August 15, 2016 |
Life in America today is arguably more anxiety-inducing than it's been for any generation since those that fought off the Depression and fascism. Even during the superheated political conflicts of the 1960s, people could get mad at each other, smash a window or a face, and still wind up with a decent-paying job and employer-provided health care. Tom Hayden and his activist generation didn't have to worry about getting trapped in a 1099 economy with no real hope of retirement savings outside of Social Security.
July 1, 2016
Mack Rice, 82, the composer of '60s hit "Mustang Sally" and cowriter of the Staple Singers' landmark "Respect Yourself," died Monday of complications from Alzheimer's disease at his home in Detroit. "Sir" Mack Rice was best known for writing "Mustang Sally," which he initially recorded but singer Wilson Pickett popularized. They had been in a group together called the Falcons, which recorded in Detroit. "When he wrote 'Mustang Sally' and he saw that royalty check, he started writing," his wife, Laura Rice, said.
May 13, 2016 |
Rick MacLeish, the smooth-skating center who scored the goal that gave the Flyers their first Stanley Cup championship in 1974, is battling multiple medical problems in a Philadelphia hospital. MacLeish, 66, has been hospitalized for six weeks. "We deeply appreciate all the support that's been given to our dad," said Brianna MacLeish, one of Rick's two daughters. "At this time, we want to spend time with our dad, and the family asks for our privacy. " Brianna MacLeish did not want to specify her father's medical problems.
April 10, 2016 |
The Flyers haven't made things easy on themselves. Though they still control their destiny in the Eastern Conference wild-card race, their three straight losses have left them with little margin for error - unless they get help from other teams. "It's in our hands," defenseman Mark Streit said after the Flyers' awful first period came back to haunt them in a 4-3 overtime loss Thursday to visiting Toronto, the NHL's worst team. The Flyers have two regular-season games left: Saturday afternoon against surging arch-rival Pittsburgh at the Wells Fargo Center and Sunday night in Brooklyn against the Islanders.
April 9, 2016 |
Less than 24 hours after a disheartening showdown defeat in Detroit, the Flyers lost to the NHL's worst team Thursday and damaged their playoff hopes. Toronto 4, Flyers 3. In overtime. Jake Gardiner scored on a power-play blast with 2 minutes, 9 seconds left to give the Maple Leafs the win. The Flyers suffered their third straight loss and their playoff chances took a hit - after the team entered the week in the driver's seat. The Flyers had a second-period goal negated because of incidental contact, ruled because a sliding Claude Giroux brushed into goalie Jonathan Bernier.
April 8, 2016 |
DETROIT - The Flyers' playoff charge was delayed Wednesday in Detroit, and they will have to regroup if they are going to earn an Eastern Conference playoff spot. Red Wings 3, Flyers 0. In the most important game of the season for both teams, the Flyers started somewhat flat, allowed a bizarre first goal and never recovered before a frenzied crowd at Joe Louis Arena. Jimmy Howard made 30 saves to register his first shutout since opening night against Toronto on Oct 9. "Maybe we could have gotten in his face a little more, tried to take his eyes away, but he made a lot of good saves," defenseman Mark Streit said.
April 7, 2016 |
A day after Flyers general manager Ron Hextall announced that defenseman Andrew MacDonald would not play Wednesday in a crucial game in Detroit, there could now be a change of heart. MacDonald, who was slammed into the boards during a 6-2 loss at Pittsburgh on Sunday, participated fully during a brief practice Tuesday at the Skate Zone. Even though MacDonald is still listed as day to day with an upper-body injury, he will make the trip to Detroit. "A decision will be made [Wednesday]
April 6, 2016 |
The Flyers, their playoff drive interrupted by sizzling Pittsburgh on Sunday, will put a one-sided loss behind them as they prepare for their most important game of the season: Wednesday's showdown in Motown. The Flyers will play in Detroit, a team they have beaten in two close decisions this season. They will try to bounce back from Sunday's 6-2 shellacking in Pittsburgh, which was just their fourth regulation loss in their last 19 games. "We've forgotten quick about our losses, and to an extent, our wins," said right winger Wayne Simmonds, whose team's playoff fate will be determined in its final four games.
January 29, 2016 |
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - If you can't be bigger, be faster. If you can't be stronger, be more athletic. Those were the thoughts of the 76ers on Wednesday as they headed to Detroit to face beastly center Andre Drummond without the services of Jahlil Okafor, who was home in Philadelphia recovering from the flu. And that scheme directly fell on the thin shoulders of Nerlens Noel. So Noel ran the floor endlessly and beat the 280-pound Drummond to the rim. He used his quickness to be on the receiving end of the now-expected lob pass from Ish Smith numerous times.
December 11, 2015 |
Spirit Airlines, which now flies from Philadelphia to five cities, will add daily nonstop flights to Detroit and Fort Lauderdale, Fla., starting April 29. The Miramar, Fla.-based carrier, which offers lower base airfares but charges passengers extra for virtually everything including a carry-on bag, announced last month it will begin a nonstop daily flight from Philadelphia to Los Angeles International Airport, beginning April 14. "Our customers...