March 30, 2016 |
Diddy to open a school Sean "Diddy" Combs doesn't seem to do anything in half-measures. When the Harlem-born hip-hop artist-producer and entrepreneur decided to give something back to his hometown, he wasn't talking about distributing a dozen free sneakers or donating a couple of computers to the local school. No, Diddy is donating an entire school. Diddy, 46, has announced that this fall, he will open the Capital Preparatory Harlem Charter School. Set to serve grades 6 and 7 in its first year, the school will expand a grade a year until it's a 6-12 school.
March 22, 2016 |
With 30 seconds to go and Villanova's second-round hurdle in the NCAA tournament successfully cleared on Sunday, senior guard Ryan Arcidiacono walked off the Barclays Center court to the bench and was caught in an extended hug by his coach, Jay Wright, who thumped him on the back several times. "I just told him, 'This is your team. You're why we're here,' " Wright said. "He's one of the best. I think you can really say he's one of the best of all time. " Arcidiacono played his usual quietly spectacular game in the Wildcats' 87-68 victory over Iowa, a win that carried them into the Sweet 16 for the first time since their Final Four team of 2009 did it. Sunday's performance also ended a run of three straight crashes in the second round as a No. 1 or No. 2 seed in 2010, 2014 and 2015.
March 19, 2016 |
NEW YORK - Temple is the other Big Five school that will play here at the Barclay's Center in Brooklyn on Friday afternoon and it's probably fitting that the Owls will play after Villanova. The Wildcats, after all, did spend three weeks as the No. 1 team in the nation and have spent the last decade as the No. 1 college team in our area. For their part, the 10th-seeded Owls, unranked from start to finish this season, are happy to be here and eager to take on seventh-seeded Iowa. We know that because coach Fran Dunphy opened his media availability Thursday by telling us exactly that.
March 17, 2016 |
The first dunk made the statement. The second one stamped an exclamation point at the end. St. Augustine Prep was so dominant Saturday night in a 83-50 victory over Don Bosco Prep in the Non-Public A state title game that few individual moments stood out. Well, except for senior guard Sa'eed Nelson's 50-footer at the halftime buzzer that sent the Hermits into the locker room at Toms River North with a 49-23 edge. But before Nelson made his miracle shot, and before the Hermits spent most of the second half guarding an insurmountable lead, junior Justyn Mutts rocked the Pine Belt Arena with a pair of dunks.
August 7, 2015 |
THANKS to hipster vegans, almond milk is suddenly a thing: Almonds, a "thirsty crop," are draining California's water and increasing the drought, all for a product that's only 2 percent nuts. Right? Hang on: Actually, almond milk was a thing back in the middle ages, used widely because it didn't spoil as quickly as cow's milk, and because for many, almonds were easier to get than cows. And the $900 million spent on almond milk last year, making it the declining dairy industry's top competitor, came from a much larger crowd than vegans and/or hipsters.
June 3, 2015
CHARLIE WILSON first came to prominence in the late 1970s as the frontman for the Gap Band, formed by Wilson and his brothers, Robert and Lonnie, in 1967 in their hometown of Tulsa, Okla. The siblings came by their musicality as the sons of a Pentecostal minister who insisted that his children learn to play various instruments. The band originally bore the name Greenwood, Archer and Pine Street Band, which was subsequently shortened to the G.A.P. Street Band. A printing error on an advertisement for a gig identified the unit as "The Gap Band," and the brothers claimed the name.
May 21, 2015 |
The new hockey coach is under an enormous amount of pressure. He is taking over a team that has a long tradition of winning and is used to selling out its state-of-the-art building. The new coach's fan base is also craving a long overdue championship. "A ton" of pressure, Brad Berry admitted Tuesday during a telephone interview from North Dakota. "The standards and expectations are very high, but I don't think I'd want it any other way. " You may not have heard of Berry before, but he is quite familiar with Dave Hakstol, the new hockey coach who grabbed the local headlines when he was hired by the Flyers on Monday.
March 12, 2015 |
GIVE Boise State some credit for an impressive rebound, Larry Krystkowiak the award for traveler of the year, and how on earth did former NFL quarterback Jeff George and the Toronto Maple Leafs get into a report about college basketball conference tournaments? Must be the Madness of March. Atlantic 10 At Brooklyn, N.Y. FIRST ROUND/Today 12-Fordham vs. 13-George Mason, 6:30 11-Duquesne vs. 14-Saint Louis, 9 SECOND ROUND/Tomorrow 8-Massachusetts vs. 9-La Salle, 12 5-VCU vs. Fordham/George Mason, 2:30 7-St.
January 22, 2015 |
Cellist Oliver Aldort remembers being struck by a particular quality of the Boston Symphony Orchestra while playing in the ensemble as a 17-year-old student at the Tanglewood Institute. "I had been used to a conservatory orchestra in which everyone is young and there is a constant turnover of players," he says, "and I had been used to the fact that so often the conductor will give the downbeat and there will be a lot of hesitation. . . . With the BSO, the orchestra had such a unified sense of rhythm as an ensemble - it was the easiest thing to play with.
December 16, 2014 |
Jeremy Maclin caught the ball and turned around with an airplane strip's worth of green in front of him, and the ground at Lincoln Financial Field seemed to tilt, as if he were suddenly running downhill. Maclin weaved to the middle of the field and back toward the sideline, his fellow wide receiver Jordan Matthews running interference for him throughout the 72-yard journey, until Maclin's right elbow landed on the Cowboys' 1-yard line. The Eagles scored a touchdown on the next play. After spotting the Cowboys a 21-point lead, they trailed by four.