May 29, 2015
A GLAM HAIR-METAL band. The original "Annie. " The guys who lit a disco inferno. A literal giant in the music industry. These are among the seven new inductees whose names soon will be installed into the sidewalk along the Philadelphia Music Walk of Fame along the Avenue of the Arts on South Broad Street. You've been waiting with bated breath, and now here they are: * We got a sneak peek with the announcement of Billie Holiday last month. She would've turned 100 years old April 7. Holiday is considered one of the best and most influential jazz singers of all time.
May 21, 2015 |
The South Jersey high school senior whose repeated attempts to take a "selfie" Monday with President Obama in Camden captured the Internet's attention has a very simple explanation for her persistence. "I had to try to get a good one for Instagram," 18-year-old Julia Cappelli said Tuesday. How else to let friends know you'd met the leader of the free world? "I knew no one would believe me, so I was, like, 'I have to get a selfie, I need proof of this,' " she said, as video and GIFs of her attempts to grab the perfect photo bounced around the Internet.
April 26, 2015 |
When Bob Mannino began his career as a high school soccer coach, enjoying a Hall of Fame career was the furthest thing from his mind. Like many of the coaches who took over in the late 1970s, Mannino didn't have a background in the sport, but he became a sponge when it came to absorbing soccer knowledge. He attended clinics and conventions, always picking the brains of fellow coaches. And as his career was winding down, it was Mannino who became the person that others went to for advice.
March 25, 2015 |
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Ryne Sandberg spent six seasons as a minor-league manager in destinations like Kodak, Tenn., and Des Moines, Iowa. The Hall of Fame player started his coaching career on baseball's ground floor. He worked his way through the minors - like a prospect does on his way to the big leagues - before taking the Phillies' reins during the 2013 season. Paul Molitor, also a Hall of Famer, followed a similar route before being named manager of his hometown Minnesota Twins last fall.
March 10, 2015 |
MARK "FROG" Carfagno won't take no for an answer. The former Phillies groundskeeper continues to champion the effort to get Dick Allen, who turned 73 yesterday, elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. In December Carfagno and Allen supporters were dealt a blow when the ex-Phillies slugger came up one vote shy on the HOF's Golden Era Committee ballot. Carfagno has started a website petition - just Google "Dickallenbelongs" - in the hopes of getting his longtime friend in the Hall on the next go-round.
March 6, 2015
THE EAGLES yesterday announced they have released linebacker Trent Cole, as expected. A fifth-round draft choice of the Eagles in 2005 out of Cincinnati, the 32-year-old Cole ranks second in Eagles history with 85 1/2 sacks in 10 seasons, trailing only Hall of Fame defensive end Reggie White. A two-time Pro Bowl selection (2007, '09) and an All-Pro honoree in 2009, Cole appeared in 155 games (145 starts) in a Philadelphia uniform, totaling 795 tackles and 20 multi-sack games. "We spoke with Trent and his agent and expressed a desire to have him back," said Eagles coach Chip Kelly.
February 28, 2015 |
Pat Burrell, the longest tenured player on the 2008 World Series team, will be inducted into the Phillies Wall of Fame on July 31. Burrell, 38, played nine seasons for the Phillies after the team selected him No. 1 in the 1998 draft. The leftfielder's 251 home runs are fourth in team history. Burrell's seventh-inning double of Game 5 of the 2008 World Series set up the series' winning run. He led the championship parade down Broad Street in a carriage drawn by Clydesdale horses. Burrell's selection was determined by fan voting on the Phillies website.
February 28, 2015 |
Temple Senior Associate AD/Communications Larry Dougherty was reflective after receiving the news that he was named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (COSIDA) Hall of Fame. Dougherty will be inducted on June 15 in Orlando. Upon hearing the news on Wednesday, Dougherty spoke about the influence his late father Andy has had on his career and life. The senior Dougherty was a highly respected Sports Information Director at St. Joseph's and is a member of the St. Joseph's and Big Five Hall of Fames.
February 27, 2015 |
TEMPLE'S Larry Dougherty is among the six-person class that will be inducted into the College Sports Information Directors of America Hall of Fame on June 15 during the organization's 58th national convention in Orlando, Fla. A past CoSIDA president (2010-11), Dougherty is in his 12th year on North Broad, where he is the senior associate athletic director for communications. Before that he spent 15 years at his alma mater, Saint Joseph's, where his father, Andy, was the SID from 1972-81.
February 13, 2015 |
ANTHONY RILEY , a Philly street singer who made national news in 2007 after he was arrested for disorderly conduct for singing Sam Cooke songs in Rittenhouse Square, is going for television glory. Riley auditioned for the eighth season of NBC's "The Voice," which premieres Feb. 23. Riley at least made it to the blind-auditions phase (that's where the judges turn their chairs for the contestants they like). NBC allows contestants who have made it to this televised round to advertise that they auditioned for the show.