November 19, 2012 |
BIG THINGS were expected out of the speedy, little-guy running back in La Salle High's 2012 football season. Through Week 11, however, Jordan Meachum owned just 87 yards on 32 carries and only twice had he ventured into end zones. Then came Saturday, and the Class AAAA City Title at Northeast's Charlie Martin Memorial Stadium, and there were multiple reasons to direct toward Meachum a good, ol' hip, hip, hooray! . . . Though that might have been the wrong congratulatory chant, seeing as how the word hip still makes him wince.
November 16, 2012 |
Though modern rap may claim lyricists more compelling or technically gifted than Ben Haggerty, few emcees can boast such a precise feel for the pulse of a generation. Facing a sold-out room at the Theatre of Living Arts on Wednesday, the Seattle rapper - who goes by the stage name Macklemore - delivered a set charged by the cares and concerns of the primarily college-aged crowd before him. Backed by the diverse beats of producer and creative partner Ryan Lewis, Haggerty began the night with "Ten Thousand Hours," a song-length exposition of Malcolm Gladwell's increasingly influential aphorism about how long it takes to succeed at something.
October 4, 2012 |
Brave! Nicole Marquis is so brave. Visionary, too. In April, she opened HipCityVeg, an organic apple's toss from verdant Rittenhouse Square. Let us pause for a moment and parse her restaurant's name. Hip. City. Veg. For an eternity in Philadelphia, only one of those adjectives ever held true. You know, the city part. Philadelphia was so many things, but hip and healthy were not two of them. The first time I saw Marquis' place, I did a double take. The line was snaking down South 18th, coiling around Sansom, the young and not-so-young, including swells who were clearly not vegan, a Birkin-packing woman with her companion sockless in Guccis.
September 19, 2012
Toronto shortstop Yunel Escobar was suspended for three games Tuesday by the Blue Jays for wearing eye-black displaying a homophobic slur written in Spanish during a game last weekend against Boston. Escobar apologized to his team and "to all those who have been offended" for what he said was meant to be "just a joke. " Escobar insisted the word is often used within teams and by Latinos and "I didn't see it as something bad. " The suspension was to have started Tuesday night.
September 19, 2012 |
REIGNING NL Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw was examined Tuesday by a hip specialist who said the Los Angeles lefthander can continue to pitch without risking damage to his sore right hip - but the Dodgers want to keep him sidelined if the pain persists. The team said Kershaw would restart a throwing program Tuesday, when the Dodgers' scheduled game at the Washington Nationals was postponed by rain. The teams will play two games on Wednesday, beginning at 4 p.m. Asked whether Kershaw will pitch again this season, manager Don Mattingly replied: "Yeah, maybe.
September 17, 2012
It seems Bobby V took the time to say it ain't so. Sort of. Boston Red Sox skipper Bobby Valentine insisted he wasn't trying to be critical when he said his struggling Sox had "the weakest roster we've ever had in September in the history of baseball. " Yeah, ever and weakest and history are kind of definitive words. Anyway, two days after his latest inflammatory remark, Valentine offered up a clarification. He said: "The other day when I made a comment about our September roster, that wasn't meant to be a criticism of any players or anything in the organization.
September 11, 2012 |
Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin's status is in question for the home opener against Baltimore after he sustained a hip flexor strain and a hip pointer in Sunday's 17-16 win over the Cleveland Browns. "As you know with hip pointers, those things hurt you a lot more the next couple of days than they do when they actually happen," coach Andy Reid said. Reid said he needs to wait to see how Maclin feels in the next couple of days before determining whether the Eagles must make a roster move.
September 10, 2012 |
CLEVELAND - With jellied legs and an aching hip, Jeremy Maclin again displayed Sunday why he is the Eagles' No. 1 receiver. Maclin led the team with seven catches, 96 yards and one IV. "He showed a lot of toughness," said veteran slot receiver Jason Avant, who holds a Ph.D. in the field of toughness. "It was huge, him coming back like that. " Maclin began the day feeling peaked. He never was quite right, he said. His day soon got worse. He left the 17-16 Eagles win for a play early in the second quarter after Browns defensive back Dmitri Patterson shoved him out of bounds.