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SPORTS
January 17, 2014 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
THIS ISN'T a season of understanding for the 76ers. At times it's hard to understand exactly what they are doing on the defensive end. Sometimes the offense is utterly head-scratching. Numbers don't make sense in determining the outcome of a game, and the reasoning for a win or a loss can be inexplicable. There was a bit of all of that last night at the Wells Fargo Center as the Sixers hosted the Charlotte Bobcats. When you see that the Sixers turned the ball over 24 times, another loss seemed to be a foregone conclusion.
NEWS
January 17, 2014 | BY GARY THOMPSON, Daily News Staff Writer thompsg@phillynews.com, 215-854-5992
KEVIN HART IS browsing the racks at Mitchell & Ness, looking for some free hometown sports gear, perks of being a movie star. He settles on a Flyers letterman-style jacket and a striped knit cap, also Flyers' colors. The energetic comedian then flits about the store like an orange-and-black bumblebee. Flyers garb - it may seem like an unlikely choice for a North Philly guy, two-time MVP of the NBA celebrity all-star game and co-star with LeBron James in the forthcoming comedy "Ballers.
SPORTS
January 15, 2014 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
It took a mountain of Zamboni shavings to make Tom Wallisch an Olympian. A bunny-slope skier whose ambitions were restrained by geography and climate, Wallisch collected ice rink detritus from nearby arenas and built hills in the backyard of his suburban Pittsburgh home. "When the Zamboni goes around making the ice fresh for the figure skaters and hockey players, it scoops up the ice shavings. And then they dump them out back of the arenas," Wallisch, 26, said recently. "It's pretty much like slushy snow.
SPORTS
January 13, 2014 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
BOSTON - The row of perfect-10 artistry scores they'd just accumulated were visible on an adjacent TV as Charlie White mentioned to reporters that he and Meryl Davis were "lucky to be injury-free. " The phrase animated Davis, who instantly dipped deeply as if performing one final element of the spectacular free-skate that won the ice-dancing duo a sixth national title Saturday at these 2014 U.S. Figure Skating Championships. The superstitious White merely was reaching to knock on a wood railing.
SPORTS
January 12, 2014 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
BOSTON - This city, painful as it is for Philadelphians to acknowledge, is a showcase for sports champions. The Red Sox won the World Series last fall. Tom Brady and his Patriots begin their quest for a fourth Super Bowl on Saturday. And the Celtics and Bruins have so many banners that TD Garden's rafters resemble a sports quilt. So what better setting for Meryl Davis and Charlie White to remind the skating world that they are ice dancing's world champions and 2014 Winter Olympic favorites?
NEWS
January 12, 2014 | By Michael Vitez and Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writers
Ouch. Pat Miller, 59, of Clementon, walked down her front walk at 7:15 a.m. Friday going to work, slipped on the ice, and broke the first bone of her life - her right wrist. The timing couldn't be worse. Her daughter is getting married in the first week of February. "So I'll probably have a cast," she lamented. "Maybe they can glitter it up. " Few in the Philadelphia area expected the ground to be a sheet of ice Friday morning, certainly not Miller, a secretary with Moorestown Township schools.
NEWS
January 10, 2014 | By Joseph A. Gambardello, Inquirer Staff Writer
Update: The National Weather Service has extended the flash flood watch until 10 p.m. Thursday. --- After the most frigid temperatures in two decades, an ice jam developed on the Delaware River near Trenton, and the National Weather Service warned that it might precipitate flooding in the next two days. The weather service on Wednesday posted a flood warning for parts of Bucks and Mercer Counties after the ice jam formed about a mile south of the Route 1 bridge and the river approached the 20-foot flood stage.
NEWS
January 10, 2014 | By Molly Eichel
IN THE NEW MOVIE "Ride Along," a cop, played by Ice Cube , takes his soon-to-be brother-in-law, Kevin Hart , along on his policing duties so Hart's character can prove his mettle before proposing to Cube's sister ( Tika Sumpter ). In the movie, out Jan. 17, Hart is on Cube's turf. But today, Cube is on Hart's. The co-stars, who walked the red carpet last night at the Pearl Theatre in North Philly, will be taking a tour of Philly, Hart-style. "I'm going to take him to all my stomping grounds.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 28, 2013 | By Monica Peters, For The Inquirer
Children and adults can enjoy favorite characters as Disney on Ice Presents Let's Celebrate continues through Jan. 4 at the Wells Fargo Center. The skating spectacular includes Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse and a Very Merry Unbirthday Party with friends. Lilo & Stitch will have a Hawaiian luau, and the audience will watch Woody, Jessie, Buzz Lightyear, and others in a winter wonderland. The Royal Valentine's Day Ball will feature Disney princesses including Cinderella and Tiana.
SPORTS
December 13, 2013 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
CHICAGO - After a slow start that was followed by a 10-game absence because of a concussion, former Flyers center Danny Briere has regrouped and played well in his first season with the Montreal Canadiens. On Thursday, for the first time since he has worn the famous bleu, blanc, et rouge sweater, Briere will return to the Wells Fargo Center and face the Flyers. How will the fans greet him? "I don't know what to expect," he said. Briere, bothered by injuries in his last two seasons with the Flyers, was one of the most popular players during his six years with the team.
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