May 20, 2013 |
DALLAS GREEN was always screaming at guys to look in the mirror, especially the guys on the 1980 Phillies team that won the World Series. Would have nailed a full-length mirror to the back of the clubhouse door, so guys had to look into it on the way out, after games, but Major League Baseball wouldn't allow it, because that space is reserved for the warning against betting on baseball. Green always screamed, loud enough to be heard through thick concrete blocks, which happened once in Pittsburgh.
May 15, 2013 |
FELIX JONES once set a Cowboys franchise record in a playoff game against the Eagles, blazing 73 yards over right tackle, untouched, for a touchdown, back on Jan. 9, 2010, as part of a 34-14 Dallas humiliation of the Birds that ended the Donovan McNabb era. Had the Eagles been able to acquire Jones that offseason, fans would have danced in the streets. But sports years are kind of like dog years. That playoff game was so long ago, Jeremiah Trotter was a starter on the defense that couldn't flag Jones down.
April 5, 2013 |
THE FIRST group of passengers on a new Dallas-to-Philly Spirit Airlines route didn't get to meet the mayor as planned on Thursday. They didn't even land in Philadelphia. City leadership and airlines executives had planned on welcoming travelers at Philadelphia International Airport before delayed Federal Aviation Administration paperwork re-routed the flight Thursday. Instead, passengers were flown to Atlantic City and bussed to Philly. "The Philadelphia authorization has taken longer than expected, and today marks the first time that an inaugural flight has not operated as scheduled," said Spirit spokeswomen Misty Pinson, adding that the airline followed the same procedures with FAA paperwork as it had in adding service to dozens of new airports over the past 14 months.
April 2, 2013 |
NEW YORK - When Larry Hagman died of cancer in November, TNT's Dallas reboot was put to the test over how to write his character out of the show. Hagman's final episode ended with conniving oilman J.R. Ewing on the phone with his son, John Ross, and the sound of gunfire reminiscent of the "Who Shot J.R.?" cliffhanger in the original 1978-1991 CBS series. Now the show is embroiled in a new mystery: Who killed J.R.? Josh Henderson, 31, who plays John Ross, said in a recent interview that it's strange to be on the set without Hagman.
March 22, 2013
This is a post on Daily News staff writer Frank Seravalli's Frequent Flyers blog on philly.com. WHILE THE NHL'S general managers convened for their annual meeting in Toronto on Wednesday, the most interesting thing is not that they are discussing the state of the game, and perhaps the possibility of adding a coach's challenge. It's the fact that all 30 of them are crammed into one boardroom 2 weeks before the trade deadline. The Flyers are likely not considering any foundation-shaking trades - such as moving a key, young piece - before the April 3 deadline, but a minor move may be in order.
March 10, 2013 |
When the cast of Dallas gathered to shoot Monday's episode in which Larry Hagman's fabled character, J.R. Ewing, is laid to rest, some tears were shed, according to series star Patrick Duffy. But there were plenty of laughs, too. "It turned out to be a true party - anything but a wake," Duffy said of the episode that brings back several fan favorites. "While we were mourning J.R., we were also celebrating Larry. " Hagman had shot seven Season 2 episodes of Dallas before dying in November from complications of a previous bout with cancer.
February 28, 2013 |
ZACH RANDOLPH scored 22 points and Marc Gasol added 21 as the Memphis Grizzlies matched their largest comeback in franchise history, rallying to beat visiting Dallas, 90-84, on Wednesday night. Quincy Pondexter finished with 12 and Austin Daye added 10, all in the first half, for Memphis, which trailed by 25 points in the second quarter but stormed back to win its eighth straight. Gasol had 12 rebounds and Randolph 10 as Memphis outrebounded Dallas, 46-34. Shawn Marion led the Mavericks with 16 points, Elton Brand finished with 12 off the bench, and O.J. Mayo added 11, despite going 5-for-13 from the field.
February 22, 2013 |
DALLAS COWBOYS nose tackle Josh Brent was driving at least 110 mph at the time of the December car crash that killed teammate Jerry Brown, according to police reports obtained by a Dallas-Fort Worth television station. According to police, Brent was driving at a minimum of 110 mph on Dec. 8 and could have gone as fast as 134 mph down Highway 114. Police in the Dallas suburb of Irving confirmed in late December that Brent, who is out of jail on $100,000 bond, was speeding when his vehicle struck a curb and flipped.
January 9, 2013 |
THE DALLAS COWBOYS have fired defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, according to multiple reports. Ryan had 1 year remaining on a 3-year contract. The Cowboys defense finished 19th overall, 17th against the run and 21st against the pass. "I inherited a team that was 31st in the league in defense and made them better," Ryan told ESPNDallas.com's Tim MacMahon. "I [bleeping] made them a hell of a lot better. I'll be out of work for, like, 5 minutes. " Rob Ryan took the Dallas job in 2011, after being fired by the Browns.
January 1, 2013
Mark Sanchez wants to stay right where he is. So does Darrelle Revis. The two players are among the New York Jets' biggest uncertainties heading into next season. Sanchez is coming off a miserable year and Revis is recovering from a serious knee injury while also having a sticky contract situation. "Until I'm told differently, I'm a Jet," Sanchez said Monday as the Jets cleaned out their lockers. "That's what I always thought would happen. I don't see anything different. I just want another crack at this thing.