June 13, 2013 |
It may be hush-hush at Merion Golf Club during the early practice rounds of the U.S. Open. But there was a growing buzz - sitting in the stands behind the fairways, shuffling down Golf House Road, standing at concessions where the chattiest of spectators were sipping brews before noon. Ah, the sweet sound of gossip. And it got louder as Thursday, the first day of tournament play, drew near. Some golfer - no one knows who, of course - rented one of the homes along the golf course for more than $40,000!
July 12, 2012 |
Katie Holmes is again in the arms of the Catholic Church she left to join the Scientology of husband Tom Cruise. Now that TomKat are splitting up, Kat has signed up at the Parish of St. Francis Xavier in Manhattan. This tends to corroborate, though not prove, that religion was involved in the split, specifically the faith in which daughter Suri, 6, will be raised. Tom tends to marry Catholics: think of his second wife, Nicole Kidman. He learned about Scientology from his first wife, Mimi Rogers.
May 25, 2012 |
ELTON BRAND strode through the corridors of TD Garden dressed like a stockbroker, as amiable as a preacher. A security guard congratulated Brand on his exceptional effort in a losing cause. "Thanks," said Brand. "See you Saturday. " It was Monday. The Sixers had just lost Game 5. Brand was, in effect, assuring a Sixers win in Game 6 on Wednesday night. A return to Boston for a Game 7. Which meant that he would be a Sixer for one more game. Maybe more.
March 23, 2012 |
ORLANDO - Charlie Wi felt a lot better walking off the golf course compared with his previous round in Florida. So did Tiger Woods. Coming off a final round at Palm Harbor's Innisbrook in which he made a 13 on one hole, Wi hit an 8-iron over the water to six feet for birdie on the 18th for a 6-under-par 66, giving him a share of the lead with Jason Dufner on Thursday in the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill Club & Lodge. It's the fourth time Dufner has been atop the leader board after a round during the Florida swing - except that none of those rounds has been on a Sunday.
October 27, 2011 |
A JUDGE RULED yesterday that suspended Vikings cornerback Chris Cook will remain free on supervised release and is allowed to travel outside Minnesota with his team while he faces a felony domestic assault charge. The Vikings didn't say when Cook will be allowed to return to play in a game. He is suspended without pay and was put on the reserve/suspended list yesterday, which means he can be replaced on the active roster. "The fact that he will be suspended from our team really lets you know how concerned we are about what happened," coach Leslie Frazier said.
September 10, 2011 |
LINWOOD - The coach wanted things to be normal. Typical. Routine. He talked strategy in the pregame meeting. He told his players to stick to their habits. He told them to do what high school football players do on opening night - run on the field and pound each other on the shoulder pads, then line up and collide with the other kids in the different-colored uniforms. "It was all about football," Mainland coach Bob Coffey said of the team's season opener. Mainland lined up and played a tough, physical game against Hammonton in the Cape-Atlantic National Division game on a cool, clear Friday night before a huge crowd on the Mustangs' home field off Route 9. Hammonton won, 23-7, using a sturdy defense and its signature powerful ground game.
September 5, 2011 |
A man whose contagious passion for farming led to a landmark agricultural destination in Burlington County died Saturday, Sept. 3, of complications from pneumonia. William Edward Johnson, 84, was the genial patriarch of Johnson's Corner Farm, a Medford Township attraction for more than five decades. Mr. Johnson continued a family tradition started by his grandfather, said his son, Eric, who now runs the business with his brother, Peter. Eric Johnson said his parents married on Valentine's Day in 1953, after his father finished his second military stint.
August 30, 2011
BATAVIA, N.Y. - A Massachusetts man whose colorful golf attire was briefly mistaken for a clown outfit has been charged in New York with driving a golf cart while drunk. The Genesee County sheriff says authorities got a report that someone dressed as a clown was operating a stolen golf cart in the western New York town of Batavia on Sunday night. Deputies found 37-year-old James Straub, of Stoneham, Mass., driving along a road. He wasn't dressed as a clown - just wearing some colorful clothing after an outing at Terry Hills Golf Course.
August 23, 2011 |
Myra J. Rossner Hyland, 100, of Medford, a secretary on Wall Street who became a community volunteer and avid sportswoman, died Saturday, Aug. 20, of an aortic dissection - a tear in the blood vessel - at Virtua Hospital in Marlton. Mrs. Hyland and her husband, William Hyland, were newlyweds in 1955, when they moved to Lake Pine, a residential community in Medford. She became active with the Lake Pine Colony Club, a residential association, and served as treasurer. When her children were growing up, she helped run the club's summer-recreation program.
August 17, 2011 |
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - They chauffeured Joe Paterno into his Penn State media day news conference on a golf cart, then tried to position the cart in such a way where the press, including at least 30 photographers and TV camera people, could get a good look at him. He looked pretty good. Nine days after he was accidentally knocked down by wide receiver Devon Smith while his attention was diverted to a tackle-tight end drill on another practice field, the 84-year-old head coach remained in the cart for Tuesday's entire 20-minute session, admitting at one point, "I feel great except that I'm in a lot of pain.