April 24, 2015 |
Tim Duncan of the San Antonio Spurs turns 39 on Saturday, and the aging process for the best player on the best team of his generation has been gradually catching up with him. Coach Gregg Popovich says he believes Duncan will come back for another season, and that might be true, but it has become a popular theme among the national media to cover the Spurs during this postseason in the same way the Italian press chronicled the advance on Rome by the...
February 1, 2014 |
JERSEY CITY, N.J. - There might be a time in the Super Bowl when the Seattle Seahawks' Derrick Coleman cannot hear quarterback Russell Wilson make a call at the line of scrimmage. So the fullback will get Wilson's attention and read his lips. Coleman is legally deaf. He wears hearing aids. He said that if a normal-hearing person is an eight, nine, or 10 on a scale of zero to 10, he would qualify as a two without the hearing aids and a six, seven, or eight with the hearing aids - "depending on the day. " He's believed to be the first legally deaf offensive player in the NFL. The story has generated attention in recent weeks, and especially this week with the Seahawks taking center stage.
November 16, 2012 |
To commemorate the Sixers' 50th season in Philly, the Daily News will be looking back at the franchise's Top 25 defining moments, one moment every Friday through the end of the season. Not to forget the bad times, we also will remind you of the lean times, 13 of them in all, to run alternate weeks (No. 12 is next Friday). It was 1997, Larry Brown's first year in Philadelphia and, as we came to learn, patience was never one of his virtues. There were 22 players who donned a Sixers uniform that first season in which the team went 31-51 and the thought of getting to the NBA Finals any time soon seemed ridiculous.
December 3, 2009 |
Return Lineup Prominent players who've had multiple stops with Philadelphia's four major teams: EAGLES Hugh Douglas - 1998-2002; 2004 Ed Khayat - 1958-61; 1964-65 Tommy Thompson - 1941-42; 1945-50 Jeremiah Trotter - 1998-01; 2004-05; 2009- FLYERS Craig Berube - 1986-91; 1998-00 Dave Brown - 1982-89; 1991-95 Ron Hextall - 1986-92; 1994-99 Ken Linseman - 1978-82; 1989-90 Rick MacLeish - 1970-81; 1983-84...
March 23, 2004 |
Glenn Robinson can't straighten his right arm, the result of elbow surgery last week, but he hopes to play again for the 76ers before the end of the regular season. Robinson, the Sixers' second-leading scorer with a 16.6-point average, underwent surgery last Tuesday in Birmingham, Ala., to have bone chips removed from his elbow. He rejoined the team Friday in Miami. After last night's game against Dallas, the Sixers have 11 remaining, with their final game at Orlando on April 14 a little more than three weeks away.
January 9, 2004 |
The first two months of the NBA season were a struggle for the 76ers' Greg Buckner. Nagging injuries landed him on the injured list for the first 14 games, and the death of his grandmother in mid-December, in addition to leaving him heartbroken, took him away for three more games. However, the 6-foot-4 guard has found his rhythm and his confidence, which in turn have found him significant playing time. Buckner has provided a spark, averaging 9.4 points and 5.8 rebounds in his last five games while shooting 48.8 percent from the field.
December 5, 2003 |
As is his custom in any NBA game, Allen Iverson ran and ran some more, trying to get open to take a shot. But last night, especially in the fourth quarter, Kirk Hinrich followed him more closely than his shadow. The 76ers star was so bottled up by Hinrich and the Chicago defense, he took only one shot in a span of about 10 minutes in the fourth quarter, when the lead changed hands a half-dozen times and the outcome was definitely in doubt. But trailing by one, the Sixers called a key play for their ace, and Iverson came through.
December 3, 2003 |
Last night was a strange one at the Wachovia Center, where 17,899 fans sat on their hands for most of the time, trying to figure out when the 76ers were going to make a shot against the Toronto Raptors. The Sixers, already shorthanded with Glenn Robinson and Derrick Coleman sidelined by injuries, lost another big man when Marc Jackson suffered a fractured ring finger on his left hand in the second quarter. Allen Iverson made just 8 of 32 shots from the field but scored 35 points because he sank a career-high 18 free throws.
November 29, 2003 |
This has been anything but a pain-free season for Derrick Coleman. The 14-year veteran is in a Catch-22 situation. He can't practice much because of a strained left knee, and that makes it difficult for him to get into top NBA shape. Coleman didn't dress for the Sixers' game with the Indiana Pacers last night and was replaced in the starting lineup at center by Samuel Dalembert. He now has missed seven games this season. After missing six consecutive games with his injury, Coleman returned and collected 14 points and five rebounds in 25 minutes in Tuesday's 95-91 loss in Milwaukee.
November 15, 2003 |
Randy Ayers could see it four years ago. When the 76ers visited Cleveland to play the Cavaliers, Ayers, then an assistant to Larry Brown, was approached by a high school freshman named LeBron James, who introduced himself to the Ohio native before the game. Tonight, at Gund Arena in Cleveland, Ayers and James will renew acquaintances, but under different circumstances. Ayers is the head coach of the Sixers, and James, the No. 1 pick in this year's NBA draft, is a rookie phenom with the Cavaliers who jumped to the pros right out of high school.