January 17, 2013 |
Some folks, including the team's chairman, have suggested the Flyers need to change their style this season and tighten up their defense. After the third day of training camp Tuesday in Voorhees, coach Peter Laviolette conceded that the Flyers can give goalie Ilya Bryzgalov more support this year, but made it clear he does not plan to change the team's modus operandi: attack, attack, attack. And attack some more. Laviolette likes to talk about playing with "jam," and his 2013 edition will not be different.
November 6, 2012 |
ONLY TWO GAMES into the season and coach Doug Collins was forced to tinker with his starting lineup for Game 3 as shooting guard Jason Richardson was out after spraining his left ankle against the New York Knicks on Sunday. Dorell Wright took Richardson's spot Monday against the Knicks at the Wells Fargo Center. Collins also decided to start Kwame Brown at center, replacing Lavoy Allen. The move wasn't so much to slight Allen as it was to have a spark coming off the bench. Collins said before the season he wanted to play Spencer Hawes with Allen or another big body.
February 20, 2012 |
MINNEAPOLIS - In recent days, 76ers coach Doug Collins has been emphasizing to point guard Jrue Holiday the importance of going into attack mode early in games. "We need Jrue to be more aggressive and looking to score the ball early," Collins said Sunday. "He needs to score for our team. I don't want there to be any indecision about what he needs to do for our team. " Holiday took Collins' advice to heart. The third-year point guard took 10 shots in the first half Sunday against Minnesota and finished the game with 20 points.
January 1, 2012 |
MESQUITE, Texas - On first meeting, Case Keenum appears to be a pleasant, congenial guy. He loves Kimberly, his wife of less than six months. He seems excited to have met Penn State defensive tackle Devon Still at an awards show in Orlando, calling him "a very nice guy, great player. " But get him on a football field, and No. 7 of the Houston Cougars is ruthless, carving up defenses with his execution, his quick release, and his pinpoint accuracy in a high-tempo offense that leaves opposing defenses gasping in the fourth quarter while trying to muster enough energy for the next play.
December 23, 2011 |
Leaning against the scorer's table inside the Palestra after a recent free scrimmage for fans, the 76ers' Jrue Holiday is fielding questions in the even-keeled demeanor he channels so naturally. The 21-year-old point guard is explaining the balance he must achieve for the Sixers to be successful. He plays the thinking man's position on the floor, and the chin- rubbing, furrowed brow, and gaze upward toward the venerable old building's ceiling indicate as much. "Every team that Jason Kidd has been to, I feel like they've been pretty good," Holiday says.
December 18, 2011 |
AUSTIN, Texas - Texas basketball coach Rick Barnes always thought Big East creator Dave Gavitt was one of those rare individuals who could see the writing on the wall before anyone else could even see the wall. "He is certainly one of the great people that I have had the opportunity to meet in my life," said Barnes, who coached at Providence from 1988 to 1994 and regarded Gavitt, who died in September, as such a strong mentor he never made a major decision in his career without checking with Gavitt.
September 14, 2011 |
MANCHESTER, N.H. - An assertive Mitt Romney has emerged in the GOP presidential race. For months, the former Massachusetts governor has shown little willingness to assail his Republican competitors, staying above the fray and focusing all his criticism on President Obama. But in one night, Romney became the most prominent aggressor in a growing effort by the GOP field to derail front-runner Rick Perry. And in doing so, Romney may have started to ease concern within the GOP establishment over the strength of his candidacy.
August 11, 2011 |
The men's U.S. national soccer team only had two practices under new coach Jurgen Klinsmann, who vows to have his team play an attacking style that mirrored his play as a striker for the German national team. After a sluggish first half, the United States got in attack mode during Wednesday's 1-1 tie with Mexico in an international friendly at Lincoln Financial Field. The United States tied the score when Robbie Rogers tapped in a cross from Brek Shea in the 73d minute. "We saw, especially in the second half, a very exciting game, and it was an amazing learning process the players went through in just 90 minutes," Klinsmann said.
March 28, 2011 |
When Duke senior guard Karima Christmas was preparing to face DePaul's Keisha Hampton this week, she saw much of herself in the Blue Demons' junior star and leading scorer. "I think we're similar players. We match up well. She's a great player. She can shoot, she can go low inside, and she plays multiple positions," Christmas said of Hampton. "I definitely wanted to go at her, be aggressive and just try to go into the lane and try to get her into foul trouble. " Getting Hampton into foul trouble was exactly what Christmas and the Blue Devils did in their 70-63, Sweet 16 win at Temple's Liacouras Center last night.