March 3, 2014 |
Justin Martin had 19 points and a career-high 16 rebounds, and Xavier (20-9, 10-6 Big East) led most of the way for a 75-69 victory over No. 9 Creighton on Saturday in Cincinnati. Creighton (23-5, 13-3) couldn't catch up despite 27 points by Doug McDermott, who leads the nation in scoring. The Bluejays loss leaves Villanova (25-3, 13-2) alone in first place in the Big East. Virginia 75, Syracuse 66 - In Charlottesville, Va., Malcolm Brogdon scored eight of his 19 points during a decisive second-half run and the No. 12 Cavaliers (25-5, 16-1 ACC)
March 3, 2014 |
IT'S A WONDERFUL STORY: A youngster from the decidedly non-botanical Frankford neighborhood around Bridge Street and Torresdale Avenue grows up to be a nationally acclaimed expert in all things planting and growing. That's Mike McGrath's story, but it doesn't start with a Frankford kid potting marigolds in a Dixie cup for Mother's Day and finding his niche for life. It starts with a foxy lady at a party, with a thing for raspberries. McGrath is host of NPR's popular, Philly-based "You Bet Your Garden" program.
February 27, 2014 |
ONE month. That's all it took for WIP-FM (94.1) nighttime host Josh Innes to receive his first death threat. It happened via Twitter on Feb. 4, about four weeks after he took over the 6-to-10 weeknight shift. Innes, who came here from Houston, had been defending Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper. Cooper began the 2013 season in controversy after a video surfaced that caught him using the N-word at a Lincoln Financial Field concert. "Somebody said something to me on Twitter, and I [used the phrase]
February 26, 2014 |
THE GOOD THING is that every Olympic year when a bunch of Philadelphia bigwigs start spouting about what a great host that their city would make, we know they are just talking out of the sides of their necks for a publicity hit. It's not that Philadelphia could not pull it off; rather, the Olympic Games - Winter or Summer - simply are not worth the amount of costs, resources and inconveniences that come with them. Russia poured a record $51 billion into the just-completed 2014 Sochi Winter Games, but what did it really get out of them?
February 20, 2014 |
A FORMER CITY radio personality was indicted by a grand jury yesterday on child-sex charges. David A. Herman, 78, is charged with attempting to transport a minor to his home in St. Croix in order to have sex with her, the U.S. Attorney's Office said. Herman, who for years worked as a DJ for 93.3 WMMR, was arrested in October at the St. Croix airport after engaging in a nearly yearlong online conversation with an undercover investigator from the Bergen County, N.J., Prosecutor's Office.
February 16, 2014
BASKETBALL DISTRICT 1 CLASS AAAA FIRST ROUND Ridley 41, Conestoga 37: Mel Malseed's two free throws with one minute remaining gave the host Green Raiders a 39-37 lead. Mary Kate Rumbaugh poured in 21 points, including 16 in the second half. BICENTENNIAL SEMIFINALS Phil-Mont Christian 36, Delco Christian 26: Jana Goodman dominated with 24 points and 20 rebounds to power the host Falcons. Keyen Green added a double-double of her own with 10 points and 11 boards. Lower Moreland 46, Jenkintown 33: The host Lions secured the win with reliable free-throw shooting late in the game.
February 6, 2014 |
PHILADELPHIA Cricket Club will host the 48th PGA Professional National Championship in 2015, the PGA of America announced yesterday. The event will be held June 21 to 24 at the Wissahickon Course (formerly Flourtown) and Militia Hill Course. It will be the second time the event will be hosted in the Philadelphia PGA Section. A field of 312 will compete. The final 36 holes will be played at Wissahickon. "It is exciting to have our PGA Professional National Championship coming to Philadelphia Cricket Club, a venue that connects much of the early history of golf in this country with the design excellence of A.W. Tillinghast, who was a key advisor at our founding nearly a century ago," PGA of America president Ted Bishop said in a statement.
February 1, 2014 |
Bestselling authors and illustrators converge on Community College of Philadelphia on Saturday for the 22d African American Children's Book Fair. Participating in the free fair will be about 20 authors and illustrators including Jerry Craft, award-winning syndicated comic-strip cartoonist of Mama's Boyz ; My Best Friend illustrator E.B Lewis; Floyd Cooper, illustrator of These Hands ; Tonya Bolden, author of Finding Family ; Crystal Allen, author of How Lamar's Bad Prank Won a Bubba-Sized Trophy , and more.