February 23, 2015 |
Carsten Vissering, a senior at Georgetown Prep and a USC recruit, didn't disappoint Saturday when he smashed the meet record in the breaststroke at the Interscholastic Swimming and Diving Championships at La Salle University. He might have left the meet disappointed, though, thanks to Penn Charter's Reece Whitley. Whitley, the 6-foot-8, 15-year-old Quakers freshman with Olympic aspirations, finished in 53.66 seconds, nine hundredths of a second ahead of Vissering to set the new mark.
February 20, 2015 |
Another PGA Tour event is likely coming in 2018 to Aronimink Golf Club, site of the 2010 and 2011 AT&T National, pending a vote of the members next month. Sources confirmed Wednesday that the tour has invited the Newtown Square club to host the 2018 BMW Championship, the third event of the annual FedEx Cup playoffs that annually is held in mid-September. Comcast SportsNet first reported the news. One source said club officials already have approved the offer and a vote of the membership is all that is needed to bring the tour back to the Philadelphia area.
February 19, 2015 |
Tim Tetrick has long been one of North America's top harness racing drivers. Now he is ready to take on the world. A native of Illinois who now lives in Runnemede, N.J., Tetrick will represent the U.S. in the World Driving Championship in Australia. The competition, which brings together 10 drivers from around the world for a 20-race series at six different tracks, begins Saturday at Tabcorp Park Menangle in New South Wales. The 33-year-old Tetrick, a four-time U.S. Driver of the Year who has led North America in purses seven of the last eight years, is making his first appearance in the World Driving Championship.
January 20, 2015 |
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - There were the requisite hugs and handshakes in the New England Patriots' locker room Sunday night, but the celebration of their sixth AFC championship with the Bill Belichick-Tom Brady coach-quarterback combination seemed to occur with almost a restrained excitement. The tone might have been set during the trophy presentation, when Belichick played off one of his phrases from earlier this season: "We're on to Seattle. " The Patriots have become the gold standard of the NFL, and their consistency has made events like the 45-7 win over the Indianapolis Colts at Gillette Stadium seem like a television rerun.
January 20, 2015 |
SEATTLE - Really, nobody outside of Saskatchewan knew much about Jon Ryan . . . until he turned the tide that sent the Seahawks back to the Super Bowl. Maybe, no one outside of State College knew much about Garry Gilliam . . . until he caught Ryan's unlikely pass on a fake field goal for a touchdown. Sadly, no one outside of South Carolina knew much about Brandon Bostick . . . until he tried to grab for glory and lost it all for the Packers. They were the faces of their franchises after the Seahawks came back and won the NFC Championship Game yesterday, 28-22, in overtime: one, pale and ruddy and delighted with his newfound celebrity; another, beaming with Penn State slyness; the third, a blank pit of despair as he faced a future of infamy.
January 14, 2015 |
IN 1910 THE Philadelphia Cricket Club hosted the U.S. Open for the second time in 4 years, on its St. Martins course in Chestnut Hill, nine holes of which are still there. In 2020 the Wissahickon and Militia Hill courses in Flourtown will be the site of the first USGA championship to be held at the club since then, the newly created U.S. Amateur men's Four-Ball. The inaugural championship is being held in early May at The Olympic Club in San Francisco, the first competition on the USGA schedule (the inaugural women's championship is the following week at Oregon's Bandon Dunes resort)
December 28, 2014
Jack Eichel and Chase DeLeo scored in a shootout to help the U.S. men's hockey team beat defending champion Finland, 2-1, on Friday in their round-robin opener in the World Junior Championship in Montreal. Eichel is a freshman at Boston University, and DeLeo plays for Portland in the Western Hockey League. "We knew it was going to be a tough game," said Eichel, a top prospect in the 2015 NHL draft. "They're the defending champs, and you've got to give them a lot of credit.
December 24, 2014 |
JA'QUAN NEWTON is gone so that means Ss. Neumann-Goretti High will fold up shop and give up on chasing consecutive championship No. 7, right? "This is the fifth funeral I've had as a coach so I'm used to it," N-G coach Carl Arrigale said. "Since the first time we had a championship and lost some of our guys . . . we're not going to go quietly. People will know they're in a game with us. " The Saints also graduated Jamal Custis (Syracuse, football) while Tony Toplyn and Troy Harper are both now hooping at Campbell University.
December 14, 2014
The North Philadelphia Aztecs, a powerhouse junior pee wee football squad of 8-11-year-olds, take on the defending national champions at the Pop Warner National Super Bowl Championship at Disney World on Saturday morning. The 8:30 a.m. Division I championship against the Gwen Cherry Bulls of Miami will be televised live by ESPN3. The Aztecs defeated the Western New York Bills 33-6 to reach the championships while the Bulls advanced with a 26-0 victory over the East Bay (Calif.)
November 21, 2014 |
KEVIN HARVICK lived up to his "Closer" nickname in style to win his first Sprint Cup series championship. Harvick impressively swept the last two Chase races. He had to win at Phoenix to reach the final four. Then the 38-year-old Californian seized the opportunity in the final laps at Homestead, Fla., Sunday, and now he's a champion. "It's an incredible feeling of accomplishment," Harvick said Wednesday on a conference call. "I'm a guy that dreamed about being a race-car driver and winning a Cup championship.