July 30, 2016 |
Throughout his week in Las Vegas earlier this month, Jay Wright hustled from coaches meetings to team meals to practices, keeping company with the power people in USA Basketball, and not once did he experience a moment alone with the most powerful of them all. Wright spent those seven days in the desert as an assistant coach with the USA select team, the group of 23 young NBA players charged with preparing the U.S. national men's team for the...
May 26, 2016 |
Question: I have been seeing this guy for a couple of months now. He started very fast, being very involved with me, but a few weeks later, he took a step back and said that he liked being around me, but that when he realized he was getting real feelings for me, he was scared. Now he doesn't text or ask me out every day, but we hang out once a week and call it "casual dating. " Although I like the casualness of it and not having to report to someone every moment of my day, I also don't want us to just "hook up. " It feels cheap.
April 25, 2016 |
Carson Wentz sat at the head of a table at an upscale restaurant in Fargo, N.D., on March 30, when he raised a glass of water to share a toast. Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie sat on his left. Eagles coach Doug Pederson sat on his right. Team executive Howie Roseman and offensive coordinator Frank Reich, among others, were also at the table. When Wentz walked into the restaurant, there was an ovation for the 6-foot-5, 237-pound North Dakota State quarterback. On the TV at the bar, ESPN showed his college highlights.
December 28, 2015
"My first worst day on the job was Saturday, May 3, 2008, when Sgt. Stephen Liczbinski was killed. And you know I've had at least 11 other, 13 other really bad days in that regard. We lost eight police officers and four firefighters and a PGW worker and a fleet-management guy, all killed at work. "I'd have to say one of the best days was certainly greeting Pope Francis at Philadelphia International Airport. Seeing him standing at the top of the stairway, and then down on the ground.
December 20, 2015 |
After catching a touchdown in last week's win over Buffalo, Nelson Agholor flipped the football to the referee. It was his first NFL score. The Eagles rookie wide receiver could have had the ball stashed in his locker by an equipment manager. Perhaps, Agholor would then display it on his mantle. Instead, he said he had no interest in doing that. He has never been one to save footballs. After the game, when the ball happened to be returned to him, Agholor gave it to a young fan. "It's just how it is," Agholor said.
September 30, 2015 |
GALLOWAY, N.J. - One needed to totally revamp his shot, eliminating the tendency to bring the ball across his body to get off a shot. The other has great form on his shot, but for some reason has trouble making foul shots. Sixers coach Brett Brown would like to see one not necessarily lose weight, but certainly get himself into better playing shape, while the other is constantly encouraged to bulk up, whether through weights or food. Their games really couldn't be more opposite, with rookie Jahlil Okafor owning the bruising, 275-pound body that combines power with finesse and NBA-ready skill moves around the basket and Nerlens Noel possessing that crazy athleticism that leads to eye-popping dunks and rejections.
July 8, 2015 |
The U.S. women's soccer team won the World Cup, and now Delran's Carli Lloyd has the marketing world at her feet, advertising and public relations experts say. But they caution that the team captain and superstar, who scored a hat trick - three goals in Sunday's final against Japan - to lead the women's team to its first World Cup title since 1999, has to strike quickly. "Right now is a good moment," said Americus Reed II, a marketing professor at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School.
July 2, 2015 |
NOT LONG after the 76ers selected Jahlil Okafor with the third pick in the NBA draft last Thursday, coach Brett Brown telephoned Okafor's last coach. The conversation with Duke's Mike Krzyzewski lasted about 30 minutes and provided Brown with more information than he thought he would get. "I had a fantastic conversation with Coach K and when we hung up, I knew Jahlil had great potential and is a terrific, young prospect, but I hadn't realized what type of person we had, as well," Brown said.
June 19, 2015 |
FOR SINGER-songwriter Jonatha Brooke , words and music just weren't enough. Through June 28, Brooke, a favorite of the "AAA radio" (WXPN) crowd, is performing her piece, "My Mother Has 4 Noses," at Malvern's People's Light theater. The show, which ping-pongs between monologues and original songs, chronicles the life and death of Brooke's mother, who apparently was the very definition of the word "eccentric. " While Nancy Lee Nelson (who liked to be known as "Stoney," from her maiden name, Stone)
June 5, 2015 |
WITHIN THE SPAN of the first few weeks of action this spring in Clearwater, Fla., two unrelated elements played out on the diamonds at the Carpenter Complex. Despite Maikel Franco's presence in big-league camp, manager Ryne Sandberg said that 24-year-old Cody Asche would see "95 percent" of his work at third base to get him best prepared to be the team's Opening Day third baseman. Only four years earlier, the Phillies used their fourth-round selection in the amateur draft on the University of Nebraska infielder; they needed less than $170,000 to sign him. Across the way, as minor league camp began, the team's top pick from the same draft didn't show up for work.