May 14, 2015 |
ALLENTOWN - Tommy Joseph had been hit in the forehead with foul tips. The catcher had been hit on the top of the head. Monday night, Joseph was hit in the jaw. He said it caught him in a different way than any ball ever has. "It caught me in a different spot and jarred me a little different," Joseph said. "After that, I just wasn't feeling right. " Joseph, 23, remained in triple-A Lehigh Valley's game for another inning before talking to the team's trainer. Joseph said he was out of the game 30 seconds later.
March 6, 2015 |
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Cliff Lee wasn't sure what day it was yesterday, which wasn't a sign of a guy who just suffered a head injury but instead of a single-minded athlete who rarely considers what he's having for dinner that night, let alone the day of the week, or, a much broader view of the future. So it was a little weird, looking back, when he did just that 18 months ago. It was after his final start of the 2013 season, a game that was very much representative of Lee in his prime and of the Phillies in their nearly half-decade-long offensive funk.
February 10, 2015 |
WASHINGTON - The gloves went flying at nearly the same time the puck hit the ice on a first-period faceoff, which followed a television timeout. Timing included, the bout really didn't make much sense until the jersey numbers spinning around revealed the participants: Scott Laughton vs. Matt Niskanen. Wait, what? A highly touted rookie without a professional fight squaring off against a defenseman who has barely dropped the mitts in 545 career games? Ah, but yes. Less than a month ago, Niskanen knocked Laughton out of the game and out of the lineup with a clean, shoulder-to-chest hit on Jan. 14. Laughton, 20, suffered his first concussion as a pro. Even though Laughton admitted he needed to keep his head up more, he wanted to get that hit out of his system.
January 30, 2015 |
A West Mount Airy man was ordered Wednesday to stand trial on vehicular manslaughter and drunk-driving charges in the death two years ago of his girlfriend in an accident on Roosevelt Boulevard. Sidney Dempsey, 24, was held for court on all charges in the death of Melisa Evelize Baker, 24, of Burholme, following a preliminary hearing before Municipal Court Judge Charles Hayden. According to Assistant District Attorney Thomas Lipscomb, about 1:30 a.m. on Jan. 12, 2013, Dempsey was driving his Pontiac Bonneville sedan north on the Boulevard when he lost control of the car and it crashed into a tree near Fourth Street.
May 30, 2014 |
SAYING HE wants kids to play sports but play safely, President Obama called yesterday for more and better research into the effects and treatment of concussions in youth athletes. The issue is one of growing concern for parents who spend weekends driving their kids from one game to another. But without direct authority over youth sports leagues, Obama's ability to address the issue meaningfully is limited to calling for research and trying to jump-start a national conversation to teach parents, coaches and young athletes about concussions - the goal of a summit he hosted at the White House.
April 28, 2014 |
PHOENIX - Freddy Galvis started the season 1 for 25 but appeared in the Phillies lineup Saturday because Ryne Sandberg wants one of his key bench pieces to find his swing. Galvis is not alone in his struggles; the Phillies bench has lacked production over the first month of games. "I think up until now it's been adequate," Sandberg said. The manager used his lone lefthanded reserve bat - Tony Gwynn Jr. - in the seventh inning of Friday's 5-4 loss to Arizona. Gwynn hit a possible double-play ball that was booted by Diamondbacks shortstop Cliff Pennington and let in two runs.
April 20, 2014 |
Sometimes, it takes one angry accountant to get things done. Doctors have been aware of anosmia - the inability to smell - "as far as I know, forever," says Gary Beauchamp, director of the Monell Chemical Senses Center in West Philadelphia. But they've never been able to do much about it. Monell scientists are working to change that. In February, they began a campaign to find a treatment for anosmia. And the campaign was spurred, in large part, by a letter Beauchamp received from one fed-up, anosmic accountant about a year ago. "He had lost his sense of smell.
April 9, 2014 |
SUNRISE, Fla. - Flyers winger Zac Rinaldo received a four-game suspension from the NHL on Monday and will miss the rest of the regular season. Rinaldo was suspended for an illegal check to the head of Buffalo defenseman Chad Ruhwedel in the third period of a 5-2 victory Sunday at the Wells Fargo Center. "While we view the four-game suspension to Zac as harsh, we respect the league's decision," general manager Paul Holmgren said. With Rinaldo out of the lineup, coach Craig Berube will reinsert Steve Downie or Tye McGinn in Florida on Tuesday.
April 6, 2014 |
Hal Gill has played in just four games this season and has been a healthy scratch since Dec. 21, but the veteran defenseman has been an important part of the Flyers, coach Craig Berube said after the team practiced Friday in Voorhees. Gill, who turns 39 on Sunday, was named the Philadelphia Hockey Writers Association's nominee for the Masterton Award, given annually to the player who demonstrates perseverance and dedication to hockey. Berube called him a "great leader" and role model, adding that Gill has had a big effect on the younger players "because he's played a long time, won a Cup, done that, done this.
October 22, 2013 |
Michael Vick was inactive in Sunday's 17-3 loss to the Dallas Cowboys because of a pulled left hamstring. It was the second straight game Vick has missed, although it was the first time he was declared inactive this season. Vick was active with the injury last week because he needed to be the emergency quarterback with tight end James Casey sidelined. Vick said he could have played last week, but he could not have moved well. Because Casey returned this week from a groin injury, Kelly kept Vick out of uniform.