July 16, 2012 |
One day is what Miles Chamley-Watson keeps telling himself. To become an Olympic champion, the Philadelphia resident only needs to be the best for one tournament on July 31. For 8 hours, from 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., the men's individual foil competition will take place at the 2012 London Olympics. Win six matches, from a round of 64 to the gold-medal match and Chamley-Watson will have one of the greatest homecomings in Olympic history. "I honestly think I can win the gold medal," said Chamley-Watson, who moved from London to New York when he was 9 and New York to Philadelphia when he was 12. "Last year, I finished ranked No. 2 in the world.
February 13, 2010
2-6 p.m.: Men's speedskating, 5,000 gold medal final (live); ski jumping, individual K-90 gold medal final; women's biathlon, 7.5km sprint gold medal final. 8-11:30 p.m.: Men's short track, 1,500 competition, semifinals and gold medal final (live); women's freestyle skiing, moguls competition and gold medal final (live); men's alpine skiing, downhill gold medal final. Midnight-1 a.m.: Men's luge, singles competition; women's short track, 3,000 relay semifinals and 500 competition; Medals Plaza, award ceremonies.
July 23, 2015 |
Jordan Burroughs is nose deep in his four-year preparation for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. On Saturday, the wrestler from Sicklerville, N.J., won the gold medal at the Pan Am Games and will train for more than a month in Nebraska before the world championships in Las Vegas start Sept. 7. There's always another match, and the preparation rarely stops. Nineteen days ago, he did take a break from the mat for a trip to Philadelphia, where he started making appearances at 7 a.m. When he finally sat down for breakfast with two representatives from Liberty Mutual on South Broad Street at 9:30, Burroughs looked down at a blue felt case with "London 2012 Summer Olympics" engraved on it. Inside the case is what pulled him from TV appearance to TV appearance on that day. It's what has turned his life into an unending series of calculated steps.
August 9, 2012
Basketball WOMEN'S SEMIFINALS Australia vs. U.S., Noon (NBC-SN; NBC-BASK) Russia vs. France, 4 p.m. (MSNBC; NBC-BASK) Beach Volleyball MEN BRONZE MEDAL: Latvia vs. Netherlands, 2 p.m (MSNBC) GOLD MEDAL: Brazil vs. Germany, 4 p.m. (NBC10) Boxing Women's Flyweight (51kg); Women's Lightweight (60kg) and Women's Middleweight (75kg) final, 11:30 a.m. Canoe (Sprint) Men's Canoe Double 1000 final; Men's Kayak Four 1000 final; Women's Kayak Single 500 final; Women's Kayak Double 500 final, 4:30 a.m. (NBC10, 10:45 a.m,.)
June 9, 2015 |
NEW YORK - During a much earlier part of her career, U.S. women's national team forward Abby Wambach never would have considered watching the game from the sideline. In those days Wambach would impose her will on many overmatched defenses for the entire 90 minutes. But as she enters the twilight of a record-setting career, Wambach is not willing to concede much except that maybe she doesn't always have to be on the field for every minute. The United States opens the World Cup Monday against Australia in Winnipeg.
October 10, 2014
THE GREAT American Beer Festival awards are such a tease. Like brazen tarts, the judges tempt us time and again with medals for seductive, mouthwatering brands that just beg you to take a drink. But we can only look, never taste. These award-winners are one-offs. Brewpub seasonals. Special blends. They come and go, peeking out at you like a Maxim magazine nip-slip. Beers like Two Brothers Sour Beer #2 , from Illinois, named the best wood-aged beer in America. I'm sure it's a fine beer; it outpolled more than 100 other entries in the category.
February 22, 2014 |
SOCHI - The game was so captivating, the play so intense, the result so dramatic and emotionally charged that the ho-hum aspect of yet another Canada-United States Olympic women's hockey final was, on this night anyway, transcended. Less than four minutes from their first gold medal in 16 years, the U.S. women blew a 2-0 lead in regulation, then fell in overtime, 3-2, to the team that now has won the last four Olympic gold medals. "It's the worst feeling in the world," U.S. forward Kelli Stack said.
July 12, 2012 |
U.S. women's soccer team captain and New Jersey native Christie Rampone is hoping to add another gold medal to her collection in her fourth Olympics this summer. The 37-year-old Rampone, a defensive anchor for America's powerhouse soccer team, is also the veteran of the nineteen New Jersey men and women who will represent the United States in the London Olympics. Rampone is the first U.S. player to be named to four Olympic teams. She needs to play in one more game to set an American record for Olympic appearances.
March 28, 2013 |
George Washington got one. So did Andrew Jackson, the Wright Brothers, Charles Lindbergh, Thomas Edison, Winston Churchill, and Neil Armstrong. But 161 years would pass before the Congress of the United States awarded its Gold Medal to a woman. Now, says U.S. Rep. Jon Runyan (R., N.J.), it's time for Congress to posthumously accord its highest civilian honor to Alice Paul - the unyielding civil rights advocate from Mount Laurel credited with passage of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote.
April 13, 2014 |
Throughout her high school career, Liz McGroarty always ran in the postseason track meets in a team of four, with a garnet-colored baton clutched firmly in her hand. That is, until February. The Garnet Valley senior experienced big-meet success in her sophomore and junior seasons as part of the Jaguars' 4x800-meter relay, taking fourth in the state championships at Shippensburg as a sophomore and third place last year as part of a relay that also featured junior Skyler Berardi and 2013 graduates Alyssa Rudawski and Katie Keyser.