August 4, 2016 |
NEWPORT, R.I. - There has been a name change, but little else is different for Phillip Walker, Temple's senior quarterback who spent his first three seasons known as P.J. As he was in his first three seasons, Walker will be the starter, and he already has thrown a school-record 52 touchdown passes. Walker has always exuded a quiet confidence, and even though this year's Owls have been described as his team, he said that nothing was different this offseason. "I have been doing things the same I always have and I am the same guy," Walker said Tuesday during the American Athletic Conference's football media day. Actually he's not exactly the same guy. Walker is listed at 5-foot-11 and 205 pounds, but he says he's up to 210 pounds and appears to have spent some serious time in the weight room.
June 5, 2016 |
It was the Game of the Year. Before the Crowd of the Year. Featuring the two Teams of the Year. But just one South Jersey Group 4 powerhouse team still could be standing at the end of the sectional tournament, and Egg Harbor Township literally walked off with the trophy thanks to Ella Glenn's RBI single in the bottom of the 13th inning on Friday. Glenn, a junior outfielder, was engulfed by teammates and dozens of Egg Harbor Township students who charged the field at the end of a three-hour, instant classic on the Eagles' manicured field.
May 29, 2016 |
As a Philadelphia sports fan, Henry Blynn couldn't help himself. He had to take a moment to look around Lincoln Financial Field and think about the Eagles who played there. The Brown attack and Haverford School grad joked that he considered crawling out of the tunnel Brian Dawkins-style before team practice Friday morning. Blynn is one of more than a dozen local players back home in the Philadelphia area this weekend to compete in the Division I men's lacrosse semifinals and championship.
May 18, 2016 |
It was a good night for Jason Groome. It was a better night for Tyler Mondile. Mondile outdueled Groome Monday as Gloucester Catholic High School scored a 1-0 victory over Barnegat in a highly anticipated clash of star senior pitchers before a near-capacity crowd at Campbell's Field. Mondile, a Florida State recruit projected as a possible early-round selection in the June 9 baseball draft, pitched a three-hitter with one walk and 10 strikeouts on a cool, clear night on the Camden waterfront.
March 25, 2016 |
DENVER - The basketball gods were cruel to the 76ers. How else can you explain how they had a much-needed victory snatched away Wednesday night? Emmanuel Mudiay lost the ball, bent down to pick it up and buried a 35-foot, three-pointer at the buzzer to lift the Denver Nuggets to a 104-103 victory at the Pepsi Center. "That's a tough way to lose," Sixers coach Brett Brown said. "I thought T.J. [McConnell] hit it and almost had a steal. Give Mudiay a lot of credit. I thought he had a great game.
February 13, 2016 |
TORONTO – Jahlil Okafor's goal is to get as much knowledge as possible in two days. The 76ers center hopes to converse with the likes of LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Steph Curry and other NBA all-stars while here at All-Star Weekend. "Pretty much [that's the plan] being around guys who have been there and done it consistently," said Okafor, who, along with Sixers teammate Nerlens Noel, was voted to take part in Friday night's Rising Stars Challenge at Air Canada Centre. "I'm not staying there the whole time," Okafor said.
January 12, 2016 |
St. Joseph's star DeAndre' Bembry said he didn't cut his famous hair because the Hawks had just lost a tough game or because Bembry had missed free throws that contributed to that loss. "I just got a little trim," Bembry said. "It wasn't supposed to be this low. " It got noticed, though. Bembry's hair gets almost as much attention from the wider public as his game does from NBA scouts. "I said, 'Ah, everybody's going to say something,' " Bembry said. "It was a little shorter than I wanted, but I'll deal with it. " Bembry joked that his Afro may have to be a thing of the past if he keeps playing like he did Sunday, leading St. Joe's past Rhode Island, 72-67 - leading all over the stat sheet, in points (22)
January 5, 2016 |
After watching his team shoot an incredible 63 percent in a blowout win over Xavier, Villanova coach Jay Wright entered the game Saturday night at Creighton concerned about whether his team would play the same kind of efficient game needed to keep a sellout crowd from getting loud. As it turned out, he had nothing to worry about. The 16th-ranked Wildcats enjoyed another terrific shooting game and rolled to an 85-71 victory over the Blue Jays at CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Neb. Villanova (12-2, 2-0 Big East)
December 13, 2015 |
When Sam Carangi was a freshman, her demeanor caught you by surprise at first. The calm way she carried herself in tight games; her lack of mental mistakes and turnovers. And then there was the ice-cold way she drained three-pointers when her team needed a big boost. No, there's no way No. 23 is a freshman, people must have thought. Surely the roster is incorrect. Now, the North Penn point guard is a junior, and you come to expect those types of plays from her - the way she makes everything looks easy.
November 15, 2015 |
Great Valley's Mark DeRobertis was all over the field Friday night. But only one play stood out to him in his team's 17-8 victory over fifth seeded Interboro. Surprisingly, it wasn't his 50-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter that extended his No. 4 Patriots' lead in the District One AAA first-round matchup. It came in the ensuing series, when the visiting Buccaneers were attempting to make a comeback. A fumbled snap left the ball rolling on the turf, and DeRobertis, playing defense, jumped on it with about 3 minutes, 30 seconds left.