January 3, 2016 |
After Jeremy Maclin left the Eagles in free agency, Jordan Matthews said the team would not have a No. 1 receiver this season, utilizing a balanced receiving corps. Fifteen games into the season, Matthews' prediction did not come true. He became the No. 1 receiver. Matthews, a second-round pick in 2014, needs 57 receiving yards Sunday against the New York Giants to reach the 1,000-yard plateau. He would become the 13th player in franchise history to achieve that total. His 78 catches rank eighth on the Eagles' single-season list, and he needs seven catches Sunday to match Maclin's reception total from last season.
August 28, 2015 |
It took Union goalkeeper Andre Blake more than a year to earn his second career Major League Soccer start. Barring an unforeseen circumstance, it should take only a week to earn his third. Union coach Jim Curtin all but said during his news conference Wednesday that Blake will be in goal when the Union (7-13-6) host the New England Revolution (9-9-7) on Saturday at PPL Park. "He is part of the plan right now," Curtin said when asked if Blake would start the MLS game. "We are still discussing it, but that is in our minds to have him as the starter this week.
May 29, 2015 |
A REAL GOOD setup for the Soul just got a little bit better. Fresh off a 44-point steamrolling of Tampa Bay, the Soul (8-1) is playing the reeling Las Vegas Outlaws in the first-ever AFL game at Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall on Saturday at 6 p.m. The Outlaws will be without starting quarterback J.J. Raterink, who has a broken pinkie on his right (throwing) hand. Sean Brackett, a rookie out of Columbia, will get the start. "That's certainly an advantage," said Soul owner and former NFL quarterback Ron Jaworski.
November 12, 2014 |
EMMAUS, Pa. - Someone was missing. During a timeout in the second half Tuesday night, Villa Maria huddled on the field around coach Daan Polders as his team strategized on how to break its scoreless game against Moravian Academy. For the first part of that huddle, however, Lindsay Dickinson was on the sidelines tending to her injured right hand. An opposing player had struck her with a stick, and the inside of her palm was bloody and swollen, but she wouldn't stay on the sideline long.
February 10, 2014 |
DREXEL JUNIOR forward Kazembe Abif will miss the rest of the season after breaking his left hand in practice. The school said he was hurt Thurday and will have surgery next week. Abif missed five games in January with a sprained knee, but returned to the staring lineup on Jan. 25 against William & Mary. He scored a career-high 16 points and added eight rebounds in Saturday's 75-72 loss at Towson. Abif is second on the team with 6.6 rebounds and scored 7.2 points per game. Drexel already was playing without star guard Damion Lee, who was lost for the season with a knee injury suffered Nov. 27 against Arizona in the semifinals of the NIT Season Tip-Off at New York's Madison Square Garden.
January 22, 2014 |
UNIONDALE, N.Y. - Right winger Jake Voracek, one of the Flyers' best offensive players, left with a hand injury in the third period and did not return to the ice during the Flyers' 4-3 shootout loss to the New York Islanders on Monday afternoon. Voracek appeared to be slashed on the left hand by Cal Clutterbuck with a little over 14 minutes left in regulation and the Flyers holding a 3-1 lead. He left the ice in pain and received medical attention in the locker room. General manager Paul Holmgren said Voracek would be reevaluated when the team returns to Philadelphia.
November 15, 2013 |
THESE ARE the kind of early-season home games that teams like Villanova schedule mostly as a prelude, no offense to Mount St. Mary's. Yet last year the Wildcats lost one just like this to Columbia. Last night at the Pavilion the visitors were up one at the first TV timeout. That's when senior guard Tony Chennault came in off the bench. By the next stoppage, a little over 4 minutes later, the Wildcats had scored 16 straight points. And the rest pretty much turned into what it's supposed to be. Chennault is a Philly guy who went to Wake Forest for two seasons.
October 27, 2013 |
Villanova guard Dylan Ennis, who had been eager to return to basketball competition after sitting out the 2012-13 season as a transfer, has seen that comeback delayed further because of a fracture of the third metacarpal bone in his right hand suffered during Thursday's practice. Ennis' injury, which affects his shooting hand, will be reevaluated in four weeks, Villanova coach Jay Wright said Friday in a statement. "We're disappointed for Dylan because we know how excited he was about being out there with his teammates," Wright said.
August 24, 2013 |
Michael Vick is ready to play the way that made him famous - and he's not worried about injuries that could come as a result. When asked how he'll withstand teams that decide to hit him like he's a running back when he's running the football, Vick said the team has a plan. "That's 220 pounds you're staring at right here, soaking wet," Vick joked. Vick was in a jovial mood on Thursday, two days after coach Chip Kelly named him the Eagles' starting quarterback. He'll play around two quarters in Saturday's preseason game and then start preparing for the season opener against the Washington Redskins on Sept.
April 19, 2013 |
VINNY CURRY is a now a 3-4 end. Trent Cole is a linebacker. Curry is trying to gain weight, Cole is trying to shed it. Both need to prove they can fit into a defense they were not drafted to play, for which their body types might not be ideally suited. Cole is 30, coming off the least productive of his eight NFL seasons, with 32 solo tackles and three sacks. Asked Wednesday about postseason hand surgery, Cole acknowledged he "snapped in half" a bone in the hand, playing with a hand injury originally suffered during the 2011 season.