January 11, 2013 |
TORONTO - When you have been successful in only five out of 20 attempts, no matter what the sport, things aren't going well. Entering Wednesday's game against the Toronto Raptors, the 76ers had lost 15 of their previous 20 games, and the wear-and-tear of that stretch is as visible as their record in the standings every day. During his nine pro seasons, Royal Ivey has seen losing streaks linger and he knows getting out them can happen in many...
October 19, 2012 |
BESIDES COACH Doug Collins, no one with the 76ers is going to have to make more adjustments this season than Spencer Hawes. While Collins is still in the process of molding new pieces, Hawes' preseason has been puzzling, to say the least. When the team acquired Kwame Brown, Collins considered moving Hawes from his normal center position to the power-forward spot. When Andrew Bynum was acquired in the blockbuster deal, Hawes was cemented as the four-man beside Bynum. Bynum, of course, hasn't seen the floor yet this preseason as he tries to strengthen his troublesome knee, so Hawes hasn't had the luxury of trying to fit into the four slot with his new running partner.
February 19, 2012 |
To win a key Ivy League game in February, Penn coach Jerome Allen turned to a play that has been on the board in his office since September. It worked. With 1.5 seconds left in overtime, Miles Cartwright looped an inbounds pass from the sideline to an open Fran Dougherty, who scored a layup in the lane to give Penn a 61-59 win over Columbia at the Palestra. The victory kept Penn (15-11, 7-2 Ivy League) on a track to play for a first-place tie in league play next Saturday at Harvard.
February 18, 2012 |
To win a key Ivy League game in February, Penn coach Jerome Allen turned to a play that's been on the board in his office since September. It worked. With 1.5 seconds left in overtime, Miles Cartwright looped an inbounds pass from the sideline to an open Fran Dougherty, who scored a layup in the lane to give Penn a 61-59 win over Columbia at the Palestra. The victory kept Penn (15-11, 7-2 Ivy League) on a track to play for a first-place tie in league play next Saturday at Harvard.
November 6, 2009
After the Phils lost, Ryan Howard said the Fightin's had a great season. I tend to agree, but you guys are more cynical than I am (a scary thought). What did you think of the Phils' year? Certainly, a very good season. They won 93 games, won a third straight division title, and made it back to the World Series. Because of the pitching problems, mostly Brad Lidge and Brett Myers in my mind, this always felt like a team that would eventually face a day of reckoning. That it didn't arrive until the sixth game of the World Series was a little surprising.
May 22, 2008
WASHINGTON - Ryan Howard wants to get paid. He deserves it. The Phillies cannot overpay their 28-year-old slugger. Not with the all the fannies he puts in the seats: fannies who pay to park their cars, then drink beer, eat Bull's BBQ and buy "Ryan Howard" jerseys for themselves, "Chase Utley" jerseys for their daughters. If Howard wants to cash like A-Rod, Manny and Jeter, then he'd better start producing like them. He needs to start winning games, sometimes by himself. You know.
February 13, 2008 |
Shaquille O'Neal doesn't want to slow the Phoenix Suns. That's why he may make them wait a few more days before playing his eagerly awaited first game debut in purple and orange. O'Neal, who is learning a new offense and working his way into shape after a hip injury, is unlikely to play when the Suns visit Golden State tonight. After returning from the Bay Area, the team will decide whether O'Neal will play against Dallas tomorrow night in Phoenix. "I want to be a little more in tune before I step out on the court, because as you watch this team without me, they're like a great flowing machine," O'Neal said after practice yesterday at US Airways Center.
July 5, 2007
FOX 29 anchor/reporter Tom Burlington has been suspended by the station follow-ing what sources describe as a "bizarre" and "shocking" sermon in which he insisted there's nothing wrong with a word most commonly referred to as "the N-word. " Burlington, according to colleagues, used the word more than a dozen times as he argued that doing so was not such a big deal. The word wasn't directed at anyone, so colleagues were hestitant to label his remarks as racist, instead pointing toward Burlington's insensitivity and apparent lack of common sense.
March 4, 2007 |
Shaq is getting ornery. "I don't foul my man," he said Wednesday, responding to Pat Riley's plea to stay out of foul trouble. "I haven't fouled my man in a while. The only time I get in foul trouble is when I . . . help. . . . We have to do a better job as a team. " Shaq is calling out teammates. "It's money time," he said. "Guys like [Udonis Haslem], they should take it personal. When I get the ball in the post and get double-teamed, they should take it personal. Everything they read, they should take personal.
June 9, 2001 |
Shaquille O'Neal's game makes big men cower. Kobe Bryant's acrobatics amaze. And Allen Iverson's crossover freezes defenders. But when it comes to crossing over to the music business, none of these roundball all-stars are striking fear into the hearts of Nelly, Eminem or Jay-Z. As on the hardwood, so it is in hip-hop. The Lakers have two hoops superstars and two would-be rappers to the Sixers' one. Bryant is the sorriest. His debut, Visions, was supposed to have been released last year.