March 6, 2014 |
Ian Kinsler, who was traded from Texas to the Detroit Tigers in the offseason, said Tuesday some critical statements attributed to him in an ESPN The Magazine story were taken out of context. In the story, Detroit's new second baseman blamed Rangers GM Jon Daniels for the departure of Rangers CEO Nolan Ryan. "Daniels is a sleazeball," Kinsler was quoted as saying. "He got in good with the owners and straight pushed Ryan out. He thought all the things he should get credit for, Ryan got credit for. " Kinsler was also quoted as saying he hopes the Rangers lose every game: "To be honest with you, I hope they go 0-162.
March 6, 2014 |
David P. O'Brien, 57, of Lower Gwynedd, a college sports executive and educator for more than two decades, died Saturday, March 1, of cancer at his home. Born in Montclair, N.J., Mr. O'Brien graduated from Immaculate Conception High School, Moravian College with a bachelor's degree in political science, and Seton Hall University with a law degree. He worked as a high school teacher and coach before launching a career as an athletic director at Long Beach State University in 1991.
February 25, 2014 |
INDIANAPOLIS - Lots of prospects at the NFL Scouting Combine still have a lot of growing up to do. Trevor Reilly, not so much. For one thing, Reilly, a defensive end-linebacker from Utah, is 26 years old. And then there's the fact that he's a married father of two whose younger daughter, 17-month-old Shayn, had a cancerous kidney tumor removed last summer. "She's doing well now," Reilly said. "The biggest thing about marriage for me is that I have a strong wife [Jessica].
February 24, 2014 |
Watching your weight? Hoping for better heart health? Trying to prevent type 2 diabetes? Nuts to all that! It turns out that nuts appear to bestow a wide variety of health benefits, from helping clear out bad cholesterol to cutting down on visceral fat to reducing the risk of dying from heart disease or cancer. The benefits of consuming nuts were emphasized late last year in a large study in the New England Journal of Medicine. Findings revealed that participants in the Nurses' Health Study and the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study who ate a fistful of nuts daily were 20 percent less likely to die from any cause over a 30-year period than those who did not consume nuts.
February 10, 2014 |
Devin Smeltzer started writing the names under the bill of his baseball cap when he was 10 or 11. Some of them were other children with cancer. Some were survivors, like him. Some were gone. "Those are the people I play for," said Smeltzer, a senior at Bishop Eustace and one of the nation's most highly touted scholastic baseball players. With his live left arm, the 6-foot-3 Smeltzer can throw better than 90 m.p.h. He was 8-3 with a 1.77 ERA and 109 strikeouts for Bishop Eustace last season.
February 7, 2014 |
Curt Schilling, one of the Phillies' all-time greatest pitchers and a current ESPN analyst, revealed Wednesday that he has cancer. "I've always believed life is about embracing the gifts and rising up to meet the challenges," Schilling said in a statement released by ESPN. "We've been presented with another challenge, as I've recently been diagnosed with cancer. " Schilling did not disclose the specific nature of his illness. The network was unclear about whether Schilling, 47, will assume his duties this season as an analyst for ESPN's Sunday night telecasts.
January 29, 2014 |
Reuven Reich is in town to cure cancer. More specifically, the Dame Susan Garth Professor of Cancer Research at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem is looking for collaborators and funding to develop drugs to attack ovarian and breast cancer and melanoma, particularly in children. "They are very common cancers in children," Reich said Monday, "and very serious. " The researcher is among 24 Israeli scientists and medical researchers here for a three-day seminar arranged by Drexel University, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and Hebrew University.
January 6, 2014 |
A new biotech company with formidable founders and funding has joined a lawsuit that accuses the University of Pennsylvania of misappropriating key technology behind its breakthrough therapy for leukemia. The company, Juno Therapeutics Inc., was launched early last month by three major cancer institutes - including Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center - with a massive $120 million investment from leading venture capital firms. Juno's debut ups the ante in the high-stakes race to commercialize novel therapies that use the patient's immune "T cells" to fight cancer.
December 18, 2013 |
The Flyers Wives charity group, in conjunction with the support group Michael's Way, is brightening the lives of Jose Toledo and his family during the holiday season. Toledo, 17, an 11th grader at Community Academy of Philadelphia, is battling brain cancer, and he soon will undergo trial therapy at a Maryland hospital. Chris McElwee, founder of Michael's Way, announced Monday that the Toledos were selected to have a "mini-makeover" of their Northeast Philadelphia home. The teen's bedroom and the family's kitchen will be redone.
December 16, 2013 |
Your mother or sister has just told you she tested positive for a mutation in one of her BRCA genes, meaning her risk of getting breast or ovarian cancer is much higher than normal. And there is a 50 percent chance you have the same mutation. Do you get yourself tested? All too often, the answer is no, according to a new study by researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center. The authors interviewed 438 close relatives of 253 women who had shared results of their tests for cancer-causing mutations in the genes, called BRCA1 and BRCA2.