May 23, 2015 |
Justin Miloszewski carries around a little yellow ball with six nubs and it has become part of an intense competition among the players at double-A Reading. Miloszewski - Milo is what everybody calls him - is the team's strength and conditioning coordinator and the ball is used to improve reflexes. A Blackwood native who attended Triton High School, Miloszewski has turned the reflex drill into a game in which the participants stand about 15 feet apart and try to roll the ball past one another.
November 29, 2014 |
ARLINGTON, Texas - Wearing a black Eagles windbreaker and a pale beige Eagles polo shirt, Nick Sanchez lingered outside the visiting locker room at AT&T Stadium on Thursday night, a small smile on his face as he waited for his son Mark. "Best day ever," he said. At Nick's home in Orange County, Calif., some 50 members of the Sanchez family had gathered around the television to watch Mark play his finest game as an Eagle - 20 completions in 29 attempts, 217 yards, a passing touchdown, a rushing touchdown, no turnovers, everything crisp and sharp during a 33-10 rout of the Dallas Cowboys.
October 10, 2014 |
Chip Kelly has insisted since the Eagles acquired Darren Sproles that he views him first as a rusher, not just a running back who catches passes. That doesn't mean the Eagles need to forget about Sproles as a pass catcher, though. Sproles was not targeted with a pass in Sunday's win. He was targeted on at least 9 percent of the Eagles' passes in the first four games of the season. There has been a sharp decline from Week 2, when 19 percent of the passes went in his direction. The reason is that opponents do not necessarily view Sproles the same way Kelly does, and have played him more as a pass catcher than as a rusher.
June 27, 2014 |
IF YOU STAYED at Citizens Bank Park late enough last night, you got some early Independence Day fireworks. You got to hear a second rendition of "Take Me Out to The Ball Game. " And you got to see one of the franchise's most popular players end the game in dramatic fashion for the first time in 7 years. After the Phillies and Miami Marlins took part in an old-fashioned staring contest for six innings, with neither team blinking, Chase Utley swatted a ball deep into the early summer night, providing a memorable souvenir for a lucky fan. Utley followed a leadoff single by Jimmy Rollins with a two-run, walkoff home run off Chris Hatcher in the 14th inning as the Phillies overcame an early deficit to beat Miami, 5-3. "I just tried to square one up, go home," Utley said after the conclusion of the 4-hour, 41-minute game.
November 28, 2013 |
The NIT Season Tip-Off is down to four schools at Madison Square Garden. It was set up with the idea that Duke would eventually be in New York, and Arizona. Alabama, sure . . . "It's almost like the old Sesame Street thing," Bruiser Flint said this week. "One of these things is not like the other. You know what I mean? Alabama, Duke, Arizona, Drexel. " Flint, of course, coaches Drexel. He knew his Dragons, now 3-1, were quite capable of getting to New York. Beating Rutgers to get there was not exactly like knocking off Kentucky.
June 27, 2013 |
SAN DIEGO - Jonathan Papelbon followed his sacrosanct routine Monday. He walked to the bullpen in the sixth inning. He stretched in the eighth. He began tossing in the ninth with one out. He peered toward home plate when Cliff Lee was announced as the hitter and the process halted. "I just warm up," Papelbon said. "They say, 'Warm up.' I warm up. I don't think or try to figure out when I'm coming into the ball game. " It was reasonable to assume Papelbon would enter in the ninth inning of what was an eventual 4-3 Phillies loss.
June 17, 2013 |
G'mrice Davis considers herself the city's top girls' basketball player, and on Monday night, the Girard College senior forward will have a chance to prove it. Davis highlights the first girls' All-City Classic at the Haverford School. She and her city teammates will play in the junior/senior game against suburban all-stars. The freshman/sophomore game will start the event at 7 p.m. and feature Friends' Central forward Anna Leone. Davis, from Southwest Philadelphia, has attended Girard College since the fifth grade.
May 15, 2013 |
When you take a long look at the Central Bucks East and Pennridge softball teams, you will see that not a whole lot separates the two. Both were teams on the rise a season ago, playing in the same division as defending state champion Hatboro-Horsham and eventual state champion Central Bucks South. No longer upstarts, the Rams and Patriots have been contenders for a league title all year, duking it out with the Hatters and Titans. On Tuesday, the difference between the Suburban One Continental foes was a two-out, fourth-inning triple by Carla Ruscio that gave the host Patriots a 3-2 victory over Pennridge.
March 20, 2011 |
It's game day, and the boys from New Port Richey are geared up for some fun in the sun. They're headed to Clearwater to catch the ball game. They can't wait to get to Bright House Field to see the Fightin' Phils do their thing. They've been making the near hourlong trip for more than five years. Heading south on U.S. Route 19, the senior posse is traveling in luxury in a big, old Caddy driven by the newest member of the carpool. As usual, they arrive about three hours before game time.
December 12, 2010 |
HERSHEY, Pa. - For West Catholic's Brandon Hollomon, it was a matter of a second chance. He got it, but it wasn't easy. For two years, the senior running back has remembered the disappointment he felt when Wilmingon nipped West Catholic, 35-34, in double overtime in the 2008 PIAA Class AA championship game. He was a backup to older brother Rob that day. It was a long bus ride home. That was incentive enough for Hollomon and his teammates Saturday as they faced Lewisburg in the semifinals.