September 24, 2012 |
At 4:07 p.m. Sunday, Ryan Howard whiffed at a 97 m.p.h. Craig Kimbrel fastball and Citizens Bank Park emptied without fanfare. Reality has not escaped most; after a lackluster 2-1 loss to Atlanta, the Phillies stand five games back of a postseason spot with nine to play. The Phillies, deluded by the memories of their past greatness, still cling to hope. So life in limbo continues until the bitter end. "The noose is getting tight," Charlie Manuel said, "but we're still there. " "It's still mathematically possible," Cliff Lee said, "and we're not going to give up until it's impossible.
September 7, 2012 |
CHARLOTTE - When Pennsylvania's youngest Democratic delegate spotted Julián Castro, the 37-year-old San Antonio mayor and convention keynote speaker, she burst through a couple of handlers, touched his arm, and said: "You are awesome!" Earlier, 18-year-old Alaysha Claiborne had wrapped her arms around civil rights hero U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D., Ga.). "Thank you," she told him. "You're welcome," Lewis replied. The daughter of a Puerto Rican mother and an African American father, this freshman at Temple University quickly became the heart, soul, and inspiration of Pennsylvania Democrats here this week, injecting an energy that has allowed veteran politicos to experience the convention through her young eyes.
August 2, 2012
Penn Charter's Daryl Worley, a wide receiver and defensive back, has orally committed to West Virginia. Worley, who was recently clocked at 4.35 seconds in the 40-yard dash, was in Morgantown on Sunday and Monday. A dangerous kick returner, he also considered Pittsburgh and Syracuse. - Rick O'Brien
June 9, 2012
At the NCAA track and field outdoor championships in Des Moines, Iowa, on Friday, Oregon's English Gardner (Eastern) won the women's 100-meter dash with a time of 11.10 seconds. Louisiana State's Kimberlyn Duncan was second in 11.16, and her Tiger teammate Semoy Hackett was third at 11.33. Oregon's Brianne Theisen won the heptathlon with 6,440 points. Kansas State's Ryann Krais (Methacton) finished 14th overall with 5,516 points after coming in third in the 800 in 2 minutes, 13.55 seconds.
April 28, 2012
Running Events Olympic Development Men's 10k Racewalk 7 a.m. Masters Men's 10k Racewalk 7 a.m. Junior Men's 10k Racewalk 7 a.m. High School Boys' 10k Racewalk 7 a.m. ...
April 23, 2012
NFL NETWORK analyst Mike Mayock, a Newtown Square resident, will break down each position in advance of the draft for Daily News readers. Here is Part 10 with his take on the inside linebackers: BEST LUKE KUECHLY Boston College 6-3 1/4¼, 242 Arm: 31 40-yard dash: 4.58 225-bench: 27 Projected Rd.: 1 (picks 11-20) Mayock: "Kuechly is special. He's innately gifted. Takes great angles. Has great instincts. And he's the best zone pass-dropping linebacker I've ever seen coming out of college.
April 18, 2012 |
For Eric Futch, a standout track and field athlete at Penn Wood, it came down to two schools: Houston and Louisiana State. He made his decision two weeks ago. He just didn't tell anybody. On Wednesday, in Penn Wood's auditorium partially filled with family, friends, school administrators, and classmates, the 5-foot-11, 160-pound sprinter who holds the PIAA record in the 300-meter hurdles made his college destination public. Futch, wearing a maroon Penn Wood track and field shirt, with a backward Penn Wood hat, sat at a table draped with Houston and LSU T-shirts.