January 30, 2014 |
SCORERS dream of basking in its glow. Its power is great but proves elusive for most because only the trustworthy are granted control. Abraham Lincoln senior guard Raymond Fred said he was deemed worthy yesterday and used it to score 30 points in the Railsplitters' 78-73 takedown of visiting Northeast High. "It was out of hand, to be honest," Fred said, laughing. "In the second half, coach just gave me the green light, so I tried to make things happen. " Fred finished 11-for-16 from the field with two assists and two steals.
January 17, 2014 |
The surgeon who operated on Nerlens Noel's left knee says the 76ers rookie should be ready to play in a game in four to six weeks. The Sixers say Noel's return isn't that simple, and it will be on their terms. Orthopedic surgeon James Andrews told ESPN.com on Wednesday that Noel was "doing excellent, and that team is taking good care of him. " A source close to the situation added that "his knee is fine. He just needs to get in basketball shape. " Noel had surgery after he tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in February during his lone season at Kentucky.
December 6, 2013
IS COUNCILMAN Bill Green a good candidate to run the School Reform Commission? Green appears to be on the short list for Gov. Corbett's pick to fill the vacancy left by the departure of Pedro Ramos. (Others include former Pennsylvania Convention Center chief Al Mezzaroba and Farah Jimenez, of the People's Emergency Center.) Green has many ideas about education, having issued two policy papers in the past few years on the subject, calling for, among other things, vouchers, more charters and a radical reorganization of the school system.
October 12, 2013 |
BALTIMORE - With one condition, the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Commission on Thursday gave the parent company of Parx Casino in Bensalem a green light to continue its bid to build an $800 million casino south of Washington. The condition is that Greenwood Racing's chairman, Robert W. Green, end his friendship with the penny-stock swindler Robert E. Brennan, who served more than nine years in federal prison for bankruptcy fraud and obstruction of justice. Green and Brennan got to know each other in the late 1980s when Green formed a company to buy PhiladelphiaPark racetrack - now home to Parx - from Brennan's International Thoroughbred Breeders Inc. for $67 million.
September 18, 2013 |
ABINGTON Those controversial red-light cameras, already in use in Philadelphia, New Jersey, and elsewhere in the country, could soon make their first appearance in the Pennsylvania suburbs. The Abington Township Board of Commissioners voted, 14-1, last week to approve the installation of the cameras, designed to catch drivers who run red lights. The township is waiting for the approval of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, which will review current traffic-control measures at three busy intersections this week.
March 15, 2013 |
IT'S THAT time of year again. Time for green-shirted, green-socked, green-capped, green-beaded, green-tatted, green-haired and even green-bearded gaggles to ride yellow school buses and drink yellow beer in celebration of an ancient Irish saint who, it's safe to say, never chugged a Miller Lite. This particular traveling troupe of Philadelphia-based St. Patrick's Day partyers, who favor getting smashed well before the actual holy day March 17, are participants in the city's biggest bar crawls.
March 4, 2013 |
THE DETROIT Tigers say reliever Brayan Villarreal is not expected to leave spring training after his family escaped unharmed from a kidnapping attempt in Venezuela on Friday night. Villarreal has remained with the team. Manager Jim Leyland did not want to comment further about the matter, saying Sunday: "The less said, the better. " Villarreal, 25, went 3-5 with a 2.63 ERA last year in 50 appearances, with 66 strikeouts in 54 2/3 innings. Security back home has been a concern in recent years for Venezuelan players and their families because of a rising wave of kidnappings.
February 25, 2013 |
For what Imhotep Charter coach Andre Noble called "some bad practice efforts," Abraham Massaley recently lost his starting position. "I'm not used to coming off the bench," the senior guard said. "But at this point of the season, you have to put your ego aside and just play hard. " On Sunday at Temple's Liacouras Center, Massaley's late basket lifted the Panthers to a 67-66 triumph over Rysheed Jordan and never-say-die Vaux in a thrilling Public League final. His deciding field goal, on a left-side drive, came with 12 seconds to play.
February 13, 2013
MY DUMBEST investment was to buy shares of Rambus at its all-time high on margin, due to an early-morning phone call to my house from a high-pressure "financial adviser" from my full-service brokerage. He told me that a court decision was ready to be announced and that this baby was set to pop! I was so clueless that I gave him the green light, only to see the stock plummet that very same day. I became pretty mad and woke up to the fact that I needed to take the reins of my financial future.
February 13, 2013 |
DEREK JETER ran Monday for the first time since breaking his left ankle in October, another step toward being in the New York Yankees' lineup on Opening Day. The 38-year-old shortstop jogged on a treadmill at the Yankees' minor league complex in Tampa a day before pitchers and catcher report to spring training. "I've gotten the OK to do everything," Jeter said. "It's a progression. I haven't used my legs, so I've got to get back to using them. " When asked how the running workout felt, Jeter replied "great.