September 2, 2015 |
IF GOOD SENSE prevails, as it usually does for Chip Kelly, then the Tim Tebow era in Philadelphia will end with final cuts, due Saturday at 4 p.m. Oh, there were some fun times: the fourth quarter against the Colts in the preseason opener, and . . . well . . . Anyway: How could Kelly let such a good thing die? Well, because Tim Tebow does not throw the football very hard, or very accurately, or very quickly. These, for a quarterback, are called liabilities. Shortcomings.
July 11, 2015 |
LANCASTER - It has been a monumental week for women's sports in this country. Delran's Carli Lloyd was singled out in a tweet from POTUS - that's an acronym for president of the United States - and invited over to Barack Obama's house along with her teammates after the U.S. women's soccer team won its third World Cup on Sunday in Canada. It was the most-watched soccer game in our country's history, drawing 25.4 million viewers for the Fox telecast. The party that never ends continues Friday with a ticker-tape parade down the Canyon of Heroes route in Lower Manhattan.
June 9, 2015 |
Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg did a little campaigning on behalf of third baseman Maikel Franco after a 6-4 win over the San Francisco Giants on Sunday. "He is probably up for player of the week with the homestand and the week he had," Sandberg said. Franco has a six-game hitting streak. In that time he is 10 for 25 (.400) with three doubles, four home runs and eight RBIs. On Sunday, Franco hit a 427-foot home run to left-center that exploded off his bat. "I feel confident and comfortable," he said.
November 2, 2014 |
When the Eagles run The Eagles put together another solid rushing performance last week, when they averaged 4.2 yards per carry, their third straight game with at least 4 yards per carry after struggling during a two-game stretch in September. The running game will be bolstered this week with the likely returns of center Jason Kelce and running back Darren Sproles. It's unknown how right tackle Todd Herremans will hold up while playing with a torn biceps in his left arm. LeSean McCoy rushed 21 times last week and sounds eager to shoulder the load for the offense.
October 26, 2014 |
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - The first four Saturdays of the college football season were like holidays for Penn State wide receivers DaeSean Hamilton and Geno Lewis, with both catching passes early and often for big yardage in the Nittany Lions' 4-0 start. Then the meat of the Lions' schedule arrived with a steady diet of Big Ten opponents and improved defenses, forcing quarterback Christian Hackenberg to hurry some passes and run for his life on other pass plays. However, after working hard with the offensive line during their second bye week since Sept.
May 10, 2014 |
The Central boys' team was the big winner once again at the Public League track and field championships Thursday at the Northeast supersite. The Lancers outdistanced second-place Del-Val Charter, 140-80.5, in the overall standings. Walt Pegues, who won two field events Wednesday, continued his big week by taking home the 100 meters in 10.95 seconds, edging teammate Tyree Brooks, who finished in the same time. Simon Gratz's Tyree Rouse, who came in .01 of a second behind the leaders in the 100, won the 200 in 21.44.
February 15, 2014 |
After a winter that's already been brutal for the local dining industry, the phrase snow emergency wasn't exactly the sweet nothing restaurateurs hoped to hear before Valentine's Day. "The whole week has been a waste," said Chip Roman, who owns three restaurants, including Blackfish, the 48-seat Conshohocken BYOB where he has been most affected. "This is typically a big week for us, with specials all week to get diners out, but I'm off 50 percent over last year. " Destination restaurants in the suburbs were particularly hurt by Thursday's storm, including Tavro 13 in Swedesboro, which was closed.
December 11, 2013 |
IT WAS a big week in the Associated Press basketball poll for Wildcats. Villanova and Arizona. Villanova (9-0), which last week made the Top 25 for the first time since February 2011, moved up from 14th to 10th in the weekly poll after victories over Penn and Saint Joseph's. Meanwhile, Arizona moved up one spot to No. 1, its first top ranking since 2003. Arizona (9-0) was a runaway choice at No. 1, receiving 63 first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel yesterday.
October 6, 2013 |
There's no quitting at Temple. Despite coming out of the softer portion of their schedule winless and now faced with a Saturday visit from No. 7-ranked Louisville (4-0), the Owls (0-4) completed a spirited week of practice Friday and eagerly await the best team they will see all season. "It's a big week for us, a chance to face a top 10 team with a quarterback who is a lock to go in the first round," Temple coach Matt Rhule said earlier this week. Temple could very easily be 2-2 had it scored five more points in losses to Fordham (30-29)
December 2, 2012 |
The angriest man in Hollywood has to be the manager of Angus T. Jones, the junior charter cast member of Two and a Half Men , who publicly trashed the sitcom this week. Imagine you have a pony that gets paid a mind-boggling amount of money for making a weekly appearance at a successful, long-running circus. You pinch yourself daily over this incredible, crazily lucrative stroke of fortune. Because you're pretty sure that if the circus decided it could do without your pony, you'd never find another paying gig for him, even giving kids rides at birthday parties.