February 24, 2014 |
Rodney Hood scored 13 points and drew the game-changing charging call that helped No. 5 Duke beat top-ranked Syracuse, 66-60, Saturday night in Durham, N.C. Jabari Parker had 19 points and 10 boards for the Blue Devils (22-6, 11-4 ACC). Jerami Grant scored 17 for the Orange (25-2, 12-2), who have lost two straight. Syracuse had the ball, down by 60-58, in the final seconds when C.J. Fair drove past Tyler Thornton along the baseline for an apparent tying layup. But official Tony Greene whistled Fair for charging - and when Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim shot onto the court to argue, Greene slapped him with two technical fouls and handed the Hall of Fame coach the first regular-season ejection of his career.
February 12, 2014 |
Remi Dibo scored a career-high 20 points to lead host West Virginia to a 102-77 victory over No. 11 Iowa State on Monday night in the Cyclones' most lopsided loss of the season. Juwan Staten added 19 points for the Mountaineers (15-10, 7-5 Big 12). The Cyclones (18-5, 6-5) trailed by as many as 32. Cabrini 103, Cairn 96 - In Langhorne, the Cavaliers' high-powered offense was on display in a shootout with the Highlanders (2-20 2-13 Colonial States). Junior Vinny Walls (Camden)
February 3, 2014 |
Jerami Grant scored eight points in overtime to finish with a career-high 24, and Jim Boeheim's No. 2 Syracuse stayed unbeaten, topping Mike Krzyzewski's No. 17 Duke, 91-89, on Saturday in Syracuse, N.Y., in a matchup of the two winningest coaches in Division I history. C.J. Fair scored a career-best 28 as Syracuse (21-0, 8-0 Atlantic Coast) set a school record for consecutive wins to start a season. Playing in front of a charged-up crowd of 35,446, the largest ever at the Carrier Dome, Syracuse remained one of three undefeated teams in the nation, along with No. 1 Arizona and No. 4 Wichita State.
January 17, 2014 |
WHEN TIM Legler heard about Saturday's La Salle-Temple ESPN broadcast from the Palestra, he knew he wanted to be part of it. The ESPN NBA analyst, a 1988 La Salle graduate who got his master's at Penn's Wharton School, made a few phone calls and, just like that, he was on board as the color man with John Saunders for the telecast, which will immediately follow "College GameDay" from the Palestra. "It's going to be awesome," Legler said. "The tie-in on both sides, obviously being very close to La Salle to John [Giannini]
November 12, 2013 |
Amile Jefferson understands one key to any success as a Duke basketball player. "Eating almost became like a job," the Friends' Central graduate said in a recent phone interview. Jefferson will never be mistaken for a brawny type, but Blue Devils coach Mike Krzyzewski believes the 6-foot-9 sophomore is an important part of the puzzle. New stars Jabari Parker and Rodney Hood will get the headlines and the highest expectations on a team ranked fourth nationally in the preseason Associated Poll.
September 19, 2013 |
Ever since she stepped on the field as a freshman, Sarah Furey has made a major impact on the the Bishop Eustace field hockey team - both as a player and a leader. "Some people are leaders and they speak as leaders, and some lead by their actions," Eustace coach Danielle Senior said. "Sarah is the kind of leader who speaks with her actions. " Furey, one of the most dominant players in South Jersey, has led the Crusaders to two Group 2 state titles in the last three seasons, and just last year was named first-team all-South Jersey and third-team all-state.
July 3, 2013 |
THE DEATH OF A HORSE Saturday night at Cowtown Rodeo in South Jersey has prompted allegations of animal cruelty. The rodeo's veterinarian, Dr. Robert Stevens, ruled that the 9-year-old horse, Duke, died of a ruptured aneurysm. "The horse's pale gums and the way it went down is consistent with an aneurysm," said Stevens, adding that he has seen six similar aneurysms in his career. "The horse was in great shape," Stevens said. "It's something that would've happened if it was out in the field or in the show.
June 24, 2013
Journeyman Ken Duke made a 21/2-foot birdie putt on the second playoff hole Sunday to beat Chris Stroud in the Travelers Championship at the TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Conn., for his first PGA Tour win in 187 starts. Canadian Graham DeLaet finished a stroke back in third place. Bubba Watson , who started strongly, finished fourth with 271. World No. 1 Inbee Park sank a four-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole against So Yeon Ryu , capping her final-round rally and winning the LPGA NW Arkansas Championship at Pinnacle Country Club in Rogers, Ark. Amateur Lydia Ko , I.K. Kim , and local favorite and world No. 2 Stacy Lewis , who played at the nearby University of Arkansas, finished 2 shots back.
June 24, 2013 |
J OURNEYMAN KEN DUKE made a 2 1/2-foot birdie putt on the second playoff hole yesterday to beat Chris Stroud at the Travelers Championship in Cromwell, Conn., and earn his first PGA Tour victory. Stroud had chipped in from 51 feet on the 18th hole to force the playoff. But the 44-year-old Duke made the better approach shot on the second extra hole, bouncing his ball in front of the flag and rolling it close. "I've knocked on the door a lot and here we are," said Duke, who turned pro in 1994.
May 29, 2013 |
THEY MADE a deal among themselves. The sacrifice would be great. No tweeting. No texting. No cell phones. No sneaking out to see girlfriends. No family dinners. The local players on the Duke lacrosse team were going to treat this Memorial Day weekend like monks in a monastery. The reward was pretty gratifying. After some early tension and a five-goal hole, Duke battled back to win its second NCAA men's lacrosse national championship with a sterling, 16-10 victory over perennial powerhouse Syracuse in front of 28,224 at Lincoln Financial Field.