November 24, 2013 |
The Inquirer's All-Southeastern Pennsylvania field hockey first team: Attack / Player of the Year Moira Putsch, Notre Dame The senior standout offensive threat for the Pennsylvania Independent Schools champion, Putsch surely isn't just the best player in the area - she also is one of the best high school players in the country. Often facing double and triple teams, Putsch scored 54 goals and had 29 assists this season, accounting for almost two-thirds of Notre Dame's 135 goals.
November 15, 2013 |
Jeffrey M. Kornblau, 56, of Huntingdon Valley, a lawyer in Pennsylvania and New Jersey who specialized in injury cases, died Monday, Nov. 11, of complications from a stem-cell transplant at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. In 1985, Mr. Kornblau opened a civil-litigation law firm in Philadelphia and Scranton, advocating for victims of injury, accidents, medical negligence, and other types of negligence. The practice expanded, and in 1987, he partnered with his wife, the former Lynn Sare, to establish Kornblau & Kornblau with offices in Jenkintown, Philadelphia, and Scranton.
November 4, 2013 |
Before Cardinal O'Hara's District 12 Class AAA field hockey final against George Washington, a referee walked over and pointed to a yellow line that surrounded the field, telling the players to stay behind it. That became more difficult than anticipated. With a lot to cheer, O'Hara's reserves watched the entire game with their feet on that line, and frequently crossing it, in a 10-0 win at Germantown in which Grace Boston scored five goals and the 100th in her career. Boston found out at halftime that she was approaching 100 goals.
October 6, 2013 |
BILBAO, Spain - New 76er Royce White tried last week to dispel any speculation that air travel would hinder him from playing for the team this season. However, the 6-foot-8 forward, who has an anxiety disorder, wasn't among the 14 players who flew here Thursday. The Sixers will face Bilbao Basket on Sunday at the Bizkala Arena at Bilbao Exhibition Center. On Tuesday, they will face Oklahoma City in Manchester, England. "It really was just based on our team doctor giving me and [general manager]
September 6, 2013 |
Everett Patrick Borghesani, 79, an oral surgeon who patched up Flyers players for close to three decades, died Friday, Aug. 30, at Bryn Mawr Hospital following a long battle with kidney disease. Dr. Borghesani worked for the hockey club for 28 seasons, attending home games and traveling with the team during playoffs. In addition to stitching up hundreds of skaters so they could return to the ice, he treated players who sustained dramatic and, in some cases, life-threatening injuries.
August 16, 2013 |
IF YOU'RE LOOKING to get a hold on what direction the 76ers are headed, newly named head coach Brett Brown put it pretty succinctly at the end of his news conference yesterday when he was introduced to the media at the Wells Fargo Center. "To come in here and see the interest . . . Everybody wants the same thing, that's what I see," Brown said. "I look out here and I see committed Philadelphia fans wanting to see a product that has a chance and that they can be proud of. I'm here to try to help grow it. I hope that everybody understands the level of patience that we're all going to have.
August 16, 2013 |
THE INTERESTING thing about the Sixers and new grand pooh-bah of basketball operations Sam Hinkie taking more than 3 months to find a head coach is that San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Brett Brown was analyzing them while they were analyzing him. So if there is nothing else to take from Brown being announced as the 24th coach in franchise history yesterday, it's that the longtime assistant to Spurs coach Gregg Popovich understands what he is...
August 15, 2013 |
RICK PITINO and Brett Brown go back nearly 35 years. When the Louisville coach noticed on the ESPN ticker 6 weeks ago that the Sixers were about to hire Brown, he texted congratulations to his former player and longtime friend, telling him he was going to have some champagne in his honor. Brown told him to "have the glass, but hold off because this is far from over. " Pitino explained it was all over the ticker. "I know coach, I don't know where that's coming from, but there's no truth to it," Brown said.
August 14, 2013 |
IF YOU start to notice an increase in the number of people wearing flannel shirts and L.L. Bean duck boots around the Delaware Valley this autumn, don't be alarmed. Three of our four Philadelphia professional head coaches have eaten far more steamers and lobsters than they have cheesesteaks and soft pretzels, which is another way of saying they originally hail from New England. But while Peter Laviolette came here with a lengthy resume as a pro coach that included a championship at this level, Chip Kelly and new Sixers coach Brett Brown bring with them only anticipation - and anxiety.
August 12, 2013 |
Barring a snag in negotiations, Brett Brown will become the 76ers' next head coach. The team has offered the job to the San Antonio Spurs assistant, according to sources. The two sides were working on a contract to bring the 52-year-old to Philadelphia. If he accepts, Brown will become the team's eighth head coach since Larry Brown resigned after the 2002-03 season. The news comes as no surprise. Brett Brown for some time has been the candidate the Sixers coveted to replace Doug Collins, who resigned on April 18. The New York Daily News reported during the June 27 NBA draft that the Sixers had decided to hire Brown.