July 1, 2016 |
The topic was "voter anger" in the 2016 presidential election, but columnist and TV and radio host Michael Smerconish suggested that many Americans are not seething with discontent. "If there's a new silent majority in the nation, it's not tea-party activists, it's not millennials who are feeling the Bern, it's the tens of millions of Americans who are not angry but too complacent," he said. Smerconish was the featured speaker Wednesday at an event hosted by Philadelphia Media Network, parent company of the Inquirer, the Daily News, and Philly.com, at the Independence Visitor Center.
June 18, 2016 |
The Union will host the New York Red Bulls in a Round of 16 U.S. Open Cup game at 7 p.m. June 29 at Talen Energy Stadium. Also in the draw that took place Thursday, the New England Revolution will visit the NASL's New York Cosmos in the other East Region game. If the Union win, they will host the winner of the New England-Cosmos game on July 19 or 20. Major League Soccer teams received a bye until the fourth round, and the Union opened Wednesday with a 3-2 win over the visiting Harrisburg City Islanders.
June 16, 2016 |
The state Office of Open Records says reports of fund-raising for next month's Democratic National Convention need to be made public sooner, not later. The office rejected arguments by the Philadelphia Authority for Industrial Development (PAID), the agency that guaranteed a $15 million line of credit for the convention's host committee. As part of that deal, the host committee promised to file quarterly fund-raising reports to PAID, complete with donor names, amounts, and spending.
June 15, 2016 |
The Penn State football team is scheduled to host Temple at noon on Sept. 17, the school announced Monday. The Nittany Lions opened the 2015 season at Temple, and the Owls earned a 27-10 win. The last time Temple visited Beaver Stadium, in 2014, Penn State won, 30-13. Penn State also announced it will open the 2016 season in Beaver Stadium against Kent State on Sept. 3 at 3:30 p.m.. Both the Temple and Kent State games are to be shown on the Big Ten Network. The Nittany Lions had already announced a visit to Pittsburgh on Sept.
June 4, 2016 |
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - After all the hype, controversy and anticipation, the Copa América Centenario is finally here. But with just hours left until Friday's opening kickoff, one of the biggest questions about the tournament hasn't been answered. Just how big a deal is it, really? It's not the World Cup. It's not a traditional Copa América, the championship tournament for South American national teams. While that event usually has a few guest teams, this one has six from North and Central America and the Caribbean, and they're on equal footing.
May 30, 2016 |
When Connor Barwin began his career in the NFL in 2009, the Eagles defensive end, indie-rock geek, and civic activist - whose third annual benefit concert for his Make the World Better Foundation takes place at Union Transfer on Friday, with Philadelphia bands Waxahatchee and Hop Along headlining - came to a surprise realization. "I got drafted and I went to Houston," says the 29-year-old Pro Bowler, who played for the Texans before signing a six-year, $36 million contract with the Eagles in 2013.
May 27, 2016
The Philadelphia Orchestra's 2016 Asia tour is under way, with initial stops in Shanghai and Beijing. On Sunday, the orchestra did a side-by-side concert with members of the Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra. On Wednesday, Curtis Institute-trained pianist Lang Lang performed with the orchestra to a sold-out National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing. The next day, orchestra members toured the Eastman Strings workshop, and members played the Mozart Clarinet Concerto for workers and their children.
May 26, 2016 |
The Burlington City pitching combination of Nick Gares and Michael Scott put together a masterful performance Tuesday in the 11th-seeded Blue Devils' 3-0 upset of No. 6 host Riverside in the South Jersey Group 1 playoffs. Gares earned the win by allowing two hits to go with six strikeouts in five innings. Scott entered the game in the bottom of the sixth inning and struck out one batter in earning a two-inning save. The game took two days to complete after it was suspended by rain on Monday.
May 25, 2016 |
Episcopal Academy's offense carried the Churchwomen to the second seed in the Pennsylvania Independent Schools Athletic Association softball playoffs. Host Episcopal showed its might Monday in a 10-1 rout of seventh-seeded Academy of the New Church. Ariana Felizianni keyed her team's offense by going 2 for 3 with a home run, a double, and two RBIs. She scored two runs. Maya Johnston went 2 for 2 with three RBIs for the winners. Also in the first round of the PAISAA tournament, Ashley Lubisky went 2 for 3 and scored two runs as third-seeded host Springside Chestnut Hill shut out No. 6 Friends' Central, 5-0. Baseball Lincoln's Zach Degovanni knocked in the go-ahead run with a one-out sacrifice fly in the bottom of the sixth inning to give the host Railsplitters a 4-3 victory over GAMP in the third round of the Public League playoffs.
May 18, 2016
The Flyers, who will celebrate their 50th anniversary next season, announced Monday they will host the New Jersey Devils in a Sept. 28 preseason game at the PPL Center in Allentown. The arena is the home of the Flyers' AHL affiliate, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. Last Sept. 21, the Flyers scored a 5-3 preseason win over the Islanders at the PPL Center. - Sam Carchidi