December 2, 2015 |
VILLANOVA is rolling right along - unbeaten again, playing great defense again, crushing every team it plays again. Saint Joseph's is clearly better than last season, but are the Hawks good enough to hang with the Wildcats or possibly upset them Tuesday night at Hagan Arena? Last season's game was non-competitive, a 74-46 'Nova win. That margin was not a fluke. Two years ago, it was Villanova, 98-68. That margin was a fluke. In the second half that night at Hagan, the Wildcats shot 11-for-14 from three while the Hawks, a team that would close 20-5 on its way to an Atlantic 10 championship, were 0-for-9.
August 29, 2013 |
MAYBE the whole season was a hoax. Maybe those razor-thin margins of victory in Notre Dame's run to 12-0 were too close to validate the school's apparent resurgence. Maybe beating an undermanned USC team was more serendipitous than indicative. Perhaps some blessed combination of good health and good luck and good execution led the Irish back to the higher atmosphere of college football . . . or, perhaps, they were just good. This weekend, when Temple visits for the teams' opener, No. 14 Notre Dame will begin its quest to prove that 2012 was no fluke; that fourth-year coach Brian Kelly, who spurned the Eagles' pursuit, can, in fact, build champions, as he did at Division II Grand Valley State, MAC power Central Michigan and Big East standout Cincinnati.
February 8, 2013 |
Different tastes in movies? Good couples learn to disagree. Can't stand each other's music? That's what headphones are for. But if you two can't come together around common flavors at the dinner table - especially for a special meal - there's gonna be trouble in Romanceville. The pressure of Valentine's Day doesn't help, and I normally shy away from crowded restaurants in favor of something more intimate at home. But lately, a rising trend in "dishes for two" at local eateries has caught my eye as potential relationship-building material, not just on Feb. 14 but at any time of year.
September 2, 2012 |
ATLANTIC CITY - Hours after a judge ordered the Golden Nugget to let gamblers cash in nearly $1 million worth of chips they won in a disputed card game, the Texas billionaire who owns the casino overruled his lawyers Friday and agreed to pay up. The judge's decision had drawn an angry reaction from casino officials, who called it "an ambush" and vowed to file an appeal first thing Tuesday morning. But Tilman Fertitta, who owns the Golden Nugget, said in a statement he had decided to pay up. "Without question, the mini-baccarat game that took place on April 30, 2012, allowed $10 bettors to realize a gambler's dream and enabled them to beat the house out of $1.5 million," he said.
June 21, 2012
4 medium Yukon Gold potatoes, sliced 1/4 inch thick 1 bulb fresh fennel, sliced 1/4 inch thick. 4 five-ounce fillets of fluke or other flatfish 4 18-by-18-inch parchment paper squares 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 4 red or yellow summer tomatoes, sliced 1/2 inch thick 20 leaves fresh basil 3 sprigs fresh oregano, leaves picked 3 sprigs fresh thyme, leaves picked 2 garlic cloves, sliced very thin...
March 5, 2012 |
Conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh issued a second apology today - this time on the air - to the Georgetown Law School student he called a "slut" and a "prostitute" on his show last week. But a prominent Philadelphia trial lawyer who's been involved in a number of high-profile defamation cases still thinks the conservative talker is vulnerable to a defamation lawsuit. A number of people have urged the student, Sandra Fluke, to sue Limbaugh, including House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer.
August 15, 2011 |
INDIANAPOLIS - The wind gust that toppled a stage at the Indiana State Fair Saturday night, killing five and injuring dozens of fans waiting for the country band Sugarland to perform, was a "fluke" that no one could have anticipated, the governor and others said yesterday. The wind was far stronger than that in other areas of the fairgrounds, said Dan McCarthy, chief meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Indiana. He estimated the gust at 60 to 70 mph. Gov. Mitch Daniels said that no one could have foreseen such a strong gust focused in one place.
June 6, 2011 |
Adapted from a recent online discussion. Question: Do you have any advice on how two people who really hit it off after a mutual friend's birthday party might see past their own hangups and begin dating each other with open minds? Long story short, we've both got some socially imposed judgments about how easy it was for the other person to jump into bed right away. Answer: Keyboard, face, keyboard, face. How about: "Why don't we go out to see if we actually like each other?"
February 27, 2011 |
As some aging men take trophy wives in order to feel young, Hollywood embraces generational change by changing partners - in its case, Oscar hosts. On Sunday night, when James Franco, 32, and Anne Hathaway, 28, take the Kodak Theatre stage at the 83d annual Academy Awards, they will be the youngest emcees since 1976. That year, Goldie Hawn, 30, performed ceremonial duties. Yet when organizers tapped Franco and Hathaway to be the new faces of Oscar, little did they know there would be so many other fresh faces among the 2010 nominees - whose numbers include Franco himself for his role in 127 Hours . "You'd probably have to go back to 1977 to see this infusion of young blood," says Len Klady, veteran entertainment reporter for moviecitynews.
February 12, 2011 |
Ex-White Sox exec guilty of ripping off prospects A former White Sox scouting executive pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Chicago on Friday to one count of mail fraud in connection with a kickback scheme that targeted players from impoverished parts of Latin America hungry to play in the United States. "I understand what I have done," Wilder, who was the team's senior director of player personnel from 2006 until he was fired in May 2008, told the court. Prosecutors last year accused the 50-year-old and two former scouts for the team in Latin America of accepting about $400,000 to secure 23 prospects from 2004 to 2008.