July 26, 2015 |
CHICAGO - Jeff Francoeur could find himself on a new team before Friday's trade deadline, given the way he's scalded pitches since the All-Star break. With two outs in the 10th inning, Francoeur launched a two-run homer into the newly renovated leftfield bleachers at Wrigley Field to give the Phillies a 5-3 victory over the Chicago Cubs yesterday afternoon. The Phillies have won six of seven games since the break. Francoeur has been a major factor in three of those wins: This go-ahead home run was his third pivotal homer in eight days.
August 8, 1989 |
Randall Cunningham is hot. Very hot. Not just football hot, but marketing hot. Media hot. Superstar hot. It is hard to say just when it happened, but at some point in the last year the Eagles' dashing, young quarterback crossed over the line between football player and folk hero. Now Cunningham is doing what all good folk heroes do in the '80s: He is cashing in. He is doing commercials. He is selling his face on posters and T-shirts. He is hosting TV and radio shows.
January 17, 2014 |
BILL LAZOR certainly became a hot commodity after presiding over Nick Foles' development, a huge key to the Eagles' turnaround in the first season under Chip Kelly. Lazor, Kelly's quarterbacks coach, was officially named the Dolphins' offensive coordinator yesterday, a day after it was reported he was the Lions' first choice for that job. Lazor chose Miami and Ryan Tannehill over Detroit and Matt Stafford. "Bill is an accomplished coach and will be a great addition to our coaching staff," Dolphins coach Joe Philbin said in a statement released by the team.
May 5, 1994 |
Richard Dent is wearing a much higher price tag than the Eagles expected when they invited him to Veterans Stadium for contract talks this week, personnel director John Wooten said yesterday. "We were surprised," Wooten said. "Actually, shocked might be a better word. " Wooten said he and other club officials were still very interested in Dent, 33, a free-agent defensive end who won raves from coach Rich Kotite during his visit Tuesday. "We think it's a good fit," Wooten said.
August 9, 1992 |
In Barcelona they're a hot commodity - coveted by collectors and known to sell for the hefty price of $150. Only an estimated 10,000 of them are circulating around the Olympic Village in Spain. Carrying caricatures of Charles Barkley, Michael Jordan and the like, they're as good as travelers' checks. They reportedly have been traded for hotel rooms and other essentials. They are brass pins, the size of a large postage stamp, that commemorate the members of the U.S. Olympic basketball team - the Dream Team.
November 20, 2002 |
For the party that's out of power, off-year elections often serve to transform someone into a hot commodity for the next presidential election. Sometimes it's an individual who wins overwhelming reelection in an important state, as George W. Bush did in Texas four years ago. Or whose campaigning gives a decisive boost to other candidates around the country. No such person emerged for the Democrats this year. If anything, the 2002 results served only to diminish several of the usual suspects.
March 23, 1989 |
Everyone wants to be wanted. And if Mike Gminski had waited just a few more months, he would have been one of the most wanted men in the NBA. As the cream of this season's crop of unrestricted free agents, he would have had a sizable percentage of the league's general managers standing in line waiting to whisper $weet nothing$ in his ear. But there are more important things to the 76ers' center than spending the summer having his ego massaged...
August 19, 1989 |
To hear Richard Jeni tell it in his upcoming Showtime special, airing tonight at 10, he's not too fond of, among other things, game shows, naked men in locker rooms, Midwesterners and health clubs. For a guy with such diverse dislikes, then, it's not such a surprise to hear that he always considered himself an outsider. Take, for instance, this high school recollection: "I was too much of a street kid to hang out with the student government/ football people," he informs, "but not enough of an idiot to be with the drugged-out, let's-beat-up-the-other-people guys.
September 16, 1991 |
It wouldn't surprise the average fan to find out that Springfield juniors Rob Seavey and Steve Ashworth don't let friendship interfere when it comes to competing on the golf course. Ashworth is the No. 1 one golfer for the Cougars, and Seavey is No. 2, just five strokes behind. Despite the competition for the top spot - and an automatic seed in the districts - the friendship endures. "I look at it as a fun rivalry that can only make both of us better," Seavey said. On Wednesday, Springfield defeated Lower Merion 221-245 as Ashworth carded a nine-hole 37 in a match at Cobbs Creek.
September 7, 2004 |
In her article of Aug. 19, Inquirer staff writer Lini S. Kadaba reports, "Some are calling Chester Springs, 19425, the newest pearl in the heirloom string of neighborhoods of the Main Line. " The article makes further references to "new Main Line," "old Main Line" and "that Main Line feel. " As a member of a family that has resided on the Main Line for more than five generations, I'm not sure which has me angrier: the geographical falsehoods being spawned here by the promoters of the Chester Springs zip code or the shameless exploitation of the vaunted region's name.