October 19, 2014 |
Sixers head coach Brett Brown gathered his team on Friday afternoon before practicing at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He said he talked "very quickly" about Thursday's preseason loss to Boston before moving on "to the most important thing. " He told all the players that they needed to find a way to reach out - on their own terms - to Joel Embiid. Brown told the team that "their friend, their teammate" had went through an "incredible, personal tragedy. " The rookie center left the team on Thursday after learning that his 13-year-old brother Arthur had died in Cameroon.
October 19, 2014 |
The Flyers are not overly concerned about being in Dallas, where a Liberian man died of Ebola and two nurses who treated him contracted the disease. "They keep saying it's more possible for us to get in a car accident or a plane accident - knock on wood - than to catch the Ebola virus," winger Wayne Simmonds said after the Flyers finished practicing in Voorhees on Friday and boarded a plane for Dallas, where they play the Stars on Saturday night. "I'm hoping what they say is the truth.
October 2, 2014 |
ZACK BAMBARY is different. Not because he's a former walk-on who became enough of a contributor on Temple's special teams to earn a scholarship this season from coach Matt Rhule. And not because the finance major already has a job offer from pharmaceutical giant Merck whenever he enters the real world and starts working for a living. No, Bambary is different because he has diabetes, a disease that impacts nearly 10 percent of the American population and is the seventh-leading cause of death in this country.
September 21, 2014 |
Downingtown native Lisa Victorius was a record-breaking track star at the University of South Carolina. She held the school's 3,000-meter record, was captain of the cross-country and track teams, and won rookie of the year as a freshman runner. However, three years into her college career, Victorius went from breaking records to struggling to walk. After a devastating injury in 2009 left Victorius, then 21, without full range of motion in her left foot, she feared she might never run again.
September 18, 2014 |
A PHILADELPHIA police officer was arrested yesterday and will be fired for leaving the scene of a car accident - twice - in University City, authorities said. Officer Tayon Moore, 31, a seven-year veteran assigned to the 35th District in Ogontz, was off-duty and driving his mother's Chrysler 300 shortly after 1 a.m. June 24 when he rear-ended a car driven by a Drexel University student on Chestnut Street near 34th, police and the District Attorney's Office said. He allegedly fled the scene - but the other driver followed him, police said.
September 11, 2014 |
JUST WAIT until next time. Fletcher Cox promised that, when he next scores a touchdown off a turnover, fans will witness 300 pounds of acrobatic, gyrating, choreographed joy. "It's like, once in a lifetime for a d-lineman to get a fumble and have the open field and the end zone is right there," Cox said. Cox didn't dare celebrate too much after his 17-yard touchdown romp iced Sunday's season-opening win against Jacksonville. For one thing, he feared that a celebration would further tire him, and he expected to have to return to action immediately.
July 19, 2014 |
Maureen H. McMurdo-Chapman, 69, of Chalfont, Bucks County, died Thursday, July 10, at Abington Memorial Hospital of injuries she suffered in a car accident. Born in Philadelphia, Mrs. McMurdo-Chapman was a resident of Sharon Hill, Delaware County, from 1974 to 1998. For four years ending in 1995, she served as a member of the Southeast Delco School Board. She and her husband, Lawrence, who was injured in the car accident, moved to the New Britain-Chalfont area 16 years ago. Mrs. McMurdo-Chapman graduated from West Catholic High School for Girls in 1963.
June 1, 2014 |
The aorta is a marvel of elasticity, expanding and contracting millions of times a year to accommodate the pumping action of the heart. Yet the body's largest artery is not so elastic when a metal block slams into it at nearly 30 m.p.h. This is what Kurosh Darvish does in a lab at Temple University, again and again, in an effort to make cars safer. SKREEEEeeeee . . . BANG!! An associate professor of mechanical engineering, Darvish and his graduate students have rigged up an elaborate, 19-foot aluminum track where they can simulate the violent impacts of a car crash.
May 23, 2014 |
Elliot Forde visited close friend Zach Trexler, still recovering from head injuries suffered in a serious car accident five months ago, at Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital last weekend. "It was pretty emotional," Forde said. "I talked to him about all that was going on with the baseball team. It was tough to see him in the condition he's in, but I'm glad I went. " Avon Grove, in southern Chester County, dedicated this season to Trexler, who was a catcher and utility outfielder for the Red Devils.
May 21, 2014 |
A 14-year-old West Philadelphia boy severely beat his 70-year-old foster mother Monday morning, then stole her car, drove it to Chester County, and crashed into another vehicle in Tredyffrin Township, police said. The teenager faces charges including aggravated assault, attempted murder, third-degree felony theft, reckless endangerment, and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, according to Philadelphia and Tredyffrin police. The foster mother, Marrie Chess, was taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania with a fractured sternum and head injuries, police said, and was listed in stable condition.