July 11, 2013 |
After being snubbed for about three decades, Fred Shero, who directed the Flyers to Stanley Cup titles in 1974 and 1975, was elected into hockey's Hall of Fame on Tuesday. "Long overdue," said Flyers scouting consultant Bill Barber, a former Philadelphia winger who is also a Hall of Famer. The induction ceremony will be Nov. 11 in Toronto. Right winger Brendan Shanahan and defensemen Chris Chelios and Scott Niedermayer were also selected, along with Canadian women's national team defenseman Geraldine Heaney.
July 10, 2013 |
WILL THIS be the year? The Hockey Hall of Fame's 18-member selection committee will meet today in Toronto to determine 2013's class, leaving many to wonder whether former Flyer Eric Lindros will be among the group. Lindros, 40, was in the Philadelphia area yesterday for the Flyers' annual alumni golf outing, where he was reunited with "Legion of Doom" linemates John LeClair and Mikael Renberg for the first time since 2000. Two defensemen eligible for the first time, Chris Chelios and Scott Niedermayer, are likely locks to be elected.
July 4, 2013
By Timothy Hallinan Soho Crime. 336 pp. $25 Reviewed by Bruce Desilva Junior Bender is a professional burglar, and he's very good at it. He's been breaking into houses and making off with valuables for a long time and has never been arrested. Along the way, though, he's also picked up a sideline, moonlighting as a private eye of sorts, whose clients are all fellow criminals; and in this line of work he's a magnet for trouble. In The Fame Thief , Timothy Hallinan's third novel in this series, Bender is scooped up by a couple of thugs and driven to the estate of Irwin Dressler, a 93-year-old mobster who's had a piece of just about everything that's happened in Hollywood for as long as anyone can remember.
June 26, 2013 |
JERSEY CITY, N.J. - An award-winning pop singer and a former president who may be best known as the namesake of a rest stop on the New Jersey Turnpike headline the state's Hall of Fame Class of 2013. Apollo 11 astronaut and inductee Buzz Aldrin was on hand when the 16-member class was announced Monday at a news conference at Liberty State Park. The new members will be formally inducted during an Oct. 21 ceremony at the Izod Center in East Rutherford. The new hall members are the singers Whitney Houston, Dionne Warwick and Celia Cruz; the actors Alan Alda and Joe Piscopo; Super Bowl-winning New York Giants coach Bill Parcells; President Grover Cleveland; the Revolutionary War activist Thomas Paine; filmmaking pioneer Alice Guy Blache; the sculptor J. Seward Johnson Jr.; former Gov. Thomas H. Kean; makeup tycoon Bobbi Brown; inventor and radio and TV pioneer David Sarnoff; philanthropist Ray Chambers; track Olympian Joetta Clark Diggs; and world heavyweight boxing champion Jersey Joe Walcott.
June 17, 2013 |
The three quarry holes at Merion Golf Club showed their bite all week during the U.S. Open, but nothing stood out on the weekend like the monstrous 18th hole. Playing at 511 yards in Sunday's final round, No. 18 did not yield a birdie after Phil Mickelson's putt in the twilight on Friday evening. Only 31 of the 73 players parred the hole on Sunday, and it was Justin Rose's par that gave him a needed cushion as he went into the clubhouse to watch Phil Mickelson finish. Needing birdie to tie Rose and force a playoff, Mickelson drove into the rough, came up about 30 yards short with his second shot, and saw his pitch miss the cup by about four inches as it sped to the back of the green.
June 9, 2013
Chattanooga coach Jim Foster said he appreciated how Saturday's induction ceremonies in Knoxville, Tenn., for the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame brought together players and coaches from each of the schools where he had worked. "In no way did I ever think I'd have the opportunity to bring a lot of people from those circles together at one time where they can sort of meld together and spend time together," the former St. Joseph's coach said. "That opportunity's tonight. I couldn't be happier to be in Tennessee.
June 8, 2013 |
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Texas A&M coach Gary Blair and Chattanooga coach Jim Foster already have plenty in common. Both have military backgrounds, Blair in the Marines and Foster in the Army. Both have won at three different schools. Each began his head coaching career outside the six major conferences. Now they're about to share one more bond. Both are entering the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame on Saturday as part of an induction class that also includes former Mississippi player Peggie Gillom-Granderson, former Connecticut guard Jennifer Rizzotti, former Texas player Annette Smith-Knight and former Rutgers star Sue Wicks.
May 29, 2013 |
LOS ANGELES - Renowned orthopedic surgeon Lewis Yocum, 65, who extended the careers of many big-leaguers by repairing injuries that once would have ended their playing days, has died. Dr. Yocum had been the team orthopedist of the Los Angeles Angels for 36 years. Team spokesman Tim Mead said Tuesday that Dr. Yocum died Saturday in Manhattan Beach, Calif. A protege of Frank Jobe, who pioneered the elbow ligament replacement surgery popularly known as Tommy John surgery in 1974, Dr. Yocum worked on the Nationals' Stephen Strasburg and Jordan Zimmerman, the Twins' Francisco Liriano, the Mets Billy Wagner, and the Rangers' C.J. Wilson, among others.
May 29, 2013 |
FREE-SPIRITED romantic that she was, Julia Papazian Law had big plans to recreate a magical scene from her favorite movie, "Moonstruck. " Law was excited about attending a performance next January of Puccini's "La Boheme," the opera featured in a memorable scene in the film, at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York. She especially wanted to see it with her new love, her boss, high-profile defense lawyer A. Charles Peruto Jr. "She wanted to recreate the scene. We were going to dress up, have champagne.
May 9, 2013 |
WHEN WAYNE Hardin was a sophomore halfback/quarterback at Pacific in 1946 he played for Amos Alonzo Stagg, who went into the College Football Hall of Fame as both a player and coach in the charter class of 1951. Now, the man who became the winningest football coach in Temple history will soon join him. "How many people ever get to say that?" the 86-years-young Hardin asked yesterday from Florida, where he spends his time with his wife Jane when they're not at home in Oreland.