January 24, 2015 |
Pete Rose was painful for opponents during his 24 Major League Baseball seasons, including five with the Phillies, because no one played harder and no one collected more hits. The less physical but more significant pain, of course, for Rose, baseball, and its fans was Rose's gambling habits, which led to his banishment from the game in 1989. Now, nearing his 74th birthday, Rose will be paid to promote a pain reliever. He signed a one-year contract to appear in advertisements for Myoflex, an older brand-name, over-the-counter cream used to treat sore muscles and joints.
October 19, 2014 |
Urban Outfitters Inc. shares fell as much as 15 percent Friday after the apparel retailer warned investors that third-quarter earnings would be hurt by declining sales. The stock fell to its lowest since July 2012, closing down $4.94, or 14.29 percent, to $29.62. The Philadelphia-based owner of Anthropologie, Free People, and Urban Outfitters stores said in early September that quarterly comparable sales had declined. The sales slump has continued, and the company said in an update Thursday after the market closed that because of lower than expected sales, "its gross profit margin may deleverage for the third quarter at a rate greater than during the first half of the year.
September 17, 2014 |
Soggy conditions last weekend did not discourage crowds from gathering in New Hope and Doylestown to watch the Thompson Bucks County Classic on Saturday and the Criterium of Doylestown on Sunday. If anything, the rain underscored the events' success, according to John Eustice, the event director. "It was raining . . . and we still had a big crowd," Eustice said. "It's great that it rained, because it's proof that people loved the race. " On Saturday, about 200 men competed in a 100-mile race from Doylestown to New Hope for the international title of UCI Champion of the Americas.
August 17, 2014 |
Mo'ne Davis entered Friday's game to considerable hype. Her dominant performance on the pitcher's mound justified the attention. After firing a shutout, Davis was the talk of Twitter Friday afternoon. Her name was trending on the site in Philadelphia, and one social media tracking site, TwazzUp, said Friday night that more than 4,000 tweets per hour mentioned her. The Phillies, who changed their Twitter logo to that of the Taney Dragons, wrote "Mo'ne Davis was dealing on the mound again today!
August 12, 2014 |
JEROME WILLIAMS has two arms and can throw a ball 60 feet, 6 inches, which makes him a perfect fit for the Phillies rotation. As to his efficacy, well, the team isn't in a position to be picky, which is why they claimed the 32-year-old righthander off waivers yesterday and are planning on pitching him against the Angels tomorrow. "We needed another arm, and he's a guy who has pitched in the big leagues, so we want to take a look at him," manager Ryne Sandberg said. Williams already has been released by two teams this season.
December 17, 2013 |
BIG 5 GAMES are supposed to be scrum-like. It's right there in the bylaws. Well, maybe it's time someone let this Villanova team in on the history lesson. On Dec. 4, the Wildcats beat Penn at home by 23 points. Last weekend they went to Saint Joseph's and won by 30. Good thing they were trailing late in the first half. Yesterday afternoon at the Pavilion, the nation's 10th-ranked club remained unbeaten with a 73-52 victory over La Salle. They still have to go to Temple on Feb. 1, for those who like to plan ahead.
December 12, 2013 |
THINK YOU'VE got problems. Talk to Manny Pacquiao. The boxer, who has won championship belts in eight weight divisions is about to take a big hit from the IRS, according to a report. TMZ claims it has official documents that show Pacquiao owes over $18 million in taxes from revenue he earned in bouts he fought in the United States. The way we see it, if you owe the fine people at the IRS a few hundreds dollars, you worry. If you owe them $18 million, they worry. But that's not all. Pacquiao's bank holdings in his native Philippines have been frozen because that government contends he owes $50 million in taxes.
November 12, 2013 |
Players of the weekend National: Logan Thomas, who had eight turnovers the previous two games (both losses), was 25-for-31 for 366 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions as Virginia Tech won at Miami, 42-24, to remain alive in the ACC's Coastal race. Local: Rowan (7-2) linebacker Darren Dungee had 18 tackles in a 7-6 win at Kean (2-7). The Profs haven't allowed more than nine points in their last three games. Around town Princeton 38, Penn 26 The Quakers' (4-4, 3-2)
July 15, 2013 |
Oh, what a ride the smiling sponge has been on. In 2011, Scrub Daddy was an undisputable cleaning hit - but pretty much only in the opinion of its inventor, Aaron Krause, and some of his family and friends. The Voorhees resident couldn't get onto store shelves the charming yellow scrubbing disc, carved from a high-tech foam, that turns hard in cold water and soft in hot. Then came an October 2012 appearance on Shark Tank , ABC-TV's competition show for entrepreneurs. Not only did Krause get national exposure, but he landed one of the judges as a minority investor.
May 29, 2013
HERE ARE FOUR of A. Charles Peruto Jr.'s big (mob) hits: 1983: Defending Joseph Pedulla, one of two men convicted of shooting mobster Salvatore Testa - and a prime suspect in the murder of Angelo Bruno - Peruto says, "It's obvious that federal authorities are looking into the Bruno murder, but it's just as obvious that Joe Pedulla would have nothing to do with killing Angelo Bruno. " 1984: Pedulla, a former enforcer for mobster Harry "The Hunchback" Riccobene, turns police informant and dismisses Peruto as his attorney in a mob-hit case, citing a conflict of interest because Peruto also represented Riccobene in a gun-possession case.