September 10, 2015 |
Senior forward Evan Gibbs scored twice Tuesday in Conestoga's 2-1 overtime win over visiting West Chester Henderson. Five minutes into the extra session of the nonleague boys' soccer game, Rodrigo Martinez drew the Henderson goalie off his line and played a back-heel pass to a cutting Gibbs, who knocked it in the open net for the win. In other nonleague play, Felix Serlin scored the game-winner in Harriton's 1-0 victory over visiting West Chester...
April 10, 2015 |
WHEN KYLE BUSCH suffered a broken leg and foot in the XFINITY Series race at Daytona last month, Joe Gibbs Racing needed an experienced driver to fill in for Busch. Enter David Ragan, super sub. Ragan, 29, won only one Sprint Cup race driving for Roush Fenway Racing from 2006 to 2011, the summer race at Daytona in 2011. His other victory was at Talladega 2 years ago driving for Front Row Motorsports. Ragan is on loan to JGR from Front Row, a modestly funded two-car Ford team. "This as an opportunity to help a team in need," Ragan said yesterday from Richmond, Va., where his No. 18 Toyota team was testing.
February 19, 2015 |
The punishment was swift Tuesday for Seton Hall's Sterling Gibbs, who was suspended two games for his blow to the forehead of Villanova's Ryan Arcidiacono in a scramble for a loose ball in Monday night's game at the Pavilion. Seton Hall coach Kevin Willard announced the penalty for Gibbs and Big East commissioner Val Ackerman concurred. The Pirates leader in scoring, assists, and three-point shooting, Gibbs will miss Saturday's game at St. John's and a home game against Creighton on Feb. 28. "Sterling demonstrated poor sportsmanship [Monday]
January 22, 2015 |
Merle Forbes Gibbs, 82, formerly of Malvern, the mother-in-law of Lou Scheinfeld, former vice president of development at Comcast-Spectacor, died Wednesday, Jan. 14, of pulmonary fibrosis at her home on Hutchinson Island, Fla. Scheinfeld is credited with naming the Spectrum and with introducing Kate Smith's "God Bless America" as a Flyers pregame anthem. He now works on special projects. Mrs. Gibbs was born in Winfield, Mo. She was married for 45 years to Raymond E. Forbes, and to her second husband, Alfred S. Gibbs, of Allentown, for five years.
November 16, 2014 |
Michael Grant, who has become a Center City fixture as "Philly Jesus" with his long hair, beard, robes, and staff, was arrested Friday in his LOVE Park stomping grounds, shortly after taking a few laps around the new Dilworth Park skating rink. He has been charged with disorderly conduct and failure to disperse. "Those are charges that, in my experience, the government uses when you don't do whatever the government wants you to do, or that the police officer wants you to do," said Charles M. Gibbs, the lawyer Grant retained Saturday morning to represent him. Gibbs asked Grant to refer media inquiries to him. "He's a very decent young man who is simply exercising his First Amendment right of speech," Gibbs said Saturday.
May 22, 2014 |
'The City of Brotherly Love!" Barry Gibb announced Monday night at the Wells Fargo Center: "I know all about that!" The "Mythology Tour" is his first since the 2012 death of brother Robin. Barry, the oldest, is now the sole surviving Bee Gee. It's apparently easy to make fun of the Notorious BG - many people do. But jokes at the expense of his once-elegant coiffure, satin tour jacket, and flaring temper obscure a point so obvious it is rarely made: Gibb is the greatest songwriter of the modern pop era, adept in almost any genre, among its ablest chroniclers of the extremes of romance.
May 16, 2014 |
For all his accomplishments, there are things Barry Gibb has never done. As one-third of the Bee Gees, Gibb wrote, alone or with brothers Maurice and Robin, British psychedelia, pop, theatrical ballads, blue-eyed soul, disco smashes, and Euro-house. He wrote hits for brother Andy Gibb, Dionne Warwick, Barbra Streisand, and "Islands in the Stream" for Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton. Despite mega-success and tenure in the music biz, Gibb, 67, has had shockingly little opportunity to express himself apart from the Bee Gees: one solo album, Now Voyager , and two albums that he wrote for Streisand, Guilty and Guilty Pleasures . He recorded a baroque-pop effort, 1970's The Kid's No Good , that was shelved, with another unreleased solo, Moonlight Madness , and morphed into a soundtrack for the film Hawks . He has performed solo only infrequently.
March 24, 2013 |
As his Creighton teammates bounced all around him and interviewers gathered up the statistical stars of Friday's second-round, 67-63 slugfest over Cincinnati, Grant Gibbs walked off the court the way a middle-aged man walks from his bed in the morning, each step made as if stepping into a hot bath, body bent over just slightly. There would be no television interview for him. No podium appearance, either. The box score wasn't particularly kind - noting only five points and four rebounds for the 6-5 senior, and one more turnover than assist.
November 24, 2012 |
I had my little Thanksgiving-dinner witticism all ready. When it was my turn to offer a reason for being thankful, I was going to say, "I'm grateful the election is over and TV can finally get back to normal. " Never got to use it - because, as you may have noticed, news coverage this week, both local and national, went all DEFCON 4 again. The fixation this time was Black Friday. And the amount of airtime devoted to this consumer ritual was unprecedented. We're used to stock footage of people camped out days before the event, frantic hordes swarming the stores, stripping the shelves bare as they go. But this year it seemed as if TV stations were involved in some profit-sharing scheme with the big box stores.
September 6, 2012 |
JEFF GORDON'S No. 24 Chevrolet will seem like a car carrying a stash of live grenades Saturday night at Richmond International Raceway. Hardly anyone will want to collide with the well-respected Gordon and spoil his chances of qualifying as a Chaser. Gordon is one of several racers seeking the second Chase wild card. Entering the final event before the Chase, the current wild-card drivers are Kasey Kahne (11th in points, two wins) and Kyle Busch (12th, one win). Gordon (one W) is 13th in the standings, 35 behind 10th place.