April 1, 2015 |
NO ONE can accuse Comedy Central of making the safe, obvious choice. The network has tapped Trevor Noah to replace Jon Stewart as host of the "The Daily Show," and if you have Noah idea who he is, you're not alone. Trevor, a 31-year-old comedian from South Africa, has contributed to "The Daily Show" a handful of times during the past year, and is the son of a black South African mother and a white European father. Noah has an international presence and hosted a late-night talk show in South Africa, "Tonight With Trevor Noah.
March 20, 2015 |
The 76ers hosted the family of slain Philadelphia Police Officer Robert Wilson III for Wednesday night's game against the Detroit Pistons at the Wells Fargo Center. Shooting guard Jason Richardson gave Wilson's older son, Quahmier, a tour of the locker room and took him to meet coach Brett Brown in his office. The 10-year-old received one of Richardson's No. 23 jerseys and a pair of Nerlens Noel's Nike sneakers. One-year-old Robert Wilson IV and other family members watched the Sixers' pregame on-court workouts from the team's bench.
March 15, 2015 |
Bad news for these newscasters TV folks are flying like falls! Nancy Snyderman , NBC medical correspondent, said Thursday she's leaving. She made too much news in October, after she went to the Peasant Grill in Hopewell, N.J., and thus busted a voluntary Ebola-virus quarantine. As if NBC needed more tsuris . And Emmy-winning Univision guy Rodner Figueroa is also gone, three days after he said on El Gordo y La Flaca that first spouse Michelle Obama "looks like she's from the cast of Planet of the Apes.
March 7, 2015 |
Archbishop Wood's Chad Haegele, the 132-pound No. 2 seed from the Northeast Region, defeated Pennridge's Josh Stillings, the Southeast No. 2, 9-3, Thursday night in the first round of the PIAA Class AAA wrestling tournament at the Giant Center in Hershey. In other first-round action: 106. Pennridge's Matt Parker, the No. 1 seed in the Southeast Region, defeated Northwest No. 4, Kolby Ho (Dubois), 10-2. Council Rock North's Aiden Burke, the Southeast's No. 2, edged out South Central second-seed Dalton Rohrbaugh of Spring Grove, 2-1. Jakob Campbell, the third seed from Boyertown, clipped Southwest No. 4 Logan Macri (Canon-McMillan)
March 6, 2015 |
The 2018 BMW Championship, a playoff event on the PGA Tour, is on its way to Aronimink Golf Club after the club's membership voted unanimously Wednesday to approve hosting the tournament. While there are no dates set as yet for the tournament, it traditionally has been the penultimate event of the tour's FedEx Cup playoffs in mid-September. The top 70 players in the FedEx Cup standings compete in the tournament. The contestants who are in the top 30 of the standings at the conclusion of the event move on to the season-ending Tour Championship, which will pay the Cup champion $10 million this year.
March 3, 2015 |
Triumph Group , whose 14,000 workers make aircraft parts in 21 U.S. states, Latin America, Europe, and Asia, hosted a grateful Welsh leader at its Tredyffrin Township headquarters last week. Carwyn Jones, first minister of Wales, one of the four nations that form the United Kingdom (England is the biggest), made the journey Thursday. He said he did not feel too foreign. "The Welsh know about Pennsylvania," he said. Founder William Penn sold a chunk of Tredyffrin in the late 1600s to Welsh settlers, who named it (based on the Welsh for "valley town")
March 2, 2015 |
St. Augustine captured its eighth Cape-Atlantic League title, and first since 2011, with a 71-60 triumph over Holy Spirit at Stockton College on Saturday afternoon. Sophomore guard Sa'eed Nelson paced the Hermits with 27 points, 10 assists, and seven rebounds. Sophomore forward Justyn Mutts scored 21 points and grabbed six rebounds. Tri-County Classic. Gloucester Catholic's Matt Green contributed from the inside and the outside in the host Rams' 68-23 win over Pitman. The senior forward scored 13 points and connected four times from beyond the arc. He also grabbed seven rebounds and dished out six assists.
February 24, 2015 |
SO THAT HAPPENED. The 87th annual Academy Awards had its moments, but too many of them were uh-huh moments. Host Neil Patrick Harris onstage in his tighty whities, a la "Birdman. " Anna Kendrick and Philly's Kevin Hart presenting the award for animated short because, well, they're animated. And short. Harris' following the Oscar win of "Whiplash" star J.K. Simmons with, "He won Oscar . . . ," set to the tune of the jingle for Simmons' Farmers Insurance ads. Yep, Oscar, the Everest of hosting gigs, has left yet another promising host stranded short of the summit.
February 20, 2015 |
THE PGA TOUR will be back in the Philadelphia area in 2018, following a 7-year absence. The Daily News has confirmed a Comcast SportsNet report that Newtown Square's Aronimink Country Club will host the BMW Championship in mid-September of that year. That event, the third leg of the FedExCup playoffs, is held at different venues throughout the country. It won't become official until the club's membership votes to accept on March 4, but sources say that isn't expected to be an issue.