August 5, 2013 |
When Janelle Robinson used a hair-removal kit from the Home Shopping Network, all she wanted to remove from her birthmark was hair. Three months later, she learned there was something else to remove: melanoma. It spread throughout her left leg, even after four surgeries. Then in March, Robinson joined a clinical trial for the drug lambrolizumab; since then, her tumors have nearly disappeared. "Words can't even express what I felt," Robinson said. "I knew my blessing was coming.
December 12, 2013 |
IN THE NFL, they don't really pay wide receivers to block. No agent goes to the bargaining table with a list of blocking stats, or film clips of his client freeing the running back for a long gain. "They don't," 30-year-old Jason Avant agreed yesterday. "But I'm trying to win. I've got enough money. " Avant and fellow wideout Riley Cooper have played an underappreciated role in helping make LeSean McCoy the NFL's leading rusher, with 1,305 yards on 261 carries. Both were strong blockers in Andy Reid's offense, often in helping extend pass plays; Reid didn't run the ball nearly as much as Chip Kelly, who likes to stretch the field and needs good blocking on the perimeter.
August 29, 2008 |
True to the regimented nature of football, the Eagles' lockers at the NovaCare Complex are doled out by position. Enter the locker room and immediately to the left are the quarterbacks. Across from them, the defensive backs. Walk the length of the carpeted room and the players get bigger as you go along, especially on the right side, where the defensive backs give way to the defensive linemen. Then you reach the far corner. That's where the buffalo roam - the offensive linemen.
March 4, 2010
TO AJAY Jones ("Bounce Those Obese Passengers"): You are just an ugly person! You can be as skinny as a rail and have major health complications and be overweight and be healthy as can be. Take your ignorance somewhere else. Judgments are what make people harm themselves or others. Theresa Collins, Philadelphia FORGET THE pitching and the perfect game, Sen. Jim Bunning of Kentucky is proving to be one of the greatest "blockers" of all time. Several NFL teams have sent scouts to D.C. to check him out. Jim Acton Collegeville
December 4, 2009 |
It might be among the least desirable of jobs, but also among the most important, and Woodbury defensive tackles James Jones and Karon Gibson have performed their duties in flawless, if often unsung, fashion. Those grunts who play defensive tackle often perform in anonymity, because their main job is taking up space and blockers, and Jones and Gibson have done plenty of both. The two will be trying to plug the holes one final time this season, when Woodbury (10-1) hosts Paulsboro in tomorrow's 1 p.m., South Jersey Group 1 championship.
December 14, 1996 |
When looking at the statistics, you just have to remind yourself it's Wayne Gretzky. The Great One surpassed yet another milestone last night when he set up two goals and eclipsed 1,800 assists for his NHL career, leading the New York Rangers to a 3-0 victory over host Buffalo. "Anytime you get to those kinds of numbers, it's pretty exciting," Gretzky said. "It shows what kind of players I was fortunate enough to play with in my career. " To comprehend Gretzky's accomplishments is to understand this: He has 1,801 assists.
August 20, 2015 |
EVERY DAY, every single day at practice, the Eagles' defensive linemen hit the sled. Most NFL teams have their defensive linemen do a certain amount of sled work. But none are as zealous about it as the Eagles and their defensive line coach, Jerry Azzinaro. "The thing you figure out about defensive linemen is they really don't like to hit each other," Azzinaro said. "But they don't mind being violent against sleds. That's why our use of those kinds of apparatuses is so important for us. It allows those guys to be as violent as they would be in a game situation, but not against each other.
January 7, 2012 |
John L. Fischetti, a physician who was involved in studies for new cardiac drugs, died Tuesday, Jan. 3, his 85th birthday, of bladder cancer at home. In 1979, after a career as a cardiologist at Brooklyn Hospital in New York, Dr. Fischetti joined ICI, now AstraZeneca, in Wilmington. For the next decade, he was involved in devising and supervising studies for beta blockers and vasodilators for heart patients. In 1989, he became a group director at SmithKline Beecham, now GlaxoSmithKline, in Philadelphia, where he was involved in several cardiac and antiviral drug studies.
September 12, 1997 |
Laura Vickers readily admits that she was wrong about her Ridley volleyball team. Although several key players from last year's team were back, Vickers believed that the Green Raiders wouldn't be tall enough to compete for a Central League title this year. "We graduated all our key blockers from last season," said Vickers, a senior outside hitter. "I thought it would be hard for us to protect the middle. But so far it hasn't been. " Thanks in part to the addition of sophomore middle blocker Alicia MacGlaughlin and fellow 10th grader Jen Constantino at the middle hitter position, it's been the Raiders who have been hard to stop.
October 14, 1995 |
Kathy Terry says her primary goal in life right now is to stay one step ahead of her son. How ironic. Everyone else is often 10 steps behind him. Terry's son is Frankford High sophomore Eddie Gaskins, who is creating an incredible stir for his ability to run with a football. Yesterday, the 5-10, 190-pound Gaskins rushed 17 times for career highs in yards (221) and touchdowns (four) as the Pioneers spanked visiting Northeast, 42-0, in a Public League game that was surprisingly uncompetitive, considering that the Vikings last week extended contender George Washington to overtime.