May 23, 2015 |
Scott McNeil worked diligently before the start of the 2015 golf season just so he'd have a chance to contend in the Golf Association of Philadelphia's Middle-Amateur Championship. When he finished as the medalist in the May 11 U.S. Open local qualifier at Trump National-Philadelphia, he figured he'd have a decent chance. On a damp, raw day Thursday at St. Davids Golf Club, he found out he was right. McNeil, 29, kept his focus despite a pair of front-nine double bogeys and hit two big shots on the back nine that led to birdies, giving him just enough room to grab a 1-stroke victory in the 32d Middle-Amateur, the season's first major.
January 12, 2015 |
The 76ers' horrid start to the season is becoming a distant memory. A 93-92 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Saturday night at the Wells Fargo Center was their second consecutive win and third in four games. That's not bad for a team that opened the season with 17 straight losses. Michael Carter-Williams drove the lane and scored on an underhand scoop to give the Sixers a 93-92 lead with 9.9 seconds left. On the ensuing possession, Indiana power forward David West backed down Luc Mbah a Moute before his turnaround jumper clanked off the rim. Pacers center Roy Hibbert then was unable to tip in the miss, and Sixers rookie Nerlens Noel got the rebound as time expired.
September 3, 2014 |
ATLANTA - As the first combined no-hitter in 132 years of Phillies baseball neared its strange conclusion, a rolling laundry cart inside the visitors' clubhouse at Turner Field became an ice bucket. It held six champagne bottles. One for every Phillies pitcher and catcher who authored history, plus an extra for good measure. This accomplishment gave a hapless team the chance to celebrate something. The Phillies have stumbled together for five months, so they toasted together after Monday's 7-0 win over the Atlanta Braves.
July 3, 2013 |
IN 1993, PHILLIES general manager Lee Thomas had the equivalent of a .400 season for a general manager. While other teams had spent lavishly on free agents during an insanely busy winter meetings - Barry Bonds, David Cone and Dave Stewart were among the players who switched teams for huge deals - Thomas held almost daily mini-news conferences in a hotel suite announcing what seemed at the time to be small trades and small free-agent signings. Pete Incaviglia, Jim Eisenreich, David West, Danny Jackson: All had career years or huge bounceback seasons in 1993.
May 31, 2013 |
THERE WILL BE no win-or-else Game 6 in the Eastern Conference finals for the Miami Heat this season. LeBron James saw to that, and now the reigning champions are one victory from a third straight trip to the NBA Finals. James finished with 30 points, eight rebounds and six assists, Udonis Haslem made his last eight shots on the way to a 16-point night, and the Heat used a dominant third quarter to turn things around and beat the visiting Indiana Pacers, 90-79, in Game 5 last night.
May 22, 2013 |
CHARLOTTE BOBCATS owner Michael Jordan is changing his team's name to the Hornets, said a person familiar with the situation. The person said Jordan will detail the timetable for the change to be completed at a press conference the Bobcats have scheduled today. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the name change has not been publicly announced. NBA deputy commissioner and COO Adam Silver previously said it would take "about 18 months" for the Bobcats to change their name.
May 14, 2013 |
Michael Brown wasn't sure what to expect in Monday's qualifying round for the U.S. Open at Whitford Country Club, especially playing in the windy and unseasonably cold conditions. But the 40-year-old public-links player from Cheltenham had all facets of his game working for much of the day and earned medalist honors with a par 72, leading five qualifiers into next month's final stage for a chance to play in the U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club. With temperatures in the 50s and the wind blowing golf balls into Whitford's unforgiving rough, scores were high.
May 6, 2013 |
BIGGER, BADDER, and so far better. Physical beat finesse yesterday, as the Indiana Pacers outworked and outmuscled the New York Knicks in a 102-95 victory in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals at Madison Square Garden. David West scored 20 points and Paul George added 19 for the Pacers, who outrebounded the Knicks 44-30, showing the smaller team that in the rugged East, size does matter. "I thought guys did a good job just putting them on their heels," West said.
March 28, 2013
J.R. Smith scored 32 points, Carmelo Anthony added 29, and the New York Knicks extended their winning streak to five games with a 100-85 victory over the Celtics in Boston on Tuesday night. The win moved the Knicks into second place in the Eastern Conference, percentage points ahead of the Indiana Pacers. The Celtics, who could face the Knicks in the first round of the playoffs, lost their fifth game in a row and remained in seventh. The Celtics, playing their second consecutive game without Kevin Garnett, were led by Jeff Green with 19 points and Paul Pierce with 16. But they committed 20 turnovers, while the Knicks, who average the fewest turnovers in the NBA, had just eight.
March 27, 2013 |
LOS ANGELES Lakers forward said an MRI on his left knee revealed a lateral meniscus tear. World Peace, the only Lakers starter who hasn't missed a game due to injury this season, left Monday's loss to the Golden State Warriors with what was thought to be a strained knee. On Tuesday night, he discussed the injury via Twitter. "Sorry bout the injury," he tweeted. "First ever knee injury. Recovery time hopefully is a week and a half. I can't wait to get back But our team is so good We will win and get into the playoffs.