May 22, 2015 |
IT'S EASY TO say that Donovan McNabb is right. That Syracuse, his alma mater, has no business unretiring the No. 44, worn by Jim Brown, Ernie Davis and Floyd Little. But it's a bit more complicated than it seems. The school retired the number in November of 2005. Even hung an banner emblazoned with it hanging in the Carrier Dome. Back then, the athletic director was Dr. Daryl Gross who said, "If there was ever a number that needed to be retired it is 44. " Fast-forward to 2013 when Little - then a special assistant to Gross - brought up the idea of bringing the number back saying, "I don't agree that it belongs in the rafters.
May 3, 2015 |
Offensive tackle Donovan Smith became the first Penn State player to be selected in the 2015 NFL draft Friday night when he was made the second-round pick (No. 34 overall) of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The 6-foot-51/2, 338-pound Smith left the Nittany Lions with one year of eligibility remaining and rose steadily up the rankings after the NFL combine to become the highest-drafted Lion since Jared Odrick went No. 28 to Miami in 2010. "Unbelievable moment!!" Smith said on Twitter. "Still can't believe it. " Later, Smith told NFL Network that visiting the Tampa Bay headquarters "was definitely one of the best visits I had. Just being around the facility, I felt right at home, so it's just a blessing.
August 29, 2014 |
* RAY DONOVAN. 9 p.m. Sunday, Showtime. DO NOT EVEN think about talking trash about Abby Donovan. Because "Ray Donovan" star Paula Malcomson has her character's back. The actress' real accent owes more to her native Northern Ireland than to Abby's South Boston, but the "Deadwood" veteran is as fearless in her own way as Abby, who in the second season of the Showtime drama has been challenging her Hollywood fixer husband Ray (Liev Schreiber) inside their bedroom and out. If you're behind on the season, whose eighth episode, "Sunny," premieres Sunday, please put this aside until later.
July 18, 2014 |
"I MAY be an actress in Hollywood, but I'm the first lady of the 7th District of Pennsylvania. The only thing that would be better would be the governor's wife. Then I'd have a helicopter," said Sheryl Lee Ralph , her priorities clearly straight, about her marriage to state Sen. Vincent Hughes . Ralph called me while she was in town recently to catch up on her projects, including the second season of Showtime's "Ray Donovan," where she plays the ex-paramour of patriarch Mickey Donovan, played by Jon Voight , who was recently nominated for an Emmy for his performance.
May 28, 2014 |
THE PREDOMINANT story line of the Union's weeklong get-away trip to Los Angeles changed Thursday to center more on the opponent. Landon Donovan, shockingly left off the United States' 23-man roster for the World Cup, would play his first game postsnub against Philadelphia's struggling Major League Soccer club. It played out late Sunday in a manner similar to how one might have expected. Donovan scored two goals, the 135th and 136th of his 14-year MLS career, making him the league's all-time leading scorer, and led the LA Galaxy over the Union, 4-1, at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif.
May 25, 2014 |
JURGEN KLINSMANN was not hired as manager of the U.S. senior men's soccer team to necessarily adhere to the status quo. Shaking things up was almost a mandate for the German-born coach, who won a World Cup as a player and managed Germany to a third-place finish in another. So while, Klinsmann made the shocking move to leave the U.S. all-time leading scorer and most recognizable name off the team that will travel to Brazil next month for the 2014 World Cup, it was not unpredictable.
May 23, 2014 |
UNION MIDFIELDER Maurice Edu, a member of the U.S. men's national soccer team that played in South Africa in 2010, was left off the final 23-man roster for this year's FIFA World Cup in Brazil. U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann announced the roster yesterday, the absence of Landon Donovan coming as the biggest surprise. Donovan, 32, is the all-time leading goal scorer in the history of the U.S. national team. Edu, one of 30 players who had been in World Cup training camp in Palo Alto, Calif., will rejoin the Union and be available to play in Sunday night's road match against the LA Galaxy, according to the club.
March 25, 2014 |
ROME - He's Philly's man in the Vatican, and he has close ties to all five counties of the Philadelphia region. The Rev. Bill Donovan, the fifth of eight children, grew up in Havertown's St. Denis Parish in Delaware County and went to Archbishop Carroll High School in Chester County. He taught at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, Montgomery County, and at Archbishop Wood High School in Warminster, Bucks County. He now works for an employee of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. In January, Donovan became Archbishop Charles Chaput's liaison to the Pontifical Council for the Family, which is planning the enormous World Meeting of Families that could bring Pope Francis to Philadelphia in September 2015.
August 16, 2013 |
DONOVAN McNABB just doesn't get it. No matter the subject, he doesn't seem to grasp the situation. On his NBC Sports radio show on Tuesday, McNabb said that quarterback Robert Griffin III was being "brainwashed" by the Redskins. Griffin, the 'Skins' second-year franchise QB, is recovering from a torn ACL and is itching to get back on the field. But the Redskins are trying to be the voice of reason, telling RGIII, "Whoa, big fella, let's not rush things. " It seems McNabb wants to counsel the young man. But it seems the young man does not want to be counseled by McNabb.
July 31, 2013 |
DONOVAN McNabb doesn't have a Hall of Fame vote, but if he did, he said yesterday he would have no reservations about penciling his own name on the ballot when he becomes eligible in 2017. "When I played this game, I didn't play to make the Hall of Fame," the former Eagles quarterback said after he officially retired as an Eagle and the team announced it would be retiring his number on Sept. 19. "I didn't play to receive individual accolades. I played to win. If that [making the Hall of Fame]