February 20, 2012
HAPPY BIRTHDAY - today! - to Sir Charles Barkley. The controversial but well-loved former Sixers power forward, a/k/a the no-longer-so-round Round Mound of Rebound traveled quite a ways in his nearly 50 years, from Alabama to Philly, the court to the commentator's booth, Taco Bell to Weight Watchers. He's by far our favorite advice-giver in the DN's SportsWeek. But this week, the stars have some advice for him: Keep on keeping up your ends of deals, and you'll gain a whole new level of respect.
February 17, 2012
JEREMY LIN plays a week for the New York Knicks, sets all kinds of records and gets a special invitation to play in the Rising Stars Challenge game, which features rookies and second-year players during All-Star Weekend. The Sixers' Evan Turner is in his second year in the league and is a key contributor off the bench for a Sixers team that is surprisingly leading the Atlantic Division with a 20-10 record. But if the choosing of sides for the game is any indication, Lin and Turner are light years apart.
January 19, 2012 |
The sports world looks glamorous from afar. But remember, so does Heather Locklear. For all its glossy exterior, there is a seamier side to sports, one the public doesn't typically encounter. That dark world is populated by many whose jobs demand that only the bravest, lamest, dumbest, or most desperate need apply. Among them: Locker-room attendants: The plus side is they get an insider's view of pro sports. The downside is they get an insider's view of pro sports.
January 2, 2012
Late Show With David Letterman (11:35 p.m., CBS3) - Robert Downey Jr.; Rooney Mara. The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (11:35 p.m., NBC10) - Charles Barkley; Berenice Bejo; Amber Riley. Jimmy Kimmel Live (midnight, 6ABC) - Jane Fonda; Russell Brand; Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real perform. Late Night With Jimmy Fallon (12:37 a.m., NBC10) - Tina Fey; Tom Welling; Twin Shadow performs.
December 31, 2011 |
Yes, it's New Year's resolution season, and yes, everyone with an ounce of societal consciousness - and a few extra pounds - will be plunging into the murky waters of weight loss. Choose your weapon - the plan or product or company that will get you to Nirvana - but get that resolution down on your list. After all, look around you. There are a lot of ads staring right back. In 2009, the market for weight-loss products and services was worth nearly $121 billion, according to MarketResearch.com.
December 14, 2011 |
DISTRICT ATTORNEY Seth Williams and his wife, Sonita , are divorcing, they said in a joint statement yesterday. The couple said they had arrived at the decision "after long and careful consideration" and would "remain close friends and loving co-parents to our beautiful daughters," ages 24, 12 and 8. "We entered our relationship with love, and it's with love and kindness we leave it. We ask respect for our family's privacy at...
October 13, 2011 |
THREE YOUNG guys went up to Charles Barkley when he was early in his Sixers career. Think it was at the old Houlihan's on City Line Avenue. Star struck, one of the guys offered to buy Sir Charles a drink. "Hold on," erupted another. "Do you know how much money he makes?" Barkley loved the spirit and couldn't agree more. So he picked up the tab for the guys' next round. Money hasn't been a problem for Barkley for most of his adult life. Basketball-Reference.com estimates he made $40 million in his career and he has had lucrative TV jobs since retiring.
August 8, 2011 |
Mickey Rourke , Charles Barkley , Randy Moss and Bernard Hopkins were among celebrities who caught the Ultimate Fighting Championship 133 Saturday night at the Wells Fargo Center. Rourke, Barkley and B-Hop sat ringside, while Moss and U.S. Men's National Team Soccer goalie Tim Howard were elsewhere in the arena. Out and about A few days before the mixed martial arts bouts, Barkley and former Pistons and Simon Gratz High star Rasheed Wallace partied together at G Lounge (111 S. 17th)
July 24, 2011
Like most sportswriters, we usually have room in our diet for anything that's deep-fried, especially if it comes on a bun with fattening toppings. But what they served in Broxton, Mass., on Saturday made us take a pass. Especially for $80! The minor-league Broxton Rox decided to celebrate National Hot Dog Day by entering the Guinness Book of World Records for the most expensive hot dog ever. But they came up with a concoction that ranks somewhere between disgusting and grotesque.
July 13, 2011
WHEN THE ODDS are literally stacked against you, what else is there to do but have fun? Charles Barkley, a 500-1 underdog to win this weekend's American Century Championship, said he is hedging his own bets and plans to try his luck by pulling a Jimi Hendrix: playing the celebrity golf tournament lefthanded. His reasoning? "It's not like I'm kicking ass playing righthanded," Barkley said. "I'll probably get two or three good shots out of 10, but when I play lefthanded I don't get nervous or scared at all on the course, which is a definite upside.