January 16, 2009 |
Few rappers have had the impact on hip-hop that Christopher Wallace did. Wallace, aka Biggie Smalls and The Notorious B.I.G., was truly larger than life. The George Tilman Jr.-directed "Notorious" examines the influential artist's brief life, from his days a small-time drug dealer through his rise to fame and sudden, tragic death. Throughout the film, as in Biggie's life, there is always one constant: the music. Despite Biggie's place at the top of almost every fan and critic's list of the greatest rappers of all time, his discography is relatively small.
February 28, 2012 |
INDIANAPOLIS - After he checked in at 6-4, 346, but before he blasted through 44 bench-press reps of 225 pounds and ran a 4.98-second 40, Dontari Poe told reporters at the NFL Scouting Combine he wasn't going to wait for a pro day to showcase his skills, he figured he could handle the combine stuff just fine. "I'm doing everything," Poe said, providing a refreshing break from passers who didn't want to pass and runners who didn't want to run, except in familiar environments. "It's just competition.
November 5, 1999 |
Wilt Chamberlain changed Jerry Colangelo's life. "Coming out of high school in Chicago, I had 66 offers to play college basketball," said Colangelo, the Phoenix Suns' owner. "I chose Kansas because of Wilt. I saw a chance to win a national championship. " Colangelo was a freshman when Chamberlain was a junior. Because freshmen were not varsity-eligible then, they never played together. But their lockers were next to one another. "When he said he was leaving to play for the Harlem Globetrotters, I was gone," recalled Colangelo, who transferred to Illinois.
December 30, 2010 |
Upon transferring to Charles Audenried High, Juawann Mason had visions of running the floor and burying jump shots. Then he began taking classes and walking the hallways and meeting more kids, and he almost began to wonder: Does this place have a height limit? If anyone ever decides to remake "The Wizard of Oz," Audenried could be fertile ground for new Munchkins. OK, so we exaggerate. A little. Fittingly. Mason, formerly of Horace Furness, is a 5-11, 155-pound junior. His position isn't wing guard, or small forward, or even power forward.
October 8, 2006 |
Whichever party controls the U.S. House of Representatives after Nov. 7, the calculus of Pennsylvania's congressional power will change. If Republicans retain their majority and Rep. Curt Weldon defeats Democrat Joe Sestak, Weldon will be in line to become chairman of the powerful Armed Services Committee. Weldon has been a reliable conduit for defense spending in his Delaware County district, home to a division of the Boeing Co. If the Democrats make a net gain of 15 seats to win a majority, the impact on Pennsylvania could be far greater.
August 17, 2012 |
Haverford School's Matt Galambos, a rugged senior linebacker, committed to Pittsburgh on Thursday. The 6-foot-2, 235-pounder, who doubles as a tight end, also had scholarship offers from Rutgers, Syracuse, and Temple. Harvard and Yale were in the mix, too. "I think he's been a bit underrated," Haverford School coach Mike Murphy said. "I really see him as a kid who's going to make a big impact at the college level. His best football is still ahead of him. " Last season, while helping the Fords to a 6-4 record, Galambos earned Inquirer third-team all-Southeastern Pennsylvania honors as a tight end. In the Inter-Ac League, he was a first-team pick on both sides of the ball.
January 20, 1994 |
Imagine the Phillies chipping in a couple of million bucks to help the Montreal Expos pay their bills. You can't get much more selfless than that, all right. But that's what could happen down the road if baseball's new revenue-sharing system ever comes to pass. Phillies president Bill Giles confirmed yesterday that if revenue-sharing were in effect this season - which it isn't - the Phillies, based on the financial success of the '93 season, would be included in a group of what is believed to be about 10 high-income teams that would have to contribute to the pool of money to help small-market clubs such as the Expos.
June 19, 1995 |
The Chicago Blackhawks have called a news conference for noon today, perhaps to allow coach Darryl Sutter a chance to say goodbye. Sutter, who led the Blackhawks to the Western Conference finals in his third season with the team, has been mulling whether to continue in the high- pressure job or devote more time to his family. Blackhawks owner William Wirtz said last night the team offered Sutter a contract extension before the playoffs, but would not discuss Sutter's plans.
October 28, 2006 |
Gerald Colds, a 5-foot-11 senior guard at St. Raymond High School for Boys in New York City, has orally committed to play basketball at Drexel next year. Colds, who averaged 17 points a game as a junior, chose the Dragons over Fresno State, Northeastern and St. Bonaventure. Under NCAA rules, Drexel coach Bruiser Flint cannot comment on a recruit until the player officially signs a letter of intent next month. But Colds, an honor student, could step into the lineup immediately.
December 19, 2011
BOYS' BASKETBALL Team Record Preseason ranking in parentheses. 1. Bishop Eustace (1) 2-0 Senior Dexter Harris has been a force off the bench in the Crusaders' first two games. 2. Paul VI (2) 1-0 Sophomore forwards Jay Howard (16) and Matt Risse (10) combined for 26 in season-opening win against Triton. 3. Eastern (3) 1-0 Senior Melvin Ford made a big impact as a reserve in Friday's victory over Camden. 4. Willingboro (4)