May 23, 2013 |
HERE'S GUESSING Dominic Cuoci will never seek a switch in uniform numbers from 10 to 15 or 16. For him, those might as well be 13. Twice in recent mound stints for La Salle High's baseball team, the 6-2, 205-pound junior righthander sniffed no-hitters semi-deep into games . . . only to bid adieu while going for out No. 15, then 16. "I started to realize I had one going once we got to the fifth inning," Cuoci said Tuesday, referring to...
May 20, 2013 |
SANG-MOON BAE watched anxiously after hitting his tee shot at the par-3 17th hole yesterday in the Byron Nelson Championship in Irving, Texas. When the ball landed on the front edge of the green fronted by water, he bent his knees and leaned backward, obviously relieved. He was only a few shots away from his first PGA Tour victory and a congratulatory hug from the widow of the tournament's namesake. After squandering a four-stroke lead in the final round, the 26-year-old South Korean beat Keegan Bradley by two stokes for a win in the United States to go with his 11 international victories on the Korea, Japan and Asian tours.
May 18, 2013 |
Emma Dahle and Kate Forrest recorded hat tricks Friday, helping Friends' Central defeat Germantown Friends, 14-11, and win the Friends Schools League girls' lacrosse championship for the fourth straight year. Ashley Tedesco added two goals and four assists and Jesse Rubin and Bianca Newton also scored twice for the Phoenix. Friends' Central goalie Aubrey Faggen made 13 saves. Annie Tyson scored a game-high six goals and Schuyler Nissen added two for host Germantown Friends. Independent Schools.
May 13, 2013 |
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - Tiger Woods had the last word on Sergio Garcia by winning the Players Championship on Sunday. Woods ended a weekend of testy exchanges with Garcia by doing what he does best - closing out tournaments, even if he let this one turn into a tense duel over the final hour at the TPC Sawgrass. Tied with Garcia with two holes to play, Woods won by finding land on the last two holes for par to close with a 2-under-par 70. If only it had been that simple for Garcia.
May 11, 2013 |
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - Sergio Garcia made seven straight putts - six of them for birdie - on his way to a 7-under 65 to match his best score at The Players Championship. That gave him a 1-shot lead over Tiger Woods, who again made short work of the par 5s and posted his second straight 67. Woods broke his own 36-hole record at TPC Sawgrass by 6 shots and can't find much wrong with his game at the moment. Garcia ran off five straight birdies, ending the streak with putts from 20 feet and 25 feet, and then he added a 40-foot birdie putt on the par-3 eighth.
May 9, 2013 |
Joe Daley uses the words lucky and phenomenal to describe his journey from credit manager to golf nomad to PGA Tour member to the oldest man ever to make his first-ever appearance in the Players Championship, which begins Thursday in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. Daley, 52, who was born in Chestnut Hill and graduated from Plymouth Whitemarsh High School, earned a berth in what observers like to call "golf's fifth major" by winning the 2012 Senior...
May 2, 2013
In what is billed as the largest annual rugby event in North America, 20 of the nation's top college teams will meet at PPL Park in Chester on June 1 and 2 for the USA Sevens Collegiate Rugby Championship. Rugby sevens, which will be an Olympic sport starting in 2016, features seven players per team playing two seven-minute halves. Six local colleges will compete this year: Penn, Temple, Delaware, Penn State, St. Joseph's, and Kutztown. Also in the mix will be Arizona, California, UCLA, Dartmouth, Florida, Life University (Ga.)
May 1, 2013 |
Six Philadelphia-area boxers won state Golden Gloves championships and have advanced to the nationals in Salt Lake City: * Stephen Fulton, of Shuler's Gym, 114 pounds. * Vidal N. Rivera, of Camden PAL, 123 pounds. * Joshua Jones, of Shuler's Gym, 132 pounds. * Tahree Carroll, unattached, 141 pounds. * Andrew Peurifoy, Joe Hand's Gym, 201 pounds. * Marquis Dacres, Lawncrest Boxing Club, 201-plus pounds Other winners from the Eastern region are: Tyrone Arzeno, Allentown Boxing Gym, 108 pounds; Devin Williams, Erie, 152 pounds; Kyrone Davis, Wilmington, 165 pounds; Akheim Nurse, Allentown, 178 pounds.
April 26, 2013 |
It's time for the 119th edition of the Penn Relays, which features more than 20,000 athletes from elementary schools to Olympians to masters over 75 years old competing in 322 events from Thursday through Saturday at Franklin Field. No matter your tastes, there's something in this huge track and field buffet for everyone. Things to remember. Patience, please. Because of the bombings at the Boston Marathon, security has been intensified. Spectators are not allowed to bring backpacks, large bags (gym bags, duffel bags)
April 24, 2013
The Bowl Championship Series will be replaced by the College Football Playoff in 2014, BCS conference commissioners said Tuesday. The Rose, Sugar, and Orange Bowls will be joined by the Fiesta, Cotton, and Chick-fil-A Bowls in a six-bowl semifinal rotation, according to ESPN. James Madison gave men's basketball coach Matt Brady a four-year contract extension through 2016-17. Brady, who is from Haddon Heights, guided the Dukes to a 21-15 record, their first Colonial Athletic Association tournament title in 19 years, and their first NCAA tournament bid in the same span.