October 30, 2014 |
LIKE MANY OTHERS in the boxing world, the president and founder of Golden Boy Promotions long ago learned not to doubt Bernard Hopkins. "Look," Oscar De La Hoya said yesterday, "I haven't counted Hopkins out since he beat me [in 2004]. Even way before that. "Hopkins is a master at what he does, and psychologically, the question is how is [Sergey] Kovalev going to react to an 'Alien'? He's never fought an athlete like Hopkins. " De La Hoya, a newly minted International Boxing Hall of Famer, spoke at the Joe Hand Boxing Gym in Northern Liberties, where he spent the afternoon in support of Hopkins, his adversary-turned-promoter and business partner.
February 27, 2013
* GOLDEN BOY. 10 p.m. Tuesday, CBS 3. * PARADE'S END. 9 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, HBO. * MAKERS: WOMEN WHO MAKE AMERICA. 8 p.m. Tuesday, WHYY 12. COP SHOWS HAVE LONG paid the bills at CBS, but they haven't always brought the buzz. Which is why shows that push - gently - against the confines of the police procedural, like "Vegas" and "Elementary," continue to show up on the network better known for "NCIS" and "Criminal Minds. " And why "Golden Boy," the network's latest police drama, is being served with a twist you might not expect from CBS. I'd expect it, though, from Greg Berlanti, the producer whose tweak to "Golden Boy" creator Nicholas Wootton's show about an ambitious young detective (Theo James)
February 27, 2013 |
What would it take to become commissioner of the New York Police Department within 10 years of graduating from the police academy? What kind of person could accomplish so much - and all before his 35th birthday? What drive, determination, force of will? And what sacrifices? What ruthlessness? That's the fascinating premise of the new CBS police procedural Golden Boy , which premieres Tuesday at 10 p.m. It's one of two new prime-time cop shows this week - the other is the TNT reality series Boston's Finest , which premieres Wednesday at 9 p.m. Golden Boy is the latest addition to CBS' cop-glutted schedule and, after Blue Bloods , its second about a New York City police commissioner.
September 17, 2012 |
And comes now the bagpiper, with that music so mournful, so achingly familiar, so haunting in its melancholy beauty. Has any lyricist ever penned its equal? But come ye back when summer's in the meadow, Or when the valley's hushed and white with snow, Yes, I'll be here in sunshine or in shadow . . . - Danny Boy Comes now Rory Boy, freckled of face, curly of hair, determined of jaw, purposeful of stride, eyes set on the far horizon at a goal only he can see. He is, as they say, The Next Big Thing, at once precocious and poised.
August 8, 2012 |
SOMEWHERE, Joe Frazier is fighting mad. For the first time in Olympic history, no U.S. boxer will win a medal. No gold, no silver, no bronze. The shutout was ensured after welterweight Erroll Spence lost a 16-11 decision to Russia's Andrey Zamkovoy in Tuesday's quarterfinals. And unlike other American fighters, Spence was given two chances to snag a medal. Last week, his Round-of-16 loss to India's Krishan Vikas was overturned after a review determined there were a number of uncalled holding fouls.
June 25, 2012 |
TV's prodigious son is back. Throw a Hungry Man dinner in the oven and let us feast. After a spectacular sojourn in films (The Social Network, Moneyball), writer Aaron Sorkin returns to the weekly grind with not his most ambitious series (that would be The West Wing), but certainly his most daring. To celebrate the staff of a nightly cable news broadcast — even a fictional one — at a time when the country is so antagonistically polarized (and in an election year, no less)
March 26, 2012 |
HOUSTON - Now that he is a world champion, Danny "Swift" Garcia wants to prove to any remaining skeptics that he's no one-hit wonder . . . and to act like he isn't one, either. Less than a half-hour after the Juniata Park resident easily outpointed Mexican icon Erik "El Terrible" Morales to claim the WBC super-lightweight title, Garcia, 24, was discovering that a newly crowned champ has to get used to being the hunted, not the hunter. At a post-midnight news conference Sunday morning in the Reliant Center, an obviously pleased Garcia mentioned how strange - and nice - it felt to be champ when a member of the audience dared to suggest that his reign could be short and not-so-sweet.
March 26, 2012 |
HOUSTON - Now that he is a world champion, Danny "Swift" Garcia's next order of business is to prove to any remaining skeptics that he's no one-hit wonder . . . and to act like he isn't one, either. Less than a half-hour after he'd easily outpointed Mexican icon Erik "El Terrible" Morales to claim the WBC super-lightweight title, Garcia, 24, was discovering that a newly crowned champ has to get used to being the hunted, not the hunter. At a post-midnight news conference Sunday morning in the Reliant Center, an obviously pleased Garcia was mentioning how strange, and nice, it felt to be the man when a member of the audience dared to suggest that his reign could be short and not-so-sweet.
February 6, 2012
HAPPY birthday to Overbrook's Seth Green, who turns 38 on Wednesday. The prolific actor, known as Scott Evil from "Austin Powers," the voice of Chris Griffin on "Family Guy," and Oz on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," is all grown up. A couple of years ago, he married actress Clare Grant. Although he probably can't hardly wait for his 40s, Green will enjoy the year ahead. The stars guarantee satisfaction and deep meaning. Today, South Philly golden boy Fabian growls 69 and Action News' Rick Williams broadcasts 51. Tomorrow, original Phillie Phanatic Dave Raymond shuffles 56. Chadds Ford's Bill Bergey intercepts 67 on Thursday.
September 4, 2011
Five 4ths of July By Pat Raccio Hughes Viking Juvenile. 278 pp. $16.99 Reviewed by Katie Haegele Philly-area writer Pat Raccio Hughes has breathed new life into an old conflict with her historical novel Five 4ths of July . Set in 1777-81, the story follows Jake Mallery, a nervy young teenager from a Patriot family who live on the coast of Connecticut, where they operate a ferry...