May 31, 2016 |
Former Weber State power forward Joel Bolomboy and former Boise State forward James Webb III are among the headliners for a 76ers pre-draft workout Monday at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Both players could be taken late in the second round of the June 23 NBA draft. Guard Brannen Greene (Kansas), shooting guard Daniel House (Texas A&M), guard Tim Quarterman (LSU) and point guard Isaiah Taylor (Texas) also will participate. Last season, Bolomboy averaged 17.1 points and 12.6 rebounds and was named Big Sky Conference player of the year and defensive player of the year.
May 29, 2016 |
Here's a feel-good economic story. It's still being written, and it won't have a storybook ending, but given that it involves Washington, we should be thrilled it doesn't end in tragedy. Puerto Rico is the story. The island's finances and economy are a wreck. The territory's government and public institutions have amassed a stunning amount of debt over the years and are now choking on the principal and interest payments. Last year, the island shelled out 40 percent of its tax revenue making these payments, compared with 5 percent for the typical state.
May 22, 2016 |
For Joe Marino, the best thing about last Saturday's Diamond Classic opening game was the result: St. Joseph 9, Mainland 7. "That was unbelievable," Marino said. "I couldn't believe we did it. " But a close second was the Wildcats' method of victory: building a big lead, losing it, answering back and holding off still another rally by the heavily-favored Mustangs. "It shows we don't give up," Marino said. "We'll keep fighting. " Marino, a junior lefthander, is a good example of the Wildcats' spirit, according to coach Tom Carney.
May 16, 2016 |
ROSEBUD, S.D. - Lila Kills In Sight grew up not knowing that she had a relative buried in far-off Pennsylvania, a boy who went away to boarding school and never came back. His loss simply wasn't discussed in her home. Only recently did she learn of her tie to the child who died at the Carlisle Industrial Indian School - news she found as staggering as if she discovered she'd lost a family member in the Holocaust. "Now I have all kinds of questions," Kills In Sight, 45, said during an interview on the Rosebud Sioux reservation in South Dakota.
May 15, 2016 |
TWO QUARTERBACKS are throwing at the Eagles' rookie camp this weekend. One of them has been nationally famous since leading his college team to an undefeated season in 2012. The other is Carson Wentz. It's a funny world. Dozens of reporters lined one wall of the indoor facility Friday at NovaCare as Wentz took the field for the first time as an Eagle. Minutes earlier, he'd appeared at a news conference where Wentz, the North Dakota State QB the Eagles traded up to draft second overall, told reporters he figures he'll have a good relationship with returning starter Sam Bradford, even though they have yet to meet.
May 13, 2016 |
Wanda Green, of Philadelphia, went from employed to homeless. "I felt like I was a nonperson," she said. Software engineer Robert Cunningham has been out of work since April 2011 and now decamps with his sister's family in Port Richmond. "I have no place to live," he said. "I burned through my savings. " Someone fetched a tissue for Ernestine Rooker, of Philadelphia, who teared up when she described how she lost her home after losing her job in March 2014. "Usually when I get the interview, I get the job," she said.
May 11, 2016
By Michelle Nunn The saying goes that those who don't learn history are doomed to repeat it. But I fear that people who aren't familiar with one remarkable chapter in American history will be doomed not to repeat it. And it bears repeating. This chapter launched from right here in Philadelphia in the wake of World War II, when the cargo ship American Traveller left carrying 15,000 boxes of food for families clinging to survival in war-torn Europe. The shipment had been organized by a new humanitarian group called CARE.
May 5, 2016 |
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Before Tuesday, John Servis had not started a horse at Churchill Downs since May 1, 2004. Biblical rains came back then, a few hours prior to the Kentucky Derby post time of 6:12 p.m. Nothing, however, was going to stop the Servis-trained Smarty Jones from winning that Derby. This Friday, the Parx Racing-based Servis will try to pull off a career double typically reserved for Hall of Famer trainers like D. Wayne Lukas and Bob Baffert - win the Kentucky Derby and the Kentucky Oaks.
May 4, 2016 |
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J. - Charred and soggy shoes sit in a pile on the back deck of Dante Holley's home in South Jersey, the left-behind debris of a sneaker-head who was down on his luck. There's jewelry scattered around the yard, too, and lots of wet, muddy clothes, and something wild is scampering in the soffits, because last year, fire burned out the roof. Holley, 20, feels blessed and looks upbeat, though, even in the shadow of his condemned family home in Atlantic County.
April 27, 2016 |
WHEN YOU go 0-6 in the city, have the worst loss in school history, finish last in the Atlantic 10, get your only true road win against Rowan, lose to Philadelphia University in an exhibition game and are 9-22, you need drastic changes. La Salle will start next season with its top six scorers returning and six new players, four transfers and two freshmen recruits. Some of those top six scorers are going to find it harder to get playing time. The changes appear to be, in many cases, upgrades.