May 20, 2012
When he says the word transfer , John Macnamara does so in casual fashion, as if he's discussing the act of stepping down from a bus with designs on catching a trolley. Macnamara's transfers are much more complicated, and one created quite the stir among teammates and spectators in a Catholic Blue baseball game played Thursday afternoon under bright skies in Fairless Hills. Macnamara, a 5-7, 145-pound senior at Conwell-Egan High, was playing second base. Lansdale Catholic opted for a hit-and-run and, as Matt Kress sprinted away from first, Mark Savini sent a not-too-high popup Macnamara's way. Johnny Mac made the catch.
March 7, 1988 |
The 76ers played as if the final gun was aimed at them. They led the Indiana Pacers by eight points with 4:35 remaining. By seven with 3:27 remaining. By six with 0:29 remaining. By one with 18 seconds remaining. Only the final gun could tell them what they could not grasp until it was somehow, someway, officially verified. It's in the books, guys, a bona fide 105-100 victory over the Pacers. On the road. Their first one on the road in their last 21 games.
May 20, 2008 |
Geovany Soto didn't get the automatic home run he deserved, but it didn't make a difference last night as the visiting Chicago Cubs beat Houston, 7-2. Soto was credited with an inside-the-park homer in the fourth inning despite replays showing that it should have been an automatic home run. The ball bounced just to the right of the yellow line on the wall in left-center. Astros centerfielder Michael Bourn scooped it up and threw it home, but Soto scored easily before the throw got there.
March 19, 1997 |
Bobby Jackson grew up poor and fatherless, dodging life's bullets in Salisbury, N.C. The first and last thing Jackson saw every day as a youngster were a twin sister and a mother yearning for brighter things but seeing nothing but darkness. "It was hard growing up," said Jackson, 24, Minnesota's senior guard. "We were real poor. I never knew my father, and all I could really do was watch how hard my mother worked, praying a better day would come. But I stayed strong because of her. "Money wasn't the thing she was concerned with.
February 20, 2003 |
It would be easy to simply pass on the butterfly. His left shoulder, injured when he was wrestling in junior high, wouldn't feel as if it's ready to burst under the torque of the butterfly motion. His freestyle, his best stroke, would be that much better if he didn't spend time toiling with a technique he has yet to master. But easy has never been Fred Tanzio's way. Easy, as much as the clowning side of his dual persona would like it to be, has never been an option. Not for the fastest swimmer at Cherry Hill West and one of the top freestylers in the state.
December 21, 1992 |
Those amazing, death-defying Eagles will be taking their inimitable show on into the new year. With a harrowing 17-13 win over the Washington Redskins at Veterans Stadium yesterday, the Eagles ran their season record to 10-5 and clinched a spot in the National Football League playoffs. They most likely will travel to New Orleans to face the Saints in a Jan. 2 playoff game. However, the right combination of final-week wins and losses - an Eagles win over the New York Giants at the Vet, plus a New Orleans loss to the New York Jets - would net the Eagles a home game against the Saints on either Jan. 2 or Jan. 3. Yesterday's victory came in typical, heart-stopping Eagles fashion, with the Eagles missing several chances to put away the game and then giving up a 17-play, 85-yard drive by the Redskins that fell just short of a winning touchdown.
August 2, 1993 |
Philadelphian Kevin Williams takes Moravian Street near Broad the hard way this weekend with a chain walk. Williams, who practices occasionally to relieve stress, took advantage of a clear day to clear his mind. Today will be hot and mostly sunny.
February 29, 1988 |
They did it the hard way, but the Wings have reached the Major Indoor Lacrosse League playoffs. They did it by defeating the host Baltimore Thunder Saturday, 17-9, to finish the regular season with a 3-5 record, third-best in the four-team league. The Wings will open the playoffs on the road Sunday against the second- place New Jersey Saints. Washington defeated New Jersey yesterday, 21-14, to clinch first place. Paul French led the Wings Saturday with five goals and an assist.
May 18, 1996 |
Bob Dole quits the Senate and pledges to get to the presidency "the hard way. " President Clinton cultivates a big lead, making his own flawed four years look a lot better than the Republicans' last 16 months. The contrast could not be more striking. On Wednesday, Bob Dole gave a valedictory to his Senate career that amounted to an admission of his core political problems. He acknowledged that his association with Congress is a dead loss in this campaign. "Our campaign will leave Washington and look to America," Dole said, adding "with all due respect to Congress, America has been my life.
January 16, 2002
IN RESPONSE to Joe Sixpack's article "Let's get sensible about suds," this reader believes that rules are there for a reason. Why on earth would you attempt to take a law that prohibits those under the age of 21 from indulging in alcohol legally to a new idea of a "provisional drinking license" - and let people embark on a mission whose sole goal is to make sure you are throwing up by the end of the evening. By instituting a "provisional drinking license," you are taking all of the 19- and 20-year-olds and giving them a reason to experiment, to get out of control and to learn the hard way that being 21 is not all it is cracked up to be. Phillip A. Kees, Willow Grove