the season.
January 24, 2016
If you're looking for a midwinter break with a twist, consider a dude ranch in southern Arizona. With sunny days and cool clear nights, the area offers glimpses into the Arizona Territory of years gone by, when the likes of Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday were becoming legends. Dude ranches have evolved from the days when working cattle ranches hosted a few paying guests from back East to help with ropin' and ridin'. Modern guest ranches still raise cattle, but they offer comfortable lodging, gourmet meals, and as much (or little)
January 17, 2016 |
The Phillies agreed to one-year contracts Friday with Jeremy Hellickson and Jeanmar Gomez, their final two arbitration-eligible players. Hellickson will earn $7 million in 2016, CSNPhilly.com reported. The Phillies acquired the 28-year-old righthander in a trade with Arizona last month to augment the starting rotation's young arms. Gomez signed a deal worth $1.4 million, according to several reports. He led all Phillies relievers with 742/3 innings in 2015. The deadline to exchange salary figures with unsigned arbitration-eligible players was Friday afternoon.
December 31, 2015 |
Toeing the foul line with less than 30 seconds remaining, and a win over a national power on the line, is a tall order for any high school basketball player. But on Thursday in Mesa, Ariz., Archbishop Wood's Matt Cerruti never capitulated. The junior connected on a pair of free throws with 20 seconds remaining to lift the Vikings to a 56-54 win over Mountain Ridge (Ariz.) in a Visit Mesa Challenge boys' basketball game. Mountain Ridge is the top-ranked team in Arizona and the 20th-ranked team in the nation, according to Maxpreps.
December 23, 2015 |
A MONTH AGO, Jaylen Watkins was an uncomfortable reminder of a really poor Eagles draft. He was toiling on the Buffalo Bills' practice squad, after having been selected by the Birds in the fourth round in 2014, then cut before the start of this season. On Saturday, Watkins might be lining up opposite DeSean Jackson or Pierre Garcon as the Eagles try to keep their playoff hopes alive against Washington. Watkins ended up playing 49 defensive snaps Sunday night against Arizona, after both Eagles starting corners, Byron Maxwell and Eric Rowe, left the game in the first half with injuries.
November 11, 2015 |
Writer Daniel Nester says that if he gets a bit full of himself, "a little 'Shader' appears on my shoulder to cut through the pretension. " "Shader" is South Jersey-speak for a native or resident of Maple Shade, the proudly unpretentious Burlington County burb that provides the title and much of the setting for Nester's pungent new memoir. "Being a Shader is about being no-nonsense and having a blue-collar outlook," Nester, 47, says from the College of St. Rose in Albany, N.Y., where he is an associate professor of English.
November 8, 2015 |
Former Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb was sentenced to an 18-day jail term Friday morning in Gilbert, Ariz., according to the website TMZ sports. A court clerk confirmed via telephone that McNabb pleaded guilty to driving under the influence charges stemming from a June 28 traffic accident in Gilbert, Ariz. A police report said McNabb hit a car that was stopped at a traffic light and a police report later said that McNabb's blood-alcohol content was 0.17, more than twice the Arizona legal limit of 0.08.
November 8, 2015 |
PHOENIX - The value of a shutdown bullpen was on display no more so than in this year's playoffs. The World Series champion Kansas City Royals routinely shortened games with their formidable relief corps, led by an unhittable closer in Wade Davis. As the Phillies embark on the second offseason of a rebuilding process that will span several years, their bullpen is far from set for the long term. Among last year's group, arguably only closer Ken Giles, 25, and Elvis Araujo, 24, can be looked upon as building blocks for the future.
September 25, 2015 |
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. - Todd Bowles was on his way out of Philadelphia when Chip Kelly arrived in January 2013 to coach the Eagles. Kelly said the two met "for a while" shortly after Kelly's hiring. They had a good talk, Bowles said. Bowles, who spent part of the previous season as the Eagles defensive coordinator, already made up his mind. He was heading to Arizona to work in the same capacity with the Cardinals. Kelly's search for a coordinator would go elsewhere. The two men will meet as head coaches on Sunday when the Eagles travel to MetLife Stadium to face the Jets.
September 6, 2015 |
The Eagles traded quarterback Matt Barkley to the Arizona Cardinals on Friday for a conditional seventh-round pick in a deal that clears the way for Tim Tebow to make the 53-man roster. The trade headlined the eve of cut-down day, when NFL rosters must be reduced from 75 to 53 players. The Eagles informed multiple players that they will be waived, according to sources and reports, and still have a few more moves to make by 4 p.m. on Saturday. The highest-profile move was trading Barkley.