October 19, 2014 |
Two games into the season, the coach at the Police Athletic League in Wissinoming told Megan Mitchell, Will Fuller's mother, that her son seemed better fit for football than hockey. The 5-year-old Fuller had made himself the enforcer of the center's foot-hockey league. He was a little too aggressive, his coach said. Fuller's hockey career was finished. "I was hitting people in the face in sports that I'm not supposed to," said Fuller, now a wide receiver and key player at No. 5-ranked Notre Dame.
October 3, 2014 |
ALLEGIANCES ASIDE, the sport is always better when Notre Dame is part of the conversation. See 2012. Brian Kelly's Fighting Irish, who won't play a true road game until Oct. 18 at Florida State, are 4-0. They have beaten Rice, Michigan, Purdue and Syracuse, none of which will be playing in a BCS bowl. Still, they have won by an average of 23 points. So they're ranked ninth, behind eight other unbeatens. And at this point, all anybody really knows for sure is that the worst team in the SEC West might be one of the better teams in almost any other division/conference.
May 29, 2014 |
In his eight-year career as a golf professional, Rusty Harbold says, the largest check he has ever cashed for his performance in competition was $750. After carding a 5-under-par 67 Tuesday to grab the lead at the Haverford Trust Classic, the most lucrative event in the Philadelphia Section PGA, Harbold has a shot at earning 100 times that much by collecting the winner's check for $75,000. The problem is, rain and lightning engulfed the Sunnybrook Golf Club course in Plymouth Meeting shortly after 5:30 p.m., forcing the suspension of play with 29 players yet to finish.
December 30, 2013 |
Leave it to Cary Williams to say what few players were willing to express three days before the winner-take-all season finale in Dallas: Win or lose Sunday against the Cowboys, the Eagles' 2013 season - Chip Kelly's first in the NFL - has been an unmitigated success. "I think about that every day, especially when I look at the [9-6] record and I look at what guys experienced last year winning only four games," Williams said. "I think this a huge turnaround. I think this is a positive season regardless of what happens this Sunday.
September 23, 2013 |
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - At 11:30 on a late August morning at Champion Sports Medicine, 76ers rookie Nerlens Noel was already two hours into the first of his two workouts. The 6-foot-11 center's blue shirt and white shorts were saturated in sweat. He had a cramp in his left foot and a burning sensation in his hamstrings. And his usually crisp high-top fade needed grooming. Noel was completing a series of lower-body exercises - squats, hamstring curls, and sprints - leading to single-leg bridges with resistance.
September 11, 2013 |
USUALLY prosecutors and crime victims are on the same team in court. But the family of Shane Kelly, 27, exited a Philadelphia courtroom yesterday grumbling with disgust over how Kelly's two confessed murderers were treated by the criminal-justice system. Ryan McManus, 22, the gunman, and Richard Smith, 20, his accomplice, each could have received prison sentences of 100-plus years if a jury convicted them on all counts in the fatal shooting of Kelly during a botched street robbery in Fishtown in the early morning hours of Nov. 13, 2011.
September 6, 2013 |
MICHIGAN thinks it's a rivalry. Notre Dame, maybe not so much. The programs with the two best all-time winning percentages in college football have met 40 times, 29 since 1978. Many were classics. But the landscape changes. Look what happened to Oklahoma-Nebraska. Anyway, Saturday night will be ND's last visit to the Big House, at least for the time being. Next year in South Bend is the last time they're scheduled to get together anywhere. Michigan seems to be taking this a bit harder than the Irish.
August 29, 2013 |
MAYBE the whole season was a hoax. Maybe those razor-thin margins of victory in Notre Dame's run to 12-0 were too close to validate the school's apparent resurgence. Maybe beating an undermanned USC team was more serendipitous than indicative. Perhaps some blessed combination of good health and good luck and good execution led the Irish back to the higher atmosphere of college football . . . or, perhaps, they were just good. This weekend, when Temple visits for the teams' opener, No. 14 Notre Dame will begin its quest to prove that 2012 was no fluke; that fourth-year coach Brian Kelly, who spurned the Eagles' pursuit, can, in fact, build champions, as he did at Division II Grand Valley State, MAC power Central Michigan and Big East standout Cincinnati.
May 16, 2013 |
Haddonfield Deputy Mayor Jeff Kasko was reelected a borough commissioner, former Commissioner Neal Rochford regained the post he lost four years ago, and political newcomer John Moscatelli swept into his first term, according to unofficial returns from Tuesday's municipal election. Kasko, the top vote-getter with provisional ballots not yet counted, could become the borough's first new mayor in 12 years. Mayor Letitia "Tish" Colombi chose not to seek reelection. The commissioners will decide who will be mayor, but the honor traditionally goes to the highest vote-getter.
May 11, 2013 |
In the five or so years that Larry MacCluen has taught tennis on the courts of the Wedgewood Swim Club, there have been smells so bad it was enough to make his students gag. He'd move them to a more distant court. "This [the bad smell] has probably happened three or four times a year" for the last four years, MacCluen said. But on March 10, the smell, he said, was "ungodly. " He went to investigate - something he had not done before. In a wooded area not far from the tennis courts, with vegetation bare due to the time of year, he viewed a round cement structure that was spewing smelly, nasty stuff out of a manhole.