May 29, 2016 |
Already off to a precocious start, the 2016 Atlantic hurricane season is likely to be friskier - and perhaps more destructive and costly - than those of some recent years, according to government forecasters. They also are offering, however, a potential silver lining for coastal residents, who own about $10 trillion worth of property, and U.S. taxpayers. Global warming aside, the Atlantic Basin might be undergoing a benign sea change that could mean generally less-active seasons for perhaps the next 20 years or more.
April 20, 2016
Bill Gray Hurricane expert, 86 Bill Gray, 86, a pioneer in hurricane forecasting, died Saturday in Fort Collins, Colo., according to his longtime assistant. Phil Klotzbach said Dr. Gray began researching hurricanes in 1984, long before national hurricane forecasters began publishing their forecasts. "His research on hurricanes was remarkable. He was one of the first researchers to determine why hurricanes were global, looking at water-temperature patterns and wind shear," Klotzbach said.
March 25, 2016 |
Here is a look at Thursday's NCAA South Regional semifinal, set to tip off at 7:10 p.m. Villanova keys The Wildcats excelled last weekend in winning their first two NCAA games by an average of 24.5 points. They shot 58.6 percent from the field and 48.9 percent from three-point range and held the opponent to 41 percent shooting. So it's a matter of making Miami off balance by keeping its defense stretched out with the threat of the three-point shot while driving to the hoop on occasion.
February 25, 2016 |
RALEIGH, N.C. - The Flyers played one of their best games of the season Tuesday. Their forececk was superb. Ditto their cycle. And they spent the night camped in the Carolina zone, outshooting the Hurricanes, 37-18. No matter. Carolina 3, Flyers 1. Veteran goalie Cam Ward allowed a soft first-period goal but rebounded and led Carolina to the win at sparsely filled PNC Arena. The Flyers allowed just 18 shots - equaling a season-low for an opponent - but they couldn't finish their chances as Ward made 36 saves, including an acrobatic one on Matt Read.
December 24, 2015 |
IN AN EFFORT to familiarize his team with the history of the Palestra and the city in which sophomore guard Ja'Quan Newton made headlines, Miami coach Jim Larranaga had one of his graduate assistant coaches put together a video for the 13th-ranked Hurricanes to watch before coming to Philadelphia to take on La Salle. "A lot of our players had heard of Madison Square Garden, but they never really heard of the Palestra," said Larranaga, who played at the Palestra with his alma mater, Providence College, in 1969.
December 17, 2015 |
Jake Voracek, playing left wing for the first time in four years, seemed to find a new home on Tuesday night. Voracek had a goal, two assists and seven shots as the Flyers outlasted the Carolina Hurricanes, 4-3, in overtime at the Wells Fargo Center. Voracek set up Shayne Gostisbehere for the game-winner with 3 minutes, 18 seconds left in OT, slipping a slick backhand pass to the rookie on a two-on-one. The winning sequence developed after Gostisbehere broke up Carolina's two-on-two.
November 25, 2015 |
THE QUESTIONS asked of Dave Hakstol on the morning of Monday's game against Carolina were expectedly centered on the team's scoring drought. "You guys are all talking about the scoring," the Flyers coach started to say. He was cut off and reminded that his team was last in the NHL entering play Monday night against Carolina. "You guys are all talking about the scoring," he repeated. "And absolutely, that is an issue, we haven't scored a goal in two games. " Hakstol went on to talk about getting some of the finer details in check defensively, including the Flyers' play without the puck, and the way the Flyers were giving up goals recently.
November 23, 2015 |
On one sideline, pure joy. On the other, utter defeat. For Villa Maria on Saturday, it was the latter, as the Hurricanes lost to Twin Valley, 3-1, in the PIAA State Class AA field hockey final. Defending its title, Villa Maria came out of the gates quickly at Whitehall High School, swarming the opposing Raiders, and controlling the ball for the first minutes of the match. The only problem for the Hurricanes was they couldn't find the stroke that would give them the lead.
November 16, 2015 |
RALEIGH, N.C. - Right winger Jake Voracek couldn't have scored his first goal of the season at a more opportune time, capping a furious late comeback Saturday night that gave the Flyers a stunning victory at PNC Arena. Just 37 seconds into overtime, Voracek redirected Michael Del Zotto's slap-pass past Cam Ward to lift the Flyers past Carolina, 3-2, and end his 19-game goalless streak. It was his first goal in 17 games this season. "It's a big weight off my shoulders," said Voracek, who finished fourth in the NHL with 81 points last season.
October 26, 2015 |
Inquirer staff photographer Clem Murray, on vacation at a Mexican resort, suddenly found himself and a companion in the path of Hurricane Patricia. Without time to evacuate, they hoped for the best. We left our room a little after 2 p.m. Friday and were escorted about 100 yards to the back of our resort, the Grand Mayan in Nuevo Vallarta, to an immense concrete building that looked like a parking garage, rising five levels. The building indeed housed cars but was also home to numerous departments of the Vidanta Resorts, including the executive offices, accounting, telemarketing and one level for the maintenance department.