May 4, 2016 |
A building promised for years has risen at the corner of a gentrified neighborhood in South Philadelphia. The blue-paneled structure is 7,500 square feet, and inside it will have four retractable batting cages lined with artificial turf. It will be a place, at the intersection of 17th and Fitzwater Streets, where young baseball and softball players in the city can practice all year. It will be called the Ryan Howard Training Center. "It's cool to have a building named after you," Howard said last week.
June 19, 2015 |
EDMONTON - It's as true in soccer as it is in every other sport that defense wins championships. So far at the Women's World Cup, the United States' back line has delivered a string of excellent performances. In three group-stage games, the unit allowed just one goal, and it came in the 27th minute of the opening game against Australia. Since then, the American net has not been breached. Even though the attack has struggled, back-to-back shutouts of Sweden and Nigeria have helped provide momentum heading into Monday's round-of-16 game against Colombia (8 p.m., Fox Sports 1 and NBC Universo)
November 16, 2014 |
Sharon Pfluger has watched the evolution of field hockey unfold in front of her eyes over the last 40 years. Coaching at her alma mater, the College of New Jersey (formerly Trenton State College) for 30 years, Pfluger has become a legend in the state. A seven-time winner of coach of the year in the New Jersey Athletic Conference, a New Jersey Hall of Fame nominee, and a member of the National Field Hockey Coaches Association Hall of Fame, the Pompton Lakes native certainly has moved with the changing sport.
May 16, 2013 |
Haddonfield Deputy Mayor Jeff Kasko was reelected a borough commissioner, former Commissioner Neal Rochford regained the post he lost four years ago, and political newcomer John Moscatelli swept into his first term, according to unofficial returns from Tuesday's municipal election. Kasko, the top vote-getter with provisional ballots not yet counted, could become the borough's first new mayor in 12 years. Mayor Letitia "Tish" Colombi chose not to seek reelection. The commissioners will decide who will be mayor, but the honor traditionally goes to the highest vote-getter.
November 23, 2012 |
KABUL, Afghanistan - It was Army Sgt. Keith Wells' first Thanksgiving Day away from his family and despite a cornucopia of food, his taste buds were craving his wife's macaroni and cheese back home. "My wife's a foodie - you know the Food Network, cooking shows. Everything she makes is golden," Wells of Charlotte, N.C., said Thursday at a large international military base in the Afghan capital, Kabul. The dining hall served up mac-and-cheese along with traditional Thanksgiving Day fixings.
November 17, 2012 |
A brief description of Haddonfield Memorial High School's athletic program: It has high participation - more than 80 percent of students engage in a sport. And it's high-achieving, honored as best overall in its conference for 30-plus years and perennially recognized as tops statewide among schools its size. One other thing. By many accounts, its playing and practice fields are among the worst in the area. Stadium Field, where football, girls' soccer, and lacrosse are played, and the adjacent borough-owned Anniversary Field, reserved for practices, are so overused, especially in the fall, that maintaining healthy grass is impossible, according to school superintendent Richard Perry.
November 1, 2012 |
Garnet Valley's Matt Donoghue enjoyed his two-day break from school, courtesy of Sandy, but was eager to return to the practice field. "We've got a big game on Friday against Haverford," he said. "If we win, we're guaranteed a berth in the district playoffs. We need to be out there and getting ready for it. " Donoghue, a 6-foot-4, 278-pound guard, said his family's home was not adversely affected by the storm. "We had power the whole time," he said. "A few of my friends lost power at their houses, but nothing too bad. " In a Central League showdown at 7 p.m. Friday, Garnet Valley (7-2 overall, 6-2 league)
August 24, 2012
IT WAS '90s Retro Night at the ol' ball yard, and the Phillies were flawless in their execution. Half of the crowd left in the eighth inning, the lineup combined to go 4-for-31, and the home team lost and dropped to 57-67. It was 1990 all over again, minus the artificial turf and sewer rats. The homage to the days of "Saved By the Bell" and the American middle class provided a necessary distraction from the action on the field. The '90s, you may recall, were not kind to the Phillies.
March 1, 2012 |
Agnes Irwin School can go ahead with its plan to build a playing field with artificial turf and bleachers in a Radnor Township park so it can conduct gym classes and host sports events. On Feb. 23, Delaware County Court denied a petition from a group of Radnor Township residents who filed a civil action in 2011 designed to block the plan. They argued that the planned use would illegally interfere with public use of Radnor Memorial Park. The seven-acre park is on Matsonford Road in Wayne, across from Radnor Elementary School.
February 29, 2012 |
Agnes Irwin School can go ahead with its plan to build a playing field with artificial turf and bleachers in a Radnor Township park where it wants to conduct gym classes and host sports events. On Feb. 23, the Delaware County Court denied a petition from a group of Radnor Township citizens who filed a civil action in 2011 designed to block the plan. They argued that the planned use would illegally interfere with public use of Radnor Memorial Park. The seven-acre park is on Matsonford Road in Wayne, across from Radnor Elementary School.