September 20, 2016 |
The Phillies had intended to use this weekend as the beginning of a farewell for Ryan Howard, whose time with the only franchise he's ever known had dwindled to mere weeks. Instead, Howard had his bothersome left knee drained Sunday. The team believes Howard can play again this season, Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said, and they are hopeful he is healthy enough to return by Tuesday. The Phillies are off Monday; they have five remaining games at Citizens Bank Park that bookend a seven-game road trip.
September 9, 2016 |
In 2007, the New England Patriots were only the second team in NFL history to run the table in the regular season, going 16-0. Their offense was unstoppable. They averaged a then-NFL-record 36.8 points per game. Their average margin of victory was 19.7 points. And then they ran into the New York Giants in Super Bowl XLII and lost, 17-14. They lost because the Giants' defense spent most of the game making quarterback Tom Brady's life miserable. They were constantly in his face and moving him off his throwing spot.
July 29, 2016 |
Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia accepted the Democratic nomination for vice president Wednesday night, introducing himself to a national audience as a Jesuit-educated former missionary and governor who trusts Hillary Clinton with his Marine son's life. And Kaine also debuted in the traditional running-mate role of attack dog, mocking Republican Donald Trump's signature phrase, "Believe me," as a tipoff to the lies of a detail-free campaign. "He says, 'Believe me.' Well, his creditors, his contractors, his laid-off employees, his ripped-off students did just that," Kaine said.
July 29, 2016 |
SCRANTON - Barely acknowledging the criticism of his latest controversial remarks, Donald Trump used a rally here to intensify his attacks on Hillary Clinton and try to blunt any convention bounce coming her way. Speaking to a few thousand supporters who packed a college gymnasium a few hours north of Philadelphia, the Republican presidential nominee dismissed the tenor of the Democrats' convention and the portrayals of their nominee. Trump said he had no objection to a woman president but called Clinton "a disaster" who would set back women "a long way. " He also laughed off descriptions of her as "change maker," the term her husband had used Tuesday night in his effusive keynote address . The Democrats "probably paid $2 million" to the creator of that slogan, Trump quipped.
July 28, 2016
By Luke Zubrod The American ideal is not only about economic opportunity. We are the "shining city on a hill" because of our remarkable history of protecting the oppressed. Such moments have been America's finest hours - those that made us truly great. The Republican Party - Abraham Lincoln's party - has long been a worthy steward of this heritage. In his presidential nominating speech in 1880, with memories of the Civil War still fresh, James Garfield articulated the party's most storied contribution to this cause.
July 7, 2016 |
THERE'S AT LEAST one good reason to buy ESPN The Magazine's "Body Issue" beyond the nude figure of corpulent cover model Vince Wilfork. Dwyane Wade, Greg Louganis and Elena Delle Donne might create more buzz, but when the mag drops today it will feature something even more titillating to HoopsNerds: a profile of Sam Hinkie. The piece is built on rare, on-the-record interviews conducted with Hinkie in March - four months after Jerry Colangelo supplanted him atop the Sixers organization; a month before Hinkie resigned; and a little more than a month before Colangelo hired his son, Bryan, to run the team.
May 22, 2016 |
A week after a small black bear was seen swimming in the Wissahickon Creek in Fairmount Park, is it safe to go into the park? Wildlife Conservation Officer Jerry Czech, of the Pennsylvania Game Commission, says yes. "We didn't tell people to stay out of the woods when it was spotted," Czech said Friday. "It would be perfectly safe to go about your business," he said. "With the amount of people in that park ... it's probably not there. " Czech said he believes the bear spotted May 13 near the Valley Green Inn, by Forbidden Drive and Valley Green Road, was the same bear later seen in Tredyffrin Township, Chester County, on Sunday.
May 7, 2016 |
The manhunt for an escaped prison inmate in Barnegat Township, N.J., was scaled back Thursday afternoon after state investigators determined that he was no longer in the area. Schools in the Pinelands community were placed on lockdown Wednesday, and residents were urged to lock their homes and cars, after Arthur Buckel, 38, was seen at a CVS store in the Ocean County town. Buckel escaped from Bayside State Prison's satellite unit at Ancora Psychiatric Hospital in Winslow, Camden County, between 4 and 6 a.m. Tuesday.
April 18, 2016 |
W hen Jordan Burroughs looked at his name high on the wall of the gymnasium, he also saw two numbers. One was his career wins: 115. One was his career losses: 20. Back at Winslow Township High School for an informal meet-and-greet on Tuesday night, Burroughs joked about his victory total, which places him about 175th on South Jersey's all-time list. "I thought I had more," Burroughs said with a smile. But it's the other number that underlines the lesson that Burroughs' astounding post-high school success provides for other wrestlers, and for athletes in other sports.
April 14, 2016 |
LET'S TAKE a peek at the race for attorney general. It's overshadowed by contests for president and U.S. Senate. But it offers insights into Pennsylvania's geopolitics and Philadelphia's clout. Also, it's about an office that's both stepping-stone and banana peel. Of the five elected A.G.s since 1980 (previously, the post was appointed), three ran for governor (Ernie Preate, Mike Fisher, and Tom Corbett); one, Corbett, became governor; and two were charged with crimes. Preate went to prison; current A.G. Kathleen Kane awaits trial.