January 22, 2015 |
THE FRUSTRATION was evident in his somewhat guarded but telling words. Following Monday afternoon's blowout loss to the Washington Wizards, 76ers big man Nerlens Noel talked about the big men not getting the ball, not being rewarded for their energy. He had just scored 11 points, the fifth time in the past eight games he had hit double figures. He seems to be getting more comfortable on offense, relying a lot now on his left hand for floaters after a strong dribble or two to the basket.
February 22, 2014 |
The coach in Paul Morina hated this week. The educator in him loved it. The coach hated how his Paulsboro wrestling team was forced to deal with the dreaded "D" word in the days before the opening of the individual state tournament. "Distractions," Morina said Thursday morning of the controversy surrounding the surfacing of a photo of seven Phillipsburg High School wrestlers posing in front of a dark-skinned dummy hanging from a noose and wearing a Paulsboro wrestling T-shirt.
August 2, 2012
Wednesday's preliminary hearing for Kareem Alleyne, the East Mount Airy man charged with vehicular homicide in the late-night death July 15 of an off-duty police officer who was riding a bike, was postponed to Oct. 2. Assistant District Attorney Mark Levenberg requested the delay from Municipal Court Judge Teresa Carr Deni, saying his office needed more time to investigate. Alleyne, 35, was arrested after his car allegedly hit the bicycle ridden by Officer Marc Brady, 32, on Musgrave Street near Meehan Avenue.
July 17, 2012 |
A chance meeting late Sunday in East Mount Airy between an off-duty Philadelphia police officer and his ex-girlfriend's new boyfriend ended with the officer dead and the other man in handcuffs, police said. Kareem Alleyne, 35, was charged Monday with homicide by vehicle and manslaughter after police said he intentionally struck Officer Marc Brady's bicycle with his car. Alleyne, of Mount Airy, had just left his girlfriend's house around 11:40 p.m. Sunday when he saw Brady riding on Musgrave Street near Meehan Avenue in the direction of the woman's home, said Philadelphia Capt.
March 22, 2012 |
It appears that if the NCAA isn't the matchmaker, Cincinnati and Ohio State will never get together in basketball. When the two old adversaries - who have met just one time since the 1962 national championship game - meet in Thursday night's East Regional semifinal in Boston, it will have to be enough to mollify fans longing for a regular-season meeting. Buckeyes coach Thad Matta concedes there are too many old grudges and roadblocks to the teams' ever agreeing to get together annually.
March 21, 2012
James Neal recorded his second NHL hat trick and Sidney Crosby had four assists in his first home game in more than three months as the Pittsburgh Penguins ripped the visiting Winnipeg Jets, 8-4, on Tuesday night. Evgeni Malkin added two goals - including the 200th of his NHL career - and dished out three assists to lift his point total to an NHL-leading 93. Tyler Kennedy also scored twice for Pittsburgh. With the win, Pittsburgh pulled within a point of the Eastern Conference-leading New York Rangers.
December 7, 2011 |
Most of the Flyers had a wait-and-see attitude about the NHL's realignment that will take place next season. But club chairman Ed Snider, in a phone conversation from California on Tuesday, said there will be more positives than negatives in the format. On Monday, the NHL's board of governors voted, 26-4, in favor of the new setup; the Flyers were one of the 26, Snider said. The Flyers will be in a still-to-be-named seven-team conference with Pittsburgh, the Islanders, the Rangers, Washington, New Jersey, and Carolina.
June 13, 2011
Twins getting closer to full strength Good news for languishing-in-last-place-in-the-AL-Central Minnesota: All-star catcher Joe Mauer , rehabbing in Fort Myers, could return to the Twins by the end of the week. Mauer, a career .326 hitter, was batting .235 when he went on the DL in the middle of April with bilateral leg weakness. Now if the Twins could only get designated hitter Jim Thome (quadriceps) back. All right already, Carmona's sorry Cleveland pitcher Fausto Carmona has said he didn't mean to hit Yankees slugger Mark Teixeira with a pitch Friday night, an incident that cleared the benches and stoked the bad blood between the two teams.
June 13, 2011
SURPRISE NO. 1: There's no connection between the Marian Anderson Award - which attracts headlines in Center City - and the Marian Anderson birthplace, residence and museum - withering on the vine in nearby South Philly. The birthplace, museum and residence are owned by the Marian Anderson Historical Society. The award is an invention of the city. When Mia Farrow was here in April to collect the high-profile $50,000 Marian Anderson Award, it beamed no sunshine on the historical society.
June 8, 2011
A team Muffy could get behind The envelope please, for the All-Preppy/WASPy-Sounding National League team. Pirates first baseman Lyle Overbay almost made the cut with his game Sunday, but as with the AL team named May 31, these selections have nothing to do with players' skill, only their names. The selections also have nothing to do with players' actual race, ethnicity, religion, or familiarity with crew, lacrosse, or squash. 1B: Aubrey Lewis Huff III , Giants 2B: Chase Utley , Phillies 3B: (Tie)