January 19, 2016 |
The Eagles appeared to value Doug Pederson's connection to Andy Reid when they picked him to be the next head coach, but it does not sound as if Pederson will bring any of Reid's assistants from Kansas City to Philadelphia. That could be a factor at offensive coordinator, where Pederson's background with Brad Childress, the Chiefs' spread game analyst/special projects coach, led to speculation that he could be a possibility. Childress was Pederson's quarterbacks coach in 1999 and is a former Eagles offensive coordinator and Minnesota Vikings head coach.
December 21, 2015 |
There were no words, and no words necessary. A touchdown shown on a television, a high-five between a father and son. In a skilled-nursing facility just outside the city, there is one room with a banner that used to fly over North Broad Street. "One of the giant original Temple 'T' banners," Greg Liacouras said over the phone. "It's right behind the TV set. The whole wall is covered by the Temple 'T.' " His father, former Temple president Peter Liacouras, stays in that room.
December 18, 2015 |
The starting quarterbacks in the Eagles-Cardinals game on Sunday both own a Heisman Trophy, heard their names called as the No. 1 overall pick, and twice needed to recover from a torn anterior cruciate ligament. If Eagles fans are looking for a model for Sam Bradford's career, Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer could be a good place to start. The 13-year veteran has been traded one more time than Bradford, but he has the Cardinals at 11-2 and has been one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL this season.
December 16, 2015
CHICAGO - There have been so many instances to define this horrible 76ers season, such as losing nine games in which they had a fourth-quarter lead and being embarrassed in a 51-point home loss to the San Antonio Spurs. Few may be as eye-opening, or frustrating, as Monday night's second and third quarters against the Chicago Bulls. In the second quarter at the United Center, the Sixers might have put forth their best 12 minutes of the season. They made 16 of 25 shots, with 10 of those baskets coming on assists, and scored 37 points to take a 56-51 halftime advantage.
November 12, 2015 |
Bryan Gabriel must have gotten the drop on his friends a lot in kindergarten. Well before the Neumann-Goretti senior played linebacker, Gabriel was a 4-year-old crawling like a soldier on the floor of his South Philadelphia home. After high school graduation, however, playtime will be over. "As a baby, I knew he was going into the military," said Gabriel's mother, Deneen. "He just loved it, was always curious about it. So when he came to us and said he was going into the Marine Corps, I wasn't shocked at all. " Gabriel, 17, signed into a Marine Corps delayed entry program and will follow a path already traveled by his father, Sgt. Bryan Gabriel (they have different middle names)
November 10, 2015 |
Brenda Nazario was drowning. The 58-year-old mother of three and resident of Puerto Rico's port of Ponce had worked almost two decades as a government social worker but earned less than $800 a month. Her husband, a marina manager, lost half his pay in a public-sector cutback. The couple declared bankruptcy last year. So nine months ago, Nazario moved to Philadelphia for a job with Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha, the 45-year-old multiservice center on North Ninth Street.
October 28, 2015 |
WE TEND to mock those who are famous for being famous without stopping to wonder how they got that way. As of 2009-10, Amber Rose, South Philly-born and raised, was a Ford model making red-carpet appearances alongside then-boyfriend Kanye West when people started to approach her on the street requesting autographs and pictures. Then Rose, a former exotic dancer at Delilah's, started talking. Philly woman that she is, she isn't quiet, and people - 3.15 million Twitter followers, 8.2 million Instagram followers - hang on to her every word.
October 28, 2015 |
We tend to mock those who are famous for being famous without stopping to wonder how they got that way. As of 2009-10, Amber Rose, South Philly-born and -raised, was a Ford model making red-carpet appearances alongside then-boyfriend Kanye West when people started to approach her on the street, requesting autographs and pictures. Then Rose, a former exotic dancer at Delilah's, started talking. Philly woman that she is (not quiet), people - 3.15 million Twitter followers, 8.2 million Instagram followers - hang on her every word - and selfie, of which there are many.
October 28, 2015 |
The judge presiding over the criminal case against an aide to state Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane said at a hearing Tuesday that he and his wife had been followed and that his house had been under surveillance. Montgomery County Court Judge William R. Carpenter made the disclosure before denying a motion to dismiss a contempt-of-court charge against Patrick Reese, who was the head of Kane's security detail and her sometime driver. Carpenter also denied a motion to recuse himself.