February 17, 2013 |
James M. Hunter, 88, an orthopedic surgeon at Thomas Jefferson University and a pioneer and innovator in the field of hand surgery, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, of heart failure at the Southeastern Veterans Center in Spring City, Chester County. Dr. Hunter worked for about 50 years at Jefferson, where he treated many patients and trained more than 100 fellows in hand surgery. He was awarded the first fellowship in hand surgery at Columbia University in 1959. Dr. Hunter was an editor of Rehabilitation of the Hand and Upper Extremity, now in its sixth edition.
January 16, 2013
Rajon Rondo scored 17 points with 12 assists and 10 rebounds on Monday night to lead the Boston Celtics to a 100-89 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats. It was Rondo's third triple-double of the season and the 26th of his career, including playoffs. Paul Pierce scored 19 and Avery Bradley added 16 for Boston, which won for a season-high sixth consecutive game. Hakim Warrick and Ramon Sessions had 16 points apiece for the Bobcats, who lost their third straight and their 23d in the last 25 games since opening the season 7-5. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist scored 10 with eight rebounds.
November 14, 2011 |
THE 28 STITCHES over his right eye weren't enough to keep Manny Pacquiao from headlining his own postfight concert, which went on as usual into the early-morning hours on the Las Vegas Strip. He escaped with a win Saturday night against Juan Manuel Marquez , but that only tells part of the story. Seemingly invincible over the past 3 years, he looked anything but in scoring a majority decision over his Mexican nemesis in a win that enraged both Marquez and thousands of his supporters who packed the MGM Grand arena.
May 10, 2011 |
THERE WAS A LONG pause on the other end of the phone. "The year from hell is over," Chris Pronger said. That's how Pronger described his injury-riddled season, which officially came to a close on Friday night in Boston - ending the season the same exact way it started in October, with Pronger watching from afar because of injury. After slogging through exactly 118 games last season - including all 82 games with the Flyers, six with the gold medal-winning Canadian Olympic team in Vancouver, seven preseason games and 23 Stanley Cup playoff games - Pronger skated in just 50 games in the regular season this year, his lowest total since 2002-03.
April 26, 2011 |
Much to the disappointment of the Buffalo Sabres, Flyers captain Mike Richards was not suspended Monday for his hit on Tim Connolly in Sunday's Game 6. The Flyers said the NHL did not have a hearing on the incident. That means Richards, who had a pair of assists in the Flyers' 5-4 overtime win, will be in the lineup for the decisive seventh game Tuesday night at the Wells Fargo Center. Connolly's head hit the boards, and the Sabres said he will not play in Game 7, but they are expected to get Derek Roy back in the lineup.
April 17, 2011 |
A Flyers source said it was unlikely that injured defenseman Chris Pronger would play Game 3 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series in Buffalo on Monday. The Flyers, minus Pronger (again), outlasted the Sabres on Saturday, 5-4, to even the best-of-seven series at one game apiece. In Saturday's 3-3 first period, the Flyers struggled to clear players from in front of the net - a Pronger specialty. They also continued to have problems on the power play, which misses Pronger as its quarterback.
April 16, 2011 |
A Flyers source said it was "50/50" that injured defenseman Chris Pronger would play Game 3 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series in Buffalo on Monday. The Flyers, minus Pronger (again), outlasted the Sabres on Saturday, 5-4, to even the best-of-seven series at one game apiece. In Saturday's 3-3 first period, the Flyers struggled to clear players from in front of the net - a Pronger specialty. They also continued to have problems on the power play, which misses Pronger as its quarterback.
March 15, 2011 |
SUNRISE, Fla. - Nobody knows Chris Pronger's body like Chris Pronger. And Pronger, holding himself out of the last two games because of a right-hand injury sustained on Feb. 24 when he blocked a shot against the Islanders, knew there was something wrong. Something that an MRI and multiple X-rays did not show. His intuition was spot on. Pronger will undergo surgery this morning in Cleveland by noted hand specialist Dr. Tom Graham to repair a small fracture found in a CT scan on Sunday.
March 8, 2011 |
TAMPA, Fla. - When Chase Utley received a cortisone shot on Friday, general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said the Phillies should know "before the end of the weekend" if the injection helped relieve the pain in Utley's right knee. On Sunday, when Amaro addressed reporters on Domonic Brown's hand surgery, he said an update on Utley would come in the next 24 to 48 hours. On Monday, Amaro said through a team spokesman that there is nothing to report as of yet on Utley.
February 26, 2011 |
F. William Bora Jr., 82, of Gladwyne, a hand surgeon and professor emeritus at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, died at home Wednesday, Feb. 23, from complications of head trauma suffered in a fall last year. Dr. Bora was chief of hand surgery at Penn from 1977 to 1996 and remained on the faculty before retiring in 1998. From 1963 until last year, he was on the staff of the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Philadelphia. Dr. Bora joined the faculty at Penn in 1962 and established an orthopedic surgery practice in Yeadon.