December 20, 2015 |
Hanan Richmond wanted to spend her junior year of high school playing basketball at home in Illinois for Evanston Township. Her senior year, too. She spent the summer unable to accept that it wouldn't be her reality. Her twin sister Iman - older by 23 minutes - felt the same way. "I really didn't want to leave," Iman said. "I tried to do everything not to leave. " She asked her grandmother, aunt and uncle - former NBA player Everette Stephens - to convince her mom, Gail Stephens, to let the 16-year olds stay.
June 2, 2015 |
GALLOWAY, N.J. - Anna Nordqvist tapped in her last shot Sunday for the championship of the ShopRite LPGA Classic, walked into a celebratory spray of champagne delivered by fellow players, and gave a big hug to her mother, who has been visiting from Sweden. She certainly didn't look like a player who had thought about doing something else besides playing professional golf just a couple of years ago. Nordqvist, 27, made her big move late in the final round. She sank birdie putts at the 16th and 17th holes of the Bay Course at Stockton Seaview Golf Club and Spa to take the lead for good and picked up her first LPGA Tour title of the year, a 1-stroke victory over Christel Boeljon.
May 1, 2015 |
SAM BRADFORD still is an Eagle. So are Mychal Kendricks and Fletcher Cox and Brandon Boykin and Dave Spadaro and Howie Roseman and everyone and everything else Chip Kelly reportedly dangled in front of the Tennessee Titans in his dogged but unsuccessful attempt to be reunited with Marcus Mariota. When NFL commissioner Roger Goodell stepped to the podium in Chicago's Auditorium Theatre last evening at 8:19 EDT and announced that the Titans had...
March 28, 2015 |
General manager Ron Hextall sees how the Flyers play against elite teams - in the last five weeks they have defeated Nashville, St. Louis, the New York Rangers, Detroit, and Chicago - and doesn't think he needs to make many offseason moves. "There's not going to be a massive turnover," Hextall, who will have limited offseason cap space unless he can shed some salaries, said while watching the Flyers whip the Blackhawks, 4-1, at the Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday. "I think we're a better team than we've played.
March 5, 2015 |
WE LEARNED last March that Chip Kelly isn't afraid to shake things up when he released DeSean Jackson. We learned it again yesterday when Kelly sent shock waves through EaglesNation by agreeing to trade away his star running back, LeSean McCoy, and moving closer to releasing the second best pass-rusher in franchise history, Trent Cole. The moves, along with the release earlier in the day of cornerback Cary Williams, and last week's exit of veteran right guard Todd Herremans, are largely, but not entirely, salary-cap motivated.
June 20, 2014 |
T-Mobile has trumpeted itself since last year as "the uncarrier" - fourth place in customers, but first among anyone who hates the big guys' "gotcha" practices, such as long-term contracts or tricky data-roaming charges that can cost people thousands of dollars when they venture overseas. Now, T-Mobile is challenging Verizon and AT&T on two more counts. It is eliminating data charges for music streamed via services such as Pandora, Spotify, and Rhapsody. And, starting Monday, in league with Apple, it will offer anyone who wants to test its network a seven-day free trial on a loaner iPhone 5S. All you need is a credit card.
March 16, 2014 |
NEW YORK - Back on Hawk Hill, his coach had asked St. Joseph's guard Langston Galloway to be just a little more aggressive, a little more selfish. Galloway's understanding of the request goes straight into Hawks lore, since the senior's aggressiveness had a direct bearing on a 70-67 Hawks victory over Dayton in Friday's Atlantic 10 quarterfinals, a game that was as important as the Hawks have played in a long time. When you are the dominant focus of opposing defenses, there are a couple of ways to play it. You can set screens for teammates, and get them the ball more, since their opportunities will look like better opportunities.
February 26, 2014 |
Do not expect the Flyers to make any major moves before the March 5 trade deadline. That's what general manager Paul Holmgren said during a news conference Monday after the Flyers practiced in Voorhees. "I like our team," said Holmgren, giving his customary refrain. "I like the way we were playing when the Olympic break started. Right now, if there's something we can do that can help our team a little bit down the stretch, we would probably look at doing it - as long as it doesn't disrupt what we have stockpiled.
February 17, 2014 |
Taking over TV's most storied franchise, NBC's The Tonight Show , will be a breeze for Jimmy Fallon. On Monday at midnight, he's just moving across the hallway from Studio 6A to 6B and getting a lot of extra perks. (Beginning on Friday, the show will move back to its normal 11:35 p.m. slot.) The hard part came in 2009, when he was handed Late Night . Here he was, a Saturday Night Live expat coming off a dismal string of films, a guy with no hosting experience and a case of nerves so bad it was setting off seismographic monitors up in Canada.
July 2, 2013 |
NEWARK, N.J. - Last week, Paul Holmgren predicted "a lot of funny things" would happen beginning at the NHL draft, with the salary cap shrinking nearly $6 million next season. Holmgren might not be wrong. But yesterday's seriously hyped draft day was just about as unexciting as one of the Flyers' final games last season. "At the draft, sometimes you get locked into just drafting," Holmgren said. "There's still 4 or 5 days before free agency starts, so there's plenty of time for lots of action around the league.